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  • #69322
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    @blenkinsopthebrave     It gave me the chills! I can’t wait.

    #69321
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    Well, I liked this episode but then I like them all especially the historical ones. I am always curious to see how these real people will be presented to us and I think they did a good job of job of pointing out the differences and the similarities between the two inventors. The sets were great as were the costumes the Fam wore. I loved Grahams bowler hat!  The Doctor is starting to feel more alien to me and I am feeling some of the other Doctors in there while she  remains unique. Loving her steampunk goggles.

    I really thought that it was the Racnoss when I first saw the queen but no, not a spider but a scorpion alien. See what happens when you answer messages from space without call display.

    #69200
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    @galaxymage  Sorry about that, I added a letter.See above.

    #69199
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    @thane16 and @galaxyimage  As I said after watching this episode, I liked it! I watch Doctor Who as an escape and escape I do, for 45 glorious minutes. I sink into the show like a soft mattress with a warm and fuzzy blanket refusing to move until it is over. How I feel about the show when I am watching is all that matters to me at the time and when I dislike an episode it is because of the feels it gave me. There are episodes I rarely watch but that is because they make me too sad or too anxious and those I watch again and again because they make me too happy.

    Sometimes when it is over and I think about things with my critical brain then I can see problems but next time I watch it I will once again be sucked in and forget the problems and enjoy the show. That is how this one is for me. I like running and corridors and monsters and aliens and I love the Doctor. My logical brain is one thing but the heart knows what it likes.

    My 11 year old granddaughter loves this Doctor and she watched Sunday night. On Monday she called me for help with a letter she was writing to the Mayor of her town to suggest ways to help with climate change. Coincidence? Maybe, but either way I have committed myself to help in her quest to help the planet. If the Doctor did that then her speech was worth it. The granddaughter comes over in the morning so I will ask and let you know.

    I also never have theories because I forget to think of them when I watch,lol  That is why I love everyone else’s!

    #68999
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    Hi all!  Just watched and I liked it.I thought it was scary, funny and a little gory and I like corridors and running, “promise me you will run” “when I say so RUN” so much running I am tired. The Dregs were very bitey and very hungry and people getting dragged away by their feet always scares the heck out of me. The Doctor was busy saving people, fixing tech and talking up a storm including a bit of banter.So I liked it quite a bit. Anyway I look forward to watching it again and also reading your comments and theories.

    Wow! Are we scary in the future or what? Although I am sure I know some of their ancestors.lol

    #68974
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    @thane16  I also feel protective of this new Doctor precisely because she is a women and so am I and my granddaughters and my mother and daughter.They are all strong feisty females ,ready and able to rule the world with strength and with kindness.So is the Doctor! Is she different? Yes and weren’t they all? Does being female change the way this Doctor deals with things? Yes and so what? Is the Tardis different? yes and I don’t like it , but I never do. lol

    Fear is a terrible thing and it does horrible things to us not the least feeling weak and not wanting anyone to know that. Fear eats away at your confidence making you more withdrawn and having a near death experience like Yaz must scare you quite a lot.Hopefully the Doctor will notice and help her.

    You are not alone in that vast ocean you just can’t see the rest of us but we are there treading water with you.I wish I could bring you cheer like @pedant always did for me so I hope he comes back to bring us some laughs and links and crusty comments.I like crusty that’s, why I liked CapDoc so much.Stay safe and stand strong.

    #68948
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    I liked it on first watch but it needs a re-watch so I can figure stuff out. I have been wracking my brain searching for a reason ,a reason so bad that the Master would or could destroy Gallifrey and I am drawing a blank. So I think maybe the Master is lying but I don’t know why except that he always lies. I hope to watch them back to back in the morning so maybe some of my questions will get answered.

    The cast was great as usual and that is about all I can say till I watch it again.

    #68947
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    @vervain   Hello to you too!  Welcome to the site and to the sofa, it has a comfy new couch. I live in Ontario, Canada and I am fairly new to Who. I started watching in 2005 with the 9th Doctor but I had seen a few BG episodes growing up and I have tried to watch as many as I can. It is nice here with a lot of nice folks so I hope you like it.

    #68874
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    Nice new sofa!

    #68772
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    @ollie14   I think the Master did redeem himself in The End of Time by working with the Doctor to send the Timelords back where they belong. In fact he sacrificed himself to save the Doctor and  saved earth at the same time. I suppose he is angry at the Doctor for whatever happened to him back on Gallifrey.Well I guess we have to wait for part 2.

    #68771
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    @pedant The flashes of lights did look like a show I saw on the brain. When different parts of the brain were used electric flashes showed the researchers what part of the brain was being accessed. So I agree with you there, I think she is in a brain like place.

    #68767
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    @badwolfalice  Welcome to the site! I think the house was his TARDIS and I loved it, I don’t think were in Kansas anymore Doctor.

    #68766
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    Why does the Master have to steal a body? Did he explain and I missed it? I really need a rewatch.

    How would you feel if someone told you that everything you know is a lie? What, what?

    #68748
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    I never see anything coming so I was totally surprised and really quite happy that I was. I am still not sure who the shiny  guys are although I have some theories or more like wild guesses.The spy gadgets were fun and the tuxes were cool as was the Doctors bow-tie .So the Doctor once spent 123 years in the outback?

    There was as usual too much to take in with one viewing  and I will rewatch it again. It was a great cliffhanger and I can hardly wait till Sunday.

    #68711
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    @blenkinsopthebrave   Whimsy is such a lovely word and I agree that we need more of it as well as imagination and fantasy and wishes. Doctor Who is full of all of that and more and I can’t wait till tomorrow night to start a brand new series. I have my Who slippers, t-shirt,scarf  and TARDIS mug all cleaned and ready. Treats will be eaten and tea will be sipped and I will fall under the spell of the Doctor and her companions and that magical blue box. I can’t think of a better way to start a new year than with the Doctor. Happy New Year.

    #68710
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    Hello to all my friends around the world and a Happy New Year!! I have 2hr. and 30 min. to go till midnight so some of you have long beat me to the midnight kiss. So I blow a kiss out to all of you with my hope that next year finds you happy and contented.

    Like all of you I wish for more peaceful dialogue between all sides with far more listening and far less shouting. I also hope that everyday,regular  people everywhere can demand that our governments address climate change. Not by talking but by doing something, anything , and that we at home can force change by being the change. We can consume less and follow the 3Rs and use less energy or plant some trees or go green or anything you want that is positive change for our planet. I know that is a lot to ask for,  but a girls gotta dream eh.

    Anyway that is my last rant of the year so……..Happy Who Year ! See you after the episode.

    #68697
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    @arbutus   Thank you for the good wishes. My granddaughters did fill my day with joy and laughter and a little silliness.It was great! The teenager is here for a few days so the house is filled with her friends and her “stuff” and my bathroom is filled with make-up and hair products.Ah the memories.

    I hope your holidays are good and filled with love and family.

    #68686
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    Six more sleeps as my granddaughter measures time.

    #68685
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    @blenkinsopthebrave   It was Scrooged with Bill Murray  and at midnight Christmas Eve the Winstons watched the old black and white version of A Christmas Carol. I do like the Muppet version because of the music but didn’t see it this year, too bad.

    #68677
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    To all my fellow Whovians and their families, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas filled with good food ,good company and laughing children. I wish you peace of mind and a little joy wherever you can find it. Have a great day!

    P.S.  Call your Mom or Granny and anyone who might be lonely, they will love it.

    #68676
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    @pedant  Sad magic is my Christmas this year. It is a little tough for us but the granddaughters  are coming in the morning for Christmas Day and they are a blessing.

    @thane16  After Doctor Who, Boston Legal is my fave! I love Alan and Denny Shore. Thanks.

    #68668
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    @thane16 and @janetteb   I liked that episode a lot but I have not watched in awhile and now I want to again! So many questions and mysteries in that episode. Like who or what if anything is under the blanket on the bed. That actually gives me the creeps and I hate not knowing.I better read the thread again in case someone had some answers. I will watch tomorrow when I make and bake pies so I can comment.

     

    #68667
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    @blenkinsopthebrave  I love that movie and even those clips had me giggling! I love a good insult.

    @pedant Thanks for the clip and “ditto”.

    #68620
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    @janetteb   I saw on the news about your record breaking heat and it must be hard to get through it. How hard is it to do your baking in that kind of heat? My oven is used as storage from June to Sept. here during our summer and I bake all winter to help keep the kitchen warm. We are having an arctic chill  and it is -22C right now and expected to reach -30 overnight. My feet are cold, but I am Canadian so I like cold and snow.

    I started my Xmas baking early thank goodness as my oven has stopped working! Fixing it will have to wait for now and I have no idea how I am going to cook my turkey on Xmas but I am trying very hard not to panic.  I will admit to having a moment when the oven stopped, a moment of frustration and shouting “why now?” but now I will have to come up with a cunning plan to produce a turkey dinner for my family. Oh yeah, for the first time in a few years I am hosting Christmas this year.

    #68538
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    @fatmaninabox  I do not know enough about British politicians or politics to comment but I do know a lot about “bad language” and you have impressed me a lot with that second one. I will be borrowing it to describe some equally despised politicians in my country. Thanks for that.

    #68537
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    @blenkinsopthebrave and @pedant   I was able to watch all 3 trailers and it looks very creepy indeed. Dracula/ vampires have scared the heck out of me since I was a child so as good as it probably is I will be giving it a miss.My OH will watch it and tell me about it after( minus the gross parts).

    #68521
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    @missy and @cathannabel  I am so sorry for you both and your families. Cancer sucks and it is terrible that you have to go through this with people you love. Please stop in now and then because I know that sometimes distraction is a blessing if only for a little while.Also know that we are thinking of you even if we don’t see you.

    #68520
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    @janetteb  I know exactly what you mean, time is something I could use more of. I really liked the His Dark Materials books and I plan to watch the series, in the new year if I find the time.

    As far as my Xmas viewing goes I am almost done the Who episodes and I just watched a nice movie called The Man Who Invented Christmas about Dickens writing A Christmas Carol. From now on endless specials on TV every day. I am hoping that one of them put me in the spirit but maybe I need a few ghosts of my own.

    #68471
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    @blenkinsopthebrave   Maybe they give each other shiny new rocks to crawl under.

    #68465
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    @pedant   Permission to sqeeeeeeeee!!

    #68451
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    @janetteb   I think it is really great that you decided to write your own Xmas story for the Doctor.It is good to know that the Doctor will have  Xmas at your house this year.

    #68425
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    @missy That speech from Capaldi also chokes me up every time I watch it.

    #68418
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    @blenkinsopthebrave  Thank you. When you are sick then who you gonna call…….a Doctor of course. Sorry for the mixed up quote but I watched the Ghostbusters today.

    #68417
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    Stephen Fry and the Doctor! My head just exploded.

    #68415
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    @blenkinsopthebrave  and @janetteb    I spent the day curled up on the couch with a nasty cold and as always when I need comfort I watch the Doctor. This time I watched  the last episodes and then the first of all the Doctors.(AG) I still feel sick but the comfort is like a warm and fuzzy blankie.

    Who is like an escape from the day to day care and worries I take with me everywhere, my happy place. When I am sad or ill it comforts me,when I am pissed off and angry, it calms me and when I am stressed and frightened it soothes and encourages me. I have an episode for everything. Of course when I feel happy the Doctor is the best! I hope Doctor Who gives everyone else the pleasure it gives me and that it goes on for ever.

     

    #68401
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    @pedant  Is it pathetic to be so excited for a trailer?  Probably, but I still am!

    Thanks and happy Doctor Who Day.

    #68387
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    @pedant  It is a cold,grey day here. There is lots of snow and the temp. is 0C and I am  stuck inside feeling a little blue and not just from the cold. Then from across the ocean you have posted something that has cheered me up and put a smile on my face. Thank you as always for the link.

    #68386
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    @thane16   Don’t feel too bad, you are not the only one who missed that episode. I have not  been able to watch it because I don’t have that channel anymore and because it is not on the disc set of the series. I watched the series but missed the New Years episode so hopefully in the future my library will get it or my lovely youngest son(a Whovian through and through) will get it for me. I hope I didn’t comment on it because if I did I was full of ….it.  I heard it was good though ,probably here.

    #68335
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    It occurs to me that the word “companion” is a non gender specific title as is “Doctor” . They could be male, female or other.

    #68334
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    @janetteb   @pedant  @miapatrick      Maybe because I was raised in the 70s and soaked up a lot of  hippie rebellion and dissatisfaction but I don’t like titles.  The ress in waitress and actress sounds small to me as if it actually makes me smaller than my male co-worker and I don’t like it. Women already get paid less than men must we sound less than men.

    If men and women are equal than the gender specific terms that separate us have to go . Fishermen are fishers, actors are actors, policemen are officers and firemen are fire fighters. My granddaughter wants to be a comedian not a comedienne.(that is true and she is very funny) It is how the young people think and talk and us oldies have to keep up even if it can be a minefield.

    @janetteb I am sorry about your fly situation, it sounds terrible. We have mosquitoes like that in the spring here and they just drive you indoors. I have swallowed a few in my lifetime. Don’t you have one of those hats with the corks hanging on strings to keep the flies off like in all the movies about Australia. I am joking ! Seriously we have nets we wear over our heads if we have to go into the bush in bug season.We have summer, autumn, winter and  bug season.

    #68306
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    @janetteb  I  watch all the Who Xmas specials before Xmas with a lot of cookies and tea. I have watched Hogfather before and I think I will add it to my list.  We all need some of Terry Pratchett’s gentle teasing and silliness……. often.  Thanks.

    #68305
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    @blenkinsopthebrave   Yikes! That does look like a very dark version of ye olde Christmas Carol. I will probably watch it but I kinda like the Alastair Sim version and  Bill Murray’s Scrooged  to get me in the spirit. I agree with @pedant about the Muppets Christmas Carol being pretty sweet and it has some nice songs also. There are so many versions of this you could watch it non stop for a week. Good on ya Dickens!

    #68303
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    @thane16   I want to add my congratulations on to you on finishing year 12! I think that it is great and I hope you have a really good time at your dance. You deserve it. I remember when my kids graduated the dance was the big thing for them. New suits ,new dress, new hairdos. Some kids even had limos! My kids got dropped off by Dad,  like it or not. Have fun no matter how you get there.

    #68262
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    Happy Halloween to you all. We are having a cold and rainy night here and the wind is picking up and blowing the last of the leaves off the trees. It is not a nice night for trick or treaters but a few intrepid kids showed up (parents waiting in cars) for candy. Only 7 little monsters showed up though and now who will eat all the candy leftover? As I typed that I heard the sound of a chocolate bar being torn open and I have my answer. Mr. Winston! I put on all my Doctor Who clothes and slippers and dressed up as a Doctor Who geek to hand out goodies to the totally unimpressed Spiderman, Pennywise,Hulk, 2 princesses, little mermaid and ,I think, a zombie who knocked on my door.Everyone is a critic.

    Now it is all over but the tooth decay. The jack o lantern has fizzled out in the rain and the little ghouls and boys are at home gorging on candy. I so wish I was a kid again.

    #68257
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    @pedant   That was so sweet. To see Jodie Whittaker react like that when she sees who is going to play backup is pretty cute. Thanks.

    #68249
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    @pedant  I never even heard about a new War of the Worlds and it looks so good! It seems to have cast the includes…everyone. I really want to watch this. So much good TV, so little time.

    #68229
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    @pedant   Sam Cooke…………like butter.

    #68228
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    @thane16   @pedant and @bluesqueakpip   Thank you for all the great advice and because I know you all love the show I will follow that advice. I will watch from the very beginning and work my way up through the seasons so I can see it all. I remembered that I bought season 4 a while ago so I am off to a good start, I just need 1 ,2,3 and 5 so I can watch 6.Frankly I need the distraction and the entertainment a good fantasy show can give me and its even better when you can discuss it with others.

    When people ask me where to start Doctor Who I tell them to start with the first episode of either BG or AG. You can jump in but you do miss things. “I give myself very good advice but I very rarely follow it” but I will follow yours.

    By the way, this is the most messages I have ever received! Feeling pretty popular here.

    #68210
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    Hello!  today I stopped by my local charity shop for a look around because you never know what you will find there and while looking through the DVDs I found the entire 6th season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a boxed set for the amazing low price of a twoney (what Canadians call our 2 dollar coin).Of course I bought it and look forward to watching it sometime over the cold snowy winter. I have not watched this season so all is good. I have only watched a few episodes here and there so it will be good to watch a whole season so I know what you are all talking about. I am hoping I get addicted and have to find the rest of the show to watch so I have a winter hobby.

    #68209
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    @thane16    It is so nice to know that there are truly kind people in this world and so fortunate that you met one. Your friend sounds like a good person and it is sad that this has happened to her and her family. Sometimes life sucks and it is definitely not fair. Hang on to old memories and make new ones and remember the music. Take care.

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