• @oochillyo Good luck with finding Sarah Jane. We have the collection but not sure that there is any easy way of sharing it. It has been years since I watched it but I did enjoy it. It was nice to see Elizabeth Sladden get a chance to develop her character and I liked the “companions”. They were all well developed characters. Only disapointment was…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston Unfortunately it seems that extreme weather events resulting in massive damage to humans and infrastructure, costing businesses and governments is what it is going to take for those with the power and money to actually start to act. Of course by the time governments and businesses accept the need to change massive harm is going to have…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    Hi Hope none of our Canuk friends have been adversely efffected by the flooding in Canada

    We are currently on holiday, a couple of days down at the coast so will be catching up on discussion when I get home tomorrow or Sunday.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    Those who were offended by Capaldi’s guitar playing in Dr Who will not welcome this news but  I am sure that most of us will look out for it. 🙂 He always comes across as such a likeable person in articles and interviews and I am hoping to see some samples from this appear in the Music thread.

    Cheers

    Janette

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

    @miapatrick Sorry sorry  to hear about your Mum. It always takes a long time to process, to adjust to a changed reality I hope that Dr Who helps.

    Regards

    Janette

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

    @nerys good to hear that you are back safely despite car problems. Cars are such a mixed blessing.

    Our second son is currently camping with friends and decided to take our large family tent which has not been used for a few years. He rang at about 7.00 pm last night to say that the tent poles were broken. Not sure how that eventuated.

    cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Kill the Moon

    @dentarthurdent  I enjoyed your review. Contructive criticism is never a problem. And I agree with pretty much everything you have said. This episode was an absolute fail in all regards. The characters were acting “out of character” the “mechanics” were just absurd and sadly it turned viewers away from the series. For most of us one poor episode…[Read more]

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

    @idiotsavon Good to have you back. Lots to catch up on 🙂

    I have not started watching the new series either. I am waiting for it to end then I will watch it. I like to know what I am “in for”. (Yes I am one of those people who already reads the back page first.)

    cheers

    Janette

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

    @dentarthurdent  I am also wallowing on old episodes. We have yet to watch the new episode. I admit I want to see what the series has in store before i watch it. We are currently watching some classic Moffat, Girl in the Fireplace.

    Perhaps becasue it followed Listen which is so good initially I did not warm to Time Heist but it has really…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Listen

    @dentarthurdent Listen is one of my favourite of favourites. It has a good claim to the be the best episode of AGWho for just the reasons you mention in your post. The dialogue crackles, there is humour, pathos and a real sense of threat generated by the most basic story telling techniques and we never know if there is anything there. I love…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig welcome back. Hope all is well with you.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Time Meddler part 1

    @blenkinsopthebrave given that this thread was started many a year ago and there are no threads for subsequent episodes I think it would be safe to waive the spoilers restrictions. Maybe, from these posts down with a warning at the top of the post.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Time Meddler part 1

    @blenkinsopthebrave We watched it recently and it is a good story. It helps that it is a period of history that I have a particular interest in though there were plenty of flaws in the history which were irritating.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @cathannabel I am so sorry to hear. I will think about something. Many years ago as an honours subject we put together a book of secular readings for “rites of passage” occasions. I have often thought of revisiting that as there is an increasing need for it. I love the idea of something from Dr Who. Maybe something from the Capaldi era or the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark Your story reminds me of the worst hospital experience i ever had was in London. I don’t know which hospital. I thought it was in the area of Marble Arch but can’t work it out from Google. I was rather ill at the time so perhaps my sense of location was as fuzzy as my memory is now. I spent a couple of hours in an overcrowded waiting…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent I think Fires of Pompeii is the only episode to feature a future Doctor so it is unique in that regard.

    Agree re’ Time of the Doctor. It is trying to tie up too many threads and does not really work as a story. Moffat is brilliant at creating stories but not so good at resolving them. Maybe had he more time. This episode probably…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent Not a typo. She has a car, they have a cat which is currently sulking because they have gone away on holiday leaving her in our care.

    cheers

    Janette

     

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Nerys Best wishes for a safe journey. Sorry to hear about your Dad.

    @thane16 Also sorry ot hear about your Mum.

    I have not yet watched Foundation but am looking forward to doing so when I can. It sounds promising.

    @winston yes indeed. I hope that your son is fully recovered now. Our children never really grow up to us at least. Our eldest is…[Read more]

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

    I never tire of watching Fires of Pompeii and so will watch it some time this week so that I can join in the discussion. I have been a bit AWOL recently, lurking as always but not posting so will be a nice prompt for me.

    cheers

    Janette

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

    @phaseshift did sum it up well. I think the BBC are desperate to keep Dr Who afloat and are turning back to “safe hands” but I am also certain that RTD has been watching Who and developing plenty of ideas of where he might go with it now. (And he is not the only showrunner returning to a former series…)

    like @dentarthurdent I half agree with…[Read more]

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