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  • in reply to: Smallville: the most infuriating show ever? #82850
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    in reply to: Did you see The Dark Knight? – Spoilers! #82708
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    ?Tibetan ninja? snooze-fest

    Boo urns

    in reply to: Did you see The Dark Knight? – Spoilers! #82674
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    I liked it. As good as the first one and I’m not a Batfan. The comics (and DC in general) always feel a bit beyond the realms of believability for me which these movies counter.

    Thought the continuity from the end of the first film was bit shaky (half of Arkham escaping and the Joker card) and the look of the city for what was supposed to be a year on. Qui-Gon would be so proud. ;)

    Never thought Two Face was dead, didn’t consider it even, if anything Gordon’s already faked a death once. A fake death I did actually fall for knowing Oldman’s attitude toward sequels. Believed Dent was being positioned to lead the hunt for Batman.

    Are there any good villains left apart from Riddler that could handle being made more… uhh… human? Hopefully Joker simply breaks his own neck between Knight and a third installment rather than someone trying to replicate the Ledger portrayal.

    in reply to: Your Mum #81995
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    Mum. I never had a mum…

    in reply to: Marleen’s NO SPOILERS Doctor Who Thread – Part II #81880
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    In retrospect I’d avoid series one and just watch from series two but Pete’s version makes more sense.

    in reply to: Mario Kart Wii #81878
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    I?ve had a quick go though, and it made me all fuzzy inside.

    Wiimote: ur doin it wrong

    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part III #81876
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    Next episode, Donna gets sucked into Jumanji

    “Flowtog mowtog botox blorog”

    in reply to: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #81859
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    Just read Mr. Ellard’s Indy 4 review on that other website. Has everyone seen the supposed Darabont draft?

    Apart from fewer plot questions and Jones breaking his equipment out of the museum (now having to leave the country because he could be executed as a Communist), I do think the cinema got the better version.

    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part III #81841
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    I thought it was largely meh but the spoilers were a factor. Surprised someone saying “Oh I’m good again” is considered enough to constitute a redemption and is ample payoff for a character.

    in reply to: Mario Kart Wii #81802
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    Which was? Brawl feels a bit slower than Melee

    in reply to: Rimmer in Top 5 on 411mania.com #81801
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    Drizzlehell (5 days ago)

    Isn’t the Witchsmeller the guy who plays The Cat in Red Dwarf? He smiles very similarly. 0_o

    in reply to: Rimmer in Top 5 on 411mania.com #81791
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    Is awesome.

    [Partridge]D’you really think so?[/Partridge] The only special I consider close to being on par with the series is the Cavalier years. Not that I don’t like them, they’re just… different.

    in reply to: Rimmer in Top 5 on 411mania.com #81784
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    Blackadder Christmas Carol?

    in reply to: Mario Kart Wii #81779
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    Oh, and Phil – Smash Bros isn?t out in the UK until JUNE THE FUCKING 27TH. As soon as it?s out, I?ll get it?

    …Well did you?

    in reply to: Storylinesnatcher #81673
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    in reply to: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPPSY #81670
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    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part II #81582
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    Leeds?

    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part II #81579
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    THEM LOT OFF TORCHWOOD

    Both of them.

    That kid from the Sarah Jane thing was there too.

    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part II #81571
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    More Raston Robot. :D

    I once thought Tom Baker should come back and have him turn out to be The Master.

    (I should point out my grip on old series Who is very loose)

    in reply to: Increasing Fuel Efficiency in Cars – Spoilers! #81516
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    Sounds like Mimosa Pale got an upgrade.

    in reply to: Not that kind of teddy… #81503
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    I?ve never worn them before.

    I hope you get pregnant, you cheap little tart!

    in reply to: Marleen’s NO SPOILERS Doctor Who Thread – Part II #81443
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    But it’s courage and it’s love!

    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part II #81438
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    (Last of the Time Lords being his weakest, and even then, I seem to have enjoyed it far more than most).

    I didn’t like the big reset button.

    Guess reviews are saying filler because they know it was a replacement script. It should stay self contained or the ending is undermimed. (“He’s right it should!” “It should yeah!” “I agree!”)

    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part II #81402
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    [Spall]No, no, no…[/Spall]

    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part II #81396
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    For me, the good bits were diluted by the constant repetition when I realised that’s all the episode was going to be.

    It was padding.

    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part II #81380
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    Marooned it wasn’t.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf: The Expanded Universe #81366
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    “Just the Comics”

    in reply to: Funny Stuff What You Done Found on The Interweb #81364
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    in reply to: Red Dwarf: The Expanded Universe #81283
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    And I don?t quite know why the universe feels as fragile as it does.

    Because it’s also a sit-com?

    Fuck me – has THAT become canon?! (It?s Kill Crazy?s real name, for those who missed the Toaster piece. I had to Google to find out!)

    That would be the interesting continuity outside of Grant Naylor living on the website. ;)

    in reply to: Red Dwarf: The Expanded Universe #81214
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    Well, I think the official site could benefit from short fiction or more webstrips as a means for providing new material rather than long story arcs. It’d be nice to have some insight on elements in the show, like an unseen Canaries mission or Lister being pregnant but I wouldn’t want an entire Oswald Blenkinsop novel. Even though I would buy it because it was Red Dwarf.

    There’s interesting continuity outside of Grant Naylor living on the website. Shame there isn’t, as far as I know, a Red Dwarf equivalent of Star Wars’ Holocron.

    Certain near-canon exceptions to this, I suppose

    Not sure what you mean with “near-canon” in that regard Mr. Ellard. You seem to be suggesting Buffy Season 8 doesn’t count because it isn’t a TV series. Not that I’ve read it, I just know it’s intended to follow on and Whedon has a hand in it.

    Does Naylor have an opinion on Prelude to Nanarchy? …that you can tell us.

    in reply to: Attention fictionists! (And…fictionettes.) #81145
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    My copy came this morning. More VCP, please. :D

    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part II #81054
    Ridley
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    Are people including her appearance in Torchwood aswell?

    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part II #81033
    Ridley
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    Has he tried going to Helsinki?

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Mario? – Spoilers! #81032
    Ridley
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    http://www.vc-reviews.com/ is a good site for finding out what’s out where.

    (And everyone knows Nintendo hates Europe)

    It’s Tension Sheet: The Game Why didn’t the Dwarf site do that?

    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part II #80925
    Ridley
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    Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.

    in reply to: General questions about Last human. #80871
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    Then he can tell us what he really thinks of series VIII.

    in reply to: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #80870
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    He won’t care.

    in reply to: “The return of the real fake” #80869
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    in reply to: The Doctor Who Spoilers Thread – Part II #80832
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    Is she… as good as me?

    Ridley
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    He’s the awesome one with the moustache/goatee combo

    And another one that doesn’t have enough facial hair.

    in reply to: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #80758
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    Saw it yesterday. I rather enjoyed it and, aside from a few bits, it appeared like it could have been made 15 years ago which was a rather nice touch. Shame that Speilberg couldn?t have had an active role in the Star Wars prequels and taught Lucas how to recapture the good ol? days rather than reinventing the wheel.

    Well he did film that bit in Episode III.

    Don?t think that the presence of Aliens was such a stretch for this series (after the ghosties in the Ark and the immortal knights in Crusade) but, yes, as Monkey says Hurt?s line about the Alien?s true origins was awful. How the hell does he know anyway?

    Presumably told him when he looked into the eyes of the skull and went maaaaaaad … for an hour.

    Also: “You threw a monkey in the sea?”

    in reply to: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #80645
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    in reply to: Iron Man (spoilers) #80643
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    I liked it, despite being two hours I actually came away feeling it was, of all things, too short. Thought the main villain was an obvious one too. Not the character, the set up. I’d kinda hoped the terrorist thing would have went on till the end with an all out, knock down, drag out, robotsuit brawl. It did show how the less popular comic heroes should be done, like Blade did.

    Has there been backlash from the hardcore regular universe/616 fans on things like Jarvis? I’ve read that the Thor movie is going to be, or at least implied, to take place mostly in Asgard but I only want to see the Ultimate hippy/Jesus version :(

    in reply to: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #80642
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    By how much? ;) The thing is, with the same ideas, I think they could have been done better.

    in reply to: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #80495
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    Seems to have gotten mostly positive reviews. I’d link but some of these things have spoilers.

    Edit: So has anyone else seen this yet? While for the most part I liked it and have issues with some parts (namely the finale), I can see why some have and will be calling foul on Lucas/Spielberg. It isn’t much like the other three and there is some CGI that was completely unnecessary. Ooh if that green screen in the trailer annoyed you… ho boy.

    in reply to: Funny Stuff What You Done Found on The Interweb #80591
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    in reply to: Attention fictionists! (And…fictionettes.) #80588
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    Gah, I forgot all about it. How long will back issues live in a box?

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Who? – Spoilers! #80470
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    Not the series, just that episode.

    It’s the combination of these over the top performances (with the last five minutes played straight) and references to how similar this is to what went before (Dickens, spiders) that just made it seem like you should have been embarrassed for having went along with those stories in the first place.

    in reply to: Did you see Red Dwarf? – Spoilers! #80454
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    No, no, these are NEW appendixes.

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Who? – Spoilers! #80451
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    I thought that one was pretty dull overall actually. Not sure I can place what it was though, it just seemed a bit… samey.

    Ah (edit), I could compare it to the back end of “Espionage Escapes” (the first half wasn’t particular pleasant either but that’s another story) of Young Indiana Jones:

    Having a whole ‘comedic’ episode, that changes the usual tone of the series, intended in the style Franz Kafka doesn’t make the fact it’s an episode about someone installing a phone interesting or funny.

    This week’s episode was ultimately about a wasp who just wanted to be loved. And while the elements of the series were there it was done in a way that didn’t come across as self-mocking but laughed at you for having watched it.

    in reply to: Loldwarfs #80358
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    Someone; please enlighten me!

    Google lolcats.

    Don’t you need pictures for this?

    in reply to: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #80354
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    I bet he’s a woman that bloke. No, you think it’s the future but it’s actually set in the past. It’s not Earth. It’s all a dream. They’re all clones. He’s his own brother. Everyone’s a ghost.

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Who? – Spoilers! #80319
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    Brought back by the terraforming? How does that work?

    Harkness: “#I love a lady with a happy atmosphere”

    in reply to: Ashes to Ashes #80318
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    I agree it was good, I disagree that it lost the point. I just think it had different, but equally valid, things to say.

    Just some. For example in regards to the stereo and Mark Wahlberg’s character being in the know so the ending is ‘clean’.

    And no duet from Damon and DiCaprio over the credits? Boo-urns. ;) Sing along!

    in reply to: Ashes to Ashes #80307
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    Jump Leads for one! Can do!

    in reply to: Ashes to Ashes #80305
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    Not all adaptations are bad. The Departed was a fine version of Infernal Affairs, I thought (even if some of the point was lost in the transition).

    in reply to: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #80304
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    Regarding the Doom debate, the ?darkness? of hearts being ripped out, Indy going bad, kids enslaved etc. all feels out of place in the middle of the comedy rollercoaster style of the rest of the movie.

    I believe it was actually made the other way round, with the comedy inserted balance the dark.

    I’ve read that the banquet scene was supposed to be a joke whereby the Thuggee feed them what ignorant foreigners expect from an Indian. If it was, the execution on screen’s too subtle to the point of not being there, but it’s not that hard to assume they’re all supposed to be members of the cult.

    The screenplay has Jones pointing out “Even if they were trying to scare us away, a devout Hindu would never touch meat.”

    in reply to: Did you see Red Dwarf? – Spoilers! #80293
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    Which one’s Nick Frost again?

    in reply to: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #80291
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    But?why me?

    I heard you liked greenscreen so… yeah.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my-mnBbCI7g (ToD) Fair use? Really?

    in reply to: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #80255
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od38l7Kvikg

    Trailer 3. More the same for the most part though.

    And just for the Ellard http://raven.theraider.net/showthread.php?t=14191 >:D

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Who? – Spoilers! #80254
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    I just rolled my eyes and said Atreyu did the scene better than that. If that counts.

    in reply to: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #80033
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsGaB52hfjc

    Second trailer for those that don’t want to navigate Flash

    in reply to: Anyone free this weekend? #123122
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    Marc Wootton got paid for that.

    in reply to: Blaine in the arse!. #123121
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    Twah.

    I wonder if he gets his powers from eating the brains of other magicians.

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Who? – Spoilers! #122959
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    Why aren’t They allowed to use United Nations anymore?

    in reply to: Goodbye To Love #122956
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    Script Consultant
    Red Dwarf: The Movie (Red Dwarf Films)

    Conf:Stars of Red Dwarf

    Are we talking jape of the decade? :P

    in reply to: “A WHITE hole?” #122894
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    I once sat There while someone said she’d vote for the BNP IF they changed their name and policies.

    Actually this reminds me, I’ve also seen a link to a white supremacist forum telling people how they should pretend to agree with those against them. Was a while ago, wish I could find the post, if only to be more specific.

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Who? – Spoilers! #122892
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    I liked the episode, just didn’t really like the opening and cliffhanger for having stupid moments from people who should know better – to smash a window and the… journalist was she? who should have decided to walk home – and the acting from those two soldiers before they got hypnotised.

    Don’t know how but I’d like to see that 18 year old genius as a recurring villain.

    in reply to: Space Junk.. #122830
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    There’s got to be a TARDIS in there somewhere.

    in reply to: Make it so?….er sorry i can’t… #122827
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    I prefer Extras to The Office…

    Why do you find him not funny anymore, Mr. Ellard? Is it because he plays the same character in everything?

    I’m never sure what I think of the man. I do wonder when his whole irony schtick with his celebrity or controversy will leave people wondering if that’s what he actually thinks.

    in reply to: My Lovely Lovely Lovely Advance #122821
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    Father Eugene O?Hagan, 48, his brother Martin, 45, and their old school friend David Delargy, 4

    Too obvious?

    in reply to: Let John begin masturbating… #122804
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    With the Simpsons I was surprised looking at the episode guide just how clear the line for me is when the quality has a sudden drop: 4/5 episodes into season 10 (not counting the Treehouse of Horror).

    Unless those earlier episodes were made with season 9, it was a bit strange to see Lard of the Dance and Bart the Mother (which doesn’t seem to be liked by many people for whatever reason) in the same group as Mayored to the Mob, Viva Ned Flanders and Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo.

    And for the record I liked Principal and the Pauper. ;) While continuity and character development isn’t really a factor for me in watching the Simpsons, I do think Sideshow Bob’s story should have ended with Brother from Another Series. And I would have been very happy if Russ Cargill had been Hank Scorpio instead.

    in reply to: So why WAS he allowed to mend the drive-plate? #122704
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    Maybe the actual ‘mending’ itself was a pathetically simple task that anyone could have done. But didn’t.

    Oh dear, this page is fourth on a google search for drive plate.

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Who? – Spoilers! #122606
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    Was better than the last Ood one I thought. Captain Darling’s Ood tonic was a bit much mind.

    in reply to: movie book #122501
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    in reply to: The Film Effect #122499
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    I genuinely find it hard on the eyes to watch.

    Do your ears have cataracts too?

    in reply to: movie book #122497
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    Signature by Andrew Ellard (Author)

    Have one to sell? Sell yours here

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Who? – Spoilers! #122444
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    Well no, I’m just suggesting it might be better for him to back off on the writing so much and concentrate the role(s) he does behind the scenes.

    Whatever they may be. ;)

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Who? – Spoilers! #122440
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    I didn’t much care for the Family of Blood one but I’d have to see it again to point out exactly why.

    And I’m of the opinion Mr. Davies should step back from writing episodes and stick to whatever else it is he does on the series since for the most part it feels to me like he jumps between who/what he’s trying to cater for be it old fans, new fans, kids, adults, the gay community, Wales, serial, contained story, himself, pop culture, political satire, romance, action etc. because it doesn’t come across as a sensible balance.

    in reply to: Mario Kart Wii #122431
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    Oh good, it sounds more Mario Kart DS than Double Dash.

    in reply to: Attention fictionists! (And…fictionettes.) #122430
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    Reader. Anything I wrote would be a crummy world of plot holes and spelling errors.

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Who? – Spoilers! #122429
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    Can’t there just be more like Girl in the Fireplace, Blink and Human Nature?

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Who? – Spoilers! #122417
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    I?ve outlined on my blog the massive problem I had with the idea of the Doctor just leaving a family to die while he swans off in the TARDIS

    James Moran: Seb, I didn’t get the opportunity to tell you before, but earlier today I discovered that the Doctor is suffering from a stress-related nervous disorder.

    in reply to: Attention fictionists! (And…fictionettes.) #122397
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    Not absolutely sure how thick the magazine will be?I?m guessing it?ll run about the same length as your average short-story magazine, which is generally in the neighborhood of 200 pages, but I can check with the editors if you?re interested in knowing that beforehand.

    No, no, it’s not important, was just part of considering taking a look at it with some spare change.

    in reply to: Did you see Doctor Who? – Spoilers! #122396
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    That screwdriver is so, so lazy :'(

    in reply to: Attention fictionists! (And…fictionettes.) #122376
    Ridley
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    How long did it take you to actually type then?

    Any idea how thick this magazine is or is that something for May?

    in reply to: Attention fictionists! (And…fictionettes.) #122373
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    Past issues: “The Ghost of John Hoare”

    Hm.

    in reply to: movie book #122338
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    Hope it comes with an incredibly rare limited archival pressing of the score, composed by Howard Goodall for Red Dwarf.

    in reply to: Archie the South Park episode #122337
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    I?ve just today purchased the South Park Uncensored Season 12 pass on iTunes, so I?ll probably be watching this episode tonight.

    Aren’t they all available on the official website for the US?

    I only linked to youtube because most other places can’t access episodes on there yet.

    At the minute UK gets this (though what the Canadians and Australians get is much better)

    in reply to: Ashes to Ashes #122322
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    It?s telling that there was never a scene at the end of LoM or the beginning of AtA where Sam/Alex looked in history books to see if there was any record of Hunt.

    They’re saving that for I’m Deranged.

    “My name is Liam Radiohead and I’ve just snorted cocaine. Am I dying? In a coma? Who is this? What do you want? Wooargh! WOOOARGH!”

    in reply to: Just bought a Wii… (now with friend codes!) #122220
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    in reply to: Ashes to Ashes #122163
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    I didn’t like that Ashes to Ashes kept showing other characters interacting without her there.

    Life on Mars did it but that was when Tyler was conciously taking control of his brain which Drake can’t. To the point where she acknowledges she’s in a, well at the minute a second from death, but can’t grasp why she can’t take control. If she can’t see Hunt et al talking to each other without her there neither should we.

    But hopefully they?ll realise that one of the strongest aspects of LoM was that each episode was a self-contained cops and robbers story, and allow this to come to the fore of Ashes To Ashes.

    See, I don’t think Ashes to Ashes focused on Drake enough when it’s supposed to be her (unlikable as she is) story. For the most part to me it felt like: Intro, filler, filler, introduction of mother, filler, filler, ending. If she’s aware all the time then these crimes should be somehow unravelling what she needs to do to escape it piece by piece. Drake’s big on psychology so each crime should have something to do with that car bomb.

    Unless they did that and I completely missed it.

    in reply to: Extra Final Scene! #122160
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    “Mr. Darcy didn’t think Jane would enjoy French apples, but she did. Didn’t you, Jane?”

    in reply to: That’s Numberwang! #121984
    Ridley
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    Speaking of high definition… Webb seems to have dyed his pubic hair since Confetti.

    But that was great when you lost to us when your faces melted, it really was.

    in reply to: This game will change history. #121929
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    Is everybody here also posting on Graham Linehan’s blog?

    in reply to: Hooray for Dwarf people in old ads! #121858
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    The BBC has a PRS (or is it MCPS?) deal that makes music clearance a bazillion times easier, as a Public Service Broadcaster, than on a for-profit DVD release, or even a commercial channel broadcast.

    Just easier? I was led to believe that the BBC has free access to any music in broadcast as long as it’s not a theme tune.

    At least that’s how the Monkey Dust DVD commentary explained the awful cover version of POD’s Alive on there (because they couldn’t afford the actual song for the DVD).

    in reply to: Red Dwarf in games #121840
    Ridley
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    The HTML one.

    Ha ha! You lose!

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