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

    @dentarthurdent I should note that I did eventually catch up on all those missing chunks of Doctor Who, first on Netflix and then, after Netflix dropped it, on Crave TV. But, of course, by then I was already predisposed to like Donna, given what I had already seen. I did find Rose’s departure emotionally jolting, even years later, but it had less…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb I had read that there was another season/series of Good Omens! I really need to watch that without commercial interruptions. Sadly, as with Doctor Who, when there are constant commercial breaks, it really disrupts the flow of the program. It gave Good Omens an overly frenetic, almost frantic vibe, which I do not remember from the book.…[Read more]

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

    @Nerys I love Staged and there is to be another series of Good Omens. Apparently Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman discussed a sequel but never wrote anything down.

    @dentarthurdent I agree re’ the cubes. Such a neat idea but a very disappointing resolution. Speaking of Red Dwarf we are finally going to review it in the podcast but that is currently…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent I guess I was so taken with Oswin’s passion that I found that lacking in Clara, at least initially. I always felt (and I know this is subjective) that Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman didn’t have the kind of chemistry Smith shared with Karen Gilliam and, by extension, Arthur Darvill. “The Angels Take Manhattan” left me so distraught…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent “Asylum of the Daleks” is one of my continually rewatched episodes. It never gets old, at least not for me. Here we are introduced to Oswin, later on Clara. I was so intrigued by Oswin, but mildly disappointed by Clara’s debut. (Not to digress too much, but it’s almost like the idea of “The Impossible Girl” was better than how it…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines was the only film I saw in a drive in cinema, when I was very young, far too young to notice a historically incorrect train though my father, who was a train enthusiast might have done. His father was a station master so he grew up living in railway stations.

    When you know something…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent I think the real difference, (and many old Who fans would be calling for my blood for saying this) is that in BG Who the scriptwriters treat life as cheap, whereas in AGWho the characters who treat life as cheap, like Soloman are “evil”.  We cannot feel any sympathy at all for Soloman who committed genocide.

    Dinosaurs on a…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent and @devilishrobby In Dalek Invasion of Earth, which we watched just last week the “robomen” were wearing a kind of metal band over their heads which controlled them. And even though it is only a week ago, I am not entirely certain but  I think they were basically “dead”, and not “recoverable”. Back in Old Who days human life was…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent   This is one of my favourite Dalek episodes, the  Daleks needing the Doctors help with even more dangerous Daleks. Poor Oswin is one of them in the end and although I figured it out early I hoped I was wrong.

    There is a lot of banter, running down dark corridors and a little love story, who needs more? A quest to save the pr…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent And the Doctor adjusting his bow tie when it is clear that Amy and Rory have healed the breach. It is those lovely little moments that make Moffat’s writing so brilliant and the current writing seem so lackluster.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @dentarthurdent You missed one. Rory “What colour” and when they all look at him. “There were no good questions left”. (or words to that effect.)

    It is one of the “great episodes”.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent

    They could easily have fixed it by dating the telegram ‘1943’ instead of ‘1940’ though whether that would have fitted with them evacuating from London, I’m not sure.

    My favourite reply to the ‘but you used an artefact from the wrong period’ was from the producer of the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice. In response to e…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent We are currently the only state not in lockdown and keeping all digits crossed. The borders are so easily breached still Victoria has gone into hard lockdown which hopefully will curtail the spread quickly. I really hope so as they keep getting hit with wave after wave.

    I really love the Widow and the Wardrobe. It has such a warm,…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent  I agree that even the relatively “small” black bears (compared to grizzlies and polar bears) is still a animal to avoid and a few people have been attacked and killed over the years. We do not see them often but are always aware that they are out there. They are usually aware of us long before and they run away, most attacks…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston our houseguest/tenant loves otters. His girlfriend gave him a World Wildlife Fund River Otter adaption for his birthday last year. He has the certificate on display in our living area. I don’t know however if he has ever actually seen a river otter. Your home sounds heavenly but you will have seen a lot of changes over forty years. My…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent  and @janetteb   We had a very hot day with temps. of 28C  but with a humidex of 40C today but it is predicted to return to “normal” temps tomorrow. The problem here has been loud and flashy thunder and lighting storms with huge amounts of garden crashing rain and even some hail. I usually sit on our dock on the creek and feed the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent Nature is not compensating sufficiently. I saw on the news that despite the recent cold spell N.Z. is having a unnaturally warm winter.  I fear we are in for a monstrous summer.

    Cheers

    Janette

     

  • winston replied to the topic General Films thread

    @missy and @dentarthurdent  I am with you on whether I analyze an episode or not. If I like what I am watching then I am usually drawn in until it is over, but if I don’t then I tend to be over critical and analytical. I can over look so much if I am entertained or I don’t notice things until later on when I read them here. With Doctor Who…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic General Films thread

    @dentarthurdent

    Like you, I judge an episode (or film) by whether I enjoy it or not. If I do, I don’t question it. If not, then I watch again to find out why.

    Unlike my friend who analyses it as she goes along?

    Life is too short and complicated enough as it is.

    Then again, if part of the enjoyment is to analyse, fair enough.

    @janetteb

    As you…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Films thread

    @missy and @dentarthurdent I have to take a contrary position on the questions of whether analysis ruins the enjoyment of viewing/reading. I love to analysis as I watch/read though too much does ruin a text/ film but my majors were English and Drama the later mostly consisting of film studies so it has become second nature for me. I really enjoy…[Read more]

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