• PhaseShift replied to the topic Extremis

    @pufferfish

    interjecting with a possible Bowie ref for this episode:
    On the day of execution/only women kneel and smile

    Hi! Now that is a good catch. I have to admit I’ve listened to Black star (the album) once and found it difficult listening at the time (just after his death). I’ve just listened to the track with the video for the first tim…[Read more]

  • idiotsavon replied to the topic Knock Knock

    @winston At the end of Last of the Time Lords, the tenth Doctor resolves to keep the Master in the Tardis, saying “It’s time to change. Maybe I’ve been wandering too long. Now I’ve got someone to care for.” The Master is then shot by his wife so it doesn’t happen, but keeping the Master is, we have seen, something the Doctor would do.

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  • MissRori replied to the topic Knock Knock

    Hey @pufferfish, the idea that the Doctor may have spent time traveling elsewhere between those last two scenes in “The Pilot” isn’t farfetched — or unprecedented.  The idea floated that the Ninth Doctor had a much longer life than depicted on screen was the basis for the short story “The Beast of Babylon” (from the 50th anniversary…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Smile

    @mudlark and @pufferfish

    I think there’s a definite Puritan edge to all the names of the colonists and I think this is possibly what made me think of Faber’s Book of Strange New Things. Is it possible that this colony ship is reserved for a religious faction/cult of some kind (after all, the Scots got a ship to themselves). Although it is an…[Read more]

  • IAmNotAFishIAmAFreeMan replied to the topic Smile

    @pufferfish

    No to in any way dis Tim Berners Lee, but there’s a bit more to the internet than the Web and it far predates 1980.

  • Mudlark replied to the topic Smile

    @Pufferfish

    I wasn’t aware of that fact. How wonderful!

  • Mudlark replied to the topic Smile

    @Pufferfish

    Thanks for that. I assumed that it was a variant of Keziah and that it had an appropriate significance, but the only work of reference I have to hand wasn’t very helpful, since it gave the meaning as cassia without reference to the primary significance.  Strange, because in general it seems to be informative and fairly reliable on…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Smile

    I have to confess to being totally knackered when I watched this, and I need to rewatch to get a feel for it. Tomorrow!

    Overall though, my first impression was, like @jimthefish ‘old-skool’ with a bit of the jauntiness of the modern show rubbed down. I think they are letting Pearl and Peter gel by having them do a lot of talking in relative quiet…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Fox Inn

    @Purofilion. I will miss you so much dear friend as will everyone on this forum. You have given so generously to this little community, your thoughts, your passion for Who and music especially, and your warmth.

    I also echo @pufferfish request that you keep your account open so that your name and icon remain with us.

    Regards

    Janette

     

     

  • geoffers replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

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  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    @everybody

    It is late in the day to be joining in this discussion and I don’t feel that I have much of substance to add to what has already been said by others, often very eloquently.  But for what it is worth, here is my ha’p’orth on both The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived.*

    On the whole I preferred the second episode.  The Girl Who Die…[Read more]

  • Arbutus replied to the topic The Fox Inn

    Oh, look, a new pub! And in Scotland, home of (half of) my forebears, with lots of surrounding humidity to remind me of home.  🙂

    @Pufferfish   Oh, I’m envious of your grocery store. Years ago when we were in the south of France, we first encountered the locals walking in with their big plastic jugs, and a wall lined with taps for the plonk of…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    @pufferfish — afraid @pedant is right. Check out Great Myths of the Brain by Christian Jarrett.

  • @pufferfish

    Then again, human beings who live the normal three score-and-ten are said to use only 10 per cent of the brain’s capacity (possibly 20 per cent, can’t remember exactly)

    This is complete nonsense. It is one of those myths that has zero basis in truth.

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    @pufferfish  human beings who live the normal three score-and-ten are said to use only 10 per cent of the brain’s capacity (possibly 20 per cent, can’t remember exactly) but there are LOADS of stories that suggest immortality unlocks the unused portion (eg. Heroes).

    Heroes is fiction, though; and new studies refute the theory of huge unused port…[Read more]

  • Mersey replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    @pufferfish it’s not a case of how many per cents of your brain do you use. Your brain is like a storehouse. You collect your memories and once you’ve stored them, they remain there forever. You can forget them but you can’t delete them. The space is taken. And your storehouse has limited surface. Ashildr’s library was an image of her overfilled…[Read more]

  • Kharis replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    @SirClockFace There certainly has been enough references to believing your surroundings and activities are real, when in fact they are not, take ‘Last Christmas’ for example.  So what you are saying is very possible.

    @Pufferfish  Yes, 80’s are back, but I agree with you, it’s out of place.

    @jphamlore & @Ichabod

    You both gave me a lot to chew o…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave

    Yeah – I’m a little sceptical. She’s 800 years old, has been around a bit and even been a queen. A meeting with Missy would be sufficient. Not convinced it is necessary.

    @sirclockface

    The problem with Ellie is that her scrapbook of things to do started when she was 11-ish (as @pufferfish notes), so she would need to be an…[Read more]

  • SirClockFace replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    @pufferfish Ellie Ravenwood could have been the name that ‘me’ chose at the time much like all the other names she has

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