• janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Winston. So sorry to hear about both your losses. I still grieve for my Mother in law who we lost back in 2003. In fact I have been thinking of her a lot these past couple of days while out taking photos. Sometimes I feel as though she is looking over my shoulder and that encourages me to try harder to do well. Unfortunately our sons were still…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator


    Thank you SO much for your gardening assistance. Mayall* I call you Yoda? Or Goda? For God of Gardening -except the ‘d’ isn’t right for ‘garden’ but Goga doesn’t scan well.

    I have a question: How do the worms arrive by themselves? I am, as you see, neither Goda, nor Goga but possibly Daga (Dumb at Gardening).  Also, Daga sounds like a…[Read more]

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

    @pedant  @mudlark

    Also, YouTube has a ‘50th anniversary collection’ and it has 9 episodes. One of which they claim to be ‘The Day Of The Doctor’. Is this something I should buy to fully know what’s going on? Are they spoilers? Is there a difference between ‘the day of the doctor’ and ‘the time of the doctor’?


    😭😭😭 I’m so lost, wish I stuck to…[Read more]

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

    @pedant @mudlark

    Oh sweet baby Jesus! Thank you so much, so to clarify: after ‘name of the doctor’ it goes night – day – Christmas – S8? Is that correct?

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator


    I didn’t know that -re Lady Hale as President of the Supremes. I should’ve known (partly because of the song on the music thread), having remembered the tiny speck of a snippet of a  discussion about Boris the Spider. Our High Court is headed by Susan Kiefel. I read part of a paper on rhetoric & gave up. 😉

    Ah, yes, your brother (the…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @mudlark! Good to see you on the music thread. Great song. Lady Hale, however is lost to me? Is she married to a time lord, at all? Or an earth Lord? 🙂

    I know. Not very funny. My humour’s a work in progress.


    Totally agree: the singer and the feelings of certain times attached to certain music. It’s incredibly important to…[Read more]

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


    thank you so much for the detailed reply. I’m looking all over the place for ‘the Day of the doctor’ , ‘night of the doctor’ and ‘Christmas Special’. Do I need to watch these before starting S8E1?



    where can I find these three episodes on the inters of net? 😭

  • @notoriouszero

    You are not alone in being banjaxed by S7. Netflix had completely the wrong running order, with Day of the Doctor erroneously at the end of S8, and did have Time of the Doctor.

    Until *cough* somebody *cough* patiently explained it to a CS helper…, much like @mudlark has done for you.

    Before watching Day of the Doctor, you could…[Read more]

  • Arbutus replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @janetteB    I’m not the most discerning of viewers. If something resonates with me emotionally, or makes me smile, then I’m usually happy. Although some series or episodes I have gone back to over and over, and others I haven’t. I’ll have to do a rewatch of the last series and see how it sits with me on a second go-around.

    @mudlark   I also rem…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic Doctor Who memories


    Hi again.  I just finished watching An Adventure in Space and Time and loved every moment.  Thanks for the suggestion.  My next endeavor is to watch An Unearthly Child, but I won’t receive the dvd for another week–something to look forward to since, as @mudlark said (or was that you?), we’re in a holding pattern waiting until the next…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @roger429 Hartnell was the first incarnation of the Doctor. As I said the films are not considered “canon” and as such Cushing is not counted as one of “the Doctors”. I do recommend watching An Adventure in Space and Time. It is thoroughly delightful and very informative being a relative accurate depiction of the early days of Doctor Who, with…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @janetteB @mudlark

    Oh how right you both are–I stand corrected and greatly educated.  Also, thank you for the warm welcome.  I have to say that I agree with everything you wrote.  I’ll even admit I never heard of nor have I seen An Unearthly Child, was that a movie with Peter Cushing?  I haven’t seen any Hartnell yet, but I just acquired the…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Doctor Who memories


    Hey! Sorry, what’s an “Emily Post ?”

    Yeah, here, we do tag people because Syzygy might confuse people or they may not really want to read that again. Short story: mum and I share the tag. Mum’s sick a bit, so sometimes I type for myself, others I type for her. I’m doing that now. And when I DO type for mum, I always let people know…[Read more]

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


    Ah yes, so syzygy came from a show my son loves (and me too) called The OA. Except he had also learnt that, in astronomy, it’s an alignment of three bodies including a celestial body like the sun.

    Also, practically, my son and I are both holders of the same name -and in poetry, and music, particularly during Homeric times (the music,…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator


    This is so fantastic. Thankyou so much.

    During a moment of break from studies I read some articles in the NY Times ($1 for 3-4 articles) and then watched a show called The Family which sounds nuts and actually IS nuts.  What’s worrying is on the paper’s comments there are people actively saying “yeah, no worries, he’s a man, that’s…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi there @bluesqueakpip. @mudlark @serahni  and all you great men and women!  @whisht @blenkinsopthebrave @arbutus  @nerys. This idea sounds like it’s about theology only, but I think it’s about changing perceptions -or not changing them?

    Due to the ‘serious’ nature of the post below I thought I’d should share this from a Reuters article which co…[Read more]

  • @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]

  • @whisht @cathannabel @thane16 @blenkinsopthebrave @mudlark @winston (and anyone lese interested)

    I have vague disclaimered for the first time in ages: Contact light?

  • @mudlark

    If you were chastising me, albeit gently, you were quite right to. LIKE is the wrong word, how could anyone ‘like’ watching this series? My apologies.

    The worlds is in such turmoil, wars, terrorists, nature, that I refuse to watch anything confronting on TV.

    I retire into fiction.


  • @mudlark
     At the time I remember preferring Troughton’s incarnation and regretting the change, but not enough to prevent me watching Pertwee stories, happily enough and not too critically
    I think this is a na […]

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