• 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]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @jimthefish

    Part of me wonders if Chibnall likes wearing hair shirts. His younger self accused Pip & Jane Baker of producing a story based on the Doctor & companion running down a corridor. For his first Who episode in “42” that’s essentially what he has Martha doing.

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    All of which leads me to ask: are we witnessing the John…

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  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @badwolfalice

    I don’t know if the Doctor himself knows how to travel the timelines. Poßibly just the TARDIS operating in 11 dimensions can work it. The only time I can think that the Doctor did it (other than Pyramids of Mars, where it was inevitable) is the implied reunion between 11 and Amelia at the end of Angels take Manhattan. Amy and Rory…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    What a great track! I am blessed!

    I did get MrsP to help me (with my arthritis) and she loved it too!

    Wishing you the best xxx

    Thanks for bringing so much joy into our lives!

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    @peacefrog

    ..And yet you initiated this exchange and continue to do so. How very pedantic sorry pedestrian of you? All I want is for you to enjoy your time by conversing with like minded people. I’m guessing that’s not what you want is it?

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    @peacefrog

    You….almost died…?!

    Break out the tambourines MrsP and let us praise the Lord!!

    (You started this newbie – as you say, get over yourself, deal with whatever inner demons you have 😉 )

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    With discussions of alternative timelines and a certain cognitive dissonance required to watch the upbeat Doctor 13 takle climate change then what can I do?

    Well, this guy Bill McClintock could help. He’s a You Tube remixer of some repute.

    His channel is seriously funny if you have a bit of knowledge about rock/metal.
    His mashup of slayer &…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    My dear @peacefrog, I didn’t realise you had such talent!

    To pick up on the everyday finger fumble by the arthritic trying to use a touchpad! Lawks alordy! Trances = Frances.

    God bless you! Your parents must be so proud!! I’ll show MrsP your post tomorrow. She. Will. Be . ASTOUNDED!!!

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @bluesqueakpip

    While I’m sniggering I’ll just point out I may have arrived at a (admittedly poor) reason for last week’s mindwipe.

    The first Mindwipe was completed by the Timelords on Jamie & Zoe. If we are looking at the lies of Timelords then the memory wipe will do. Could be a reminder the TLs do have this power and the DoctorMaster may have…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    @nerys

    I did mean to post a response to your question earlier, but things happen.

    In the BG episodes the mindwipe never happened. Well, once, but in a different way. And is wasn’t the Doctor who performed it.

    When we finally meet the Timelords at the end of Patrick Troughtons’s run (The War Games), they mindwipe Jamie and Zoe (the companions)…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @badwolfalice @ollie14

    Just on the timelines question, yes there is a lot of history here. They are distinct from Alternate Universes in that they exist within our universe as possibilities and can be accessed only by time travel. From one starting point a myriad of possibilities are possible and the Time Lords used to monitor them all looking…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @craig

    I’ve seen Tim Minchen a few times. The last time was a few months ago. For a 50th Birthday treat we spent a week in Cardiff, with his gig being the cornerstone of the trip. Highly recommended to everyone.

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Orphan 55

    Just to say (if you don’t know) an Orphan planet is a real term for a planet that doesn’t orbit a star and usually adopts an eccentric orbit around galactic central point. They are thought to begin life around stars until something catestrophic occurs (supernova, encounter with a neutron star / black hole, etc). They are thought to be quite…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Orphan 55

    I actually watched this on Monday night, and then spent a while thinking how I could engage meaningfully with this episode. Then I come in and see so many of you have given it a thorough kicking, and I needn’t have worried. 😉 And @whisht deserves a good star for that post. Marvellous!

    And @bluesqueakpip is on the money here. I don’t mind made…[Read more]

  • @Jimthefish

    Great to “see” you again.! 😉

    As soon as I watched spyfall PT 2 that minor exchange from Hell Bent came straight back to me. Made me realise how I missed a lot of insight by contributors on here.

    Pretty much agree with everything you say here, but to be charitable to Chibnall, I think the fate of Solomon was requested by Moffat. It…[Read more]

  • @juniperfish

    While I think they did leave the ending ambiguous, I have a feeling this may be a one – shot like Jekyll (The BBC commissioned it while RTD was in charge because they wanted to see if he could deliver a project like that and take charge of Doctor Who).

    I’ve seen all of Penny Dreadful and I think once it settled down it became a…[Read more]

  • @Juniperfish

    Like your style. I will attribute you and other contributers with these and any further observations in my retirement project – A Book entitled “Steven Moffat and his BBC projects – What the hell was going on there?!”. The truth is in here. 😉

    I was quite surprised by the relatively minor part played by Mina, but I think the Lucy…[Read more]

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