• janetteB replied to the topic General Books thread

    @Missy

    I would like to read the Time Lord Fairy Tales. I did borrow a collection of short stories from the Library a couple of years ago but ran out of time to read them all, always the problem with library books. I will be in the library tomorrow so might have a look out for some Dr Who reading, not that I need it as I am plodding through the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Books thread

    @Missy A lovely birthday present and your post made me realise that we don’t have a thread for Dr Who books. Would be a worthy addition to the forum I think. Recently I met an author who has written a Dr Who short story for a Big Finish anthology. (which I have yet to read.)

    Cheers

    Janette

  • @jimthefish Years & Years sounds great. @cathannabel:  thank you for that too. We also saw Russian Doll: brill! Jim, Good luck with the thesis. May the calm of the Jedi knights be with you!

    @mudlark @missy

    I think Dr Who was confronting Missy? With Capaldi’s Doc? All the monsters could be a hard lesson in life, the monsters a back-drop, a good…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hey @missy, hope you and your husband continue to improve.  (hugs)

    I’ve been puttering for a while since Series 11 ended, doing…well, various things (along with work of course).  Catching up on a lot of old movies and stuff.  Frankly I’ve been feeling rundown mentally lately, though not physically.  I haven’t had many people to talk to in “me…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant and @blenkinsopthebrave  Thanks for the links to all that information , like @thane16 I learn something new here all the time. I am still amazed after all these years at the technology and lack of it involved in the space race at the time.To watch the guys and one lone women in the control room using pens and paper to make calculations…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Seconding @pedant ‘s praise for First Man.  Gripping, claustrophobic, intense – and a remarkable amount of suspense given that we all knew that they would make it there and back again!

    Also seconding commiserations & best to @missy – hope things start to improve soon.

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 – ah cheers. I think you did remember my birthday (end of Feb) but thanks again!
    oh – and (even) I remember Callan. More the film they did later which itself was probably a rerun on TV that I saw and then re-runs. Recently (last year) a channel hidden in the depths of the somethinghundreds had all the seasons from B&W to colour.
    Hit and…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Missy

    Commiserations and sympathy over the health problems. My paternal grandmother and my father both suffered from hiatus hernia, so I know at least at second hand what a miserable condition it can be. Since then (1960s-70s) I gather that better drugs to reduce stomach acidity have been developed, and there are now things like Gaviscon to…[Read more]

  • @Missy

    I can understand some people might like to see it.

    I don’t think ‘like’ is the operative word. Drama as safe and ultimately reassuring entertainment has its place, but sometimes it is a means of confronting us directly with truths we might prefer not to confront, and it is then  that it can be most powerful. Chernobyl does exactly that and…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Spoilers for the 2 vids provided. Don’t read ahead if you haven’t watched. But watch it.

     

    @pedant (I raised my hand)

    Following on from not knowing things….when Laylan asked about the viewfinder, I was thinking “yeah, uhn.  Why not, then, mm?”

    I love his answer. It’s not a lack of English that causes him to stumble, it’s the nature of the…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant

    That’s something unknown to me -the ‘odds.’ Heck a holy moly.

    The book The Knowledge Illusion is similar -talks about how, in one experiment, a sampled group, when asked to draw a bicycle, left off important things. The bike didn’t need a basket or even a light but it certainly needed  -axel, bearings, brackets…

    Before I read it all,…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @JanetteB @Blenkinsopthebrave @Craig @pedant @missy @winston

    Paging anyone anywhere..

    mate of mine is taking a last minute contract at university for 1st years where the topic is, basically, modern Australia. She’s wondering if anyone can add ideas as to what concepts or items are icons for Australia (forgive my bad gramma but it’s “Australia…[Read more]

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

    @thane16
    I lived in Brissy from 2006 to 2016. I’m now 3 hours west of Gladstone. I kill 12-15 cane toads a night when my shoulder is not completely stuffed, which it has been for 6 months now…. 🙁 . I still manage to kick a couple to death every now and then.
    @missy
    What’s a good e-mail address for the BBC? or Maybe we could launch an online petition!

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy

    ‘fraid I don’t know about that one….

    I have an enquiry, seeing as I love Laura Linney but not so much Jason Bateman who appears to be in everything, does anyone find The Ozarks appealing? This is the actual Netflix series -not the place.

    Puro

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

    @missy
    Oh yeah. I can’t figure why this has not been done already. Coming to a 4K 75″ TV near you soon ……
    Blakes 7

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

    @missy
    I guess that depends on what you call quality. Sherlock is so far beyond this past Season of The Doctor in quality that they are not even comparable. Sitting through 22 C.M. episodes is not what I want at all. My point was that complaining about having to make 10 42 min episodes a year sounds like he really doesn’t want to be there. I say…[Read more]

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

    @missy
    I know what you mean. I used to love Blakes 7. I have it here, but also find it a little dated. It would be a great time for some very clever, non Doctor Who, writers to revamp and relaunch the series. Preferably with a happier ending!

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave How did the cats cope with snow? We were fascinated by the way cats just ran over it in Sweden but they were raised with it.

    @kevinwho now that is some proper bonkerising. My head is still swimming after reading it.

    and  @missy Analysing a film or TV series adds to my enjoyment rather than lessening it and I think it is…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy  Right back at you!  I hope your year is everything you want it to be.

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @missy

    I overlooked that comment, Missy! Yes, Thane is not only “mostly patient” he is incredibly patient pretty much all of the time.

    Puro

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