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  • Craig Ranapia,

    Now that was a funeral (well, wake anyway).

    Masterful understatement - I laughed, I cried, I hyperventilated all over the living room floor and marvelled at the way Van's brain exists in a parallel universe from the rest of us (then cried some more)... What more do you need? That bitch better get her skanky paws off my Munt, though. :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Masterful understatement - I laughed, I cried, I hyperventilated all over the living room floor and marvelled at the way Van's brain exists in a parallel universe from the rest of us (then cried some more)...

    I cried too. And laughed. That was extraordinary television.

    That bitch better get her skanky paws off my Munt, though. :)

    Oh -- so you like the manboys now?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Oh -- so you like the manboys now?

    Harumph... my nads are not the throne of higher brain function, Russell.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • B Jones,

    Van: "That's racist, man. If there's an arse-biting rule, it should be one bite for all."

    I had to stop the tears running down my face so I could laugh like a hyena at that.

    Seeing Cheryl in apology rather than righteous mode just doubled my respect for her as a character and Robyn Malcolm as an actor.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 976 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I had to stop the tears running down my face so I could laugh like a hyena at that.

    There was a kind of effortless virtuosity in the way the writers and cast pulled off all those shifts from tragedy to comedy and back again. It was just hugely impressive.

    The first time I interviewed James G I asked him about that interplay, and it was his view that Shortland Street's most successful tragic and dramatic stories had been cast into relief by a comic thread.

    I think he'd tell you that what you're seeing on screen now is the fruit of the trade that a bunch of people learned on our medical soap.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Ackroyd,

    Can I just say that the best Dr. Who companion was, in fact, Jo Grant.

    *cue fan war*

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 159 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    I always like the guy they rescued from Culloden

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Ahem. Liked. And it was nothing to do with the length of his skirt.

    The 2nd Doctor was my favourite anyway.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    Patrick Troughton was a bit before my time.
    They reckon you can tell someone's approximate age by which Doctor they regard as the 'real' one.
    Mine's Tom Baker - age-wise it should be John Pertwee, but Worzel Gummidge spoiled it for me. Plus his scarf was cool.

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    I actually remember the very first episode EVER! I had mumps at the time. And the first doctor had this really neat alien technology (although we didn't know that yet) light.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    And who'd have thought that by now I'd not only have a light just like that, but my own star trek communicator too?

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  • andrew llewellyn,

    If they'd pull finger on the transporter we'd have this climate change thing whipped.

    Although a light sabre would be pretty cool - in lieu of a chainsaw of course.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    They reckon you can tell someone's approximate age by which Doctor they regard as the 'real' one.
    Mine's Tom Baker - age-wise it should be John Pertwee, but Worzel Gummidge spoiled it for me. Plus his scarf was cool.

    Tis True

    It's Tom Baker for me as well - he had Leela (Leeeeeeeela) and K9 and jelly-babies (kudos for the reference at the end of the last series) and episodes written by Douglas Adams.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    I think he'd tell you that what you're seeing on screen now is the fruit of the trade that a bunch of people learned on our medical soap.

    Hey, I don't dis soap writers and actors - because the sheer volume of material you're got to keep churning out (and the rather obsessive fans if you're doing it right) means you've got to learn your craft and forget the tortured artist bullshit.

    It's Tom Baker for me as well - he had Leela (Leeeeeeeela)

    Oy... she scared the poop out of me. Pardon me for getting all geeky, but I can't imagine ending up getting married to the wettest Time Lord ever ended up well for either party. :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    This reminds me of one of my favourite gossip items from Popbitch (December 2004):

    A lucky reader tells us that Tom Baker shouts out "Tom's coming!" at the moment of orgasm.

    Also rumoured is the utterance, "Tom's putting it in now."

    This makes him even more my favourite Doctor!

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Makes his audition for Little Britain too horrible to contemplate, though... Take my advice, Robyn, never sleep with a man who provides a running commentary track during sex - let alone one who does it in the third person. There's good freak and bad freak.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    Okay, I realise this doesn't quite fit in here, but one of the Herald's TV picks for today is The Nightmares Next Door.

    Am I losing my mind, or do I already recall seeing this on TV2 maybe 6 months ago at around midnight?

    Did it air so well post-midnight that TV2 wanted more people to see it, or were they just that desperate for something to put on?

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Take my advice, Robyn, never sleep with a man who provides a running commentary track during sex - let alone one who does it in the third person.

    Robyn will take this advice, but suspects it is already too late.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    The problem is, how does one identify such a person before the commentary begins?

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    The problem is, how does one identify such a person before the commentary begins?

    They* say that they way a person eats can offer clues to how they are in bed**, so perhaps one way would be to have a meal with your special friend.

    "Tom's nibbling the gnocchi."
    "Tom's shoving a handful of cake in his mouth."

    * I'm too embarrassed to reveal the source for this claim.
    ** I don't know what this means if you eat in bed.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Andrew's laughing at this.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    Jeremy is snickering, but not in a knowing way...

    Jeremy also thinks Tom would be a much easier name to shout in the throes of passion than Jeremy.

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    O/T:

    Jim Mora: “So, of all Bob Dylan’s songs, which is the greatest?”

    Francis Mills (caller): “Well, it’s a stupid question.”

    Slap!

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

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