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by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Wed May 20, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82185

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Now reached the end.. Praxeus : This was made much funnier by the continuity announcement at the end of the episode saying I could pre-order the boxset of the entire twelfth series. Otherwise dull and preachy. Can You Hear Me? : Started off well, and I thought it was going to be good. Instead, it qu...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat May 16, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82185

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Working my way through Series 12 now, having seen the first 2 episodes at the time. I apologise if I repeat what someone else has already said, but I haven't read comments for episodes I haven't seen yet. Orphan 55 : Started pretty well, then quickly devolved into the ultimate cliche. Still, Nu Who ...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat May 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Re: Recycled titles

An American sitcom that ran for much of the 90's was called Wings, which did cause a bit of misunderstanding for me.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat May 09, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41456

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

when I was in high school, Big Finish had just announced their first ever DW audio and stupid teenage me decided it would be "funny" to call Nicholas Briggs, "Nicholas Pricks" on rec.arts.drwho. Gary Russell did not take it well... Was it the name-calling, or who it was? Hopefully I'm not getting t...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat May 09, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41456

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I have to agree about the stories set on contemporary Earth. I'd first travelled on the Tube not long before 'The Web of Fear', and it made an already worrying experience even worse. Then I visited Gatwick Airport about two weeks before 'The Faceless Ones'... Which makes the current series' idea of...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

Star Trek had their universal translator in the 60's.

But everyone speaking English is more for the viewer, in the same way everyone always has the exact change when buying something.

Of course, there are then the episodes where lack of ability to communicate properly is part of the plot...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

I started watching the Time Tunnel on DVD a few years ago and got about half way through before giving up. It just seemed odd everyone in the French Revolution, Ancient Greece etc all spoke English. Nothing to say about Dr Who. That must surely limit your appreciation of motion-picture entertainmen...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Still Open All Hours
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Still Open All Hours

During this Stalinist lockdown I have been working my through Still Open All Hours, having previously only watched the original one-off. I wondered what others think of this show, that now has more episodes than the original show. Personally, I find it somewhat funny, though far from great. There ar...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 13 Minutes to the Moon
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: 13 Minutes to the Moon

Yes, it's incredible. Literally, it's not credible.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 2296

Re: More popular outside their region of production

I was under the impression that the original poster was merely asking which ITV programmes had a larger viewership in an ITV region other than the one where it was actually produced. The South vs North, and Titled BBC viewers vs Whippet-owning ITV viewers comments that followed don't logically follo...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: The old Mausoleum Club. Is it no more?
Replies: 12
Views: 709

The old Mausoleum Club. Is it no more?

I enjoy going back and reading old discussions on the previous Mausoleum Club Forum.
Today, I wanted to read an old thread on that forum,to double-check something, and was unable to access the site at all.
Is the previous MC Forum now gone?
Is it archived anywhere?
Thank you.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 1695

Re: New format

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by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Terry Jones (1942 - 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Terry Jones (1942 - 2020)

Very sad news. One if the funniest men ever, and a very talented director as well. RIP.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82185

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Spyfall Part Two

This wasn't really anything. Just plodding, formulaic Nu Who. I can't really say much more than that. This show really needs, something, anything, to make it interesting. And, no , 'the Doctor is a woman now' doesn't count.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Programmes that kept going for no real reason
Replies: 22
Views: 2077

Programmes that kept going for no real reason

I was looking through old threads and someone suggested this. A show that starts off well enough, and then just keeps going on, and on, long after any real creativity has left. I believe 'Last of the Summer Wine' may be a good example of this. It seemed to exist simply because it did. I have also se...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82185

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I think it's time to get over the issue of the actor being a woman - she'll be gone sooner rather than later as 3 years seems tops nowadays (even the end of this season chronologically). I'm just not keen on her portrayal of the role and with hindsight wonder what it would have been like with Phoeb...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82185

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I have seen it now and here are my thoughts. The episode was dull. There was really nothing of note(apart from the inevitable 'The Doctor has been upgraded to a woman!" type comments.) And then, the Reveal. Really, this was what many people accused Earthshock of. That it was generally rather rubbish...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Neil Innes (1944-2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Neil Innes (1944-2019)

A very sad loss. And of course, he was far more than just one of the many 'Seventh Pythons'.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82185

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Has anyone watched the Series 12 episode yet? I ask as I haven't. (And that shows how low the show has fallen for me...)

If anyone has seen it, is it just More Of The Same?

Thank you.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jonathan Miller (1934-2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Jonathan Miller (1934-2019)

Sad to hear. A remarkable talent in multiple fields.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Acknowledging the other channel
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: Acknowledging the other channel

Thanks for that. I was thinking it had happened moments before he fell through the bar. Were/are the BBC more open to Channel 4? I recall a Red Nose night having Clive Anderson and co. appearing and being presented as the people from Whose Line Is It Anyway. And Richard Wilson famously turned up on ...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Acknowledging the other channel
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: Acknowledging the other channel

I have a vague (and possibly inaccurate) memory of OFAH, where they're all in The Nag's Head and Del mentions someone on Coronation Street dying.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Acknowledging the other channel
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Acknowledging the other channel

This is a rather vague idea, but hopefully someone can knock it into shape. I was watching The Chase, and noticed that whenever someone mentioned a BBC programme, Bradley Walsh had to take a dig at it. Except when someone mentioned Doctor Who(which probably deserves it a whole lot more..) And of cou...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodnight Sweetheart
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Goodnight Sweetheart

I generally enjoyed it. It never descended into just a series of catchphrases, which is good for a show that goes six years. Yes, it did lose something as it went on, but that is true of nearly ever series ever made. (Although there was something a bit off about the 'hero' being a bigamist, lying to...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Mon May 20, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows that changed stations
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Shows that changed stations

Hello. Does anyone have some sort of list of programmes that changed stations? As examples "The Goodies" started on BBC, and then moved to LWT. While "Men Behaving Badly", if I recall correctly, did the opposite. I would also include things like Not Only... But Also... / Goodbye Again(the same show ...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows ruined by revival/comeback
Replies: 80
Views: 4164

Shows ruined by revival/comeback

The textbook example of this has to be Only Fools And Horses. The final shot of the Trotters walking along the 'yellow brick road' passed into almost myth. But those episodes years later(after Buster Merryfield had died) were mediocre at best, and ruined the Greatest Ending Ever of a television prog...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82185

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Any thoughts on Series 11 as a whole? I did end up watching all the episodes. It never felt like Doctor Who to me at all. Jodie Whitaker's character never even seemed to have a character to begin with. Very poor writing on the whole. The one episode that I enjoying while watching was the 'Kerblam' o...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41456

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

It annoys me when people attempt to inject Nu Who into these Classic Stories. Gareth Roberts' novelisation of 'Shada' was very much like that. I never finished it, and do not intend to.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82185

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Today's episode regarding the partition was very moving - not quite hitting the highs of Rosa but I'm really enjoying this form of storytelling. I wish they'd be brave enough to drop the sci-fi, from the perspective of the aliens, altogether. A season of historicals would suit me down to the ground...