• janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 3

    @bluesqueakpip Another excellent overview. Finally got time to watch the episode. Things are speeding up a little. The Doctor in his element, or should I say, Tom Baker is in his element, being the eccentric, enigmatic hero who is at least three jumps ahead of everyone else. He can switch from clown to evil dictator in the flick of an eyelid. I…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 2

    @bluesqueakpip It may be that there was more (and certainly in some areas less) gender equality in Australia. Most of the female teachers I had were married but they were also mostly young, ie, post “Gough Whitlam” generation. Australia had a seismic shift in the 70s that catapulted us into the future and from which we have been regressing ever…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 2

    @bluesqueakpip Wow. I not sure what is left to say after that detailed breakdown. I think you have nailed it.

    I watched this episode straight after watching Hell Bent. I have been doing a Gallifrey based re-watch in the past week so this was very timely. Gallifrey is recognisable but very different. Love the blow up plastic seats, but they are a…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 2

    And I will watch on Monday morning while on the exercise bike, just for a refresh. I have watched this episode many times but always best to re watch before discussing.

    cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark Mudlark Manor does sound lovely. Indeed it sounds like the kind of garden I dream of having. By the end of summer I always despair of ever having a garden. I lost three rose bushes this summer. Suspect I am over watering them. But on a positive note today I harvested about twenty apples from our recalcitrant tree, more than enough for a…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @idiotsavon Enjoy your “threenger” and trust me, you can never take too many photos/video. It is a lovely age and there will be days in the future when you will wish you could turn the clock back or borrow a TARDIS and revisit, even just for a few hours. Our youngest turns eighteen in two weeks time and we are still in frequent and fraught…[Read more]

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

    Oh and just for the record, for all its faults and they were many, I still enjoy Invasion of Time. I thought it was great when I was a teenager and first watched it.

    Cheers (again)

    Janette

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

    @bluesqueakpip Keen to restart the BG watches and am happy to go with the “Women Time Lords” theme if that is what we are doing. Happy with whatever is chosen really and with whatever works best for Craig and the other mods. I was also thinking of maybe doing a podcast, (on my local community site) to coincide with the discussion here at some…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Ah the Prime Minister who nobody has ever heard of. We have been living with one of those for about six months now. Hopefully with the next election that will change but the stupidity of voters never ceases to shock me.

    Watching the Brexit debacle is like watching a ship determined to sail into the rocks, or at least with a captain determined to…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark Interesting. In Australia there is no yeast in pikelets. From what I have seen the recipe is the same as for drop scones. Australians tend to misname things. For instance we call Satsumas mandarins. So when Doc 10 pulls a mandarin out of his pocket and calls it a satsuma we were very confused.

    I really like bready things that are cooked…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16, @mudlark, @winston In Australia we call “drop scones” pikelets and I have a very deep affection for them. Mum used to make them in her usual, “measure everything and do exactly as the cooking rule-book says” mehtod and I thought them ok but boring. (Like all Mum’s cooking) until I was a teen. On Saturday afternoons I would go over to a…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Resolution

    @peladon1972 Clearly time you did  a re-watch then. (Always worthwhile anyway. One can never re-watch Dr Who too much.) Just for example this list is from the first four series. I could continue but am aware that I work waiting and don’t have time to complete it.

    Robot, Terror of the Zygons, Pyramids of Mars, (hist’) The Android Invasion, The…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Resolution

    I don’t recall the Doctor ever leaving the earth permanently in classic Who.  I think a good mix of earth based and off earth stories works best.

    @miapatrick I agree that Chibnell needs to find his Moffat. What this most recent series lacked was those moments of brilliance. there were no absolute duds though.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @whisht Thank you for the link. I have started listening and thoroughly enjoying it however my laptop did an overnight update and now i have to restart.. Hopefully will get time to listen to the rest over the weekend.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @bluesqueakpip and @blenkinsopthebrave It turns out I even posted a comment on that thread but I had not rewatched the story so my memory is not entirely shot. Must be time I remedied that. There are several early Hartnell stories which I have only seen the once.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave. I second that suggestion. The Meddling Monk was a fun story. I always enjoy the “history” episodes though I was not so sure that the Monk’s meddling, had it succeeded would have necessarily been such a bad thing. I suspect my Cumbrian ancestors would have preferred the alternate history that would have resulted. (That is if my…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave  We did indeed survive, the pets survived and even more remarkably the garden survived. Indeed the world is crazy and getting crazier, extreme cold in the northern hemisphere, extreme heat here yet still those with the power to act do nothing.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave Thanks. Not looking forward to tomorrow, (today now). Will be 47-48 degrees here. We are about two degrees hotter than Adelaide. We will get by but the garden may not and will be monitoring the pets all day. The cat insists on sleeping outside which is a worry. Convincing him to stay inside is no easy task. A cool change is…[Read more]

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

    @archaicwhovian Given that most other fictional tv and film “heroes” rely upon guns to get out of trouble I think the use of the sonic is quite justified. At times writers need to pull a little magic. After all this is a show about an alien who travels in time and space in a police box and critics complains about the way he/she uses the sonic. The…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 It sounds and looks beautiful, so lush it is hard to believe that you are talking about the same country as the bleached out wheat fields that stretch out around this town. Even the Barossa is looking rather worse for wear now, the squares of irrigated vineyards contrasting unfavourably with the dead grass and red brown soil that surround…[Read more]

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