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3/13/20
5:39 PM
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Normally I like Jodie Whittaker but she did seem a bit checked out for this episode.

3/4/20
12:58 PM
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That’s pretty much exactly how I felt about John Simm. Dhawan is a bit like that but I felt he kept a bit of Missy’s damaged quality.

3/2/20
2:09 PM
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Trains play a big role in Brief Encounter, too.

2/27/20
12:16 AM
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There have been other occasions where it’s been revealed that decisions were made without the showrunner’s consent, like the “John Hurt as the Doctor” credit at the end of “Name of the Doctor” which Moffat didn’t want. At Comic Con a few years ago, Moffat made it very plain that he wanted a female Doctor but that the Read more

2/26/20
6:40 AM
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It’s true, but I can’t resist pressing play on that video every single time I see it.

2/25/20
9:11 AM
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Maybe it was Steven Moffat who meddled with the “Nightmare in Silver” script but I suspect not. Partly because Moffat was also showrunner for “Doctor’s Wife” but also I just think Moffat knows better.

2/16/20
7:47 PM
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I know the shot you’re talking about, it is striking.

2/16/20
9:58 AM
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Neither am I. But in this case it was necessary because otherwise it looks like a mistake. Not knowing about cenotes hardly puts one among the “most uneducated”. I took a course on pre-colonial Latin America at university and I never heard of them.

2/15/20
1:05 PM
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Yeah, but the problem is that most people don’t know anything about cenotes. Which means the filmmakers had an opportunity to demonstrate what a cenote is, which would’ve been cool, and to do this they would have to show how the top is a small hole over a vast space. By cutting between the two spaces with no Read more

2/15/20
10:01 AM
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No, I didn’t know about that. The hole should still be visible from below but that’s a cool bit of info.

1/29/20
4:59 PM
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Twelve says it to Bill at one point but I can’t remember which episode it is.

1/28/20
6:10 PM
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You mean Ruth’s husband? He was definitely not human—he complained about humans to that baker who was trying to tear him from Ruth. I think Ruth’s husband was probably the Master and the two of them were in some kind of deal where the Master took care of her while her memories were erased.

1/28/20
1:13 PM
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I was thinking in terms of the gap between Eight and Nine existing before Steven Moffat filled in the blank with a War Doctor. So if Chris Chibnall were doing the same thing now he’d need something like that, if that’s what he’s doing. There’s not really a gap between Two and Three but you don’t exactly see Two Read more

1/20/20
6:08 PM
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I felt like the “American sense of humour” bit might have been a reference to or inspired by Jeremy Corbyn’s remark that certain “Zionists” do not understand “British irony.” Sort of as a model for Edison implying Tesla’s status as an American citizen wasn’t valid. That might explain why it felt so awkward in the Read more

12/25/19
2:30 PM
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You mean me or James? You’re certainly welcome to follow my blog here. 

12/25/19
2:14 PM
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I definitely felt like there were some KotOR vibes in the film, I was kind of surprised there weren’t any direct references (that I noticed).

12/20/19
10:17 AM
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According to Wikipedia, it was adapted in the 70s for an episode of BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas though, from the description, it sounds like the adaptation missed the essence of the story.