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  • @janetteB Tempting as it is, I just cannot break the habit of years when it comes to revealing plot details. I can only hope that there might be someone out there who sees a discussion taking place of a Hartnell-era story they have never seen, and whose interest is piqued enough to search it out.

    For me, watching it again was like catching up…[Read more]

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  • janetteB replied to the topic The Time Meddler part 1

    @blenkinsopthebrave given that this thread was started many a year ago and there are no threads for subsequent episodes I think it would be safe to waive the spoilers restrictions. Maybe, from these posts down with a warning at the top of the post.



  • Have now watched parts 2 and 3 (out of 4) of The Time Meddler. This is a really enjoyable story. Part of the reason is that both Peter Butterworth (as the meddling monk) and William Hartnell (as the Doctor) had a background in comedy. So both of them could play their roles with a lightness of touch.

    And the conclusion to the 3rd (penultimate)…[Read more]

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  • janetteB replied to the topic The Time Meddler part 1

    @blenkinsopthebrave We watched it recently and it is a good story. It helps that it is a period of history that I have a particular interest in though there were plenty of flaws in the history which were irritating.



  • Just finished the first episode (again)! So wonderful. At that point, Verity Lambert was in still in charge (and it shows), the writing was brilliant, the actors all worked, and Hartnell was was still at the top of his form. What a wonderful historical episode.

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    Just watched Robot of Sherwood, which is a lightweight episode, enjoyable enough if you don’t take it too seriously.

    Ben Miller was good as the (surprisingly rational) Sheriff of Nottingham – “Why would we create an enemy to fight us? What sense would that make? That would be a terrible idea.”

    The one thing that gave me major trouble was the…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @blenkinsopthebrave       “Chibnall wrote the latter. And I loved it. Why did Chibnall fail to deliver (in my opinion) when he became show runner?”

    I’m always a sucker to try and answer these questions. I’ll try not to start any fires 🙂

    The Silurian episodes were competently-written enemy-alien stories. But if you take ‘The Power of Three…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    Just finished watching (with Mrs Blenkinsop, of course) “Doctor Who and the Silurians”. What a great show. 1970 (I was 18) Mrs Blenkinsop would have been 15, so she came to the show a little later (I think at about 45, after we had been together for a while).

    Why is it great? The Doctor is both a serious scientist and a paragon of humanity. Liz…[Read more]

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey everyone 🙂

    Just realized Doc from Back To The Future often says time’s in Flux so maybe I got the wrong Doc hahaha 🙂

    Regards – Declan Sargent

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey everyone 🙂

    first off all thank you @dentarthurdent for your thoughts on my idea , I agree with your points that making The Doctor look like the enemy for a long time may = bad unless done really well for like important reasons.

    I think I will leave it there for now cause maybe I have other things to say about it but I am not entirely sure…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator


    So sorry to hear of your loss.

    I can’t think of any quotes, but the whole ethos of Who is that every second of time is eternal. Whatever memory you can think of, whatever event, the people we love will always be still living, there, in that moment.

    We can’t meet them there again, because we don’t have a TARDIS, but that perio…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @cathannabel I am so sorry to see this news today. Like others, I wish I knew what to say at this heartbreaking time. I can only imagine the shock and grief you are experiencing at the unexpected loss of your husband. I’m glad that the kindness you are feeling from so many here, and out there, too, is helping. It can’t hold you in your husband’s…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    Still plodding my way through my rewatch of Who…   Into the Dalek

    – a very well-written episode. It did borrow one major element from ‘Fantastic Voyage’, but beyond that it was its own episode.   Random reactions:

    What a bastard Journey Blue’s uncle is, wanting to shoot the Doctor just on general principles.

    Danny Pink I instinctively dis…[Read more]

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