• winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant   Wow! That was way too close.  I would have peed myself and then cried. Thank you for waking me up.

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @pedant  and @roger429      It is my opinion that the decision to make the Doctor a women was motivated not by political correctness but by the things that make it possible to produce such a show, money and audience. The better the ratings the more money to be made. They are trying to bring new people to the show, maybe even female people like…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave    That is sad news. He was a great writer with a wonderful imagination who helped create the Whovian universe.I would get into a retrospective of his work on Who.

  • winston replied to the topic General Books thread

    @missy and @janetteb   My son gave me a nice little boxed set of Who fairy tales and they have stories for the 1st  to the 12th Doctors each based around a classic fairy tale. The few I have read are fun. I have read a few Who books and I enjoy the audio stories performed by some of the actors. As with most things some are good and some are not so…[Read more]

  • @thane16   It was funny I just wasn’t paying attention. I was up and posting long after my bedtime and easily confused or maybe it was heat stroke.

    What is a mork ? Although being said about George it is probably good.

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant   The little dog ( Newton ) doesn’t like shopping and someone has to answer the phone.

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave and all.  I just realized how much I sound like an old fart. I might as well have said “cell phones are malarkey!” or “put away that dang texting machine!” or “I see you got one of them computing machines”

    I really think that new technology is great,here I am talking with people from around the world! I just don’t want to…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave   It has become something of a challenge to avoid some of the tech. that I can’t be bothered with. My granddaughters are addicted to their phones ,in fact a lot of adults I know are so boring now because they are constantly looking at their phones. Even sitting around a table chatting with the phone on the table they can’t c…[Read more]

  • @thane16   Yes BC is British Columbia , a very beautiful part of Canada where @blenkinsopthebrave and my daughter live. Many movies and TV shows are filmed there,mostly in Vancouver.

    We watched Dead Like Me way back when it first aired.I think on Showcase. It also has Mandy Patinkin in it.

  • @pedant  There is a movie called Dead Like  Me : Life after Death  made in 2009 that continues the story and wraps up a few loose ends.

  • @pedant   We loved Dead Like Me and watched it together every week when it first aired here in Canada. Also it was filmed in BC so you can see a bit of beautiful Canada. It is a darkly funny story of a sarcastic bored young women coming to terms with her death. I am lucky to have all the episodes because my son ,who also loved it, tracked it d…[Read more]

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

    @ringleader  Nice Who reference!  @blenkinsopthebrave    I have not signed up for anything yet either. In fact we still have an antenna and watch old fashioned network TV. I can usually find what I want on the internet or my sons get it for me. We just don’t watch enough TV to bother and we can get most new stuff from the library.The spirit of t…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic General Books thread

    @cathannabel    I also enjoyed the His Dark Materials trilogy and La Belle Sauvage a lot and thanks for letting me know about part 2 coming out in Oct. There is a new TV series coming out on Netflix or Amazon , I forget at the moment but it looks good and I will definitely give it a watch when I can.

     

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant and @blenkinsopthebrave  Thanks for the links to all that information , like @thane16 I learn something new here all the time. I am still amazed after all these years at the technology and lack of it involved in the space race at the time.To watch the guys and one lone women in the control room using pens and paper to make calculations…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant  We watched First Man and it was really good. Another movie I would recommend is an oldie but a goody about the space program called The Right Stuff, in fact I think I will watch again for the anniversary.

    @whisht Thank you for the kind words. The world celebrated this as a shared accomplishment, I just wish we could get together and…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave  @pedant @whisht    Coincidentally we just now watched Apollo 11, a really good documentary  by CNN made entirely with remastered film and audio telling the story. It had no narration except Walter Cronkite when he was on TV at the time. I watched a lot of the lift-off and moon walk as a child on a black and white TV at home…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @whisht  He was a great actor and he was in so many tv shows and movies.My favourite was his role as the monk in Erik the Viking. He sure had a long and varied career.

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @janetteb  I was a server for a few years so I know what you mean. Be invisible and have no opinions you are just a waitress. Some people eh!

    As for the issues of climate change and Aboriginal rights, I have found ,as @blenkinsopthebrave said that they are usually the same people and my opinion is that they don’t look forward and they never look…[Read more]

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

    Hi all Whovians!  They  say that complaining about the weather is the great Canadian past time and not hockey at all and so complain I shall. This past winter I was complaining about  -40C temps as my toes were freezing. Today it was +35C with the humidity making it feel like +46C or so. I have lived within the same 100 miles all my life (lets ju…[Read more]

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