• Arbutus replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @Roger429     Welcome to the DWF. Like you, I was never much for social media or participating on forums, until this one. (I was drawn to join shortly after the 50th anniversary special, so that I could comment on a fabulous essay by the erudite @bluesqueakpip. I have found that the level of discussion around here hugely exceeds the usual a…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi there @bluesqueakpip. @mudlark @serahni  and all you great men and women!  @whisht @blenkinsopthebrave @arbutus  @nerys. This idea sounds like it’s about theology only, but I think it’s about changing perceptions -or not changing them?

    Due to the ‘serious’ nature of the post below I thought I’d should share this from a Reuters article which co…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 4

    @bluesqueakpip A split second I think. Unfortunately the creaky structure of this story is too evident, especially on repeated viewings. I always get the impression that they had a script for a four part story and then realised that they needed a six part script so did a quick patch job on it. (which is essentially what happened) I think it…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 3

    @bluesqueakpip Another excellent overview. Finally got time to watch the episode. Things are speeding up a little. The Doctor in his element, or should I say, Tom Baker is in his element, being the eccentric, enigmatic hero who is at least three jumps ahead of everyone else. He can switch from clown to evil dictator in the flick of an eyelid. I…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 2

    @bluesqueakpip It may be that there was more (and certainly in some areas less) gender equality in Australia. Most of the female teachers I had were married but they were also mostly young, ie, post “Gough Whitlam” generation. Australia had a seismic shift in the 70s that catapulted us into the future and from which we have been regressing ever…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 2

    @bluesqueakpip Wow. I not sure what is left to say after that detailed breakdown. I think you have nailed it.

    I watched this episode straight after watching Hell Bent. I have been doing a Gallifrey based re-watch in the past week so this was very timely. Gallifrey is recognisable but very different. Love the blow up plastic seats, but they are a…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @bluesqueakpip if it’s a dating site, it’s not a very good dating site. I’ve yet to receive a single unsolicited (or solicited, for obvious reasons) photograph of genitalia. (Or then again, maybe that makes it a very good dating site after all).

  • idiotsavon replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    All sounds incredibly positive and exciting @pedant @bluesqueakpip

    @thane16 Thanks for asking, and I hope you and yours are all ok. Savon Manor is looking rather unkempt. This is partly because we haven’t looked after it in the cold weather, and partly because we barely look after it anyway.
    What is more, the groundsman (aka Mr Savon) has an…[Read more]

  • @craig, @bluesqueakpip, or anyone who can solve the issue, I suspect that I am not the only person to receive an email from Elizabeth who wants to share her fortune…

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant @bluesqueakpip Late to the party of sugar.

    Wondering if Diabetes is hereditary? Is remission something that lasts for a few years only anyway? I know with Cancer or Crohns (both with unknown etiology) that a few years only can be widely interpreted. Are sounds being made to indicate that the study mentioned would rid the body of Diabetes…[Read more]

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

    @bluesqueakpip Keen to restart the BG watches and am happy to go with the “Women Time Lords” theme if that is what we are doing. Happy with whatever is chosen really and with whatever works best for Craig and the other mods. I was also thinking of maybe doing a podcast, (on my local community site) to coincide with the discussion here at some…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Bluesqueakpip  @idiotsavon

    That’s if May goes of course. I wouldn’t put it past her to cling on

    Given her record of bloody minded obduracy May will have to be dragged out and will cling to the curtains and brace herself in the door frame on the way rather than go willingly.  With her it’s all ‘my way or the highway’, and her typical negot…[Read more]

  • @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.



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