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25 October 2015 at 00:20 #45396
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?21 October 2015 at 17:09 #45261
As it’s Back to the Future day15 October 2015 at 08:13 #44831
I think this track has a soothing and yet rather haunting quality, that suits the film it is from10 October 2015 at 14:58 #44413
A very rock-like live version of this overlooked ABBA track.10 October 2015 at 00:00 #44390
@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.8 October 2015 at 06:50 #443144 October 2015 at 11:36 #44019
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?27 September 2015 at 22:06 #43610
With the newest Bond theme having been released (and slated), I felt this was a good opportunity to post a few of my favourites27 September 2015 at 08:33 #43521
That was even better than last week’s episode.27 September 2015 at 08:33 #43522
Duplicated post, ignore26 September 2015 at 13:29 #43433
Speaking of the Beach Boys, here’s some studio footage of the recording of Good Vibrations.26 September 2015 at 13:15 #43432
@purofilion Pet Sounds is indeed a great work of art.25 September 2015 at 09:11 #4340325 September 2015 at 08:39 #43401
@fowl Ah yes, the Clash24 September 2015 at 07:45 #43345
I know I said I hated the guitar bit in last week’s episode, but it does give an excuse to post this19 September 2015 at 22:51 #4299019 September 2015 at 21:04 #42970
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.14 September 2015 at 17:07 #4265314 September 2015 at 16:21 #4265214 September 2015 at 12:07 #42646
One of the most cheerful pieces of music ever14 September 2015 at 10:11 #4264413 September 2015 at 09:49 #42592
@whisht There can never be enough Morricone.
Anyway here’s the best theme tune ever12 September 2015 at 10:09 #42561
I’ve just noticed, that’s Julia from the first two Hellraiser films.31 August 2015 at 07:41 #42192
I’ve just found out horror film legend Wes Craven, who directed A Nightmare on Elm Street, has sadly passed away.22 August 2015 at 07:38 #41983
@purofilion Yup, easy to see why he was the second choice for Bond if Daniel Craig couldn’t do it.21 August 2015 at 16:35 #41974
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.19 August 2015 at 21:33 #41920
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.17 August 2015 at 07:43 #41880
@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.16 August 2015 at 17:02 #41863
As the films just come out…14 August 2015 at 21:37 #41834
Hearing this conjures up happy childhood memories for me.10 August 2015 at 07:26 #417049 August 2015 at 14:57 #41688
What happened to the other posts?9 August 2015 at 07:47 #41684
@phaseshift I’ve seen The Killing Joke in several book shops around town, so I should easily be able to get it.7 August 2015 at 17:35 #41626
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?7 August 2015 at 17:02 #41623
Since I’m in a bit of a Kung Fu flick mood at the moment…6 August 2015 at 22:22 #415956 August 2015 at 21:41 #415936 August 2015 at 21:13 #41591
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.6 August 2015 at 17:11 #415846 August 2015 at 12:13 #41578
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.6 August 2015 at 08:01 #415756 August 2015 at 07:55 #41574
@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)5 August 2015 at 19:09 #41562
This will only apply to UK viewers, but is anyone else watching Parks and Recreations on Dave?5 August 2015 at 09:08 #41551
@purofilion Wouldn’t it be more appropriate to talk about that in the films thread?4 August 2015 at 09:47 #41528
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.2 August 2015 at 14:36 #41508
Quite surprised to hear about the passing of Cilla Black today. She was a very talented singer.2 August 2015 at 08:36 #41506
@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 original31 July 2015 at 14:58 #41498
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 album31 July 2015 at 09:59 #41494
@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)25 July 2015 at 20:25 #41432
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.