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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 September, 2021, 12:31:19 AM »
I loved it.

I rewatched it for the 4th time at the weekend and still think it's great.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 01 September, 2021, 11:30:59 PM »
I think twice is enough for now.
One thing I agree with Sharky here. And that is the question in whether these vaccines do the job (some obviously didn't), which is pretty a valid question.

All you have to do is look at the deaths:cases ratio - we're experiencing the same number of cases at the moment as we did just before Christmas last year (so pre-vaccine roll out), but we're seeing an 80% drop in fatalities. I'd say the vaccines are working.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 (Click on the UK data - we're fourth from the top...)

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 31 August, 2021, 07:18:38 PM »

I'll enjoy watching the remake hopefully but I reckon I'll leave OG Candyman for another 10-20 years.

The 2021 film is a sequel to the original, y'know. The main character is the baby from the original.

That's a pretty big spoiler :(

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 16 August, 2021, 10:49:47 PM »
One of the advantages of the banking Apps I have on my phone is that I can use them to freeze my card instantly in the case it gets nicked.

Film & TV / Re: Battle Of The Planets Live action movie.
« on: 02 August, 2021, 12:36:55 AM »
more boring nostaliga. the cartoon was shit.

BoTP was great at the time - I loved it. It doesn't hold up very well, although the vehicle and mecha designs are still great.

Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (The Original Anime) is great fun though - mainly because it got rid of all that 7 Zark 7 bollocks that was needed to explain all the fight scenes that they cut out because they were 'too violent' for 70s kids - and to be fair there were a few that would have been. Some were a bit bloody, and Jason could be a bit sadistic when fighting. Plus they had to ditch the plotlines of Zoltar being able to switch genders, and one of the team gets killed off.

If they make the live-action more like Gatchaman, it could be good fun :)

Off Topic / Re: Objet de d├ęsir
« on: 27 March, 2021, 01:08:20 PM »
Have ordered this beauty from HLJ: https://www.hlj.com/1-72-scale-zoids-red-horn-kbyzd030r

Won't be the same as the old motorized 80's version, but looks like a fun build.

I'll have to dig out my original (I doubt the electrics would still work though).  Also have Zoidzilla somewhere.  My favourite one is probably still my first though - the clockwork Spiderzoid.

They're probably OK, unless you left a battery in there :) I've got a few of the originals, but got a pile of Zoids from the early 2000s re-release, with some nice colour variants (Black redhorn, Blue Krark etc.)

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 March, 2021, 05:51:16 PM »
Is that the same actor as the guy in Stargate SG-1?

No, but he played Marc Donovan in 'V'

Books & Comics / Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« on: 25 January, 2021, 02:34:59 PM »
The Belgariad by David Eddings - definitely my 'comfort food' of books.
Anne McCaffrey's Pern series.

I quite like just grabbing an old Sci-fi novel from my shelves - anything by Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov etc that's only a couple of hundred pages long and can be devoured in a few hours

Film & TV / Re: Endlessly Re-watchable
« on: 08 January, 2021, 08:04:33 PM »
In addition to nearly all of the films mentioned above:

Die Hard
Dog Soldiers
Escape From New York
Guardians of the Galaxy
Jurassic Park
Kong: Skull Island
Muppet Treasure Island
Only Lovers Left Alive
Pitch Black
Rocky Horror Picture Show
What We Do in the Shadows

General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 12 December, 2020, 03:12:46 PM »
I got 2011 and the Christmas Prog today :) Hopefully the Meg will arrive next week

General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 23 November, 2020, 05:03:37 PM »
My 2208 turned up today, so there's still hope...

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 November, 2020, 11:20:21 AM »
Highlander Such a great film and a wonderful performance by Sean Connery as Ramirez. It's one of those films that should never have been as good as it is. Shame they never did a sequel.

It's for the best - they would have probably mucked it up and made it about space aliens or something...

General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 11 October, 2020, 10:11:06 PM »
My copy of 2203 turned up on Saturday, but it's the first prog that has for a while. I did have chat with my postie earlier in the week and he apologised that my 'magazine' had been turning up late (I didn't bring up the subject, he did), but apparently it's across the board with all post that he's been regularly delivering.

Books & Comics / Re: John Wyndham
« on: 05 October, 2020, 11:26:06 AM »
Is Chocky the one with the spooky Grandma?

No, that's Grinny.

Film & TV / Re: All-time classic films of recent years
« on: 02 October, 2020, 11:52:57 AM »
I rewatched the first hobbit film last week and it's got all the good stuff in. The longer it went on, the more extraneous guff was added - I'd love to see a re-edit down to about 2 hours max cutting out anything not in the book, and trimming some of the stuff which was. He basically tried to make the same film about a very different book. A 9+ hour trilogy from an epic, sprawling 3 book series? Fine. The same from a children's novella? Not fine.

There are fan edits out there that trim out all the non-book stuff and reign back a bit more of the nonsense (i.e. the Dwarves escaping the goblins) and are a lot more watchable. The one I saw was still about 4 hours long though.

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