• Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    “Novelty record?” I don’t hear you ask.

    Well, if you insist…

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    posted this before, I’m sure, but may as well again.

    @missrori – imo the answer to your ongoing question will not come from others.

  • Whisht replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

    BBC APPROVED SPOILERS...

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    hey @bluesqueakpip – good luck with that!

    And thanks – I’d never heard of NaNoWriMo before (had to google it) but may just send the ‘pep talks’ link to a friend who wants to be a writer, but is struggling with a bit of a ‘block’ at the moment.

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Rather randomly read an interview with Bootsy Collins this morning, so thought I’d ask Google what I should get down to…

    (my crappy laptop speakers basically didn’t play any of the bass so popped my headphones on and… sweet!)

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    Good luck @craig – whichever way it pans out, I hope the change is a great opportunity.

  • Whisht commented on the post, Crazy Captions 95

    “ah HA – it is I, The Doctor!”

     

    “You didn’t recognise me because of my cunning disguise!

    I learnt it from the Voord y’know”

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Well, I know I do this too often and the Music thread turns into the “they died?” thread but…

    although I prefer the downright boogie woogie of this (and is it just me or is his singing a bit Professor Longhair?) (I also love his harmonica… sans harmonica!)

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 6

    well, as has been mentioned, thatallfeltabitrushed

    Although I thought Arbitan would emerge from under the mask in a “ah ha! My fiendish plan to get all my keys back!” didn’t materialise, I got all the clues in this one – and that never happens!

    Ah well. I still think Barbara emerges as the most sensible person in these episodes (no Ian,…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 1

    hey @craig – apologies for delay in responding.

    Probably (certainly!) too late now, but…

    {ahem}

    “I doubt that phrases by the Tories can ever be fully justified”

    {ahem}
    {chuckle}

    [grabs coat]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 5

    Just logging in to say I have been watching, but not strictly with 7-day gaps (usually a bit longer!).

    Which means I’m sometimes wondering what exactly happened last week.

    Nothing much to add except, yay the Doctor is back but hmm I’m not sure I like him [gasps from everyone else].
    Why? well, I don’t enjoy his manner (slight rudeness and…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @Winston

    “She seems a little dense to me. I can imagine her driving 12 crazy. “stop trying to swim”, “don’t wander away” “don’t follow strange footprints” etc”

    I love the idea of a weary Doctor, sick and tired of telling Susan what not to do…

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 1

    @thane15 – ah, thankfully @craig has explained kerning better than I could.

    Apologies for my rather tired ‘joke’ about kerning.
    I’ll blame tiredness when posting for the lack of ‘funny’, as I think we can all agree that typography is a fascinating subject that can be deeply mined for comedy.

    [ahem]

    For more on typography in Sci Fi, you guessed…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    So, I’ve joined in with some people watching The Keys of Marinus on the other thread.

    and I thought “I wonder what was on the radio at the time?”

    I wasn’t around at the time, so I’m using what I think was in the charts (based on this site) but happy (perhaps happier) for people who were around at the time to tell me “well, yes that was in the…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 1

    Hooray – New Who (well at least to many of us!)

    So, I thought it might be interesting when we saw a lovely island, then… “The Sea of Death” title.

    (more terrifying is its terrible kerning).

    {shudder}

    Loved the Toy Tardis. Where can I get one??!!?
    The exterior of the Tardis seems grubbier than nowadays.

    What struck me was that the Doctor…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    well, I don’t know this musician deeply (others here will, I’m sure). Just a few tracks by Can and collaborations with David Sylvian.

    Although every time I come across anything he’s said, he seems amusing, curious and subversive, the music I came across him first was probably this moody, atmospheric piece.
    Its still one I’ll put on when I’m…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    ah @Thane15 – not seen The Mist, but I love Perfect Day.

    I was lucky to know a couple who lived in New York 20-odd years ago and spent a holiday or two with them.

    I couldn’t help but hum this after spending a wonderful day with one of them in Central Park (and a few museums/ galleries).

  • oooh @ichabod , maybe its me but I always think “damsel in distress” which is not what I think of the Doctor (and thankfully we’ve kinda moved on from culturally).

    @bluesqueakpip – oh, isn’t a female doctor a […]

  • Whisht replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @bluesqueakpip – sounds good.

    Always glad to hear from people here as to how stories/ writing/ acting has changed, how society that created it has changed, but also how exciting/ baffling it was at the time.

    Is your idea a binge watch or ‘as-it-happened’ week-by-week ?

  • So, I was wondering….
    if [the show] Doctor Who deals in fairy tales, does that make the Doctor the ‘wizard’ of such fairy tales?
    And if it does, then what does a female Doctor suggest…?

    Probably not the […]

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