• janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

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  • janetteB replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 6

    I cheated this week. I watched half of this episode on Friday and finished it today so I am finally up to date. I really enjoyed the series. I was surprised to realise that I had not seen it before. I agree that the ending does seem rather rushed. The story arc proved less interesting than the components but that is so often the case. Returning…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @rorysmith Free health care is available in many countries. I spent about eight weeks in hospital in Sweden two of which were in ICU and it did not cost me a krona. Australia has free health care though our moron government is doing their best to starve it out of existence. The problem here, as in many other Western countries is that the burden of…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @Missy sorry for my rant. It is a sore subject with me at the mo’ having just spent a few days with friends one of whom gave the “what your boys should be doing” lecture with no awareness of the reality of life in the twenty first century and was totally unwilling to listen. Also having been screwed by the government this year, our sons can’t get…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @missy times, unfortunately have changed. There were possibilities open to us when we were young that are not there now. I saved up enough money on the dole to get to London, got a job there immediately. I was never out of work for more than a day in London. When I arrived in Adelaide it took me about a month to get work. I have five dollars left…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    Oops sorry. @missrori I seem to be making a habit of getting names wrong tonight. Thank goodness for the edit button. I can’t do anything right tonight.
    Cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @misssrori You are in a difficult position and I wish there was more I could do to help, other than send imaginary hugs from the other side of the planet. I have friends dealing with parents with extreme right wing views but they don’t have to live with them. A friend we were staying with recently takes her mother to see films so they can spend…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 5

    I have now caught up after watching the remainder of ep 4 and 5 today, topped off which half of “Face the Raven”. It is interesting transitioning from first Doctor to Cap’ Doc’ like that. I much prefer the later. The first Doctor lacks the depth of compassion and some of the wisdom. One could not imagine him making a speech like that at the end of…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

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  • janetteB replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 5

    @whisht I was thinking yesterday about just how strong a character Barbara is. She is not really a companion to the Doctor as much as a fellow traveller and often a reluctant one at that. The Doctor isn’t always the wisest or noblest either at this early stage and that is shown by Barbara’s “gritting teeth” expression.
    Like you I am not always…[Read more]

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  • janetteB replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 5

    As usual I am a week behind, (which is why I have not commented yet). I only started watching episode four today and won’t be able to finish it until Wednesday. I really must try and do better. I have been enjoying following the discussion however, not being a spoiler-phobe.
    Cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Companions past and present

    @mccottonthedoctorfan I have not listened to any of the sixth doctor Big Finish stories but you have really sparked my interest. I really like the sound of an older, history professor as companion.
    cheers
    Janette

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

    @wolfweed. Thanks for that link. Really love seeing the effects and concept art. R.2. (second son) is currently studying digital arts so must flick it over to him.
    cheers
    Janette

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

    @wolfweed She does a rather good job of cosplaying me 🙂 I think I need to work on the posh accent though. (Or it is Lalla who needs to work on the south Australian accent?)
    Cheers
    Janette

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

    Little bit confused. The article @wolfweed links to states that Dr Who Experience has only been running in Cardiff for five years but over ten years ago now I took the boys to a Dr Who exhibition in Cardiff which I assumed was the Dr Who Experience. building was not the same as I recall though. I have photos of K.9 and the obligatory fridge magnet…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @thane15 Yes I live in S.A. We really are spread across the continent, us Oz Who fans aren’t we? Good to hear from you again btw. I was hoping all was ok as I had not seen you posting of late but then I have not been posting either, just lurking, partly because of the weather, (in the grips of a very dreary S.A. winter) and partly just busy with…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

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  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @bluesqueakpip “Artistic integrity”. Lovely idea. I wonder if that person would then like to donate money to the support of artists so they can maintain their “artistic integrity”. I get really annoyed by the view that artists are some kind of superior beings that do not require food and shelter like the rest of humanity and have no right to work…[Read more]

  • And to add, if Jodie Whittaker has the courage to take on the role then I think she has something of what it takes to be the Doctor.

    Cheers
    Janette

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