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

    @janetteB

    Thinking it over, I’m inclined to waver a bit about the Rose-Tennant pairing.    Looking back at my self-compiled sequence-of-episodes list (which I created  so I could watch all the odd prequels and webisodes in the right order, but I also ‘shaded’ the episodes according to how good I thought they were), I agree Season 2 is fairly wea…[Read more]

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

    hey everyone its wonderful to hear from soo many of you it feels like were all a ‘fam’ as the Doctor would say haha 🙂

    @winston I am delighted you were having a wonderful time deciding your fav companions for each Doctor , its always hilarious thinking how they will all interact with each other espically with a Doctor like 12th 🙂

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

    Hi @janetteb

    I see you posted while I was posting.   Nice to hear from you.   I really don’t have much to discuss about your post since I agree with all of it  🙂

    Nardole, I didn’t rate very highly in his first appearance – didn’t dislike him, just didn’t take to him much.   But he ‘grew’ on me, he’s well written and I have to admit Matt Lucas…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Hell Bent

    @janetteB

    Thanks for your kind comment.   It’s almost like therapy for me to write comments on an episode which made a deep impression on me, as this one did (specially since it’s the farewell to Clara).   I watch the episode, then I want to do something to celebrate the qualities of the episode, or just to ‘wind down’ from the emotional high tha…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic General Books thread

    @janetteB

    Hi JanetteB

    Pleased you liked Day of the Doctor.

    You mentioned  Good Omens  in an earlier note – that’s a pretty good book too.   I particularly like the interplay between the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley – two soldiers on opposing sides in an outpost who realise they have more interests in common with each other than th…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston good to see you out there!

    @oochillyo welcome to Forum

    @blenkinsopthebrave @nerys and… humour be good 🙂

    We’re all still rumbling along in Brisbane with restrictions eased, then returned, then eased…then…then… It’s like a Tardis really. Evolving, regressing, retreating, re-reading. Or re-treading.

    @winston we’re also doing…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hello out there.  @janetteb I hope you’re doing well down in Oz, or at least better than things are up here in the United States.  Not that that would be hard to do!  It’s been a lot to stand up here of late, I’m pretty sure don’t need to tell you all why.  On a personal level I’m okay, but sometimes life just seems like a circle of go to work (I’…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb   Just a shout out to you and your family! hope you are still all good. Some day we will get a vaccine and this will all be a bad nightmare (I keep telling myself ) and we will get back to whatever normal life is. Until then stay safe.

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

    Hey @janetteb‘s out of the three companions I like Graham the most and Ryan is closely behind as Yaz hasn’t really been developed and sometimes its strange how she fails to understand or act upon certain concepts she should know as a Police Officer in training such as smashing her phone when they were being tracked in SpyFall part 2 and possibly…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb Thank you for sharing your personal account of the episode, what Donna faced would have been awful beyond comprehension for anyone let alone any parent such as yourself, its clear that those two episodes can affect people in various ways given different circumstances, time or 0ther aspects.

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

    @janetteB thank you for your kind welcome, I am very happy that this discussion is very much loved its great to hear everyone’s thoughts on wonderful episodes they love for various reasons.

    I recently watched Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead and it was soo thrilling, I remember as a kid it scared me very much but I often said ‘who…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave and @janetteb

    Only one TV appearance, yes. There was a name check in the Moffat era – Twice Upon A Time?

    No,I wouldn’t bother with the Valeyard episodes, Janette. It was very much ‘what the heck is going on here?’ but not in a good way. Good actors and crew slogging their way through as scriptwriters died, script edito…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @janetteb  I have been thinking of “Turn Left” too… 🙁  And of course, in the week since you wrote that post things have only been getting worse with the pandemic in the U.S. and to a lesser extent the U.K. as lockdown measures are being eased — to say nothing of the anti-police brutality movements in the U.S. and solidarity protests e…[Read more]

  • @janetteb I think the Sarah Jane Adventures minisode is my favourite of the lockdown content. It really made me want some Sarah Jane Adventures Big Finish audios!

  • Missy replied to the topic Heaven Sent

    @janetteb

    I can’t think of any other actor who could have been more convincing.

    Steven Moffat’s script is one the the best he’s written, if not THE best. There is one line I shall always remember, as my husband died in December.

    It’s funny, the day you lose someone isn’t the worst. At least you’ve got something to do. It’s all the days they…[Read more]

  • @nerys, @winston,

    Where we live there are a number of neighbours who can probably afford a cottage, and their houses seem strangely unoccupied. But at least those who remain are very responsible. They wear masks inside shops, and we all keep our distance when walking to the shops, but we still manage to say hello to each other–even if it is from…[Read more]

  • @janetteB

     

    An aside, one of the costumes worn by Madame Pompadour was made for the Fifth Doctor story, Black Orchid.

     

    I didn’t know that. That’s an interesting little fact.

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave   We were surrounded by those cottagers , filling up the town and lining up in front of the stores they promised not to shop in. Apparently they feel that their taxes allow them to infect us. Ahhh covidiots. Thanks for the link.

    @janetteb When I get to hug them I may never let go. Good to see that things are getting better i…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb Yes, The Face Of Evil was a fine story, one of those that I remember most clearly from my childhood.

     

    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son and now my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4×8 and 4×9)

     

    Silence In the Library/Forest of the Dead

    This is well and truly one of my favourite DW stories. Great sci-fi…[Read more]

  • @janetteb

     

    The Doctor’s Daughter episode reminds me a little of the BG , Tom Baker story, The Face of Evil.

     

    The Doctor’s Daughter is so underrated. I really like that one, and how Jenny’s soldier attributes challenge the Doctor’s moral beliefs.

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