• JimTheFish replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    An admirable policy. So you literally do have your own Fortress of Solitude….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    I imagine it’s happening largely on social media — Twitter and Instagram being likely candidates. But perhaps we could prevail upon @craig to repost our Day of the Doctor thread back to the front page and we can join in here?

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave I’ve seen a few memes regarding the delight of dogs, and frank discomfort of cats, at having their people at home all day!

    @Lisa – that’s the thing right now. There is a chance all this could lead to genuine change for the good. And a chance that it won’t. Many policies being implement right now, by Doctors surgeries, for…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick It sounds like you already have your hands full so I hope you can keep clear of this. Stay safe and sane.

    @blenkinsopthebrave   Our library is closed now but they have an online library so I have the books and the time to read them. We still have one more day of syrup making and then I can get down to catching up on movies and…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @blenkinsopthebrave
    😀
    And this seems apt also

  • Mudlark replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @blenkinsopthebrave
    😀
    And this seems apt also

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    I hope everyone is well and safe. Best wishes to @bluesqueakpip – hope you have a speedy recovery.

    I disappeared after the finale because the Coronavirus issue led to some emergency work with a couple of utility clients about emergency preparedness. It’s actually been a sobering experience looking at the reaction to this. I apologise to @rob if…[Read more]

  • Rob replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Morning All….. well it could be afternoon/evening/middle of the bloomin’ night, please choose the appropriate greeting

    Thanks to @Mudlark for posting that, very amusing 😃

    @Blenkinsopthebrave good idea to try and use our shared nerdom to reduce isolation and give us all a outlet to manage the pressures of the Coronavirus,  bravo. This is one…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave, @whisht and @mudlark

    Alas, I’m already in self-isolation – I managed to develop a cough yesterday (complete with headache and a bit of a temperature). As Mudlark says, I think I may be very bored of the contents of my cupboards by next week.

    I doubt it’s the Dreaded Lurgy Itself, but as you say Whisht, one way I can help is…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    That’s a great scene. I’ve always loved it. And a great performance. It’s an interesting one because we’re seeing a pretty arrogant, self-obsessed character and yet by the end of it he’s captured our sympathy and the insecurity behind the intellectual bravado is exposed. It’s great writing, great direction and great acting.

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @nightingale and @blenkinsopthebrave

    Yes, I’d concur with the both of you on Nolan. I’m not a massive fan either. Jordan Peele is a good call though, maybe with a side of Rian Johnson thrown in. But I think @blenkinsopthebrave might be right on the money with Preston Sturges….

  • @blenkinsopthebrave

    Agree about the lack of TV writers like Chabon in the UK, but Chabon is probably pretty unique as a TV show runner in the US, come to think of it

    That’s very true. I’m glad that he’s finally got to get involved in genre film and TV as it’s clearly been a long-standing interest — his book of essays on among other things Howard…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave

    Yes, the Piper analogy is really cool (and didn’t occur to me at all till you mentioned it). I guess it’s meant to contrast with the coldness of the Borg cube and the Romulan tech. Nice to see Riker and Deanna again too. (And was sad to say goodbye to Hugh again so soon. Couldn’t they have kept him around for a while…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @bluesqueakpip

    I hope so too – but I think, when articulating criticisms, there is a responsibility to assess whether there’s a genuine fault in the work, or whether the critic just doesn’t like this writer’s style

    Well, I would hope so too but I haven’t seen anyone not do that on this site. Not for years now. Writing, like all art, is subject…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @Jimthefish

    Just saying that I really hope that we’re not being infected by the Twitter virus where if you articulate any criticisms of the current run that you’re automatically labelled an NMD and basically told just to shut the hell up.

    I hope so too – but I think, when articulating criticisms, there is a responsibility to assess whether the…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @bluesqueakpip

    But I suppose my main point is that I’m developing a deep suspicion that had the Holmes/Hinchcliffe/Nation plot points been broadcast under the name ‘Chris Chibnall’, you would even now be telling me how awful they are.

    Well that’s a rather lame attempt to paint me as a ‘bowelstreak’ type naysayer, isn’t it? Especially when coupl…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave

    RE. Dracula. Yeah, I don’t think the third episode really lived up to the predecessors but I have to admit that I really liked the Demeter episode and might even consider it the strongest of the lot.

    RE. Picard. Yes, I’m really enjoying it too. And can we just take a moment to appreciate that it’s being co-written by Michael…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave   I literally just finished part 2 of “The Best of Both Worlds” 5 minutes ago and it was a great episode!  The Borg are scary enough without a Picard Borg helping them out.

    I am also really impressed with Picard and it does get better and better. I especially enjoy the new Captain and his hologram helpers with different pe…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

    BBC APPROVED SPOILERS...

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