• PhaseShift replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @toinfinityandbepond

    At 41! I popped in to share the link myself, after I put a short comment about his encouragement over the years.

    Hope everyone else is fine. Sorry I haven’t been around but .. it’s a long story.

    Best regards.

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor

    @jimthefish @jannetteb @blenkinsopthebrave

    The novelisation of Day of the Doctor is an absolute joy. Other books in the range by Russell ‘the’ Davies (a nod to ‘fiveish doctors’ there) and Paul Cornell all seemed to try to go for the Terrance Dicks approach (and why not). Day of the Doctor has a clear authorial voice – if you’ve listened to…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor

    Well, I’m settled down in the Lakes (our nearest neighbour is half a mile away – and she’s a sheep) with a small, but still medically inadvisable glass of wine, and enjoying the shit out of this.

    It brings back a lot of warm memories.

    Just to note Moffat has temporarily rejoined Twitter and is posting a Twitter commentary which is quite nice of…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    I hope everyone is well and safe. Best wishes to @bluesqueakpip – hope you have a speedy recovery.

    I disappeared after the finale because the Coronavirus issue led to some emergency work with a couple of utility clients about emergency preparedness. It’s actually been a sobering experience looking at the reaction to this. I apologise to @rob if…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @bluesqueakpip

    While I take your points and believe you can rationalise these choices of dialogue either way I think my main point is still that when you go down the path that this seems to be going, you have to be very trope aware so you don’t fall into those narrarive traps.

    The above article from @jimthefish is a good exploration of how…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @jimthefish

    That is an excellent read Jim (it popped up in my Google recommend feed this afternoon) and I’d recommend it to everyone.

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @badwolfalice

    I hope the next series makes it clear that the reason the Doctor is so different, personality-wise, to most other Time Lords is not because she’s the Timeless Child, but because she’s the Doctor. I don’t think it would send a very good message to the audience if the only reason she decided to escape from being a puppet to the Time…

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  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @amphiaraus

    You forgot to include the terms “SJW” and “woke”. Otherwise, a fine effort. Or, in real money, completely desperate.

    A good evening to you.

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @bluesquakpip

    Let’s be clear here, because I think one of us needs to take a break from internet comment.

    I went with you though your displeasure with the Capaldi era. I don’t think I hectored you or even tried to change your mind. I think I was the first person to highlight the unDoctorly behaviour of Capaldi in S10. But I gave you, I hope, the…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Quick question.

    If regenerative ability is down to the special ability of the Timeless Child, and therefore not exposure to the Time Vortex as has been established previously then how do we think that Amy got that extra bit of “Doctor juice” to create baby Melody? Perhaps it really was a ‘Big Bang’!

    Of course that would mean that that … Oh no.…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    And no apologies for misattriubution of comments. Does this demand a recount. Did we reach quorum!? We need answers!

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    And no apologies for misattriubution of comments. Does this demand a recount. Did we reach quorum!? We need answers!

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    I knew it was my first post that drew your ire @bluesqueakpip. The response spoke volumes.

    But ‘I repeat’ this is as cynical a fanwank as you are likely to experience.

    I’ve explained my reasons. Your response is pretty poor. I think that the obfuscation and misattriubution paints a picture. And then colours it in.

    Go at it.I have no grist to…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @bluesqueakpip

    But I suppose my main point is that I’m developing a deep suspicion that had the Holmes/Hinchcliffe/Nation plot points been broadcast under the name ‘Chris Chibnall’, you would even now be telling me how awful they are.

    Well that’s a rather lame attempt to paint me as a ‘bowelstreak’ type naysayer, isn’t it? Especially when coupl…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    I respect your opinion @bluesqueakpip , but also note that your response is an inelegant method of not answering my main point. What’s the reason for the Timeless Child retcon?

    Holmes wanted to eventually write a high stakes story about the ‘death’ of the Doctor and seeded these ideas that would feed into it and establish those high stakes.…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Well, what can I say? …

    That was as cynical a bit of fanwank as you are likely to experience. A “story” that the legendary Craig Hinton (the undisputed ‘King of Fanwank’ in Doctor Who novels) would have cried at not being able to write.

    Don’t get me wrong – I love a good rewrite of history. As a Doctor Who fan of old you come to appreciate…[Read more]

  • Really enjoyed this post Jim and I’d like to quote it on something I’m developing. I think you make great points on some of SMs strengths and weaknesses, but it’s really the narrative of the “between” era and the […]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    Oh dear… Bored now.

    Take it by PM to Craig. As I suggested. A good while ago. You remember?

    Any further additions will be DELETED. To allow the rest of the Forum to get on with enjoying themselves.

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Fair enough – get what you want from the site. It should be a place like that. I think that was the intention.

    Have a good time.

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    @peacefrog

    I think most forum users here are experienced enough to see:

    1. You started this chain of events
    2. You’ve tried to propogate the argument to stupid lengths
    3. Your grandstanding is embarrassing, even towards the lurkers who just want a bit of argy-bargy

    If you want to have a laugh and and a joke, talk Who and post a couple of choona…[Read more]

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