• janetteB replied to the topic Rose

    @ps1iOv3yOu

    You sum up old Who well. Yet I at least, loved it for all that.

    @vickymallard

    Who scrips definitely have to work for the first time viewer as well as the aged fan. (like myself.) A friend is currently introducing the new stories to her daughter, who refers to them as “old Who”. She is loving it. I don’t think she will ever watch the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Rose

    @dentarthurdent. Jackie and Mickey definitely deserve credit for elevating every episode they were in. (Sadly Noel Clarke has somewhat soured things by his behaviour off screen so I am talking of Mickey the character.) Camille Coduri was excellent bringing warmth and humour to the role of Jackie. RTD did so  well with the family background for…[Read more]

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

    @translatorCircuit Most of RTD’s companions have only done one series, ie, Martha and Donna so I would not be too concerned. I think the return of RTD heralds a new era for Who or at least that is what BBC is thinking.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    Our youngest member of ‘cult Tv Club, (9yrs old) is currently watching through AGWho essentially for the first time and was awed by Blink. I think she was both terrified and loving it. We did a podcast on what we all watched last year and she talked about Dr Who which was great, it it wasn’t me for a change. It was generally agreed that Moffat’s…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent I would agree with Jamie Mathieson with that ranking. Mummy on th Orient Express is a fantastic episode and Flatline is also flawless in terns of plotting and scripting. Girl who Died was by far and away the weakest but I suspect he was writing to specification rather than his own concept.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston I feel your pain. I had to get my tech support, (otherwise referred to as the S/O) to re install Windows on my aging laptop in the hope that it might actually work. It had started corrupting files. It has taken the better part of two week, copying everything off the hard-drive and then reinstalling it all and setting up slide shows etc.…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Church on Ruby Road

    Well finally got all the recalcitrant cats together, (including the actual feline one) to watch this episode. We have been waiting since Christmas and one or other is either out or asleep or busy..

    It was a lot of fun, not one of the best Christmas Specials but not one of the worst either. Very Labyrinth, which isn’t a bad thing, though not sure…[Read more]

  • @vickymallard. Welcome btw. I envy you a little, watching these episodes for the first time. There is an episode of Red Dwarf where Kryten asks Dave to wipe his memory of Agatha Christie books so he can read them again for the first time. There are a few books and tv series, and Dr Who episodes I would chose to have wiped from memory so I can…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave. Thank you for sharing the new trailer. IT looks promising, a refreshing change for a trailer.

    Really looking forward now to the new series having watched the specials.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    A bit belated by Happy Christmas everyone.

    We have been very busy, as always. I always try to do about ten times as much as humanly possible, much to the annoyance of the s/o. We have now celebrated “second Christmas”, which to all involved including extra household members if the Christmas Day that really counts. Now that it is all done I don’t…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Star Beast

    We are currently watching Voyage of the Damned and Mr Copper says they are visiting “Old London Town” so it is a Dr Who reference. And of course it is on the visit to Old London Town the Doctor meets Wilf for the first time.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent Back to the great Terry Pratchett. the S/O and I were discussing Hogfather last night, it (ie the tv adaptation) being one of my standard pre Christmas watches, and he made the point that Death’s granddaughter is called Susan and it struck me that indeed this could be a nod to Dr Who. Death is very Doctorish after all which is…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig I would just add to @juniperfish (and welcome back too) request to keep the old threads, to ensure that the episode discussion threads especially remain accessible for future comments. Another site I visit recently did a big upgrade and now all the older posts are locked which is a great shame.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @mudlark that sounds interesting. I have yet to witness the return of the “round things” but like the doctor, I do like them and using them as portals sounds like a promising concept. I always feel that the Tardis has great narrative potential rarely utilised. Ruth Madeley was so goon in Years and Years. The character was re’written for her too…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Star Beast

    @mudlark I think it is an old English or British term found as you note in ballads and songs. Early colonists in Oz would refer to Sydney as “Sydney Town” so maybe it originates in the home counties and London. (Origin of many original convicts sent to N.S.W.)  I am certain that I have encountered that usage in older Australian literature.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave.Sadly Dr Who and the ABC have parted company. End of an era. We will be able to watch it. we are waiting to gather the family which is far more difficult than herding cats. The cat is here all the time pestering us for attention. The offspring are far more recalcitrant. They are excited to watch the episode together however and…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent We have not watched the new story either though we are planning to do so later in the week. (Son and his gf have Disney + so we don’t need the eye patches to do so)

    We are going to watch it as a household, something we stopped during half way through the first Chibnell/J.W. series. They drifted off one by one then but are all keen…[Read more]

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

    @mudlark. Glad you put up pt 4  and good to see you. Last few days have been very hectic here with the usual Thursday Friday stuff and family at the weekend but finally getting a bit of time and a lot to catch up on.

    @ScaryB. Lovely to hear from you again. So nice to see all the “old faces” on the forum again (@craig and @jimthefish and more).…[Read more]

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

    And we just watched the Comic Relief short and it is so good.

    But where is everyone? It is lonely in here and today is Who Day. Hope everyone is ok and will be back for the big night..

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    I am loving these articles. Part three went up today.

    Happy reading

    cheers

    Janette.

    (and where is everyone by the way It is the 23rd. Happy 60th Dr Who)

     

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