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

    @Dentarthurdent, @winston and @ichabod. Same problem. We moved here in 1995. (have just finished paying mortgage and now finally own the house outright..). We did have to pack up and move out for a year. That was interesting. The packers had to call in reinforcements. They had never seen so much stuff. We are a family of hoarders, and now we have…[Read more]

  • @ichabod – (I don’t know why but I’m having trouble postuing this. It seems to sink without a trace) – what a coincidence. I’m a born hoarder (I still have a couple of cartons somewhere in a dark cupboard that haven’t been unpacked since we moved in in 1984). Just recently I’ve been making desperate but futile attempts to reclaim some floor space…[Read more]

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

    @ichabod I am imagining that if my house was bigger on the inside that I would have room for 41 years of stuff. It is not! Maybe the Tardis has a giant storage room and plenty of closet and cupboard space to hide all the things that have accumulated over so many years.  I do not! I can easily imagine how much stuff you have to clear out as I have…[Read more]

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


    Only by a year – my dear. *grins*  No, I am single minded  ( or bloody minded) about this, the next Doctor must be a male.

    Always has been and should stay that way. To hell with regeneration excuses.


    From the odd glimpse I’ve had of the Tardis, I couldn’t agree more.  MS and PC had the best Tardis.



  • @ichabod  (I wrote a reply and it sank without trace, try again)    I never did iTunes, but Youtube is marvellous for rediscovering 60s – 80s bands that I could never keep up with before.   For example I just discovered a ton of Mark Knopfler post-Dire Straits.  (Mention of a ‘surfeit’ – I decided to find the best version of his ‘Piper to the En…[Read more]

  • @ichabod

    But, We have already had the best female Doctor ever! With all the aforementioned qualities you just stated.

    It’s Joanna Lumley! She even had the best Sonic Screwdriver ever made by any Gallifreyan.

  • @ichabod    We’ll make a pact then – we’ll survive to see RTD’s new Doctor.    And anyone who breaks it – will never see the next Doctor.   How’s that for an incentive?   😉

    Meanwhile, I can’t help feeling that modern times (particularly with the Internet) are far kinder to lovers of fiction than our young days.   If I miss something the Doctor…[Read more]

  • Wow, this thread is full of – old people! Yet you all seem perfectly normal to me. 🙂 Gives me hope for the future. In case anyone was wondering, I’m 74 and I’ve got used to being prehistoric compared with most people I meet. I can remember steam railway engines that weren’t actually preserved.

    @ichabod, I do agree with you about the Doctor.…[Read more]

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


    Hello stranger. Your word ‘wreckage’ is far better than mine.

    Gods, I miss #12 . . . Wit; sorrow; rage; clever quips; and joy.  I refuse to give up without seeing what the promised fresh start will bring, a couple of years (argh!) from now.  Meanwhile, I’m off doing streaming — lotsa good stuff.

    Oh how I agree with you.  By the way, H…[Read more]

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


    Welcome to the forum, the home of bonkers theories.

    I like your suggestion that the reason the name of a Timelord is not normally revealed is that it can be used to gain access to secret information.  It is reminiscent of the old belief in some cultures that to know a person’s real name was to gain power over them, so that everyone…[Read more]

  • @ichabod A very belated but well deserved wishes on passing your 82nd. May the god above bless you with more and better years to come…

    We all miss 12th. However, you forgot the best stuff about him: attack brows! 😉

  • @ichabod It is great to see you again! Don’t give up. I totally agree with you about the sound. My initial assumption is that my hearing is declining, but then I realize it if there is a problem, it is not mine.

    As for the show, I like to think of it in context. When Troughton took over from Hartnell (I am 69!) my response was “that’s not right!”…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    @missrori @ichabod I agree with both you about the “too much explaining” going on in Chibnall’s dialogue. Yes, the Doctor has always been wordy, but it wasn’t always to explain each and every thing. I sense a lack of connective tissue in the writing. Which, given Seasons 1 and 3 of Broadchurch, surprises me. Clearly Chibnall is capable of writing…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @ichabod Thank you for that history lesson. I’m old enough to know … but a reminder of the context certainly helps. That awful “PC” backlash has really muddied the waters, to the point where everyone forgets that it’s mostly about trying to put oneself in the other person’s shoes, and imagine how we would feel if we were called (fill in the…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @cathannabel @thane16 @janetteb @missrori @winston @ichabod

    Thank you  – ALL of you for your kindness. I shall certainly look for all the support for the both of us that I can.

    We are fortunate in having three lovely children, all ready to help.

    It’s the moving that’s terrifying. I won’t be able to pay the rent on a three bedroom house, once…[Read more]

  • @ichabod

    I thought I was more concise 😉 but a bit of Ursula is never wasted.

    (I did my Masters ta LSE and, in true LSE style, we had our own term: “Ideologically sound”, used in exactly the same way – always satirical, usually self-deprecating.)

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3


    I made an error! I think I meant another movie with ‘money’ in it? Actually, no, it’s Molly’s Game?

    It looks really good! But I might catch MoneyBall too.

    I am interested in some films that capture elements of American culture: I remember when I first heard Paradise by The Dashboard Light. Has so many American elements. A nation very…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3


    Are you’re back!! I will tell Mum that. I really wanted to see it? Dad watched it & was not that impressed? Mum loves Bill Nighy. We all do.  Right now, I should be on another thread but I was watching out for the new Sorkin film called Moneyball. Have you seen that at all? I think it is on disc by now.

    T16  and happy new year to you!!

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @ragnarok I mean @idiotsavon of Savon Manor AND  @ScaryB  😀

    Happy new year’s to you both.  x0 x

    I remember, yonks, or timey-whimeys agos, we had a Ragnarok theme during the end of the Smith era?

    I’ve not watched the new ep yet. In fact, I haven’t hooked into the ABC much at all except for the occasional special from The Midwives or Foyles Wa…[Read more]

  • @ichabod

    Sigh! Life just ‘aint fair.


    Indeed he was and is. How some people can say that he wasn’t a good writer renders me speechless.

    I found it so exciting when River, in one of the above, says “MY Doctor ” and  “you know when you see and old photograph of someone you know, but they aren’t quite done yet.”And you know she means…[Read more]

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