• 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]

  • winston replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

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

    @pedant  It does have a face and long fuzzy legs too. We have been getting a hummingbird moth to our lilac and it is also strange and wonderful. It has clear wings which beat so fast you can barely see them and it flies in and out of the flowers like a hummingbird and she comes out when the sun is shining. A very good mimic. Also the monarch and…[Read more]

  • @miapatrick  I watched it and then I waited 3 days and watched it again. So good! @janetteb I watched the first few episodes of Stranger Things while visiting my son and I really liked it but I have to wait for the next visit to watch more or hope my library orders it.

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

    @pedant  That is a cool creature and would make a very excellent Who monster. Is it a moth because if it is I am already scared.Also nice picture.

    @doctor-levina   So you have reached the crusty ,sarcastic and cheeky 12th Doctor and isn’t he great. Have fun.

  • I just finished the miniseries Good Omens based on a book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman with the script by Gaiman and I really enjoyed it. An angel and a demon on earth since the beginning must team up to stop the end. It is a funny ,tongue in cheek story about good versus evil with a great cast including David Tennant , Micheal Sheen, Jack…[Read more]

  • @pedant  I have heard about the show and I am glad it is as good as they say. I will have to wait for my library to order it but they are pretty good at getting things if people request them. Thanks for the review.

  • winston replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor (2)

    @doctor-levina   I envy you meeting all of the Doctors for the first time.I remember my journey through Who and it was much the same as yours. The 9th Doctor was my first and I was so sad when he regenerated but then the 10th came along and he was so good then the 11th and so on.Each time I am sure I won’t like the new Doctor and each time I am w…[Read more]

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

    @doctor-levina   Hi and welcome to the site. If you are obsessed with the Doctor than you came to the right place. There are days worth of reading here on almost every episode and topic ,with some really good conversations and theories on everything Who-ish.

    You will find young and old here and all are very welcoming and we all love Doctor Who! S…[Read more]

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

    @thane16  Sorry , I am no help at all.  “Its all Greek to me” Sorry again I couldn’t help myself being as its Friday.

    I missed your name change, does it have a meaning ? Anyway I like it!

  • winston replied to the topic General Films thread

    @craig  I borrowed this from the library awhile back and it was really good. The cast was very good and I also recommend watching it for something new. In fact I think I will borrow it again as it is worth a re-watch. And if you like trains well……..!

  • @mudlark  That sounds worth looking for. Thanks for the tip.  In my opinion , the BBC  does not seem too far left. I know because I am way too far left and people need not fear me  because I am the least threatening person I know.  Anyway diversity is the future.

    @janetteb  Your story sounds interesting and all too plausible as the poor will…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

    BBC APPROVED SPOILERS...

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @craig   Your post really hits home as I lost a friend of 40 years to suicide a few months ago and it is devastating to those left behind. So many questions and so many ifs. While we thought he was fine, his world was crashing down on him.We would have listened and helped but he never talked to us, in fact he seemed to be a fairly happy person b…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16    A tuckeroo is a flowering tree!  They look like nice shade trees.

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