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  • in reply to: DVD Easter Eggs #118474
    Seb Patrick
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    in reply to: Scammer Scammed, Craig Involved #118472
    Seb Patrick
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    >It shows he?s just about as big a cunt as the scammer, though.

    I’ve been reading 419 Eater for ages (like, years now, I think), and I can’t say I agree – the guy is a nice bloke (I’ve seen him interviewed on TV, as well), on something of a crusade, he’s got a good sense of humour, and whenever he manages to actually scam a bit of cash off these people (which he has done) he gives it to charity. His prime objective is to make them look stupid, and make them think twice about trying to scam helpless people again (and there is a LOT associated with these scams beyond the “funny” aspect of dumb people giving money away – people get brutally beaten up and even murdered over them). I’m all for it, I think it’s a great site, and if you read through some of the scams, they get downright hilarious. I also think he’s got a lot of balls to talk to them over the phone from time to time, as well…

    in reply to: Original Smegazine cover art on Ebay #118445
    Seb Patrick
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    Mmm. Is a bit pricey, rather. If Barrie Mitchell ever sold his art for the “Ace of the Rovers” story, mind, I’d be in there like a shot…

    in reply to: Christmas Telly #118439
    Seb Patrick
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    It could be a Linehan joke, you know.

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118416
    Seb Patrick
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    I really, really struggled to get into it. Shame, as I absolutely love Ex Machina, and Brian K Vaughan is a thoroughly bloody lovely bloke. Cappsy likes it, though.

    Andrew : condensed version of the Jason Todd story. SUPERBOY PUNCHED THE WALLS OF REALITY AND EVERYTHING CHANGED.

    You think I’m kidding, but I’m really not. To explain more would mean having to explain who the hell Superboy Prime is, and the entire plot of Infinite Crisis, so let’s not go there. Actually, aside from his appearance in Bruce Jones’ abysmal Nightwing run, Todd hasn’t been handled too badly. But it’s still wrong that he’s even around. If I’d paid good money to vote to kill him (although there was a distinct suggestion that was rigged, anyway), I’d be well miffed ;-)

    Don’t know if you ever read it, but we had Jason in this

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118411
    Seb Patrick
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    >Oh WHAT?!

    I was going to explain it, but… it’s late. I will do so in a humourously exasperated (at DC, not you) fashion tomorrow ;-)

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118397
    Seb Patrick
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    Death in the Family, eh? You know Jason Todd’s been brought back from the dead recently?

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118395
    Seb Patrick
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    While you wait, read Whedon’s X-Men.

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118392
    Seb Patrick
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    You’d have to ask my buddy James about Hulk stuff, as he’s a fan – I think Greg Pak’s recent run (“Planet Hulk”, it was called) was meant to be good. Check out some of the comics reviews on NTS, and our new site Comics Daily.

    Iron Man is best avoided, because, well… Tony Stark is currently the Marvel Universe’s biggest supervillain. And has always been a dick. However, The Ultimates is the Ultimate universe’s version of the Avengers, and Iron Man and the Hulk are both in that.

    (if you didn’t know – the Ultimate universe is Marvel’s imprint that does accessible, movie-friendly takes on classic characters and concepts, although as time goes by it’s developing its own shared-universe continuity and so becoming a bit more confusing. Like I say, Spidey and Ultimates are both utterly fantastic (not volume 3 of Ultimates, though, that’s so far dreadful), and X-Men and Fantastic Four are occasionally worth reading earlier in their runs, but certainly not essential)

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118390
    Seb Patrick
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    Depends what kind of stuff you want? Ultimate Spider-Man is all out in trade, though (bar the most recent issue, but trades come out very quickly after each storyline finishes), so I’d recommend you start with the first couple of volumes if you’re into your Spidey stuff. For other Marvelish superhero needs, read the two volumes (split over four trades) of The Ultimates, which is basically the best superhero movie never made. And if you’re not one of these people who blindly claims Superman is rubbish, then All-Star Superman is one of the best comics of the last decade.

    But if you want further recommendations of stuff, recent or otherwise, I’m happy to oblige ;-)

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118387
    Seb Patrick
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    one of the crowd that likes JMS?s run on Spidey

    Wah!

    Actually, it started out well… but by Christ, did it fall apart. For a while it was moderately bearable thanks to Romita Jr, but when he left… scarcely worth bothering with at all. I can’t believe how long he was on it, actually. Made it to six years, I think. Not bad, given that Kevin Smith was meant to be taking over in January 2003 ;-)

    If you want some good Spidey, I suggest Ultimate. Baggage-free, good old-fashioned quality Spidey stories every month (it’s had the odd blip in its hundred-odd issues, but generally it’s the best Spidey book of the last decade). Given that Marvel are about to make one of the biggest mistakes in their history, it’s about to become the only one worth bothering with, too…

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118385
    Seb Patrick
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    If it even happens. Which I doubt it will.

    They’d be better off ditching the idea of a “big seven” JLA movie, and make one based around the Giffen/deMatteis late ’80s/early ’90s run. Get Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson to play Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, and you’re halfway there…

    in reply to: Mrs Doubtfire #118363
    Seb Patrick
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    Sherlock Holmes in Miami? I?d buy that for a dollar.

    Fucking hell, someone else who’s seen Cruise. We are a rare bunch.

    Meanwhile, on the subject of Mrs Doubtfire, I was going to post some Mrs Featherbottom videos, but Arrested Development is a Fox show, so there’s nothing on Youtube ;-)

    in reply to: UPDATE* Dwarf on terestrial TV over Christmas #118361
    Seb Patrick
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    If I’m back at my parents’ and stumble across it in the middle of an evening of channel hopping – and if it’s not one I’ve watched recently – I’ll usually watch it. So over Christmas I’ll probably watch the odd ep televised. But I’d never go out of my way to do so, much as with anything else I own on DVD.

    in reply to: New St Trinians movie… #118350
    Seb Patrick
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    It’s “stick you”.

    I’m ashamed I know that. I’m going to have a shower. WHILE THINKING OF DAPHNE AND CELESTE. Wait, did I say that out loud?

    in reply to: Doctor Who II #126242
    Seb Patrick
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    the author thinks so highly of that character that (s)he can?t bear to put her in real trouble or give her a real character flaw (if she has a flaw, it?s usually either ignored by the author and other characters or celebrated as ?cute? and ?endearing?).

    You don’t call nearly being sucked into an eternal void and ending up trapped in a shitty dystopian parallel universe being “in real trouble”?

    Blimey, how crap is YOUR life, then? ;-)

    in reply to: New St Trinians movie… #126241
    Seb Patrick
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    >unadulterated wank

    Er, no pun intended.

    in reply to: New St Trinians movie… #126240
    Seb Patrick
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    I think it looks like a pile of unadulterated wank, and I’ve always found something deeply uncomfortable about the whole St Trinians idea anyway. Plus it’s got that incredibly annoying twat off 2 Pints of Lager and “Love & Monsters” in it.

    in reply to: Doctor Who II #126114
    Seb Patrick
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    Seriously, aside from fancying men, I don’t think there’s a single personality trait that Russell shares with the character. Therefore, you just can’t say that she’s a projection of himself into an idealised situation.

    In some ways, she’s a perhaps unrealistically “good” character – although I’d argue that she’s not perfect, and of course, bad things happen to her, and she doesn’t always win the day – and I can understand why she irritates you in so many ways; but she’s still not a “Mary Sue”, by any definition of the term whatsoever. There are plenty of things you can call her – but that simply isn’t one of them.

    in reply to: Doctor Who II #126086
    Seb Patrick
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    ARLENE, ROSE TYLER IS NOT A MARY-SUE. END OF.

    in reply to: Doctor Who II #126038
    Seb Patrick
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    in reply to: Slightly mad conspiracy theory #125870
    Seb Patrick
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    >Paul Jackson gives an excellent breakdown of the PJP/GNP/Noel Gay situation here:

    Excellent stuff. I’d been wondering about that having done a bit of research into the various companies involved, and that seems to be pretty much how I’d assumed it was… cheers for the link.

    in reply to: Dwarfian Moments #125868
    Seb Patrick
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    Yes, as Danny says, quoting Dwarf in the course of everyday conversation is as habitual to all the members of Team G&T as quoting Partridge, Ted and Simpsons is. We just can’t help it – it’s ingrained in all of our vernacular. It got even worse, of course, when two of us lived together with one other in close proximity…

    Even when talking to non-Dwarf folk, though, there are certain phrases I find myself using. I do “Alright dudes?” in a Norm voice quite a lot, but the big one for me is probably “niet problemski”…

    in reply to: TV spotting #125842
    Seb Patrick
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    It is true that that role isn’t really funny in the slightest as written, but he makes it so with the utterly ludicrous level of overacting. Good on him.

    Imdub says he was a Death Eater in one of the Potters, as well…

    in reply to: Inconsistencies #125818
    Seb Patrick
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    Also, Andrew : hah, I didn’t realise it was a direct reference. Then again, having gone to uni in Liverpool, Doug would of course have been familiar with the place…

    in reply to: Inconsistencies #125817
    Seb Patrick
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    Seb, thats true yeah, but originally the cons were put on the ship for transport to this place, but I guess Baz has cleared that up anyway.

    Ah, see, I was winging it, not remembering what it was originally in reference to. I thought it might have been somewhere they’d gone on a canary mission…

    in reply to: Inconsistencies #125809
    Seb Patrick
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    Adelphi XII?urgh. Sounds like something out of Star Trek. Or Last Human.

    Or a hotel in Liverpool where the biggest ever Dimension Jump was held!

    Also I always thought that the JMC mined planets in the solar system, yet going by VIII?s dumb Canaries plot the ship is meant to drop by what seems to be a planet or moon called Adelphi XII.

    Well, presumably they were meant to mine planets in the solar system when they were actually IN the solar system… but by VIII, they’re not, any more.

    in reply to: Simpsons DVD #125767
    Seb Patrick
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    Spoken Languages : Pig Latin

    In other news, they’ve taken gullible out of the dictionary.

    Seb Patrick
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    Of course the Illuminati still exist. They sent the Hulk into space! Keep up!

    in reply to: The Peter Serafinowicz Show #125678
    Seb Patrick
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    I liked it, although there were definitely times when it went too long without a decent laugh. But even when that happened, you couldn’t fault the performances (Peter S is just brilliant – I don’t think a single one of his impressions failed to hit the mark, although Noel Edmonds faltered at times. But his Leonard Rossiter, Michael Caine and All Four Beatles were all wonderful) and the attention to detail. Much like Look Around You, you’d get a sketch going on for a while that was beautifully constructed (and, if a parody, uncannily accurate), but only gave you one or two genuine laughs. The best example of this is probably the “How to Live” series – I utterly loved them, but I can only think of one moment (“The worst man”) where they made me laugh out loud. Still, those sketches were worth it for Belinda wossname. And was that the Fresh Pegg doing the voiceover?

    Still, though, what made the whooooole thing worthwhile was the Butterfield sketches, which were the funniest thing I’ve seen on TV since… well, probably since before Mitchell and Webb, because I think they actually topped the original Numberwang, Digby Chicken Caesar and Hugh in the cornershop sketches. Last night I actually nearly choked to death while watching the detective agency again. “Croupier!” “Lord Mayor’s Croupier!” “Christmas Man!” “Theatrical ghost!”

    in reply to: Beat the Geek Cheap #125638
    Seb Patrick
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    Finally within my price range!

    Seb Patrick
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    Quite right too.

    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >The balconette instead of the peephole? Wise choice.

    Uh!? You lost me?I wear bras I don?t know the names of them?

    I think she was lampooning you. It was a simple lampoon.

    Why don?t we just have three basic wines Red, Rose and White

    You do know that different wines, even of the same colour, taste completely different, right?

    in reply to: The Greatest Pun Of All Time #125580
    Seb Patrick
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    After Quasimodo’s death, the bishop of the Cathedral of Notre Dame sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell ringer was needed.

    The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and went up into the belfry to begin the screening process. After observing several applicants demonstrate their skills, he had decided to call it a day.

    Just then, an armless man approached him and announced that he was there to apply for the bell ringer’s job. The bishop was incredulous. “You have no arms!”. “No matter,” said the man. “Observe!” And he began striking the bells with his face, producing a beautiful melody on the carillon.

    The bishop listened in astonishment; convinced that he had found a replacement for Quasimodo. But suddenly, rushing forward to strike a bell, the armless man tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window to his death in the street below.

    The stunned bishop rushed to his side. When he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moments before. As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of them asked, “Bishop, who was this man?”.

    “I don’t know his name,” the bishop sadly replied, “but his face rings a bell.”

    The following day, despite the sadness that weighed heavily on his heart due to the unfortunate death of the armless campanologist, the bishop continued his interviews for the bell ringer of Notre Dame.

    The first man to approach him said, “Your Excellency, I am the brother of the poor armless wretch that fell to his death from this very belfry yesterday. I pray that you honor his life by allowing me to replace him in this duty.”.

    The bishop agreed to give the man an audition, and, as the armlessmman’s brother stooped to pick up a mallet to strike the first bell, he groaned, clutched at his chest, twirled around, and died on the spot.

    Two monks, hearing the bishop’s cries of grief at this second tragedy, rushed up the stairs to his side. “What has happened? Who is this man?” the first monk asked breathlessly.

    “I don’t know his name,” sighed the distraught bishop, “but…. he’s a dead ringer for his brother.”

    in reply to: The Greatest Pun Of All Time #125565
    Seb Patrick
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    Looks like I picked a fine day to quit sniffing glue.

    Seb Patrick
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    >I haven?t a clue, but the wife says it?s something to do with Friends.

    What happened in Friends on that date?

    Anyway, everyone knows that was the date the moon was wrenched from its orbit and sent hurtling out into space…

    Seb Patrick
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    … and now I’ve got the theme tune stuck in my head. Class.

    in reply to: The Greatest Pun Of All Time #125482
    Seb Patrick
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    Gemma Atkinson is wrong, anyway, because her tits are nasty and fake, and Myleene’s are natural and lovely. So there.

    Ahem. What were we talking about, again?

    My favourite pun ever comes (sadly) from a Sun headline, after (then) lower-league chancers Inverness Caledonian Thistle knocked high-fliers Celtic out of some Scottish cup or other :

    SUPER CALLY GO BALLISTIC : CELTIC ARE ATROCIOUS

    in reply to: Hooray for that there intraweb thingy! #125464
    Seb Patrick
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    >Thats quite surprising, my local Oxfam would stick a ridiculous price on something like that.

    Ah, but that’s what you get for going to Oxfams outside of their original Oxford home ;-)

    (although, that said, Oxfams in Oxford are just as bad as anywhere else for putting stupidly high prices on things. I think I just got lucky with that one.)

    in reply to: Hooray for that there intraweb thingy! #125463
    Seb Patrick
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    Yes, but you need to watch City of Death, you see.

    I get a warm fuzzy feeling from the fact that Douglas Adams introduced Lalla Ward and Richard Dawkins to each other. I’m not sure why.

    in reply to: Brilliant ad-libs #125431
    Seb Patrick
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    He’s really good in Cruise of the Gods, which is the most underrated and underseen thing to have been on British telly in the last five years or so.

    in reply to: Hooray for that there intraweb thingy! #125421
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I got a hardback BTL signed by both Rob and Doug in an Oxfam for three quid…

    in reply to: Hooray for that there intraweb thingy! #125371
    Seb Patrick
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    Yeah, “Scenes” shows up occasionally on Amazon Marketplace, and on abebooks as well. If you find it there, it’ll always be around the three quid mark, because various retailers seem to have settled on that as the price. I don’t think they tend to realise quite how rare it is (although part of me wonders if it’s ACTUALLY as rare as has been speculated all these years)…

    in reply to: The Time Drive #125339
    Seb Patrick
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    I must admit, I always had a problem with the whole “why don’t they just use it to go straight home?” thing until it was explained to me – and I think you can blame the fact that the episode simply doesn’t explain well enough the idea that they feel it’s too risky to go make any more trips back in time (look what happened to their future selves, after all).

    What that doesn’t explain is why they don’t just use its distance-travelling capabilities, but still stay in the “present” as they perceive it. Now, if you were being all PiP-ish, you could probably come up with a theory along the lines of “it can only transport you an equivalent distance to the amount of time you’re going backwards in – so in order to go three million light years through space, you also have to go three million years through time”. But the show doesn’t actually do that, so you’re left to wonder.

    I can understand the rationale for wanting to send them back to Dallas ’63, because an otherwise great episode comes out of it. But I wish it had involved, say, them immediately deciding to go home and stay there, only to be thrown off by the malfunction and then, when they get back, the machine being broken preventing them from ever using it again.

    in reply to: Misheard lines #125311
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Back to that Time Hole article :

    Ah yes, Konchanski. The love of Lister’s life. In the real world, no question. But in his own mind? As Camille proved, Lister’s ideal woman is actually a pretty Scouse lass with her head screwed on and a nice line in sarcasm.

    But… doesn’t the script call her “Kochanski Camille”? Isn’t she supposed to remind Lister of KK? And isn’t her accent, in fact, meant to be Scottish rather than Scouse?

    in reply to: Brilliant ad-libs #125282
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    While The Pitch of Fear is by far the best of the Who night sketches, my favourite bit of any of them is in The Web of Caves when Gatiss pops his head out of the TARDIS door and says “Where have you brought me to this time, old girl…?”

    in reply to: Brilliant ad-libs #125277
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    They’ve also said “Any old fucker with an Equity card”…

    in reply to: Brave New Words – One of which is, of course, “Smeg” #125263
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I’ve been investigating that cover… it’s a US book club edition, from the looks of it. Very strange indeed. I like, though, that it completely ignores the TV series, and just goes by descriptions in the book – although it has me wondering if Cat is ever described as having humanoid facial features. It’s also clearly depicting the “robot fish” bit from Future Echoes

    The regular US edition of IWCD is almost identical to the UK one – I think it’s just shinier. I do like the US edition of BTL, but it’s a bit generic, and I prefer the UK one, I think.

    And yeah, as per Infinity as a title – the hardcover edition of BTL (which would be the first thing published to have listed it as an “Also available” book, presumably) lists it as being Red Dwarf : Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers. Although a lot of other copies do just list it as Red Dwarf.

    Stay tuned for an interesting (read: boring) G&T article on worldwide book covers and titles and stuff soon, anyway…

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Audios #125262
    Seb Patrick
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    If you couldn’t get a new TV series or a movie, Big Finish style audios would rank for me, in terms of other potential means of New Dwarf, slightly below an animated series, and slightly above a comic. I’d be all for it, particularly if they were as *good* as Big Finish.

    in reply to: Brilliant ad-libs #125238
    Seb Patrick
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    Fenric is great, and so is The Happiness Patrol if you can ignore the fact that what’s clearly supposed to be an outdoor colony is so obviously in a cramped studio. One of the best McCoy moments of all is his speech to the gunman that story, though. Survival also has plenty to recommend it, although it’s a bit flawed, which indeed makes season 26 a rather good one with the exception of Battlefield (which puts it just ahead of 25, which has the brilliant Remembrance, the decent THP, the average Greatest Show in the Galaxy and the utterly diabolical Silver Nemesis).

    in reply to: Brilliant ad-libs #125219
    Seb Patrick
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    I don’t think so, but there is a website about it with lots of photos and stuff : http://www.theultimateadventure.co.uk.

    Terrance Dicks often phones up our department. I should try and speak to him at some point to tell him I saw TUI as a six-year-old…

    in reply to: Brilliant ad-libs #125206
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Was that about The Ultimate Adventure? I saw that, in Liverpool (not that incident, but the show). It was simultaneously brilliant and terrible.

    in reply to: MGM-Dwarf!! #125172
    Seb Patrick
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    Mitchell and Webb should have been Arthur and Ford. I know it?s been said a million times before, but it?s worth repeating again.

    Pish posh. Jack Davenport and Richard E. Grant!

    (but let’s not spoil that long-in-gestation NTS article… ;-) )

    in reply to: New BBC comedy comedy guide #125158
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    The Lewisohn guide was excellent – I’m quite miffed that they’ve ditched it. I suppose I’ll have to pick up the book – but then, part of the joy of the online version was its hyperlinked, cross-referenced nature. It’s not a difficult thing to keep updated, irrespective of whether or not Lewisohn himself was writing new content, and like John says, I’ll be very surprised if the new one is anywhere near as comprehensive, or good. Clearly they’ll be rolling it out in stages, so it’ll take a long time to bring it anywhere near up to scratch…

    in reply to: Sad, sad, sad. #125141
    Seb Patrick
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    I don’t know, I can think of one or two people. Some of them were at DJ. Well, one of them. Maybe.

    in reply to: Regarding Lister’s imprisonment in Stasis #125133
    Seb Patrick
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    I’m just wondering where I missed the edict that Tonguetied was now in charge of our website, and so had a right to tell people what they should and shouldn’t be saying, including the people who founded and run the place.

    OH WAIT. THERE WASN’T ONE.

    in reply to: Holly? Moonlighting? #125122
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >Typical thieving Scousers.

    The Wirral isn’t Scouse, you Brummie mong.

    in reply to: Regarding Lister’s imprisonment in Stasis #125115
    Seb Patrick
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    I’m not telling you to leave, I’m not telling you you don’t have a right to post. I’m telling you you don’t have a right to tell other people what they can and can’t say.

    And I DO have more rights than you round here, so there.

    in reply to: MGM-Dwarf!! #125113
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Oh, shut up, MJ Simpson.

    in reply to: MGM-Dwarf!! #125110
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    It does look strangely like Blue Midget from that angle, interestingly, but… yeah, it’s the Hogpod from That Douglas Adams Related Movie That Nobody But Me Seems To Like.

    in reply to: Young ones 25th year DVD box set #125095
    Seb Patrick
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    >The cast for this work includes: Mark Arden, Andy Le Tour, Lisa Mayer

    Hooray! As anyone who’s seen Comedy Connections will attest, more of Lise Meyer onscreen is a GOOD THING.

    in reply to: Regarding Lister’s imprisonment in Stasis #125093
    Seb Patrick
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    Don?t write anything Johnny boy if you don?t like my posts.

    Erm, that’s not really how a forum works. As we’ve attempted to explain to you before, you have no right whatsoever to try and control a discussion, even if you’ve started it. If you want to do that, start your own site. But by posting in a public, unmoderated forum, you’re obliged to accept that people will say whatever they want to in response.

    in reply to: Regarding Lister’s imprisonment in Stasis #125081
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Condensed version of Tonguetied?s post:

    Do you mean : “How did the war start?”

    in reply to: Brilliant pictures from pre-watershed sitcoms #125035
    Seb Patrick
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    a rant I had on the Dwarf Wiki page about the watershed

    Ah, yes. I thought that was probably you ;-)

    I should post some choice cuts of your rendition of ?Never Be Rude To An Arab? ;)

    I wish for it to be placed on record that I was the one attempting to censor him… (which then led to our utterly brilliant rendition of “I Bet You They Won’t Play This Song On The Radio”)

    in reply to: They were gonna sort that out in the dub #125003
    Seb Patrick
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    Back to the original question: Rimmer-as-Lister?s line ?I was like an animal!? in Bodyswap isn?t bad as such? but it?s blatantly clear that Craig Charles spoke the line far too quickly on the set.

    I still wish it had just been made with the pair of them impersonating each other… but then, I suppose you’d have lost the “woman’s voice” gag from the first scene…

    in reply to: They were gonna sort that out in the dub #124978
    Seb Patrick
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    I’m not sure about it being mentioned at DJ, although I do remember Pete Tyler saying he didn’t like the “stumpy” version, and every time built a new one he’d make it a bit longer…

    in reply to: Jokes it took me fucking years to get #124865
    Seb Patrick
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    Oh, okay. That’s what I thought it was, but I never found it particularly funny, especially as it’s meant to be the punchline of the gag. I thought there was some deeper (or, in Phil’s case, LONGER and HARDER) meaning that I was missing.

    in reply to: Jokes it took me fucking years to get #124848
    Seb Patrick
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    I’m still not sure I fully get it…

    in reply to: Deliberate Red Dwarf References in Star Trek #124847
    Seb Patrick
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    The first seventeen episodes of Voyager were all written by Linwood Boomer. Explains a lot.

    in reply to: Shaggy #124840
    Seb Patrick
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    The whole thing with the lookalike sets is really rather strange. Good ad, though. Love how Spike completely steals it.

    in reply to: Deliberate Red Dwarf References in Star Trek #124839
    Seb Patrick
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    Then of course there’s the line where Picard says to Data, “Don’t give me that Red Dwarf crap, it’s too early in the morning!”

    in reply to: Identity #124786
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    The three best game shows ever : The Crystal Maze, The Krypton Factor and Knightmare. None of which are quiz shows. As John says, there’s a difference.

    In an ideal world, it’s true, 15 to 1 (the best “pure” quiz there’s ever been) would still be running. But you can’t blame DOND, as it’s a completely different kind of show. And if you want a “quiz show with questions”… try Eggheads.

    in reply to: Identity #124734
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    You need to start working in an office 9 to 5 (sorry, 10.30 to 19.00) again, you daytime telly-watching layabout.

    in reply to: Father Ted 2007 DVD box set #124663
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I still can’t believe they didn’t put the Krypton scenes on the Superman Returns set. My sister got it me for Christmas, and not knowing that there was a 2-disc set with extras, accidentally got me the vanilla. I actually didn’t mind, though, as I realised that the only extra material I’d have wanted to see was the stuff that WASN’T ON THERE…

    in reply to: Regarding Starbug’s support legs #124662
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I like the angled legs, actually. It makes it look more like some kind of flying insect.

    in reply to: Father Ted 2007 DVD box set #124639
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I suppose the thing with a show like Ted is that the production company isn’t solely devoted to that series. With GNP, everything is about Dwarf – so the absolute maximum effort can go into the DVDs. With Who, they have the Restoration Team. It’s no coincidence, therefore, that those two shows have by far the best DVD releases out there…

    in reply to: What was the first episode of Red Dwarf you saw? #124610
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I can think of one pretty big reason why he still does it, actually ;-)

    in reply to: 1982. Geekiest year? #124553
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Ted, you remember that fella who was so good at being a companion, they had to kill him?

    in reply to: What was the first episode of Red Dwarf you saw? #124552
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    As I’ve said before – I’m convinced the first ep I saw was “Justice”, because I remember the head mumps scene. However, I saw all of IV on original broadcast – and that includes “Camille” – so going by simple fact (and ignoring my hideously bad memory), it must have been “Camille”.

    Dwarf, Brittas and Harry Enfield’s Television Programme were three things I remember my Dad used to let me stay up late to watch…

    in reply to: Doctor Who II #124539
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Arlene, Rose is really not a Mary-Sue, you know. But we’ll let that one slide for now ;-)

    Meanwhile, just wait until you get Romana. Just you wait.

    in reply to: 1982. Geekiest year? #124538
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I was born in 1982, thus I win.

    in reply to: Regarding mellowness in Series 3 #124524
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Are you sure about that figure? The REPEAT was moved due to tennis, as was Pete 2?s, but the original went out in the regular slot and I?m pretty sure did better than 2 million?

    Are you just guessing at stuff now? :-)

    Now?

    in reply to: Red Dwarf used for a pile of shit ‘spoof’ article #124504
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >we tried interviewing the BBC’s head of light entertainment

    Won’t get very far asking him about a sitcom, mind.

    in reply to: So NBC’s importing The IT Crowd?… #124486
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    You know what I?m going to say, though – I don?t like the way it cuts back to Bernard after the notice. It should have gone from Bernard, to the notice, to Bernard behind the counter?

    Actually, yeah, you’re right on that one. It’s brilliant the way it cuts to him behind the counter, but the cut back to him is a bit unnecessary.

    in reply to: So NBC’s importing The IT Crowd?… #124476
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    The cut to Bernard working in the fast food place in series one is one of the most sublime pieces of editing-related timing I’ve ever seen in a sitcom…

    in reply to: Young ones 25th year DVD box set #124437
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    It’s “House of Fun” that they play in The Young Ones, though, isn’t it?

    “N-n-n-n-n-n-no no miss, you’ve misunderstood – sixteen today, full pint, in my manhood”.

    in reply to: Young ones 25th year DVD box set #124414
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Hmmm. Are these the band performances that get cut, then? That’s a shame – there are quite a few that are more incidental (and, for want of a better word, crap), but some that are not only great, but also necessary narrative-wise as you get the boys travelling somewhere while the band’s playing – I’m thinking specifically of Madness in “Boring” and Motorhead in “Bambi”, here.

    Also, I love the story of why the bands were even in the show in the first place…

    in reply to: Young ones 25th year DVD box set #124400
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    It’s the one you’ve now replied to, on the NTS list ;-)

    in reply to: Young ones 25th year DVD box set #124394
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Also Phil, reply to my email, y’bastard.

    in reply to: Young ones 25th year DVD box set #124393
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Phil, seriously, fucking download it. The lot of it.

    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Great adverts, eh?

    This is excellent : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=t-AQGohc3zI

    Takes on a bit more resonance after events of the last weekend, mind…

    in reply to: Regarding mellowness in Series 3 #124347
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I think there might be some info in the Time Hole articles on TOS. Didn’t VIII get the highest ratings?

    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Why Phil and not anyone else?

    in reply to: Regarding mellowness in Series 3 #124336
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I know I always get shouted down when I say this, but… III is my least favourite of the first six series. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I don’t like it, simply that I don’t like it as much.

    “The Last Day” is one of my favourite eps, though.

    in reply to: Original Broadcast vs Extended #124314
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    If I were going to take anything as canon, it’d be the books.

    Which, erm, go on to contradict each other anyway. Oh well.

    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    “Actually, Ted, I forgot you had the money. I was just going to say, your flies are undone.”

    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >(searches for soundtrack CDs so far proving fruitless)

    *cough* I’ve never made one of those.

    Ever.

    in reply to: Regarding AJ’s Uniform worn in series 3,4 and 5 #124293
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >Still I believe Rob and Doug officially see the show as one continuity it is not disputed anywhere I believe.

    It’s fairly commonly debated among fans, actually. Many people take “THE SAME GENERATION… NEARLY” as justification for all the changes between series II and III, because it allows for the possibility that we’ve jumped into a parallel dimension. I’m not saying it’s necessarily right, but it’s a definite possibility. The point is, parallel timelines are firmly established throughout the series’ history, so it’s not too much of a stretch to use them as a catch-all explanation for the discrepancies.

    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    You’ll know if performingmonkey’s being serious, because he’ll be dead.

    I think it was one of these “joke” things, based on the fact that Rob’s first post-Dwarf project was a godawful sitcom set in… the dark ages. Called… The Dark Ages.

    in reply to: Regarding AJ’s Uniform worn in series 3,4 and 5 #124265
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    For changes like that, which were done for purely cosmetic reasons without the bother of actually attempting to explain them in-continuity, it’s best to go with the generic explanation : that series III onwards are set in a slightly different parallel universe.

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