• Kevin Who replied to the topic Resolution


    If there was any question about Jodie Whittaker truly owning the role of the Doctor, any doubts were erased here. I never once thought about who was portraying the Doctor. I saw and heard, simply, the Doctor.

    I don’t so much have doubts as reservations.  I’ve only seen one each Second and Fifth Doctor episode, and a handful apiece of Third…[Read more]

  • @kevinwho @nerys

    Can we not feed the troll please.

  • @magickirin – Sorry, I agree with @nerys and @missy here.  If the Twelfth Doctor didn’t entertain you, well, then he didn’t, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t entertaining at all.

    It all depends on what you value.  I want sense of wonder, originality, audacity, and for the show and its episodes to explore the show’s and episodes’ premises, and on t…[Read more]

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


    Allowing for by biased views on a female Doctor, I Read the article, and every point she made applies to each of the previous Doctors?

    More likely she preferred a female Doctor, and that’s all right, but all the attributes mentioned can also be said of the first four males(2005)


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


    Thank you  for that, but I meant this last series. I knew about the above, as I always looked to see who wrote an episode and who directed.

    Rachel Talahay is an excellent director, and I wondered whether CC had written anything for her to direct.

    Whilst here, can anyone tell me why Steven Moffat should feel the need to apologise for his…[Read more]

  • @nerys, @ichabod, @craig

    I suppose this discussion really should be over on the Films thread, but I also suppose spoilers are less of an issue when it comes to Blade Runner, as it seems unlikely than there is anyone with internet access who is not aware of the film.

    For me, it will always be the original theatrical version with the voice-over. I…[Read more]

  • @craig @pedant @kevinwho @nerys

    I think we know exactly who we’re with, right?

    Craig’s correct. Let’s not bother with the nasties who do an occasional fly-by. Talk of a character being a coward etc isn’t nice. If I were in charge of the sandpit, I’d be turning away. I think that’s a good plan. Otherwise he might need to delete whole…[Read more]

  • @kevinwho @nerys

    But I think we can all be with @craig

  • @nerys

    I think what happened in “It Takes You Away” really made him face the fact that she is gone, never to return.

    Agree completely.  It’s interesting to speculate if he would have gone ahead and shot Mr. Stenza if it hadn’t been for “It Takes You Away.”

    And it’s all too easy for those of us who’ve faced injustice or want a wrong righted (or…[Read more]

  • @tardigrade

    Tim Shaw found a new level of ineffectiveness, protected by feeble “sniper” bots and personally able to be bested by one untrained old guy with a gun. His only significant power was by proxy, through his influence on the Ux.

    Absolutely! He was “pretty crap” as a villain. Graham and “the gang” had been to a variety of places nipping hom…[Read more]

  • @nerys

    When we first meet and look up to an authority figure…

    That’s a good point.  When using firearms came up during The Ghost Monument, I wasn’t actually seeing this Doctor as an authority figure, because she struck me at that point as trying to be a friend to the rest of the TARDIS Team rather than a superior.

    But a) that’s not how…[Read more]

  • idiotsavon replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    This episode for me is the gift that keeps giving, it’s so rich with allusions.

    Thanks @nerys for your post. 🙂

    @cathannabel I absolutely love Gide, The Vatican Cellars and The Counterfeiters being among my all-time favourite books. Haven’t read Theseus though, so that’s really fascinating thank you.

    I totally see your point and agree, @mudlark,…[Read more]

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  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @nerys – I think it might the the third time I’ve posted it on this site. I tend to have it primed and ready to go wherever I go to discuss this season. Feels a little sad that it’s needed.

    We do indeed. Because we’re not on a ladder or staircase of progress, it’s more like an Escher picture. Or an escalator where the steps keep turning into a…[Read more]

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