• Serahni replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    This may end up a double post because, oddly enough, I edited my original to fix a mistake and it disappeared.  The thread still lists it as being the last update, but I do not see it.  Apologies if this goes up twice!

     

    @donnawho I can see where you’re coming from but I’m not sure I agree that’s what I want from Doctor Who. I have always been a…[Read more]

  • Serahni replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    Going to watch it again tonight so still processing my thoughts but, overall, great episode.  Poor Bill but hooray for Heather!  The intrigue at the end makes Christmas seem such a long way away, very interested to see how the special turns out!

    Interestingly, we now seem to be at the Antarctic Snowcap Station following a Cyberman defeat, so it…[Read more]

  • Serahni replied to the topic World Enough and Time

    Like most others, I really enjoyed this!  Very much looking forward to the final episode and being able to watch them together again, but this is capping off a pretty enjoyable season for me.  How fitting, too, to come full circle and for the Doctor to be dealing with the origins of the Cybermen as he, yet again, faces regeneration in their p…[Read more]

  • Serahni replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @whisht   Thank you!  I’m like the proverbial bad smell, I never truly fade.

  • Serahni replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    @tardigrade  Again, that makes sense but maybe not enough for me to quite forgive them for not considering it, at least.  lol  Either way, the episode was enjoyable enough, though perhaps not the best of the series to date.  This three-parter has invented an interesting villain, I just hope we don’t see a misuse of it later down the track.  Ev…[Read more]

  • Serahni replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    @tardigrade  Makes sense but I don’t think that accounts for why the Doctor didn’t even address the possibility of just taking Bill off-world after he’d spoken to Missy.  If breaking the connection was the key, wouldn’t that have happened if she was on, you know, another planet?  Or just in the TARDIS itself?

  • Serahni replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    @Juniperfish

    “Missy’s weepy remorse scene is an act – pul-ea-ase. Is the Doctor actually falling for it, though?”

    I’m interested to see where this Missy stuff is going, (obviously!), especially since I can’t shake this feeling that the Doctor’s promise to “guard this body for 1000 years” was somehow a reference to himself.  I did wonder if he m…[Read more]

  • Serahni replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    @blenkinsopthebrave  I’m not sure but if anyone is in need of a site that doesn’t require login and, thus, might allow sneaky access, our Australian broadcasts are online.  http://iview.abc.net.au/

    I didn’t mind this three-parter.  Good aliens, another foiled plot to take over the world.  The idea of them having the means to create an art…[Read more]

  • Serahni replied to the topic The Pilot

    @missrori  It is likely true that a lot of my weariness is still directed at Season 8, which is just another reason for me to give Season 9 another shot.  I am happy I decided not to be a grouch and gave Season 10 a chance whilst it’s actually airing instead of waiting, even though this way I have to deal with the frustration of not being able t…[Read more]

  • Serahni replied to the topic The Pilot

    @Missy  I will admit Season 9 had moments of splendor.  Heaven Sent may be Capaldi’s finest, but I suspect, for me at least, it’s because it was just that; Capaldi’s.  Don’t get me wrong, when Clara entered the show in Smith’s final run, I loved her.  I enjoyed The Impossible Girl arc.  But, for me, there became a twisted dynamic where she took…[Read more]

  • Serahni replied to the topic The Pilot

    Well, I disappeared for a long time, both because I’ve been extremely busy and also somewhat unwell, but also it has to be said because I just stopped enjoying Who.  Season 9 was arduous, but gosh I’m enjoying Season 10!  I’m glad we’ve found our way back to a Doctor/Companion dynamic where the Doctor is front and centre.  Loving Bill!

  • Serahni replied to the topic Hell Bent

    @countscarlioni  Thanks for that, I figured it out when my brain started working.  It’s those bootstrap paradoxes at work, I keep forgetting that the first “Claras” we met were considered echoes by the narrative and not Clara Prime!

  • Serahni replied to the topic Hell Bent

    Well!

    I found this riveting.  At the moment, I’m still processing my feelings about it, as well as trying to determine if there are any dangling loose-ends that still need answering, but my first impression was that it was an exciting way to resolve things for now.

    I remember reading comments, back when Smith left, that his goodbye to Clara was…[Read more]

  • Serahni replied to the topic Heaven Sent

    @juniperfish  THANK YOU.  A friend sent me that painting and I’ve been searching for the artist but wasn’t sure where to start.  I absolutely agree and was at the point of asking it to be removed if I couldn’t find who created it, thanks for your help!

    @puroandson   Hello!  I also didn’t cry, I was too shell-shocked for that.  I am still stagg…[Read more]

  • Serahni replied to the topic Heaven Sent

    I just watched it again, and I still have too many feels!

  • Serahni replied to the topic Heaven Sent

    I am heartbroken.  I loved it.  I may never forgive it.  To have churned out the most powerful episode this season, in my opinion, on the back of a companion’s death, with just the lead actor and a seriously terrifying monster carrying the entire storyline…

    Capaldi; you sodding genius.

    That’s as much as I have the brain capacity to say.  T…[Read more]

  • Serahni replied to the topic The Fox Inn

    @puroandson  Welcome back, and with a new addition!  Hello, Son of Puro!  Great to have you here, and great to have you back, Puro.

  • Serahni replied to the topic Face The Raven

    So quick question; is there any reason that the events of this episode can’t have happened prior to the Zygon episodes? I am wondering if we are about to witness that long month The Doctor referred to when he thought Clara was dead.

  • Serahni replied to the topic Face The Raven

    @pedant   That would be interesting to see play out.   The Doctor does seem a little ‘odd’ around Clara, for want of a better word.  And I am still hung up on the fact that he just left her body in the street.  lol  There wasn’t a word of what to do with her, how to contact her family, nothing.  And at the end of it, we see Rigsy painting the T…[Read more]

  • Serahni replied to the topic Face The Raven

    @purofilion  No harm done.  🙂  Left to the mercy of printed word to convey our meaning, things often come across as a little extreme.  I meant my words gently, for I respect you greatly and only meant to point out to you the slippery slope. I am not offended, and if my words seemed overly combative, then I apologise.  I can only assure that they…[Read more]

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