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  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    As a few other people mentioned Babylon Five over on one of the other threads I thought  I would mention the sad news that Stephen Furst, the wonderful Vir Coto, passed away the other day. His was one of the characters that made the series so watchable.

    “I would look up into your lifeless eyes and wave, as a warning that some favours come at too…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

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

    Just saw the news about Dracula. I think it will be very interesting to see what Moffat and Gattis bring to it. Looking forward to it already but now I will be disappointed if Capaldi doesn’t get the lead after reading the comments above. Yes he would be perfect…

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @pedant I thought the British Labour Party was escaping from its neo-liberalism straight jacket and re embracing some of those fifties socialist values and it was that ditching of Blairism and picking up of some Clement Attlee values that helped swing the election. Of course not all fifties values were good and neither was every idea of the Attlee…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Eaters of Light

    @wolfweed. As always great images and links. Loved the Vitamin D pic.

    @soundworld You can’t say too much about Scottish history/archaeology. Orkneys are very high on my “to go wish list”. (Every so often I re-watch the Neil Oliver docos on the subject) There are also several stone circles which I have not seen and for family history reasons I am…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Eaters of Light

    Finally caught up with Eaters of Light. I missed bits, mostly because I was making custard to go with the home made Jammy Dodgers. Jammy Dodgers dipped in custard is the new Who viewing addiction around here.

    From what I saw a very enjoyable episode but then Romans and Scotland, how could it not be. Once again the clear t theme of the episode was…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @nick and @blenkinsopthebrave yes sadly it  seems that hate had struck again, and as Blenkinsop says it is about hate, about exacerbating division, mistrust and resentment. An eye for eye makes the whole world blind. There are some that want a blinded world. It is no coincidence that in the latest series especially Dr Who has been promoting a…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

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

    I find it difficult to resist any discussion involving B.5 which helped fill in the “Who-less” years in this household. B.5 is however a very different beast to Dr Who. It was conceived of as a stand alone, Science Fiction series set in the future and dealing with politics, not a series style that can easily be applied to Dr Who but there id more…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    Gloomy days indeed. We certainly are living in “interesting times” as per the Chinese proverb. Grenfall Tower has burned its way into all our hearts this week but there are wider implications. This is where austerity leads, to almost incomprehensible tragedy. If there is one story that should be highlighted and told again and again is that of the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @wolfweed. I’m convinced. Those damn monks. They are everywhere.. (urgh I don’t know which is uglier, actually I think I find the monk less scary)

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    Like @optimall (hi welcome good start) I wondered if the Doctor has already begun regenerating but at this stage it is only visible to Missy. A prolonged regen” would certainly fit the “something different” description. If so however I would suspect it was triggered before Bill shot him and the fact that his regen’ was in progress enabled him to…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    That was jolly good fun. Really enjoyed it. Good characterisation, excellent sillyness and a bit clever too. A little sniff of mystery at the end. What is wrong with the Doctor? Gatiss was definitely playing to his strengths as a writer and having fun, which shows that let a writer do what they enjoy and the audience (reader) will most likely…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @nick. I have probably told this story before so apologies for that. I was working in Surrey at the time of the miners strike. There was no television and no papers found their way into the staff quarters and if they did they would have been Murdoch rags so i wasn’t really up on the news at the time. One night we had a group of fat cigar smoking…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @thane15 Gareth Evans I think. Labor of course. Bit to the right from memory but did serve under Whitlam. He was a consummate politician. As for the Friar, I think, (from memory, been a few years since I studied R&J and it has always been my least liked Shakespeare play) he meant well but was responsible for the deaths of R&J, highlighting the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @blenkinsopthebrave Yes was very sad when I saw that this morning. Loved Wallace and Gromit so much. It was our eldest son’s favourite TV show when he was very young. His favourite toy was a soft toy Wallace closely followed by Gromit. Somewhere in their soft toy collection there is also a Shaun the Sheep and though we never found Penguin there…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    @isuedtobethedoctor. wonder when you last watched Genesis of the Daleks because coincidentally we watched it last night. And while it is entertaining great writing it is not.

    @thane15 I also thought the laugh was out of character. Not sure if it is meant to mean anything or just poor direction.

    Why did the Monks bother with earth? I think…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    Have finally watched the episode and thought I would jot down a few thoughts before reading through the thread as I am now three weeks behind with posts. I feel as though I need to watch at least once more to fully appreciate it especially as on first watch with the family I am usually a bit distracted by annoying RL things such as dinner. Pearl…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @Missy there is something magical about London. I hated it while I lived there and had to get out but I love it too and feels more “home” to me than any other city I have lived in. When the plane banks and you get that view of the snaking Thames, the dome of St Paul’s the Eye and the Tower my heart races with joy. It has been home to so many…[Read more]

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