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@doctorwhotvuk I still come on here every now and then.
13 hours, 59 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@TheBiPunishment But that song, though!
5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Did Clara leave the door open or not?
6 days, 5 hours ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
@sontaran17 @Calebxy No. I rarely ever open them.
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I really can't tell which scared me more: Listen or Midnight. I wasn't actually that scared during the episode yesterday, but it has made me so paranoid and creeped out this morning. Midnight did that a little, but definitely not as much. The only other episodes where the terror has stayed with me long after the viewing experience are the Library ones and The Waters of Mars. But even those weren't as bad as this.
But to be fair, I couldn't actually watch all of Midnight. I was watching it on YouTube, and at certain points I just had to skip forward a bit in case something jumpy happened (though it never did). I still don't want to watch that again.
I'm so glad my bed has drawers underneath it, rather than empty space.
@supermoff is alone. Listen... What was ruled out?
1 week, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Listen
Finally! A genuinely good episode!
@Mark McCullough Well Capaldi can pull off a perfectly good English accent.
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The Finn @Mark McCullough How often do you get to see them?
@TardisBoy Well I live on the south coast... :P
@MrJimiTheFish You don't want a Sonic Screwdriver???
The Crimson Horror, definitely. I haven't seen The Unquiet Dead, so I can't judge that. The Idiot's Lantern is thoroughly mediocre, in my opinion. I do like Victory of the Daleks a lot, but not quite as much as TCH. I didn't like Night Terrors very much. Cold War was mediocre. I liked Robot of Sherwood, but less than VOTD and TCH.
1 week, 4 days ago on Face-Off: The Gatiss Episodes
@LGwalchmai95 Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
The Eleventh Hour
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
Well, there's Saint Nicholas.
1 week, 4 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Review
The thing that I find really ridiculous is the idea that an arrow, fired by a regular longbow, could ever in a million years penetrate the hull of a space ship, let alone an advanced alien one.
@ Notsosmartguy @Calebxy @The Finn @KingOfTheInterWebs has Kidneys @doctorwhomultiverse Perhaps - I don't have much of an opinion on the stories themselves. As an aside, the author wrote a similar book about working out and retracing the journey of the Odyssey. Though I didn't like that one quite as much, because it showed that the Odyssey wasn't based in reality nearly as much as the Argonautica was (though that's only to be expected, because the Odyssey is more fanciful).
1 week, 5 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Review
@The Finn @KingOfTheInterWebs has Kidneys @doctorwhomultiverse A lot, certainly. I read a thoroughly fascinating book last year about how the story of Jason and the Argonauts was very probably based on a real event.
@Antee991166 @Calebxy The Lincoln green clothing and skill at archery were in the three earliest ballads, in fact. I don't know about the motif of giving to the poor.
@Gustaff Well, most scholars agree that King Arthur was based on a real person - admittedly bearing very little relation to the legends we all know. Personally, I agree with the theory that he was based predominately on Athrwys ap Meurig, king of Glamorgan and Gwent (which is where Caerleon - one of King Arthur's main bases - is) in the mid 500s (or 600s according to other interpretations of the chronological evidence). Interestingly, he actually had a relative named Medraut - the Welsh version of the name Mordred.
Also, Geoffrey of Monmouth's story of Arthur invading and conquering all of Western Europe seems strikingly similar to the real activities of a powerful Roman leader in Britain called Magnus Maximus (who had a son called Antonius and whose cavalry leader was called Andragathius, which may be the source of the connection to King Arthur).
To claim that Robin Hood never existed is really presumptuous. The name Robyn Hode, Robehode, and other Old English variants, were simply stock names given to outlaws in general. So there were, in reality, many outlaws called by that name. And half of the Earl of Lincoln's private army of 300 (dressed in Lincoln green) really did run away into the forest where the earliest ballads are set. And shortly after that, King Edward II really did go to Nottingham for two weeks, as the Gest states. Why on earth is it so difficult to believe that someone wrote some ballads about one of the outlaws in particular?
@doctorwhotvuk Is it as utterly terrifying as it looks from the trailers?
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@IanOTimelord Assuming that the Promised Land is the same as Heaven.
2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
@Deus_Ex_Machina Oh, ok.
There weren't 143 Merry Men. :(
@MrRazza, Investigating Missy and Mr Pink Haha, thank you! :D
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Into the Dalek
@SonicTheHedgehogRules What's so preposterous about it?
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rate & Discuss Robot of Sherwood
That looks genuinely scary.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Next Time: Listen
Names like Robehod, Robynhod, Robin Hode, and so on, were actually nicknames given to outlaws in general in those times (starting before the first of the ballads were written). Robin Hood probably wasn't his real name (or if you don't believe he was real, then it was probably never intended to be his real name). Regarding the king of the ballads, only the name 'Edward' is mentioned, though not which one. However, I believe it's in the Gest that the king goes to Nottingham and stays there for a fortnight, during which he pardons Robin and his men. King Edward II really did stay at Nottingham for two weeks, and he really did spend time there pardoning outlaws. This was in 1323.
What's really interesting about this is that it was relatively soon after half of the Earl of Lincoln's private army of 300 ran away into the forest. The Gest (or one of the three earliest ballads) mentions that Robin has 143 men, all dressed in Lincoln green.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Robin Whood: Meet the Legend
Thanks for putting this up, Doctor Who TV! And sorry for how short it is, everyone. College has been getting in the way.
@supermoff of Sherwood @ Notsosmartguy @joe4 I hate the Messianic imagery for the Tenth Doctor. Way too overblown, in my opinion.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on The Series 8 Arc: A Match Made In Heaven?
@The Finn @Calebxy Well miniaturisation is the obvious one. I was also planning on discussing whether it would be possible to vaporise a human as show in the episode, but I'm not sure if I'm going to have time to do that.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
At last, I've finally been able to do some proper research for the science article! Sorry for taking so long, guys. This one probably won't be as good as normal, since I've had so little time to do it. Stupid college.
@bl0ndie98 I would agree, but maybe he's a robot.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips
@ Notsosmartguy I was going to say King Arthur, but he's already met him in the Classic Series. Still, he could always meet him again, couldn't he?
@They're all my favorite Doctor, even in Sherwood @Calebxy I'm pretty sure some of the old-ish films have around 100 or so.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Spoiler-Free Review
@They're all my favorite Doctor, even in Sherwood @Calebxy @The Finn @Ladydetemps @sontaran17 Sure, they don't specify, but certain narrative points make it clear that it could only have happened during King Edward II's reign (the main one being that the king spends a fortnight at Nottingham, which Edward II really did in 1323).
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
@TheCapaldiMasterplan @Rani Nose There was an attack in London??
2 weeks, 2 days ago on BBC Cuts Robot of Sherwood Scene
@Christoph1337 My thoughts exactly.
@The Finn @Calebxy You may be right, but the earliest ballads say that he had 143 men (dressed in Lincoln green, which strongly suggests that they were meant to be the men from the Earl of Lincoln's private army who ran away into the forest).
Are there 143 Merry Men, or just a few, like in the BBC series?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Spoiler-Free Review
Nikola Tesla is someone I really want to see on the show! He could show off some of his amazing inventions!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Why I Love… Celebrity Historicals
"Though it can be said that Robin Hood doesn’t count, as he’s not real." That's a bit of a presumptuous thing to say, as it's not known for sure whether he was or wasn't real. But 'Robin Hood' was simply the stock name for outlaws in those times. So there were actually many outlaws referred to by that name. Why is it hard to believe that someone wrote some ballads about one in particular?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Why I Love… Celebrity Historicals
@The Lazy Cat Of Sherwood @YaelMoise Actually, the 143 Merry Men were members of the Earl of Lincoln's private army (hence why they wear Lincoln Green) who had ran away into the forest. The sheriff was Henry de Faucumberg.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips
Yes, and I was the one who originally brought it up. XD
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
@The Finn @TARDlSkey WELL DONE FOR GETTING THE PLURAL CORRECT!!!
@Ladydetemps @Calebxy @The Administrator Thanks.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Pics
@Ladydetemps @Calebxy @The Administrator *which is one of the three earliest ballads