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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #1920 on: 17 August, 2018, 11:28:09 am »
Hawkie, if you haven't already you must listen to the commentary tracks, especially Season 1. They're up there with the Conan the Barbarian commentaries for sheer entertainment, and the sensation of sitting in a pub snug with the crew is palpable. You'll never look at golf courses the same way again.
Ooohh, I love me a funny commentary, will give them a listen one wet sunday morning.

Wrapped up Season 1, it's a lovely little series, well worth the investment and being shot on film has really given Network (the masters of Cult British TV on bluray, if folks haven't already invest in their Quatermass remaster, one of the very best blu-rays of the last decade) something to work with, it all looks so very vibrant and colourful, if the 2018 Robin Hood movie is half this entertaining it'll be a right romp.

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« Reply #1921 on: 17 August, 2018, 05:06:30 pm »
I wouldn't bet on that, despite the Divine Minchin* being involved. 

Didn't cop that this was a new release of RoS - hopefully they include the DVD commentaries (and extras).  The missus and I both loved that series at the time of broadcast, and we regularly re-watch it the DVDs.  It's sometimes hard to remember, aside from the 6th Doctor, The Tripods and V this was it for broadcast TV SF/fantasy in 1984.

We still play Dragon Warriors with my kids, the British RPG not-remotely-loosely inspired by it (it has an Assassin character class which is basically Nasir, right down to the white-washing and the fact that the example character in the book is called, errr, Nasir) simply because the spooky, grimy atmosphere still works so well.




*Daughter was in cut-down production of his Matilda musical last week, and despite by belted out by 50 Tallaght tweens, it was still lyrically mesmerising.  The man is a bonafide genius. But Friar Tuck...?  I dunno.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #1922 on: 18 August, 2018, 11:31:54 am »
I wouldn't bet on that, despite the Divine Minchin* being involved. 

Didn't cop that this was a new release of RoS - hopefully they include the DVD commentaries (and extras).  The missus and I both loved that series at the time of broadcast, and we regularly re-watch it the DVDs.  It's sometimes hard to remember, aside from the 6th Doctor, The Tripods and V this was it for broadcast TV SF/fantasy in 1984.
All of which I own! Don't know what that says about my antiquated tastes but my god despite slim pickings where the options available good ones. I'm trying to recall a post-apocalytpic series i think ran from the late 80's into the 90's, or maybe it was just reruns, about a holy knights order. I think Lewis Collins might have starred in it...hhmm....

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #1923 on: 18 August, 2018, 11:53:31 am »
I'm trying to recall a post-apocalytpic series i think ran from the late 80's into the 90's, or maybe it was just reruns, about a holy knights order.

Sounds like Knights of God:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_of_God

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #1924 on: 18 August, 2018, 11:59:08 am »
I'm trying to recall a post-apocalytpic series i think ran from the late 80's into the 90's, or maybe it was just reruns, about a holy knights order.

Sounds like Knights of God:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_of_God
Thats the one! Was good fun that, if I recall correctly, grim viewing for a 5 year old. And it was Gareth Thomas I was thinking of, obviously of Blakes 7 fame.

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« Reply #1925 on: 18 August, 2018, 12:50:58 pm »
Yeah, long live the Knights of God!  I know it had a conclusion, but always felt like it was only getting started, and rather hampered by its unexciting Songs-of-Praise title.  Patrick Troughton's last work too, wasn't it?  It's not available anywhere, is it?

KoG always reminded me of another post-apocalyptic quasi-Arthurian thing, a short series of kids' novels, where Winchester was (again) the capital of England, and machine guns held the balance of power.  I can see the armoured lad on the cover, but not the title!

Told the missus about the Robin of Sherwood Blu-Ray, and it's already been ordered!  A geeky wife is a joy forever.
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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #1926 on: 18 August, 2018, 01:48:28 pm »
Alas no, looking into it KoG is one of the more prominent titles tied up in the legal battle between ITV and Sky over the rights to former TVS titles. It's unlikely to see a home video release anytime soon.

And good on Mrs. Tordels! More love for RoS can only be good (and maybe get the 2006-2009 series 2 and 3 on blu-ray, pretty please BBC/Network?)....