• Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys I’m in the general age range when the death of me is expected. 🙂 Or at least, wouldn’t be unusual. It’s a bit disconcerting when acquaintances I’ve known for years, die. I just find it convenient to ignore the statistics.

    I wouldn’t even try to plan my own funeral. The one thing I might demand is that they play Dire Straits’ ‘Wild…[Read more]

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


    We decided to watch “Day of the Daleks” after you mentioned it. (I hadn’t seen it for a long time.) This was quite soon after watching “Inferno”. For me, there is no comparison. “Inferno” is far stronger and far more entertaining. You said you wanted UNIT in the story you chose—well, since you have not seen it yet, I do not want to spo…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    @devilishrobby I agree with you that this would have worked much better as a two-part special. Too much was shoehorned into one episode, which resulted in a rather incoherent narrative. I wonder why it was not done as a two-parter. Maybe that was the original idea, and the BBC wouldn’t roll with it? I still haven’t done a second viewing. I have…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @janetteb That’s part of why my father planned his funeral service well in advance. That way, everyone knew what he wanted, and the service would follow his wishes. And it did!

    @winston @dentarthurdent @thane16 Thank you for your thoughtful condolences. It seems like we are all in this same general age range when the death of a parent is…[Read more]

  • TheMidnightMonster replied to the topic Midnight

    I loved this episode in every way – it just seems to contain everything you expect from Doctor Who in general and pulls it into one perfect storyline.

    I loved the ‘Doctor’ at 16:35 – It’s so perfectly added, and still gives me a twinge.



  • U.N.I.T Martha just feels right.

    So god damn right

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  • I remember the thing that first got me into Dr Who – a copy of the Time Traveller’s Almanac (Now my most prized possession) that I would read hours on end before realising I could just go back and watch every episode via BBC iplayer. I was young then, yes. The first eposide I ever saw was The Impossible planet / The Satan Pit and it remains my…[Read more]

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  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @janetteb I’ll wish you a timely restoration of your train service. I know the feeling, Auckland public transport planning has been a shambles for the last century and they see no reason to change now.
    In the beginning, the main station was right in town at the foot of Queen Street (call it ‘Britomart’). Then in the 30’s it got too busy so they…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    our dearest @nerys

    Condolences and love from the other Aussies, the Puro fam. I’m so, so sorry to hear about your dad. It seemed like he had a life, well lived, which is fortunate.

    And I’m sure he was very proud of you  -as well. And that matters too.

    Quick visit this one, but hope for a longer one after I’ve watched the Who special & to wish…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys Can I offer my condolences? Still, it should be some consolation that your father ‘had a good run’, as they say. From your account, I think he was maybe more fortunate than most in the manner of his going.

    My father died at 96. He was fine, living in his own flat, very active, till the last six months when he went downhill and could no…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys  Your Father sounds like he lived quite a life and danced to his own drummer. To honour him in the way he wanted is a blessing.I hope you and your family are doing OK.

    Take care.

    @janetteb  I really like the books and can’t wait for the third in this new bunch. Exploring this world with an adult Lyra and Pan is quite different and even d…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys it is good to know what someone wants in such circumstances. When my Mother in Law died as a result of a road accident we had no idea what she would want and made decisions that I regret still. I felt as though she would not have liked her funeral at all and that we let her down. It is important to “say farewell and honour a person’s life…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave @winston @janetteb and all, thank you for your kind thoughts. Dad’s funeral service was wonderful. My father was a retired university professor of counseling and psychology, teacher education and statistics. Before that he was a high school band director. So teaching was his life, and as such, he was one of those very…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston I read the books some years back and really loved them so was very excited when I heard that BBC were doing an adaptation. It is just as I hoped, it captures the heart and scope of the story. The casting is excellent, the camera work stunning and the “daemons” very well done. We have started watching series 2 but it is the one show that…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys So sorry to hear about your Dad. It is always hard to loose a loved one, life is never quite the same and moving on, adjusting to the new reality takes time. Hope you can at least talk to family and share the memories even if it by digital means.



  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @janetteb     I also love Dark Materials and enjoyed the latest series and can’t wait till the next one.

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys  I am so sorry for your families loss. Your father must have been a very strong man to suffer through all his health problems and still beat covid but as you say it must have taken all he had left. It is good that you had time with your Dad to talk and that you can at least attend the service in a way.That he went so gently is something to…[Read more]

  • hello, sorry but my last post decided to turn into to alien code….so.

    hi all, im new here so i hope its ok to post this here(please delete if not)

    but ive started a new doctor who podcast with my friend so i thought id share it with you

    feel free to take a listen and give us a follow 🙂 many…[Read more]

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