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

    Another lost story animation. Article about it is here

    It is great that the missing stories are being brought back in some form, as best as can be done without access to a Tardis.

    Cheers

    Janette

     

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

    @oochillyo We are the extended “fam”. I like that idea.

    @dentarthurdent I agree you on most points but not the Tennant/Rose pairing. Their’s is the Doctor/Companion relationship that I like least of AGWho. (After Gap  Who) Series 2 is my least favourite and I find Rose quite irritating in some episodes.

    Three seems to be the magic number for…[Read more]

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

    @oochilyo and @dentarthurdent I am really enjoying your discussion. Sorry for not joining in but am busy with lots of stuff and usually read posts here when I am tired or just need a break.

    Declan, I will defend Clara too, but like Dentarthurdent I am biased because I like Clara, though many of my friends do not so I get that to some viewers she…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Remembrance of the Daleks

    Are we doing a re-watch of this?? Tried it once and did not get far but might have been my frame of mind at the time. Will give it another go.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Hell Bent

    @dentarthurdent That is a wonderful and very comprehensive analysis of Hell Bent. Reading it was almost as good as watching the actual episode. It is a beautiful episode and as you demonstrate the writing and acting are both close to perfection as is the directing. I do think this episode and Heaven Sent are two of the best of the best Who…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Books thread

    @dentarthurdent (I hope I spelt that correctly..) I read Day of the Doctor at Christmas and loved it. It is so typically MOffat in style, witty, clever and imaginative. One of the best “Who” novelisations I have read. Definitely worth its place on the bookshelf.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi Puro @thane16 really good to hear from you again. Glad that all is well up in Brisbane. It is like a yo yo at the moment. We are relatively relaxed here in S.A. but everyone is fearful and unwilling to make any plans. So many events cancelled. It does get a bit depressing but at least we can go out. Pubs, cafes and wineries are open and we are…[Read more]

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

    @winston Hi. Hope you are well. We are relatively fortunate in that our state is managing to keep things under control thanks to strict border patrols but we are all holding our breaths and wondering how long it will last. It is so hard for small businesses. some are afraid to re open still as they would not survive a second lock down.

    I am…[Read more]

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

    @toinfinityandbepond You beat me… I shared your delight too when I read this. Great that “Eccles” has finally returned to the fold. There was an article in the Guardian the other day about Big Finish and how they started up.

    cheers

    Janette

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

    @oochillyo  There are some fine episodes in series 11 and 12 but for me, none really stand out as either exceptionally good or exceptionally bad. They are all average to above average. I like “Team Tardis” though I am beginning to find Graeme a bit annoying. Yaz is my favourite of the three and I hope to see her character get more “space” to…[Read more]

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

    @oochillyo Our boys were young when Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead first aired and they were terrified of those episodes too. It was some years before we could watch them. I don’t blame them either. The threat that cannot be seen is one of the most frightening in all of Who and I can see how the idea of children who are not real…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi all,

    Hope everyone is well and getting through these tough times. The news is grim and getting grimmer. Here in Oz we are watching the headlines every day with suspended breath, and keeping fingers crossed that the border will hold but it is a very large border to patrol and Melbourne is only eight hours away. Some of our local small…[Read more]

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

    @oochillyo Welcome to the forum and thank you for starting up a discussion. I do like Gridlock. Certainly up there in the favourites list however like @winston I cannot pick a particular favourite. I have so many favourites including Blink and Vincent which we re-watched recently. My other favourites include Heaven Sent, The Empty Child and the…[Read more]

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

    My Who lore really tapers of after the Tom Baker years. I have books on the making of up to the eighties but nothing beyond as that was when I left home and stopped watching for many years.

    The Master is fun and I have trouble viewing Sacha Dhawan as evil. He has always played nice characters, (that I have seen anyway). I think he would have been…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig The TV Programs thread needs some attention.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave I still check in most days but am currently on a borrowed laptop, mine being out of action for unknown causes. Hopefully we can get it working again in the next day or so.

    I have never seen the valeyard episode and don’t really care to. Nor have I slogged through Trial of a Timelord”. I am not a completist. I have only watched…[Read more]

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

    We were recording a podcast during the week and everyone was saddened by the death of Grant Imahara. Way too young.

    The descriptions of Canada were lovely and gave me “itchy feet syndrome”. We were talking to a Canadian yesterday which made it worse. One day, maybe..

    For the first time since February we went out to the Barossa yesterday. I would…[Read more]

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

    Saw the news about Earl Cameron last night and recognised the name instantly. He was memorable in Tenth Planet too, giving depth to the character. A fine actor.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    Happy Canada Day, @winston @blenkinsopthebrave and all our other Canadian friends. I have yet to visit Canada but I have a great, great, great grandfather buried in Canada. The story is that when his wife died he came to Australia to visit the son who immigrated here then went to Canada to visit the other sons and daughter who had gone to Canada…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave that is impressive. I knew Bob Baker wrote for Dr Who but did not know he also contributed to Wallace and Gromit.

    We watched The Three Doctors last year. I recall enjoying it. It does establish formulas for future multi doctor stories.

    Cheers

    Janette

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