• Spider replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    @ramzeppelin I really was planning to listen that time but basically, I didn’t.

  • Spider replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    @jphamlore

    How fortunate for the Doctor that Ashildr did not decide to accelerate the rate of human progress to get off this rock.

    Or, maybe she did accelerate it and that’s why we are where we are now! 😉

    Oh and other things I forgot to mention, loved the Jack Harkness reference, and also let out a cheer at the shout out to The Visitation, yay!…[Read more]

  • Spider replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    Right – rewatched and with the benefit of being far more awake, enjoyed that episode a whole lot more as I had missed a huge amount of what was going on first time round XD

    The bit where Ashildr realises she does actually care made me think of when Twelve has his moment in Death In Heaven with Missy (when he announces ‘I am an idiot’). Ashildr…[Read more]

  • Spider replied to the topic The Woman Who Lived

    Ok, just finished watching for the first time, now to caveat the rest of my opinion its late, I’m tired and i have been drinking so, future watches will change. Initial thoughts are that I am very disappointed and thought most of that was pretty rubbish and did not enjoy most of this at all. I really hope with a second watch it will make things…[Read more]

  • Spider replied to the topic The Girl Who Died

    @lisa, @blenkinsopthebrave, @purofilion@ichabod  cheers! It was a very cool trip. Rewatched Fires Of Pompeii last night. Loved it even more now! No jet-lag, only 1 hour time difference from the UK so no probs there.

    Ok, now caught up with comments. Overall I really enjoyed the episode. The scene cut from the practicing with real swords to the u…[Read more]

  • Spider replied to the topic The Girl Who Died

    Hello all. Not been on for a bit as I’ve been away – on holiday for my brother and friends 40th birthday trip to Italy. Therefore only caught up with this latest episode this afternoon. I’ve not read through any of the comments yet – will do that in another post later, but just needed to share something first. Bear with me, it’s indulgent and a…[Read more]

  • Spider replied to the topic Under The Lake

    Just watched this for the second time. On first watch I wasn’t sure at all, thought it was a bit slow and clunky. However, I had absolutely NO idea it was going to be a 2 parter! That was a lovely surprise! Plus, episode set in Scotland! Yay!

    On second watch it all fell together a lot better. Like the way it builds the tension and then we get the…[Read more]

  • Spider replied to the topic The Witch’s Familiar

    Oops! I’m very late for the party this time round. Was away at the weekend (shouting myself hoarse at a Scotland rugby game – which thankfully we ended up winning), so didn’t see the episode until the other night.

    Have read through best I can all the comments, lots of very interesting discussions as always.

    Overall I loved it. Was laughing out…[Read more]

  • Spider replied to the topic The Magician’s Apprentice

    @ichabod yeah I used the wrong phrase here, Clara being ‘dumbed down’  isn’t really what I meant. It was more she was ‘put in her place’ by Missy (I think you used the world ‘outclassed’ which I very much agree with). I loved seeing her be all super-confident Clara with UNIT and bossing them about, but she (and us) are very much dragged back to…[Read more]

  • Spider replied to the topic The Magician’s Apprentice

    @timeloop

    Although I kind of see what you are getting at, I disagree. Clara is NOT happy whatsoever with having to deal with Missy – but she has to go with it, for now, if she wants to get what shes wants – that is, finding the Doctor.

    I think we need to to remember that just a few episodes ago for us is not the same timescale for the…[Read more]

  • Spider replied to the topic The Magician’s Apprentice

    @juniperfish

    He knows Missy was the one responsible for putting them together in the first place. And they BOTH came to find him. Plus it was Missy he entrusted his last will and testament too. there is a lot going on there

    And LOL to ‘lovebombing’ the daleks. Oh that had me in stitches.

     

  • Spider replied to the topic The Magician’s Apprentice

    @doctordoctorwho  No idea BUT … The TARDIS is not the only way to travel. Missy and Clara used Vortex manipulators.

  • Spider replied to the topic The Magician’s Apprentice

    I think I have managed to pick my jaw up off the floor – but to be honest, only to pour a great deal of wine down it.

    Oh my! THAT is how you open a series. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen the like!

    I had suspected Davros so pleased I got that right. Knew Missy was back and Gomez as before was fabulous.

    I had assumed the Doctor’s ‘will’ had gone to…[Read more]

  • Spider replied to the topic Series 9 (or 35) Prologue

    Oh i loved that! Especially Bors! Fantastic character – liked him within just a couple of lines.

    The Doctors “Attention deficit … something” made me chuckle.

    Ah poor Doctor, running from the darkness and trying to put things off. Capaldi is just fab here. Serious to silliness and back again seemlessly.

    So only a few hours to go! I would try…[Read more]

  • Spider replied to the topic Series 9 (or 35) Prologue

    Have watched the trailer again (and again and again and possibly a million times again – cos i am needy, me XD) and am now convinced the he/creature refereed to is davros or daleks of some fashion.

    Given my track record, this will now become the thing most likely to not happen XD

    But regardless, i do think we are up for an absolute cracker of a…[Read more]

  • Spider replied to the topic Series 9 (or 35) Prologue

    Oh i SO enjoyed that! Capaldi at his best.

    Sisters of karn! Yay!

    These lines just made me laugh lots.

    Why do you always assume i’m lying?

    It saves time.

    But now totally confused! Although I think most of what is being said is re Gallifrey/Master/Missy, but having been fairly wrong about almost ALL of series 8 I shall just have to wait and…[Read more]

  • The more i watch the trailer (which is getting on for approximately a million times now) the more the Doctor’s look and shrug to camera make me love Capaldi EVEN more (and i didn’t think that was possible).  Still […]

  • Spider replied to the topic Flatline

    Lol @Bluesqueakpip   😀

     

  • Spider replied to the topic Flatline

    Damnit! Shouldn’t have mentioned Laser bean – that’s top secret that is! I’ll have UNIT round at my door if I’m not careful.

    Hmm, ok time for emergency procedures, Strax – fetch the memory worm … and the gloves this time.

    😀

    ((;;/)/)

  • Spider replied to the topic Flatline

    I just decided the hair was due to the whole dimension messing about that was going on 😉

    As for the look of the boneless, I thought in some scenes they looked a lot like a Lidar scan with visible imagery imposed on top – which I thought was pretty cool since it’s 2D creatures trying to be 3D  – which is exactly what a Lidar scan is trying to…[Read more]

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