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D’ya think maybe Abbie has seen the new episodes of Dr. Who?

News: Posted April 24th, 2017 by Alina

^ 14 Comments to “Back at the gaming store!”

  1. maarvarq Says:

    I still haven’t gotten round to watching the latest episode (broadcast yesterday). I think I might be just slightly over this series.

    Posted April 24th, 2017 at 3:49 am
  2. fragtasticator Says:

    For those of you following along at home, the new companion is basically a lesbian black clone of Rose.

    Thick as two short planks and so face-palm worthy.

    Terrible, lazy, and completely insulting to the audience after Clara, River and Amy.

    Posted April 24th, 2017 at 11:42 am
  3. TB Says:

    I don’t know. I see some issues with the new companion, but “thick” isn’t one of them. If anything, she’s hung more lampshades on questions about the show’s premises than almost anyone else I’ve seen.

    I particularly liked her theory that the Doctor isn’t bothering to change the Police Box because he secretly likes thinking of himself as a policeman.

    That said, two shows in is a bit soon to judge a character. When you think about it, most of the Doctors have needed several shows to find their own character’s footing.

    Posted April 24th, 2017 at 2:41 pm
  4. His Dudeness Says:

    Forget Dr. Who. All I want to know is what kind of obscure objects Ned cannot get rid of.

    Posted April 24th, 2017 at 6:10 pm
  5. Silv Says:

    I actually like Bill.

    I haven’t seen a single issue with her so far. Her being lesbian isn’t even pander-y, and that is SO hard to do in mass media. She’s gay, it’s a thing, but not a -thing-. It’s refreshing as hell.

    She’s a little odd, but…this is Dr. Who.

    Posted April 24th, 2017 at 7:54 pm
  6. ventus Says:

    After Clara I am happy about any other companion. I really disliked her and had the feeling that they replaced “having a personality” with being cute for her. I also don’t like romantic involvment between the Doctor and companions since I think it reduces the possibilitys of human relationships to one aready overdone kind. So for me Bill is a great fresh breath of air. Kind of like Donna.

    Posted April 25th, 2017 at 1:35 am
  7. Darthea Says:

    I really didn’t like Clara. I felt it almost became the Clara show some episodes. Bill reminds me more of Donna, who is probably my favourite companion as she stood up to the Doctor and told him off!
    So far I feel it is a swing back to the good Tennant series.

    Posted April 25th, 2017 at 3:23 am
  8. ArthurRex12 Says:

    I haven’t seen any of the episodes with Bill, so I don’t have an opinion on her as a companion to the Doctor, but she’s not the first non-hetero companion of the Doctor’s. Captain Jack has that distinction.

    Posted April 25th, 2017 at 3:35 am
  9. maarvarq Says:

    Come now, @fragtasticator Bill is as yet nowhere near as annoying as Rose.

    Posted April 25th, 2017 at 4:17 am
  10. fragtasticator Says:

    Did none of you watch the sequence where it took an really, insultingly long time for the black lesbian female sidekick to espouse the Doctor’s favorite line?

    It was written in such a way that it made it seem like the character was too stupid to notice the difference between the inside and the outside of the madman’s little blue box.

    In terms of companions, it’s a huge step backward: most recently, with Clara, Amy and River, the Doctor’s companions have been huge steps forward – while you may not have liked them, for whatever your reason, Amy was brave and loyal and kind of kick ass, River was insanely smart, deadly and conniving and always a step ahead of the Doctor (which was a real change), and Clara was one of the first companions to have a life AWAY from the Doctor, with a regular job, and personal interests. NONE of them were the same kind of morons that Donna Noble and Rose were, though. They weren’t the first of this type of companion – after all, Sarah Jane Smith showed up a lot earlier, but it was a lovely trend that the Doctor was picking people who weren’t total idiots to go on his travels with him.

    The worst part is the name. The character is called Bill, which, in case you haven’t noticed, has a lot in common with BILLie Piper, who played Rose. The writers were so lazy, they not only recycled the frigging character (after changing a few surface items and exaggerating a few characteristics), they even named the ‘new’ character after the actress that played the original.

    It’s disappointing, is what it is, and frankly, as I just said LAZY.

    Posted April 25th, 2017 at 8:16 am
  11. Xero Says:

    She has asked questions fans have wanted answeeed (or joked about) for years

    Posted April 25th, 2017 at 4:27 pm
  12. MrTim Says:

    “It was written in such a way that it made it seem like the character was too stupid to notice the difference between the inside and the outside of the madman’s little blue box.”

    We are talking about a series where the main character once went on about how hard it was to find a giant wheel *while standing in front of a giant wheel*. Moments of supreme obliviousness are not a sign of stupidity.

    On the topic of the comic, is this the first time Abby has indicated any kind of sexual preference? Given that we’ve spent a fair bit of time watching the love lives of all the other main characters, I was legitimately starting to think she was asexual. Then again, I guess “asexual” falls within certain definitions of the term “queer.”

    Posted April 25th, 2017 at 10:43 pm
  13. Huttj509 Says:

    On the bigger on the inside… She thought it was a disguised pass-through to the next room. That’s why she asked “is it a pass-through?”

    Then when it opened elsewhere she thought it was a large elevator setup.

    Both of these are not unreasonable explanations for what she had seen, especially given that at the time she was RUNNING FROM A WATER MONSTER THAT HAD EATEN HER FRIEND AND WAS LURKING IN HER APARTMENT’S SHOWER WHEN SHE GOT HOME!

    I mean, seriously, I’m in a situation like that and I’m looking for any sort of real world explanation to keep things from being even MORe weird.

    Posted April 25th, 2017 at 11:43 pm
  14. sanguisuga Says:

    @frag – Wow, that’s a lot of nonsense. Clara, aka ‘The Impossible Girl’ was just the Manic Pixie Dream Girl brought to life to satisfy Moffat’s own bloody fantasies. There may have been a bit of redemption for the character around the end, but she existed purely to prop The Doctor up. That’s why she kept popping up in all those different timelines.

    In no way is Bill an ‘idiot’ just because she asks unconventional questions. She’s fresh and new and there won’t be any tedious romantic subplot, which is effin’ BRILLIANT.

    And if you honestly believe that absurd theory about the character’s name being a callback to Rose, there’s no help for you.

    Posted April 26th, 2017 at 12:02 am