• winston replied to the topic General Films thread

    @missy and @dentarthurdent  I am with you on whether I analyze an episode or not. If I like what I am watching then I am usually drawn in until it is over, but if I don’t then I tend to be over critical and analytical. I can over look so much if I am entertained or I don’t notice things until later on when I read them here. With Doctor Who…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Films thread

    @missy and @dentarthurdent I have to take a contrary position on the questions of whether analysis ruins the enjoyment of viewing/reading. I love to analysis as I watch/read though too much does ruin a text/ film but my majors were English and Drama the later mostly consisting of film studies so it has become second nature for me. I really enjoy…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic General Films thread

    @missy    I think I agree with you.   I’d rather enjoy a story than analyse it  (is there an official way to ‘analyse’ a story?   I don’t know).

    Although (as an engineer) there’s a part of my brain that keeps tabs on continuity and physical credibility, that’s not what decides whether I like an episode.   If it’s well-written, with original…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb @missy    I do like it when the writer tells you what s/he’s going to do, then at the end of the episode (when you’ve completely forgotten about it) s/he saves the day by doing exactly that.   For some reason this makes some people very cross, but I love it.   I love the audacity of it.   And there’s a certain neatness to it.

    I wish I c…[Read more]

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

    @Missy I had seen that series is in development but did not realise that Moffat was the writer. That explains the cast, which includes David Tennant, Dolly Wells and the other Dracula name which I have already forgotten. Now I am more interested.

    Cheers

    Janette

  • nerys replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy I enjoyed those early entries in the Stephen King oeuvre, too!

    I can read horror fiction before bed. Obviously I’ve been doing it since my return to Stephen King. But there are times when I read something so unsettling that I find it difficult, if not impossible, to fall asleep. Usually it’s something that takes me unawares. When I’m…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy and @winston Yes another episode like Robots of Sherwood, where the camaraderie and general character interaction makes up for massive plot holes. The Caretaker is another of those that I watch when I need cheering up and most definitely should have been in my list. Sometimes it is episodes like these that work best because the “monster” is…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy   A very funny scene from a great episode. I like the Doctor making assumptions about Clara’s  boyfriend because he looks a little like his previous self. The Doctor is wonderfully crusty in this episode, just the way I like him

    Stay safe.

     

     

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy I am happy to see you are doing OK. Of course a pulse is important. We are doing fine, keeping to ourselves and staying home most of the time. We just finished doing a batch of maple syrup which keeps us busy and sticky for days. It just tastes so good. We usually get enough for family and friends but the spring weather was too warm so we…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy   Well, last night while Mrs D was out babysitting, I was watching TV and there was an Unexplained Thud in the kitchen.   Or maybe it was an Unexplained Clonk.   And a definite whirring noise.   Quite unnerving.   I can only imagine that it was the fridge, starting up.   The Noise had gone when I went to investigate, half an hour later …[Read more]

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

    @missy @janetteb Face the Raven is absolutely one of my favourites. Well written and tragic. How can I like an episode that killed my favourite companion due to a miscalculation? Because that’s the essence of tragedy. Clara died while courageously saving a life. Okay she thought she’d be safe, but it still takes courage to run the risk of…[Read more]

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

    @missy  I insist on having many favourites where Doctor Who is concerned. 😉 and Face the Raven is amongst them. A good episode on so many levels. Thin Ice is an episode that I re watch often The Pilot less so. It is not a bad episode and has some good moments but not one of the best.

    cheers

    Janette

     

  • nerys replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy I too am part of the “afraid of the dark” club. Like @winston, I suffered from night terrors as a child. Horror films and scary TV shows (The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits) would keep me awake with night sweats for weeks on end afterward. Seeing The Godfather, a story of human monsters, at a drive-in movie theater nearly did me in. I kept…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @winston    Oh yes, those happy-face robots in ‘Smile’ were scary.   Not least because of the idea that your own fears would cause them to kill you.    Be happy or you die.   By the way, wasn’t the architecture in that episode fantastic?   I’m NOT a fan of most modern architecture but I am of Calatrava, since I arrived at Lisbon Oriente sta…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy  Hi to you too!  I don’t even like my blankets to hang over the edge of the bed, an old habit from childhood when I suffered from terrible night fears. Maybe that is why I am scared by the unseen threats more than the obvious ones.Like the thing under the blanket in Listen or whowhat bangs on the ship in the same episode and of course the e…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @winston Yes, statues are everywhere. To adapt the saying about Vashta Nerada, “it’s not every shadow, but any shadow could be”. Same goes for statues and Angels.
    @baines @missy Yes, the monster in Midnight was one of the most classic. Even though the human mob mentality was at least as dangerous to a rational being like the Doctor. The stewardess…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy  The Vashtra Nerada  Sure scare the heck out of me. A lifelong coward when it comes to the dark they gave me the creeps! Look what they did to that chicken bone. The Weeping Angels are pretty frightening, who of us doesn’t blink? @dentarthurdent Did you become aware at how many statues there are out there? Even in our little town there a…[Read more]

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

    @missy apparently it is a remake, a U.S. remake maybe.  Not much is known about it as yet and there are no actors attached. I had heard that the original was not considered a success so it surprises me that they are remaking it.

    Cheers

    Janette

     

     

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy. Yes. what is the saying, something better an ounce of prevention than a pound of cure. It is more than time that our leaders adapted that policy. Nice to see that both Victoria and Auckland are now out of quarantine because the quick reaction worked to contain the potential outbreaks.

    Just hoping that there are no snap lockdowns required…[Read more]

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

    @missy Yes and really enjoyed it, especially the first two episodes.I see that Moffat is now working on a series titled Jekyll.

    Cheers

    Janette

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