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    First thing I should mention is that I was really looking forward to seeing Doctor Who this weekend. You know I’ve got series one on DVD, and it’s not easy for me now to wait for the German episodes on Sundays. Watching “The Long Game” again this morning for breakfast entertainment together with Vin (he’d missed it two weeks ago) didn’t help.

    Second thing I noticed this morning was this. You know, when you’re drunk, sometimes you get caught in a wave of affection for a friend (or a stranger)? Feeling all warm and fuzzy and kind of bubbly inside? Well, that’s what the title music does to me now. I think I’ve grown really attached to the programme now, and that includes The Doctor himself (Ecclestone, of course, being the only Doctor I know) and Rose.

    Episode 1×09 – The Empty Child

    Third thing I noticed about the “Moffat episodes”: moffats are not furry aliens in flying saucers. A moffat is, indeed, a very good writer.

    You guys had made my mouth water and… whoa. I am so impressed. I love, love, love it.

    Things that randomly crossed my mind:
    – Of course, one of the most popular episodes ever had to be a World War II story. That is… very British.
    – Loved the entire dialogue all over the episode.
    – Haha, Rose is very funny when she’s flirting with Maverick aka Jack.
    – I thought London during the Blitz looked very good, special effects-wise. And to think they didn’t want to afford puffy aspiration clouds for The Long Game.
    – Again: zombies! This time of the creepy kind. Creepy child-zombies.
    – Totally, totally creepy.
    – Time agents? There are other people time-travelling the universe? They’ve got gadgets! They’ve got really good gadgets, too! What exactly is the difference then between time agents and time lords? I am intrigued. I think this will be cleared up for me later, and I find it nice that there’s still things left for me to discover.
    – An overall brilliant experience. But it ended too soon! It had only just begun! A) I wasn’t prepared for a two-parter at all. And B) they cut several scenes out for German afternoon telly as well. Scenes cut in the German version include: Doctor talking to the empty child and Doc Constantine transforming into gas-mask zombie.
    – And my, what a cliffhanger!

    So! Two seconds or so after the end of the episode I caved in and watched it again in English; loved it even more the second time around. And I could watch the second part right away. Well, I had planned to watch only one episode each Sunday, so they would last longer, but I can’t watch next week anyway, what with me being on vacation the Sunday.

    Episode 1×10 – The Doctor Dances

    More random things:
    – Banana. Brilliant.
    – What does the WWII scenario OR zombiefication have to do with the Doctor dancing?
    – The kid creeps the hell out of me.
    – Om-Com.
    – General brilliancy.
    – The happy ending? I thought dropping a bomb on that site would have been a good end to the episode, too. It was odd to see the Doctor so… exuberant. So, it looked like everone was doomed, but everyone’s safe.
    – Next: it looked like Jack was doomed, but Jack’s safe. Boo.
    – Will Jack be around, or will he be dropped faster than Adam?
    – Vin is out – so I’ll get to see both episodes again, soon!

    It’s hard to say which of the two episodes I prefer. They’re more like a feature film, together. They were both brilliat and very homogenic. The first one had Rose flirting, which I enjoyed, and the second one had resolutions and action, which I also enjoyed. Hm. And the additional chill-down-your-spine factor (Om-Com).

    My transformation into a… is there a term for “Doctor Who fan”? Anyway, it is now complete, I think.

    in reply to: Superglued my fingers together… #122898
    TheLeen
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    Love it!

    in reply to: G&T needs a new poll #122779
    TheLeen
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    I don’t know, maybe something about Suckerpunch?

    TheLeen
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    O_o

    TheLeen
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    I am very glad to announce that I have *no* idea what a moffat is.

    But I’m really looking forward to one day seeing one of those metal dudes with a cookingpot head. *g* But I know that’s not moffats.

    in reply to: So why WAS he allowed to mend the drive-plate? #122678
    TheLeen
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    > TODHUNTER: There are 169 people on this ship.

    I’d assumed that the fact that a minig ship was also carrying (and using) prisoners (read: slavery) was a secret and Todhunter wouldn’t have revealed it to Lister.

    The prisoners were shown only when Lister & the others were… sent to prison.

    And the Justice computer knew because, uh, it had interchanged data with the Red Dwarf, and/or Holly, and of course Rimmer’s brain. Of coruse by that point, they all could have known anyway how many people had been on board the ship because they had years and years of time to go hiking in all areas of the Red Dwarf.

    in reply to: So why WAS he allowed to mend the drive-plate? #122664
    TheLeen
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    But the conversation between them SHOWN in red dwarf took place onboard the ship.

    TheLeen
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    By the way, my personal current ranking list so far:

    (“excellent”)

    1 Dalek
    2 Father’s Day

    (“quite enjoyable”)

    3 The Long Game
    4 The Unquiet Dead
    5 The End of the World

    (anything from “hmm yeah” to “dispensable”)

    6 Rose
    7 Aliens of London
    8 World War Three

    in reply to: So why WAS he allowed to mend the drive-plate? #122660
    TheLeen
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    Has anyone actually counted the words between Lister & Kochanski I / Lister & Kochanski II? They’re probably more than 173 already in the discussion about Frankenstein. Sadly.

    Or maybe Holly lied just lied. ;)

    TheLeen
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    That’s what I thought last night.

    Funny though, I still thought the episode was fantastic when I didn’t know any of those shots.

    Part of me wants to watch the episodes in English because, well, they’re shinier and uncut. But the other part of me finds watching the German version just a bit more fascinating. Maybe I can keep this up, watch the German ep. and the original back to back on Sundays. Hmm.

    in reply to: So why WAS he allowed to mend the drive-plate? #122651
    TheLeen
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    I just always thought someone along the hierarchy made a mistake and had Rimmer do the mending job. So, someone cocked up. But Rimmer was only half responsible. Or something.

    TheLeen
    Participant

    Looked the episode again last night when Vin came home just before midnight, this time on DVD (in English, yay!)

    Was shocking to see how much had been cut for German afternoon telly. Just like in the other episodes: you never see anyone die, just realise that suddenly everyone’s dead. The only “reaping” shown in the German version was when the Doctor himself was eaten. But in addition to that, the street stills (empty playground, a child’s shoe, etc.) were cut as well.

    TheLeen
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    You’re right, I just couldn’t believe how tiny and wooden and blue and lifeless it was on the inside. My brain somehow refused to grasp it for a second.

    TheLeen
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    Episode 1×08 – Father’s Day

    Seb said I was in for a treat this week, and my, treated I do feel.

    What I loved:
    – It was great.
    – I felt great watching it. Even when I cried in the end. Which I… did.
    – I loved the soundtrack. I don’t usually pay attention to the soundtrack of tv programmes. I usually say: music? there was music? When I don’t really notice the music, the soundtrack blended in nicely with the story, and that means it was good and I’m content. But this time I just loved it, and next time I watch the episode, I’ll pay even more attention to it.
    – Loved it when the Doctor tried to enter the Tardis and it was just a phone booth.
    – And then there were details, you know, just little details. When the time thingies appeared to eat everyone, I first thought it was the grim reaper. I wonder whether their tails were designed that way, intentionally?
    – And the picture inside the church towards the end, with a close-up of Rose’s profile to the left of the screen, looked so pretty.

    What I didn’t love:
    – Can’t think of anything. Oh hm, yes, the sonic screwdriver. It wasn’t used much in this episode (which I suppose is good) but when it was… the doctor said he needed electricity – and used an old-fashioned battery. So the sonic screwdriver doesn’t run on electrical power? But he had to charge the battery… with the sonic screwdriver. What?

    However, this thing didn’t succeed at all in spoiling the episode for me, not one bit.

    I can’t really tell how and why, but the episode was just great as it was! It was just… right. Loved it. Loved it as much as Dalek, and both episodes were very emotional. Although Dalek was from the Doctor’s point of view, and Father’s Day from Rose’s, and of course, being a girl, and not a timelord, and most important maybe, having no father, it was even easier for me this time to immerse.

    in reply to: Make it so?….er sorry i can’t… #122562
    TheLeen
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    Hahaha!

    TheLeen
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    Also, Tamsin Greig. Couldn’t remember yesterday where I knew her from.

    TheLeen
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    :))

    TheLeen
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    Episode 1×07 – The Long Game

    Sooooo! Doctor Who is back on German telly for now. One episode each Sunday. I just saw “The Long Game”. I’m not 100% certain, but didn’t someone say this episode stinks? Well, I rather enjoyed it.

    The good:
    – Hehe, promotion to execution. Splendid.
    – Simon Pegg! (Although I think only around 5% of the German viewers would have noticed)
    – Frost setting up there, hm yes, I liked that.
    – The Doctor had a lot of good lines (as far as I could tell from the German script)
    – All in all, the setting was almost classic science fiction… technology versus human mind, surveillance dystopia, zombiefication of enemies of the state and so on.

    The bad:
    – It looked really very frosty up on the 500th floor but you couldn’t see them breathe. Hmmm?
    – Year 200.000 business fashion looked VERY FAMILIAR.
    – And even if that girl was a rebel – why on earth did she take an old-fashioned torch… and also… why did she light it? It was rather bright up there…

    All in all… I liked it better than the aliens in London episodes.

    in reply to: PLEASE HELP I DO NOT SPEAK DVD-ESE #122303
    TheLeen
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    Google image search says dvd digipack, dvd plastic case

    TheLeen
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    I prefer nipples by a long way.

    TheLeen
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    Erhm, I haven’t gotten around to it yet. At all. Oops :(

    In unrelated news, Pro7 is going to broadcast Who episodes 7+ on Sunday afternoons from April 13th! So that (at the latest) is when I start watching it again. Might jsut as well continue with the dubbed (and edited) episodes now, who knows, maybe there is one or the other curious translation or fuck-up in there I would otherwise miss.

    in reply to: The Red Dwarf Text Adventure Game: Anyone here have it? #122044
    TheLeen
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    Haha :D

    in reply to: Let John begin masturbating… #122038
    TheLeen
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    Site says

    “Endlich melden wir uns wieder mit Neuigkeiten zur?ck und diesmal mit dem neuen Cover zum 2. Futurama-Film “The Beast With A Billion Backs”:

    Zur Erinnerung: Der Film soll am 24. Juni in den USA erscheinen. Es gibt allerdings Ger?chte, die besagen, dass der Film hierzulande sogar am 06. Juni erscheinen wird (wir berichteten). Allerdings hat FOX noch nichts offizielles dazu gesagt, bleibt also abzuwarten.”

    ~

    “Finally we have some news, this time the cover of the second Futurame film, ‘The Beast With A Billion Backs’.

    Remember: The movie’s due in the US on June 24th. There’s rumours saying that here (Germany…) it’s going to be released on June 6th already. However, no official word from FOX yet, so we have to wait and see.”

    ~

    Awesome cover. Nice nice nice.

    in reply to: Man flu makes you realise … ! #121799
    TheLeen
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    Yeah I looked it up today. Apparently the German “complete” (not really complete but almost) box was 99 euros two years ago, and now it’s only 35.

    But there’s no English sound on there (let alone details) and the last 13 episodes are missing for no apparent reason…

    in reply to: Man flu makes you realise … ! #121780
    TheLeen
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    Ohhhhh yeah… Duckula… what, it’s out on DVD?

    in reply to: Smeg and the Heads #121648
    TheLeen
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    O_O

    in reply to: Hyperdrive #121562
    TheLeen
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    > Red Dwarf, on the other hand, gives you everything you need in the pilot. Lister and Rimmer and firmly defined by their opening scene. Cat?s introduction sums him up nicely. Holly?s dialogue following Lister?s release from stasis puts him across well. Hyperdrive didn?t even bother with anything like this.

    *I* think that The End is brilliant and that it does introduce the characters very nicely.

    It’s ironic though, most of the Red Dwarf fans (*is looking at YOU and YOU and also YOU*) seem to think that The End is a bad first episode to watch when starting with Red Dwarf, and that it was for the best that it, along with the rest of series one, wasn’t broadcast for years after its initial release. So not introducing the Hyperdrive characters kind of can’t be that much of a flaw… (and also, a good character introduction in the pilot certainly wouldn’t have helped Phil who was looking at random bits)

    in reply to: ‘Allo ‘Allo to be shown in Germany #121537
    TheLeen
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    Amazon.de only lists the UK imports?

    Also, yeah, at least British accents would be lost in a German dubbing – we can’t just replace them with random German local accents (?). A French accent would work though.

    in reply to: The Empire of Brittas #121534
    TheLeen
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    Do!

    in reply to: 10 little questions… #121528
    TheLeen
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    And forgot to put himself on the list?

    in reply to: ‘Allo ‘Allo to be shown in Germany #121484
    TheLeen
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    Dubbed version, they say.

    It’s a lot more common than the re-creation thing.

    in reply to: ‘Allo ‘Allo to be shown in Germany #121479
    TheLeen
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    In Germany, ‘Allo ‘Allo isn’t known for being… being.

    ;)

    in reply to: ‘Allo ‘Allo to be shown in Germany #121473
    TheLeen
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    You haven’t read the first sentence of my post, have you?

    in reply to: Three Words #121469
    TheLeen
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    Dubbing kills comedy

    in reply to: ‘Allo ‘Allo to be shown in Germany #121468
    TheLeen
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    Hm, another show that I’ve never seen. I’ll certainly watch the first episode in English AND German, if they really boradcast the dubbed version on telly here in the end. The dubbing might just totally kill any humour, too. I think it’s easier to translate and dub American humour than British. Maybe because we have a lot more experience with American tv series and films. Or maybe due to the nature of the humour. You can’t preserve anything accent-based, and other aspects of British humour seem… almost too subtle to carry over. Also, cynical comments are just funnier in English than German. Oh God, Blackadder in German was *so bad*.

    Of course, just because Pro7Sat1 bought all eight series doesn’t mean they’re actually going to broadcast any (or all) of it – see Doctor Who or the *cough* iTeam/IT Crow. In general, many people think that Pro7 is (or used to be?) a great tv channel for teh movies, but is general shit with series (… and promoting, err, NOT promoting them) and Sat1 is even worse in that aspect.

    But we will see! Thanks for letting me know, I’ll keep an eye on the tv schedule :)

    in reply to: The Empire of Brittas #121467
    TheLeen
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    The humour in Brittas makes me cringe, too, but in a good way!

    I’ve got the DVDs at home, but never watched beyond series 4. I will though. It comforts me that they’re waiting for me.

    Of course I got them for Chris Barrie only, but really, when I got to the second episode and Mr Brittas did a salute on the cellar steps, I knew I was going to love the show.

    in reply to: So this potentially “Big News”… #121416
    TheLeen
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    20…

    in reply to: 10 little questions… #121413
    TheLeen
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    > I just always assumed the nanobots consciously decided not to duplicate Lister and Kochanski because they were already there.

    Well, they knew for a fact Holly was already there and yet…

    Oh sod it, most of “the rest of Dwarf” is one big blur to me. Meski forgetski.

    in reply to: So this potentially “Big News”… #121412
    TheLeen
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    TOS forum software upgrade?

    in reply to: Zavvi #121411
    TheLeen
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    I appreciate.

    in reply to: 10 little questions… #121355
    TheLeen
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    Yeah but that was this universe’s Rimmer and not the nanobotical Rimmer, so there’d still be only two in this instance of universe.

    Also, exploding Rimmer could die because he was alive because they’d changed the past and he’d somehow survived the radiation leak, so he didn’t actually even die twice but only died later and differently.

    in reply to: 10 little questions… #121350
    TheLeen
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    > Plus, hey, a personnel list isn?t on the ship blueprints, and crews would rotate constantly; who says which members of Red Dwarf were part of the very first line-up. The ship?s been running for years before The End, it?s already dilapidated and used. Is Caroline Carmen also on board? McIntyre, alive and well? Or is he a hologram?

    Caroline and George, heck, why not alive and well? Everyone else is. Did Holly specifically name each crew member to be ressurrected by the nanobots? Did he order the nanobots to resurrect the prisoners? What reason would he have had to do so? So the nanobots could well have decided some things on their own… or just resurrected everyone they knew of.

    > Aside from anything else, there patently aren?t rebuilt versions of Lister and Kochanski on board – the crew would have mentioned that two crew member?s dopplegangers are being incarcerated after blowing up a Starbug. Petersen, Chen, Selby, Hollister, Rimmer – they?re all aware of the incident. Wouldn?t one of them have mentioned ?Hey, how can you be getting locked up when you?re also at work?? Lister goes back to his shared bunkroom – wouldn?t he have bumped into himself?

    I think nano-Lister and nano-Kochanski ran off together into the wild, maybe on the planet where the Hollywatch was found ;)

    in reply to: I had a dream… #121331
    TheLeen
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    Your dream was really about the new Indiana Jones film. Now, go on, start over.

    in reply to: 10 little questions… #121323
    TheLeen
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    Ohhhh, yeah…

    in reply to: 10 little questions… #121320
    TheLeen
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    PS: Living Rimmer vs. Hologram: I think it would be fun if it was living Rimmer but if he died again. he’d be Holorimmer II in this universe. Haha.

    in reply to: 10 little questions… #121318
    TheLeen
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    > > > But I think a nanobotically remade original Kochanski & Lister are somewhere out there still, too.

    > I never understood this logic – and it comes up a lot. Why would the ?bots, as commanded by Holly, rebuild Lister and Kochanski when they?re already knocking around? For that matter, why not a second Cat?

    The Red Dwarf was re-built according to its original plans (see shape, Holly’s head, etc.) One complete, whole, originaller-than-original (missing asteroid in ship etc) Red Dwarf would have contained an original, THIS universe, Kochanski.

    Cat clearly was not part of the original plans, or original crew (and neither was Kryten). He wasn’t even around pre-leak. *If* any cat would’ve been resurrected, it would’ve been Frankenstein…

    As far as I’m concerned, this is the logic of the nanobots.

    > One thing I?d have done with VIII is rebuild one or more members of the cat race, who?s leftovers must also be available somewhere, for a one-episode story mid-season. Though as I ALSO always figured the crew?s memories came from the hologram memory database, they?d not really be eligible for that?

    See above :(

    in reply to: My artwork #121291
    TheLeen
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    Love them!

    In particular, I like Lister’s “CURRY”-themed handbag and Holly’s lazy eye.

    in reply to: 10 little questions… #121290
    TheLeen
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    1. The Story. A re-imagining from the start or continuing, with Series 9?
    Continue

    2. The Cast. Originals or replacements?
    Originals

    3. The Setting. Starbug or Red Dwarf?
    Red Dwarf

    4. The Ship. Old Red Dwarf or the new version?
    Uh… Fine with either.

    5. The Crew. Did the 1000+ crew survive or have they gone/were never there?
    They were remade! I think it’s brilliant though, I throroughly enjoyed them in the early series’ backflashes and always wanted more of them.

    6. The Smeghead. A living Rimmer or a Hologram?
    Grown quite attached to the hologram but can live with living Rimmer also.

    7. The Foami? The Girl. Is Kochansky still with them or returned to her dimension?
    Returned to her dimension. But I think a nanobotically remade original Kochanski & Lister are somewhere out there still, too.

    8. The Computer. Hattie or Norman as Holly?
    A schizophrenic Holly who switches faces and personality between Hattie, Norm, Conehead, Queeg and probably others. Heyyyyyy guest appearances for everyone!

    9. The Series. Story arc or mainly stand-alone episodes?
    Stand-alone with the odd story arc (over a few episodes) thrown in

    10. The End. Finish the story for good or leave it open.
    If it must be finished, by God, finish it, but finish it good.

    in reply to: Three Words #121226
    TheLeen
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    Who farted, Sir!

    in reply to: Three Words #121186
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Leave me alone.

    in reply to: Three Words #121184
    TheLeen
    Participant

    I prefer precision.

    But oh well.

    I’ll sulk now.

    :p

    in reply to: Three Words #121182
    TheLeen
    Participant

    What you say!

    in reply to: Gary Gygax has died. #121181
    TheLeen
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    8O

    in reply to: Three Words #121179
    TheLeen
    Participant

    This is cheating!

    in reply to: Three Words #121175
    TheLeen
    Participant

    “we’re” is not!

    Neither is “it’s”.

    I cheated twice ^

    in reply to: Three Words #121167
    TheLeen
    Participant

    I meant Seb. ^

    in reply to: Three Words #121166
    TheLeen
    Participant

    That was four!

    in reply to: Gary Gygax has died. #121156
    TheLeen
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    Oh no :(

    in reply to: What do you prefer to Red Dwarf? #121152
    TheLeen
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    I could list a handful of other shows I like. It happens that sometime, when I watch something, I think “Man, this has got to be my favourite show ever!” so that right then it would mean, moreso than Red Dwarf.

    But the simple facts are that DJ is the only comedy convention I’ve ever been to (and would got to again) and no other show I’ve bought, or watched, or read, the amount of background information, secondary stuff and so on of.

    I think documentary-obsession-wise, the only thing that comes close for me is the Lord of the Rings movies (ehehe). I think collecting-wise, nothing comes close at all.

    So Dwarf is probably my favourite comedy after all.

    in reply to: Ficlets – Not knobbly snacks coated in Marmite #120781
    TheLeen
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    I suck at writing and therefore hate it.

    Ficlets is awesome anyway, yay small reads for short breaks at work.

    in reply to: Some instructional diagrams #120780
    TheLeen
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    Wow… lovely diagrams!

    in reply to: Better than Life by 2033? #120702
    TheLeen
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    Bloody hope so, I’ve been waiting all my life

    in reply to: Video Game Music #120680
    TheLeen
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    Showoff :p

    in reply to: Video Game Music #120676
    TheLeen
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    I would draw a heart if the cms would let me.

    in reply to: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #120675
    TheLeen
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    In the trailer, I didn’t like the first half. Backflashes are so… fan-trailer like. Cheap.

    But, oh, Dr. Jones, put on that hat. The silhouette of you. The sound of the whip. Rawr.

    That’s all I care about.

    in reply to: Least favourite Red Dwarf episode? #120674
    TheLeen
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    1. Duct Soup
    2. Duct Soup
    3. Duct Soup
    4. Duct Soup
    5. Duct Soup

    in reply to: Anniversary… serious now. #120550
    TheLeen
    Participant

    O_O

    in reply to: Anniversary… serious now. #120527
    TheLeen
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    > Well, in keeping with the spirit of things we should have beer cake-
    > http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Beer-Cake-I/Detail.aspx
    > With tandoori icing.

    I used the recipe you suggested, and it’s true, the beer seems to have made the cake wonderfully spongy and moist. Instead of tandoori icing I used normal sugar icing ;) but I added curry powder and apricot jelly to the dough. So it is, essentially, a curry & lager cake. (And it still tastes of cake!)

    Here’s a picture from before we ate it:

    Happy birthday, Red Dwarf.

    TheLeen
    Participant

    > But the TARDIS box is a mistake.

    On first sight, yes

    > The glue dries up, bits fall off and the magnets don?t hold the door on because the cardboard starts to warp (appropriately enough).

    I was made aware of that by the seller, but he says he’s fixed it himself with glue and whatnot. He’s drwho.de’s site admin and has several thousand postings in that forum so I believe him. I hope he

    > And – also appropriately – it?s a space-hog.

    Yeah, I would have preferred the slim version for that particular reason, but no one’s been offering me that today for 25 euros including postage (18 quid or something). Also, I’m greedy and I want it, like, right now.

    TheLeen
    Participant

    Sod it, I just ordered the first series, TARDIS box too. Can’t wait!

    in reply to: Worst line from Red Dwarf #120381
    TheLeen
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    That’s what I tought; anyway, it’s not a good sign that I had to think about it. You shouldn’t have to think about what a joke might or might mean.

    in reply to: Worst line from Red Dwarf #120362
    TheLeen
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    > I now have a mental image of Doug going ?If you don?t like it, Andrew, write your own bloody sci-fi sitcom!?

    Yes please. Andrew, listen to Doug.

    in reply to: Worst line from Red Dwarf #120327
    TheLeen
    Participant

    > I?m not sure what you?re getting at with Linehan here; maybe there?s some obvious stereotyping in The IT Crowd that I?m not aware of

    Well, there is that one episode named “Aunt Irma visits”… (series one)

    > not watched owt beyond a couple of series one eps

    Boo.

    in reply to: BAFTA #120320
    TheLeen
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    > Do you mean on-screen or off-screen? Because ?jerk? suggests this is about ?the guy? rather than ?the work?. (In the same way that Sean Connery?s a jerk, but he?s also an Oscar winning legend.)

    Yes, I mean from interviews. Maybe it’s only the impression *I* got, but to me he comes across as an arrogant, full of himself prick. Certainly not likable.

    His on-screen performance… well, most things with him I haven’t seen, but what I have (including Transformers) just didn’t impress me. So, in the context of “the big screen”, not good, not bad, mediocre. :\

    in reply to: BAFTA #120310
    TheLeen
    Participant

    > The Shia backlash totally baffles me. He?s a likable,

    Well, that’s your opinion – I think he’s a jerk.

    > talented performer,

    I’m not convinced.

    > he?s got really decent comic timing,

    Never thought about it, I’ll have to see about that some time.

    Up to now, I think as an actor he’s… mediocre, but I’d already decided to wait for Indy 4 before final judgement.

    in reply to: Look Who’s back (No spoilage? Pretty please with sugar on?) #120308
    TheLeen
    Participant

    You people are very welcome to send me all your favourite DVDs. Haha :D

    I’ll continue watching Who, of course, I just don’t know how soon. The DVDs are expensive and I’m not quite enough of a fan for that just yet.

    in reply to: BAFTA #120303
    TheLeen
    Participant

    > Shia LaBeouf

    This was voted by the public, and all I can say is… ARRRRRRRRRRRGH

    in reply to: Look Who’s back (No spoilage? Pretty please with sugar on?) #120302
    TheLeen
    Participant

    > I don?t think I?ve ever met a woman who HASN?T espoused some version of this opinion!

    I think it’s the bunny ears. Lamp things.

    in reply to: Look Who’s back (No spoilage? Pretty please with sugar on?) #120268
    TheLeen
    Participant

    The password in the German Doctor Who? Buffalo (two f, one l).

    So I assumed that it was Buffalo, the location, and not buffalo, the animal (German: B?ffel). I suppose it doesn’t matter much if it’s the location or the animal if it’s just a password, and I appreciate it when they leave things like this mostly original.

    TheLeen
    Participant

    Episode 1×05 – World War Three (or… not)

    The good:
    – funny aliens (yes, I like family Slitheen)

    The bad:
    – too much time spent running through corridors, it was like watching Star Trek ;)
    – maaaaajor plotholes…
    – Buffalo??!!

    The general:
    – Good to know that you can do *anything* on the internet, including firing missiles !
    – Good to know that aliens do explode when in contact with someting that’s toxic for them.

    The episode was okay, a bit better (I thought) than the first part of the two, and with a lot of action.

    Episode 1×06 – Dalek

    The good:
    – OMG A DALEK. (Actually, kind of cute, in an R2D2 way)
    – The best episode so far – if only all episodes were like that
    – Good setting, what with the museum and all that.
    – Much emotion in The Doctor! Great!
    – Good special effects
    – The time war and all that, I really want to see that phenomenal battle now, maybe in a later episode, eh? Or in the old ones.
    – Same for the metal dude’s head. He looked cute too.
    – Heh, the first corridor scene was much like the one in Brazil.
    – Heh, the next scene started much like The IT Crowd.
    – General excitement here.

    The bad:
    – Okay, the virgin maiden’s innocent touch tames the beast, that isn’t exactly original.
    – And many many many cuts again, because basically, you see no one die, but in the end everyone’s dead.

    The general:
    – And there was Vin saying, “can they climb stairs? It doesn’t look like it can climb stairs” …

    I love it! I can’t believe this is the last episode EVER (here, right now)… because now for the first time, I want more, and not just because this is Doctor Who but because I really enjoyed those 45 (or so) minutes.

    in reply to: Real Life Dwarfisms #120249
    TheLeen
    Participant

    I just made a beer & curry cake.

    in reply to: Real Life Dwarfisms #120242
    TheLeen
    Participant

    I eat them almost every sunday morning :D

    TheLeen
    Participant

    What the eye does not see, the heart does not grieve over. ;p

    TheLeen
    Participant

    I say!

    TheLeen
    Participant

    Summary of the situation in Germany:

    – Pro7 bought Who but kept postponing its release because “Germany was not ready yet”,
    – Pro7 published Who without much of a warning, and basically without any promotion
    – on a kid’s programmes/American sitcoms slot, before 7 pm
    – and therefore, heavily cut
    – and then after 2 weeks of seeing this not work, decided to cancel the show again

    Well, there’s a petition out now, if you look very closely you can spot my name on the list too. If you’re a boy/girl scout and haven’t performed today’s good deed yet, sign it or something.

    http://www.petitiononline.com/dw2008/petition.html

    Ta.

    in reply to: The Office #120143
    TheLeen
    Participant

    They’re making a version in Chile now as well.

    I got it wrong the first time.

    in reply to: The Office #120160
    TheLeen
    Participant

    You’re a diagrammist?

    in reply to: The Office #120146
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Diagrams are fun. I love them. I love diagrams. Mmmmh, diagrams.

    in reply to: J.J’s Trek Trailer #120148
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Bah, I don’t know why even Nimoy is in this. And I’m bloody glad Shatner isn’t…

    As for the NEXT next Generation, wasn’t that Deep Space Nine or something?

    in reply to: “I felt like a piece of shit.” – Robert Llewellyn #120139
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Well, it is several years old.

    in reply to: J.J’s Trek Trailer #120136
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Don’t stop the madness!

    in reply to: “I felt like a piece of shit.” – Robert Llewellyn #120130
    TheLeen
    Participant

    I didn’t find it that bad, actually. And I am overweight, myself. *shrugs*

    in reply to: The Office #120112
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Hm.

    I never quite got into the format myself, so maybe I’m not qualified to judge.

    But I know many people who thoroughly enjoy it, and I intend to watch all the episodes in one go at some point and maybe get to love it like they do.

    All I know from zapping in and out of random episodes is, while Brent (was that his name?) is an incompetent git, Stromberg is an incompetent git and quite the sadistic arsehole. Really, he’s just mean. The actor does a very good job of portraying the character.

    TheLeen
    Participant

    :\

    Same happened to tv shows in Germany before, in many cases the very same tv channel was involved. Recent examples off the top of my head, Life on Mars (cancelled), Battlestar Galactica (cancelled), and also Alias back then and even Ally McBeal (both of which were moved to other slots or other channels even and then became f*ing HUGE).

    It happens all the time, but instead of learning from it, they chuck out a shortened Who in a kiddie slot after no more than 7 days (!) of promotion (if you can call it that – they did show their trailer (which incidentially also contained a scene later cut from ep 3/4) but that was all. And all that after Who was slowly rotting away in some archive because (to quote the tv channel) “Germany was not ready yet for Doctor Who”. Uh, what?

    Boo. Really, I mean it.

    TheLeen
    Participant

    Like many others I, while not being exactly enthusiastic, do think Who could have done well, if for

    a) a slot past 7 pm and therefore without that nuisance of too many cuts and

    b) the slightest, tiniest bit of promotion.

    Doctor Who might move to German SciFi-Channel (which I don’t receive) and be broadcast there, uncut.

    TheLeen
    Participant

    Due to poor viewer ratings, Pro7 will cancel Doctor Who after next Saturday’s episodes 1×05 and 1×06.

    Is that good or bad news? It might just turn out to be good news after all – Pro7 said that they were looking for a new slot for Doctor Who, i.e. not Saturday afternoon. A later slot would mean that the episodes wouldn’t need so much cutting. Gotta hope they find an alternative time & place for the Doctor soon!

    in reply to: J.J’s Trek Trailer #120086
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Well, Voyager started out wiht a bunch of adventurers on board, but the whole Marquis storyline was quickly ditched when everyone became nie and sober and very starfleet. ;)

    in reply to: J.J’s Trek Trailer #120080
    TheLeen
    Participant

    But I need my Star Trek!

    Deep inside, I’m still sad that TNG ever stopped.

    in reply to: Anniversary… serious now. #120079
    TheLeen
    Participant

    > Speaking of cake?I can?t remember if I posted this before but this was my cake at my 18th:
    http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/281/dscf1263tr4.jpg

    Yeah you have – found it last night through google ;)

    in reply to: Anniversary… serious now. #120078
    TheLeen
    Participant

    EXACTLY.

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