• 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

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Films thread

    Yes and shed a tear or two. It is highly fictionalised but I can forgive that because it is such a beautiful film. You might remember an old BBC series back in the 70s or very early 80s, (before I left home in 82) about J.M.Barrie called “The Lost Boys” I think. It was very good but probably too slow and “dry” for modern audiences. I Dr Who link,…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Heaven Sent

    @dalekbuster523 That was well said.

    @missy  I am sorry for your loss and sorry for not responding earlier. I never know what to say, “the idiot from Galifrey Base says, our loved ones live on in us but nothing can compare to having them with us.

    Regards

    Janette

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave Thanks for posting that link. That was a lovely interview with Mandip Gill. Really glad that there will be a festive special though her description of Sacha Dhawan just reminded me of how much I wanted him to be the Doctor one day. I had been thinking for some time that he is perfect for the role, in a way that few actors are,…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @missrori I agree that this current situation needs to be addressed in the next series and I think it will be. Dr Who writers have tended to blend in current situations and this one has great story potential to be mined. The only problem is on drawing one something like the current situation is there needs to be an explanation for why the Doctor…[Read more]

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

    Good article in the Guardian about the Dr Who watchalong thingies. Do watch the Sarah Jane Tribute but warning, have a large packet of tissues at the ready.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Heaven Sent

    Even later. The only criticism I have about the episode is some of the special effects are dodgy but other than that it is near perfection, one of the best. Agree that few other Doctor’s could have pulled it off. It is hard to imagine anyone but Capaldi in this episode but it was written for him, for his Doctor.

    The letter is lovely and so like…[Read more]

  • @grahamwarren I know that locally the “opp shops,” (second hand/charity shops) take VHS videos still, around where I live anyway so that is always worth a try. I assume they are all pre-recordeds not taken from TV? I doubt you will get any money for them unless there happens to be something recorded from TV (using reel to reel I believe) in the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dalek

    @Craig Brilliant. One of the best I have seen so far. the last one made me feel teary, this has left me in tears too but for a different reason. Must say however that scarf looks to be in remarkably good condition for something that has been knocking around space for seven years, dragging through the mud of alien planets, being trod on and tripped…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Girl in the Fireplace

    @craig. My eyes are a little moist after watching that. Beautifully written and of course acted.

    I am rather behind with the rewatches but we watched “Girl in the Fireplace very recently so I can say, it is still as brilliant as it was back when first screened. An episode that really plays with time travel, it is fun, very very scary, well…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi all.

    Have been in and out over the past few weeks, busy  as always, though the lockdown has at least meant no meetings. It has almost felt like a holiday but have been trying to catch up on other work which I had been neglecting.

    Good to hear all are well and keeping safe. Right now I am very glad to be living where I do. Despite our idiot…[Read more]

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

    @davros These are some of my favourite Dr Who episodes. Recently I went through and did a rating for every season of AG Who. This series got the top score as there is barely a dud episode. It was nice to have Martha return and not be pining for the Doctor and was nice to see the friendship between Martha and Donna. Always good to see Wilf and…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Theatre thread

    @craig thank you for the links. I did see that this was going to be available. I would also like to see Anthony and Cleopatra,  not one that I have studied or seen any productions of. I started watching Twelfth Night with Fran, (Tamsin Greig) but I think it has now been taken down.

    cheers

    Janette

     

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

    @davros

    I too am enjoying these reviews. Always nice to have an impetus to talk about “Who” and is nice to recall past episodes. Your work on these is appreciated.

    Cheers

    Janette

     

  • I did not realise we had not done a forum watch of this two parter which has become one of my favourite of favourites. I have watched it many, many times but am delighted to have an excuse to watch it again. tonight is now sorted.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @craig that was lovely. brought a tear to the eye. (both eyes)  Hopefully this crisis will convince even right wing governments of the vital importance of national health care.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @davros I have to disagree re’ Gridlock which, despite the flaws you mention, and there are underlying logical flaws in much of Who, and most other stories for that matter, is a great story. It is one of the episodes that I re watch frequently. The other point you made that I cannot agree with is D.T. not being charismatic. He is and I can believe…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys Have been following the news. Nova Scotia has a degree of familiarity to me having been reared on the writing of L.M.Montgomery. Just the name alone is so evocative, it is the kind of place where such horrors should not happen.

    Regards

    Janette

     

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