• Whisht commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    @Miapatrick – that’s an interesting take and one I don’t disagree with.

    What you’ve also helped me be more aware of, is that this series might be thematically “Its about time (we did something)”.

    I alluded […]

  • Whisht replied to the topic Kerblam!

    So I enjoyed this one as quite fun.
    Others here have already mentioned themes and bits that resonated or irked me (and yet again better than I could and with added insight!).
    Though will agree on the Doctor being such a fan of Kerblam as a service was… jarring.

    I did enjoy the HR (ie Human Resources) Manager having to remind herself it was…[Read more]

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

    @bluesqueakpip – I really like your analysis of where we are right now on your blog.
    And I’m sure there are ‘fixed moments’ in the future that can’t be changed (not just Earth’s past).
    So I can see how Ryan and Yas (and us the audience) would and should feel “but this is wrong – I should be able to make a difference!!!”

    On a separate point about…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Snarky puppy – interesting – not heard them before though did see the reference on the BBC Who site.
    I’ll defer to @thane16 ‘s knowledge in terms of jazz (as I certainly didn’t get any Charlie Parker vibe).

    But I am hearing stuff/references/influences but can’t place my finger (earlobe??) on them (maybe this is a good thing that they’ve…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    I should probably be a bit more methodical, or organised or… whatever.

    But here’s a tune for Rosa.

    Not something I naturally expected to pop up in my ‘shuffle’ but had that wave of finger-imaginary-piano-tapping nostalgia and realised it was relevant.
    Somethings will never change… “but don’t you believe…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Hi @thane16Puro so glad you’re feeling (at least a bit) better!
    Thank you so much for the insight into why the live orchestration works (for me at least) so well.

    I’m used to the album version of that Elbow song and like it a lot. It has a particular tone I think works and I don’t think too hard about what the song’s about or even why I like…[Read more]

  • Whisht commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    @Bluesqueakpip – thanks so much for going to the effort of getting this all down!
    I agree with much (perhaps everything!) that you say, but hadn’t quite seen it in as focused a way.

    I’m not sure I need the […]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    So, for Demons in the Punjab, I had already thought about linking to this track simply due to the name of it (ie Yasmin the Light).

    However the album cover and other parts of that album may also be reflective of some of the themes (even if its a band I don’t much listen to anymore and find a bit… juvenile? Unsubtle?).

    Anyway, this is probably…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    So my tuppenceworth…
    I actually have the same feelings as @jimthefish (and I wonder if I need to say more about that as he did it far better).

    I really want to like this series. Its just there’s always a couple of moments where I get jolted out of my suspension of disbelief.
    One which seems consistent is when each time the subject is being…[Read more]

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

    @ichabod @mudlark
    I’ve just finished Mieville’s Iron Council (one of his Bas Lag novels).
    I’ll admit that for me it dragged a bit, which is something I also thought of his other Bas Lag novels (they just feel like they could do with a bit of editing).
    I prefer his other novels (eg Kraken) but really liked The City and The City (though didn’t…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Tsuranga Conundrum

    Can’t remember now whether I’ve shared my thoughts on this one.
    It was kinda fun, again enjoyed Graham and Ryan and really hoping Yaz gets some focus in this week’s and beyond, as I think she’s a really good actress.

    Wasn’t sure about the Doctor getting called out for being selfish – felt odd. Sure the Doctor’s been selfish in the past but can’t…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    I’m not sure how I missed adding this to The Woman Who Fell To Earth as songs.

    This is the Album track which is worth hearing first (if you’ve not heard it before).

    This is Elbow at a BBC event doing it with an orchestra.
    Though its much the same to begin with, I do suggest sticking with it if you…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant – just to add to everyone else, honestly glad to hear you’re ok (and doing better on the count!)

    But top top top person you are @idiotsavon – its the days after an incident that waves of stuff can hit.

    And though sometimes I will wince at some of his comments, he now has a 5 day pass at being… [ahem] “tough” with trolls and…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    so, here’s something for @juniperfish ‘s and others’ thoughts on WhitDoc’s character being related to Light.

    I can’t believe I haven’t linked to this before but not sure.
    If you know the track below then this is an interesting Live version.

    But here’s the original album version

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Tsuranga Conundrum

    Two things I forgot:

    – why someone would leave a sonic mine there (maybe just another example of poor waste management??!?)

    – and (maybe more interestingly in terms of avenues for bonkerising) what was the Doctor looking for on the junk planet…?

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Tsuranga Conundrum

    So, couple of things.
    Firstly, @pedant – thanks for the hint to try using Search on the Forum (I don’t think I’ve ever done that before!!).
    @juniperfish – thank Pedant for this link to that mention of Radio Times and red and blue by Phaseshift

    @troygorsline – [ahem] “theories more insane than what’s actually happening”.

    I think bonkerising will…[Read more]

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

    Hi all – thought I’d plop down on the sofa for a minute!

    So – a bonkers theory:
    For me this series is centred around those who are bullied and only concerned with the ‘monster’ and their motivations as a way of showing the bullied that actually they are not [insert whatever the bully is saying of them such as…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    Hi everyone – apologies for not coming on earlier, but have read everything.
    In fact I think that I’ve enjoyed reading on this site more than the episodes (I’ve learnt more as well!).
    I think that as @pedant mentioned, this series is likely a thematic arc rather than a plot arc. Not sure we’ll see any of the monsters/bad guys again (maybe…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    So, I’ll admit that I didn’t much enjoy watching Rosa (to be wanting to hit fast-forward during the “you get the maps, you get the..” scene when I’m thinking ‘Tardis?’) is not a great sign.
    Some lovely bits of acting (Graham, Rosa), but also some duff acting (alien villain) and as a whole its not one I’ll watch again.
    However, as that’s not really…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @pedant – just wanted to say I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis.

    Its good you’re dealing with it properly ie taking care of diet and habits. And changing habits is a bugger.
    Not much more of any use I can say really, except that errrrmmm….

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