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  • #6304
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    What’s been going down in groovetown then?

    Seems quiet around here.

    #111014
    Fluffy Wok
    Participant

    Oh, Bog all.

    No Dr Who/Dwarf/other related sci fi news

    Geeking about Merlin doesn’t really cut it

    #111015
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    There was this really funny moment where Seb pretended to pass his chef’s exam…only he didn’t.

    #111016
    Ridley
    Participant

    Geeking about Merlin doesn’t really cut it.

    Shut up, Merlin.

    —-

    I’ve been following the easily trackable from here on Twitter to compensate. Half of them are Ben Paddon.

    #111018
    Plastic Percy
    Participant

    How about a game of Junior Angler?

    #111019
    redhead85
    Participant

    > Geeking about Merlin doesn’t really cut it

    Piss off. I love Merlin. :-P

    #111020
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    If there’s not a lot going on with Red Dwarf (or, occasionally, Doctor Who) then this place sort of dies a little, really.

    #111021
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    > I’ve been following the easily trackable from here on Twitter to compensate. Half of them are Ben Paddon.

    Even with an IQ of 6000, it’s still brown-trousers time.

    Now c’mon people. REALLY.

    > If there’s not a lot going on with Red Dwarf (or, occasionally, Doctor Who) then this place sort of dies a little, really.

    I mean honestly. Sod that for a game of soldiers. Why are we not merciless dissecting Andrew’s sitcom. Where’s the frame-by-frame analysis of the Christmas Carol trailer. Where’s Si gibbering in a corner somewhere about Karen Gillan’s legs?

    Has anyone been to the movies? Was Skyline actually any good? Let Me In sure wasn’t.

    Is anyone else sick of winter already?

    Oh and Merlin… SRSLY?

    #111023
    hummingbird
    Participant

    I had a brie and cranberry sandwich for lunch.

    #111024

    >I had a brie and cranberry sandwich for lunch.

    That sounds extremely yummy. (I haven’t had lunch yet.) I expect I have brie around somewhere, but, alas, no cranberries.

    Anyway! I’ve finally gotten around to getting into college. It’s just community college at this point, but my grandfather used to teach there, and as an institution it’s pretty good. And all of this at the exceedingly tender age of twenty-five, too. I’m growing up so fast…

    #111025

    I’ve been researching the definitive history of pockets.

    #111026
    ChrisM
    Participant

    Piss off. I love Merlin. :-P

    I’m enjoying it too. I’d have preferred the change in Morgana’s character to have been a bit more gradual though.

    The historian in me (oo-er) finds myself fuming inside slightly at the mention of places like ‘Mercia’ and ‘Northumbria’, i.e. Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that would have come after Arthur’s time… but that’s me being a bit of a pedant-Percy as they wouldn’t have had stone castles and such then either, but that’s usually part of the package. I get round it by thinking of it as existing in its own fantasy world, and it works on that basis. (Not so different from the legends in that sense then.)

    It’s a tad repetitive but for prime-time TV it’s pretty entertaining. Last episode was rather good.

    #111027
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I rather enjoyed INWH and I’m sorely disappointed that more people aren’t talking about it, especially here of all places.

    #111029
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    Same here, although I’m guilty myself as I haven’t got around too it yet.

    As for Merlin, I’m all for that type of show in that slot and tried to get into the new series, but it all felt a bit too lightweight. I’m kinda disappointed they didn’t give Hood another series. After a very ropey start it seemed to find it’s stride by the end.

    #111030
    hummingbird
    Participant

    > The historian in me (oo-er) finds myself fuming inside slightly at the mention of places like ‘Mercia’ and ‘Northumbria’, i.e. Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that would have come after Arthur’s time …

    … and Norman castles, and medieval costume, ….
    Precisely why I can’t watch it – it turns me into a history nazi.

    #111031
    Fluffy Wok
    Participant

    Hood SRSLY?

    To be honest I’ve only seen a bit of Hood and it had a similar feel to Merlin although with a slightly older cast it didn’t have that silly, dress up feel that Merlin has. Or the blatant homo-erotic subtext.

    Plus Richard Armitage really got into the eyeliner box. But comparing his characterisation with the ham sandwich fest that is any evil character in Merlin is a bit pot kettle black.

    #111032
    ChrisM
    Participant

    >blatant homo-erotic subtext.

    Okay. I never saw that. I just thought they were buddies really. When Arthur isn’t putting him down…

    Just as I think my mind is in the gutter, I see something suggesting it’s rather innocent after all.

    #111033
    redhead85
    Participant

    > Richard Armitage

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm………

    #111034
    Kris Carter
    Participant

    We could try and decimalise music….

    In geeky sci-fi sorta news, I’m off to see Tron Legacy on Dec 2nd. I’m a huge fan of the first film, and I’m really hoping I don’t get Phantom Menace’d by the sequel.

    I was toying with the idea of trying to write a Red Dwarf article for this place…. but then realised I have bog all to say. Well, I have an idea… but it needs lots of work and urgh, research…

    Also had a pretty good idea for UnlimitedRicePudding as well, but that involves more of the above.

    #111035
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I’d like to write more Red Dwarf comics, personally.

    #111036
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    I rewatched Tron a couple of weeks ago, in anticipation of Legacy. But I couldn’t get into it at all. One of those that memories that didn’t stand up to being revisited.

    That said I’m looking forward to Legacy. The basic idea of Tron is a fun one and by placing the son into that environment there’s immediately more emotional charge than I think the first film ever gets close too.

    Abandoning the grey bodysuits for the sleeker black ones is a good move too.

    #111037
    hummingbird
    Participant

    >> Richard Armitage

    > Mmmmmmmmmmmm………

    SRSLY?

    #111038
    redhead85
    Participant

    >> Richard Armitage

    >> Mmmmmmmmmmmm………

    > SRSLY?

    YA SRSLY! ^__^

    #111039
    Danodin
    Participant

    Merlin is currently pummelling Doctor Who’s arsehole! (yep, that’s one for the slashers, even if it doesn’t feature Bradley James…)

    There are 3 good episodes in Who series 5 – The Eleventh Hour, The Time of Angels and Amy’s Choice. A few are half good, e.g. Vincent and the Doctor, The Pandorica Opens, but all in all…it really doesn’t inspire me to pay out for the Blu-ray. This has nothing to do with Matt Smith’s Doctor. He is far more watchable than Tennant in my opinion.

    Merlin bloody rocks.

    #111040
    Fluffy Wok
    Participant

    > Okay. I never saw that. I just thought they were buddies really.

    Young confused buddies with the master servant relationship and all that entails. Me and the Mrs have been re-watching series 1 Merlin and its a bit more obvious there I think.

    >When Arthur isn’t putting him down…

    Oh, I’m sure Merlin doesn’t have to be forced to go down…

    >>> Richard Armitage

    >>> Mmmmmmmmmmmm………

    >> SRSLY?

    >YA SRSLY! ^__^

    I don’t hear the end of this. He’s hotter in Spooks than Hood/Vicar of Dibley but I guess I’m not gay enough to have a proper opinion.

    >Merlin bloody rocks.

    But there’s no Karen Gillan. Katie McGrath is alright but its not really a contest.

    #111041
    Jo
    Participant

    >>> Richard Armitage

    >>> Mmmmmmmmmmmm………

    >> SRSLY?

    >YA SRSLY! ^__^

    Agreed! (don’t tell Ian tho… shh!)

    #111042
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    > There are 3 good episodes in Who series 5 – The Eleventh Hour, The Time of Angels and Amy’s Choice.

    BLASPHEME!!! BLASPHEME!!!

    *breathes out* Strewth, you should offer more of a warning before disputing the quality of the Lord God Moffat’s scripts!

    3 seems ridiculously harsh. Personally I’d be much near a dozen if not more, but then I’m an a complete Moffat zealot after all and have been since Press Gang.

    >>> Richard Armitage

    >>> Mmmmmmmmmmmm………

    I got told I looked a bit like Richard Armitage. When he had his long-hair in Hood series 3. I don’t, clearly. But hey there’s far worse chaps to be told you look like.

    #111043
    redhead85
    Participant

    LOVE to the Merlin-watchers out there! ^__^ (and especially fellow Armitage-crushers)

    > I don’t hear the end of this. He’s hotter in Spooks than Hood/Vicar of Dibley but I guess I’m not gay enough to have a proper opinion.

    ….sorry. Loveoo?

    > I got told I looked a bit like Richard Armitage.

    SRSLY?

    #111044
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    > SRSLY?

    Touché :P

    #111045

    >There are 3 good episodes in Who series 5 – The Eleventh Hour, The Time of Angels and Amy’s Choice. A few are half good, e.g. Vincent and the Doctor, The Pandorica Opens, but all in all…it really doesn’t inspire me to pay out for the Blu-ray

    Hang your head in shame, or at least execute your taste in favour of one that is correct (i.e one that agrees with mine).

    The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang were fucking awesome. If The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood hadn’t been so boring, it would’ve been my favourite series of NuWho so far. TPO I spent the whole time trying to figure out what was inside the Pandorica, and to have it be a trap for the Doctor was very clever imo. Then after the huge cliff hanger there is an episode that actually isn’t just overblown and disappointing (once again, imo). It was simple (sort of) and small (sort of).

    In other news, I’ve just watched the Mike Leigh film High Hopes for the first time and I absolutely love it. Does anyone else here like his films? His style is completely opposite to Dwarf/Who in that it all seems very real and naturalistic. Any crossover fans here? Just wondering.

    #111046
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >There are 3 good episodes in Who series 5

    You know, you’ve been saying so many odd things on here that I’ve half wondered if you’re deliberately on the wind-up. And this, to be frank, confirms it.

    #111047
    Fluffy Wok
    Participant

    >There are 3 good episodes in Who series 5

    Surely you mean “There are 3 mind blowingly awesome episodes of ultimate win in Who series 5 and the rest are just hum drum fantastic” Apart from the Lodger. Can’t stand James Corden. or pot noodle

    #111048
    Danodin
    Participant

    Seb, I’m not taking the piss (in this case), after I rewatched series 5 a few weeks ago that’s genuinely how I felt.

    Okay okAY let’s clarify this… TEH, TTOA and AC were GREAT, not simply ‘good’. Amy’s Choice remains my favourite, with Angels coming a close 2nd. In my eyes, these are the only episodes to match the great expectations of a Moffat-led Who.

    Certain other episodes (e.g. The Beast Below) are only worth a re-watch due to Matt’s performance. In fact, Matt saves sooo much of this series, notably The Big Bang which people will only ever remember for Matt and the fez. Casting Matt is one of the greatest decisions in the lonnnnng history of Who decision-making.

    I DO feel something was missing in series 5, and I’m not the only one. The saving grace is that none of the eps turned out to be total stinkers. Oh wait…Victory of the Daleks, a total disaster!

    In many ways I enjoyed Sarah Jane more this year…

    #111050
    redhead85
    Participant

    > SRSLY?
    > Touché :P

    Sorry m’dear. You left yourself wide open for that one ;-) You’re most dashing to behold, sir. That better? ^__^

    > Apart from the Lodger. Can’t stand James Corden. or pot noodle

    I agree with the majority of this statement. I, on the other hand, like Pot Noodle.

    #111052
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    > Sorry m’dear. You left yourself wide open for that one ;-) You’re most dashing to behold, sir. That better? ^__^

    I took the touch. Now don’t kick a man when he’s down eh?

    #111051
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    Okay, the rest can be accepted as opinion. But this line…

    > The Big Bang which people will only ever remember for Matt and the fez

    Remembered by whom? That’s already not the case for plenty of people. In fact after reading plenty of opinions from several different sources it’s the first time any has been anywhere near that dismissive.

    Here’s one then, I found Cold Blood several times worse than Victory of the Daleks – which at least had some awesome imagery.

    The only Moffat script for me which didn’t warrant a five-star rating was Beast Below, aside from the episodes mentioned above I don’t think any other part of the series dipped below a 4. Even the one with Corden in.

    #111055
    redhead85
    Participant

    > I took the touch. Now don’t kick a man when he’s down eh?

    :-O! I was actually being genuine! Haha.

    #111056
    ChrisM
    Participant

    I liked all Moff-Who, (some episodes better than others) including the The Lodger*. (I confess to liking Pot Noodles too, although I don’t eat them much. I never quite got the ‘inedible’ gag in Red Dwarf. Ok, I GOT it, I just disagreed.)

    The only episode I thought was rather a major let down was the last. Again, like most new Who, it wasn’t the main story that was the problem but the resolution which made very little sense to me. “If you remember me I’ll somehow magically come back.” Dear me.

    Oh, and I wish they’d stuck with the fate gobbling powers in the Angels episode, but it was a cracking story just the same.

    *I wasn’t sure of the resolution, but I liked the main story and premise. I like the episodes that take a step back and follow other characters.

    #111062
    Danodin
    Participant

    > “If you remember me I’ll somehow magically come back.”

    Yeah, it really is a little too close for the godawful Last of the Time Lords resolution, with everyone ‘thinking’ the Doctor back to his normal form. The Big Bang was, of course, infinitely better than that particular catastrophe, but it still contained the kind of devices RTD got slagged off for using on a regular basis. But that’s the difference right there, RTD used them all the time, where Moffat hadn’t, up until this point, needed to go down that route, mainly because he’d yet to write a finale.

    #111064
    Squeaky Gibson
    Participant

    The high points for me of this last season Doctor Who were The Eleventh Hour and the The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang. the plotting was great in all three and you could tell SM was on form then. Couldn’t stand Vincent and The Doctor not The Vampires of Venice, those were clunkers that could have been got put by the way side. The Lodger was a good outing and had the nice mystery of the ‘upper room’. I hope that is a story which gets continued in a ater series.

    Sci-fi wise it is a bit quiet at the minutes, just watched both versions of Superman 2 within the last 2 days once again and must admit I prefer the Donner cut, it’s just a stronger story and Christoper Reeve gives a better performance.

    #111066
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    The “If you remember me I’ll come back” stuff worked for everyone else in Amy’s life – her parents, her relatives, Rory – so to nitpick at the Doctor’s inclusion in that same resurrection seems somehow stupid to my quaint sensibilities.

    The weak link in the series is, of course, Chibface’s Silurian two-parter. But I loved everything else, even Victory of the Daleks which, as a standalone story, isn’t really anything special, but does serve the vital purpose of making the Daleks a proper tenable threat again as opposed to the “We’re the last ones now and that makes us more dangerous than ever, oh no now we’re dead” broken record of the RTD era.

    #111067
    Danodin
    Participant

    > but does serve the vital purpose of making the Daleks a proper tenable threat again

    Well that was obviously the episode’s intent, but I’m sure most people wouldn’t mind if the events of Victory were never referenced again! We’re likely to see the new designs again (hopefully only the red and white model) but they simply cannot be the standard Dalek from now on, I refuse to accept it. Re-fuse! Re-fuuuuse!!

    #111068
    ChrisM
    Participant

    The “If you remember me I’ll come back” stuff worked for everyone else in Amy’s life – her parents, her relatives, Rory – so to nitpick at the Doctor’s inclusion in that same resurrection seems somehow stupid to my quaint sensibilities.

    I’ve forgotten the details of that episode but I seem to remember that the return of parents and relatives, etc was essentially a change in timeline thing. I.e. the Doctor did his bit preventing the time cracks and Amy’s folks were no longer gobbled up by the time cracks.

    The Doctor’s return seemed due to Amy’s memory being triggered and just that. Add to that the fact that there was another character who also remembered the Doctor before Amy…(maybe it specifically needed her due to her soaking up ‘time energy’ or what-have-you, but even so it was odd for a sci-fi show).

    That’s the difference. I might have misunderstood what was going on* but to me it was hardly a nit to pick. More a great big daddy-long-legs bouncing around the room :)

    *Which perhaps makes me stupid… which is quite possibly true. ;)

    #111070
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    Of course there’s always the chance we’ve not been told the full story yet.

    #111072
    ChrisM
    Participant

    That too. There was plenty left dangling wasn’t there? The mysterious Tardis hijacker for example.

    #111074
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    The Doctor does specifically tell Amy that because the crack in time seeped into her head (or whatever) that if she could remember someone she could bring them back. It’s strongly implied that her family is restored because she is able to remember them.

    #111077
    Jo
    Participant

    Who is watching The Walking Dead? It is fucking great!

    #111078
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    Walking Dead is fantastic….but I can’t figure out why they’ve just axed all of the writers.

    #111079
    Danodin
    Participant

    > but I can’t figure out why they’ve just axed all of the writers.

    It seems the long and short of it is that one of the writers/producers, Charles H. Eglee, wants to run his own show and not play second fiddle to Frank Darabont. It’s likely he’s taking some of the other writers who are leaving with him.

    #111080
    ChrisM
    Participant

    I’d like to watch it. Unfortunately I don’t get FX. I could download it I suppose… but that seems a bit out of order. (Mind you I’d do it with the idea that I’d buy it on DVD later if I liked it, but even so.)

    #111081
    Ridley
    Participant

    But I loved everything else, even Victory of the Daleks which, as a standalone story, isn’t really anything special, but does serve the vital purpose of making the Daleks a proper tenable threat again as opposed to the “We’re the last ones now and that makes us more dangerous than ever, oh no now we’re dead” broken record of the RTD era.

    I disagree. Maybe there’ll be an episode some day which gives a worthwhile payoff to that episode, but I don’t think The Alliance of “MER-CY!” was it.

    I’m enjoying it too. I’d have preferred the change in Morgana’s character to have been a bit more gradual though.

    I like Merlin, but it’s sometimes horribly predictable cliché. The time it took for everyone to cop on was far too long for me.

    “We can’t do anything without evidence!”
    “Should we go look for some?”
    “Nah.”

    I’d like to watch it. Unfortunately I don’t get FX. I could download it I suppose… but that seems a bit out of order. (Mind you I’d do it with the idea that I’d buy it on DVD later if I liked it, but even so.)

    Buy the comic?

    #111097
    ChrisM
    Participant

    >Buy the comic?

    I have borrowed the first few from the library. It’s pretty good, although the soap operatics and chatty stuff does get on my nerves a bit. I’m aware that’s probably just my problem though as it’s supposed to be a story about a community within a zombie apocalypse rather than a straight zombie story. I’m not saying that I want it to be just zombie slaying action (that would get boring after a while). I’m happy with character stories I just find some of those characters rather annoying. But then maybe they’re supposed to be. And they tend to go a bit down the clichéd route too.

    It’s still largely good though. And boy doesn’t it get grim on occasion.

    Spoiler:

    And the grimmest moments don’t involve zombies at all.

    #111154
    Gwynnie
    Participant

    The new series of Misfits has been on… is nobody watching that? Also there may be new Being Human, but I’m not sure.

    Otherwise, I have been mostly watching old episodes Sliders. It was awesome… well, it still IS…

    #111155
    redhead85
    Participant

    I need to catch up on Misfits over Christmas really…. New series of Being Human in the new year methinks? Can’t wait!!

    #111156
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    Misfits is fantastic. I wasn’t sure about one aspect they brought into this series regarding Nathan’s abilities. But I kinda like it now….and I’m hoping it will tie in with the “ninja” character at some point..

    #111157
    hummingbird
    Participant

    > New series of Being Human in the new year methinks?

    There is?! Yay!

    #111159
    Jo
    Participant

    >> New series of Being Human in the new year methinks?

    >There is?! Yay!

    It’s penciled in for late Jan I believe

    #111173
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I disagree. Maybe there’ll be an episode some day which gives a worthwhile payoff to that episode, but I don’t think The Alliance of “MER-CY!” was it.

    Nor do I, which is why I didn’t mention it. We’ll probably get something bigger in the next year or two, if Moffat’s playing his cards right.

    #111324
    si
    Participant

    Where’s Si gibbering in a corner somewhere about Karen Gillan’s legs?

    Oh, I’m here.

    *gibber*

    #111325
    si
    Participant

    Where’s Si gibbering in a corner somewhere about Karen Gillan’s legs?

    Oh, I’m here.

    *gibber*

    #111382
    Jo
    Participant

    >>> New series of Being Human in the new year methinks?

    >>There is?! Yay!

    >It’s penciled in for late Jan I believe

    Just in case anyone missed it: Being Human Sun 23 Jan, 9pm – 10pm on BBC THREE

    #111383
    ChrisM
    Participant

    >Just in case anyone missed it: Being Human Sun 23 Jan, 9pm – 10pm on BBC THREE

    Yep, good news.

    There’s something I’m not too keen on. If you saw the snowy scene at the end of series 2 you’ll know what I mean. I like the character but I’m not sure they should be brought back considering the way he… left.

    That being said, I’m happy enough to see what they come up with. I think the change of locale could be a good thing. Much as I liked the old flat.

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