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Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 22 January, 2022, 04:56:01 PM »

Hear, hear.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 21 January, 2022, 08:21:52 PM »

I have never really been into music of any kind, but even I had a copy of Bat out of Hell. My old mate Bill used to blast it out of his narrowboat while chugging along the canal at 4mph.


Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 21 January, 2022, 08:18:18 PM »

Space maths.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 21 January, 2022, 08:16:09 PM »

To me it was always about the Mach scale, Mach 1 being "hyper"sonic - although technically hypersonic relates to speeds above Mach 5 (I didn't know this when I was 11 years old, though, but the idea kinda' stuck).

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 20 January, 2022, 12:01:28 PM »

"Skeletons" imply wrongdoings, improprieties, illegalities - which in turn suggests that such malfeasances are being deliberately withheld from the electorate in order to make unsuitable persons appear fit for government in the first place.

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 19 January, 2022, 09:09:21 PM »


Oops - now I get it. I suppose he was so out of it when he escaped that he forgot about that.

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 19 January, 2022, 04:38:46 PM »

It's not the years, it's the mileage.

Off Topic / Re: The Dream Warriors
« on: 19 January, 2022, 02:44:54 PM »

Seems I do all my best work while I'm asleep. :-/

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 19 January, 2022, 07:16:36 AM »

I kinda' liked the Vespas, they made me smile. If there can be hovering trains and rocket backpacks, why not these too? The chase was a little tame, though.

Overall, I'm enjoying the series so far, though, and think (as others have noted) that old Boba is a more interesting character here than he is in the films, where his character is little more than a cypher. He's seen the Empire fall at the hands of the more reasonable, but no less kick-ass, rebels - so maybe he's taking a leaf out of their book as well as slowing down a bit due to experience, age, and physical deterioration. I wouldn't be surprised if he teams up with the Mandalorian, or a Jedi, at some stage - after all, even Vader came back over to the light side in the end.

*Edit* Bullitt wasn't a very good film - except for that car chase.

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 18 January, 2022, 08:09:11 PM »

And listen to that Mustang growl!

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 18 January, 2022, 08:01:39 PM »

And, lest we forget, the granddaddy of 'em all - Bullitt.

Off Topic / Re: The Dream Warriors
« on: 17 January, 2022, 07:45:51 AM »

I was sat in the Sharkshed watching Dr Who (in my dream) and suddenly the TARDIS materialised around me. It was a version of the TARDIS I've never seen before, all shiny dark and cool, and the Doctor was all the Doctors at once (in the cool way that dream people can seem to be more than one person at a time) and had two companions; a tall, handsome black guy and a pretty middle-aged woman, neither of whom I recognised. The Doctor, who spoke with Tom Baker's voice, was struggling to control the TARDIS, which was all explodey and in obvious distress. "Well, we're in trouble now," the Doctor said.

Me and the two companions fell through the floor into lower decks and found ourselves in a corridor, which was also suffering from explosions. A dalek came around a corner, screaming. It wasn't after us but fleeing from some effect, similar to the kaleidoscopic buildings in Dr Strange, which was chewing up and rearranging the corridor, twisting and whirling it all out of shape. We turned to run away but the same effect was barrelling along the corridor from the other direction, trapping us. Just as the dalek spotted us and was about to fire, the roiling effect caught it and ripped it to bits, then we too were engulfed.

Once the effect had passed, we found ourselves in the corridor of a 1920s ocean liner. The male companion was on the other side of a wooden wall and we couldn't get him out because there was no door. The ship, it seemed, was sinking so we had to find a way to save him. I found a door and pushed through it, only to find myself in a large, ornate bathroom. Inside were an old black guy and a very old woman - who were not, they claimed, older versions of the two companions but completely different people. We had a conversation about the food being served aboard the ship, which they both agreed was excellent. The whirling kaleidoscope effect returned, ripping up the place, and the two old people got shredded.

Once it had passed, the Doctor's two companions and I found ourselves in another corridor - this time resembling the circular space station from 2001. Things seemed calm until an army of daleks came rushing at us from around the bend, still some way off but advancing rapidly. We turned to run but another horde of daleks appeared rushing towards us from the other direction. The space station started to shudder and disintegrate and warp.

"We have to get back to the TARDIS," I said.

But the guy, now in a Moonbase Alpha uniform and worrying at his hand-held scanner, insisted that we had to find the landing pad and get aboard his Eagle. "If we don't lift off in twenty minutes, the Moon will be out of range and we'll never get back!"

I looked to the woman, but she was now in a Starfleet uniform, tapping ineffectually at her offline com badge and calling, "Enterprise! Enterprise! Emergency beamout, now!"

The daleks zoomed closer, screeching their usual war cry, and it seemed we were doomed until a weird distortion, like heat haze, rushed towards us from both directions. It passed through the daleks and didn't do any damage but turned out to be a visual representation of the first "beeooowww" note of the Dr Who theme tune, but it built up into the theme tune from The Hitch Hikers' Guide to the Galaxy...

Then I woke up.

I can only assume that, somewhere out in the storyverse, the TARDIS collided with the Heart of Gold and become entangled with its infinite improbability field, and that one of the sparks from the explosion hit me right in the dreamstate.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 January, 2022, 06:13:47 PM »

To Elysium and beyond!

Um, can you get my coat as well while you're at it...?

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 14 January, 2022, 02:43:25 PM »

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