• Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Bluesqueakpip

    That article in the Spectator confirms what I have been hearing and reading. The speed and efficiency of the response has been astonishing and heartening, from the reorganisation within individual hospitals and the rapid organisation and construction of huge field hospitals such as that at the ExCel centre, to the fast tracking of…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Miapatrick

    This is somewhat belated, but commiserations and all best wishes to you both, that you get safely through this anxious and difficult time.

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Craig

    Happy landmark birthday, and may the next one be celebrated in happier and more convivial circumstances. Meanwhile, here in the pub, we can join you in spirit if not in person. Cheers!

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys

    Peregrine falcons nesting on the spire of Norwich Cathedral are currently observable via webcam here

     

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor

    @bluesqueakpip

    That fan video is a wonderfully clever montage, and a worthy supplement to the film.

    @janetteB @phaseshift

    Thanks for the recommendation of the novelisation. I confess that I have never really bothered with the novels and so far casual browsing hasn’t converted me, but that sounds well worth following up. My immune system being…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor

    This was balm to the soul and left me with a terminal case of the warm fuzzies for the rest of the evening. It encapsulates all that Moffat at his best does so well, but in the aftermath has left me painfully aware of how much I now miss that Moffat touch.Β  It was in every way a worthy summation and celebration of the 50th anniversary.

    And thank…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Oops! sorry about the double post 😳

  • Mudlark replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @blenkinsopthebrave
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    And this seems apt also

  • Mudlark replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @blenkinsopthebrave
    πŸ˜€
    And this seems apt also

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Miapatrick

    All good wishes to you and your boyfriend, and fingers and toes crossed that you avoid further complications from the virus.

    @Bluesqueakpip

    Hope that you are not suffering from cabin fever and that you find a source of revenue, preferably not just UC, but even that at a pinch.

    Yes, the obsession with bog roll hoarding does seem…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    For anybody who hasn’t already seen this, a refreshingly blunt summation of the crisis and the response

  • Mudlark replied to the topic General Theatre thread

    @nightingale

    I had a very strong suspicion that was the case, but on the internet you never can tell, so I had to ask πŸ™‚

     

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Whisht

    Thank you for that thought.

    Although potentially in the at-risk category I am, I hope, keeping things in perspective and taking all reasonable precautions. The worry-meter did waver up a notch when No.1 brother, who is a retired paediatrician, phoned to enquire delicately, and in a roundabout way, whether I had stockpiled provisions -…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic General Theatre thread

    @nightingale

    That certainly provides an interesting perspective on Endgame, but if anyone told you that it was a sequel to Infinity War it’s no wonder that you were confused πŸ™‚ Or did you write this with tongue in cheek? Β  If not the latter,Β  Endgame was written as a one act play, originally in French but later translated by the playwright h…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    @blenkinsopthebrave Β  and others who have speculated about the seemingly ageless ‘minders’.

    Could they have been Time Lords who were chameleon arched and have now rediscovered their identity?Β  Or maybe they were entities who simply assumed the appearance of the father and the senior policeman. Either way the presentation clock is obviously a C…[Read more]

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

    @unclewalter

    Since Theta and Sigma are letters in the earthling Greek alphabet, how likely is it that they constitute a Gallifreyan name πŸ˜‰Β  At best they might approximate to the initials of his original name, but even that is pure speculation.

    As a matter of interest, why haven’t you been tempted to follow the After Gap episodes?Β  The q…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Haunting of Villa Diodati

    @bluesqueakpip

    I did not mean to disparage Chibnall’s ability as a writer in general; he just seems so much more at home dealing with people in the world as it is or was in the past.

    Over the past 60+ years I have read a great deal of science fiction and a somewhat lesser amount of fantasy by numerous different authors. Many have written…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Haunting of Villa Diodati

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    Clearly Graham is not of a generation which can remember the po’ under the bed or the commode – necessities if one was to avoid a nocturnal trip to the privy at the bottom of the garden πŸ™‚Β  The water closet was not unknown in the early 19th century, but it was still a rarity and not terribly efficient.

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Haunting of Villa Diodati

    @bluesqueakpip

    I wonder why it is that the Chibnall historicals seem to be so much the best episodes of his era? It’s like everyone (actors, writers, production team) have the β€˜touch’ with historicals. – which then proceeds to promptly desert them when they have to do something else.

    I suspect the reason is that Chibnall lacks the kind of free-wh…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Haunting of Villa Diodati

    Another random observation which I forgot to include; I was very amused to see Byron’s repeated attempts to flirt with the Doctor meet with a decided and blunt rebuff. How very different from the 10th Doctor πŸ˜‰

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