• janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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  • janetteB replied to the topic Companions past and present

    @gamergirlavatar Very well said on all points. I had mixed feelings initially about the choice of new Doctor, especially as the only roles I have seen Jodie W’ in are not very Doctorish but she is clearly a fine actor and so I look forward to seeing her as the Doctor because I think she will bring something fresh and new to the role and I also…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Companions past and present

    @ichabod you have pretty much summed it up there. Within the “narrative” there is no reason for the Doctor not to be female. It has long been established that regeneration is “a bit of a lottery”. Given that concepts of gender are less fixed now than in the past and in the future will become far more fluid there is every reason for the show to…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    Happy Birthday @thane16 You almost caught me out with the updated username. I wondered where thane15 had gone. Glad you are back with us..

    there is no avoiding teenage acne but avoiding any foods with antioxidants (e300 numbers) might help. They still play havoc with my skin and I did notice an effect on our sons when they were your age. The…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    Well done @bluesqueakpip both on getting the draft done and on being a winner. I takes me considerably longer than one month to write that many words. I am currently editing a bio, (the one that has inspired the research into Ayrshire history) and have covered about two pages in the last month but this time I year I am usually busy doing other…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave I hope life is not being too unkind to you.

    Thank you for sharing the clip. Really enjoyed it. Will inflict that one on the rest of the family later tonight. Interesting how the opening credits reflect the trajectory of the show, classic, dire, exciting, the “dire” being the JNT years. The most recent is definitely my…[Read more]

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  • janetteB replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @Craig I have been thinking of you and concerned about what was going on as you have not been posting for a while. So sorry to hear. I hope things turn out well and new opportunities arise.

    Cheers
    Janette

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

    @missy our local supermarket no longer stocks the genuine article and I did not have time to make them so we had to make do with the poor substitute.

    Cheers
    Janette

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

    Yes indeed. Yesterday was Dr Who Day. Unfortunately we were deeply immersed in exam revision and so only acknowledged the anniversary with a token packet of off the shelf Aussie style Jam biscuits which have a slight resemblance to Jammy Dodgers. Sigh. Hopefully we will manage better next year. (I only realised it was the anniversary when someone…[Read more]

  • yes indeed, well said @bluesqueakpip I think you nailed it.
    Cheers
    Janette

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

    @thane15 We have resorted to the saucepan too now.

    I really like Murray Gold’s music too but would not be surprised if he is ready to “move on” too. At the same time I think Chibnell does need to tread carefully. He is making big changes but some things must remain, or it ceases to feel like the same show. Music is more integral to the feel of…[Read more]

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

    Like @thane15 I agree with you @missy re white goods and many other things but creative people do “run dry” especially when working on the same stuff. This is why Moffat moved on, before he ran out of ideas and began to recycle. He was already beginning to do so and though I am sure that he had a lot more to give he recognised that he was…[Read more]

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

    @missrori thanks for the link and also the sad news re’ Dudley Simpson. I was very disappointed about the lack of Minisodes and such additional material during the more recent years, BBC cost cutting evidently but at a cost.

    Cheers
    Janette

  • @ichabod Interesting comment re’ people being “excavated electronically”. I have done just that in the last year. We knew nothing about my s/o ancestors, not even their names. I discovered that they lived two blocks from us, delved into historical records on line, (not ancestry which I found was mostly rubbish) and discovered so much information…[Read more]

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

    Well done @wolfweed. I hope the book makes an appearance on “local” bookshelves. I will look out for it when I next get to the city.

    Thanks for the link about Paddy Russell. Interesting.

    Cheers
    Janette

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

    @gamergirlavatar Always nice to hear from you, and thanks for the Torchwood news. I go through phases where I don’t post much, but I check in regularly – usually when I should be working, like right now for instance.
    Cheers
    Janette

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