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


    Yes, they did have good actors. Michael Jayston. A brilliant Peter Guillam in “Tinker, Tailor…”

    I was not aware of the chaos behind the scenes. Scriptwriters died…!? They had to dump every commissioned script!?

    As I reflect on it, I wonder if there might actually be a logic to bringing the Valeyard back. The Master is fun,…[Read more]

  • Devilishrobby replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @bluesqueakpip oh good I though thought I was going to majorly upset ppl with my defence of Chibnall in this case though I do have to say I haven’t always been as enamoured with his Who style but in the case of the Timeless Child I think he managed to stitch together something that has bought together some  story strands that have been hanging th…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip   I really enjoyed Picard and I really like Discovery also. I do like the episodic style of Discovery especially for rewatching later when I can watch favourite stand alone episodes. The new style of Picard on the other hand makes me want to watch it all to solve the mysteries and finish the arc but I am not going to watch any e…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip

    Hang in there. Some old faces are going to start to appear, and the new, dark universe of Picard is going to connect with the optimism of The Next Generation.


  • @bluesqueakpip


    Those are some really vicious-looking scissors; I’m not surprised they later agreed the scenes where Susan threatens Ian and Barbara with them went a bit too far.

    It’s to hope nobody is doing that when they get fed up of each other in lockdown…

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

    “Not actually true. She’s had a reasonably busy career outside the Whoniverse, but not if you compare it with top-level writers like Moffat and Davies. Post Who she’s done a series for BBC Wales (Baker Boys) and was lead writer for Mr Selfridge. Currently I think she’s got several treatments out and a pilot filmed, but I dunno if an…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip

    The Moment, especially. And the calculations.

    I’d have to check but I’m pretty sure that The Moment as a Who concept predates both Moffat and Gaiman. Part of me wants to say that it feels like a Lance Parkin thing, though it’s possible that it was one of the Time War names reeled off by RTD at one point. Certainly, I’ve always felt…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator


    That article in the Spectator confirms what I have been hearing and reading. The speed and efficiency of the response has been astonishing and heartening, from the reorganisation within individual hospitals and the rapid organisation and construction of huge field hospitals such as that at the ExCel centre, to the fast tracking of…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @bluesqueakpip thank you, and yes, that makes sense. It is concerning when they reassure you that if it is that, it’s very very treatable, and then you hear, however, there might be no treatment for a long time, I think its the indefinite time period that makes it hard, not that there is anything they can do about it. My friend, who lives in…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    <div class=”bbp-reply-author”><span class=”useratname”>@bluesqueakpip</span></div>

    So sorry to have taken so long to reply.

    I am not taking any pills at the moment, but if this virus gets me, I shall be in a pickle.

    Thanks for advice.


  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor


    That fan video is a wonderfully clever montage, and a worthy supplement to the film.

    @janetteB @phaseshift

    Thanks for the recommendation of the novelisation. I confess that I have never really bothered with the novels and so far casual browsing hasn’t converted me, but that sounds well worth following up. My immune system being…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor

    @jimthefish @jannetteb @blenkinsopthebrave

    The novelisation of Day of the Doctor is an absolute joy. Other books in the range by Russell ‘the’ Davies (a nod to ‘fiveish doctors’ there) and Paul Cornell all seemed to try to go for the Terrance Dicks approach (and why not). Day of the Doctor has a clear authorial voice – if you’ve listened to…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip, @janetteb

    Both “Adventure in Time and Space” and “Five-ish Doctors Reboot” are excellent suggestions for a re-watch.


  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor


    Yes, that’s exactly what DotD is. Very well put. You can feel the love and affection oozing out of every pore of this story.


    Yes, I know that there are many out there who love the Zygons and they’re very much the epitome of Old Who men in rubber suits. Which, now I think of it more, are why they’re maybe the perfect…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor

    That was great fun to watch again and I enjoyed it as much as I ever did. All the Doctors were together,so different in looks but still the Doctor and it reminded me why I love this show.Tennants brave warning to a fat bunny and Smiths remarks on 10s skinniness still make me grin as well as Hurts complaints about the other Doctors use of the sonic…[Read more]

  • BadWolfAlice replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor

    That was great, I really enjoyed watching it again. It’s only been less than a year since I last watched this episode but I’d forgotten quite how brilliant it is. I loved Strax’s introduction video too, that was hilarious.

    Also, this quote from @bluesqueakpip in this thread, four and half years ago, has aged remarkably well. 😉

    At least thirteen.…

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  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Have six ranting Young Adults in the room so not really able to concentrate on the posts above but want to add my endorsement to the suggestion of doing a “Day of the Doctor” re watch. If I may dare, (not having read the relevant posts) can we also do a watch or re watch of The Five-ish Doctors Reboot. (I don’t recall if we ever did a viewing of…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @bluesqueakpip (and @miapatrick)

    Glad to hear you’re hopefully in recovery mode now. We’re in self-isolation mode now and I’ve had to conduct the last of my lectures and seminars via online technologies. Which has all worked out pretty well so I wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes increasingly standard in the future.

    Books and TV bingeing are…[Read more]

  • 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]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator


    All good wishes to you and your boyfriend, and fingers and toes crossed that you avoid further complications from the virus.


    Hope that you are not suffering from cabin fever and that you find a source of revenue, preferably not just UC, but even that at a pinch.

    Yes, the obsession with bog roll hoarding does seem…[Read more]

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