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    PhaseShift @phaseshift
    Time Lord

    This is a place to congregate, somewhere to “hang out”. It’s a topic for general chat about anything you want, and a place for new members to pop in and say “hello” without worrying about making any real contribution (we know that your first post can sometimes feel daunting). We’d love to hear from you all. We’re very friendly.

    Conversations on the previous ‘sofa’ can be found here.

    #73911
    PhaseShift @phaseshift
    Time Lord

    As I’ve not been a regular for a while I thought it best to bring a gift. A brand new Sofa! This snazzy little number is from IKEAs kerplunk range. Enjoy! Oh, and…

    HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY DOCTOR WHO FORUM!

    Yes – it was 31st December 2012 when @craig very kindly set up this place to kill time and celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who. We’d just watched a Christmas Special and were complaining that we only had eight episodes before the anniversary special in November. Frankly, didn’t know when we were well off!

    Anyway – as you see in 2023 raise a glass to old, new and absent friends, but above all a thank you to @craig. Cheers!

    #73914
    Devilishrobby @devilishrobby

    Thank you @phaseshift and  our lord and “master” emperor  @craig without which this space would not exist. Btw given all news lately about the 60th anniversary, and though I have been a lifelong fan of TV Who  for some reason Beep the Meep seemed to have passed me by possibly because I never got the DW weekly magazine my local suppliers of comics at the time being rather snobbish about what kids magazines the held in stock ie if it wasn’t DC or Marvel they didn’t stock them. I have been looking online to see if any of the comic book adventures of Beep  have been digitally reproduced but other than a plethora of TV magazine articles I can’t seem find much other than the odd single frame images.

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    winston @winston

    @phaseshift   Wow!  Happy 10th anniversary to our forum. Thanks to everyone here for making it such a great place to visit and chat. Thank you also to @craig    for setting up the site 10 years ago and picking a day that is easy to remember. So happy 10th and a Happy Who Year to all you Whovians out there, where ever you happen to be. Next year looks like its going to be a good one for Who fans. Bring it on RTD!

    Stay hopeful

    #73919
    JimTheFish @jimthefish
    Time Lord

    @phaseshift

    Thanks for the new sofa and jolly spiffy it is too. With regards, to the conversation on the previous sofa, yes, I must admit to a moment of squee when I saw Meep and the Wrath Warriors — a really interesting one to bring to the screen, I think as they strike me as some of the most comic book-ey characters you could name but it looks to me that they’ve done a really good job with them. But which I guess is really quite canny of RTD because there’s a nostalgia factor there but it’s not too overt or overly familiar. And it does make me hopeful that RTD hasn’t lost his touch with Who with him hitting the anticipation buttons right out of the gate.

    And interesting point you make about the show now having access to the Marvel back catalogue with the move to Disney. And as RTD has expressed an interest in a DW continuity universe, who know what else we might see. (I’d like to put in a pre-emptive bid for Kroton.)

    And, good heavens, is it really 10 years? That’s a scary statistic in and of itself.

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    Tawnyowl38 @tawnyowl38

    Hello everyone I’m tawnyowl38 or just tawny I’m new to doctor who since I’m up to episode 6 of season 1 so I’m sorry if I dont get alot of the reference from the latter seasons! The music I like is: gorillaz, breakcore, speedcore, emo music, lapfox trax, drum and bass, dubstep, blink182, fall out boy, my chemical romance, sleeping with sirens, black veil brides, nirvana, carrington, mindless self indulgence, pet shop boys, old music (in general), fleetwood mac, nickelback, dj shadow, dot dot curve, green day, eminem, dire straits and 2000s music (in general). The movies I like are: trainspotting, a clockwork orange, the nightmare before christmas and lock stock and two smoking barrels. The tv shows I like are: kino’s journey, watamote, the owl house, ren and stimpy, south park and the promised neverland, hazbin hotel, helluva boss, rick and morty, death note and daria. The books I like are: manga, graphic novels, moomin series and jthm series and the games I like are: littlebigplanet, journey, skullgirls, undertale, moshi monsters and club penguin!

    #73941
    Dentarthurdent @dentarthurdent

    Hi Tawny @tawnyowl38
    Season 1 – that’d be S1 of New Who I take it? (Also known as ‘After Gap’ or ‘AG’ Who, as opposed to ‘Before Gap’). The Season with Rose Tyler and Chris Eccleston as the Doctor?
    You’ve got a good long way to go, I almost envy you.
    You may need to beware of ‘spoilers’, we’re supposed not to post them without warning but of course we sometimes lapse.
    I think you’re quite young compared with (most of us) oldies, I recognise Fleetwood Mac and Dire Straits. Your taste in movies is fairly ‘dark’, Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels is a good black comedy.
    Anyway, welcome to the forum.

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    Tawnyowl38 @tawnyowl38

    Yea it was from the new version that was made in 2005 also I just finished all of s1 of it so I’m now on s2 also do u mean “I almost envy you” in a bad or good way?. I’ll try my best to get away from spoilers and oh really? Wow that’s cool also yea I like dark movies and tv shows especially British shows but thanks! 🙂

    #73944
    Dentarthurdent @dentarthurdent

    @tawnyowl38 I don’t mean that in a bad way. You’ve got 12 or so seasons yet to view before you run out of new episodes, so that’s a good thing I guess. But for me to be in your position, I’d have to forget all the episodes I’ve seen, and I wouldn’t want to do that. So which of us is the more fortunate? (I don’t think there’s an answer to that).

    #73945
    DoctorInes @doctorines

    Hi everyone !
    My name is Inès and I appreciate Doctor Who a lot. Actually, I’m a french Student (therefore my bad grammar) and for my english class I have to do a presentation regarding The Tardis, I thought it would be a good topic but I didn’t found a lot of things to say about it… That’s why I wanted to know if you had any info that would make my presentation unique and interesting !

    Thx for your Time <3

    #73946
    Dentarthurdent @dentarthurdent

    Hi @doctorines Your English is a lot better than my French!

    But there’s an awful lot to say about the Tardis…

    The Tardis – there’s a Wikipedia page on it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TARDIS
    that gives quite a lot of detail.
    There’s also an excellent site at tardis.fandom.com that is full of information on every Doctor Who episode and character *except*, ironically, the Tardis. But probably far too much to easily digest.

    Here’s a site that lists all the Tardis interiors: https://thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/tardis/interior/

    (the exterior always looks pretty much the same, it takes a real expert to tell which vintage any given Tardis exterior is from)

    To summarise – the Tardis is a time machine. The Time Lords of Gallifrey had a lot of Tardises but the one in the series is a Type 40 that the Doctor stole (or the Tardis ‘chose’ the Doctor and manipulated him into stealing it). It has some sort of psychic link with the Doctor, which is possibly why it often reconfigures its control room completely when the Doctor ‘regenerates’. It is conscious and intelligent.

    Quite often, the Tardis’s time-navigation is a bit inaccurate, sometimes arriving days or years before or after the intended date. Some times deliberately – Doctor: You didn’t always take me where I wanted to go. Tardis: No, but I always took you where you needed to go. (‘The Doctor’s Wife’)
    It is, famously, ‘bigger on the inside’. Nobody knows (because the show hasn’t said) just how big it is. And it looks like a 1960’s police telephone box because its ‘chameleon circuit’ is stuck.

    The Tardis’s power source – well, I’m a bit unsure of that. It’s something like a contained supernova or some equally unimaginable power, if it got loose it could destroy the Universe. Or something.

    The Tardis has a ‘translation circuit’ which seems to extend to anywhere its crew go, which translates everything into English. (This seems to be essential in Scifi series, for obvious reasons).

    The Doctor can drive it, but he’s not a very good driver (the funny whoosh-whoosh noise in because he leaves the handbrake on). River Song can drive it much better, but then she was conceived in the Tardis and it taught her how to drive it. The Tardis is almost impossible to damage or break into from outside, however it can be ‘imprisoned’, teleported (I think), picked up by a helicopter, etc.

    Other Tardises do exist in the series, for example in ‘Hell Bent’ the Doctor and Clara stole another Tardis from Gallifrey billions of years in the future, and it is now flying around disguised as an American Diner (or some other object, its chameleon circuit is probably still working) in the possession of Clara and Ashildr/Me.

    Apologies if you already knew all that.

    Plenty more where that came from, but I hope that gives you a few talking points?
    Bonne chance!

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