Things we learned from tonight’s Doctor Who

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  1. You’re losing serious geek credit for that last point. The Doctor’s first assistant was his grand daughter after all so it’s pretty certain the he was a father at some point along the way, unless you’re prepared to bend the rules of space and time… oh, wait.

  2. I knew I wasn’t really needed. Susan of the ever-twisted ankle referred to the old geezer (like he was when he was younger) as ‘Grandfather’ and was certainly identified as one of his kind. On the other hand, he never came out with anything like ‘I promised your mother I’d look after you.’. Funny that. And he didn’t. He chucked her out at the first sign of a Scotsman poking her with a fish.

  3. But it was a very lovely Jerry Springer moment, wasn’t it?

  4. And that was a Dalek death ray blast in the trailer for Army of Ghosts, wasn’t it?

  5. Well, it was the girl’s laptop – unlike you we don’t all buy 3 brand new MacBooks all the time – a 6-year-old one is plausible in her bedroom.

  6. Heh, cheek! I just swapped out the boot drive in my G4 desktop — manufacture date ‘January 2002.’ Yikes.
    Buying MacBooks will be a joy. Getting shot of them a few weeks later is going to make me weep. 🙁

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