• @Craig  @janetteB

    I believe he was viewed as a safe pair of hands

    And therein, I think, lies a problem. Because if a safe pair of hands is all the producers of the show have to fall back on Doctor Who will inevitably, whether in the short, medium or longer term, stagnate and lose the magical element which has, with a intermittent hiccups, kept it…[Read more]

  • @craig I agree with those comments. He certainly did not stand out as a script writer and I suspect some of the more memorable moments in those scripts were added by Moffat, the light humour for instance.

    I also have not watched Broadchurch, crime fiction isn’t “my thing”, and only saw a few episodes of Torchwood. I liked the set up of the later…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Hi all – I’ve been tardy and not logged in to thank @craig for the new Music thread (yes the other one was creaking a bit!)

    So….. flowers !!

    So here are three ‘flower’ songs:
    Some classic shoe-gazing from Galaxie 500 –

    Then some live (fiddly) stuff from…[Read more]

  • @craig We just started watching Killing Eve last night, and you’re right. It’s superb!

    Not so great has been Star Trek Discovery, which has had a very uneven second season. It’s like the show can’t make up its mind what it is: pure comic book, trying to pay homage to the series’ canon or soap opera. Every time I got my hopes up that finally the…[Read more]

  • This is a much better paced, more ‘fun’ episode than last week. Probably because they now have a lot of plot to get through – get Leela and Rodan outside, bring Borusa in on the plot, develop a resistance movement through Andred.
    And room for some terrible puns. ‘A matter of time,’ indeed.

    The weakness of the Time Lords; they’re utilitarian…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Hungry Earth

    @craig  So I got the time to watch this and I really enjoyed it again. I think it has aged well and it was fun to see the 11th Doctor and Amy and Rory. Once again the Tardis has taken them where they need to be and not where they want to be so Amy has to wear her Rio clothes through the adventure.

    Something has gone wrong at the mine and while…[Read more]

  • Inside this episode is a perfectly good plot, screaming to get out.

    Unfortunately, that perfectly good plot would only take up about twelve minutes of screen time. Given that the two writers – Anthony Read and Graham Williams – were struggling with both the after effects of a production strike and having to write a replacement script in…[Read more]

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

    @craig  I will watch this one tomorrow while Sunday dinner is cooking.

  • winston replied to the topic The Hungry Earth

    @craig   Welcome back!  I got all of the 11th Doctor’s series for Christmas so I am ready for this one and although I have watched it I will again before I comment.Thanks, I am excited about this as it has been a long winter.

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

    Welcome back @craig!

    And you return bearing treats! You are a beneficent Emperor indeed.

  • @craig

    Yippee! Will watch this tomorrow – which is kind of appropriate, given the Sunday slot for the Whittaker Doctor.

    Glad you’re back, even if you did have to take a year-long detour to get here. 🙂

  • @craig

    Looks like it is time for a new Music thread…

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig @blenkinsopthebrave @mudlark @devilishrobby @miapatrick

    Apparently, Elizabeth thinks we’re a dating site. Are we a dating site? I didn’t know we were a dating site.

    I’ve been doing this all wrong….

    😉

  • @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…

  • Mudlark replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig

    A dubious entity calling itself Elizabeth Barron has just messaged me, purporting to be a wealthy widow on the point of popping her clogs who wants my assistance in distributing her millions to the needy. Why am I suspicious of this philanthropy 🙄

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

    Okay, I’ve been thinking about our BG episode recap discussions.

    Generally, we’ve run them as follows: @craig sets up a thread for each episode in the story, we discuss them. But that puts a lot of work on Craig, who has to set up a new thread weekly. That became apparent during The Invasion of Time discussion, when it just wasn’t possible for…[Read more]

  • @craig

    ^^^^^^ Something in this thread does not belong ^^^^^^^

     

  • 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]

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

    @craig  No problem, I have a bunch of Who to watch and a whole lot of time on my hands so I can certainly wait. I hope everything in your life goes smoothly, these days its the most we can ask for.

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

    @craig, @bluesqueakpip, @thane16, @winston, @janetteb, @cathannabel, and, well, everybody

    I mentioned this before, but, I think it would be a great idea if we could have a discussion about Dr Who again. After all, that is why we are here.

    So @craig, (and everyone) what about “The Meddling Monk”?

     

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