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  • #208418
    Ben Kirkham
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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/iconic-sci-fi-author-richard-574197

    Richard Matheson is, and will possibly remain, my favourite author of all time. He wrote the best novel I’ve ever read, the incomparable ‘I Am Legend.’ I loved ‘The Shrinking Man’ and all of his short stories. He was an exemplary and hugely influential writer, and with his passing the three main voices of ‘The Twilight Zone’ (Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Matheson) are no longer with us.

    He was gifted at plotting. One of my favourite ‘Twilight Zone’ stories of his is his first, ‘The Last Flight.’ It was unlike any episode seen before; it’s plot mechanics were deftly constructed and Matheson’s dialogue was always crisp and to the point. ‘Nightmare at 20,000 Feet’ will probably remain his best-remembered ‘Twilight Zone’ work, and it’s a measure of his success that when I heard this sad news reported, the report could not even scratch the surface of his timeless contributions to literature, television and film. A fine legacy indeed.

    #208419
    Phil
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    Definitely behind many of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes (and second only to Serling in that regard). My personal favorite of his is probably The Invaders, simply because of how rapt he manages to hold viewers in a half hour almost entirely free of dialogue.

    He’ll be missed for sure.

    #208423
    tanya
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    who?

    #208425
    tanya
    Participant

    jon it’s doing it again!

    #208434
    Ben Kirkham
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    > who?

    I suggest you follow the link at the top of the page.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/iconic-sci-fi-author-richard-574197

    #208436
    tanya
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    I did, and as i said before who?

    #208442
    JamesTC
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    Behind Rod Serling, he was easily my favourite on The Twilight Zone. He written so many legendary episodes including what is probably the most well known Twilight Zone episode, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.

    I’d say Serling’s Masks and Uncle Simon are my favourite episodes but Matheson sure did write a great load of classics.

    Shame he only made on contribution to Star Trek TOS. The Enemy Within is brilliant.

    Incidentally, I’ve still not seen any of Season 4 of Twilight Zone. I’ve got the Blu-Ray but not gotten round to it yet. Does the 45 minute episode format work well? I’ve looked at the synopsis of each episode and The Bard looks like the most ahead of its time idea I’ve ever seen. Shakespeare having to contend with advertising executives. I just hope that episode lives up to how I see it in my head.

    >I did, and as i said before who?

    The tone I’m getting here, and correct me if I’m wrong as it is hard to gauge across the typed word, is that you don’t know who he is and therefore don’t care and feel the need to prance about it in a thread dedicated to his memory. If you want to learn who he is then you could either read the first post in this thread which goes through many of his achievements or you could Google his name. You are being incredibly disrespectful and I hope it isn’t intentional.

    #208444
    tanya
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    Oh i am being disrespectful? looks like i will fit in this forum very nicely huh? when in rome ^_^

    #208447
    HelloMabel
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    Aw. We’re a nice bunch. There’s a lot of fan love here, not just for Red Dwarf, and especially when one whose work touched our lives has just passed on. For example, I wore my Where the Wild Things Are shirt last week in memory of James Gandolfini.

    I also regularly Google people and things that others talk about on G&T that I’ve never heard of. :)

    > Shame he only made on contribution to Star Trek TOS. The Enemy Within is brilliant.

    Yes! One of my favorite TOS episodes, actually.

    #208456
    anniescribe
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    Tanya, where did you get that photo of my friend Charlotte? Either that or you look EXACTLY like her. It’s uncanny.

    #208457
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    I’d say she looks more like Leah Vokey.

    #208458
    anniescribe
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    At least now I know the name of Charlotte’s doppelgänger …

    #208461
    tanya
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    so now i look like someone and you stalk me?

    #208463
    Phil
    Participant

    Tanya, hook me up with Vanessa Keith.

    #208466
    Connell
    Participant

    This is hilarious.

    #208468
    tanya
    Participant

    Do you really think she would be interested in you? at all? or even look at you if you were on fire and yelling for help?

    #208471
    Ridley
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    Ian wouldn’t be looking up gymnastic clubs if Nancy hadn’t told him to take care of his fat.

    #208472
    tanya
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    That is your explanation for stalking? Going by ian’s picture, gymnastics is not a good starting point for him.

    #208478
    Phil
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    “Do you really think she would be interested in you? at all? or even look at you if you were on fire and yelling for help?”

    Heh heh. CLASSIC Vanessa.

    #208481
    tanya
    Participant

    No a classic Vanessa would be winning competitions. Can you or ian do the splits while standing up?

    #208490
    Phil
    Participant

    You know who could do unrivaled splits while standing up?

    Richard Matheson. :( RIP

    #208491
    tanya
    Participant

    I would love to see that ohhh wait. What did the cat say about the worms? Party time?

    #208508
    Ben Kirkham
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    > Incidentally, I’ve still not seen any of Season 4 of Twilight Zone. I’ve got the Blu-Ray but not gotten round to it yet. Does the 45 minute episode format work well? I’ve looked at the synopsis of each episode and The Bard looks like the most ahead of its time idea I’ve ever seen. Shakespeare having to contend with advertising executives. I just hope that episode lives up to how I see it in my head.

    Season 4 is a bit up and down. I’d say that on the whole the 45 minute episode format really doesn’t work. However, there are some brilliant episodes I could recommend:

    Death Ship (by Matheson)
    On Thursday We Leave For Home (THE best episode of the season)
    In His Image
    The Bard
    Jess-Belle
    Miniature
    Printer’s Devil (worth it for the wonderful Burgess Meredith)
    The New Exhibit
    Passage on the Lady Anne

    >Do you really think she would be interested in you? at all? or even look at you if you were on fire and yelling for help?

    >That is your explanation for stalking? Going by ian’s picture, gymnastics is not a good starting point for him.

    Without wishing to be rude Tanya, I’m wondering what you’re doing posting on here if all you have to say are rude and unfounded comments. Especially in a thread that was created as a tribute to someone. I feel that is in poor taste.

    #208526
    tanya
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    lol oooooo what do we have here let me try this ready?
    Without being rude ‘shut the fuck up or i will stalk you’
    how does that sound you ugly lil hypocrite :)

    haha and how dare her say the cats quotes from the show red dwarf that this forum is about! lol idiot :)

    #208527
    Connell
    Participant

    No one is stalking you you thick bimbo now piss off.

    #208530
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    > No one is stalking you you thick bimbo now piss off.

    What I love about this forum is the ability people have to take the high ground.

    #208532
    Connell
    Participant

    My purposely moronic attempt at communicating on their level

    #208534
    JamesTC
    Participant

    I thought you were just trying to emulate Lord Sugar.

    #208535
    Ben Kirkham
    Participant

    You’re fired.

    #208537
    Ridley
    Participant

    You could be Nancy.

    #208543
    Ben Kirkham
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    I should mention for those that have not seen it, ‘The Twilight Zone’ is (next to ‘Doctor Who’) the best television series ever made, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in well-written television drama.

    #208548
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    It’s very effective; so much so that it gave me nightmares as a kid.

    #208553
    si
    Participant

    I should mention for those that have not seen it, ‘The Twilight Zone’ is (next to ‘Doctor Who’) the best television series ever made

    <cough> Red Dwarf. </cough>

    #208554
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    <cough>Buffy</cough>

    #208555
    Connell
    Participant

    <cough>The Apprentice</cough>

    #208557
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    < cough>Ben Elton’s The Wright Way< /cough>

    #208558
    anniescribe
    Participant

    THE GOLDEN GIRLS.

    /mic drop

    #208562
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    <sneeze>excuse me<wipes nose>

    #208566
    Ben Kirkham
    Participant

    I can’t stand Red Dwarf, personally. That’s the one with the vampire, the gay robot and the bloke with the dreadlocks and H tattooed on his head isn’t it? All they do is say ‘smeg’ all the time.

    #208568
    anniescribe
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    Don’t forget all the beer and curries they eat, too. And cold soup! Who would eat cold soup??

    #208569
    JamesTC
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    I only like it when they are racist.

    #208570
    Ben Kirkham
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    > I only like it when they are racist.

    me two, thats th only time i’d wacth it LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO!!!!!!!!!!!11

    #208572
    pfm
    Participant

    <splutter>Wizards vs Aliens</splutter>

    #208575
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Why do they call the one guy a cat? That’s no cat. Where’s his pointy ears and tail, and whiskers, and he should be parading around on all fours!

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