• Devilishrobby replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent hmm yes for me Survival always felt a bit incomplete I think in part because there was never a what happens next  as that was the last pre gap story before the  2000 Who  film and then Post Gap series start. But I agree McCoys final season did have a definite vibe with there being hints then that there was more to the Doctors pa…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @devilishrobby Apologies for the error. I did not know they were made at Elstree. I lived just down the road for a few months, at Stirling Corner. Some of the “regulars” at the Pub had worked all their lives in the studios there.

    @dentarthurdent. That is the one. The Canadian movie was not good. It doesn’t have the feel of Dr Who. McGann was…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @Brewski and @dentarthurdent The Dr Who movies are British. IT was a thing the Brits did back then, make movies of popular tv series, usually just an extended episode. They were cheap to make and I guess had a guaranteed audience. I don’t think Kate’s comment was a reference to the Dr Who movies, nice though that would be, but to Hollywood movies…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    Thank you, @janetteb and @dentarthurdent! I too was amazed at the number of people who attended my mother’s funeral, not only in the choir, but also in the congregation. I got a nice surprise when I saw a good friend of mine there. I don’t think she knew my mother, but she was there to support me. Pretty wonderful!

    My mom’s partner worried ahead…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent Well I finally finished reading the Dirk Gently books, in the wrong order but that seems oddly appropriate. The first book is very clearly taken from the scripts for the cancelled “Shada”. There are so many Dr Who elements in it. Now I want to re watch Shada to look for more influences. It is understandable that D.A. would want to…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    I just wrote up a long post and when I hit send i was logged out so it has vanished into the ether. I won’t attempt to repeat it but will try and capture the essentials.

    @dentarthurdent just to clarify my remarks above. IT was not the pollies expressing those views but the voters and supporters. The Libs were so out of touch with the electorate…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    @dentarthurdent Another excellent review. Not sure what I thought of this episode but I feel that it was a bit of a let down after the promise of pt 1 however it is so often the case that the build up is better than the resolution so I have come to expect it with two parters. I often prefer the first half of films when the setting and characters…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spyfall part 1

    @dentarthurdent From memory I think the episode was filmed in South Africa, so a fair way from home so they are venturing ever further afield. They might get to Oz or N.Z yet..

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spyfall part 1

    @dentarthurdent I scrolled back to check on what I originally wrote but does not seem as though I wrote anything. I have not re watched this episodes but have a favourable memory of it. Sacha Dhawan is great as the Master but I was disappointed by the casting as I’d rather set my heart on him playing the Doctor one day. He proved in this episode…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Resolution

    @dentarthurdent Another great review. This was certainly more memorable than the previous couple of episodes, a 6.5 to a 7 out of ten episode. (maybe 7 is being too generous.) I do feel that Ryan and Graeme begin to feel overstretched as characters while Yaz has potential that is not tapped. (Maybe she finally gets to shine in the most recent…[Read more]

  • @dentarthurdent. I am enjoying your reviews more than the original episodes. I watched this one and recall absolutely nothing at all about it. The words, “totally forgettable” have never been more apt. I shared several of your comments to the general assembly here and they were much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • winston replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @janetteb @blenkinsopthebrave  and @dentarthurdent     Thank you all for the good wishes. Our area has declared a state of emergency now due to all the damage and that should bring in some more help. It is really a big clean up job. Our neighbours  have another neighbours 50ft spruce tree resting on their roof waiting for removal. It was pushe…[Read more]

  • Devilishrobby replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent I think I remember reading somewhere the original concept for the show was to give a platform where science could be explored in a fictional story telling way. I can quite understand your frustration about historical set stories it’s much like when I watch medical based tv like Casualty as a nurse who’s worked in an A+E I groan at…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent

    Like you, I tend to prefer science fiction/fantasy stories set in an imagined future to those with a historical setting, but not for the reasons you cite. For me, as an archaeologist and historian, it is the inaccuracies which are jarring, and there generally are at least a few inaccuracies or anachronisms.

    That said, I thought…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent I have no recollection at all of the Tsuranga Conundrum though I know I watched it, which I guess says something about the quality of the episode. Demons of the Punjab however I consider to be one of the better episodes of the series. Kerblam is another I had to look up to remind myself of what episode it was. I vaguely remember it…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @dentarthurdent

    What @bluesqueakpip said. I believe the prevalent theory at the moment is that this new Rose is new character and not some new version of the original Rose (there is a more specific theory but I think I’ll save that for the Spoilers section). As to Yasmin Finney’s credentials, they look pretty solid. I’ve only checked out a couple…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @janetteb  I really hope you get some rain and not stupid rain but just gentle drops to feed the land. There are so many places suffering from drought and the consequences are terrible for humans and animals alike. We need rain here already even after the snow melt because the ground was so dry going into winter and the spring rains have missed…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent I don’t know if it is just South Australians trying to claim to be best/biggest/worst at something and lack of rainfall is the best boast they have but the state is described as being, “the driest state on the driest continent”. Maybe that is due to efforts to farm land with poor sandy soils and irregular rainfall. In the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent I did like Yaz’s family too and wish we had seen more of them. There was rich narrative potential there that was never tapped. I might be wrong about the political slant. As I recall it did start off with an anti corp tone but that felt confused at the end but it has been a long time since I watched it and yes the preachiness about…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent Yes I take on board all you say. Growing up in Australia in the 50s and 60s the impact of England was always there. I know from friends it was the case in NZ as well. I often recall the joke about NZ at the time that so many men looked like Sir Edmund Hillary and so many women wore pleated tartan skirts with big safety pins on the…[Read more]

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