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Colin YNWA

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #105 on: 17 August, 2019, 07:54:48 am »
...Your defense smells of poo.

HA! BRILLIANT.

Okay now this is getting ridiculous. I promise this meant to be an arrogant self quote with me saying 'Brilliant' to my own post. I was meant to be saying BRILLIANT! to the picture from Link Prime, but it didn't copy across in the quote???

Sigh my typos now include missing out whole pictures, not just letters and words!


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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #106 on: 17 August, 2019, 10:15:49 am »
I was tempted to say Red Dwarf but couldn’t decide where the cut off point should be. If I was being really harsh I’d say after series 2. I really like those early low budget pre Kryten episodes (Thanks for the Memory is probably my favourite episode). Series 3-5 are still really good throughout, then it hit a bit of a downward slide. I’ve really enjoyed the later series on Dave though. It’s still the best TV sci fi comedy by miles (let’s forget Hyperdrive ever happened).


I remember when the titles to series three aired that it wasn't as good as the first two series - still watcheable, but everything that has come after is just not as good.  Having said that, the last series I watched was better than the ones that had immediatley preceded it.  I'd still watch every episode in a marathon (including Can't Smeg Won't Smeg).

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #107 on: 17 August, 2019, 10:16:25 am »
It’s still the best TV sci fi comedy by miles (let’s forget Hyperdrive ever happened).


p.s. hey, I liked Hyperdrive!

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #108 on: 17 August, 2019, 10:17:53 am »
I’m wondering how many revivals do work. Would Outnumbered count? Although that’s only had one new episode since they finished the fifth series. (Also, rarely, that to my mind is a show that was consistently solid throughout.)


Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?  Though I'm not sure if it counts as a revival - how long was the gap between that and The Likely Lads.

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #109 on: 17 August, 2019, 10:22:14 am »
The Bible, Genesis: a mad opening and then it just drags on and on.  Parable after parable, letter after letter - and that whole New Testament is just flogging a crucified savior.


Revelations had it's moments - it's just there's a few books in betwee that aren't much cop!

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #110 on: 17 August, 2019, 11:23:47 am »

Read enough A Song of Ice and Fire books ....


I seem to recall talk of a prize draw for anyone who could stay awake past the first book.  I've hung on to the copy I tried for the next time I get a bout of insomnia ...

[Having incited the Harry's Inquisition with my views on the works of J.K. Rowling, now to double down with the current fantasy bette-noir ...]

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #111 on: 18 August, 2019, 12:07:26 am »
Starship Troopers - The first film is one my all-time favourites and it's been dross all the way down ever since

Critters 2 - Loved the first 2 then it drops off a cliff

Halloween 3 - Halloween 2 isn't great but if it had ended with 2, we wouldn't have got 3

Once upon a time I would've said Red Dwarf should've definitely ended with series 6 but they've got better recently...

Definitely agree with Tordelback that Predator 2 is great "You can't see the eyes of the demon, until 'im come callin..". I like Robocop 2 too, neither are as good as their predecessor but great fun all the same. Fingers crossed the new Robocop is any cop (heyooo), I know Blomkamp just exited it I just don't know if that's a good thing

I would like a sequel to Serial Mom.


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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #112 on: 18 August, 2019, 08:56:31 am »
There should be a rival thread to this one: ‘It shoulda carried on with...’
...because I hate you.

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #113 on: 18 August, 2019, 09:30:57 am »
Is this thread still going?  It shoulda ended with post no. 1.

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #114 on: 18 August, 2019, 10:59:13 am »
Starship Troopers - The first film is one my all-time favourites and it's been dross all the way down ever since
Fortunately, like Donnie Darko, there is only one Starship Troopers film. It would have been horrible had they shat out a pointless low-budget sequel.

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #115 on: 18 August, 2019, 11:36:53 am »
I'm still having trouble believing there's a sequel to Donnie Darko.

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #116 on: 18 August, 2019, 11:46:44 am »
I'm still having trouble believing there's a sequel to Donnie Darko.
Well, there isn’t. There’s a director’s cut, but there most definitely totally isn’t a sequel. (Related: please do not go looking for “Donnie Darko sequel” on the internet.)

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #117 on: 18 August, 2019, 07:53:17 pm »
Critters 2 - Loved the first 2 then it drops off a cliff
Not a fan of Leonardo di Caprio then?


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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #118 on: 18 August, 2019, 07:54:11 pm »
Starship Troopers - The first film is one my all-time favourites and it's been dross all the way down ever since
Fortunately, like Donnie Darko, there is only one Starship Troopers film. It would have been horrible had they shat out a pointless low-budget sequel.


The ur-example of low-budget sequels to fondly remembered films: Never Ending Story :-)

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Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« Reply #119 on: 18 August, 2019, 08:03:50 pm »
I'm still having trouble believing there's a sequel to Donnie Darko.
Well, there isn’t. There’s a director’s cut, but there most definitely totally isn’t a sequel. (Related: please do not go looking for “Donnie Darko sequel” on the internet.)

Wow I never knew there was a sequel to Donnie Darko. How it that sneek out. I almost want to watch this out of morbid curiousity?.... Almost...