• blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)


    All good choices. (And yes, aren’t DVD collections wonderful!)

    To give you an incentive to dip back into BG Who, and to provide some context for my #1 choice, I saw this, back when it was originally screened, when I was, I think, maybe 14 or 15, but even at that tender age the story (and especially the conclusion) struck a real cord…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave I know of the book though I have never read it. I do often think of the title, though I thought it was “The Great Australian Ugliness” when I look at post war houses. It seems Australian architecture is on a “race to the bottom”. Our houses get uglier and uglier. There is a street that I walk down when walking into town with…[Read more]

  • @winston Yes, Happy Thanksgiving Day in return! Of course, as a recent Canadian, I am still a little unknowing about the whole Thanksgiving thing in Canada. Mrs Blenkinsop tells me that it is connected to harvest time. I am willing to go with that, but that has no actual resonance for someone who grew up in Australia. What it means to me now is…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @winston N.Z has the advantages of being an Island and Jacinta Arden. I think too many people just don’t appreciate how contagious this virus is or how dangerous and governments keep obsessing over the economic damage rather than the human cost. I hope you will be able to see your grandchildren in person again soon. A good friend of mine became a…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    Hi @winston
    If you’re intending to watch all of NuWho in order, may I recommend the page at tardis.fandom.com that lists all the eps (you may know it already) https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_Doctor_Who_television_stories

    I found it was the best way to keep track of the inter-series specials (particularly the after-season-4 ones at the end…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    Hi all.

    Hi @winston really sorryย  to hear that you are back in Lockdown. I think this is going to be an “ongoing” for all of use for a long time to come. We have spent the last few months holding our breaths as we dodge the bullets here. the situation across the border in Victoria shows just how easily and quickly Covid can get out and spread.…[Read more]

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey @winston I am really excited about it and I think watching Doctor Mysterio at Christmas is the best time you can watch it as its soo heartwarming , funny and beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    hey everyone I have a quick question , so when watching Doctor Who eps on BBC IPlayer (in England) I noticed that it says some eps are only available for another month and…[Read more]

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey @winston those eps sound like wonderful picks ๐Ÿ™‚ hope you enjoy them this October.

    On another note I re watched The Return of Doctor Mysterio today with a friend (after watching Vincent and the Doctor on Friday) and woah it was amazing , I have wrote a review of the ep here before but after the re watch it was even better , I can copy what I…[Read more]

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey @winston I have a few in mind of course you have the classics like Midnight , Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead mayby Blink but I may add some others like Night Terrors , Journey to the Center of the Tardis and The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People to trick my expectations and refresh the fear factor you know as I have watched the classics…[Read more]

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey everyone its wonderful to hear from soo many of you it feels like were all a ‘fam’ as the Doctor would say haha ๐Ÿ™‚

    @winston I am delighted you were having a wonderful time deciding your fav companions for each Doctor , its always hilarious thinking how they will all interact with each other espically with a Doctor like 12th ๐Ÿ™‚

    @janetteB[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Hell Bent

    Thanks @winston

    Just a couple more reflections. I said previously that putting Clara back in London would have created a time paradox. But then the Doctor said he would put her ‘somewhere safe and out-of-the-way’. But (if her pulse had returned) then when she died (again) a paradox would arise. If her heart hadn’t restarted she would have been in…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston We recently moved into a new house and between that and my weird working hours (I work a night shift and sleep in the afternoons) there aren’t a lot of opportunities to try baking and stuff as yet.ย  I only go shopping about every other week now, the public library won’t open for no good reason, there’s no garden to work with, and I can’t…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator


    Puro; as @blenkinsopthebrave says, it’s great to see you back in the pub and to be reassured that you and yours are surviving the vicissitudes of the pandemic. At least Aus managed to cope pretty well with the initial onslaught of the virus compared with us in the UK, notwithstanding the recent upsurge in cases in Victoria.

    Your…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi Puro @thane16 really good to hear from you again. Glad that all is well up in Brisbane. It is like a yo yo at the moment. We are relatively relaxed here in S.A. but everyone is fearful and unwilling to make any plans. So many events cancelled. It does get a bit depressing but at least we can go out. Pubs, cafes and wineries are open and we are…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston good to see you out there!

    @oochillyo welcome to Forum

    @blenkinsopthebrave @nerys and… humour be good ๐Ÿ™‚

    We’re all still rumbling along in Brisbane with restrictions eased, then returned, then eased…then…then… It’s like a Tardis really. Evolving, regressing, retreating, re-reading. Or re-treading.

    @winston we’re also doing…[Read more]

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey @winston mayby its more obvious from what you have said but I think that often younger people are more willing to watch something scary mayby as we are used to more violent games and films than many older people however this is not always the case and what someone has gone through or their belief in certain things can contribute to what scares…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)


    Thanks for the welcome.ย ย ย ย  Yes ‘Rose’ was the episode that got me hooked too, though my favourite episode of S1 was probably The Parting of the Ways, and the awesomeness of Bad Wolf Rose after she looked into the Time Vortex.

    But I’ll happily adopt your suggestion and add a few comments to the discussion on specific episodes.ย ย  Proba…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @winston Hi. Hope you are well. We are relatively fortunate in that our state is managing to keep things under control thanks to strict border patrols but we are all holding our breaths and wondering how long it will last. It is so hard for small businesses. some are afraid to re open still as they would not survive a second lock down.

    I am…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @oochillyo Welcome to the forum and thank you for starting up a discussion. I do like Gridlock. Certainly up there in the favourites list however like @winston I cannot pick a particular favourite. I have so many favourites including Blink and Vincent which we re-watched recently. My other favourites include Heaven Sent, The Empty Child and the…[Read more]

  • Oochillyo replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    hey @winston , I haven’t seen Rose fully but I know many love it, my fav episode of the modern series is GridLock and I know its not everyones cup of tea but I believe it was the first if not one of the first episodes I saw of Doctor Who and I loved it then as the Doctor was awesome, the cars looked cool, the Macra were scary and soo many reasons…[Read more]

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