• janetteB replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

    BBC APPROVED SPOILERS...

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave  @JanetteB

    Thank you again for the icons -and yes, the White Australia Policy was “covered in class, Mum, only for 20 minutes, Mum.”

    Great 🙁

    And now we’ve a monologue by Piggy. The teacher (new & on rotation) is one of those who’s read Thane’s draft and hilariously ticked exactly ONE  box which red: “time limit met.” E…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    I thought it was from (cough wik…edia). Having scoured that & not finding the reference, I have the …other one saying “na na ni nar nar, you should always reference” (in that sing song voice & it’s only 8.30 am!).

    Shall I sing “We are one, & we are meeehney, the lah, la, la lah la lah li lah?”

    @janetteB me too -on…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    Compulsory voting: the single most civilized thing about the Australian political system, in my opinion.

    Agreed. @JanetteB losing faith in this is easy, keeping the faith with it, is the harder struggle.

     

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 and @blenkinsopthebrave

    Indeed. Afraid I am loosing faith in compulsory voting too. A vote becomes worthless if the voter is ill informed and has no clue who they are voting for or why. Sorry always feel bitter after elections, and feel for the younger generation who are having their futures stomped on by the clowns that run this country…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave @JanetteB

    thank you for your responses regarding ‘icons.’

    Agreed: depressing to wake up to but entirely predictable. The notion that a LNP would support and invigorate teaching and education is nonsense, isn’t it? LNP politics argue for continued & increased funding for private education and with fringe parties I’m sure…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave @JanetteB

    Dear Mr Blenkinsop at the Blenkinsop manor. I love that phrase. Someone else used the phrase and mum really liked it. I haven’t been on the site in all year.  ANd I agree with what you’re daying. Mum used to say that if she had the lottery she would move to Canada or the US -but she changed from mentioning the US…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @JanetteB @Blenkinsopthebrave @Craig @pedant @missy @winston

    Paging anyone anywhere..

    mate of mine is taking a last minute contract at university for 1st years where the topic is, basically, modern Australia. She’s wondering if anyone can add ideas as to what concepts or items are icons for Australia (forgive my bad gramma but it’s “Australia…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Hungry Earth

    @blenkinsopthebrave   There are definitely parts or clues to a much larger arc that Chibnall  writes into this story and I also wonder if it is harder to write. When I was at school ,a long,long time ago, it was easier to write a story when the teacher told you what is was to be about so maybe it works that way.

    The look on the Doctors face wh…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig @blenkinsopthebrave @mudlark @devilishrobby @miapatrick

    Apparently, Elizabeth thinks we’re a dating site. Are we a dating site? I didn’t know we were a dating site.

    I’ve been doing this all wrong….

    😉

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave -me too! It was a late night of telly watching for the Puro Crew

    @mudlark Eyes, noses, next it’ll be ears! Glad your chest infection has diminished, however & thank you for the answer.

    Puro

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

    @Blenkinsopthebrave *waves back*

    Talalay post – I agree (and apologies for it posting with the full length preview* (I just begin to think I’ve got the hang of this posting thing, then that happens!)). I love her direction (like Camfield, it’s got a flair, expertise and depth, that adds to the storytelling).

    Must go and check out the Crusade…[Read more]

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

    Thanks for that summary @Blenkinsopthebrave

    I remember The Crusade making an impact on me at the time as a little un (and you’re right about Douglas Camfield. His direction work turns up in a lot of 60s/early series, and it’s always notable)

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

    @bluesqueakpip and @blenkinsopthebrave It turns out I even posted a comment on that thread but I had not rewatched the story so my memory is not entirely shot. Must be time I remedied that. There are several early Hartnell stories which I have only seen the once.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave @bluesqueakpip, @thane16, @winston, @janetteb, @cathannabel,

    I’m afraid I’m currently having to deal with some personal matters but normal service should be resumed in March. Hopefully you can wait until then.

    We still have a short Chibnall retrospective to do, and a whole host of female Timelord stories lined up too.

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave, @janetteB and @winston

    The one slight problem is that we’ve already watched and discussed it, about four years back. I think it was one of the first Hartnells we watched. And we can’t really do the Dalek Master Plan because it’s mostly lost. There’s nothing to stop a second rewatch – the conversations are already set…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave   I think that would be a great idea and it could spark some new conversations. I shall see if I can find it at my library.

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave. I second that suggestion. The Meddling Monk was a fun story. I always enjoy the “history” episodes though I was not so sure that the Monk’s meddling, had it succeeded would have necessarily been such a bad thing. I suspect my Cumbrian ancestors would have preferred the alternate history that would have resulted. (That is if my…[Read more]

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

    @archaicwhovian,@winston,@blenkinsopthebrave she’s a great actor, but… I don’t want the Doctor to be anything but British. It’s probably as irrational as people not wanting the Doctor to be female, the Doctor isn’t, after all, human. I don’t object to American actors playing British characters, or vice versa. I’d forgotten that Christian Bale…[Read more]

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