• @bluesqueakpip

    It is certainly very promising, but a) science is only as good as the last replication and b) it needs evaluating for other effects – long term, for instance –  beyond the hypothesised.

  • @bluesqueakpip

    Indeed, also known as the Newcastle diet on account of where the pilot research was done. It’s very promising, but worth noting that it is still early days, and a lot of signal-noise ratio needs to be resolved.

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    ok – so this is inspired by @bluesqueakpip ‘s excellent blog on Grace.

    I’m sure we had this tune during the series but I can’t remember.
    Takes a min or two to get going.

    I tried to find the lyrics and discovered that the lyricist went through their own conversion – quite a story.

  • Whisht commented on the post, Series 11: the heart of Grace

    Hi @bluesqueakpip – just wanted to say how much I enjoyed what you wrote.

    I liked the whole piece but hadn’t thought of the mirroring of the Doctor (as grandfather) with Susan and Grace with Ryan.

    You’ve […]

  • winston commented on the post, Series 11: the heart of Grace

    @bluesqueakpip   and @miapatrick   I see Yaz as the level headed member of the team maybe because of her training as a police officer. She knows the value of working with others and how to keep the peace and how […]

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

    @bluesqueakpip  The blog is great and I have written 2 replies over there that seem to disappear into thin air or another time?  That is too bad because I wanted to tell that I agree with you about the loss of Grace and how it effects  Ryan and Graham in this series, how it changes all of them because loss is change and change can be scary. Th…[Read more]

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

    @bluesqueakpip, @winston, @janetteb By golly, we did discuss it back then. Of course, I have entered the phase of life when what I did yesterday is often a mystery to me…

    Until @craig is back on deck (best wishes) might I suggest that if you can find a copy on a streaming service or online (particularly those who might not have seen much early…[Read more]

  • 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.

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

    @bluesqueakpip   Thanks for the heads up on the Time Meddler. I looked and found the discussions right where they should be. Now I need to find the episodes and watch them because they look good. Maybe we can find an episode we have not re-watched , I am open to anything.

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

    @craig, @bluesqueakpip, @thane16, @winston, @janetteb, @cathannabel, and, well, everybody

    I mentioned this before, but, I think it would be a great idea if we could have a discussion about Dr Who again. After all, that is why we are here.

    So @craig, (and everyone) what about “The Meddling Monk”?

     

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

    @bluesqueakpip
    Can’t figure out how to put in the link, ya I’m forum stupid, but it’s a article and comic books .com. Just Google Chinball wants to leave the show

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

    @bluesqueakpip


    No I don’t work in TV but there are plenty of SciFi shows that made more than 10 episodes a year..Star Trek TNG, V, DS9, Dark Matter,The Magicians, and so on to name a few ….but it sounds like you are telling me that if The Doctor was cut back to a 6 episode split season with 10 to 12 months or more in bewteen the “split” that…[Read more]

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

    You’re complaining about the number of episodes.@bluesqueakpip pointed out that we, in fact, got a loss of fourteen minutes this last series. That’s very little difference in work load, it’s just longer episodes.

    She also pointed out that to get more episodes, they’d need a bigger budget. The greatest enemy of the Doctor has always been, not the…[Read more]

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

    @bluesqueakpip
    Like I said, repeating myself for some reason….
    It doesn’t matter where you work, if you can’t keep up then it’s time to change jobs!!

    No one said anything about budgets, Peanut with a “C” was complaining about work load.

    As for budgets, now they have been mentioned, it’s simple, what the hell is the Doctor doing with so many…[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]

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

    @bluesqueakpip
    It doesn’t matter where you work, if you can’t keep up then it’s time to change jobs!!

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

    @bluesqueakpip
    It doesn’t matter how much work it is, it’s 12 episodes a year, well it’s supposed to be 12, for those who give a sh*t about the show. IF he wants to produce he should stick to that because as a writer he is less than ordinary which DW does not deserve, not that any of the others (writers) are much better. So pinhead with a “C” if…[Read more]

  • IAmNotAFishIAmAFreeMan replied to the topic Rosa

    @kevinwho

    it’s, if I can coin a term, inciteful

    And describing a scene where a British Asian woman and a British black man discuss there experience of racism as “makes me want to eat gravel” isn’t?

    Riiiight.

    As @bluesqueakpip alluded a couple of weeks back, the only question is in which Reddit sub they are discussing tactics.

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

    @bluesqueakpip brilliant idea. For me, some distance from the show can cause me to realise that the reasons could be because of other things affecting programming

    @kevinwho  I just did this looong philosophy thing on logic, rationality and god: can you use rational thinking to prove the existence of God.

    Sometimes we need to be emotional in the…[Read more]

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