Well! I have rarely seen an episode of Dr Who which bored me, but I have to say last night’s was 45 minutes of my life I’ll never get back. Hm – how DO you get time back? If I was a time lord (or lady) I guess I could go back in time and live it all again, like Hermione in the third Harry Potter. You can buy those time-turner things on the internet and I strongly suspect they don’t actually do what it says on the tin, though if they did, we’d all get very tired.
Which was the precise subject of the episode before last, in which an app called ‘Morpheus’ could be implanted in the brain and override the need to sleep. That was an excellent episode, as was last week’s in which Clara died. But this week’s! I couldn’t follow it and eventually I lost the will to understand and even to live. The major problem was that the Doctor had no companion and therefore had to spend the entire 3/4 hr monologuing. That was bad enough, but on top of that he spent 7000 years in hell (I know how he felt) having to repeat actions over and over until – well, I’d lost track by then so I don’t know exactly what he had to do but he had to do it and then he could get back to the Tardis which was encased in some kind of material harder than diamonds and ……….. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I sincerely hope next week’s story is better.
It’s been quite variable, I think, this season. I’ve liked some episodes and hated others. I wasn’t at all grabbed by the Zygons, though I did like Mark’s joke ‘let Zygons be Zygons.’
Apart from that I’ve been watching just about everything available on the iplayer. For yes! I have been quite poorly. Two weeks ago I was prescribed both antibiotics AND steroids and after that I had to get another lot of antibio’s which I am just now finishing. Then this week I’ll have to go for a chest x-ray just to check there isn’t anything else wrong.
Hey, ho. That’s life I guess. Incidentally, where does the idea come from about eternity being like a mountain of sand from which a bird removes a grain every thousand years? I remember it from James Joyce but I think it’s a reference to something else.
TTFN. I still haven’t been on Facebook…