"I'm more than a little ambivalent about Clara's seemingly unending influence over the Doctor's history.
I did like the ambiguity of this story. I went in assuming that this was going to be another Moffat "let's creep…"
"11)I don't buy the bit with the arrow somehow fixng the engine. It's pure Plot Convenience Playhouse.
I rolled my eyes at that one the first time, but I watched this again this evening with Action Lad, and his reaction to that bit was…"
"I'm liking Capaldi's Doctor. For some reason, I'm finding it easier to identify with an argumentative old sod than I did with the handsome young dashing types that came before him.
I know exactly how you feel.
I like the…"
"I need to watch this again to catch all the lines I missed, but overall I'm like you -- guardedly optimistic, with the understanding that a first episode does not a Doctor make (for both in-story and "meta" reasons).
The dinosaur did…"
Thanks fot the welcome! Man, you ARE old! I don't even want to think about how long I've been writing my column. I figured I had a half-dozen topics tops, but they just keep coming. I'm glad you enjoy it.
I appreciate you taking the time to tell me that. In fact, I'm right in the middle of preparing the next Deck Log entry when I took a moment to check my new e-mail.
I imagine all of us leave a bigger wake than what we realise. But it's nice to, every once in a while, have somebody tell us so. I'm glad you enjoy the column. Many moons ago, when Rich Lane approached me with the idea, my first concern (after wondering if there was enough material to keep a Silver-Age column going for long) was if anybody would have any interest in reading it.
The hit-counters tell me that somebody's out there reading it, but it's an especial treat to get a note like yours. I completely understand the business about not saying anything unless you have something to say. In reflexion, I'm the same way. Not only on threads here, but I frequent other sites regularly, and have yet to post a comment---because there's nothing I can add to the commentary.