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

    @janetteb     I agree with all that.    In fact if I disagree with the message, it annoys me, but if I agree with the message it’s actually worse because it embarrasses me.   I start to think ”this is propaganda, why would anybody agree with this?”    There are far more effective and subtler ways to get the message across.

    (I’d make a terrible…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb    @devilishrobby

    I’d certainly watch a retrospective ‘fill in the gaps’ episode(s) with McGann in it.

    While we’re messing with time, if I had a (real) time machine, it would be nice to go back and get McCoy and Ace for a couple of episodes (maybe written by the Moff? and with modern production values).   They had a good vibe goin…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb It was a joint BBC/overseas venture not sure who the non Beeb studio was. It actually started out not too bad and as you say McGann actually made a good stab  at being the Doctor in the movie as I said it was some of the more non-cannonical story line that caused some fans to kick up a fuss that and the “love” interest and amer…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb   Yes I think I had U571 in the back of my mind (was that the one where they captured the Enigma cipher machine / code books?)

     

    @devilishrobby    I haven’t seen the 2000 movie, but I have seen McGann in the short special episode written by Moffatt (I forget its title – was it The Night of the Doctor) and I thought he was very good…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb I think it was me who referred to the 2 60’s Dr Who movies as being Hollywood as I remember they were made at Elstree Studios under their banner so that was my mistake. My referencing to them being Hollywood was more in the style that Sci-fi films of the period even from Britain seemed to follow the U.S. model of what I would call B…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb

    Well, a short while back I re-read the first Dirk Gently book (as I think I mentioned). I think it’s the most convoluted of Adams’ books (but also one of the best). I found it improved on re-reading, I think the first time through gives a rough idea of the lie of the land, the second time through one is better equipped to appreciate all…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    Thank you, @janetteb and @dentarthurdent! I too was amazed at the number of people who attended my mother’s funeral, not only in the choir, but also in the congregation. I got a nice surprise when I saw a good friend of mine there. I don’t think she knew my mother, but she was there to support me. Pretty wonderful!

    My mom’s partner worried ahead…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb Aagh! I know the pain, rage and frustration of the website swallowing my post! What I usually do is type my comments into a text editor (NOT a word processor, I don’t want all sorts of formatting) then copy & paste into the website edit box. As I’m doing now.

    We have propertional representation. I think you have STV? We have MMP. One…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb  Hope everyone has a good recovery. I don’t know how, but the mister and I have escaped so far although others in the family have been ill. We continue to mask up and all the other precautions so…..

    Anyway , lots of fluids and rest and Doctor Who is my go- to if I am ill. Hope it works for you!

    stay safe.

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb   I do hope your new government survives long enough to make some real changes.   At least your ‘right-wing’ politicians mostly want to appear to be in the right, and to want to appear credible.    They give lip service to fairness and equality and even the environment and so can sometimes be shamed into doing the right thing.…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    Congratulations @janetteb    Hopefully you will see some real change.

    And my commiserations to @winston.   Stick it out, change will come eventually  (as I used to tell myself when ‘Teflon John’ Key used to keep getting elected…)

  • winston replied to the topic The Winchester

    @blenkinsopthebrave   @janetteb      “There is no joy in Mudville, Mighty Casey has Struck Out” Sadly but predictably we have 4 or so more years of the  Conservatives. We voted knowing chances were slim even for a minority gov. but we lived in hope. Still it does give me someone to yell at when watching the news. Make that someone else since t…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston, Damn. My commiserations. But think of it this way; as @janetteb can attest, ultimately the voters will realize what is really important, and vote in favour of the values the Doctor would approve of.

    In spite of everything, I still believe that people believe in the things that really matter. Sometimes it just take longer than it should.

     

  • winston replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb   Congrats on your election. I hope good changes are coming for Australia. We vote tomorrow for our Provincial government and Premier. It looks like the Conservative Party will win a majority again according to the polls and we will have to put up with our “Pave paradise and Put up a parking lot” ,anything for a buck, corporation l…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    @janetteb Thank you for reading my comments of Part 2, though I think ‘review’ is dignifying my collection of random impressions a little more than it deserves 🙂

    I agree with all your comments. As regards Gallifrey, Me sitting in the ruins at the end of the universe is, I think, entirely compatible with Gallifrey being destroyed at some point…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Spyfall part 1

    @janetteb    Ah, correct, South Africa (I’m just watching the commentary to Part 1).   I hadn’t recognised Lenny Henry as Barton, though I should have.    I doubt they’ll make it as far as Oz or NZ, since Who isn’t so scenery-intensive as some series.   But we can hope   🙂

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Spyfall part 1

    @janetteb I recall you saying Sacha Dhawan would make a good Doctor. At the time I didn’t know him and looking at his picture I wasn’t sure. But having seen him in action, I agree with you. And I don’t mind the Master being revived, I think I was just making a rhetorical point. I doubt anyone actually believed that the Master(/Missy) was finally,…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb A majority Labor government, and the appalling Barnaby Joyce turfed out as the Head of the Nationals! Amazing times in Oz. I wonder if climate policy might finally move forward.

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Resolution

    @janetteb     Well thank you again   🙂     I’ve now watched Spyfall (pt 1) for the first time ever and I’m a much happier chappie.    I’l stick my impressions in the relevant forum.   Chibbers may have killed off UNIT, but (spoilers!) he’s revived a character who the Moff killed off.   No prizes for guessing who   🙂

     

  • @janetteb Hi Janette. Thank you, but I think you’re being charitable to my slightly snarky comments. 🙂

    Overall, I think Ranskoor av Kolos was not as impressive as most season finales. Started well, but then faded into a small-scale drama where Graham shot the villain in the foot. (And somehow the threat to the Earth didn’t feel ‘real’). There…[Read more]

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