• ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The End of the World

    @vickymallard @winston

    Yes, those interesting aliens (a nod to the 70’s series The Curse of Peladon?) and lots of hints as to the fate of Gallifrey. And without the oft unsuccessfully employed device of the ‘regeneration trauma’, Ecclestone makes a convincing and intriguing alien in a humanoid body.

    If you’re a huge 10 fan (and there are a lot)…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic Rose

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>@dentarthurdent @vickymallard</p>
    if you are to venture into Classic Who, Phillip Hinchcliff/Roberts Holmes tenure is by far the best… 1975-1977. From ‘ark in space’ to ‘talons of weng chiang.’ Mostly gold. It fell foul of the ‘is this a kids’ show or what?’ controversy.

    There are classics from all eras… ‘terror o…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic Rose

    @vickymallard @dentarthurdent

    Plastic Mickey. Man eating bins… ‘leave it to me, I’m  a gymnast!’ (in so many words) and yes lots of planets have a north.

    Rose the story was lightweight in a good way. Light touch. We all know Who can do Preposterous and Pompous. But a nod to Spearhead from Space/Terror of the Autons, nothing too alarming…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Church on Ruby Road

    @vickymallard

    did you START with Ruby Road?? You need to see the previous 3 too really… I’m sure you are/have…

    the singing… a shock I admit. But I think RTD was channeling the Steven Moffat’s annual raid on popular Xmas culture. Otherwise everything will be fantastic after The Toymaker (which is why you need to watch the others).

    I took a br…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent

    cheers. I need to look at that!

    Blink territory? Absolutely! I stress ‘almost!’ Blink is the gold standard, from the casting of Cary Mulligan to the gorgeous subplot with the detective, and the scene in the backroom of the video shop.

    A shame the Angel’s mystique then became a bit tarnished.

    Those Moffat stories from NuWho…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent @janetteb

    Mummy was Mathieson’s favourite? I really like it. Almost Blink standard. Maybe the questions of why Gus suddenly releases the girls or who it was/represented nag a bit. And the business of not seeing the Doctor rescue everybody at the end. In an AU that’s the season ender and Missy was actually manipulating the For…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb @dentarthurdent

    The Girl Who Died was co-written with Moffat. I love the hints of what I see as an abandoned story arc – unless it’s yet to ‘mature.’ Not many people agree and I doubt anything will come from it. But I haven’t quite given up yet…

    The Girl Who Died… Katarina died and so did Sara (in the same series!) AU uberLiz got…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic Oxygen

    @dentarthurdent

    Huge fan of Oxygen… to paraphrase 4 in City of Death, ‘I love your high threat space horror. It’s so scary.’

    If Mary Whitehouse had still been with us she’d have been frothing at the mouth.

    Awesome. Curiously quite difficult to rewatch. I tried and maybe I was depressed about Chib and the damage done. Maybe I was genuinely…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The End of Time

    Of course the ‘Hand’ taken by 7 was Omega’s, not Rassilon’s. This also effects my comment on Hell Bent.

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Giggle

    @graemelewis

    this is all very well and good but give us some jokes about cheese…

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The End of Time

    @dentarthurdent @vickymallard

    No. The jump from Vinvocci ship wasn’t great. I suppose the glass ceiling slowed him up, and he’s been around so long that by then, like Ashildr, he’s become brilliant at Crazy Stuff that should kill you. And we know he’ll regenerate soon.

    One Vinvocci is a very funny man from the Horrible Histories team. The oth…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic Hell Bent

    @dentarthurdent

    Just a theory… application of The Razor of Occam; do not duplicate broken chamelion circuits unnecessarily.

    As far as we know only the Doctor has a sentient tardis. But maybe not. Maybe chamelion circuits are always prone to failure. Like the legendary British Leyland fully detachable door handles…

    Not even saying that it’…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic Hell Bent

    @dentarthurdent

    well… actually I SPECULATE there could be just ONE police box/diner/sexyidris tardis

    My bonkers flow chart looks like this:

    Hell Bent: 12 steals tardis

    > taken by ‘frozen’ Clara and Ashildr, who reunite mindwiped 12 with his tardis and tour the cosmos in an American Diner

    > in due course one or t’other or both realise 11 has…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic Planet of the Dead

    @vickymallard

    sorry for the spoilery… in fact, although some sources quote The War Games (1969!) as the origin of the idea of the stolen tardis, I can’t find a single mention. The doctor admits to being a renegade and at that point his navigation is hopeless so you might infer that he shouldn’t be left in charge of a tardis.

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic Hell Bent

    @dentarthurdent

    The doctor lies. The writers mislead.

    but apologies for spoilery…

    We think Clara stopped The Doctor from stealing the ‘wrong’ Tardis because…

    1. That was the point of the episode

    2. Clara said ‘I’m the impossible girl!’ So the event must be a case in point (??)

    BUT

    in Hell Bent, the Doctor also stole a tardis which ended u…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic Planet of the Dead

    @vickymallard  @dentarthurdent

    Planet of The Dead got a lot of stick when it came out. Cracking adventure, I thought, with lots of interesting angles: no Tardis; interesting alien species – maybe reminiscent of the swarm in Invisible Enemy and the Formasi in Leisure Hive – but there a finite number of tropes; antagonistic prospective companion;…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Church on Ruby Road

    @brewski

    … no footprints in the snow…? Legolas? Maybe Galadriel… it was an episode with goblins!

    Or just bad CGI!

    Mrs Flood? Still haven’t given up on River post spacesuit girl, and pre Mel. Maybe Captain Jack rocks up with vortex manipulator and sends her back to Amy’s timeline.

    Clearly the no DNA match for Ruby is a big deal. Elf you recko…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Next Doctor

    @dentarthurdent

    The McGann conundrum deserves a bit more research… the one quote that keeps coming up is that Moffat couldn’t ‘envisage 8 as the Doctor that ended the time war.’ On Reddit someone quotes ‘DW & the end of the Time War’ where RTD seemed to show he definitely thought 8 burned Gallifrey. I suppose it was a complex creative decision…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Next Doctor

    @dentarthurdent @vickymallard

    Re my comment about RTD’s choice of villains, I meant of course David HAREWOOD (not Haywood) in The End of Time. Doh

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic On the Sofa 11

    @juniperfish

    As it happens we’ve been listening to a lot of ‘Night Tracks’ on Radio 3.

    Who this raised a chuckle!

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