• Roger429 replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>@pedant.         Missy didn’t use the term as a pejorative at all. I took her use as short hand for an attempt by the shows producers  to correct a situation which some perceive as overdue. Why you can’t see that is not my problem. Why so angry about it? Relax. Have a beer and smile some. Nobody is attacking you or a…[Read more]

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    @winston         Hello.  My response is Brava and kudos.  Great view.  Roger429 out for now. Bye

  • Roger429 replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @pedant.         The term is sometimes used in an attempt to correct for a perceived injustice, historical or current. Your substitution doesn’t fit in the context Missy and I were using the term. So, I must disagree to the change as an accurate portrayal. Sorry for your confusion. Keep trying if your so inclined, but what’s the point?   Later

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    @pedant      Did you or did you not ask what the phrase means?  My response was only to give you a possible answer from those who think differently.  I was not attempting to educate you in any way. I mostly agree with your premises as stated.  And I do remember a few exceptional female leads in dramas on TV in the ’60s, but I also believe your…[Read more]

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    @pedant        “Political correctness” means avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.  My guess is that in the context of Doctor Who it could suggest some believed that Doct…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy   Hello – Nice to hear from you.  I watched the first story with Peter Capaldi and from the first scene I remembered I’d seen this before.  I also remembered I too like Capaldi as the Doctor.  Tom Baker is still my favorite though.  I’m continuing to enjoy the rest of the complete Capaldi season 8 during the week.  I’m going to start on Une…[Read more]

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    @missy   Hello, nice to hear from you.  I just received Peter Capaldi’s complete 8th season and getting ready to watch from the beginning in a few minutes.  I’ve heard he’s a favorite of some;  I’m partial to Tom Baker, 4th Doctor, myself.  That’s probable because he was the first Doctor I experienced.  But I also like Tennant, Colin Baker, and Da…[Read more]

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    @arbutus    I have so many gaps of my own in both BG and AG that my only grace in this respect is that there is a lot of DW I can watch that is new to me, until a new DW story/episode is finally available.  I did watch An Adventure in Space and Time and loved it, but have a question.  I’m still not sure who came up with the regeneration them…[Read more]

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    @janetteb

    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]

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    @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]

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    @janetteB @arbutus

    Hello from Oregon (pronounced Or-gone)–if you care about such things.  I have notice the gap references and appreciate the heads-up on the AG and BG designations.  My undergraduate degree was in History, and I adore History stories.  But when it comes to scifi I prefer my history to be funny and irreverant if possible.  I ref…[Read more]

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    @thane16

    Greeting to you both.  Emily Post wrote arguably the most famous guide on Etiquette in the world–circa 1922.  I appreciate the lesson on use of the hashtag.  You see I’m not on social media, never have been, and can’t see ever being on social networks or platforms.  That’s just me though.  I’m still in need of more instruction; when…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @whisht

    When I said I would like to see more special effects I didn’t necessarily mean CGI only; I believe spectacular stunts are considered special effects to the story line as well.  However, what I’m getting to is something to move along the story a little faster so it at least feels like we’re getting somewhere.  Special effects have a way o…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Someone forget to take the Prozac? Good stone throwing though. Anyway,  I guess a low budget doesn’t produce a lack of special effects, which I believe was your rant previously. That would seem to point to the writer’s discretion, since Red Dwarf had plenty of special effects–my point. Dialogue can be fun to, like in Black Adder. I’ll consider…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    It’s nice to hear from you again.  May I ask what Syzygy stands for?  My handle is my first name–Roger, the answer to the universe–42, from Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and my late wife’s favorite nymber–9.  I remember my first experience with Doctor Who was having to “pirate” the local signal being sent from one radio to…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    I concur with every syllable of your diatribe. Maybe I’m just finicky about slow progression in a story line, and more interested in special effects action. I admit I find much of the Doctors before Tom Baker to be boring, along with their episodes. Overall I love the majority of the Doctors from Baker to Jodie. I completely agree with you that…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    I think Rosa was good for what it was–a History Channel special Doctor Who.  My point was it would be nice to see the writers put in more special effects and new and creative ideas–not history lessons.  After all, Doctor Who is a fictional character and series, and not based on historical events.  At least that was my take on the last decades of…[Read more]

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  • Roger429 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    So, let’s go back to more season 7 like content.  I realize we no longer have Douglas Adams to insert his wonderful imagination into the plots, but more planetary travel and way-out story lines could even boost the ratings.  I just think the writers are somehow being lazy by doing so much on Earth–after all this is not the Time Tunnel where the o…[Read more]

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