• I watched Amy’s Choice and I’m pretty sure it has no thread so I’ll talk about it here.

    Basically the Doctor, Amy and Rory are in two different worlds, and keep falling asleep and traveling between them.  In one the TARDIS is hurtling towards a frozen star and freezing; in the other Rory has a ponytail snd Amy is pregnant, and their quiet town i…[Read more]

  • @dentarthurdent I recall at one point they mentioned that these weeping angels seemed to have devolved a bit, and lost some of their angelic appearance, which is why they weren’t so easy to recognize as weeping angels early in the two-parter.  Something about they had no energy to feed on, and then at one point they found an energy source and…[Read more]

  • @dentarthurdent Thank you, you made some sense of that whole plot!  I guess I missed the part where the angel had crashed the ship, and kept getting confused about whether the beginning scene was related to this Stormcage Jail.  I still wonder why she was allowed to act alone for such a big part of the mission.

    @oochillyo The living room t…[Read more]

  • @oochillyo We don’t mind your longer posts at all.  I have been known at times to really write pages of stuff, myself.  I say if you enjoy getting your thoughts out on here then go for it!  This place could use a bit of discussion and debate anyways.  We’ve got a small community, but apparently a pretty good one – and it’s not too busy to stay in…[Read more]

  • @dentarthurdent I had completely forgotten about River being able to fly the TARDIS better than the Doctor at the beginning of the episode, but I thought that was a great scene.  Apparently the TARDIS makes its familiar noise because he leaves the breaks on.  The scene with the “homing box” and the writing in Gallifreyan suggests early on that R…[Read more]

  • So these episodes had a lot going on.  Mostly, it serves to explain that time can be re-written, and it even references why people don’t remember the Cyber King from The Next Doctor.  Ian Glenn is featured as the leader of a militant priest group, so it’s like Ser Jorah is there.  It is also the second appearance of River Song, who was ap…[Read more]

  • So I am posting my rewatch thoughts on Victory of the Daleks here, since it doesn’t have its own thread.

    I liked the impassioned wrench-banging and yelling the Doctor did early in the episode.  “I am the Doctor, and YOU are the Daleks!”  It helps to flesh out the range of this Doctor, and to show he’s not about to trust one of his greatest e…[Read more]

  • Rewvian replied to the topic The Beast Below – S31 (5) 2

    @oochillyo I will have to continue my rewatch and see if I pick up on any of those themes strongly.  It might take me a while to get around to watching the next episode, but one of these days I’ll write something about it.

    “The fairy tale series” isn’t a bad way to describe season 5.  I remember one of my personal gripes with it was how the D…[Read more]

  • Rewvian replied to the topic The Beast Below – S31 (5) 2

    @dentarthurdent I think you analyzed and summarized that whole aspect of the episode much better than I was able to.  I think the part about choices not being clear-cut was probably right on the money.  Amy could have very well destroyed the humans to save the Star Whale, but fortunately it just so happened that wasn’t what the Abdicate button d…[Read more]

  • Rewvian replied to the topic The Beast Below – S31 (5) 2

    So I liked this a little better one my rewatch than I did back when I originally saw it ages ago.  But I still don’t think it was prime DW.

    The early scene with Amy flying outside of the TARDIS was pretty iconic.  And I liked how it went from Amy talking to the Doctor to suddenly the Doctor being on the screen talking to the little kid.  Amy di…[Read more]

  • @dentarthurdent You made some good observations about how polarized Rory and Amy are.  I guess I wasn’t looking for that as much but they really had opposite personalities.

    Also the Artraxi were like the Judoon.  I wonder if the Atraxi ever show up again.  Probably they wanted some alien race in the skies for the Doctor’s rooftop co…[Read more]

  • I’ve made it to the Smith/Moffat years in my rewatch, and this rewatch is still going back quite far to over a decade ago.  Right off the bat I have to say they did a good job of packing this episode with content.  We’re thrust into the moments just after the Doctor’s regeneration, to witness the chaos that ensues in his regeneration-damaged T…[Read more]

  • Rewvian replied to the topic The End of Time

    @dentarthurdent

    I always figured these powers came from the Master’s botched revival.  His need to consume people as well as the superhuman jumping and electrical surges seem to all stem from this energy dependency his body has since he is kind of undead.  I wonder if any of the Master Race had this problem, but apparently not.  Who could they ev…[Read more]

  • Rewvian replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    So DW is officially moving to Disney + outside of the UK.  The older seasons are remaining on HBO Max for the time being.  (But will likely move one day.)

    I’m displeased with this news.  I don’t really want to get Disney + just to watch DW.  I think HBO seemed like the better place for it.

  • Rewvian replied to the topic The End of Time

    @dentarthurdent

    I don’t recall if the term Moment was used or not, but the Time Lords did mention how the Doctor would take out the Time Lords and the Daleks to end the war.

    I also thought it was farfetched having the Doc jump from the spaceship through that glass ceiling and land on the hard floor.

    The old people did manage to track down the…[Read more]

  • Rewvian replied to the topic The End of Time

    The End of Time found a way to beautifully wrap up the story of the Tenth Doctor, and the journey that began in 2005.  What begins as an attempt to cheat his fate becomes another mission to save humanity.

    The Master is back, in a somewhat undead state.  Needing to feed on other people, and controlling electricity, he is a bit much in these e…[Read more]

  • Rewvian replied to the topic The Next Doctor

    @dentarthurdent

    @janetteb

    I will try to remember to check out Night of the Doctor and The Last Day when I get to Day of the Doctor.  I may need some reminding closer to that time, heh.  o_o

    And Dentarthurdent don’t be so sure, I am not sure I’ll be able to keep up the pace I’ve been going at with the first 4 seasons and the specials.  I have Th…[Read more]

  • Rewvian replied to the topic The Waters of Mars

    The Doctor gets to reuse his space suit from earlier space adventures, and winds up on Mars during the first Earth colony’s time.  It doesn’t take long for him to realize when he is, and to recall the fates of every crew member aboard.  The mission ends with all colonists dying, and a self-destruct measure to boot.

    The villain in this episode w…[Read more]

  • Rewvian replied to the topic Planet of the Dead

    I’m not sure why this was called Planet of the Dead.  Planet of the Swarm probably would have been a better title.  The monster in this episode looked like a cross between a manta ray and a shark, and there were “billions” of them.  Despite the CGI, something like that would be quite frightening in reality.

    The episode features guest ap…[Read more]

  • Rewvian replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    Tomorrow is the Power of the Doctor special!

    It will probably be a long time until I get to watch it, but hopefully for all of you caught-up people it turns out to be entertaining.

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