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"The more specialized the subject, the less likely that
anyone will tidy up the text."
Can the word *that* also be omitted here?
Yes, but I prefer to include it. It can help make the sentence
easier to read when it's fairly long.
Is *that* used here as a conj.?
Yes. It is the conjunctive "that" that is easiest to omit.
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"Fascinating race, the Weeping Angels." (Doctor Who)
What's the meaning of *Doctor Who*?
A famous British science-fiction TV series.
The series was not serious science fiction; it incorporated
elements of fantasy, comedy, and horror. The "Weeping Angels" were
a predatory race of aliens that froze into statues, of the kind you
might see in a graveyard, while anyone was looking at them.
Past tense? Do you know something about a cancellation that should
last longer than "into 2025" that I should also know about?
I know I've stopped watching it. My hope that Alex Kingston (River
Song) would be the next Doctor has been dashed.
I was pulling for Daphne Ashbrook myself, because if the Doctor could
become a woman, why couldn't they also have an accent other than "some
flavour of BrE"?
Canonically, the Doctor--and I THINK other Time Lords and Ladies as
well, as I seem to recall Romana's second form was also inspired by a
mortal she met--has been known to take the form of another person their
life crossed along the way, as a tribute (this was the explanation as to
why Capaldi, who'd been in "The Fires of Pompeii", was allowed to look
the same when he donned the coat).
As for Ms. Kingston, she has the issue that THAT relationship seems
close enough that the Doctor wouldn't think it nearly as great a tribute
as a torture to see the face of their spouse in every mirror. And of
course, to a far greater degree than "was this a Grace Holloway
characteristic?", people would be constantly judging her to see if
something was part of River's characterisation.
1/2 anthrocat, nearly 1/2 anthrofox, all magical
Transgoddess, quick to anger. [she/her. Misgender and die].
Call me Chrysi or call me Kat, I'll respond to either!