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Missing

Have you ever played the game where you are presented with a tray containing a number of items, which you are then given a small amount of time to memorise. 354 more words

Life

Happy Birthday to Myself: “Getting Older, Feeling Younger.”

Getting older, feeling  younger is still my personal mantra. I’m 77 today and feeling great. And my birthday falls on a Sunday, which I try to reserve for my own writing. 934 more words

Katie Lee

Humanity Dick & The Donkey

If I had a donkey wot wouldn’t go,
D’ ye think I’d wollop him? No, no, no!
But gentle means I’d try, d’ ye see, 627 more words

Clanmother

Lonely #1

I came across this picture last week about loneliness, and I wanted to share it with you.

I must be honest and say I can completely relate to this.  130 more words

Life

The Planet of Decision

The Mechanoid takes the time-travellers up to the city.  The lift they travel in is incredibly quiet, which is either an intentional touch (to suggest how advanced the Mechanoids are) or it’s because Richard Martin forgot to add any sound effects.   712 more words

William Hartnell

The Death of Doctor Who

One of the frustrating things about The Chase is that the script has some very good ideas, which are somewhat frittered away.  The robot duplicate of Doctor Who is a good case in point – this could have easily been developed over a number of episodes, possibly with the audience unaware that a substitution had been made (which would have made the reveal all the more dramatic). 482 more words

William Hartnell

Journey into Terror

Journey Into Terror (yet another generic Terry Nation episode title) is pretty poor stuff.  Technically it’s sloppy – watch out for the camera at the top of the stairs about five and a half minutes in and there’s another problem a few seconds later when a Dalek is revealed.   465 more words

William Hartnell