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

    @dentarthurdent I should note that I did eventually catch up on all those missing chunks of Doctor Who, first on Netflix and then, after Netflix dropped it, on Crave TV. But, of course, by then I was already predisposed to like Donna, given what I had already seen. I did find Rose’s departure emotionally jolting, even years later, but it had less…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb I had read that there was another season/series of Good Omens! I really need to watch that without commercial interruptions. Sadly, as with Doctor Who, when there are constant commercial breaks, it really disrupts the flow of the program. It gave Good Omens an overly frenetic, almost frantic vibe, which I do not remember from the book.…[Read more]

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

    Drat, Karen Gillan. Sorry about the misspelling (and it’s too late for me to edit it).

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

    @dentarthurdent I guess I was so taken with Oswin’s passion that I found that lacking in Clara, at least initially. I always felt (and I know this is subjective) that Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman didn’t have the kind of chemistry Smith shared with Karen Gilliam and, by extension, Arthur Darvill. “The Angels Take Manhattan” left me so distraught…[Read more]

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

    @dentarthurdent “Asylum of the Daleks” is one of my continually rewatched episodes. It never gets old, at least not for me. Here we are introduced to Oswin, later on Clara. I was so intrigued by Oswin, but mildly disappointed by Clara’s debut. (Not to digress too much, but it’s almost like the idea of “The Impossible Girl” was better than how it…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent @blenkinsopthebrave @winston Thank you for your kind thoughts! In happier news, Nova Scotia’s Covid numbers are coming back down, so the greater numbers of people getting vaccinated + adhering to public health guidelines + the mini-lockdown are all having a good effect. We’re still not down to where we were in March, when we were…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Greetings, @winston @blenkinsopthebrave @janetteb and all! Yes, hubby and I are fine. I had my first jab last Tuesday, and hubby (who is nine years younger) gets his first one tomorrow. So we are finally getting past that hurdle.

    The timing between first and second doses in Canada is somewhat controversial. Mainly this came about because Canada…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Well, different strokes and all. I have enjoyed all the post-gap Doctors and appreciated them in different ways. I slowly grew to love Capaldi’s Doctor, mainly because of the way his Doctor evolved before our eyes, right up to his regeneration.

    “The Timeless Children” was a good idea, in concept. But having the Master explain everything to the…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor (2)

    @oochillyo I am sorry to 13th Doctor and Jodie Whittaker fans but for me Sacha Dhawan’s Master out classes or out shines Jodie’s Doctor.

    I am not sure if Sacha Dhawan has any other acting roles to note but in Doctor Who at least he seems like a really good actor and is my fav portrayal of The Master so far with Missy very close behind unless bot…

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  • 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]

  • nerys replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @winston I was in Grade 7 when I saw The Godfather. My parents took me to see that, if you can believe it. I guess they didn’t want to leave me at home alone (my older sister was working at the drive-in). I would have been far better off without seeing that. My mother and sister especially loved scary stuff. I think they got an adrenaline rush…[Read more]

  • 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]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Most of our snow is gone. But this is what it looked like in our neck of the woods on Sunday:

    https://www.theweathernetwork.com/photos/view/beautiful-weather/sunshine/35366210

    That’s my photo. I’ve posted quite a few of them to our televised weather service network.

  • nerys replied to the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    @devilishrobby I’m sure it is. However, I am a wee bit on the cheap side. Not to mention, space-saving/”don’t accumulate stuff” side. And “I’m already paying for this, so why aren’t I getting it?” side. Which brings us back to “cheap” … LOL!

  • nerys replied to the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    @devilishrobby Thank you! I guess I will have to rely on info from the kind posters here. I tried logging in online to my streaming service and watching the season finale. The episodes all show up, but when I try clicking on it, there’s no play arrow. Rather frustrating! And all that’s available via my cable box is “Revolution of the Daleks” (it…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    @devilishrobby I agree, it could have been better.

    Having said that, I finally got around to a second viewing yesterday, and I will admit that my opinion of it improved. One of the things that bugged me first time around was what seemed like an interminable wait to finally get to the Doctor and her companions. All that buildup to what the bad…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    I finally got to watch the presidential inauguration ceremony Friday evening. I was amazed at how relieved I was to feel hope again. Yes, I know the inauguration is largely image, but it’s an image many of us desperately need right now. I do think it’s a rocky road ahead for Biden and Harris. The stark divisions that have split the un-United…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    @devilishrobby I agree with you that this would have worked much better as a two-part special. Too much was shoehorned into one episode, which resulted in a rather incoherent narrative. I wonder why it was not done as a two-parter. Maybe that was the original idea, and the BBC wouldn’t roll with it? I still haven’t done a second viewing. I have…[Read more]

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