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  • white wolf's son
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    Originally posted by Kymba334 View Post
    Normally i don't view much television with the possible exception of the occasional documentary and even then mostly only on science or arts related topics.
    Tonight though on the S B S World Movies Channel over the course of the last two hours i've once again been gripped by....


    Dredd

    ( Family friendly link )

    https://youtu.be/SQ2Hjq83rHo?list=RDSQ2Hjq83rHo
    I still have Judge Dredd's first appearance in the comic 2000 AD issue 2, complete with the free gift . The Sylvester Stallone Dredd was a washout, I watched this version and this time Dredd NEVER removed his helmet , just like in the comics .

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  • white wolf's son
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    I watched Season 1 of NOS4A2 , it has it's faults but ended up entertaining . I'm not usually into horror but this was a different take on vampires , I have now read the book so I'll give Season 2 a go to see what they do with it . On the comedy side , I binge watched Fran Drescher's The Nanny , apparently Ther Chaos Queen , Chaos Twins and Xiombarg Junior watched it when we were still living in Scotland......I must have been working....or inthe Moorcock Inn

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  • Kymba334
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    Normally i don't view much television with the possible exception of the occasional documentary and even then mostly only on science or arts related topics.
    Tonight though on the S B S World Movies Channel over the course of the last two hours i've once again been gripped by....


    Dredd

    ( Family friendly link )

    https://youtu.be/SQ2Hjq83rHo?list=RDSQ2Hjq83rHo

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    Originally posted by Kymba334 View Post
    Well P M this is all so very nostalgic!🙂

    Back in those glory days of British television though forward to 1970 there was another science fiction series that as a young kitten abducted my attention.

    A cult hit saturated in mutated adolescent hormones, in dire need of script doctoring and with a very obvious suspension of disbelief bypass.

    This show's main theme seemed to be about the struggle for survival of the most "stylish".

    Might as well unleash the link.... https://youtu.be/Q1XOacWCbuo
    Remember it well. Never have string vests been sexier! ;>D

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  • EverKing
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    Watched Hulu's "The Great" over the past few weeks. It is a comical take on the court of Peter III of Russia and the rise of his wife Catherine (the Great). Largely a-historical with the occasional little historical nugget, but overall rather entertaining. The cast fully commit to their caricatures with Nicholas Hoult's performance as a man-child-despot Peter III (incorrectly made the the son of Peter the Great) deserving special mention.

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  • Kymba334
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    Well P M this is all so very nostalgic!🙂

    Back in those glory days of British television though forward to 1970 there was another science fiction series that as a young kitten abducted my attention.

    A cult hit saturated in mutated adolescent hormones, in dire need of script doctoring and with a very obvious suspension of disbelief bypass.

    This show's main theme seemed to be about the struggle for survival of the most "stylish".

    Might as well unleash the link.... https://youtu.be/Q1XOacWCbuo
    Last edited by Kymba334; 06-02-2020, 02:08 AM.

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    At the weekend, I checked out, YouTube, for links between BBC2's, early arts & culture programme, 'Late Night Line-up' & 'Doctor Who.' Sure enough, there was a clip from sometime, 1967 (in colour). With presenter, Joan Bakewell, interviewing, Jack Kine, head of the BBC Visual Effects Dept., creator of the special effects for Doctor Who, as well as the creepy insectoid Martians from the original, Quatermass & the Pit. The issue of just how scary the effects could be, for children's & adult programmes at the time, is raised. Rewatching, 'The Web of Fear,' I'm still impressed at just how dark & scary, the series could be, with a surprisingly high mortality rate, as squaddies & civilians are webbed to death in the dark & shadowy tunnels of the London Underground. Not bad for a children's programme scheduled for tea-time on Saturday nights.

    In the clip, Cybermen, cybermats & (first generation), Yeti, abound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ87cxhoUfg

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    For a sense of completeness, these might be the very issues I was hiding behind, at the time... Fantastic_11021968_00.jpgPow_11021968_00.jpg
    Maybe not those particular editions, but you get the idea!
    Last edited by Pietro_Mercurios; 05-24-2020, 02:47 AM.

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    At one point, I think it's Jamie & Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, pass a garish film poster with the title obscured with white on black strips with the words, BLOCK BUSTERS, on them But, the camera lingers long enough for you to see the stars were, Sidney Poitier & Rod Steiger. I did actually see, 'In The Heat of the Night,'at a local flea pit, in 1974. I lied about my age to get in, but I learned an awful lot about the USA & modern history, as a consequence.

    BRITISHQUAD146-2.jpg?v-cache=1327064021.jpg

    Block Busters, indeed.

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    I'm the actual Pietro_Mercurios. The very excellent previous posts were from Porcus Volans.

    ... ... ... ... ...


    Anyway... I've just watched the 2nd Doctor (Patrick Troughton), in, 'The Web of Fear.' All six episodes, right through. Set in the London Underground, the Doctor fights the Yeti & The Great Intelligence, once again.

    I did sort of watch it, back in 1968, but I took fright all the time & I'd run out from behind the couch, to the bathroom, carrying the, 'Pow!' & the 'Fantastic!'comics with me. I'd read them, taking solace in the crazy & fun work of Leo Baxendale, Ken Reid & the Mighty Marvel Bullpen, then run through to get thrilled with Victoria, Jamie & the Doctor, some more.
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    A sensory overload my 8yr old self will never forget.

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  • dasNdanger
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    Right now I'm watching two old favorites: Mystery Science Theater 3000 (mostly Joel, some Mike episodes), and Charlie Chan (the older, the better! - I prefer the ones from the 1930s into the early 40s featuring Warner Oland and later Sidney Toler). Comfort shows. Every now and then I'll rewatch a Brit murder mystery - preferably a cozy one - though sometimes I'll indulge in a little Vera or Shetland if I'm in a more serious mood.

    das

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  • Kevin McCabe
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    So, I watched Diamonds Are Forever on TV (been watching them in order with my dad, free during covid). At any rate, does anyone else find a similarity in presentation between Mr. Kidd/Mr. Wint in Bond and Mr. Croup/Mr. Vandemar in the BBC television version of Neverwhere? There’s none of the homophobia latent in the Bond in the Gaiman. But - the satirical dialogue banter?

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  • Rothgo
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    The only TV we see is CBeebies! Oddly enough, a lot of it is better than what is on non-kids channels!

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  • lemec
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    I'm watching The Last Kingdom.

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  • Jack Of Shadows
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    Originally posted by porcus_volans View Post
    Jack, have you heard Alexie Sayle’s Imaginary Sandwich Bar on the BBC Sounds app?

    He hasn’t changed a bit.
    No, I will have to check that out. Other than The Young Ones and Alexei Sayle Stuff, I haven't really seen or heard anything else that he has done. Thanks PV!

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