• Cath Annabel replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Thanks @thane16 – have been meaning to check in here and see how everyone is doing. We’re ok here – v lucky really. We’re in good health, retired so our income is unaffected, and live near beautiful countryside so we can go for our government-sanctioned daily walk to do our legs, lungs, and souls good. The hard thing, and it is really hard, is not…[Read more]

  • @davros I read somewhere – probably on the Other Place, and whether it was info or speculation I know not – that the same actor played Old Brendan and Ko Sharmus….

  • Are people thinking that Brendan is the lone Cyberman? I can’t quite see that. I saw somewhere (possibly on The Other Place) that the same actor plays old Brendan and Ko Sharmas (sp?) but IMDB doesn’t give the actor for the former (it defo wasn’t a prostheticised Evan McCabe). Whoever he is though, who are his adoptive dad and the Garda officer…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @thane16 Thank you so much for the Floyd – such a beautiful and moving track. I know it was posted with me in mind – my kid brother died almost a week ago. Expected, as he’d been diagnosed with terminal cancer the summer before last but still. Always sudden. We’re all doing OK, in the circs, but a lot of the time it just doesn’t feel real, so life…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Spyfall

    @pedant OK will need to re-view Army of Ghosts. Even so, what about the ‘we chose this form to take the p***’?

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Spyfall

    Well, we thoroughly enjoyed this. Didn’t expect the Master, no idea what his parting words mean… but we’ve another ep on Sunday so not long to wait for at least some of the mysteries to be resolved. I’m not convinced that the aliens are Cybermen, but they aren’t behaving like Cybermen ever have done (OK, the rules are flexible, but still…).…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Wishing you all a good New Year’s Eve. I know I’m not alone in going into 2020 with a heavy heart, whether for personal reasons or because of the state of the world, but we have Who, and that’s unequivocally a Good Thing. Will see you on the other side, looking forward to hearing what you think of the new episode (whenever and wherever you get a…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Thank you @missy,@thane16, @whisht, @pedant, @blenkinsopthebrave, @miapatrick. And to Missy, yes, one compartmentalises as best one can and does what one must and you have my deepest sympathy. One clings on to good things, and this place is a Good Thing and I will come here whenever I can even if I can’t muster bonkers theories about Who, because…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Hello all. Have been an exceedingly occasional presence on here over the last largely Wholess year, but am looking forward with excitement mingled with trepidation to the NYD episode and the new series. Trepidation because I so so so so want/need it to be good. Of course I always want/need Who to live up to the place I’ve given it in my life, and…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy I’m so very sorry to hear that. Cancer is an evil bastard and has no regard, ever, for fairness and justice. I hope that you get the support you need, medically and in other respects too, to get through this.

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    I know this is hardly an obscure Woodstock moment, but I have to interject with some Hendrix.  Was he ever more beautiful?

     

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @syzygy  I love your description!  Am working on the relationship between text and music at the moment for my thesis (specifically literary fugues…) so it rings lots of bells. Great clip too!

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Books thread

    Just re-read Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, which was every bit as wonderful as I remembered it being.  And then I read La Belle Sauvage – first in the new Book of Dust trilogy, which I also highly recommend!  Part 2 is due out in October.

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Films thread

    @whisht @blenkinsopthebrave yes, yes, yes to Arrival.  A truly beautiful film.  I really didn’t want the lights to go on in the cinema when it finished as I was still sobbing.  Thoughtful and subtle and unexpected.  Soundtrack is brilliant – by the late Johann Johannsonn who died far too young but left us some wonderful work.  I will track down…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Seconding @pedant ‘s praise for First Man.  Gripping, claustrophobic, intense – and a remarkable amount of suspense given that we all knew that they would make it there and back again!

    Also seconding commiserations & best to @missy – hope things start to improve soon.

  • Hello all, have been AWOL for a while but prompted to post re a couple of TV things.  First off, Years and Years, highly recommended. Very RTD (in both its virtues and its flaws).  Managed to be funny and heartbreaking and provocative – not perfect by any means (I won’t be too specific about my quibbles for those who haven’t seen it yet) but b…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Good to see lots of love for Jimi here!  His musical legacy is extraordinary – who knows what he might have achieved if he’d lived a bit longer…

    Also now immersed in retrospectives for Andre Previn – obviously one has to reference the Morecambe & Wise sketch, which is of course utter brilliance, but hope to listen to some of his jazz piano…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @winston @thane16 @pedant Many thanks.  And @pedant – that Buffy quote has come to mind so often lately, it just sums up the experience of losing someone, at whatever stage of life and in whatever circumstances.  It’s always sudden.

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @thane16  Thanks for the thoughts!  It seems appropriate to talk about my mum-in-law (who died just before New Year) on this particular forum (she’s had a mention or two elsewhere, mainly in relation to the challenge of watching the Christmas special with her after the dementia set in and her attention span was somewhat erratic), as she was a m…[Read more]

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