• janetteB replied to the topic General Films thread

    @blenkinsopthebrave We saw it in the local cinema in December just before the Covid tsunami hit S.A. so glad we were able to see it on big screen as it is such a visually stunning movie. I really enjoyed it, though our eldest who recently read the book was less enthralled. I read the book in 1984 so was really watching it with “fresh eyes” which…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston I hope that things work out for both your sons. The future seems so bleak for the young generation. At times it feels as though they are being attacked from all sides, covid, global warming, right wing goverments cutting services. We compare our situation at their age, renting a very nice flat on student allowance which has not changed in…[Read more]

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

    @archier Hi and welcome to the forum, our little Dr Who loving community. Don’t worry about posting in the wrong place. We all do it. Technically The Sofa is supposed to be for Dr Who related discussion but as you will observe, we are continually going “off topic”.

    @dentarthurdent I really like part one, “Under the Lake” and most of part two…[Read more]

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

    @winston we have been huddling in the house too but for the opposite reason. The past couple of days have been reasonably hot, 37-40c. (after the horrors of 2019 summer 40c does not seem excessive) We venture out to water the garden. Life is interesting here at the moment, the goverment in its great wisdom having decided to throw down all defences…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave Yes I indeed remember Flipside of Dominic Hyde. It must have screened on ABC not long before I left home. I did think I had it in our collection but a quick check indicates that sadly that is not the case.

    @winston and @dentarthurdent Agreed re’ the new picture.

    I read out Dentarthurdent’s comment about the Blake’s 7…[Read more]

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

    @mellouie Welcome to the forum and happy new year. Your English is excellent. NO need for corrections. I agree with your comment though I loved Moffat’s writing and don’t think I would ever tire of it I felt that he was tiring of it towards the end. I hope he writes the occassional episode during RTD’s tenure. I got the impression that they worked…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston Glad to hear your Granddaughter is cleared. We currently have two people in the house who are semi self quarentinging, one because he went away for New Year’s and the other because his mother is ill and yet to be tested. They are sitting at their computers with face masks on.

    You are fortunate to be in lockdown. Our idiot goverment has…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    Merry Christmas all.

    This story on The Guardian brought as smile to my face and a tear to my eye. Just the kind of story one needs at Christmas especially this year when most of hte news is so grim. (here anyway where out idiot politicians have decided that it is time to “open up” for no conceivable reason and after being essentially covid free…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Last Christmas

    @dentarthurdent Hogfather was really my introduction to Pratchett. I am currently working my way through all of the Discworld books. They are now my standard Christmas present from the eldest and his girlfriend. I just picked up the Amazing Maruice which they gave me last year. It is a lot of fun but also packed with profound ideas. Love the rats…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @blenkinsopthebrave Yep, Bob wasn’t as left wing as I would have liked, being a student when HECS was introduced but compared to what we have now..

    I wonder if the makers of the add knew that Australia had experimented with a alcohol based economy before. (the rum trade in the early days of New South Wales)

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Last Christmas

    @dentarthurdent Absolutely. An excellent review of what is “a cracker of an episode.” We watching it last week. I love the skill with which Moffat blends sadness and humour. “every Christmas is last Christmas”. We are reminded of mortality and the loss of loved ones which is always more acute at Christmas perhaps because for so many families it is…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent I have not yet read the Dirk Gently books. I really enjoyed the British adaptation with Stephen Mangan. Have not seen the U.S. version. I believe both are reasonably different to the books.

    cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Part 6 – The Vanquishers

    @blenkinsopthebrave One of the boys came across a rumour that Kevin McNally will be the next Doctor based upon the compelling evidence (by current standards) of a photo of him on set. (this was a few weeks ago so probably before he appeared in the story). I did have a quiet chuckle about that.

    Was excited to see in Martin Belam’s review a mention…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @blenkinsopthebrave Yes she sounded so natural, so warm and likeable in the interview and like someone who would be fun to be around. I have yet to watch the most recent series but I feel that she is best when she is not acting but being herself. I think that is true of all the actors who take on the role which is why they improve over the course…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    Really lovely interview with Jodie Whittaker on leaving Dr Who.  Sounds just like the Doctor talking, (as opposed the actor but then I think all of the actors playing Dr Who bring a lot of themselves to the role which is why perhaps there is such a strong emotional connection for the actors to the part. I feel like they all love being the…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent @mudlark, @miapatrick and @winston

    Mudlark’s analagy of hitting one’s head on a wall summs up Uni well. It is fun but also massively stressful however once we finish we long to return. I have always thought that one day I would go back and now I am running out of excuses for putting it off. Earlier this year it was suggested that…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent After seeing what my brother had to deal with when my mother died i do try and remind myself that one day our sons will have to deal with what we leave behind.

    Our nephew has started collecting videos. We have already donated most of ours but I really should look through what is left before Christmas. Most of our film/tv…[Read more]

  • 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]

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

    @dentarthurdent I did try to watch it a few years ago but did not get past the first few minutes, that however might have been more a reflection of my mood at the time and not the watchability of the story. I really should try it again. I enjoy the later McCoy stories. Ace was a good companion, the best since Romana left. It really felt as though…[Read more]

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