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

    @devilishrobby Apologies for the error. I did not know they were made at Elstree. I lived just down the road for a few months, at Stirling Corner. Some of the “regulars” at the Pub had worked all their lives in the studios there.

    @dentarthurdent. That is the one. The Canadian movie was not good. It doesn’t have the feel of Dr Who. McGann was…[Read more]

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

    @Brewski and @dentarthurdent The Dr Who movies are British. IT was a thing the Brits did back then, make movies of popular tv series, usually just an extended episode. They were cheap to make and I guess had a guaranteed audience. I don’t think Kate’s comment was a reference to the Dr Who movies, nice though that would be, but to Hollywood movies…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

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

    @dentarthurdent Well I finally finished reading the Dirk Gently books, in the wrong order but that seems oddly appropriate. The first book is very clearly taken from the scripts for the cancelled “Shada”. There are so many Dr Who elements in it. Now I want to re watch Shada to look for more influences. It is understandable that D.A. would want to…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @nerys really sorry to hear about your Mum. The funeral service sounds lovely. I am glad it was of comfort and that you were able to see your mom. That is so important. Now treasure the memories and be kind to yourself.

    Regards

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    I just wrote up a long post and when I hit send i was logged out so it has vanished into the ether. I won’t attempt to repeat it but will try and capture the essentials.

    @dentarthurdent just to clarify my remarks above. IT was not the pollies expressing those views but the voters and supporters. The Libs were so out of touch with the electorate…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @blenkinsopthebrave  Your comment about people believing in what is right, (which for some reason this borrowed laptop won’t let me copy/paste( is so true. I often find that the “Lib or in non Oz speak, Conservative voters generally agree that climate change needs to addressed ,that inequality is bad, that “progress” should be better controlled,…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston Your provincial government sounds just like our former federal government. Spent years enriching their best corporate buddies at the cost of the nation and now the new government is left with the huge gaping hole in the economy and of course the right wing media, (it seems that now there is no other kind) will blame it all on this…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    @dentarthurdent Another excellent review. Not sure what I thought of this episode but I feel that it was a bit of a let down after the promise of pt 1 however it is so often the case that the build up is better than the resolution so I have come to expect it with two parters. I often prefer the first half of films when the setting and characters…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spyfall part 1

    @dentarthurdent From memory I think the episode was filmed in South Africa, so a fair way from home so they are venturing ever further afield. They might get to Oz or N.Z yet..

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @blenkinsopthebrave. I expect to see big changes now in Australia. Climate Change is on the agenda and it is pretty clear from that election result that Australians want climate action. “Albo” has long been the choice of the rank and file and more tellingly he is Penny Wong’s choice and endorsed by Julia Gillard so I trust we have a good P.M. at…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spyfall part 1

    @dentarthurdent I scrolled back to check on what I originally wrote but does not seem as though I wrote anything. I have not re watched this episodes but have a favourable memory of it. Sacha Dhawan is great as the Master but I was disappointed by the casting as I’d rather set my heart on him playing the Doctor one day. He proved in this episode…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave  We bought a VHS of Dr Who and the Romans back in the nineties so it is one of the first Hartnell stories I ever saw maybe even before we saw Unearthly Child. It is a fun story, very hammy but fun. Ian and Barbara are really well established in their roles and this story brings to the fore the relationship of the respective…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Resolution

    @dentarthurdent Another great review. This was certainly more memorable than the previous couple of episodes, a 6.5 to a 7 out of ten episode. (maybe 7 is being too generous.) I do feel that Ryan and Graeme begin to feel overstretched as characters while Yaz has potential that is not tapped. (Maybe she finally gets to shine in the most recent…[Read more]

  • @dentarthurdent. I am enjoying your reviews more than the original episodes. I watched this one and recall absolutely nothing at all about it. The words, “totally forgettable” have never been more apt. I shared several of your comments to the general assembly here and they were much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @winston glad that you and your family survived the tornado. Must have been very frightening. Strong winds always put me on edge. A Tornado must feel like an full assault. Sad about the trees though. The loss of a single tree is sad, the loss of so many tragic.

    And @blenkinsopthebrave I like your description of Twice Upon a Time. It is a finely…[Read more]

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

    @mudlark I understand how you feel about the historical stories. There is always a problem with writing historical fiction. Most writers are only too happy to sacrifice fact for story or simply don’t do enough research.  I prefer stories set in the past or “other places” because I read/watch to escape my own reality. For that reason I will never…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @mudlark. I saw the article but did not notice the drawing. Thank you for the link. They are most definitely daleks and yes, Children are very intuitive. Daleks are essentially fascist, Putin is essentially fascist so very apt.  Looking at photos of Ukraine it is hard to imagine how people are enduring that horror.

    cheers

    Janette

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

    @toinfinityandbepond Oh I hope those rumours prove true. Would be nice for Martha to be a part of the 60th Anniversary episode.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @dentarthurdent I have no recollection at all of the Tsuranga Conundrum though I know I watched it, which I guess says something about the quality of the episode. Demons of the Punjab however I consider to be one of the better episodes of the series. Kerblam is another I had to look up to remind myself of what episode it was. I vaguely remember it…[Read more]

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