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  • #45396
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    Now those of you here that are a similar age to myself (if there are any) will probably remember this from their childhood.

    You can just tell the video was made 11 years ago can’t you?

    #45261
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    As it’s Back to the Future day

    #44831
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    I think this track has a soothing and yet rather haunting quality, that suits the film it is from

    #44413
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    A very rock-like live version of this overlooked ABBA track.

    #44390
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    @phaseshift Oh yes the Tommy screening. Obviously the film itself was great (actually seeing it on a big screen made me love it as I had been on the fence about it before) The Q and A with Daltry afterward was also good, he told some interesting stories. Apparently he is absolutely useless at pinball in real life.

    I agree about Bowie also, although I think The Man who Fell to Earth is a brilliant film.

    #44314
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    @phaseshift love David Bowie

    #44019
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    I really don’t have much to say again this week, other than it was good and much better than what we’ve gotten over the past few years. Unless they make a total turkey, I don’t think I can say much beyond generic “I thought it was good comments”, won’t be much point in posting here if that’s the case.

    So are all the stories going to be 2 parters this year?

    #43610
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    With the newest Bond theme having been released (and slated), I felt this was a good opportunity to post a few of my favourites

    #43521
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    That was even better than last week’s episode.

    #43522
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    Duplicated post, ignore

    #43433
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    Speaking of the Beach Boys, here’s some studio footage of the recording of Good Vibrations.

    #43432
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    @purofilion Pet Sounds is indeed a great work of art.

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    #43401
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    @fowl Ah yes, the Clash

    #43345
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    I know I said I hated the guitar bit in last week’s episode, but it does give an excuse to post this

    #42990
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    Curse you @juniperfish, now I have the Toni Basil song stuck in my head.

    #42970
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    I thought it was really good actually. I was pretty much hooked from the word “Davros”. I’ve always loved him as a villain and any story where he features prominently is worth watching just for that (even the series 4 finale, as bad as it was). It also looks like we’ll be seeing some of his backstory which interests me greatly, as I find him so fascinating as a character that I want to know more about him. I also really liked those creepy hand things in the opening, which were genuinely unnerving feel like they came out of a classic 1970’s horror film, more of that please.
    Plus 60’s Daleks.

    Now I’ve mentioned my dislike of Missy here in the past (nothing against Michelle Gomez as an actress, just didn’t care for her performance in series 8), but aside from a couple of irritating lines I actually did not mind her in this episode. In fact I think I may have revised my opinion of her somewhat, in that in the pantheon of Masters I would probably rank her above John Simm and Eric Roberts rather than below as I did before (still get a kick out of watching Roberts though, “this is an Ambulance!!!”)

    That’s not to say I thought it was perfect though, I thought the scene where he rides in on a tank with an electric Guitar was too silly and a bit cringe worthy to be honest. Also, I thought the first Doctor said that “you can’t re-write time, not one line” or something to that effect. So why does the Doctor introduce modern phrases and technology to medieval britain?

    But overall I’m actually really excited for next week.

    @pedant Maximum Extermination sounds like the title to a bad 80’s action film.

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    #42652
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    You’re welcome @ichabod

    #42646
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    One of the most cheerful pieces of music ever

    #42644
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    @ichabod Glad to hear your sister is okay.

    #42592
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    @whisht There can never be enough Morricone.

    Anyway here’s the best theme tune ever

    #42561
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    I’ve just noticed, that’s Julia from the first two Hellraiser films.

    #42192
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    I’ve just found out horror film legend Wes Craven, who directed A Nightmare on Elm Street, has sadly passed away.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/wes-craven-horror-maestro-dies-818806

    #41983
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    @purofilion Yup, easy to see why he was the second choice for Bond if Daniel Craig couldn’t do it.

    #41974
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    By the way @purofilion I just saw Man from U.N.C.L.E. today. It was enjoyable but not that memorable, I probably won’t remember it in about a week. I thought Henry Cavill was good as Solo but the bloke who played Illya was nothing like the character from the series. The film also couldn’t decide weather or not it wanted to be serious or light hearted and campy like the series, which made it quite inconsistent.

    #41920
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    Not much to say, other than I don’t think this episode holds up all that well on repeat viewings. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great episode because it offers us some insight to the Doctor, his relationship with The Daleks and the Time War, and contains perhaps Eccleston’s best performance in the series. But, I feel some of it’s power is lost after the second or third time you watch it, at least that’s what happened to me. I feel the same way about Blink actually.

    #41880
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    @purofilion no I haven’t seen it. I have been watching some of the TV series (TCM has been showing the film compilations), which I’ve enjoyed very much, so I am hoping to see it. Yes, it has Henry Cavill in it.

    #41863
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    As the films just come out…

    #41834
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    Hearing this conjures up happy childhood memories for me.

    #41704
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    @arbutus That’s a shame, but these things happen.

    #41688
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    What happened to the other posts?

    #41684
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    @phaseshift I’ve seen The Killing Joke in several book shops around town, so I should easily be able to get it.

    #41626
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    By the way @craig, I just finished reading Dark Knight Returns and your right, it is excellent. Do you have any recommendations for other Batman graphic novels?

    #41623
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    Since I’m in a bit of a Kung Fu flick mood at the moment…

    #41595
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    @craig Not surprised. Minder was a great series and he was great in it.

    #41593
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    @whisht I’ll always remember him in this

    #41591
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    I think this may be my favourite Eccleston story. It’s either this or the Empty Child. What I like about it is that it’s an interesting take on the Victorian ghost story, in fact it’s one of the few times Doctor Who has tackled the supernatural (as far as I am aware). This is also the first episode I can also remember finding really scary when it was first broadcast, so that’s probably why I’m so fond of it.
    As I believe I have said elsewhere, at this point in the series I thought Rose was a fairly likeable companion who had good chemistry with the Doctor. The scene between the two of them when they think they are about to die is wonderfully performed and shows how close their (platonic, as it should be) relationship was. It’s the moment between them I remember most.
    Rose’s scenes with Gwyneth are what I feel gives the episode it’s heart, and really make us care for Gwyneth at the end when she sacrifices herself. Charles Dickens’ character arc in the episode also adds to the core of the story and Simon Callow gives a memorable performance as well. You start to forget that he’s an actor and really believe that he’s the actual Charles Dickens.
    Honestly, with both this and Cold War, I don’t see why Gatiss’ writing has had such a negative reception with Who fans.

    I’d write more, but I find it more difficult to write about why I like something as opposed to why I dislike it. I guess I’m just a miserable so and so.

    #41584
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    @cathannabel Thank you.

    #41578
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    To me it always seemed that for Batman to work on the screen, you needed to heighten that world, make it more dreamlike and for that reason Burton’s snowy wonderland gone to hell idea worked more than Nolan’s Coppola by way of Michael Mann-esque uber-realism.

    That’s a problem I have with the Nolan films too @jimthefish, one minute you’re watching a Heat like crime thriller, then suddenly Batman shows up and it just feels a bit jarring.

    @craig will read it this afternoon.

    #41575
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    @missy Ah Merlin, one of my favourite guilty pleasures.

    #41574
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    @jimthefish @purofilion @craig I don’t mind any of the Batman films, since I grew up with them. While the three Nolan ones are probably the best as films, I enjoy the 1989 one the most because of Keaton and Nicholson. I used to really like Returns too but looking back as an adult I find it very un-Batman like.
    I must be the only one who doesn’t rate Ledger’s performance that highly. I thought he was very good and actually quite scary when I saw the film at the cinema, but I don’t think it was as good as people say it is. I don’t even think he was the best Joker to be honest. In fact, the amount of people going on and on about how great The Dark Knight is, who still do it to this day, has slightly tarnished my liking of it. It’s a good film, but top 10 films of all time according to IMDB? Feel free to disagree though.
    In my opinion though the best version of Batman (outside the comics) is the animated series from the early 90’s. To me, that’s Batman.
    I have The Dark Knight Returns comic, but I still need to read it (I’m bad at keeping up with my reading)

    #41562
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    This will only apply to UK viewers, but is anyone else watching Parks and Recreations on Dave?

    #41551
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    @purofilion Wouldn’t it be more appropriate to talk about that in the films thread?

    #41528
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    Apparently The Kinks recorded an instrumental version of Lola on their album Percy, which was the soundtrack to some bad 1970’s sex comedy. Just thought I would put it here for those curious.

    #41508
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    Quite surprised to hear about the passing of Cilla Black today. She was a very talented singer.

    #41506
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    @fowl It’s Tiny Tim. I posted his version because one of his songs was in an episode of Spongebob(that was me trying to be clever)
    Here’s the original

    #41498
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    I’m going to see the film Tommy, based on the rock opera by The Who, at a screening in Whitley Bay which is followed by a Q and A by Roger Daltrey himself. In anticipation of this I thought I would post one of my favourite songs from the album

    #41494
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    @fowl God, I remember watching Spongebob when I was younger. Here’s another AC/DC cover with a Spongebob connection (can anyone guess what it is)

    #41432
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    As much as I love the design of the 80’s Cybermen, I don’t think they are as creepy as the ones from the 60’s. Mostly because of the voices, I think they sound a bit too human here.

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