• Oblique replied to the topic The Power of the Doctor

    Apologies for the huge incursion made by the addition of the link I posted, above. I bow my head in shame… It has nothing to do with The Power of The Doctor and a digression from topic.

  • Oblique replied to the topic The Power of the Doctor

    Hi @devilishrobby.

    I think, the article I scanned was published by Giant Freakin Robot.

    I refer to a ‘clean slate’ as it was a phrase used in the article and not myself making a guess; however, this be GFR elaborating on what little was known at the time though much of tallies in an  on-line post of November 3rd which in  similar vein  ca…[Read more]

  • Oblique replied to the topic The Power of the Doctor

    Head of UNIT Kate Stewart is recruiting field agents from the Doctor’s companions. Tegan and Ace are two of them, but its tempting to think about who the other operatives may be. We saw a glimpse of Jo Grant at the inaugural meeting of the companions support group. (Lovely to see Katy Manning, albeit perched on the sidelines.) I wonder if RTD…[Read more]

  • Oblique replied to the topic The Power of the Doctor

    You know, having to script a feature-length episode of Doctor Who and a regeneration story to boot must have been a daunting prospect for Chris C. Trying to please all of the people all of the time; keeping the BBC happy: fingers crossed for good ratings; fulfilling anticipation of much-loved arch-enemies; content as well as context; nuanced…[Read more]

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  • Oblique replied to the topic The Power of the Doctor

    To @nerys – I agree with your comments.

    Plot exposition: it has to go somewhere!” Viewers don’t want to get left behind.

    Daleks & Cybermen: epic finale, or a case of diminishing returns?

    Reasons to stay tuned: Sacha Dhawan:  so-so-so charismatic. Gender-fluid fashion works for me every time, btw. David in costume: Space-time Regeneration…[Read more]

  • Oblique replied to the topic Death in Heaven

    For those of you with Tissue Compression Eliminators, who would dearly like who would like to point them my way… read on, and be pleasantly surprised.

    The final story of the season, and one that reunites the characters of U.N.I.T from Day of the Doctor which neatly tops and tails what is – series 8. A season as much about Clara as it is the D…[Read more]

  • Oblique replied to the topic Dark Water

    I think the days of monsters may have seen its day as we move into more psychological territory and of late, themes of myth and spirituality

  • Oblique replied to the topic Dark Water

    Nicely paced story. It felt as if there was time to keep abreast rather than trying to process too much information too quickly, given the time in which stories have to be told, or do they? I’d love to see longer episodes. It would be great if season finales were handled this way.

    Ah yes, the misleading spoiler. I may have said elsewhere that an…[Read more]

  • Oblique replied to the topic Flatline

    @PhaseShift

    But here you are, boring me already. Go away…watch this series, the one you’ve been commenting on, the ONE WITH CLARA, and then report back.

    Because I wrote:

    But as I didn’t watch anything beyond Clara’s debut, then I’m probably not in a position to surmise…

    The line to which you take offence is an adjunct, something I overlooked…[Read more]

  • Oblique replied to the topic Flatline

    @Purofilion

    But as I didn’t watch anything beyond Clara’s debut, then I’m probably not in a position to surmise…

    Oblique X

  • Oblique replied to the topic Flatline

    @purofilion

    Did you believe the Doctor was seeing things in Clara that could be interesting/useful to another person/multiform?

    The Doctor is usually one step ahead of the game, and he’s reaction was one of surprise and he didn’t recognise the Clara Oswald he thought he knew. To nudge thinks along the Doctor has been speeding up her evolution so…[Read more]

  • Oblique replied to the topic In the Forest of the Night

     

    Magical?

    Wasn’t it – all those  fake trees, some cheaper effects, ( taxi, bollard, LION…. )

    So: girl vanishes, sister dreams up global forest overnight, London, Bigger on the inside (yeah whatever) Clara – Danny,  walk, walk, walk, the TARDIS, flamethrowers, tree with plot exposition, 2 wolves and a tiger… handy fence with huge gaps betwe…[Read more]

  • Oblique replied to the topic Flatline

    @Purofilion

    Yes, this is a family show, you’re absolutely right and so perhaps engaging with the story, any story, comes from sharing the experience with those around us. Watching it with the children may make the experience different, than watching it alone –  how sad.

    Personally I’ve never watched Who for laughs. I’ve written elsewhere: the s…[Read more]

  • Oblique replied to the topic Flatline

    It’s wonderful now that we live in the age computer generated graphics because so much more is possible and effects make easy television.

    This story walked through on stilts when it could have been so much more. It feels like a tick-box episode… a finger buffet.

    Finally, due to popular demand a female Doctor! Hopefully the closest we’ll ever…[Read more]

  • Oblique replied to the topic Mummy on the Orient Express

    @idiotsavon

    Good choice. I think its Sylvester’s best story. Let me know what you think…. Enjoy

    Oblique X

  • Oblique replied to the topic Mummy on the Orient Express

    ‘And then there were none’

    Oblique x

  • Oblique replied to the topic Mummy on the Orient Express

    Thommck

    I’m not sure where I mislead you?? I wasn’t implying that Clara was the Doctor’s ‘Mummy’ ???

    I think this is the episode in which we see the pretty companion walking away from the Doctor.

    We’re being shown it now, because its not going to happen like that.  She’s made her choice.  This ending – this type of happy/sad ending -wont be r…[Read more]

  • Oblique replied to the topic Mummy on the Orient Express

    Ah! So the titles are misnomers…

    I failed to get the joke because I haven’t seen the episodes referred to.

    Oblique X

  • Oblique replied to the topic Mummy on the Orient Express

    On Clara:

    Didn’t she look lovely… so nicely and memorably turned-out for her final foray in the TARDIS. And then after the big-build up she changes her mind. Oh! Well that’s never been done before, but what an anti-climax. Maybe its possible to be a  little in love with an older man.

    Also, I  suspect, this is goodbye now because Clara is…[Read more]

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