On The Sofa (9)
16 November 2019 at 09:46 #68374
I’ve missed something. Resolution….This was an episode airing…..when? ‘This’ year as in Dec 31 2018/2019 (NY day)?
I MISSED IT.
How is this possible?
Is it on the DVD of the Whitakker series?
Syzygy.16 November 2019 at 09:48 #68375
Please sir, we need a new Sofa, I think. I can’t find things. There’s old wrappers from sweeties in 2017. And now I’ve gone & lost a whole memory thing. It’s been swiped. No Resolution. How could this happen? Did it have the Daleks? It had to, right? All the requirements et. al etc etc.16 November 2019 at 12:10 #68378Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip
Hi! Resolution was the New Years Day Special for 2019. It’s not on the front page anymore because of the two retrospectives.
You have to buy the DVD separately from the Series 11 box set – which is probably why you’re not remembering it as part of Series 11.
The forum for Resolution is here. You didn’t miss much – for some reason it was heavily troll infested.16 November 2019 at 12:12 #6837916 November 2019 at 12:19 #6838016 November 2019 at 12:20 #68381
if not senility, it was the other thing.16 November 2019 at 13:40 #68382
I watched it at the time but barely remembered it. News Years is not perhaps prime viewing time. We re watched it a week ago and it really is rather good. You will enjoy it, @thane16 A late or early Christmas gift.
Janette16 November 2019 at 16:13 #6838316 November 2019 at 22:43 #68384
@pedant @janetteb Gawd, do I? I thought it was just the once. I thought this: “it took pedant probably hours to find that!” Except it didn’t, did it? 2 minutes & I’m blabbing about something I haven’t seen yet. Jeepers. Senility isn’t it. I hope. It’s random stupidity.
After being woken up by Devil Spawn “I’m going on a grad trip you didn’t fill in the registration permission form but you did all 11 others wake up wake up” I feel pretty crap about the fact he’s leaving us for 4 days.
Janette, do you know of the whole Schoolies Drunk Fest? Thane’s not going to that. But to an island, Tangalooma: where it’s alcohol free but requires a million forms. All of them. ALL OF THEM on line. Unfriggingbelievable.
So, I am going to buy the Resolution thingy today from JB-Hi Fi for $9. For myself. Because I am having a little sulk. The rest of those episodes I have ….in some other….watchable …..form.
Puro or Syzygy or The Old One.16 November 2019 at 22:46 #68385
Oh Gawd. That was on Hell Bent. Jeepers. I read that page. It’s all me. Blabbing. Mind you I was pretty ….well …you know…..lots of pain relief. ….High as a kite.
Blabbers.17 November 2019 at 21:24 #68386
@thane16 Don’t feel too bad, you are not the only one who missed that episode. I have not been able to watch it because I don’t have that channel anymore and because it is not on the disc set of the series. I watched the series but missed the New Years episode so hopefully in the future my library will get it or my lovely youngest son(a Whovian through and through) will get it for me. I hope I didn’t comment on it because if I did I was full of ….it. I heard it was good though ,probably here.18 November 2019 at 07:26 #68389
Full of ….it? Ah some NY grog! Well that’s perfectly acceptable: delicious, legal, delicious, legal, fun, in the spirit of the new year god of all ….Sun Ra…
You lost the channel? Where’d it go? 🙂
You have a good son who earns some cash. Thus you’ll get the episode. It’s annoying that it’s not on the DVD with all 12-13 other episodes. It’s not as if it’s a 22 episode wonder like dem ol’ days.
No. No. I haven’t seen Emily yet. I imagine the music is not really in it? It just hits the teenage-ballade-vibe? Love the “dude, no, the other room.”
I can imagine the angry virgins….. You should patent the phrase…
Syzygy.18 November 2019 at 17:28 #68390
I won’t comment on the music since they took a particular approach for a particular reason. Suffice to say the choons used in the dance sequence you see a glimpse of in the trailer is …not what one might expect… but works brilliantly. I will say that there is a truly splendid West Wing parody-cum-tribute that is a joy to behold.
And a very large bee.23 November 2019 at 23:58 #68407
It is November 23. A mere 56 years ago two schoolteachers went searching for the student they were concerned about. Therefore, very shortly (as the light falls rather early out here on the island at this time of the year) I shall venture into the Blenkinsop cellar and raise a glass to those 56 years. From William Hartnell to Jodie Whittaker–it’s been a great ride. I hope others will be celebrating in their own way. It is just that…well…the site is strangely quiet…I can only assume that everyone is either making their way back from the off-licence with their celebratory drink of preference, or is busily whipping up a plate of fish fingers and custard.24 November 2019 at 02:17 #68408
@blenkinsopthebrave We celebrated by recording a podcast with our “cult tv” group about the first episode while eating jelly babies and the (poor) Australian equivalent of Jammy Dodgers. And I did a very silly “Who” themed colouring image for a local newsletter.
Janette24 November 2019 at 02:36 #68409
@janetteb That sounds brilliant! Mrs Blenkinsop suggested we watch episode 3 of “The Macra Terror” (having watched #1 and #2 last night). Obviously it was great watching animated Jamie attempt to out-run the dreaded Macra Terror as it closed in on him ominously. Episode Four will await the 57th year of Who…(i.e. tomorrow).24 November 2019 at 10:37 #68412
There is a reconstruction of a Hartnell episode which sounds interesting. Mission to the Unknown. It is done by Uni students. I have not been able to track it down as yet but read about it here
Janette24 November 2019 at 19:14 #68413
thanks for the link. Both the “making of” docu and the actual episode reconstruction were excellent. And what a particularly dark one-off episode it was. Fascinating to know that the original was the last episode produced by Verity Lambert.
And all power to Andrew Ireland and the University of Central Lancashire!24 November 2019 at 19:51 #68414
here is the link to the reconstructed episode
P.s. For some reason it seems to jump about 2 minutes in at the beginning. Just make sure to drag it back to the beginning.
And here is the link to the “making of”26 November 2019 at 02:47 #68415
@blenkinsopthebrave and @janetteb I spent the day curled up on the couch with a nasty cold and as always when I need comfort I watch the Doctor. This time I watched the last episodes and then the first of all the Doctors.(AG) I still feel sick but the comfort is like a warm and fuzzy blankie.
Who is like an escape from the day to day care and worries I take with me everywhere, my happy place. When I am sad or ill it comforts me,when I am pissed off and angry, it calms me and when I am stressed and frightened it soothes and encourages me. I have an episode for everything. Of course when I feel happy the Doctor is the best! I hope Doctor Who gives everyone else the pleasure it gives me and that it goes on for ever.26 November 2019 at 02:55 #68416
Who is definitely the very best solution to a winter cold. In terms of dosage, I recommend at least two a night.
Here’s to a speedy recovery.26 November 2019 at 03:04 #68418
@blenkinsopthebrave Thank you. When you are sick then who you gonna call…….a Doctor of course. Sorry for the mixed up quote but I watched the Ghostbusters today.26 November 2019 at 23:47 #68420gamergirlavatar @gamergirlavatar
@winston Hope you get better soon. I always watch Doctor Who when I’m sick. I also remember a story of David Tennant watching Doctor Who to feel better when he was a child and had a injury or illness. It’s always best to have The Doctor when your sick.27 November 2019 at 01:44 #68422Missy @missy
@winston @gamergirlavatar @blenkinsopthebrave
Something on which we agree.
Whenever I am sad (such as now with my OH, )or feeling off, I always watch Doctor Who
David Tennant to start with, followed by Peter Capaldi.
DT makes me laugh, but PC makes me think, laugh and get teary – thanks to Steven Moffat’s script and Peters delivery.27 November 2019 at 12:18 #68427
@winston Hope you are feeling better soon and that the Doctor helps. I also watch Doctor Who when I need cheering up. I am currently doing my annual pre Christmas re watch of the Christmas Specials, and the odd favourite episode in between.
Janette27 November 2019 at 16:22 #68428
Every version of the theme tune. Simply staggering who far ahead of her time Delia Derbyshire was.28 November 2019 at 04:22 #68431
@pedant that is just what I was looking for last night. I do love the theme music. Delia Derbyshire was indeed ahead of her time and her realisation of the music is inspired. Ron Grainer also deserves credit for composing it. I am always impressed at how well the music loans itself to new interpretations.
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