• Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @craig – a belated Happy Birthday.

    Left you something on the jukebox…

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 – soooooo good to hear from you. Really really good. Hope you’re keeping well.

    @miapatrick – really sorry to hear about your situation. I have no wise words, or advice or anything of use. Others here have said far wiser and compassionate things so just know that even the tongue-tied and those who never post and simply read are thinking o…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor

    I know I’m massively late on this but just watched DotD and loved it completely (again).

    Maybe its unfair to compare it to the recent couple of seasons as it feels like a ‘special’ but…. ah, the warmth of writing and acting is just enveloping.

    But also the switches of emotion.

    And as others have said – Hurt’s Doctor is instant. Not sure any…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    ahh, I have Music to attend to!
    I’ve already managed to share both the teacher-guitar-player and Lehrer!

    Not sure who to share REM with (stop sniggering at the back!) but will enjoy it nonetheless!

    As the DoTD will be something to entertain people over next couple of days I’ll ration my music posts but just had to thank @Blenkinsopthebrave ‘s…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    So, while walking through Trafalgar Square on Friday and seeing it empty(!) I got a shock.
    But I can only imagine that that will be amplified over the coming weeks.

    Now…. @mudlark has shown me that it is possible to do humour and a message but.. I’m a simple person, so here is all I got.

    fwiw I thought this music was simply from ’28 Days…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark – bravo!

    and there was me wondering whether the choon I was about to put on the Music thread might be…. problematic.

    fuck it. We need a laugh AND we need to know what fucking egregious stupidity is being done to us.

    the music is mainly a laugh though, so thanks for the ‘these arseholes are killing you because they don’t’.

    :¬/

    But…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi @bluesqueakpip – sorry to hear you’re having to self-isolate.

    Its being referred to as “social distancing” but is more accurately “physical distancing”.
    We shouldn’t socially distance ourselves and thankfully that is one of the strengths of online (and this forum!).
    Hope you feel better soon.

    And @nerys – although your symptoms do sound…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    So, an odd post for people that have died recently.

    Max Von Sydow – titan of acting. I only know of one musical piece that his voice is used in.
    Its good, but probably better to remember him through his work!

    “Klytus I’m booooored…. What plaything can you offer me today?”

    Also after mentioning…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    ah – I thought I’d come to the Pub to say a shout out then realise I forgot to mention Sydow!
    I will make amends to him and another on the Music thread.

    All I wanted to say is that I know that everyone will be having to deal in different ways with the Covid-19 pandemic. Some here will be at risk more than others, but we all can help through…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    maybe it was this (but with more ‘clang’) – but maybe it wasn’t Depeche Mode at all that I’m thinking of.

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Hi @peacefrog – apologies for delay in responding!

    Loved the Charlie Brown / Pink Floyd mashup!
    Before I heard it I was wondering “oh my god, the characters sung this??!?” which led to thoughts of the Langley Project! And then I thought “actually that’d fit with Floyd in terms of Another Brick in the Wall!

    I’m sure someone’s done it – but I must…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Interesting discussion – thanks @Phaseshift for the insight into ‘franchise’.
    And thanks @bluesqueakpip for giving me reasons to be a bit kinder to this story (arc?).

    For me, I like that Whittaker’s Doctor has developed over two series. I think it was conscious – almost a reverse of what they’d planned for Colin Baker.
    For WhitDoc she’s Fizzy at…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    So – The Timeless Children.

    Peacefrog has already done The Robots earlier this series so I’ll do the song I’ve held back on as I assumed we’d get to Gallifrey.

    btw enjoyed the Industrial theme for these Cybermen again.
    May post some more Industrial music like that!

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    So… must admit I agree with so much of what @jimthefish (and @badwolfalice ) said.
    I think it’ll be retconned soon enough, but that’s a writer’s preserve (maybe that the child was a TL child dropped back through time eg the Great Boundary; so a paradox, seeding the ability to regenerate upon themselves).
    They’re adding ‘mystery’ as they wanted t…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    though my link-stepping now leads me to Cybotron with its very Kraftwerk-esque piano chords (synths?) and overall sound (though a lot more dance-y).

    Its electro – so connects to Tesla too…

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    So – Ascension of The Cybermen

    I’ll go with this as the soundtrack had a definite clang/ industrial techno but not too weird edge to it.

    However I could also have gone with this one from Depeche Mode (there may be even more appropriate songs by them). But this one does deal with getting through bad…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    Lots to say about this episode but mainly I really liked it. Pacing was better, several strands but easy enough to follow each.

    So this week’s episode was brought to you by the subject Religious Fundamentalism, refugees are ordinary people, and the sound of metal (I’ll do that on Music Thread).

    The Lone Cyberman is great. He is a believer. He v…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @Craig – thanks for that anecdote. I appreciate how his ear picks up on stuff (though absolutely not saying mine could). In fact I appreciate it because my ears couldn’t!
    Your posting of both tracks for me really showed that too.
    The Guardian linked to various tracks; they’re all dance/ dubby and most are new to me 30ish years later, but the…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Haunting of Villa Diodati

    btw… has anyone been keeping check (or stripe!) on the Doctor’s clothes?

    I noticed that she was wearing a Fourth Doctor-esque striped scarf at the end of this episode.
    I haven’t been looking too closely in other episodes and before I do (or fail to do!) if anyone else has then pile in and mention!

    ;¬)

    Maybe its nothing but… maybe there are…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    The Haunting of Villa Diorati.

    Seems Chibnall has remembered his overarching Kraftwerk connection…

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