• nerys replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @thane16 Good to see you back, Puro! I hope you are doing well. I agree with your sentiments, and am looking forward to a return to the RTD era … with hope!

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    Thank you, @janetteb and @dentarthurdent! I too was amazed at the number of people who attended my mother’s funeral, not only in the choir, but also in the congregation. I got a nice surprise when I saw a good friend of mine there. I don’t think she knew my mother, but she was there to support me. Pretty wonderful!

    My mom’s partner worried ahead…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston I love the connection you shared with you mother through music! We, too, had a strong connection through music. The piece I requested for the postlude was played as the postlude at my sister’s first wedding (and seems to be a popular choice for weddings … though on the surface it may seem like an unusual choice for a memorial service).…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston My sympathies to you on the election result. I read about it and sighed. Not much else one can do.

    I spent nearly the entire month of May in Indiana. My mother’s health took a bad turn, and she passed away. Then several of us had a close exposure to Covid via my sister’s husband, who got a mild case of it. My sister then tested positive,…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Legend of the Sea Devils

    @janetteb There were some good episodes in series 11. I liked the set up of the Timeless child story line though I have not watched the final of that, mostly because I was rather upset by the destruction of Gallifrey. I felt that trampled on the lore established my Moffat who restored Gallifrey with RTD’s blessing.

    There’s still some part of m…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Legend of the Sea Devils

    @blenkinsopthebrave Very well put. I agree with your analysis of Chibnall’s run. Given the problems Covid created, why not go small, with small casts playing intimate stories set in singular locations? Instead, we got these grand ideas, often with lots of CGI and seemingly wide-ranging locations (many of which were sets), but little in the way of…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Legend of the Sea Devils

    @devilishrobby To be honest I think it would have been better if the baton had been passed back to RTD for Jodies final/regeneration episode because in part I have a feeling that Chibbers has in part been purposely steering the Who franchise to its demise.

    Interesting, I never contemplated that it could be deliberate. I’ve always felt he just…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Legend of the Sea Devils

    I should add that not all of the CGI and special effects looked awful. The Sea Devils and the huge sea serpent all looked great. But it was the background scene images, specifically especially those showing the ship in the harbor, that looked so amateurish they took me out of the moment. My husband was walking by and laughed at one. Not a good sign.

  • nerys replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    Thank you for the reminder, @craig. I received a couple of spammy messages, but those were easily deleted and have not recurred. Whether that is due to action on your part or inattentiveness from the spammer, I don’t know, but either way it’s resolved.

    I also want to echo the sentiments @blenkinsopthebrave posted in the latest episode thread.…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Legend of the Sea Devils

    I’m with @jimthefish. For me this was an underwhelming episode. It carried the “flash and action, but thin on substance” story style that has plagued much of Chris Chibnall’s run on Doctor Who.

    And the CGI? Don’t get me started. I felt like we were back in the Tennant era, which had its share of dodgy special effects.

    This was a disappointing…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave You mentioned that Slow Horses is on Apple TV, which we don’t have. I will have to seek it out via some other network (which might be possible in Canada).

  • @blenkinsopthebrave I keep hoping things will improve, but it just doesn’t feel like the same series at all. It was telling that I didn’t even recognize the opening theme music. I had to give the old theme another listen to remember what it sounds like. Why they felt they had to replace it with that overly dramatic mishmash is beyond me.

    Last…[Read more]

  • Has anyone been watching Picard this season and finding it … well, a little off? It feels very different to me … and not in a good way. Season 2 is really lacking the serenity of Season 1, IMO. And what on earth did they do to the opening theme music?

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston I too love the fresh scent of line-dried laundry. I stopped using scented products years ago, after reading Slow Death by Rubber Duck by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie. They pointed out that, in trying to rid our lives of artificial chemicals, the easiest place to start is to avoid anything with “parfum” on the label. So that’s what I have…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston Oh my, homemade maple syrup? How wonderful! Do you sell it, or make it only for your own consumption? My husband made blueberry pancakes this morning, and we had Canadian maple syrup, but not made by us. Still, it’s so much better than the table syrup I grew up on. I thought that was maple syrup, until I finally had real maple syrup. I’ve…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    @mudlark Thank you for your cautionary tale about Time Team. My husband and I have watched the series and, not being archaeologists, we wouldn’t have taken into consideration the points that you make. The flip side is that series like this encourage me to be more aware of local history and the steps needed to preserve its artifacts. One other…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    I would love to see Michael Sheen or Ben Whishaw as the Doctor. Sheen would be a fun wink, since he has partnered up with David Tennant in Good Omens and Staged (and also that voiced role in “The Doctor’s Wife”). But I agree with @devilishrobby that they may go for a younger and/or lesser-known actor to take on the role, someone who does not bring…[Read more]

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

    @thane16 Good to see you back here in these parts! I’m glad you enjoyed the New Year’s special. It hit all the right notes, for me. I could ask, “Now, why weren’t we given more of that with this Doctor?” (And I did.) But I’m also grateful that we got what we got.

    @dentarthurdent Re: the Doctor not asking the waitress for her name, why didn’t I…[Read more]

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

    We made it through this latest nor’easter without incident. The power stayed on, and there was no storm surge along our waterfront. (Fortunately, the wind was blowing from the northeast, driving the waves away from shore, rather than toward it.) We took advantage of a lull in the snow, then ice pellets, then freezing rain, then rain, to get out…[Read more]

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