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

    @oochillyo

    I am tempted to say “Blink”, as it is a brilliantly conceived and realized story, but my heart goes with “Vincent and the Doctor”. I just “speaks” to me on every level, and I love the way it reaffirms the premise of of early Hartnell-era Who that you cannot change the past. I have always been a bit ambivalent about the way the show…[Read more]

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

    Quite a nice interview with Colin Baker. He is spot on about the end of the 50th. It’s funny how Colin’s reflections on the show seem to outshine Colin’s performance on the show…

    Colin Baker on the Spiritualism of Doctor Who

     

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

    Whoa! That is terrible news about Dan Martin. 41…my god,  that is far too young. He was a genuine Who enthusiast with a real appreciation of what the show represented. But more importantly, he was somebody who shouldn’t have died so young.

     

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

    @bluesqueakpip

    Yes, they did have good actors. Michael Jayston. A brilliant Peter Guillam in “Tinker, Tailor…”

    I was not aware of the chaos behind the scenes. Scriptwriters died…!? They had to dump every commissioned script!?

    As I reflect on it, I wonder if there might actually be a logic to bringing the Valeyard back. The Master is fun,…[Read more]

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

    Not much happening on the Who front, so I thought I would engage in some idle thoughts (of an idle man). Am I correct in thinking that there was only one appearance of the Valeyard (“Trial of a Timelord”)? My fading recollection is that there was reference then to the Valeyard appearing after the Doctor’s 12th regeneration? If so, we are now at…[Read more]

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

    @davros

    I did not know about the Doctor Who connection with Grant Imahara. Thanks for the clip.

    49…that is way too young.

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

    @nerys, @winston,

    Thank you for the wonderful wildlife descriptions. I suspect you both live in a more rural setting than we do, but there are still delights to be had, even here. A couple of days ago we rose early and walked along the waterfront at Willows Beach, when a small river otter (or a sea otter?) quickly dashed from the undergrowth into…[Read more]

  • Just read that Ennio Morricone died. He represented a huge part of my life at the movies, particularly, but not limited to, the Sergio Leone movies. I have posted extracts from some of those before, so shall not do it again (well, not now). Perhaps there are others, such as Syzygy the elder…

    @thane16

    are you out there?…who could reflect in a…[Read more]

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

    Whoops! I stupidly typed in the wrong name in my message above. It was Earl Cameron I was referring to. I clearly need another coffee to get the brain working properly.

     

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

    Earl Williams, Who alumnus, just died. He was 102. He was, of course, in The Tenth Planet.

    Like a lot of black actors of the time, he was invariably only given small roles ( eg, as a doctor in Sapphire, the excellent movie about race relations in 1950s Britain) but was always memorable.

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

    @winston, @nerys, @arbutus,

    Happy Canada Day to all!

    As you know, I am an immigrant. And a very happy immigrant. Where I live, neighbours haven’t simply hung out Canadian flags, they have hung out flags with the heart instead of the maple leaf to show support–not simply for those on the covid front line, but for all of us.

    I would not want to…[Read more]

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

    @davros

    Really sad to hear that about Louis Mahoney. He was a great character actor in film and television over the years. And a major figure in advancing actors of colour.

    He could put so much emotion into that short scene in Blink.

    RIP.

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

    While watching The Three Doctors, I noticed it was co-written by Bob Baker. I thought to myself: Surely, I know that name. I looked him up to discover that besides writing a bunch of Who stories in the 1970s he was also the co-writer of the Wallace and Gromit stories.

    Crikey, what a claim to fame! To have written both Doctor Who AND Wallace and…[Read more]

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

    Mrs Blenkinsop and I have just watched the final two episodes of The Three Doctors…just great! I had completely forgotten about it given that so many years (decades…?) had passed, but it worked really well.

    Mrs Blenkinsop’s reflection was very interesting….that the fight (ie, the actual slow motion fight) between the Pertwee Doctor and…[Read more]

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

    Mrs Blenkinsop just started watching (well, re-watching, after many years) The Three Doctors. Great stuff! Had not realised how much Moffat drew on it for the 50th anniversary. Is it the first time one Doctor says to the other: “I see you’ve been redecorating…I don’t like it.”? Even the way they keep the (obviously ageing and ill Hartnell)…[Read more]

  • @whisht

    Crikey, you did! It’s either middle age short-term memory loss or lockdown disassociation.

  • @whisht

    So…did you manage to watch the two Borg episodes of NG and then Picard?

     

  • @whisht

    It has been a while since you have been around. Have not seen Devs yet. Clearly, I should.

    Must ask you a question, but it means heading over to another page. So…

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    Apparently, the festive special completed filming before the lockdown.

    https://ew.com/tv/doctor-who-mandip-gill-holiday-episode/

     

  • @bluesqueakpip

    Hang in there. Some old faces are going to start to appear, and the new, dark universe of Picard is going to connect with the optimism of The Next Generation.

     

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