• janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @dentarthurdent Victory of the Daleks is not an episode I have ever re watched. It only had one thing to recommend it, the Dalek in Camos. I loathe “Kill the Moon” for many reasons not just the sheer absurdity of the concept, which lost viewers unsurprisingly, but also the proposal that the earth should be sacrificed to save the moon creature.…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy I enjoyed those early entries in the Stephen King oeuvre, too!

    I can read horror fiction before bed. Obviously I’ve been doing it since my return to Stephen King. But there are times when I read something so unsettling that I find it difficult, if not impossible, to fall asleep. Usually it’s something that takes me unawares. When I’m…[Read more]

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

    hey @dentarthurdent I was wondering as your carving your way through Series 5 do you mind if I tag along with you to watch The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood, when you are ready to watch the two eps let me know and we can talk about it here when the eps are over, I would skip those two eps normally as they kinda of freak me out and annoy me at the…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor (2)

    @janetteb and @dentarthurdent   I get how people are protective of their favourite characters, I feel that way about Sherlock Holmes who I think should be a British man as should Watson. James Bond can be a man just let the women in the films be kick ass instead of eye candy. But the Doctor is different, heshe regenerates into totally new p…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor (2)

    @dentarthurdent that is well said and I would pretty much agree though I would not have a problem with James Bond being less white as he has changed face so many times anyway but as for a female Bond, well I would rather see a new story featuring a woman. But  I am not a James Bond fan and have never watched a single movie and don’t intend to do…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent I was wondering if it was the beach or in the vicinity of the beach used in The Piano. Those sweeping beach shots were the most memorable part of the film.

    We are about a two hour drive from the south coast but if we take the back way and avoid the city, (which stretches almost from here to the coast) it is a very pleasant drive.…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent I has a look at the google images too and it is a stunningly beautiful beach.  Is the black sand volcanic?

    Time of Angles is indeed a cracking episode.  I love the moment when they realise that the statues only have one head. It reminds me a lot of “Curse of Fatal Death” which Moffat wrote as a Red Nose Day fundraiser back in t…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent  I googled Piha beach and it is a stunningly beautiful place. I love the black sand and the turquoise water. I feel I could walk it forever. The pics were all perfect weather shots but I would love to see it in stormy weather. An angry sea is an awesome thing to see, from a safe distance.

    We both got our appointments for our…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent   Spring has sprung here in Canada but some areas are “springier” than others but we will all catch up eventually. I have some beautiful patches of crocus in bloom and the colours are so good after a long white winter. The turtles and frogs are waking up and the birds are making nests, and I am starting seeds in the greenhouse so i…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @dentarthurdent Agree Sophie Okonedo is fantastic as Liz 10 and would have been a great Doctor. The star whale is hard to swallow as a concept but there are a lot of good elements in the episode.

    We have just rewatched Robot, Tom Baker’s first story and it was fun. I did not realise that he very first line is “Sontarans interfering in the course…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent   I absolutely agree and for some reason when I saw “Rose” for the first time I was totally “willing”  to suspend disbelief and sink into the stories like a warm bath. Other shows can drive me crazy though because I just don’t believe in them. It’s a good thing there are so many things out there to watch, something for ev…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @dentarthurdent You are right, I forgot Last Christmas which is one of the best of the favourites. (currently hanging my head in shame.)

    I think Twice Upon a Time is sad because it is the last Capaldi episode and because it shows the trenches that wonderful night. I love the story of the Christmas Truce but it saddens me too because it did not…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent   That is why Doctor Who is so good, there is something for everyone.

    My family loved Xena when the kids were young. That and Hercules were pretty popular in Canada.

  • Missy replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @winston: Yes, me too. At my great age you would think I would have got over it? Not at all.🙄 Yes, thank you, I am bearing up. As I tell my children I still have a pulse!😄 What about you?

    @dentarthurdent:  When I am alone – which is all the time – in the house, sudden noises, bangs etc make me jump,

    Usually, it’s just the water…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent The arrow made me cringe when I first watched the episode and still annoys me but I tend to overlook that for the sake of the banter between the Doctor and Robin though I understand how that can be too much. My sons also hated that episode for that reason. We often argue about it. They tell me  I am far too forgiving when it comes…[Read more]

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

    @winston by coincidence we currently have a plush river otter sitting on our table. Our border’s girlfriend gave him a WWF North American River Otter adaption for his birthday so maybe that is his otter you saw. Until yesterday I was not particularly familiar with the breed so having a toy version is not quite the same but still very cute. She…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @dentarthurdent   Well you learn something new everyday. I had no idea that the set for Smile was a real place.It looked so futuristic that I thought it was special effects. Next stop is googling the place. Thanks.

    All that white feels too antiseptic to me like the cubicle you sit in for a blood test. Beautiful but way to hard to keep c…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy  Hi to you too!  I don’t even like my blankets to hang over the edge of the bed, an old habit from childhood when I suffered from terrible night fears. Maybe that is why I am scared by the unseen threats more than the obvious ones.Like the thing under the blanket in Listen or whowhat bangs on the ship in the same episode and of course the e…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy  The Vashtra Nerada  Sure scare the heck out of me. A lifelong coward when it comes to the dark they gave me the creeps! Look what they did to that chicken bone. The Weeping Angels are pretty frightening, who of us doesn’t blink? @dentarthurdent Did you become aware at how many statues there are out there? Even in our little town there a…[Read more]

  • baines replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @dentarthurdent
    I agree, Moffat has a real talent for creating iconic and terrifying monsters! The fear of what you can’t see is used to some extent with the gas-mask zombies and the clockwork droids as they wear those creepy masks, and they are brilliant villains as well. I actually think the most disturbing monster ever in Doctor Who is …[Read more]

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