• nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 The Good Place comes highly recommended. Thanks for adding your praise of it! I will have to look it up once we finish Unforgotten.

    @missrori There’s not much I can add to what’s already been said. I’m glad that it at least helps for you to express your thoughts and feelings here.

    @blenkinsopthebrave Congratulations on your Canadian…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb That Sherlock Holmes series is generally very well made. I don’t think they used any green screen – as I said, the Reichenbach Falls shot was a couple of stunties on wires, actually on location. And I don’t think they even did wire removal, just the wires were nearly invisible in front of the waterfall.

    The predecessor of green screen…[Read more]

  • Thanks @winston, @janetteB, @dentarthurdent

    @janetteB,  A prime minister who had won a beer drinking contest in Oxford. Let’s face it, they were the days. It wasn’t just beer and skittles, it was beer and leadership. Particularly compared to the current incumbent, who offers prayers and no leadership.

    @dentarthurdent, Yes, I too get to retain…[Read more]

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

    Hi @janetteb

    No apologies ever required for NOT posting, it’s not an obligation. My ‘Hullooo’ should be read, not as an exhortation, but merely mild surprise that everyone seems to have gone silent after the babble of conversation a week ago. 🙂

    Anyway, our lockdown seems to be persisting – we’re still getting about 20 cases a day, not getting…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @janetteb  We have had a break in the heat, thank goodness. As a child my family spent most of the summer at “the camp” doing everything outside, except sleeping. We also had a camp in the woods of a good friend so our kids could experience the same life.  I  have tried cooking or baking everything over a fire including my pickling. Results va…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @janetteb I like that Prague story. When I plan a visit to Europe I spend dozens (maybe hundreds) of hours on the Internet checking timetables and fares and booking travel and accommodation down to the last detail. It isn’t a chore, I enjoy it. And the plan works 95% of the time. The other 5% is often the interesting bit 🙂

    Probably the nearest I…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator


    as I know others & @janetteb is already aware, @missrori has been told “advice,” stories and help many, many, many times.

    None of it is followed. It reappears every few months when people suddenly show up again.


  • @thane16, @janetteB, @nerys, @winston, @dentarthurdent

    It suddenly occurred to me that, as we reflect on contemporary life, particularly our respective Covid lives, what we all have in common is that we are all part of the post-imperial Commonwealth. In other words, we all have British points of reference, and yet our identity is bound up with…[Read more]

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

    @winston  Miss Kizlet (I can’t help calling her ‘Miss’) –  well acted.   Even at her most evil and villainous, she was an intriguing character.  (The Moff has a talent for intriguing female villains – Madame Kovarian and Missy, for example).   But ultimately she was a victim of the Great Intelligence too, I couldn’t help feeling sorry for her at…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb  We get quite a few DVDs at charity shops and the library sells them to raise money. I also like owning some series and movies to watch over again. We have not streamed anything yet as our internet is too expensive and between the library, YouTube and the channels our antenna brings in we have way too much to watch. I may have to wait…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb   Yes I like browsing through second hand shops for DVDs.   I used to like second hand bookshops too, but I eventually had to stop myself – I currently have ~1500 books and I’ve got no more room!    Now, I only buy a book if it’s one I really, really want to read…


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


    I rewatched The Day of the Doctor. 11Doc laughs at bit at Tennant’s “I don’ wanna go” which prompts the tongue in cheek comment,  “he says that a lot.” 😁


    Yes, rewatched The Only Water in The Forest Is The River arc & recognised it wasn’t ‘backwards’ but that River & the Doc met out of sync? Hence syncing diaries &a…[Read more]

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

    @oochillyo @janetteb

    Fate piling up on characters – it depends how it’s done. I found Wilf in The End of Time, quite annoying. I didn’t mind his character before, but he *would* go and get stuck in the cubicle with a deadly dose of radiation building up, wouldn’t he?
    On the other hand, Clara’s death in Face The Raven was just as much a case of…[Read more]

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

    @winston I do agree with you about endings – even if they’re not going to be ‘happy endings’ they can be sad but hopefully not depressing. I guess Doctor Who is escapism and I want to be entertained and not depressed. This is absolutely not to say that Bad Things shouldn’t happen, bad things are what heightens the drama. But I do very much like…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb  Congrats on the 1st jabs! I hope your younger people can get theirs soon, it is a relief to have your your kids and grand-kids protected. Our 12 year old granddaughter has had both and she finally came for a visit. It was sooooo nice!

    Ontario covid numbers are rising again due to the delta variant mostly. I think we will get a 4th…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb Of course you’re in SA. I know that perfectly well! I just had an absent-minded moment, listening to the news from Victoria. My apologies for my error. I do hope SA can continue to evade the virus. Our (NZ) vaccine rollout continues to progress slowly but steadily, and I don’t think we (as a country) could really justify trying to jump…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb I see the covid has reached you (again), hope the lockdown is only needed for 7 days.

    I just got to Angels Take Manhattan – imprisoning people for their time energy, now that’s a real lockdown. And a horrific idea.

    The ep starts off almost idyllically (is that a word?), but the moment we see that angel fountain it’s obvious there’s…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb    The only episode I remember fondly from 13’s first season is the Norway one.   I didn’t mind the frog.    The Punjab one would have been okay as an episode in a historical drama but there’s hardly any sci-fi in it (and what there is, resembles Testimony from Twice Upon a Time).

    I’m afraid I can’t warm up to Jodie Whittaker, what ki…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Spoilers (4)


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

    @phaseshift Sorry about Whittaker – what might have been,eh?

    You and @jimthefish have perfectly expressed my feelings about these developments. As @janetteb noted, I’m sorry about Jodi Whittaker, but I am not sad to see Chris Chibnall leaving. While Chibnall has created some good episodes during Whittaker’s run (the historical ones are c…[Read more]

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