• and Sue Vertue. (I think it a little ironical that Moffat is accused of misogyny in his writing when he is frequently working for his wife. Kind of think she might call him out if he was being misogynist. )

    It sounds interesting and with that cast cannot be bad surely? Will watch out for it. Thanks for the link, @blenkinsopthebrave.

    Cheers
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  • janetteB replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @Mudlark and @dentharturdent (excellent avatar btw) Agree with both posts. I do get irritated by MOffat’s use of the psychopath label when applied to River Song as she is not a psychopath though at times that aspect of her character is inconsistent but that is a different, and minor niggle. Moffat created some memorable female characters who were…[Read more]

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

    Thank you for the news @blenkinsopthebrave. I wish I was more excited but maybe, the end will be better than previous. I keep hoping and if Ian is in it then there will be at least one reason to watch it.

    cheers

    Janette

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

    @nerys and Merlin in Merlin, though  that show was so a travesty that maybe that role is best forgotten.  I loved Belfast too. I think it was a good approach to showing the troubles, the horror is distilled through the eyes of the child. I have a friend who grew up in Belfast during that period. Having heard some of her stories, made this film e…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent A belated Happy Birthday.

    Re feeling old when others of like age pass away, that happens at all ages sadly. I caught up with the “old crowd” from work on Sunday. It is 27 years since I left that workplace and probably about ten years since last seeing most of them. Surprisingly few have changed much but several other people who…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent and @blenkinsopthebrave I do love the Fiveish Doctor’s reboot. It is truly a gem, reflecting a remarkable degree of good will between all involved. It is one of those things that I will watch when I need a ‘pick me up”. It changed my attitude to Colin Baker, though I still don’t like him as the Doctor and really raised Peter…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @dentarthurdent. Another excellent review and it reminds me of all the  things I disliked about this episode and why I have not watched the subsequent episodes which makes me sad. I want to keep watching but just cannot and it is because this episode for me was destructive of the series itself.  MOffat and RTD made changes to the lore but they d…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave I missed this the other day. I do like Ian. I wish that he would get a “cameo” in a new episode. The 60th anniversary special would do nicely.  I started writing a Christmas story involving Ian and his “grandson”, played by Alfred Enoch. (assuming Ian does marry Barbara he would have to be a grandson not son) a couple of years…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    @winston “Those poor poor people” (I think) is an oft quoted line here. I it a film with heart as well as humour, I wonder what they would say if they had got hold of Dr Who as well.

    cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Terror of the Autons part 2

    @rewvian Like Blenkinsop I must apologise for the tardy welcome. The last few weeks have been very demanding and so I have been lurking not posting.

    It would be nice to have threads for all the older episodes, maybe as a series rather than the individual episodes. I think we all like to comment on an episode after watching it (or enjoy others…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    @dentarthurdent I recall both liking and hating this episode, mostly though because of where it leads I suspect. So much potential and some cracking story telling and it sets up a lot of intrigue.

    Laughed at your mention of Lexx. We did a Podcast about it earlier this year. It was awful. Really awful. needless the say the youngest member of our…[Read more]

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

    Sad news. Bernard Cribbins, aka Wilf has passed away.  And only a couple of days after David Warner who was so memorable in “Cold War.” Two find actors both greatly missed.

    (I am following the discussions and hopefully will be able to join in more in the next few days. Currently setting up my own laptop again with much tearing of hair…)

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    I am appalled to see that it has hit 40c in England. When I lived there I started thinking that I must be mis-remembering 40+ days back home. Such heat felt impossible. Sympathy to our Brits fans who are suffering at the moment and to to any Europeans who are affected by the fires. It is very frightening to see news stories of “wildfires” in…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave Lots of lovely photos and four stars! That is praise indeed from the Guardian. (better than Marvel movie then.) Although there were some factual errors in one of the articles. (do not recall which but it irritated me.) They implied that the Doctor was not stated to be an alien until 1969 which is incorrect. It is clear in An…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent I fear that Farscape is also on our “to watch” list for Cult Tv Club for this year but I am not sure that the S/O can cope with more Muppets. We have done Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock so far this year and Labyrinth last year. Feeling a bit Muppeted out, especially as I was never a Muppet fan.

    I have never watched Battlestar…[Read more]

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

    Now here is an amusing item of Who related news. Timely too after we were just talking about these films.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @dentarthurdent I have never been a fan of Westerns though I enjoyed the occasional spaghetti western when I was studying film but I do have very fond memories of watching old Westerns with my Uncle many years ago. We were both in stiches. He loved Westerns but also enjoyed the silliness inherent within them.

    I think that is why I never warmed to…[Read more]

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

    @winston congratulations (now belated) on your granddaughter. I agree that the young generation are showing a lot of promise. They are growing up in a very different world, in some ways much more enlightened but also prone to frightening extremes.

    @dentarthurdent When it comes to Christmas my partner and I buy our own presents and hand them over…[Read more]

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