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  1. Llywela

    The Royals

    It is Lili with an i, not with a y. 😉 They've chosen the Welsh spelling, whether they know it or not. Eugenie has posted congratulations to Beatrice on her instagram. I love how she calls herself 'Auntie Euge'. 😄 I'm old enough to remember when she was born and the name announced, my mum amused herself for ages trying to come up with a reasonable sounding nickname from Eugenie!
  2. Bringing all the old companions back for the regeneration is interesting. Ten, of course, had his regeneration tour of all his old friends, and way back in the 80s we saw Four and Five hallucinating past companions when they regenerated. But if Thirteen's old companions are back for an actual adventure leading into the regeneration, that's a new slant, and I'm intrigued to see how it plays out, given that presumably they won't all stick around to help the new Doctor through the experience! In a couple of those spoiler pics, you can just catch a teeny glimpse of the war memorial in Grange
  3. Llywela

    The Royals

    Oh, I get that. It's the way the headlines are phrasing it that is a little off, hinting at implications that no doubt don't really exist. (Again, living in the UK, I see a lot of casual press that doesn't make it overseas). There are ways and ways of reporting a story, after all. Royal popularity is down at the moment (Charles and his dodgy financial dealings, Andrew and That Law Suit), and a lot of headline writers are taking their cues accordingly, offering a slightly negative slant even on fairly neutral stories. Clickbait press gotta clickbait, after all!
  4. Llywela

    The Royals

    Yeah. This. For those of us who live in the UK, the BRF are in the news all the time, for a wide variety of reasons. They get both good and bad press, depending on many factors. There are dozens of royal stories every week that are never mentioned in this thread, either because they weren't visible to royal watchers overseas or because no one who saw them was interested enough to bring them here. The stories that make it to this thread aren't representative of royal press as a whole. The main royal story here this week is a high court ruling that the contents of Prince Philip's will are t
  5. There's a really widespread belief that only in our civilised modern times have we stopped marrying girls off as soon as they hit puberty, but it really isn't true. Look at actual marriage records from the Middle Ages, for example - often seen as a dark age when girls were married very young - and it turns out that in fact, the average age of a first marriage for women was around 22. Not so different from today. There are individual and cultural variations, of course, depending on where you look, and class played a big part in the equation (upper class women tended to marry earlier than lower
  6. I don't think Jenny was the Kid from the Future OP was thinking of in Doctor Who, since she didn't come from the future, the Doctor literally saw her being created right before his eyes. I imagine Peace47 was talking about River Song turning out to be Rory and Amy's stolen baby, which they didn't learn until they'd interacted with her in over a season's worth of recurring appearances, having met her before they were even married, never mind thinking about having kids.
  7. Missing actress Tanya Fear found safe in LA.
  8. Concern for former Doctor Who actress reported missing in California. Tanya Fear, who played Jade in 'Arachnids In The UK', went missing on 9/9/2021.
  9. Agreed. I don't often post in this forum, although I lurk regularly, but this conversation has been strange to me, with so many people seeming mystified, criticising a person for using a separate keyboard with their laptop. I am a qualified DSE (display screen equipment) assessor for my company, and I would always recommend using a separate keyboard with the laptop if you are going to be working at it for any length of time. A separate monitor is good also to prevent eye strain, but with a separate keyboard you can at least position the laptop screen at a more appropriate distance (preferably
  10. Season one, the generally quiet tone of which you appreciated, ended up being about preventing genocide and saving the universe, so there no reason they can't manage both again for season two.
  11. That was me. 😁 I didn't say it was his strength (although Broadchurch demonstrates that he can write character well, when he actually makes it his primary focus). I said that as a writer he is more interested in characters than he is in wacky sci fi stories, but that when he took the job at Doctor Who he seemed to take it as read that Doctor Who has to be first and foremost about wacky sci fi stories. So he gave each of his characters a strong character story as their base, because that was his instinct as a writer, but then he failed to actually develop any of those stories because for the ma
  12. In the trailer he just calls himself a tax lawyer 😄
  13. International version of the trailer is here
  14. Not all of us are US-based, so for those of us who aren't, the international version of the trailer can be found here.
  15. I think the implication was meant to be that it was a knock-on effect. Peggy decided to stay downstairs, and because of that everyone else also decided to stay downstairs, because she'd set that precedent, and because of that the Nazi infiltrator decided to let rip earlier. Or something.
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