• janetteB replied to the topic General Books thread

    @shepherd Watched Good Omens twice last year and loved it. I think it was discussed on the TV thread at the time. Probably a few pages back now. Brought the book as a general pressie at Christmas but it is still on my too read pile.  It might have a wait though as I am currently trying to read some of the books from the Significant Books list…[Read more]

  • @craig

    Yes, you’re quite right, I was being a bit literal and focused on the Who-i-ness of it. But those tweets from RC were very interesting and I too will be seeking out Sabine. I definitely would have liked to have known more on how the writing process had worked. What the interaction with Moff had been, what his brief had been etc.

    It’s odd…[Read more]

  • Well, that was…perfect. We (Mrs Blenkinsop and I) have watched that countless times, and every single time it is as wonderful an experience as the last time. I tend to think it might rank as my favourite episode of PG Who. And yes, I am comparing it to “Blink”. Why this one? Partly, it is the warmth and the humanity. Partly, it is because there…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht And here it is.

    Clock

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht Many thanks. Yep, you’ve got a pretty good understanding of where I’m coming from – what Scottish boy of a certain age didn’t love Claire Grogan?

    Also, what a great version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. You are correct – it was number one in the UK the day I was born.

    For my 40th birthday my friends managed to get an original 7 inch…[Read more]

  • @jimthefish I dunno, most of the comments tonight were a bit lacklustre, but I actually quite liked the Richard Curtis feed.

    I mean, Richard Curtis’ work is not something I usually like, in fact almost dislike, but he did a great job with this episode (who knows how much Moffat reined him in?) and everything seemed to gel almost perfectly.

    It…[Read more]

  • Well, that was just excellent. Not sure that I’ve got much to add from my original review above (although interesting to see that I’m grousing about Chibs even back then. No bandwagon jumper me.)

    However, just to heap more praise on Tony Curran’s fantastic performance as Vincent as well as a very subtle one from Bill Nighy (he would have been a…[Read more]

  • Oh, and this.

    Look what I got…my dad went on a secret mission to get it for my birthday. Had no idea! Best gift. #TheUltimateGinger pic.twitter.com/u1Ip1moGFe— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) March 30, 2020

  • My favourite tweet from tonight’s global viewing.

    #TheUltimateGinger. 🖼 pic.twitter.com/Pugs011jOR— Tony Curran (@TonyCurran69) March 30, 2020

  • Craig replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    Thet seem to be coming thick and fast today.

    Many thanks @toinfinityandbepond and @blenkinsopthebrave

    I’ve marked them as spammers.

  • Shepherd replied to the topic General Books thread

    Once you have finished the Discworld books read his other books. Bromeliad

    1. Truckers (1988) 2. Diggers (1990)    3. Wings (1990) are great. The Johnny Maxwell three are very good but for young teens/older children but I enjoyed them. The Tiffany Aching stories are part of the Discworld or can be a stand along for a young girl coming of age. The…

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  • And I got one from Nancy Adams.

  • got a dodgy PM. But enough about Boris, someone called NONA needs me to e-mail her.

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  • janetteB replied to the topic General Books thread

    @shepherd I had the next Discworld book on order before the craziness hit at our local bookshop which i’m guessing is closed indefinitely. I think our bookshop owner owns the premises so hopefully she can sit things out but I am going to waiting some time before I can continue my Discworld reading sadly.

    cheers

    Janette

     

  • Shepherd replied to the topic General Books thread

    As a follow up to War Games read Players (1999) and World Game (2005) both by Terrance Dicks. As I look for new books to read I miss Sir. Pratchett and all the beings of Disc World more and more.

  • Did Earth have a Time War before Gallifrey? I know wars fought across time it is difficult which came first and a war could end before it started.

    As with the Time Lords and the Daleks Time War the Earth and Kyba Time War is a transmedia storytelling.   See “Outer Limit” Season 2 Episode 5 “Demon with a Glass Hand”

    In addition to “Demon wi…[Read more]

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  • Nightingale replied to the topic Rose

    @jimthefish

    Late night greetings!

    Not sure I’d agree that the Pertwee era deliberately set out to push boundaries.

    Well it certainly pushed the boundaries of acceptability. I cannot now recall whether it was Spearhead From Space or Terror of the Autons that had the blood-splattered windscreen that sent people into a frenzy. All tame now, but star…[Read more]

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