• janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @winston Yes just today our idiot government voted for a new tax system that benefits the rich at the cost of public education and health care. Think I need to do more gardening, only right now that is hardly cheering. It is mid winter and the river is still dry. We are clearly heading into drought conditions. I fear for my garden. that is why I…[Read more]

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

    thank you for the link @wolfweed that brought a much needed smile to my face. How well that is put together, to include all the companions as well as Madam Vastra, River Song and Rory all in thirty seconds is impressive.
    Cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @ichabod I echo @pedant‘s applause.

    @winston Yes the helplessness is the worst especially when watching fools vote for political parties that not only don’t care about the environment but actively go out of their way to sabotage anyone who does. (We just lost the State Government that has worked for years to make this the “greenest” state in the…[Read more]

  • @Missy yes indeed. Am still grumpy that it was cancelled while shows like Poldark just go on and on. (I enjoyed the first series for what it was, lightweight sunny entertainment but by series 2 the plot was getting a bit frayed. Season three it started snapping.)

    Hugh Grant, is capable of acting. He just got badly type cast after Four Weddings…[Read more]

  • We just (re)watched Deep Breath two nights ago. We have been working through all of AG Who, with a few exceptions. I have enjoyed every Doctor and wish they had all done at least one more season but I don’t think any burst onto the screen with quite the same “Doctorishness” that Capaldi does and that is no mean feat. Capaldi “owns” the role from…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @gamergirlavatar We had several of those books. There is a model K.9 on a bookshelf but the Dalek one proved too difficult for the boys and thus sadly was never completed. I relate to the need to have Who related things about the house to make it feel like home. When we went to Sweden for a year we took a few items which for us defined “home” and…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @winston I am thinking of painting the bathroom to match with Gallifreyan symbols on the walls. (I have been thinking this for about two years now. It is on my “one day” list)

    Cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @winston Our neighbour’s dog went missing last night. She messaged this morning to say dog was found, don’t yet know the hows and whys. A few years ago our dog escaped and vanished. After about two hours a vets called. She was apprehended in the meat department of the supermarket in town, approx 2k away. We were baffled as to why she ran off as…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Hi Puro, (@thane16) It is good to hear from you. I hope all is going well with you and with Thane. I’m guessing he is doing yr 11 now. Hope he is enjoying it. Not sure my recalcitrant is.

    It has been so quiet around here of late. We are all going into Dr Who withdrawal I think. Here we have been trying to get by watching though old AG Who.…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 1

    @Bluesqueakpip thanks again for the fascinating run down on the commentary. Friends who help at conventions got to know John Levine from his guest appearances and speak very highly of him. (They recorded an interview with him for their blog) Sounds like he would have been fun to work with. Can imaging how sickly those jelly babies would be.…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 1

    @jimthefish I think Craig has been distracted by that annoying R.L stuff. Hopefully he will find time to put up the next episode soon. Otherwise we could just watch it and start the discussion about Ep 2 here.

    Difference of opinion is always good. I am currently setting up a Cult TV classics club locally with the aim of getting people expressing…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    thanks @wolfweed for the image. Good to see Bessie again. She had wandered hasn’t she!

    cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Companions past and present

    @brunebonaassi Hi. I think you are knew here so welcome.

    The issue with the regeneration limit was dealt with in Time of the Doctor. The time lords give him what appears to be unlimited regeneration energy, bending the laws of the universe a little. (Mostly because the BBC did not want a limit to one of their most popular and profitable…[Read more]

  • Urgh those accents!! (Eastern Staters..) thanks for the link @wolfweed. We don’t watch free to air, with good reason so would not have caught this otherwise. I would love to let Capaldi/tucker loose on our incompetents in Canberra though I suspect even his invective would be inadequate.
    Cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @winston my garden is a sorry sight today. We have just experienced the hottest three April days on record and everything is parched. Fingers crossed we will get rain today. It is long long overdue. Normally fire restrictions are lifted on April 15 and then the farmers burn the stubble. The town in ringed with plumes of smoke. I suspect that the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Books thread

    Oh. Going to the city on Friday and have a couple of birthdays to provide an excuse to venture into the bookshop. It has been many many years since I last read a Target Dr Who book. I still have some up in the top room bookcase. But reading the above comments sounds as though it is time to start again. (and I have only got about two chapters of…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    I cannot eat out any more due to food additives. For the same reason i now have to cook everything myself, which is not something I really enjoy. This year I had to start making my own hot cross buns with mixed results. I love lebanese and Indian cuisine. Lately I started making my own Lime Pickle and there are a few excellent Indian groceries…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 1

    Ah. This is “my Doctor Who”, the stories I watched as they were screened in Oz. The first story I watched was the Zygon one but I am not sure whether I was watching repeats or not. ABC used to show the new series then run repeats of previous series for about six months. Hence we got to watch and rewatch the same stories every year. I think I…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Aztecs part 4

    @bluesqueakpip I rather like the Star Trek solution to the old gender representation problem. I think, personally that despite being so advanced in many ways Gallifrey is still very backwards in terms of social equality. There is clearly a very regressive class system and so it is not unlikely that they also have a degree of old fashioned gender…[Read more]

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