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Messages - Tiplodocus

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Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 19 January, 2022, 09:59:41 AM »
What is Star Warsy?

Pre-1984.

Ha ha! That's certainly the case for some people.

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Events / Re: Jocks team up 45th anniversary?
« on: 18 January, 2022, 10:35:05 PM »
I'm still game? Glasgow venue?

But we'll deffo do the next in Edinburgh?

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Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 18 January, 2022, 09:51:10 AM »
What is Star Warsy?

Good question which is why I framed it with "feel" and "to me".

It's different things to different people but I would imagine there are some things definitely "not Star Wars" e.g. time travel or biological warfare or "mutants" or masked vigilante superheroes. That beast, when stood on it's hind legs and when you saw close-ups of it's face seemed to come from D&D rather than Star Wars.

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Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 18 January, 2022, 12:16:19 AM »
Sometimes I watch things to show how intelligent and clever I am. Sometimes because I think I'll enjoy them.

This was the latter; I am not a big fan of Bounty Hunters in Star Wars or Boba Fett but I find something to like in most Star Wars. This didn't work at all for me.

The beast at the end of Episode 1 summed it up; it just didn't feel Star Warsy to me*. And that conclusion should have felt more badass.

I'll give it one more episode but only because of Jennifer Beals.

*Cue fifty people telling me it's something that's been canon since 1977.

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Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 17 January, 2022, 01:27:13 PM »
Is that Lucky Starr from the Isaac Asimov YA novels?

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 14 January, 2022, 08:46:42 AM »
Linking it to "the day before Prince Philip funeral" is a genius idea to remove any remaining support flag shaggers have for him.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 13 January, 2022, 12:00:33 AM »
Detectorists on iPlayer.

It's really rather good.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 12 January, 2022, 06:40:35 PM »
Douglas Ross, to whom I never tire of shouting "Fuck off, Douglas!" whenever he appears on screen, Leader of Scottish Conservative Party, has called for Boris to resign.

Well done, Douglas. But can you still fuck off, please?

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Off Topic / Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« on: 11 January, 2022, 02:31:58 PM »
I heard one of the scientists building it got welded to some ai controlled robotic tentacles they used to manipulate the reaction.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 10 January, 2022, 09:05:33 PM »

Around the World in 80 Days. Absolutely wonderful, the best adaptation I've seen by a country mile (and fingers crossed they follow up that final hint with the same finesse...)

Yeah we all really enjoyed it. It's a very loose adaption but all the better for it

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 07 January, 2022, 10:35:34 AM »
I've watched all 4 seasons of Camp Cretaceous and really enjoyed them - the kids can be annoying at times, but that's because they're kids, and I'm (mostly) an adult.

Season 4 is probably my least favourite so far but though it's still bonkers fun, it lacks a map and sense of geography the others had. And not enough adults get eaten so far...

Plus surely the technology to run those biomes is worth more than dinosaur making technology?



Genuine 😂😂😂😂

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 06 January, 2022, 11:46:34 PM »
I've watched all 4 seasons of Camp Cretaceous and really enjoyed them - the kids can be annoying at times, but that's because they're kids, and I'm (mostly) an adult.

Season 4 is probably my least favourite so far but though it's still bonkers fun, it lacks a map and sense of geography the others had. And not enough adults get eaten so far...

Plus surely the technology to run those biomes is worth more than dinosaur making technology?

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 06 January, 2022, 11:40:04 PM »
I've thoroughly enjoyed the new BBC (and partners) production of AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS starring David Tennant (quite brilliant as Fogg), Ibrahim Koma as Passepartout (starting out looking like a romantic cad) and Leonie Benesch as a Journalist who is more than just along for the ride.

The Daily Mail is probably saying it's woke, liberal nonsense but I thought it was a great way to adapt and update and make a more inclusive version of a classic story that has a lot of old fashioned ideas in it. The changes, to me anyway, didn't seem forced but fitted naturally into a modern telling.

It's all good stuff and episodes in Hong Kong and the Wild West are particularly fun.  No spoilers but it doesn't end in quite the way they seemed to have been building to either.

And they even set up the sequel for our three adventurers.

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Film & TV / Re: What The Flux?
« on: 02 January, 2022, 07:32:37 PM »
I'm ok with that. It's just movie making convention. If you put a stopwatch on ANY film you'll see that "Oh my god, it's so going to explode in thirty seconds!" is actually about 5 minutes e.g the end of Star Wars.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 January, 2022, 12:36:09 AM »
It was probably written about Global Warming but equally maps onto the COVID Pandemic.

Watched THE BIG SHORT off the back of my enjoyment of DON'T LOOK UP. There's nothing as funny as a Brontorak in it but it's still worth two hours of your time to get your head round what at the time seemed an impenetrable subject in an entertaining and accessible manner. Full of great performances even down to the single scene people (e.g. Max Greenfield)

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