• @winston

    the 13th Doctor is Canadian!

    I love it!

     

  • I have been reflecting who a while on this before posting. On the one hand, I think JW does a great Doctor on her first appearance. On the other, it seems (as a script) to draw more attention to how to assemble the Tardis Team than how to overwhelm the viewer with the wonder of an alien on earth.

    And strangely, for a first episode, there is no…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip

    There are so many lentil jokes in The Young Ones–hopefully this one won’t be blocked.

     

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @mudlark

    Hope it goes well.

  • @arbutus

    Lentils. It brings back memories of The Young Ones

     

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Some random (and probably rambling) thoughts on everyone’s reactions to the “Chibnall approach” to Who. My first thought is that some people seem to be thinking that Chibnall is taking the show off in a new direction, divorced from the past (ie, no arc, and therefore, as @margaretblaine pointed out, little opportunity for bonkerising.) But is it…[Read more]

  • Yikes. Me too. Based on the language used I assume “Harriata” (and her/his/its) similar ilk have never read anything on this site.

    Thanks, @craig. Stepping in to save us (which is imposed upon you far too often) is greatly appreciated.

  • Just managed to watch it, having taken control (for a brief time) of the dark arts of the web. And it was brilliant. I mean really brilliant. I watched “Rosa” and thought it one of the great Who historicals, but this was not just a brilliant historical, it also succeeded on the level of drama. The family relationships, the impact on Yaz. It all…[Read more]

  • @winston and everyone else

    How could one appreciate the humanity of HAL (and the voice acting quality of Dougla Rain) without watching this?

     

  • Just reporting the passing of Douglas Rain, the Canadian actor who was the voice of HAL the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    It was so ironic, and so brilliant, that he expressed more humanity than the humans in the movie.

     

  • Just reporting the passing of Douglas Rain, the Canadian actor who was the voice of HAL the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    It was so ironic, and so brilliant, that he expressed more humanity than the humans in the movie.

     

  • @pedant As you bring your car to a stop, I am sure we call identify with the universal verbal response to being hit from behind by someone in a BMW.

    Glad to hear that the insurance is working out.

  • @thane16

    So, how was Myall Creek? It would have been great if you could have been in the Supreme Court as well, to hear about the trial, but I realise that wasn’t possible.

     

  • @pedant I have long believed there is something about BMWs that attracts the wrong sort of driver. I hope all the @pedant constituent parts are in working order.

  • @thane16

    T16, well it is true that I do not envy you the 43 degree heat, but I do envy you the trip to Myall Creek for your history assignment. It is a place I never made it to and would have very much liked to.

    To all those non-Australians, Myall Creek was the site of a massacre of aboriginal people by white settlers in 1838. But it’s…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @thane16

    The Blenkinsop household successfully mastered the dark arts of technology, and we can now watch it! “Rosa” was simply brilliant. Puro, thanks for for the suggestion, but this technological breakthrough will require less strain on the cellar. T16, good luck with the assignments, and please pass on my best wishes to Puro for the next…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @cathannabel Seconded. Have a fabulous time. (And your parting advice is very wise.)

    Who knows, by the time you return, the discussion elsewhere on the site may have definitively established the existence of God. Or not. My money is on not.

     

  • OK everybody. Ignore the distractions, get back to Doctor Who.

     

  • @thane16

    Puro, I know we both love the music of “Where Eagles Dare” (the greatest opening title music  ever?) so I had to tell you about a new book called “Broadsword calling Danny Boy” by Geoff Dyer. It is a short, but wonderful, Penguin title that captures everything that is brilliant about it, including the music.

    Obviously, I should attach…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @jimthefish I know where you are coming from re: the fans of the supercilious and slightly superior Doctors  that the young female companions looked up to (although even there I suspect we are still in @pedant‘s “angry virgins” territory). But that type of Doctor was only applicable to the ’70s with Pertwee and Tom Baker. The other Doctors not so…[Read more]

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