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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Last post by Bolt-01 on Today at 10:42:16 am »
Personally I think they could have excised the villain entirely.

Simply have the doc inadvertantly cause an issue with the bus driver causing him to be off work before they realise who he is and the part he has to play in the drama. Rest of the episode spent trying to put it right in time.

However, I reckon Ryan has set up a villain for the future...

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Last post by Tiplodocus on Today at 10:31:00 am »
I can see the point; weedy villain was something I thought.

But I genuinely was shocked at seeing the whole segregation laid out so clearly in a prime time family show.

It reminded me of the start of "Saving Private Ryan". I guess, deep down, I'd always known what concentrated machine gun fire does to humans. But when someone lays it out explicitly in front of you, it wakes you up a little bit more. Regardless of how it comes to be, people need reminding not to let it come back.

(I don't feel examining the origins of this racism would particularly work in a family show. So what we got, for a genuine bit of history, worked for me)
Books & Comics / Re: Scream & Misty Special 2018
« Last post by CalHab on Today at 10:15:53 am »
That must be one of the longest gaps between appearances in the prog/specials. Over thirty years?
Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on Today at 09:53:06 am »

Careful now...

Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« Last post by Rackle on Today at 09:09:38 am »
Hmm.... Tricky starter move.
Not sure whether this was in the original or revised Prog Rules but here goes: Palais du Boing
Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« Last post by TordelBack on Today at 08:28:50 am »
I'll go. I've been working on Samantha's opening for a while now, and I'm in for a penny: The High Rock.
Books & Comics / Re: The Daily ZARJAZ!
« Last post by Bolt-01 on Today at 08:14:03 am »

Continuing the new strip in anticipation of the new Zarjaz & Dogbreath, join us tomorrow for part 08.
Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Last post by Adrian Bamforth on Today at 07:55:15 am »
Much as I've admired Steven Moffatt's writing, going back to Press Gang, I always suspected that most young viewers were tuning out the convoluted twisty stuff to get to the monsters, while the classic series was usually too drawn out and boring, essentially made for the fans with the meaning conveyed in overly fast monologue. RTD also set in motion the tradition of everything becoming increasingly epic and increasingly meaningless

I'm really appreciating the new (old) style to the show, made like regular drama, the subdued music, the anonymity of The Doctor and de-emphasising of the stock companion role.

What the show needs though is not necessarily many more twists (though one per show would be nice) but some sense of moral dilemma. Educational as it was, it was obvious that this week we were going to learn that racism is bad, though we missed an opportunity to explore what might create or normalise racism, perhaps with a villain who was sympathetic, who thought they were being morally kind in some way, or underwent a journey. The series villains have been unimpressive and thin gruel so far. Hopefully more ambitious writers will be work well, 'reigned in' under the new regime.

Also, I have to disagree with everyone about Bradley Walsh; he really doesn't seem to be a very good, or interesting actor to watch.
950 must have been when I returned from my Long Walk
 - because of the Dredd movie believe it or not -
and I must have liked something coz I'm still back 23 years later but I'm drokked if I can remember what it was.
Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on Today at 07:16:07 am »

Samantha has been giving lessons on Mornington Crescent recently which my next door neighbour's son, young Jimmy Bates and I have been attending. Though most of the students are doing well, me and young Jimmy just don't seem to be getting the hang of it. This frustrates Samantha, who moans at me and Master Bates constantly in front of the whole class.

So, let's have a quick game of Mornington Crescent using Prog Rules (which mean, as I'm sure you all know, that Green has to be east and diagonals only count alternately (in 1,3,5 pattern) when clockwise gambits are employed).

Who wants to go first...?

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