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  • in reply to: Dr Who Series 6 #112354
    Phil1034
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    Doctor Who is the Radio Times moment of the week. Apparently it’s a big surprise which eagle eyed viewers will already have figured out or something. Whether the Radio Times’ definition of a surprise is the same as fandoms remains to be seen.

    in reply to: Smallville: the most infuriating show ever? #112322
    Phil1034
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    >Why does everyone know about Clark’s “secret identity”?
    Chloe found out in Season 4, she’s evolved into the Justice League’s Secretary of sorts operating Watchtower. In Season 9 she started boning Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow.
    Lois found out at the close of Season 9, she snogged ‘The Blur’ and knew it was Clark. A mythology devaition but 7 years is a long time for her to not know.

    >What happened to the REAL Lex?
    Rosenbaum left at the end of Season 7. Through the too-complicated-to-explain Veritas journals Lex found out Clark’s identity and the location of the Fortress in his last episode. The Fortress ended up collapsing on Clark and Lex. Lex disappeared, re-emerging in Season 8 paralysed and wearing a mask (not played by Rosenbaum) and was blown up by Oliver Queen because Clark “wouldn’t do what needed to be done”.

    >What happened to Lana?
    She finally left in Season 8. Thanks to Lex she was really fucked up and ended up absorbing kryptonite meaning she couldn’t go anywhere near Clark without him getting sick…..don’t ask.

    This show was my crack, I knew it was no good for me but I kept going back for more!

    in reply to: Dr Who Series 6 #112318
    Phil1034
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    Can’t believe Idris wasn’t Romana, The Rani or Paul McGann. Bloody Gallifrey Base!

    in reply to: Smallville: the most infuriating show ever? #112317
    Phil1034
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    > Darkseid’s in it?! I will have to check this show out in more detail now!

    He’s the the tenth season’s big bad & Clark’s final trial (and there have been a lot of those) that pushes him toward being Superman in the finale. However, perhpas unsurprisingly, he doesn’t live up to his comic counterpart. Never physically manifests properly, aside from a kick-ass smoke effect, but a lot of possessions and marking people with the Omega symbol bringing out ‘the darkness’. In terms of a Smallville-the-TV-show villain it’s highly effective but when held up against the source material I can understand why some fans were underwhelmed.

    in reply to: Smallville: the most infuriating show ever? #112310
    Phil1034
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    While I imagine I’m alone in sticking with it for ten years, anyone else seen the series finale (or should that be beginning) yet? In short: LOVED IT. Yeah TV budget…not enough Darkseid…mythology changes…blah blah…but fundamentally, the emotional beats and the reverence to the source material and the series past were just perfect. There were tears. Up there for me with DS9, ER and Battlestar as one of the greatest sendoffs ever.

    in reply to: H2G2 original radio series cast tour #112044
    Phil1034
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    >His Superman and Batman work is awesome though :(

    Yes it was. Bob Sessions is who I hear in my head when I read Batman. I used to able to recite the Knightfall “Let me tell you a few facts about Gotham City…” speech verbatim.
    Anyway h2g2 Live – I’m drinking the kool-aid, tired of being pessimistic & lowering expectations. Yay!

    in reply to: New Doctor Who Spoof Series I’m Working On… #109583
    Phil1034
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    in reply to: It’s 110 miles to Chicago… #108975
    Phil1034
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    The second film is undeniably shit, the soundtrack on the other hand is awesome – may be blasphemous to say this but even better than the first?

    in reply to: Data vs Kryten (Wired Magazine) #108579
    Phil1034
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    The stuff with Guinan and Geordi in Ten Forward is hilarious. “I hate this. It is revolting”, “More?”, “Please”. Whoopi’s deadpan face always cracks me up.

    in reply to: Chris Barrie on Digital Spy #108578
    Phil1034
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    Or Series 5.5/Apple/26.

    in reply to: Doctor Who and the Lack of Fatal Spoilers #108562
    Phil1034
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    > By any TV standards, it?s complete horseshit.

    I disagree, yet I can’t seem to articulate why. I just liked it.

    in reply to: Torchwood USA #108311
    Phil1034
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    > A spinoff of a spinoff and canon has to be followed to the letter!

    Just to clarify, my own personal attitude is bollocks to canonicity. But as RTD is the man who had Davros recognise Sarah Jane in Journey’s End (for lack of a better example), I’d imagine that the inevitable panic sweeping Gallifrey Base about their beloved canon being maintained is unwaranted – since Davies seems to get a genuine kick out of piecing these things together.

    in reply to: Torchwood USA #108308
    Phil1034
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    > With RTD at the helm I highly doubt it?d be a remake

    I agree. Lest we not forget that Doctor Who had 26 years of history and Russell T. still chose not to reboot. In the same way that your Rose, Everything Changes, Invasion of The Bane’s weren’t overly reliant on continuity, I’m sure Torchwood: Stateside could easily service new and old viewers alike. In fact, after reading ‘The Writer’s Tale’ I can imagine RTD obsessing over minutiae in to the small hours just to make it work as a continuation.

    in reply to: Torchwood USA #108290
    Phil1034
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    As an actual proper fan of Torchwood, this sounds terribly exciting. Even if it goes arse up, it’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out – onscreen and off – the sexual fluidity of the principals IS Torchwood for many (a quick trip over to AfterElton proves this). Definitely a noble experiment.

    in reply to: Spoilers! Doctor Who – New Series. New Thread #108247
    Phil1034
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    > God, yes.

    Done.

    in reply to: Spoilers! Doctor Who – New Series. New Thread #108239
    Phil1034
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    > The Writer?s Tale 2

    Worth getting if you’ve already got the first one? Or am I just going to grumble about duplicating content I already have?

    in reply to: Spoilers! Doctor Who – New Series. New Thread #108200
    Phil1034
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    > Paul McGann?s audio adventures aren?t canon, are they?

    I watched a panel with Paul Cornell on canonicity at Novelcon (in Manchester, while most people were Dimension Jumping this year). He said he believes everything, ever is canoinical- 60s Dalek films, DIT, NA’s, EDA’s, Comics, Big Finish, Curse of Fatal Death, Shalka…the lot!

    in reply to: Misfits #108089
    Phil1034
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    I just picked up the DVD on Saturday as I kept missing it over Christmas, had it finished by Monday morning. Awesome. Nathan is such an endearing twat.

    in reply to: Doctor Who In An Exciting Adventure With The Spoilers #106715
    Phil1034
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    > one of the worst episodes of Doctor Who ever?

    Really??! I’m always curious as to why people are so vociferous in their hatred of this episode. I can only ever muster indifference at best; not that meddiocrity should be acceptable of course.

    in reply to: Holoship Xtended #106522
    Phil1034
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    Excellent.

    Now do Holoship Remastered.

    in reply to: DVD recommendations #106361
    Phil1034
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    > Good Night and Good Luck.

    I adore this movie.

    in reply to: OMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGG SOOOOOO EXCCIITTEEDD! #106217
    Phil1034
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    > ?Caves of Androzani?. He is about to regenerate on that ship, we see his eventual regeneration effect but he stops it with enough time to save Peri and then he regenerates.

    Really? I must have missed that.

    in reply to: IGN review Back to Earth on Blu-ray #105683
    Phil1034
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    > Something is not right, it?s saying we don?t exist.

    Correction, we don’t ever have existed.

    in reply to: Potential Red Dwarf US Dwarfcast? #105404
    Phil1034
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    > a decent Rimmer actor

    A lousy Rimmer perhaps, but Chris Eigeman was awesome in Gilmore Girls.

    Phil1034
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    Bought my copy today- currently feels like Hitchhiker’s to me, atlthough it’s been sometime since I read all of them. I’m really enjoying the Book at Bedtime (Radio 4 listeners go to bed early don’t they?) Stephen Mangan’s reading and Peter Serafinowicz is the voice of the Guide. Anyone know if Dirk Maggs has expressed an interest?

    Phil1034
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    Euan Ferguson of the Guardian rather enjoyed it:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/oct/11/and-another-thing-douglas-adams

    You know, I think I’m going to give it a shot.

    in reply to: Doctor Who and the Lack of Fatal Spoilers #104362
    Phil1034
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    We all raised a glass for Barry Letts at Novelcon and Paul Magrs read from his Third Doctor Novel.

    Also just one of many interesting facts I discovered today: Paul Cornell doesn’t think Moff ripped off Benny when creating River Song, beyond their profession he fails to see the comparison.

    in reply to: Doctor Who and the Lack of Fatal Spoilers #104215
    Phil1034
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    See I don’t think of McCoy’s logo as 80s, rather 90s. To me whenever I see it I always think of the New Adventures novels first. Always thought it was weird how long Virgin held on to it, while most BBC products used the coloured-in diamond- very inconsistent branding.

    in reply to: Doctor Who and the Lack of Fatal Spoilers #104202
    Phil1034
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    What are people’s favourite logos of old? Personally I’ve always been rather fond of McCoy’s. Yeah I said it.

    in reply to: I. Am. The Doctor! #104061
    Phil1034
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    Just curious anyone going to ‘Novelcon’ at The Lass O?Gowrie in Manchester on Sunday?

    http://www.kasterborous.com/news.asp?ac=8&id=2898

    in reply to: I. Am. The Doctor! #104048
    Phil1034
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    > Cum, frankly.

    I know, an interview with Graeme Harper!

    in reply to: Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme Fried Chicken #103994
    Phil1034
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    Film: ‘Good Night and Good Luck’
    Book: ‘The Complete Book of Scriptwriting’ – J. Michael Straczynski (for the anecdotes, rather than the advice)
    Album: ‘Parade’ – Prince
    Other Cool Thing: The play ‘Blue/Orange’ – Joe Penhall

    in reply to: Welcome to Shooting Stars… #103822
    Phil1034
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    Has anyone else been completely charmed by Angelos Epithemiou?

    in reply to: I. Am. The Doctor! #103821
    Phil1034
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    So I recived my copy of ‘Hornets’ Nest, Volume 1′ today and do you know, it’s rather charming. Production wise it’s nowhere near as sophisticated as Big Finish stuff; but the two old vets reminiscing setup between Mad Old Uncle Tom and Richard Franklin works incredibly well in utilising Baker’s unmistakable tones and has a uniquely gentle feel which, while robbing the story of any great tension, makes you feel all warm inside. Admittedly the way the Doctor is written and performed doesn’t really fit into continuity – it’s like Doctor Four didn’t regenerate and grew to be, well Tom Baker as he is now, this isn’t really a criticism as it would have felt wrong somehow to have denied the passage of time since he last properly played the role. I’ve always been a fan of Paul Magrs stuff (Mad Dogs and Englishmen is the dogs bollocks) and the familiar tropes are all present and correct with a quirky mix of the surreal and the macabre. Good stuff, I look forward to Vol 2!

    in reply to: DWM Mighty 200 Poll #103730
    Phil1034
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    > she seems too much like Bernice Summerfield for my tastes.

    But is that necessarily a bad thing, since Benny will probably never be exposed to a wider audience?

    in reply to: Craig Charles radio stuff #103166
    Phil1034
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    He shat on Janice Battersby as well the other week.

    in reply to: Doug on Carpool #103115
    Phil1034
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    I am now on hunger strike until Doug Naylor does a CarPool.

    in reply to: I. Am. The Doctor! #103052
    Phil1034
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    So Richard Curtis possibly penning an episode. Discuss.

    Phil1034
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    > I thought season 4 was marvellous from start to finish.

    I second that.

    in reply to: Craig Charles radio stuff #102921
    Phil1034
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    Thanks for the info. Craig’s Funk and Soul Show on 6 Music is always worth a listen http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/funk_soul/. If you, you know like Funk and Soul- which incidentally everyone should. He really makes for quite a charming presenter, no doubt down to his entusiasm for the subject matter. I particularly enjoy his catchphrases “Awooga Awooga Awooga”, “ey, ey, ey, it’s The Craig Chrales Funk and Soul Show” and copius refrences to wearing your sunglasses inside.

    in reply to: Doctor? I hardly even know her! #102908
    Phil1034
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    I know what season it is and I’m the only person who matters.

    in reply to: Watching a 4:3 show on a widescreen TV #102685
    Phil1034
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    You mean I’m NOT alone?

    > So you can either have the DOG in the right aspect ratio and the picture squashed, or the picture fine but have a horrendous stretched DOG which is really fucking irritating.

    Yeah another pet hate. It may seem insignificant but it makes a huge difference when done right, like you know someone actually cares! What pisses me off the most is that in other regards there is a sense of striving for perfection with contemporary broadcasting (HD/red button services etc.) but when it comes to something really fucking elemental and seemingly easy to rectify (people who genuinely know feel free to correct me)the pooch keeps being screwed.

    Phil1034
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    > the last scene of the series before it went on hiatus for a decade

    It came back?

    in reply to: Doctor? I hardly even know her! #102148
    Phil1034
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    >Does *anyone* think The Five Doctors is the dog?s bollocks?

    >The Raston Robot is.

    Paul Jericho’s delivery of “No, not the mind probe” is.

    in reply to: Alternative BTE DVD cover #101733
    Phil1034
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    It’s fantabulous and if I had such printing facilities would surely use it but… “twentieth century earth”, (ducks).

    in reply to: Doctor? I hardly even know her! #101566
    Phil1034
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    > But nothing excuses him floating across the room, NOTHING.

    Well it made me cry (in a good way). What can I say I like my Time Lords how I like my Superman…messianic.

    in reply to: Doctor? I hardly even know her! #101550
    Phil1034
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    in reply to: Doctor? I hardly even know her! #101423
    Phil1034
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    > there?s no way in hell RTD will forgo a full-on, traditional, ushering in a new Doctor style regeneration.

    Erm…
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8062511.stm
    “Or do you see it” at 3.35.

    in reply to: Doctor Whoooooooooooo, hey! Doctor Who! #101318
    Phil1034
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    Article’s been upadated again with 3 more images. Two of which are spoileriphic & one which is just lovely. You have been warned:

    http://blogtorwho.blogspot.com/2009/07/series-5-returning-character.html

    in reply to: Doctor Whoooooooooooo, hey! Doctor Who! #101306
    Phil1034
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    > Interesting pic (and possible spoiler) here

    You beat me to it. Pretty fucking huge news.

    in reply to: Torchwood Using Their Own Brig… #100879
    Phil1034
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    If taken out of context, upon reading people rave about the Torchwood episode ‘Day One’ I’d think you were all crazy – sex-gas/Chibnall/gratuitous girl-on-girl snogging – loving looneys!

    Well I found it funny. They have the same name hahaha!

    in reply to: Michael Jackson has died #100766
    Phil1034
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    > Apparently it was all filmed and the sound was professionally recorded (5.1 and such).

    Since he appears to be lip synching the sound probably didn’t need to be recorded at all. That arrangement of ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ is practically the same as on the HIStory tour (96-98). Still, should the dancing be impressive I would imagine I’d purchase the DVD.

    in reply to: the end #100144
    Phil1034
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    Have you listened to Doug’s commentary over that bit? I’m not worried.

    in reply to: David Black… #100068
    Phil1034
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    > Yep, never ceases to amaze me. Which school were you at in Stoke? I live in Stoke, I may know of it.

    St Peter’s C of E High School in Penkhull/Hartshill.

    in reply to: David Black… #100060
    Phil1034
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    > Erm, yes actually. 1996-2001. I take it you?re a veteran too?

    No actually, I lived in Alsager but I went to a Church of England School in Stoke (at the behest of my religious parents). Nevertheless the name David Black rings a bell, as for minute I nearly went there and my Dad might be in Rotary with him or something. Small world huh?

    in reply to: David Black… #100010
    Phil1034
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    > “David Black is the name of my old head teacher at secondary school! If this is whom you are referring to, I strongly disagree with the comment.

    STRONGLY”

    Alsager Comprehensive?

    in reply to: Doug-less #99830
    Phil1034
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    > *vomits. a lot*

    To avoid any confusion, my tongue was firmly in my cheek when suggesting the over-hyped chubby one.

    in reply to: Doug-less #99770
    Phil1034
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    David Nobbs and Simon Nye.

    in reply to: Sci -Fi Online Review of BTE DVD #99747
    Phil1034
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    Oh yeah! The name of the reviewer is familiar to me, but I can’t think from where.

    in reply to: Doug-less #99741
    Phil1034
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    Ricky Gervais.

    in reply to: Ashes to Ashes series 2 #99722
    Phil1034
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    > I was interested by Gene telling the dying Martin Summers to remember his former, good self – does this mean that Gene believes that man is Chris from the future? Or that Gene?s some kind of god, as has been hinted at throughout A2A?

    I just read it as Alex had said a moment before that he was a police officer. I think Gene was just helping him to die proud not ashamed, remembering a time when Summers gave a shit. A bit like the team posthumously raising a glass to Mac. Of course I could be talking out of my behind.

    in reply to: Doug-less #99721
    Phil1034
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    Fred Barron cos ‘My Family’ is genius.

    in reply to: SFX Stinker! #99359
    Phil1034
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    > Plus Star Wars is embedded enough in popular culture to give me some idea of what they?re on about.

    The same. My only exposure to Star Wars is having seen Episodes I and IV once and I laughed like a drain upon my first viewing of Blue Harvest. I still don’t care about Star Wars but I’m terribly excited about Family Guy’s follow up.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf: The Expanded Universe #98211
    Phil1034
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    The ‘Star Trek: New Frontier’ novels by Peter David are the best spin-off/tie-in fiction novels I’ve ever read. Of course part of the reason they’re any good is that they aren’t about any established TV characters, only bit players in the series proper (Shelby, Lefler) so maybe they don’t count.

    in reply to: Doctor Whoooooooooooo, hey! Doctor Who! #98210
    Phil1034
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    > Moffat has said that he doesn?t want to return enemies in an interview hasn?t he?

    Just to confuse the ‘will Moffat use any old foes?’ debate even further; RTD says in one of his ‘Writer’s Tale’ e-mails to Ben Cook that he was surprised after his initial hand-over meetings with the Moff that there WASN’T a no old monsters rule. Of course things could have changed since then. To quote JNT, “one is tempted to say Who knows…?”

    in reply to: Doctor Whoooooooooooo, hey! Doctor Who! #98171
    Phil1034
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    All these rumours of the Rani (that could be the episode title; ‘Rumours of The Rani’) are a load of toss anyway. Just like when The Sun reported Footballers Wives’ Zoe Lucker was supposed to be playing the Rani back in Season 3 I think. She ain’t coming back, of that I am certain. Although if she did, she must turn people into trees again.

    in reply to: More Dwarf? Digital Spy say YES! But with new writers… #97641
    Phil1034
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    > Written by Doug Naylor & Andrew Ellard, Ben Paddon, David Black, Phil Reed, Seb Patrick and more.

    These names are familiar to me but I don’t know why.

    in reply to: dr who best sci fi theme tune. guess what came 2nd #97639
    Phil1034
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    The theme from UFO, no contest.

    SEE ALSO: the rarely heard lyrics
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpVNs3h8jYk

    in reply to: Kryten gets funky! #97573
    Phil1034
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    Great show; some very funny stuff with Bobby, well worth a listen (although an appreciation of quality Funk and Soul is recommended).

    in reply to: So… the DVD. #96286
    Phil1034
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    ‘Skutter Fight’ mobisode as I’ve not seen it yet & the idea of animated Bodysnatcher excites me, no matter how short.

    in reply to: Back to Earth – Will It have a Title Sequence? #96040
    Phil1034
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    I liked it.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf 2009 FAQ #91083
    Phil1034
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    As am I, his stuff with Suranne Jones as Karen used to be genuinely hilarious.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf 2009 FAQ #91067
    Phil1034
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    > There will be other characters in the shows.

    played by Simon Gregson

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