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  • in reply to: Series X is official! #111734
    littlesmegger
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    – Six 30-minute episodes will make up the series.
    – Pre-production October
    – Shooting November to January [probably with an audience!]
    – Broadcast September 2012
    – Model shots would be preferred, but cost could be an issue.

    UPDATE

    – Hattie ‘may’ be back to play Holly, and Talkie Toaster could be involved.

    in reply to: FOAMY NORMS. #108829
    littlesmegger
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    Without knocking him, I somehow doubt someone would specifically ask for a Norman soundalike. It’s not like his schedule is jam packed and therefore unavailable.

    in reply to: Spoilers! Doctor Who – New Series. New Thread #107596
    littlesmegger
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    A lot of forums are comparing it to Twilight, but seeing the trailer is probably only made from about 3 episodes, I doubt that’ll be the case.

    Loving the uppercut though, complete opposite of Tennant, which is exactly what the show now needs. No comparisons made. Out with the thinking Doctor, and in with the action Doctor.

    in reply to: Doctor Who – End of Time Broadcast Discussion #107595
    littlesmegger
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    It’s such a shame that people are seeming so flippant about RTD wanting to celebrate the last 5 years, and to close his chapter by filling in the blanks. I thought it was perfect, and needed. A thank you to the faithful fan base who had helped it become the success it is.

    in reply to: BtE Wins “Biggest Disappointment” Award #107176
    littlesmegger
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    I know, they clearly didn’t take notice at the ratings it made, or the fact that soon enough at least 6 new episodes will be confirmed for Dave in 2010.

    So much of a disappointment, that it’s successful enough to come back again! *rolls eyes*

    in reply to: Series VII, bad Dwarf but good comedy tv? #106445
    littlesmegger
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    >I want a Wii, and only to play that disgustingly addictive Boom Blox.

    That’s one of the few main Wii titles I’m yet to play. Mostly cause it was a title that got average reviews, and yet actual gamers online have said otherwise. So I’m sure I’ll get around to it eventually.

    in reply to: Series VII, bad Dwarf but good comedy tv? #106439
    littlesmegger
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    I personally like all eight original series of Dwarf, and think that the latter two gain far more stick than they deserve.

    Television evolves, and Dwarf managed to change with the times. I guess it’s just that some fans didn’t like the idea of the product trying to change and also expand its audience in the process. Seeing VIII was a semi reset button, there was no point going down the same route the first seven had gone down.

    In some ways I think VIII for Dwarf, is what the Wii is to gaming… it’s more casual, expands the market, and possibly upsets the hardcore.

    Result: You can’t please everyone.

    in reply to: OMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGG SOOOOOO EXCCIITTEEDD! #106222
    littlesmegger
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    > I respect your opinion, but you?re wrong.
    > This, too, is wrong.

    Always amuses me when someone puts the words “opinion” and “wrong” into the same sentance… seeing it is impossible for an opinion to be wrong, as it’s merely an opinion, not a statement of fact.

    For me Midnight was a dire episode, and the only one ever where I’ve felt myself physically nodding off half way through. The problem with it, isn’t the Doctor being alone, it is that the plot drags beyond belief… plus the ‘monster’ ain’t all that wonderful ontop.

    Most of the time psychological villains work 10 times better than ones who are in your face… but this one didn’t work at all [in my opinion].

    in reply to: Doctor Who In An Exciting Adventure With The Spoilers #105893
    littlesmegger
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    Mini teaser trailer just came on after Tennant’s stint on The Graham Norton Show. On which he kinda let slip that Doctor’s 10 and 11 meet… so I’m presuming Rose’s half-Doctor turns up and hangs around during the regneration.

    in reply to: Torchwood #105776
    littlesmegger
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    Without killing the child Jack wouldn’t have felt the need to go away. Plus the story of Jack being darker and sending the children the first time around wouldn’t have been a needed plot point. It’s all to give Jack more depth, not really a plot solver.

    If they’d just gone in guns blazing and killed it, Jack would’ve felt good about himself, Torchwood wouldn’t have shut down for the time being, and there wouldn’t have been an end to the show [for if the ratings weren’t good].

    At least this way everything was tied up, but in a way it can be restored if needs be. Which they clearly will do, seeing John has mentioned a filming block early next year being pre-booked in his schedule for if/when it’s comissioned.

    in reply to: Torchwood #105730
    littlesmegger
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    > She says ?Think of what the Face of Boe said?? while standing next to Jack who doesn?t even react.

    Well Jack wouldn’t be aware of Boe’s future… but Boe would be aware of Jack’s past. So he’ll remember discussing his childhood with the Doctor, and when it occured and what was going on at the time.

    So the fact Jack isn’t aware, doesn’t mean he isn’t Boe.

    > lol little smegger your response has fried my brain i think!

    so did mine, and I wrote the damn thing!

    in reply to: Torchwood #105705
    littlesmegger
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    >I know jack becomes the face of bo but i wonder why the face of bo never told the Dr who

    If we’re really going to read into this, even though it’s not 100% that he is the Face of Boe… seeing Jack was aware he’d mentioned it in 2009, he would be aware that in The Doctor’s timeline he’d become aware of the present in the future, and so there’s no need to say so in the future because the present would say it for him, which to Boe would be the past and oh no I’ve gone crosseyed. o.O

    See, try explaining these things, and it becomes clear that you’re better off not doing so!

    in reply to: Torchwood #105632
    littlesmegger
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    Torchwood could easily work again when it returns at a later date. The cast can be filled up quickly as well.

    There’s Gwen’s hubby Rhys who is practically a member of Torchwood now anyway. Lois will probably be jobless now and need a way of bringing in some cash… so she’ll be a perfect Tosh replacement. And don’t forget Captain John is still out there seeing the world, he’s able to come back and help Jack out too.

    Hopefully they won’t go down the route of bringing Martha into it properly, but part of me is thinking [aka dreading] that becoming the case.

    in reply to: Pixar: Up, and a Toy Story 3 trailer #105537
    littlesmegger
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    I’m glad to see a few others agreeing about Cars being weak.

    It’s biggest issue is the plot kinda drags, and I’ve not seen one kid sit to watch it, without getting restless half way through. Cars was aimed at the wrong audience, as it visually cries out kiddy film, but narrativly shouts out grown up film.

    And why they’re bothering with a Cars 2 sequel before Monsters Inc 2, I really don’t understand.

    in reply to: Doctor Who In An Exciting Adventure With The Spoilers #105190
    littlesmegger
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    Yeah there’s talk that in the first episodes story there’s a point where 10 years pass, where in that point a new TARDIS is grown…and voila, he grows a St John’s Ambulance sticker and some white windows!

    in reply to: Doctor Who In An Exciting Adventure With The Spoilers #105151
    littlesmegger
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    It’s a bit ‘Tennant meets McGann’ by looks of it… the coral walls with the period stairs, ceiling etc.

    Shall have to see what the actual controls look like though. They get the most airtime, so they’ll be the most detailed.

    in reply to: Any news on a 2010 calendar? #105150
    littlesmegger
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    try scanning them at a high resolution and then print them again to make larger copies. wont be perfect, but probably good enough to achieve what you’re wanting.

    in reply to: Pixar: Up, and a Toy Story 3 trailer #104890
    littlesmegger
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    My list would have to go along the lines of:

    Toy Story
    Toy Story 2
    Wall-E
    Monsters Inc
    Up
    Ratatouille
    A Bugs Life
    The Incredibles
    Finding Nemo
    Cars

    Cars is disliked to the point of being the only Pixar DVD I don’t own.

    in reply to: Dave ‘denies’ new series #104820
    littlesmegger
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    > …as people around me delight in the recent Toy Story double bill.

    Speaking of the double bill, does anyone know the reason the UK has been ripped off and had the two films split up, therefore making us have to pay twice. We should’ve had the double bill just like everyone else. *shakes fist*

    in reply to: Pixar: Up, and a Toy Story 3 trailer #104756
    littlesmegger
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    >I?m really hoping there?s a better Toy Story 3 trailer still to come. I have no major concerns about the film itself, the Pixar track record is entirely too extraordinary to assume the worst, but that feels to me like a very?patchy trail.

    I’m guessing the idea would be not to give everything away when there’s months before it’s released. We’ve got Toy Story 2 in 3D coming before the third arrives don’t forget.

    > Andy?s going to college and decides?well, we?re not sure. But the toys end up with kids who DO play with them?so they decide to escape (which feels counter to the previous flicks). To where? What?s the goal? And what?s the theme this time? If it?s about the post-play life of a toy, it seems to be mentioned and then abandoned.

    From interviews at Comic Con and what not the plot is Andy decides to give his toys to a daycare centre, where the kids [as the trailer shows] nearly destroy them being typical rough and horrible kids of this generation. So before they get ripped to shreds or a million pieces lost, they decide they’re better off just together as a group, and decide to leg it.

    > Compared to the clarity of the first two films – both in terms of narrative goal AND theme – it makes the movie seem unfocussed. Which I doubt it will be. But the trail hits too many old beats (hey, a reworking on the old ?no time to panic? gag!?) without really nailing what it?s going to be ABOUT.

    I’m sure the 3rd film will be the best of the three, and I’m sure it will close the narrative up to become a trilogy. Personally I can’t see them completely reopening the franchise unless they were within the last 10 minutes ending up in Andy 2.0’s bedroom somehow.

    Don’t forget the trailer has to both grab new audiences as well as recapture people who were young the first time around… so there’s new modern ebay gags, but old panic gags for those who’ll remember them. A bit like Dwarf I guess, trying to keep it semi on topic for this forum :P

    in reply to: Welcome to Shooting Stars… #103850
    littlesmegger
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    See if you compare the current series, to that of the episode linked below [the other two parts are in related links for those who wish to watch], in my opinion there’s no comparion.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiOgnzD3VjI&NR=1

    However, at the same time, I still enjoy the more modern series, just in a different way I guess.

    in reply to: Derren Brown – The Events #103383
    littlesmegger
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    My arms got stuck to my legs, but I wasn’t stuck to the chair… just felt a bit heavier. But I guess I’m someone who’s open to such suggestions. Sceptical people have already switched off and dismissed such events before they even try them.

    in reply to: This is Big Bro, taking over the show #102973
    littlesmegger
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    > Not that Sophie won?t make that money elsewhere.

    She’s been making money elsewhere the whole time she’s been in the house thanks to preshooting Nuts photos. Not to mention her two stints with Playboy, so I doubt the prize fund is the reason she went it. Her agent must’ve sent her in for publicity.

    > Though I can?t see it being picked up by any other broadcaster, and even if it was it could never be as good.

    Endemol are currently looking into doing online versions of the show, to try and help expand the online viewing boom that will obviously grow over the coming years. But I can see initial figures plunging that way.

    Another idea one newspaper had was for someone like Living to take it on, where 2-3 million viewers is deemed a number one show for them.

    in reply to: RD Comp on Dave #102783
    littlesmegger
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    They should announce the winners of the previous competition before starting a new one… did anyone hear anything about the prop prizes?!

    in reply to: Welcome to Shooting Stars… #102782
    littlesmegger
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    Was it just me though, or for the first time did the audience seem canned? The laughs didn’t seem to match with the gags, as in the levels of laughter. They seems the same level and volume throughout, regardless of how funny something was.

    in reply to: This is Big Bro, taking over the show #102781
    littlesmegger
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    This is the thing that amuses me… Big Brother gets the axe, and suddenly people who don’t even watch it feel the need to put energy into voicing their opinions, knowing full well the threads they’re posting it on, are threads full of actual fans.

    What kind of response are they expecting exactly?! :S

    in reply to: Doctor? I hardly even know her! #101373
    littlesmegger
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    Don’t forget he’s used her future Sonic Screwdriver before, so this could be just another model he uses for one time only.

    littlesmegger
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    > Tsk Norm. I didn?t know you lived in Hull.

    Hull? Whereabouts? I’m popping back home in a few weeks [which believe it or not, is Hull]. Can go find out what he’s playing at and demand it free of charge like the rest of the cast.

    in reply to: New banner #101278
    littlesmegger
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    > Just like Martha used to make.

    Martha Jones? Probably was, she’s flippin everywhere in Sci Fi. I bet that’s where she ends up at the very end of Doctor Who. Wife of a ship captain in space, ironically Red Dwarf. Just to rub our faces in it. Blueberry Muffin and all…

    in reply to: Torchwood Using Their Own Brig… #101055
    littlesmegger
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    I ordered mine from DVD.co.uk who are saying “In Stock” rather than “Pre-Order” as it should. I got mine Friday morning, when it’s not out until next week. :P

    And regarding people commenting on Jack’s supposed new character, he’s far from different. He did what he had to do to save millions, and now he’s tortured for eternity as a result. Why do you think he’s running away?!

    It amuses me on the forums about how the ending was to negative. What were they expecting Jack to do. Kill a family member, hop into a new convertible and drive off with Gwen into the sunset? *rolls eyes*

    in reply to: Torchwood Using Their Own Brig… #100978
    littlesmegger
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    I will when I get back in, in 30mins… and then if any good, watch it again at 9!

    in reply to: Sonic Level Maps #100976
    littlesmegger
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    >I hope SEGA decides to just make 2d Sonic games on the Xbox live arcade and PSN. I think it?s the only way new Sonic games can work.

    …someone doesn’t like the Wii do they! :P

    in reply to: Torchwood Using Their Own Brig… #100975
    littlesmegger
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    Guess who just got Children of Earth through the post on DVD from preorder, even though it’s not out til next week?

    Now here’s the question, do I watch Day Five now seeing I have it on disc, or do I wait for it to be broadcast? Hmm…

    in reply to: Torchwood Using Their Own Brig… #100937
    littlesmegger
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    Or the one thing that will have survived in the explosion is the ressurection glove, and he’ll be our second undead like Owen. There’s always ways around it.

    in reply to: Torchwood Using Their Own Brig… #100935
    littlesmegger
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    >I doubt they would kill off Ianto.

    Not much to doubt now I’m afraid. :/

    in reply to: Torchwood Using Their Own Brig… #100907
    littlesmegger
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    >I doubt they would kill off Ianto.

    The soundtrack being released next week has two tracks with suspicious names.

    26. The Ballad of Ianto Jones
    32. He Was a Good Man

    And when speaking about the future of Torchwood, while other members have said it depends on ratings etc, Gareth hasn’t really commented.

    in reply to: Torchwood Using Their Own Brig… #100902
    littlesmegger
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    As much as I’m liking Children of Earth, and kinda know the eventual reveal of the 456 looks like it’s gonna be something Lister would snog when under disguise… did you see the snout… I still feel like the whole 5 episodes thing is cheating us out of 8 good stories.

    The BBC are calling it an ‘event’ to introduce Torchwood to the mainstream audience, I just think it’s called tightening the budget. Besides, it looks like it could be the last Torchwood anyway… no hub, rumours of Ianto being killed off… where can they go from here?

    And more to the point, why haven’t they covered the rift converter being destroyed? If the Hub has been blown to smitherines, then technically Cardiff is now just an open portal for aliens and weevils to step in and out of. The Doctor ain’t gonna be pleased the next time he stops for fuel I tell ya!

    in reply to: Sonic Level Maps #100901
    littlesmegger
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    SEGA kind of shot themselves in the foot by releasing the Mega and Gems collection [of which I own both on my Gamecube, and the new Mega Drive Collection on the 360]. Before then Sonic’s 3D titles were getting a fair amount of praise. Both Sonic Adventure titles were rated well enough to purchase, and Sonic Heroes was an interesting [but not perfect] concept.

    And then the discs full of his glory days as a side scroller were released, and people realised that since being 3D, he has become complete and utter shite. And then to try and solve this problem, SEGA decide to cover the hedgehog with gimmicks. If it’s not becoming a Werehog at night and losing his speed for brawling, it’s giving him a bloody big sword to drag alongside him. Sonic with s Sword? That’s as bad as Shadow with his flippin’ gun!!!

    Nah… give me Mario slippin’ down an ice slide or floating through the galaxy any day. :P

    in reply to: Torchwood Using Their Own Brig… #100805
    littlesmegger
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    Aaaand back onto Torchwood, what did people make of Day One? I thought it was pretty good actually!

    A lot of new info, and a very good cliffhanger… a cliffhanger telling us they’re bored of the set and want to build a new one! Haha!

    littlesmegger
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    I actually prefer the HD-DVD format, which only lost cause of the money Sony pumped into it and the number of companies it had exclusive rights to.

    I’ve watched a few things like Planet Earth in both formats, and HD-DVD looks much better. Shame really…

    in reply to: ‘Red Dwarf- Animated’…New Online Series #100689
    littlesmegger
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    The voice acting may not be perfect [although Lister ain’t that bad!], but both the animation and the food gag were done rather well! For the sake of supporting a fan product I’ll be keeping my eye on this…

    in reply to: Torchwood Using Their Own Brig… #100524
    littlesmegger
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    Although it would make for quite the spin off, with quite the obvious target audience…

    in reply to: 360 Magazine Review BtE? #100386
    littlesmegger
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    I think they respresent the 50% of the audience who expected to see the product devolve to the 90’s and bring back a format that was dated several years ago. Seeing Dwarf was aaaaalways at the front of innovation within it’s genre, it was clear that Back to Earth was going to go nowhere but forwards.

    Still, some people are just too stubborn to accept this, and will convince themselves that only blinkered fans can appreciate such a product. It’s like people who only apprecate Doctor Who when it’s either in black and white, or it has doors that make sounds like it’s been taken from Star Trek. Where as the other 50% can acknowledge that both eras of Who [and Dwarf] work well.

    in reply to: Is Wiki Taking The Smeg? #100152
    littlesmegger
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    If not seen by people on here by reading the official forums:

    http://www.sfx.co.uk/page/sfx?entry=blog_six_new_red_dwarf

    Convention comments now being seconded by SFX Magazine.

    in reply to: Is Wiki Taking The Smeg? #100131
    littlesmegger
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    No, he could just be being clever with words…

    “…but can honestly say I?ve heard nothing official.?

    Bobby isn’t an official spokesman for GNP, therefore anything he has personally said isn’t official.

    It could be reading into this waaaaay too much, but seeing the guy was semi told off for not being tight lipped during Back to Earth, he may be trying to make up for it now. I hate talking about our resident carpooler in the 3rd person knowing he could be potentially reading still… ahem…

    in reply to: Is Wiki Taking The Smeg? #100129
    littlesmegger
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    Perhaps that doesn’t mean he’s not said anything unofficial, just that GNP themselves haven’t officially said anything.

    He hasn’t HEARD anything, doesn’t mean he hasn’t SAID anything :P

    in reply to: Who gets theirs first? #100127
    littlesmegger
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    Nice EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXTRODINARY! at the end of the cast’s commentary, along with the “until next time” comment which is starting to [as we’ve seen in the last couple of hours] come to light more and more vividly.

    in reply to: Is Wiki Taking The Smeg? #100126
    littlesmegger
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    Why didn’t I think of this before… the history version of Wiki!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Red_Dwarf&oldid=296559130

    Now check the future section…

    in reply to: Is Wiki Taking The Smeg? #100122
    littlesmegger
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    *Goes and looks*

    …oh dear, looks like the “attendees at an unauthorised, money-grabbing unofficial convention WERE given exclusive info before anyone who?s a member of, say, the fan club, or a Dimension Jump attendee, or a visitor to the official website.”

    *Ducks behind reinforced steel*

    in reply to: Is Wiki Taking The Smeg? #100119
    littlesmegger
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    >I kind of hope it?s not true – because I?d be extraordinarily fucked off if attendees at an unauthorised, money-grabbing unofficial convention were given exclusive info before anyone who?s a member of, say, the fan club, or a Dimension Jump attendee, or a visitor to the official website.

    Perhaps this is the reason it has been removed, as it was meant to be announced at said Dimension Jump event?

    in reply to: Who gets theirs first? #100117
    littlesmegger
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    > …naughty skutter.

    Shhhh! Haha.

    in reply to: Is Wiki Taking The Smeg? #100115
    littlesmegger
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    well I’ve never personally known GNP so quick to stop rumours or fakes, so I’m more leaning towards it being factual. yeah it’s wishful thinking, but it’s wishful logical thinking all the same!

    in reply to: Is Wiki Taking The Smeg? #100110
    littlesmegger
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    In the Future section.

    EDIT… now that’s strange. I mentioned it just minutes prior on the official forum, and now it’s been removed?

    Hmm. Leak perhaps?

    in reply to: Who gets theirs first? #100107
    littlesmegger
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    > ?The End? – That?s not significant, THAT?S NOT SIGNIFICANT.

    That made me laugh aswell, cause when I watched it without Doug it stood out to me aswell. Was expecting another “The Smeg it is!” comment, but it never came… started over reading into it for about 20 seconds.

    And so far I’ve had 5 PM’s on the Dwarf forum asking where the Easter Egg is… noone can find it, muhahahahaaa!

    in reply to: Who gets theirs first? #100059
    littlesmegger
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    It works on my Macbook :S how odd.. if in doubt, try VLC Player on it.

    And as for another easter egg clue… it isn’t listed or an icon that appears by pressing right twice or something…

    in reply to: Who gets theirs first? #100033
    littlesmegger
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    I wont say where, but it’s disc 2 and harkens back to a previous easter egg locations from a proper series boxset. It’s not the most wow part of the set to be honest anyways…

    in reply to: Who gets theirs first? #100027
    littlesmegger
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    Well the easter egg ain’t all that difficult to open really, and well… hmmm… yeah…

    in reply to: Who gets theirs first? #100021
    littlesmegger
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    Interesting how the credits of the Directors Cut, as a result of being longer than usual, includes the clean portal music… wonder if that’s anything to do with everyone requesting it around this here site haha.

    in reply to: Krod Mandoon #99865
    littlesmegger
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    Randall & Hopkirk, now that was a series I think deserved at least one more series. Vic & Bob weren’t as bad as people made out I don’t think.

    Plus it gave us footage of our current Doctor dressed as a homocidal maniac bride slicing things with chainsaws. Can’t say anything else has provided that!

    in reply to: Who gets theirs first? #99864
    littlesmegger
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    Yeah I got an email from Blah DVD this morning saying it has been dispatched. Seemed the cheapest site aswell being ?11.95, so cheap and early! Can’t go wrong really!!!

    in reply to: Futurama! 26 New Episodes! Not Movies! Resurrected! #99863
    littlesmegger
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    I adore Futurama, and the straight to DVD films were very good, and have obviously sold well enough to generate 2 new seasons. I think Bender’s Big Score was one of the best stories the programme has ever told personally.

    I knew it would come back properly at some point and give the now stale Simpsons a run for its money.

    in reply to: New Dwarf DVD update #99644
    littlesmegger
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    Orrr you could always use an online proxy to get past said filter… that’s the way when I was at college I’d get on Facebook or MySpace haha!

    in reply to: Youtube clips of Blade Runner Scenes referenced in BTE #98403
    littlesmegger
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    I’m finally watching Blade Runner now [got a HD DVD copy for 3 quid new], and regarding part one of BtE, the opening camera shot closing in on Lister through the ship’s window, is very very similar to the opening shot which closes in on the window in the Tyrell building.

    So even slight things like that have been thought about.

    littlesmegger
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    Haha I think people enjoy slating VIII waaaay too much personally. It’s almost like people prefer to find faults and nit pick, then sit and just try and enjoy what they’ve paid for!

    Two of my favourites are actually VIII episode… Cassandra, and Krytie TV [Yes, I said it, shoot me]… yes I admit, I have a lot of favourites, but these are still up there surrounding them.

    Like I say, I’d rather take something at face value, and get what I can out of it, then sit and find why it’s not what it was 5-6 years previous. Things change and adapt, and I’m willing to go along with that. Never fell into the group of wobbly set, military gray / ocean grey fanbases. I’m in the ‘Dwarf evolves, and so I move with it’ fanbase haha.

    littlesmegger
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    Yeah I like all 8 series, I don’t feel like having distaste towards any imparticular series, I just sit and enjoy them all for what they each are…

    in reply to: I didn’t get where I am today … #98020
    littlesmegger
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    Gonna watch it on iPlayer me thinks, but wasn’t aware it’d have an audience :S probably going to be a nostalgia trip rather than a revamp then.

    Last time I saw Clunes was probably in that Goodbye Mr Chips, which I must admit he was very good in.

    in reply to: Dave Wallpapers #98011
    littlesmegger
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    It’s certainly a comparison I never thought we’d ever be making… The Dwarfers and The Beatles…

    Althogh the placement of that crossing couldn’t be more perfect could it?

    in reply to: Chris Talking About Bringing Back Brittas #97999
    littlesmegger
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    Well to be fair they’re two entirely different products in my opinion… Blackadder is generally quite a sophisticated sitcom using words for comedy, Brittas is more of a physical sitcom, using slapstick antics to make the audience laugh.

    If anything, and even this isn’t spot on, the closest comparison in styles would be Fawlty Towers. Lots of staff running around, customers being treat horribly, and the odd slapstick moment you just have to laugh at.

    in reply to: Dave Wallpapers #97974
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Funny really, as I’ve commented back to them, I requested they give a wallpaper version of the Beatles-eske wallpaper only yesterday… and look what they’ve done!

    Bless ’em for listening eh?! *ruffles Dave’s hair*

    in reply to: Chris Talking About Bringing Back Brittas #97973
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Although if you’re considering them all, the boxset is sliiiiiightly cheaper:
    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/689015/The-Brittas-Empire-The-Complete-Series-1-7-Boxset/Product.html

    in reply to: And the winner of the SFX Magazine competition was… #97972
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Don’t worry, it’s probably a wind up from the guards to sap your morale…

    in reply to: Chris Talking About Bringing Back Brittas #97917
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Is it not best to start from the beginning if you’re not really ontop of it all? I personally liked 4 and 5, but I would still reccommend starting from the start.

    Might not be definitive, but it’s an answer nonetheless!

    in reply to: Chris Talking About Bringing Back Brittas #97909
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Fair point… although we are discussing this on a forum dedicated to a programme with more continuity errors then an episode of columbo. So they’re both well suited really when you think about it.

    Perhaps the whole dream was brought on by dispair ink or something…

    in reply to: Chris Talking About Bringing Back Brittas #97907
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Well if the interview was anything to go by, it’s the latter team that decided to eventually bring it back on a cruise ship.

    And as for bringing it back for the last 2 series, yeah it wasn’t the same standard. But at least they left it open, never liked the death angle at the time. Seemed a bit too much of a full stop. I prefer the “never say never” mentality in television, so an out right NO by getting rid of a main character like Brittas.

    Although saying that, I’d prefer it to end then carry on without them. Which is why after season eight Scrubs is going to die a slow painful death I think, which is a shame.

    in reply to: And the winner of the SFX Magazine competition was… #97891
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Yeah, use our new… what were they called again… ‘ultra rare’ covers as membership proof. Yes I think that would work quite nicely!

    Of course if we win any Dave prizes, they must be worn to all club meetings.

    in reply to: And the winner of the SFX Magazine competition was… #97886
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Was there already one? Ah I didn’t actually see it, my bad! *slaps wrist*

    Danke shon anyways!

    And for the record my parents were married at conception, but we’ll ignore that minor error there! :P

    in reply to: Chris Talking About Bringing Back Brittas #97883
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Ah right, I ‘might’ let you off then :P

    I can see what’s meant for the last couple of series, but I still like the first episode of series 6 where they all react to him coming back.

    in reply to: Chris Talking About Bringing Back Brittas #97880
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    I love Brittas. It’s that farfetched it’s funny, especially when someone is dying around every corner and noone thinks anything of it, cause Gordon has his dream.

    I didn’t expect it to get the biggest reaction when being spoken about on a non-Brittas website, but I think it’s better then the reception it’s getting. It’s certainley not burning worthy!

    Not many other sitcoms get away with crushing their main character to death, only for him to walk in come the next season perfectly fine, just half titanium inside! :P

    in reply to: Play.com Side Ad #97811
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Knowing Dwarf, chances are it’ll be in the style of what was shown in BtE. However that case is very good [excluding the fact it wouldn’t be a BBC DVD].

    > Thing is, the spine of the DVD boxes make up the RD logo, so wouldn?t adding another one on the end look kind of ? odd?

    It’s a special, so wont go with the series spines.

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #97554
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    > I don?t know what Norm?s problem is. He was in Back To Earth!

    Don’t let him know about that, he’ll add it to the Movie payments he’s apparently owed!

    in reply to: More Dwarf? Digital Spy say YES! But with new writers… #97460
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Already discussed this on here at this link:
    http://www.ganymede.tv/forum/2009/04/digital-spy-should-red-dwarf-return-again

    We decided Dwarf could take on a Doctor Who approach… team of writers, with Doug watching over keeping the series’ narrative ark in place.

    in reply to: Back to Earth > ? #97307
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Not only in my opinion was lack of audience down to budget, but I can’t really see an audience do it’s job properly when 50% of it was filmed on green screen… they wouldn’t have a clue what was going on!

    Plus the plot would’ve been online quicker then a ‘celebrities’ sex vid. And that’s pretty darn quick!

    And as for it fitting in within the series… it isn’t a series, it’s a standalone special. So for that reason alone I feel it doesn’t fit in anywhere. When Series X comes along, THEN we can rate the new standard…

    in reply to: Nice touches you noticed in Back To Earth #97224
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Aaaand bringing it back onto topic… mostly for selfish reasons, ahem… where abouts did Mr.Flibble appear? Unless he’s the merchandise in the shop?

    in reply to: This is a very funny picture #97212
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    And there’s me thinking Bobby was the only one interested in us online social freaks :P

    in reply to: So… the DVD. #97195
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    > At the end of The Making Of? when the cast are sticking their heads through the model corridor doorway, you hear a cry of ?cut!?, ie it?s a planned (scripted?) sequence. If that?s not somewhere on the DVD, I?ll be very surprised.

    I think with that they’ve just smegged up the scene, and then they’ve slowly come towards the minature messing about. And cause it was funny they’ve left it rolling until they stopped pratting about.

    in reply to: This is a very funny picture #97193
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    well the image’s name says facebook, didn’t realise the real mccoy would be on such a website seeing he ain’t a twitterer…

    in reply to: Digital Spy: Should Red Dwarf Return Again? #97144
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Yeah but I guess looking at it that way, most films and programmes would be 10 minutes long… they’ve always took you the long way around with plots haven’t they :P

    in reply to: A new series – costumes? #97137
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Yes I noticed that aswell. Reminded me of the music video for the Tongue Tied single… not in a good way, but it reminded me of it nonetheless! :P

    in reply to: Digital Spy: Should Red Dwarf Return Again? #97134
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    It still had its moments. Was the one episode to explore the Rimmer/Kochanski relationship, which was a typical Rimmer scene. It had a hint of wall breaking via Kryten reading the mission directive. Oh and of course a retro Dwarf opening bunk scene between Lister and Holly, and then Lister and Rimmer.

    But I agree, the other half of the script was based on slap stick comedy which doesn’t work in Dwarf when it’s used so heavily. The whole whacking Lister with the fire axe, huddling around Rimmer to get him out, etc. Didn’t really work.

    > I WANT Red Dwarf to work. The new direction doesn?t scare me, but the desire to drag extended slapstick sequences along for the ride DOES.

    Agreed. I loved some of the more dramatic moments in Back to Earth. Especially the relationship ark between Lister and Kochanski [who in my opinion was Chloe and not Kochanski, but the credits say otherwise]. But then when you think the most emotional scene in the trilogy was preluded by Kryten smacked in the face with rakes… hmm, doesn’t really work!

    in reply to: Digital Spy: Should Red Dwarf Return Again? #97130
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    As much as it’s not approved of around here, I personally think the last Dwarf-eske episode he wrote was probably Cassandra. Was mostly the original crew, in a typical setting. Plus it used a theory of pre-determination that only Red Dwarf can handle properly.

    *waits for a dozen people to chase him with pitchforks*

    in reply to: Digital Spy: Should Red Dwarf Return Again? #97124
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Exactly, if the writing is of a good standard, then surely you don’t need that psychological blanket of built in laughter. Many sitcoms in my opinion have worked purely because you laugh and the laughter, and not at the material.

    If they sort it out and use the Who formula, then it could ‘possibly’ be the best series to date [ironically said in BtE]. In which case a dated track would no longer be required.

    in reply to: Digital Spy: Should Red Dwarf Return Again? #97120
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Okay you’ve took that out of context… by laughter, I meant laughter track.

    in reply to: A new series – costumes? #97117
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    All I saw during his music/dance scene was a hybrid of Rimmer and Brittas, but perhaps that’s just me.

    As for outfits, Cat’s were as perfect as always. Lister’s literally was from earlier series. Kryten… well… yeah… And Rimmer wont go back, as he always changes. So he probably wouldn’t be in his BtE outfit anyway cause he’s been there, done that, worn the surgeons outfit…

    in reply to: Digital Spy: Should Red Dwarf Return Again? #97115
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    I personally don’t see this desperate need for laughter… it’s as if people are clinging on desperatley to every part of the 90’s sitcom forumla and expecting Dwarf to replicate it, rather than move on with the rest of television in this decade.

    I agree with the writing element, and that it may be wise to take a Doctor Who approach. Bring in other writers and have Doug there to help with the series ark, but other than that the look and audable feel of the specials I felt was merely the next step in Red Dwarf’s evolution.

    in reply to: So… the DVD. #96245
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    >it?d be neat as hell to have PDF?s of the Radio Times and other magazine features from April 09 included on there too, cos I?m a sad act like that?

    Someone buys classic Doctor Who episodes don’t they :P

    in reply to: Those two kids on the bus, who talk to Lister … #96101
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Yeah I thought the two kids were good personally, although for some reason the girl is familiar… anyone see her in anything else?

    Best of their lines was the boys reaction to being dumped… was ‘orrible!

    littlesmegger
    Participant

    I always said for several years that if Dwarf were to come back, that it would be amusing for them to skip out Series IX seeing the BBC didn’t like the idea, and so it came back as Series X just to cause even more smeg-like confusion.

    Only programme that could probably get away with it, so why not! :P

    in reply to: The end….and the beginning #94813
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    So THAT’s how he releases his toxins!

    in reply to: RT…Not the full picture #94742
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    I never had ideas of it being on the front in any shape, so the banner is a surprise personally. Mostly because, as I’ve said before, Radio Times is pro-BBC. And if the Beeb don’t want to plug Dwarf, then neither will the magazine.

    in reply to: Argh, you know what might ruin BtE? #94321
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    Well here’s the bit of voicework he did for me and my ‘production team’ just before I went to Uni. Not the most wonderful work, but for A-Level I think it’s fairly good!

    Plus I feel I wrote some rather good E4’ish lines for him to say if I don’t say so myself! [Boast Mode Cancel]

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