On the Sofa (part 2)
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9 August 2013 at 14:02 #15760Anonymous @
@Shazzbot‘s back and there’s gonna be trouble
Sorry, my brain likes to spew out mutated song lyrics sometimes.9 August 2013 at 15:35 #157629 August 2013 at 15:38 #15763
In other news, I have been released to Home care and the delight of my nephews, who welcomed me with my penance of Episode Three of Twin Dilemma…
Intensive care was so nice…9 August 2013 at 15:53 #15765
Doctor Who Prom: The Doctor’s Theme
Rasping brass!9 August 2013 at 15:58 #15766
I am new here, and I do apologize if I am posting in the wrong section. I don’t mean to hijack the thread but it seems I cannot create a new topic (possibly because I am too new).
The thing is this, I am from the Netherlands and I would really like to come over to London in November and watch the 50th anniversary episode in some nice venue with other Who fans. But I don’t know where to go. There is the big convention of course but that is obviously sold out and besides, I am more interested in something not quite so enormous and crowded. I would just like to see the show on a big screen with other people who enjoy it, and have a drink or two afterwards.
Any suggestions on where to go? Do people even do this sort of thing or does everyone just stay home when the show is on?9 August 2013 at 16:08 #15768
@dementeddalek Unfortunately I don’t think any other events have been announced regarding the screening of the 50th.
It is supposed to be in cinemas across the country so I’m sure whichever town you end up in there will be a queue full of Whovians outside the local cinema!
The BBC will probably also show it on it’s “Big Screens” which are usually in the parks/city centres of major cities9 August 2013 at 16:12 #15769
@thommck Well that sounds promising! I had no idea it was going to be in cinemas. Watching it in the park actually sounds even better, provided the weather isn’t too bad.9 August 2013 at 16:22 #15770Anonymous @9 August 2013 at 16:28 #15771Anonymous @9 August 2013 at 16:39 #15774Anonymous @9 August 2013 at 16:40 #15775Anonymous @
David your fangirling http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=related&v=szuP0oBZX4g
My favorite part of The End of Time Part 2 and my ringtine http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=jzIhpLy6cZA
I know the date at the end is wrong http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=ywtklrmgyxc9 August 2013 at 16:50 #15778
I certainly think that the Dr could become a woman…
9 August 2013 at 16:57 #15780
@Shazzbot Ah, thank you! It never occurred to me to look for “screenings”, not being a native speaker and all.9 August 2013 at 17:06 #15782Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip
Is it ‘so bad it’s good’ or just so bad the TV dies in sympathy for the production teams’ careers?
@Shazzbot. ‘The Twin Dilemma’ is … unforgettable. Though in many ways, I’d quite like to forget it. The only good thing in it is Maurice Denham, who must have been wondering what the hell he was doing in that pile of sheep’s entrails.
Otherwise: dreadful script, some dreadful acting, rotten music, costumes that make the eyes bleed and a plot that is more convoluted than Ghostlight – and doesn’t have the clever ideas behind it that Ghostlight has.9 August 2013 at 17:07 #15783Anonymous @
@dementeddalek – no problem. And your English is fine. 🙂
Don’t Dutch schools start teaching English to children when they’re very young? Or is it an optional language to learn?9 August 2013 at 17:21 #15784
@Shazzbot Thank you, I try my best.
English is taught in all Dutch schools and it is non-optional up to a certain age, I think. I started when I entered secondary school but I do indeed believe they start earlier now.
Also, we don’t dub TV programs spoken in English but put subtitles on them.
As a consequence, all the Dutch love to practice their English, much to the annoyance of foreigners trying to learn Dutch 🙂9 August 2013 at 17:24 #15785
‘A Town Called Mercy’ is repeated tonight on BBC3 @ 7pm
9 August 2013 at 17:26 #15786
@danmartinuk has his next retrospective up on Caves of Androzani.
Talking of Dilemmas (Twin or otherwise), Dan appears to have dealt with the sixth Doctor by subverting the form of his next column:
We’re flip-reversing the list, because we can’t really make a case for any Colin Baker story making the grade. Instead, we’re going to look at Doctor Who at its very worst. Take cover, folks, its Timelash!
What a sensible chap. Good choice. Signs of outrage are small at this point, but some minor storm clouds are gathering.9 August 2013 at 17:32 #15788Anonymous @
@phaseshift – is Caves of Androzani on our view list here? I don’t want to read Dan Martin’s blog (yet) if so.9 August 2013 at 17:33 #157899 August 2013 at 17:46 #15790
Yes, thanks for reminding me. It was on a suggested watch list because a lot of people had it in the Regenerations Box Set (with Talons). It features five, and as much of Six as I want to revisit after my rant on the Faces forum. 🙂
No massive spoilers in it, if you’ve read the nominations for it on our Top50s list, but if you want to remain relatively unspoilt, don’t link.
So much more attractive a look than Colin in a Clown costume. 😉9 August 2013 at 17:59 #15792
I think you can be either intrigued by Twin Dilemma or dead – actually, they may be the same state…
Twin Dilemma is, to use a term with which I unintentionally offended @phaseshift, a dog’s turd. I don’t think he will be offended if I use the word in this context – at least I hope not.
@bluesqueakpip is, I think, charitable to Maurice Denham. But he is usually excellent – it’s just that no one could make this drivel entertaining or even watchable!
My nephews loved watching me squirm @scaryb….9 August 2013 at 19:10 #15793
I would like to clarify to others that using an expression like “a dreary disastrous dog turd” is not against the rules, or would even offend a Moderator (I feel I have used more robust language on many an occasion). I merely disagreed with your assessment of the actor as a participant in a conversation (which you later asked me to clarify by editing a previous post).
Would you agree?9 August 2013 at 19:45 #15796TardisBlue @tardisblue
So happy for all this good news:
Huzzah! Hip-hip-hooray! Happy dancing all around. The earth’s back in its proper orbit again ** and life is good.
DJ, some Glenn Miller, please.
ask a companion
ask a partner of your future human self
or learn dance moves for your son’s wedding (for @htpbdet)
TardisBlue ::: who is dancing a happy jig and invites you to join in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usO4y1dq_cI :::
*loved your lyrics, @MadScientist72
** Cf., The Stolen Earth9 August 2013 at 22:12 #15814
Yes – that is all I meant. It was a small attempt to be humorous (at my own expense) but I did not mean to suggest anything about the Forum rules.
Your enthusiasm and sheer glee is joyful. Thanks!
Mind you, the thought that my nephews had chosen Episode Three of Twin Dilemma specifically to make me squirm only serves to ensure the fate that awaits them as attendants at the wedding. 🙂10 August 2013 at 11:36 #15849
Kate O’ Mara is 74 today…
10 August 2013 at 12:20 #15854Anonymous @
@wolfweed – I look great for my age, don’t I? 🙂10 August 2013 at 14:01 #15861janetteB @janetteb10 August 2013 at 15:18 #15863Anonymous @
Hi janetteB – thanks for that. 🙂
But I have to mark you down for not liking Glenn Miller – and even further for comparing his orchestra to Twin Dilemma!10 August 2013 at 16:12 #15866IAmNotAFishIAmAFreeMan @pedant10 August 2013 at 19:34 #15871BoeSelecta @boeselecta
Hope this is the right place to ask this… Anyone been getting the IDW Doctor Who comics? I think they captured Matt Smiths Doc brilliantly.. I hope whoever picks up the license does as good a job10 August 2013 at 20:05 #15872
@boeselecta I don’t have many of the IDW comics as they’re hard to get hold of in the UK. I have been following the previews though and the artists seem to be improving again.
As for the new license, the rumour is that Titan will get the gig.10 August 2013 at 21:02 #15876BoeSelecta @boeselecta
@wolfweed thanks for that. My local comic shop gets em for me, but it aint too cheap.
Hope Titan gets the gig as it will be a lot easier to get our hands on them.10 August 2013 at 21:03 #15877Anonymous @
Word is that Titan has more or less got it in the bag…10 August 2013 at 23:22 #15882Anonymous @
Hi all – this is old-ish as it’s from June, but it’s still well worth reading (from the New York Times).
The blog talks about how we interact with other people, how we can hold contradictory opinions about people, the perils of Reply-All in emailing, and a whole lot more. It culminates in this beautiful line (but please read the whole thing, as the journey to arrive here is just as worthwhile):
if we want the rewards of being loved we have to submit to the mortifying ordeal of being known11 August 2013 at 21:53 #15912
The man who wrote the Dr Who theme tune, Ron Grainer, was born on this day, 1922…12 August 2013 at 10:43 #15928Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip
No idea whether this is anything to do with young Amelia Pond, but –
Amelia was the most popular name for English/Welsh baby girls, for the second year running.12 August 2013 at 10:47 #15929Anonymous @
@bluesqueakpip – also from your BBC link:
There were seven new entries into the top 100 boys’ names for England and Wales – Hugo, Sonny, Seth, Elliott, Theodore, Rory and Ellis.12 August 2013 at 13:47 #1594512 August 2013 at 13:51 #15946
Fires of Pompeii free for a limited time on itunes…
12 August 2013 at 14:17 #1594812 August 2013 at 14:51 #15953
Another great find @wolfweed. Even more interesting is the artist’s comments
I did a whole load of designs for an early draft when the concept and story was quite radically different from what finally got shot, but I’m not going to post them here as I think perhaps both the original creature and original story idea might well be resurrected at a later date…it was a very cool idea.
The original idea had the ‘hider’ more as a twisted human, but as the story evolved it became more like some other dimensional creature, not warped but just the result of a different evolution12 August 2013 at 15:43 #15962
When he wrestles the Dr to the ground an eye was supposed to open up in his chest. I built an eye and a chest section for this scene but it was never used...you can however still see in picture 6 the closed eye that was always present in the suit.12 August 2013 at 16:01 #15964
Thanks @wolfweed. Such as good creature, although I’m not sure we’ll be seeing a plush version in stores anytime soon. Not quite the same appeal as an Adipose 😀12 August 2013 at 17:55 #15975Craig @craigEmperor
@Shazzbot Good to see you back. Mod status restored. Nazi away 😉
And ‘Dad dancing’? The only person I saw Dad dancing was Matt Carney – yes, it was a bit posh this festival. Half expected to bump into Call me Dave too.12 August 2013 at 18:00 #15976Anonymous @
Thanks @craig. Although I’m going to take a tip from @scaryb and lose the Nazi suffix (it was hilarious in reference to Mitchell & Webb’s ‘Grammar Nazi’ sketch but got edgy in a not-good way after that) and go for a Dalek suffix.
Who Matt Carney?
Good to see you back, too. And glad you didn’t have to suffer a fist-bump with Call Me Dave (you posh git). 🙂12 August 2013 at 18:12 #15977Craig @craigEmperor
@Shazzbot He’s the new Gov of the Bank of England
One of my mates is doing a PhD in Economics and I told him Carney had basically strolled along behind a few of us for about 5 minutes and he was a bit devastated he hadn’t been there to chat to him. None of us did, but he’d probably have been straight in.
Haven’t had time to read 4 days of posts yet so apologies – Dalek it is… 😀12 August 2013 at 18:15 #15978Anonymous @
@craig – well, I know ‘that’ Mark Carney but the cognitive dissonance was too great to assume that he was the one you were referring to! I assumed some Z-list celebrity. My, you do mix in exalted circles, don’t you. 🙂13 August 2013 at 12:25 #1601313 August 2013 at 12:27 #16014
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