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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby pieces o'nine » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:17 pm

daftbeaker wrote:It was quite a good episode, it does seem to be getting increasingly silly though. The Mitchell and Webb robots struck me as a way to shoehorn a cameo in that didn't really fit the rest of the plot.

Sometimes it seems they are writing steadfastly to twelve regenerations and then end the franchise. Sometimes it seems they are writing themselves into a corner just to see how far into one they can get before they have to back out again with a clever twist. I'm not sure if my Inner Critic is just fatigued from watching since Patrick Troughton, or if the sillyness is actually increasing. Reason leads me to believe it's the former, as there have been some very good stories with the resurrection of the series.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby black bart » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:35 am

I prefer it when it doesn't take itself too seriously. I thought the robots were great and I am a huge fan of Mark Williams (I have his autograph you know).

I also have William Hartnel's autograph so poo poo to the lot of you.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby Roland Deschain » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:58 am

Alcatraz was getting so good, and i'd begun to invest myself in all the characters, hypothesising what it was all about, when I got to the end of the thirteenth episode, which is where it was cancelled. The show had real potential, but it just didn't have the ratings. Such a shame. :cry:

Not watched the next Doctor Who yet. It is all ready to go on my iPlayer, so here's to Dinosaurs!
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby black bart » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:06 am

Rosh Hashanah: Science Versus Religion

Tonight on the BBC 1 channel there is a debate between Richard Dawkins and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. 11.15 - 11.45 pm.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby black bart » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:49 am

black bart wrote:Rosh Hashanah: Science Versus Religion

Tonight on the BBC 1 channel there is a debate between Richard Dawkins and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. 11.15 - 11.45 pm.


Disappointing.

Dawkins is getting soft in his old age, or he wasn't in the mood for an argument, or Rabbi Jonny Sacks is just too nice a chap.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby black bart » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:43 am

There's a special programme about Fairport Convention on BBC 4 tonight, followed by a Richard Thompson concert.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby la la » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:48 am

I don't know about elsewhere in the world, but season 4 of Fringe just started here - hooray! I hope the new season stays up to scratch!
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby PKMKII » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:13 am

I think that was the best episode of Doctor Who of the season. And hey, Crichton!
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Postby pieces o'nine » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:58 pm

^ Borrowed visuals from Tom Baker & the Pirate Planet and Westworld, imo.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:58 pm

Wow PoN , you remember all those past episodes ?!

I can barely remember any details from the old series.

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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby pieces o'nine » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:00 pm

Mad Willyum Bonney wrote:Wow PoN , you remember all those past episodes ?!

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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby PKMKII » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:42 pm

pieces o'nine wrote:
Mad Willyum Bonney wrote:Wow PoN , you remember all those past episodes ?!

I will always be a Tom Baker girl...


PoN, you wanna be old folk together and bitch about these young whippersnappers who talk about who the best doctor is, even though they haven't watched the classic episodes?
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby black bart » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:45 am

PKMKII wrote:
pieces o'nine wrote:
Mad Willyum Bonney wrote:Wow PoN , you remember all those past episodes ?!

I will always be a Tom Baker girl...


PoN, you wanna be old folk together and bitch about these young whippersnappers who talk about who the best doctor is, even though they haven't watched the classic episodes?


Look mate...I met William Hartnell!

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He wasn't even in colour...how old do you want us to be?

I was only 6...I've never been the same since! :cry:
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby pieces o'nine » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:01 pm

PKMKII wrote:
pieces o'nine wrote:
Mad Willyum Bonney wrote:Wow PoN , you remember all those past episodes ?!

I will always be a Tom Baker girl...


PoN, you wanna be old folk together and bitch about these young whippersnappers who talk about who the best doctor is, even though they haven't watched the classic episodes?

Sounds good! :haha: [I actally started watching right at the start of Pertwee, but found him quite bewildering. The Sherlock Holmes caped great coats, the ever-more-bouffant hair, the karate-chopping, the motorcycles. His version was definately one of a kind!]

EXAMPLE 1: A friend started watching the last couple episodes of 10 and saw some of the first season of 11. She keeps trying to "explain" to me what the show is about, and "corrects" me when I say, no, no, no, it *isn't* about an intergalactic Lothario...

EXAMPLE 2: THere's a "NEW TO WHO" text/twitter/app or some such new-fangled thing being advertised to death on BBC-America in the Ocean o'Sand. You're supposed to convert your friends to watch and then have them eagerly text/twitter/app their experience. It is to sigh.



Black Bart wrote:Look mate...I met William Hartnell!
He wasn't even in colour...how old do you want us to be?

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Were you hiding beind the sofa from the first episode? :haha:
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