• Impressions on a first viewing –

    I’m not overly fond of Cybermen – actually they scare me. But definitely an improvement on the naff monsters that Chibbers conjured up in his first season.

    Brendan’s is a delightful rural story – so obviously something bad is going to happen to him (a pity, but this is Who, Brendan is obviously there for a…[Read more]

  • Rewvian replied to the topic The Winchester

    Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek fame, best known for playing Uhura, has died at 89.

    It seems I’m a little late finding out about it.  I consider Star Trek and Doctor Who to be prime examples of classic sci-fi, originating fom similar times.

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

    @winston    Your library is very up-to-date with its DVDs!    I love libraries, though I must admit I haven’t visited ours nearly so often since we got broadband and Youtube.   But if I’m away from home, I find a good library extremely useful as a source of information – not everything is convenient to do on a smartphone!    It sounds as if your…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @rewvian    Absolutely no ‘commitment’ required.   I’ve felt impelled to post my impressions of some episodes when I watched them, other episodes I haven’t bothered.   It’s totally informal.   Sometimes others here have responded with their views on my comments, or their own views on that particular episode, sometimes nobody has.

    There aren’t r…[Read more]

  • Rewvian replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @dentarthurdent

    I could watch it episode by episode and try to give my impressions now on them.  I am sure there are several episodes where I won’t have anything interesting to say though.  Or maybe just comment whenever I feel like it’s worth doing.

    I don’t want to put the pressure on myself to commit to this lol.

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

    @dentathurdent   Today I got the last 2 Doctor Who specials from my lovely library! I have seen the Eve of the Daleks but not the Legend of the Sea Devils but of course I will watch them both. There is a big assumption that everyone has internet or satellite or cable and in my town there are many who don’t. Low income or tech. challenged or even s…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb   It is very sad news. Wilf is  one of the most human of all companions and one of my favourites although he often makes me cry. If Wilf is happy and doing a little dance then I am happy but when he is sad then I cry every time no matter how many times I see it. Bernard Cribbins brought a warmth and light to the role that shone out in ev…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @rewvian     Enjoy your re-watch and don’t be intimidated by the size of it.   It’s not like a giant cake you have to eat all at once.   Just take a bite-size nibble from time to time as you feel like it, there’s no set schedule.

    When you do watch an ep, if you feel like it, post your impressions here – I think I can speak for everyone else (m…[Read more]

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

    @rewvian     I think it might have been Sonic Screwdriver time   🙂

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    @janetteb

    @devilishrobby

    It’s sad to hear about Cribbins’ passing.  Just the other day I was talking about The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End, and made some comparisons to The End of Time.  Wilf had a pretty big part in those episodes, and in the regeneration of 10 into 11.  In a way Wilf’s exit from Doctor Who was my introduction to it.

  • Rewvian replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @winston I also haven’t seen most of the classic Who, so there will always be new content.  With it being the better part of a decade since I’ve seen most of the episodes I did see, even that is going to be fun to watch again.  I don’t know when I’m going to get around to doing any of this – it could be a few months from now, or even a year.  Bu…[Read more]

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

    @dentathurdent I think The Doctor him/herself would be one to live life in the moment and leave some things to chance, so I’ll submit that your snafu with the partition would have been Doctor-worthy.  🙂

  • Devilishrobby replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    I am sad to pass on the news that Bernard Cribbins has died today at the age of 92. I’m sure all of us would like to pass  on our collective condolences to his family, Bernard was a great comedic character actor who has given us all memorable characters over 70 years from his Carry-on roles to his role as Wilfred Mott -not his first role on Who

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

    @janetteb   I remember David Warner – very good actor.   It’s quite disconcerting when people who feel like contemporaries pass away.   I tend to imagine actors as being ‘the age they were when I last saw them in an episode’.

    I feel your pain (re the laptop).   At the moment I’m a very happy (and relieved) chappy.   Two days ago I tried installin…[Read more]

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

    Sad news. Bernard Cribbins, aka Wilf has passed away.  And only a couple of days after David Warner who was so memorable in “Cold War.” Two find actors both greatly missed.

    (I am following the discussions and hopefully will be able to join in more in the next few days. Currently setting up my own laptop again with much tearing of hair…)

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    Sad news. Bernard Cribbins had died. He was 93. All the way from the Peter Cushing Doctor to the David Tennant Doctor, he was part of Who. And we will get to see him once more in 2023.

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/jul/28/bernard-cribbins-a-warm-kindly-titan-of-childrens-entertainment

     

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

    @winston    To me, DVD is far the best way to view anything.    Via the TV or via laptop.   (I can let Mrs D watch TV while I watch Who or whatever on my laptop with headphones.   This was extremely useful a short while back where the vagaries of the Youtube algorithm had led our TV, via funerals,  to a string of peoples’ ‘birthing’ home movie…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent   I agree about the viewing habits of many people now. They don’t want or need DVDs anymore. We are lucky because our library has thousands of them in its branches so I can watch many things without having to buy them. And it is free!

    play safe.

     

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @rewvian  Hello from Canada!  I envy you being able to watch some series for the very first time. You have so many people and aliens to meet and exciting adventures to go on.

    I always say that my favourite Doctor and series is the one I am watching at the time. My faves always change which seems appropriate given the nature of the show. B…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    There have been spinoffs.   Torchwood, which started okay, but then got very dark and a bit too grim for my tastes  (personally, I like ‘dark’, but not that dark).    And the Sarah Jane Adventures, which was aimed at a younger audience (and I never watched).   Just personally, I think one show – Who – is enough.

    I rather dread the influen…[Read more]

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