• janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)


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


    “It’s possible that the storyline is heading in a direction where the Doctor is losing all her ‘props’ – Gallifrey, Time Lord and now the Police Box – in a way that symbolises the past she now knows she’s lost. But if that’s the direction I’d expect it to end with the Police Box back as she gets her sense of self and identity (w…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @bluesqueakpip  I agree, when you gotta go, you gotta go and when you go you need the T.P.

    Stay safe

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @bluesqueakpip Odd about the toilet paper. We had the same thing here in New Zealand. I must admit to being moderately guilty, I didn’t go crazy buying it but we were in Christchurch when it all kicked off and we came back up to Auckland with three packs of TP in the back of the wife’s Mazda. Cleaning products all flew off the shelves too, luckily…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip

    Your explanation certainly makes sense. I suppose, for me (and I confess that my Master never really included the RTD years) I have always seen the Master as (highly) unreliable narrator.

    Still trying to get my head around how he (of all people) managed to destroy Gallifrey in such a targeted way that he could save just enough (…[Read more]

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

    @geoffers, @bluesqueakpip, I have a bad feeling about this. Somehow, it feels like something Chibnall would actually do–divest the Doctor of a symbol of authority (a police box) just as the last couple of seasons have reduced the Doctor as a symbol of authority, by giving more agency and responsibility to the companions.

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator


    Sadly, there’s no great glowing eye any more, though there was 25,000 years ago – known as the Taupo supervolcano, it was a humongous eruption in the middle of North Island where Lake Taupo is now. I think the lake is in the crater.

    There are (of course) books and probably websites that tell where all the locations for LOTR are. I…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hello, @bluesqueakpip @janetteb and all! So far, so good for my dad. He’s still in hospital, but feeling reasonably well. His oxygen level is still low-ish, so that’s why they’re keeping him there. Meanwhile, Dad is reading a book I sent him, filling out crossword puzzles and Sudoku. Plus he watched an Indiana University football game on TV. They…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip

    Wonderful story. I am biased because my admiration for Van Gogh’s work began when I was around 11 years old, and have five prints (large ones) on my walls.


  • 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]

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