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  • Craig replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 2

    I forgot to say, having watched it again, I was wondering if this was “Doctor Who” or “The Barbara Wright Show”. 😉

    [I’m being ironic]

  • Craig started the topic The Keys of Marinus part 2

    This week, “The Velvet Web”. Barbara is missing, possibly injured or worse. The TARDIS team are looking for one of the four missing keys of Marinus but they must find Barbara first. They quickly discover she’s fine – in fact, she’s better than fine. Barbara’s living in luxury! But as the title suggests, all may not be what it seems.

    Morphoton…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 1

    Just as a weird addendum to my post above. I only found out recently why capital letters are “uppercase” and others are “lowercase”. It’s ridiculously simple and made me laugh, as I’ve been using the terms all my life without even thinking about it.

    Supposedly, printers of old had cases (drawers) of letters and they kept the capitals in the top…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 1

    @thane15 Kerning is the term printers gave to the spaces between letters. It’s a bit of an art, based on what letters are placed next to each other. I think the main problem in “SEA OF DEATH” is the slope of the A next to the T in DEATH. Both letters take up the same space. A graphic designer, these days, would reduce the space taken up by the T…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 1

    @Wolfweed as well as the great fluff, which I laughed out loud at, there is also the sexism in the script (or in the Doctor), which made me wince.

    There’s at least twice when the Doctor walks up to Barbara and Ian, who are standing together, and says something like “What do you think of this Chesterton?” Barbara had already been established as a…[Read more]

  • Craig started the topic The Keys of Marinus part 1

    To fill the gap between now and Christmas @Bluesqueakpip helpfully suggested we revisit some episodes featuring the first Doctor. As we already know, he’ll be making an appearance at Christmas (played by David Bradley).

    As we’ve done previously, we’re going to take one story and watch it at the pace it was intended (one episode per week) and…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    This ‘On The Sofa’ is now closed as it has exceeded the 1000 post limit. But there is a new, very comfortable sofa, for all sorts of Doctor Who chat here.

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

    @wolfweed Many thanks for the link, saves me some work – will get it up later today – probably around the traditional 6pm slot. Now I just have to decide what to do with the Home page.

  • Craig started the topic On The Sofa (9)

    As happens occasionally our sofa gets a bit too full and we have to move to a new sofa. This is a place to congregate, somewhere to “hang out”. It’s a topic for general chat about anything you want, and a place for new members to pop in and say “hello” without worrying about making any real contribution (we know that your first post can sometimes…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    Hi @blenkinsopthebrave @bluesqueakpip yes, I’ll hopefully have time to set something up on Saturday. Keys of Marinus all right with everyone, if possible? I’ll check what is easily available and easy to purchase.

  • Craig replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • Craig replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    For those collectors out there, Rachel Talalay is selling some rare items in support of the ACLU in the USA. Bids end on Sunday.

    http://www.cultbox.co.uk/news/sherlock-and-doctor-who-director-selling-very-rare-memorabilia-and-you-can-bid-now

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    So this is officially the most bonkers/fun thing I have ever seen.

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

    Russell T Davies received a lifetime achievement award at the Edinburgh Television Festival yesterday – which he fully deserves. He wasn’t too complementary about the government, or most of the industry!

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/aug/24/bbc-being-treated-with-contempt-says-russell-t-davies

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    I’m having a week off (although busy on other things), so having enjoyed ‘Silent Running’ last night I’m watching ‘The Big Lebowski’ tonight. So, y’know…

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    I think I may treat myself and watch “Silent Running” again tonight. Brilliant movie, fantastic script, performances and direction and, even if not, it’d be worth it just for Joan Baez.

  • Craig replied to the topic General Films thread

    Watching all the people in the US on the news, staring at the sky and watching the eclipse, suddenly reminded me of “Night of the Comet”. It’s on NetFlix and also I think on YouTube (illegally, but, y’know).

    It’s a cheesy, 80s B-Movie, and the acting is pretty bad, but it’s brilliant. A must see – especially if you remember the 80s, and it has…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    Hi @bluesqueakpip. If it is ‘spoilerish’ then yes, if not feel free to post here. After several years I think we’re still evolving and adapting. Or, again, if not spoilerish you could write a blog about it – blogs don’t have to be long.

  • Now I am going to close this thread as that seems to be the consensus. If you want it opened again please post your reasons in the “On The Sofa” thread and I’ll reconsider.

  • Not great, but I thought it worth posting.

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