• thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    would love to make some friends in Australia

    @misslegaleagle  @blenkinsopthebrave  As Mr B mentioned, the episode you are after Miss Legal, is Extremis. Boy, are we in extremis here, of late.

    Puro and I are from Brisbane. I myself haven’t been to Long Island. The other day, before our holiday where we had to share the home with bright red r…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave being from Bris, you’ve done this trek many-a-time so we decided to do something unprecedented! Take a holiday which involved considerable driving and renting a lovely home -self catered – in Springbrook. On the first evening after a massive fry up  – – @pedant ignore this: think, instead, of mushrooms -ah, nope, hang on, not…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    I was born in 1967 which makes me 51 and one thing I know, @bluesqueakpip m’dear, and understand, is just how much work the arts ‘creates’ -and that was back in the late 90s and into the 00’s.

    TV is even harder. I’d say next to politics working in television certainly ages a person considerably -not necessarily in looks but as noticed in the…[Read more]

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

    @Thane16 – Happy to offer any cooking tips I can, Puro and Thane, tho it may not go further than – make sure you take the giblets out! As @idiotsavon (hi back) says – melted plastic is not a recommended seasoning! (Been there, done that too, I try to stick to garlic now 😉 )

    @JanetteB Sorry about the cinema disaster, but sounds like you made the…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @ragnarok I mean @idiotsavon of Savon Manor AND  @ScaryB  😀

    Happy new year’s to you both.  x0 x

    I remember, yonks, or timey-whimeys agos, we had a Ragnarok theme during the end of the Smith era?

    I’ve not watched the new ep yet. In fact, I haven’t hooked into the ABC much at all except for the occasional special from The Midwives or Foyles Wa…[Read more]

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

    Happy New Year to everyone. And apologies for AWOL-ness from the forum thro most of this series, caught in that pesky alt universe vortex (ie too much RL) again! Mega thanks to @Blenkinsopthebrave (and hi to your resident aliens masquerading as earth type felines) and @thane16 among others for not forgetting me and lighting the route back!

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave How did the cats cope with snow? We were fascinated by the way cats just ran over it in Sweden but they were raised with it.

    @kevinwho now that is some proper bonkerising. My head is still swimming after reading it.

    and  @missy Analysing a film or TV series adds to my enjoyment rather than lessening it and I think it is…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Winston  Happy NY to you, also.

    Lets all grab a hold 0f 2019 and make it do what its told.

    I love that! Using those memory or vision patches the Doctor uses would help. I think in Capaldi’s first season 1 of PC and Clara where she wants the Doctor to find heaven and get Danny back (naturally, the Doctor, practised at Aikido, and fully aware…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)


    one more piece of proof the he is trying to fundamentally change how The Doctor is perceived. From Jodie Whittakers portrayal of The Doctor and the writing this season and now a new year’s episode instead of Christmas episode he has changed the series beyond salvation. I don’t believe I will watch next season in protest. I definitely am…

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


    Very true, but let’s not make a change like that again! 😉

    I’m outraged. Outraged, I tell you (not really). Colin Baker rocks, at least in the handful of Big Finish stories that I’ve heard he does 🙂

    I’d stopped watching DW shortly after Liz Sladen left – not because of that, I’d just reached the stage in life where I had more i…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

    @blenkinsopthebrave  Glad to see you didn’t blow away in that storm you had out there. Your choices are excellent and I really like The Miracle of Morgans Creek. Have a great day!

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator


    The regular Xmas films Chez Fish go something like this:

    A Christmas Carol (various versions on rotation but more often than not the Muppets win out)
    In The Bleak Midwinter (of A Midwinter’s Tale if you’re American. Much overlooked and a great little film)
    Home Alone
    Trading Places

    And of course, as @pedant says…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave Not really a Christmas Movie person but we did a TV Christmas special podcast and I did some research on TV Christmas specials. The list was very very long. We featured an early Avengers episode which was interesting as none of the younger people in the group had seen any Avengers at all, or any black and white tv. We will be…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave

    Apparently Elf scores very highly on polls, but having never seen it can neither confirm nor deny its quality.

    Also look at TV

    Buffy 3×10 Amends

    The West Wing 1 x 10 In Excelsis Deo

    And obvious your Who special of choice (When you admire the sun it doesn’t admire you back”.

    There’s a Hill Street Blues episode that is just…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston @blenkinsopthebrave then there’s Polar Express. In its first release to DVD Thane watched it upwards of four times a day over several weeks and into the next Christmas.   😈

    I’m now making him sit through it again. I like some of the associated attitudes of kindness, mystery and adventure, thoughtfulness etc. It’s been at least…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @thane16 Puro, that’s very kind of you. But I couldn’t have done it without all of you.

    I know @blenkinsopthebrave is concerned about the level of engagement or conversation recently (which, although I liked the latest series I would lay some blame at). I am going to take some time over the holidays, have a think, see what the New Year special…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave      I suggest:  Scrooged   with Bill Murray because I really can’t stand watching Bruce Willis walking barefoot through all that glass. I actually cover my eyes till its over.

    I also suggest Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation because I like the comedies.

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator


    Oh, now, that IS weird. Yesterday’s conversation: “what film we gonna watch?


    “yes, but I want diehard 2, or any die-hard film too. But I like the plane one.”


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

    @blenkinsopthebrave. I can only speak for myself but I have not been posting lately mostly because I am simply too busy with other obligations. It is always a busy time of year for most people I think. I have been struggling to keep up with discussions and I confess some of the arguments from new posters coming in only to express reactionary…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig  @blenkinsopthebrave

    I understand you don’t wish to have us discuss or talk to certain posters. But if attacks occur then a smart and sensible response should be permitted by us. As long as we try to stay above that cranky and furious level -remaining level-headed, I suppose. I hope you don’t delete the comment on this page because it…[Read more]

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