• janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent saw the flooding on the news earlier. Hope your place remains flood free.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • @dentarthurdent I am surprised to by the lack of comments. I thought these episodes are quite watchable, not stand outs by any means but not bad either. “Workmanlike” i think a poster above said and that really sums them up. I would not choose these episodes as a stand alone re watch but I will happily watch them when working through the series.…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    Greetings all. It has been very quiet here of late. I hope everyone is well and surviving the extremes of the season, be that hot or cold.

    We are sitting in front of the fresh breeze from the air conditioner, working on our respective tasks. I am supposed to be editing podcasts but seeking an excuse to procrastinate. I have only one snipped of…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    Happy New Year Everyone.

    @winston, I like your New Year’s Resolution. I think that will be mine too.

    cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    Hi @timelordwizard. I started watching Dr Who when my brother, on a uni break was watching The Terror of the Zygons and so Tom Baker is my favourite Doctor too.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @craig, @everybody else in this wonderful little community, Best wishes for Christmas, Yuletide, Winter Solstice, Summer solstice, etc etc. Have a lovely festive season and all the best for 2023. May the planet stop baking, our world leaders come to their senses, may there be peace for Ukraine, and our researchers crack the Covid nasal vaccine and…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave Thanks for the image. Nice costume. In fact our second son has a coat rather like that one so we kind of have half the costume already. Plaid pants might be harder to find however.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @nerys and @thane16 I just watched the trailer for The Amazing Maurice which I am looking forward to having enjoyed the book by Pratchett. Maurice is voiced by Hugh Laurie. David Tennant also voices a character. (one of the rats) so this post isn’t entirely off topic.  🙂

    Cheers

    Janette

     

     

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

    @thane16 Ooh Christmas viewing line up. I just copied a few onto my laptop for the next few days, have just watched the Christmas episode of Goodnight Sweetheart, have the Christmas specials of Upstart Crow, and Hogfather on the list and one of the old BBC versions of A Christmas Carol. then the Dr Who Christmas Specials but hopefully will be…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic City of Death part 4

    Hi. We discussed this final episode of the story in the recent Classic Cult TV Club podcast. Link here.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @thane16 Hi. Hope the weather is being nice to you up in Brisbane. WE are finally getting some warm, spring weather and the jacarandas are in full bloom. My favourite time of year.

    and @winston I liked AVenue5 too. Some of the humour was too ott for my taste but overall I enjoyed it and will certainly watch the next series. As Winston says we all…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave It mentions that the first episode airs over the Christmas period in 2023. I hope that means that RTD is bringing back the Christmas Specials…

    cheers

    Janette

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

    @nerys and @winston I watched series 1 of Avenue 5 and found it to be hit and miss, but I still enjoyed it and look forward to watching series 2 (which has just come out, I don’t know on what platform) I have not heard of the Australian series either. (much to my shame.) Will look for it.

    We have yet to watch series 2 of Picard. A couple of…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic S31 (5) 11 – The Lodger

    @rewvian @dentarthurdent and @winston

    Like Winston this is an episode  that I frequently re-watch. It is one part whimsy and one part horror but the latter is subtle and it features a cat.

    I do like the reminder that the Doctor is not human. He/she appears human and at times it is easy to forget that the Doctor is alien. Seeing the Doctor not…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Next Doctor

    @rewvian I echo what @dentarthurdent says. Definitely watch Night of the Doctor and the follow up mini-sode, The Last Day which is designed to lead into Day of the Doctor. They are both well worth watching.

    cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Next Doctor

    @rewvian. I really enjoy the first half of this episode but the giant stompy cyber-king destroying half of London loses me. Why isn’t that mentioned in the history books. Why does nobody remember it? Jackson and Rosita are good though her costume is jarringly wrong too from a historical perspective.

    Cheers

    Janette

    Just read my previous post on…[Read more]

  • @dentarthurdent and @rewvian My daughter in law (to be) watched the episodes with River Song and The Doctor in order of her meetings with him, but I don’t know if she actually did that by simply watching them in reverse order or worked out the actual order. I suspect one would need to peek into that blue box diary to do that correctly.

    If the Big…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent. Did you watch Babylon five? It is certainly divisive. A lot of people just didn’t warm to it but those who got through season one or skipped season one and started watching season two, (like me) are devoted fans. It has plenty of humour too, great characters, now antique CGI some very wobbly scipts and acting but once it gets into…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Partners in Crime

    @dentarthurdent and @rewvian Thankfully not on you tube (as a private family moment) but Peter Davison joked later about his speech at the wedding, which I imagine might well have been complicated.

    Cheers

    Janette

     

  • janetteB replied to the topic Voyage of the Damned

    @rewvian  I don’t think they could ever have afforded Kylie as a permanent companion but as a guest star she certainly pushed the ratings. For a long time at least this episode had the highest viewer ratings, at least in the UK where she was very popular. Now Lynda with a Y would have been an excellent companion and that was early days in her…[Read more]

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