• ScaryB replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @Ichabod

    Other people have said to me before that the Doctor finds you/you find the Doctor when you need him most. For me the worst was during Smithy’s era, when my mum’s memories were disintegrating rapidly (my mum who watched DW from 1963 with me, including the episodes I had to miss, and would then remember them and relate them back to me); at…[Read more]

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  • ScaryB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @Janetteb

    Beautifully put (sometimes the real world seems more surreal and fantastical than Doctor Who), and thanks for the words of hope.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR. May 2018 be the year it all starts to get better.

    I second that.

    Cheers to all on the DWF. Lang may yer lums reek*, as we say in my little corner of the northern hemisphere of the blue…[Read more]

  • ScaryB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Just came across this on Twitter… dismantling the Tardis.  My heart is broken!

     

     

  • ScaryB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Great to hear all your stormy crossings tales. I tend to work on the basis that the Captain/pilot/driver doesn’t have a suicide wish, and is experienced enough to what’s safe… but then you can never be 100% sure 😛

    @JanetteB That sounds very disconcerting! And similar to a recent experience I had, on a rather bumpy flight, watching[Read more]

  • ScaryB replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @Ichabod @cathannabel

    Thanks for sharing your RL experiences of dementia. It’s a horrible thing to watch in a loved one. And yes, it does focus one’s thoughts on what is “self”. Very often personality changes come in too. We hang on to the little flashes in the eyes that suggest the person we knew is still in there, somewhere. Hugs to you both.

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  • ScaryB replied to the topic Companions past and present

    @Missy

    There was absolutely no harshness intended, and if it read that way, I apologise.

    Just that for me, a 15 month break, with 9 months (a good gestation period, no?) from the Xmas special, plus a new showrunner (and associate team of writers, directors, camera crew, music director etc) plus a different kind of Doctor, and new companions,…[Read more]

  • ScaryB replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    Same jacket, as originally worn by the 3rd… could be the same man, haha. (Apparently it’s hanging up in the background in the final scene of TUAT).

  • ScaryB replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    Capaldi’s last day, wearing Jon Pertwee’s jacket from Planet of the Daleks (now owned by Mark Gatiss (who took the pic))… these guys are bigger fanboys than we are! 😉 :

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    @Ichabod – Agreed

    @Missy

    “There is a part of me that wonders whether they should have  ‘rested’ DW for a couple of years. Then start afresh”

    That’s pretty much what they’re doing, is it not? Last Capaldi/Moffat epi – July 2017, next one (bar the Christmas “Coda”), with completely new team, not till Sep 2018. That’s a long enough gap for me!!…[Read more]

  • ScaryB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @Blenkinsopthebrave

    Islands are great, I don’t need convincing. Thanks for the pic, it looks stunning. And yes to “I Know Where I’m Going”, a bit dated, but still a great film (not watched it for ages, thanks for the reminder).

    Stay cosy.

    PS The downside of islands and ferries:

     

  • ScaryB replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @pedant

    Indeed, haha. Or maybe the Doctor just wasn’t remembering her, so she wasn’t “called”.

    🙂

  • It’s not just the demands of actually filming, including it being a physically demanding role, with all the running down corridors, being blown up etc. It’s also the promotional parts of the role, which these days includes the major Comic Cons and events all over the world. There’s always been a bit of that (I think since Pertwee), and all the…[Read more]

  • ScaryB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @karenmarie – it’s usually pretty instant as far as I know, add it to “profile photo”.  Our Emperor in Chief (aka Head Geek), @Craig will advise 🙂

  • ScaryB replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @Bluesqueakpip I thought the ring slipping off was a very powerful moment, so simple

  • ScaryB replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    Interesting comments about the First’s *sexist attitudes* (or rather his *sixties attitudes* 😉 ). Should Twelve have commented on it/noticed it? Hmmm… I know if I somehow met up with my younger self several decades later (never mind a couple of millennia later) I would be very likely a bit embarrassed (hopefully combined with a fond tolerance)…[Read more]

  • ScaryB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    *waves back* at @Thane16 and your mum. Hope you get the big screen working, it’s worth it. Look forward to hearing your thoughts. (Have another jelly baby (and some more glitter, heehee) to keep you going).

    And to @Blenkinsopthebrave, my fellow original, veteran (ie ancient and crumbly… but we were there at the beginning!) Whovian! Hope all’s…[Read more]

  • ScaryB replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @Blenkinsopthebrave

    ” the significance of the Christmas truce of 1914.”

    If newer viewers don’t know about it, what better way to tell them about it – such an important, unique moment of real life hope, a small glimmer of light in the darknes of war – than through Doctor Who?

  • ScaryB replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    Ah,

    *sniff*

    I really enjoyed that. Made me laugh, and cry. And very much on a favourite Moffatt theme of keeping people alive through memories  – from Amy with Rory, and now gifting Twelve with his restored memories of Clara. At the end of the day, that’s all we’ve got. I agree with @Juniperfish, I was hoping for a cameo from River, but we’ve…[Read more]

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