I guess the DNA bombs didn’t kill Tzim-Sha? Was his decrepit condition due to old age or the effects of the DNA bombs?
He must have been quite upset at the Doctor. The distress calls may have been a way get the Doctor to come to that planet. If I was going to set a trap for the Doctor then a planet that attacks the brain would be us…[Read more]
Second watch confirmed this as my favorite episode so far this season.
Funny how on my first viewing I didn’t notice Eric’s shirt had Slayer written in mirror image when he was on the other side of the portal. Returned to normal once he got back to the normal side. Nice touch.
I wonder if Ryan and Yaz will pack a lunch next time out?
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Fun episode! Lots of things to digest….which is what makes Doctor Who fun for me.</p>
Being male, I couldn’t help but chuckle how a sentient universe understands how gullible we can be. It didnt even try to trick the Doctor or Jaz with memories of a departed loved one to make them want to stay. Maybe gave…[Read more]
This episode seemed like the same basic story as Rosa…..just told in a different setting. I can’t tell if the writing is genius or lazy.
Possible theme for the season in that most every episode has a threatening being and threatening ideal. Except for the first episode…..maybe that one is supposed to stand alone for introductory re…[Read more]
Enjoyed the episode…..except for the doctor turning her back and walking away as the trigger is pulled. She swore she would never do that…..again. I guess that old saying is still true…..”The Doctor lies”.
Was completely unfamiliar with the story of India>Pakistan partition….from the people’s perspective that is. Glad I was able to he…[Read more]
Lesson to be learned….
When the Doctors asks you to “Be sure” then you better be sure because your next waking moment can be spent looking at the business end of a sonic mine in the final seconds before detonation.
Feels like the story just missed it a bit. I was waiting for the moment when they exceeded the range of the translation…[Read more]
Just finished reading several online articles about the American audience using subtitles to understand Jodie and Mandip’s accent…
We have no trouble with their accents over here. The television program that interviewed Jodie is a parody of a nightly news/talk show. They are pranksters. The subtitles were obviously a joke. Appa…[Read more]
Did anybody else have a bit of a reaction to how often JoDoc uses the sonic?
I didn’t focus on how often it was used as much as HOW it was used. As the end of the episode grew near, I began to wonder which mode she would use each time she pulled it of her pocket. Seems like it has at least two modes……(1.)going to poke a wil…[Read more]
The sniper bots were terrible shots. The native inhabitants must not have been nearly as quick as humans. Or perhaps they trained at the Storm Trooper Academy…
I think I am enjoying the companion introductions without them being seduced by the capabilities of the TARDIS…..at least right away. From their point of view, the best fe…[Read more]
Upon second viewing…
The contestants just needed to arrive at the Ghost Monument site. Viewing the monument wasn’t required.
Ghost Monument appears roughly every 1000 rotations or so….not years like I previously thought.
I can’t stop thinking about the contest. The prize to the winner suggests there must have been spectators. Th…[Read more]
We got the Title sequence here in the States this time. New visuals…..familiar time. Was a little disappointed by that.
To win the contest…..didn’t one have to witness the Ghost Monument or just arrive where it normally appears? Need a second viewing….as usual. 🙂
Very surprised the Doctor was so defeated at the end…..I was tot…[Read more]
What do you mean by intro segment?
Not it sure what to call it exactly……Title Sequence maybe?
The bit that is played right after the opening scene of each episode. Usually a tune, with a video representation of moving though space-time…..during which the TARDIS appears at some point.
I suspect we didn’t get that…[Read more]
Thank you for the explanation @kharis. I suspected as much but wasn’t really all that certain.
Not sure what is my favorite part of the episode….I liked how the Doctor shouted at the hunter to stand still and then bolted in pursuit when it fled. Got a kick out of that wouldn’t be the first instinct reaction for us mortals.
Early o…[Read more]
Great episode. I have been looking forward in anticipation to see the chemistry between these two and I wasn’t disappointed. Fantastic season!
I was a bit surprised that River didn’t pick up on who he was but then again she was used to a doctor who normally fumbles about. CapDoc just stood back and let the madness happen around hi…[Read more]
Wow, was finally able to read all the comments on all the pages. Great discussion.
I still can’t help but think the Doctor realized that Clara failed to reverse the polarity and in fact rendered the neural block useless so he decided to fake his memory wipe. It just seemed that way to me when I re-watched the episode. His mannerisms seem to sh…[Read more]
hello and welcome to you from the friendly hybrid. Glad you loved it too -a lot of people did. We’re one of them.
Thank you for the welcome. I was exposed to Doctor Who via BBC America a few seasons ago right about the time that Clara became a regular on the show. I soon found a way to watch all the episodes beginning with Rose and…[Read more]
Yep – and since the Clara tribute was still on it, we can deduce that it was carried to Nevada, rather then went under its own steam.
Agreed. Well deduced.
Taking that thought a bit further….I presume Clara must have been very moved to see the tribute left on the outside of the tardis. She no doubt would have known exactly who did…[Read more]
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