• blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Winchester

    @jimthefish, @mudlark, @craig, @bluesqueakpip, and all the other UK Whovians I am forgetting, my message above was principally meant for you. For those of us in the rest of the world, he is mainly a buffoon, and a sad reflection of what democracy has come to. Also, most of us are fortunate enough to live in societies without a House of Lords open…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Winchester

    Just reading on the UK news that Harold Saxon survived the vote of no-confidence. My commiserations to all.

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston, Damn. My commiserations. But think of it this way; as @janetteb can attest, ultimately the voters will realize what is really important, and vote in favour of the values the Doctor would approve of.

    In spite of everything, I still believe that people believe in the things that really matter. Sometimes it just take longer than it should.

     

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston, I really hope things turn out well for you today, but all the signs are more of Ford and the conservatives (I refuse to acknowledge the ridiculous “progressive” they stick on their name).

    Instead of watching the news, tonight probably calls for some jelly babies and jammy dodgers while watching some uplifting Doctor Who.

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb A majority Labor government, and the appalling Barnaby Joyce turfed out as the Head of the Nationals! Amazing times in Oz. I wonder if climate policy might finally move forward.

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

    I seem to be one of the few these days who post on old Hartnell stories which in this case, was “The Romans”, from 1965.

    SPOILER ALERT: I am going to give away some of the plot details, but I do so in the belief that so few people will ever get to see it. (Nonetheless, I am cutting in our wise time lord @jimthefish, who can make a decision on…[Read more]

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

    @winston You really have been through a lot. So sorry to hear about it, but so glad it is all over. The closest I have been to that was when we flew into Halifax about 10 or 12 years ago; the day after a huge storm had ripped up most of the trees in the city. It was chaos. The thing I do remember was that people took it in their stride, which was…[Read more]

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

    @winston That sounds really scary. So glad those closest to you came through unscathed.  Sorry about the maple too. They are so lovely.

     

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

    Over the last few nights Mrs Blenkinsop and I have been catching up on stories from season 10, including “The Pilot”, “Knock, Knock”, “Empress of Mars”, “World Enough and Time” and “The Doctor Falls”. All of them were incredibly enjoyable, and in some ways I might even argue that the Capaldi tenure was at its best in his last season (of course the…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Winchester

    Thanks for that @mudlark. Incredibly poignant. No child should be subjected to that.

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb – Excellent news! A minority government, but that still represents hope. And some justice for Grace Tame.

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @jimthefish Thanks for the new page. It is true that the old one was getting rather full, and at the rate that news stories about the next RTD incarnation are emerging, this page will fill up quickly, I suspect. Indeed, I have been reading so much about it in the last couple of days (but not from the BBC, so not for this page) I am actually…[Read more]

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

    I feel a bit like Data when he is trying to access the Borg mainframe…”Processing, processing…”

    It is starting to feel like RTD is going to plunge the new Doctor into the alphabet soup of Doctor Who, but with the proviso that it is the RTD Who universe he is plunged into.

     

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

    The Tennant Doctor and Donna Noble??!! Well, I suppose they were both RTD’s creations. I cannot imagine how he will use them. But then again, I am also finding it hard to believe that we have to wait 18 months before we see the first RTD show.

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

    @whisht

    But another Scot!!???!!!???
    Where’s the diversity BBC????

    Ha!! Brilliant!

    You have been gone too long, my friend.

     

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

    @dentarthurdent Yes I take on board all you say. Growing up in Australia in the 50s and 60s the impact of England was always there. I know from friends it was the case in NZ as well. I often recall the joke about NZ at the time that so many men looked like Sir Edmund Hillary and so many women wore pleated tartan skirts with big safety pins on the…[Read more]

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

    Was just reading an interesting article in the Guardian about the casting of Gatwa as the new Doctor, and the connection with the Englishness of the show. In the article it is pointed out that from the very beginning of the show, it was created, not by those who represented some idealized notion of “authentic” Englishness, but by those whose idea…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent Thanks for the link to the different Tardis consoles. I had completely forgotten about Season 14, even though I would have watched it at the time. Come to think of it, I have a feeling the opposite sex was occupying more of my attention than the Doctor around then…

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