• MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @missy I would have liked to see Twelve learn that he brought Missy around to the side of “gud” too given how the Testimony works, especially as she was the one constant in his grand arc as it were, but at the same time that would have compromised the nature of her demise — “Without hope, without witness, without reward”.  Between that and…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @ichabod You make good points on the memory issue.  Of course this was considered in Series 9 with the Ashildr/Me arc, with the idea of her human brain not able to hold all the memories of her evolving existence, and the larger conceit of characters forgetting/being made to forget/remembering things in turn, starting with Davros remembering his…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @jimthefish @thane16  A belated thank you for the good vibes.  Heaven knows my country needs them right now… 😉

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    Hello all,

    I’ve had a run of bad luck lately that isn’t letting up, and a bad case of cabin fever in this rough Midwestern winter.  I had been hoping to get out to the Regeneration Who con in Baltimore (late next month) to meet Peter Capaldi — my parents wanted to make the trip my 40th birthday present — but circumstances are not looking…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @trinajoanne  I have found Blogtor Who (blogtorwho.com) to be the best of the unofficial news sites for collecting legit stories/press releases about all aspects of the Whoniverse, including other projects the cast and crew are busy with.

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @tardis123 @bluesqueakpip  It’s either one or the other, which the Testimony specifically gives as a “present” to the Doctor.  🙂

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    Okay, thinking back on what people (here and elsewhere) were hoping/expecting to see in this one — I was glad this story didn’t turn out to be the First and Twelfth Doctor’s sides of “The Day of the Doctor”, but why wasn’t Susan Foreman brought back for a cameo?  Apparently Peter Capaldi hoped his Doctor would meet her, and they did find a way…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @tardigrade The Doctor may have bought into it with the Library, but at this point he’s had experience with the Nethersphere too, so he has some reason to have doubts over whether such a concept works/is a good thing or not, I suppose.

    Regarding the cue cards, I was okay with them, though I can see where some thought this overplayed Twelve’s…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @jimthefish The Moff has said that “The Doctor Falls” was supposed to be the regeneration but Chibnall didn’t want to introduce Thirteen for Christmas and the show wouldn’t get any more Christmas specials if they skipped a year, so Moff decided to go with the coda approach you mentioned to squeeze out one more story for Twelve.  And yes, I did…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    I notice that one question people have with this one is “Why bring back Rusty the Dalek, of all 12th Doctor-specific characters?”  Here’s my theory:

    It fits in with the episode’s larger war-and-peace, soldiers and Doctors motif.  Rusty is sort of the bad counterpart to the good Captain, stuck in a situation he didn’t create.  Thanks to the po…[Read more]

  • @nerys The article was written and posted before the Christmas special aired, and isn’t discussing it with regards to the endings of Clara and Bill.  The author is just referring to their respective fates in “Hell Bent” and “The Doctor Falls” — both women die, at least in a metaphorical sense, and the Doctor isn’t able to do anything for them as…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @bluesqueakpip I wouldn’t say the Doctors were being villainous for not wanting to regenerate — One doesn’t know what the future holds and is just scared (and gets even more scared when he finds out that sorrows await him), while Twelve was just tired and probably feeling like a failure who might as well stop trying to help others, based on the…[Read more]

  • Check out this retrospective piece and let me know what you all think:

    Farewell to Peter Capaldi’s Underrated Time on Doctor Who

  • MissRori replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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  • I do hope that the Twelfth Doctor is given a reason to keep on living that’s more than just “the universe needs the Doctor”.  To quote Homer Simpson, “Can’t somebody else do it?”  😉  The universe hasn’t given this Doctor enough back; I can’t blame him — given what he’s just gone through — for wanting to embrace eternal rest if that’s the co…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig Yikes!  No one is safe from the trolls anymore…

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