• @heyoli Hi Welcome. We watched this story just over a week ago, it being one of my favourites I have watching it many many times. there is no explanation of who the family are or their origins. They are just another of those random Dr Who “monsters”. If  I have one complaint about Dr Who is it the total absence of any attempt at “world…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston If I am ever fortunate enough to get to Canada then I will certainly visit and likewise if you ever get to Australia then would love to meet you.

    Back in the early “noughties” I was active in a toy collector’s forum and when we went to the U.K there was a meet up which was one of the highlights of the trip. It was so nice to meet people…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent I loved Blakes 7 when I was young. Our boys were introduced to it at a young age. We did a podcast on it last year. (I will put up links but the site is undergoing a transition at the moment and I have to check to see that the older posts are there.) Babylon 5 was inspired by Blakes 7 and Doctor Who among other things. The first…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 gosh the lengths we Adelaidians have to go to  to get noticed…

    @blenkinsopthebrave. Yes I am always grateful that my ancestors took the long journey around the planet and not the short hop across the pond, much though I would love to visit Canada one day. I am happy to be on the other side of the planet to the U.S. right now.  I am a…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent Have not watched either Hercules or Xena though the later is on our “Too watch” list for the cult TV podcast. Sounds like Hercules is another contender. (we look at Cult TV shows from over 20 years ago. that is so we can fit in Black Books.)

    Well we are now in full on lockdown. Apparently there are mad queues at the supermarkets.…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent Your mechanics incident sounds like one of my plumbing disasters. I went about replacing a washer the wrong way and still have to fix up the resulting mess.

    Yes The River is the Murray.Water is a very scarce commodity in South Australia so the river is a vital source of fresh water, much fought over with the eastern states.

    My…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Nice to see so many familiar faces on the forum again. It has been very quite here for the last few months.

    @dentarthurdent I hope the “outbreak” in Auckland is under control now.

    @nerys Hoping that your Dad is doing ok.

    Well we have been feeling like we are living in a Covid safe bubble too but two days ago that bubble burst with our first…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys So sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope that he is lucky and pulls through this. Do take care of yourself too through this difficult time.

    Regards

    Janette

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

    @dentarthurdent I agree totally with your list of potential Doctors. They all have the quality that J.W. lacks. I felt the same about Peter Davison. He was a good actor, as is J.W. but lacked that something else that is needed for the role. J.W. is also hampered by scripts as was P.D. Both are passable Doctors but neither for me quite nail what it…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 so sorry to hear that you lost a close family member due to covid 19 and difficult not being able to see her before she passed away.

    @mudlark good to hear from you. Glad that you are keeping well.

    @nerys I don’t think the “Orange Menace” will conceed willingly or gracefully and like you fear that there is trouble ahead but his power…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Um. My reply just got eaten so try again.

    Thank you for that link @blenkinsopthebrave A good antidote to the news, or lack of. This is torture even for us on the other side of the planet because the welfare of the planet is at stake.

    Fingers crossed, toes crossed,

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @dentarthurdent I stopped watching Dr Who at about the time Peter Davison took over due to life circumstances, leaving home and heading off to the other side of the planet mostly. Watched a few episodes while living in the U.K but don’t even recall what they were, then many years later saw several McCoy stories and would have re engaged but then…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave I am not sure I could keep it down to just three Desert Island Stories. I would want at least one from each Doctor AG and the first four BG but if I really had to get it down to just two,

    Oh this is tough,..

    1, and 2 Human Nature and Family of Blood. 3. Has to be a Capaldi. Maybe Last Christmas for the reasons mentioned by @de…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    Hi @dentarthurdent I have been looking forward to your review of this episode. It is one of my favourites from this series, in part because of the location, in part because of the very welcome appearance of Grace and the early scenes in the house. The ending is a bit rushed and there are some narrative inconsistencies but overall it is a very…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave I know of the book though I have never read it. I do often think of the title, though I thought it was “The Great Australian Ugliness” when I look at post war houses. It seems Australian architecture is on a “race to the bottom”. Our houses get uglier and uglier. There is a street that I walk down when walking into town with…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave I always say that in Australia we are so focussed on keeping houses cool in summer that we entirely forget about the need to keep warm in winter, especially in S.A which has very cold winters. The early settlers built cellars and water tanks before they built proper houses. Our house originally had both but the former has been…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @dentarthurdent I never miss a new post on the forum. (And I check far too often.) I really enjoy this story too. It is one of the few that I re watch from this series. The story reminded me of a book we studied in “Post Colonial Lit”. which lacked the demons. I did like that the aliens were not evil. Disappointed however to learn that it was not…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave  I do agree that anything that has been screened no longer counts as a spoiler. The location in question is Gallifrey. I was not happy at all about that story development especially as we have seen Gallifrey at the end of the universe. It felt rather as though Chibbers was stomping on Moff’s story.

    We feel as though we are…[Read more]

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