• nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave @winston @janetteb and all, thank you for your kind thoughts. Dad’s funeral service was wonderful. My father was a retired university professor of counseling and psychology, teacher education and statistics. Before that he was a high school band director. So teaching was his life, and as such, he was one of those very…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic S31 (5) 11 – The Lodger

    @blenkinsopthebrave This is one of my feel better episodes that I play because it always cheers me up. The Doctor playing soccer and working at the call center are fun to watch as is the cute relationship between Craig and Sophie. Being a massive animal lover and Doctor Dolittle fan I love when the Doctor talks to the animals, the cat in this…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic S31 (5) 11 – The Lodger

    wow. This thread had been dormant for a long time. Looking at the date on Phaseshift’s post reminds me of how old this forum is.

    @blenkinsopthebrave The Lodger is a fun episode. Maybe not being familiar with James Cordon helps as I found the report between him and the Doctor to be delightful. I also enjoy Closing Time. Whenever The Doctor…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave. I will have a look at it. I don’t think I have seen any of the Liz Shaw stories. I was thinking Day of the Daleks as it to me typifies the Pertwee years. My eldest son suggested Monster of Peladon but I would rather a story that features UNIT. We will do Dr Who in November so plenty of time to think about it.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • nerys replied to the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    @bluesqueakpip @miapatrick Thank you for that clarification. I’m from the States, but live in Canada, which has a parliamentary system similar to the UK’s. The “secretary” designation raised eyebrows for both me and my Canadian husband.

    @blenkinsopthebrave I may have to bite the bullet and go the purchase route. Or be prepared to be patient…[Read more]

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    We see the Dalek from Resolution being driven away, there is a stop at the side of the road, the truck is driven away, there is huddled discussion between Robertson and the scientist, there is a demonstration of the Dalek to the corrupt politician…

    Yup. It was a long slow burn of a set up. That is, the plot proceeded m…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave

    Martin Belam, who wrote this year’s recap over at T’Other Place, made a very good point. He was watching this with his kids, aged seven and ten. The bits he found clunky were also the bits where the seven-year-old was going ‘aha!’

    The Verhoeven film was brilliant. It was also rated 18 in the UK. It was not aimed squarel…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston @blenkinsopthebrave @mudlark @dentarthurdent I echo your sentiments for a Happy New Year. Here’s hoping that 2021 will be an improvement on its predecessor.

    One bit of wonderful news from our corner of the world: A friend of ours has polycystic kidney disease (which she inherited from her mother, who died from it). Her kidney function…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Happy New Year everybody, although I hesitate to utter those sentiments aloud for fear of tempting fate. Certainly the immediate future doesn’t look particularly rosy, but thank you, @winston, for listing some of the positives of 2020.  I’m not entirely sure that slopping around in pyjama bottoms counts entirely as one of those positives: at…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave I do have cable, and so I watch Doctor Who via the CTV Sci-Fi channel. Which reminds me: I need to check to see when the holiday special is airing!

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave   I don’t know that there is one. I don’t have cable either. I’ve always purchased my Dr. Who on iTunes. $4 will get you the episode plus any special features. The new episodes usually become available for download around midnight, after they air in North America. The bonus is no ads, which I gather are a nuisance on the broadcast!  🙂

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave I only just saw the item about Waris Hussein. He was especially talented given the obstacles he had to overcome to succeed at the BBC at that time. Really liked the portrayal of him in An Adventure in Space and Time.

    We watch through a projector or if I am watching things while on the exercise bike, on son’s monitor so the 4k…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave  The holiday season will be different at our place ,very quiet and maybe a little boring but I refuse to have a sad Christmas. I won’t see my kids but I can talk to them all day on the phone and send pics to them and they are SAFE. That is what matters most and that is what makes me happy. Besides , I am a gardener and my…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys Nova Scotia sounds so lovely. Your descriptions bring back memories of L.M.Mongomery books. Glad you father is recovering.

    @blenkinsopthebrave and @winston I really wish that our government had made mask wearing compulsory, especially as I spent an afternoon making myself a mask and have barely had an opportunity to wear it. Instead they…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hello  @arbutus  it is good to hear from you and I am glad that you and yours are doing good. I have been baking my way through all my cookbooks and my waist line shows it.  I was keeping busy in my garden but it is under snow now so I made a snowvid man who wears a mask and holds a bottle of sanitizer in one stick arm and a measuring tape for so…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    Thanks.  You know, it’s occurred to me that Donald Trump is certainly making sure he’ll be remembered – as the biggest and most spectacular loser ever.   Nobody loses like Trump!   Probably not what he’d like to be remembered for, but it’s entirely self-inflicted.   I have to admit I’d have been secretly disappointed if he’d p…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

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  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston If I am ever fortunate enough to get to Canada then I will certainly visit and likewise if you ever get to Australia then would love to meet you.

    Back in the early “noughties” I was active in a toy collector’s forum and when we went to the U.K there was a meet up which was one of the highlights of the trip. It was so nice to meet people…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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  • Mudlark replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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