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Books & Comics / Re: Action and the Nationwide show
« on: 07 July, 2020, 11:53:25 PM »
At the end of September, Sanders was invited to appear on the BBC’s early evening magazine programme Nationwide. Sanders believes that the presenter that night was Frank Bough, later revealed to have extremely high moral standards of his own, although this is debatable, as another presenter’s name is also mentioned. Unfortunately, according to sources at the BBC, the corporation have destroyed the archive footage, so any claims cannot be verified.

Bough went through a list of questions with Sanders prior to the live broadcast. However, as soon as the item went on air, Bough strayed from the pre-planned format and launched an attack on both Sanders and the comic. Sanders defended his position and the position of IPC as publisher, once again arguing the case with reference to other forms of violent media that were freely available to children, but as he stood up for his creation, forces within IPC acted to bring him down. Members of the editorial staff had gathered to watch the programme at King’s Reach Tower, IPC’s London office. Among them was Jack Le Grand, the man who had always wanted Action to fail.


Books & Comics / Re: Action and the Nationwide show
« on: 07 July, 2020, 11:45:48 PM »
I've already tried that, believe it or not. A few years ago I even spoke to someone at the BBC directly about that particular episode of Nationwide and was given the strong impression that even if they hadn't wiped the film inserts from the studio links and pre filmed reconstructions/ the sound from the Anne Ross sections, it would not be forthcoming.

A shame; if it does exist, and there are no legal issues, content that the public all ready paid for should be made available – but there's always a chance the Action clip survives.

Books & Comics / Re: Action and the Nationwide show
« on: 07 July, 2020, 11:04:10 PM »
I suppose we'd have to go direct to the BBC and ask if any tapes survive?

Episodes/footage of Nationwide from 1976 does exist in the BBC archive but they're not readily available for public preview online so you'd need to put in a request – which involves money just to get a preview clip with a watermark even if you don't ultimately intend to use it for broadcast (it would be illegal to upload that watermarked clip for others to see).


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Off Topic / Re: The Death of Verbal Cultural Memes
« on: 28 June, 2020, 04:05:34 PM »
An old meme for old peeps.

Help! / Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« on: 27 June, 2020, 04:51:18 PM »
or a 'modern' Dr Sin?

There's a Dr Sin story by Rob Williams & Luca Pizzari in the 2015 FCBD issue.

Film & TV / Re: Justice League 2017
« on: 24 June, 2020, 02:14:42 AM »
Amazing to think that they can make a perfect film even better.
I've seen a lot of clearly over-educated Youtubers examine the ethos of Snyder's take on Superman and why the director's objectivist philosophy creates dissonance between the creator and their work,

I made a prediction a while back that the attentive fandom would eventually close the circle and sublimate das überdirector to the typical Randian protagonist: persecuted iconoclast, his creations under-appreciated and subverted by the establishment. Recently the YouTube Academy of Higher Learning confirmed that prediction.

Apart form the likely ideological objection to the 'honours system', I think either man would laugh at something called Order of the British Empire.

General / Re: Barney
« on: 11 June, 2020, 09:43:59 AM »
It should be nationalised.

Film & TV / Re: Bill and Ted Face the Music
« on: 09 June, 2020, 05:28:27 PM »
Doesn't look any worse the previous 2.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 June, 2020, 09:38:31 AM »
Am I misremembering,  or was this addressed in the original Thomas/Chaykin comic adaptation (which was everyone's main source of SW rewatches in the pre-video era)? The line I half-recall is "Few space-princesses are tall enough, Chewie will have to pin his medal on himself". I know he gets one in the ADF pre-novelisation. So for more than 40 years he always got one in my head!

Oddly enough, until Dark Horse reprinted it, the 3 page short epilogue was a Marvel UK exclusive to pad out the weekly.

That Marvel UK content got collected a few years ago in a massive 800 page book.


Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 08 June, 2020, 02:29:21 AM »
Find me a statue of the Famine Queen on public display in the Republic. We actually transported ours to Australia.  We don't miss them, and we don't forget her either.

The hubby's still outside Leinster House hiding in a bush, we should probably fix that.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 24 May, 2020, 12:34:35 PM »

Both Noam and Nim feature in the film of Manufacturing Consent.


Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 16 May, 2020, 05:24:41 PM »

It's obvious that IX was supposed to foreground Leia (and Joe's excerpts above support that) , which would have created a more convincing structure. What they managed to pull off in that respect underctrahic cirvumstances was astounding, and buys all concerned a lot of leeway from me.

What I find funny is the last week or so fans were (deservedly) gushing over Filoni's fitting end to The Clone Wars and the recent interview where he waxes lyrical about The Phantom Menace to a bunch of SW directors, but not a peep about these quotes from the art-book that's been out several months with bits and pieces of it copy/pasted into numerous articles – quotes that would 'hang' JJA, Johnson and Kennedy etc.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 16 May, 2020, 04:26:37 PM »
Nice stuff,  Joe. Where's the Kylo's Bedchamber 03 bit from?

Both are from this (the artbooks are great).

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