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by Robin Davies
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Censorship

TPTV cut the word “bastard” from PUBLIC EYE but I was even more surprised to see it was also cut from the 1961 film LOSS OF INNOCENCE and that was shown at 11.20pm!
by Robin Davies
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 81881

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

Samuel L. Jackson has some fun with "the N-word" here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOlNHXQCT_4
by Robin Davies
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 81881

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

drmih wrote:Implying what words are is just polite. We all know what people \ media etc are talking about when they say 'the F or C word',
I agree on those but I, for one, am not sure what the "Almost N-word" and "P-word" are. Such circumlocutions are a barrier to clear communication.
by Robin Davies
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: CHROMAKEY: THE MAGAZINE OF GENRE TELEVISION
Replies: 38
Views: 2197

Re: CHROMAKEY: THE MAGAZINE OF GENRE TELEVISION

Oh, right. What a disappointment. How can it be a disappointment when... a) the line-up for the first issue hasn't even been revealed; b) the first issue hasn't even been published; and c) those shows listed in the post are series being covered in future issues? To me, American reviews of fundament...
by Robin Davies
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Succubus - HTV 1987
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Succubus - HTV 1987

As a Robert Aickman fan I would dearly love to see Hand In Glove, The Trains and The Inner Room.
I keep hoping that somebody, somewhere, recorded them.
by Robin Davies
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: UFO - on Forces TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1219

Re: UFO - on Forces TV

The Long Sleep featured a drug trip but I think Timelash was also considered problematic because Straker injects himself and Virginia Lake with drugs to "speed" them up.
by Robin Davies
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: UFO - on Forces TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1219

Re: UFO - on Forces TV

The late night episodes varied slightly between ITV regions. In the London area The Psychobombs was shown with the main run in the early evening, while The Responsibility Seat was one of the late-nighters (presumably because Jane Merrow's underwear would have corrupted the nation's youth).
by Robin Davies
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 3938

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

I think that the special editions are wonderful and don't stand out - in fact it's the old special effects which looks wrong on the remastered blu-rays. The footage of the actors is great, and then you have poor resolution special effects - obviously is was shown at SD but made on film. When you vi...
by Robin Davies
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 3938

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

Fortunately the Blu-ray set includes both the original and redone special effects. I wouldn't buy the original series if it only contained the redone effects. I really don't see the point of redoing special effects in old TV series or films. Everything about the production reflects the time in which...
by Robin Davies
Tue May 10, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Roobarb's Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Roobarb's Forum

Does anyone know what's happened to Roobarb's Forum?
It's been down for several days.
by Robin Davies
Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 81881

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

ctraynor wrote:You never find it in my two favourites, 2001 and Solaris.
"I can never get used to all these resurrections."
Snaut in Solaris.
by Robin Davies
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Timeshift
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Timeshift

ctraynor wrote:I thought I heard Joy Division's Transmission in there somewhere. Also good to see James Burke again.
I thought it was Disorder. It would be appropriate to use a track from Unknown Pleasures, given that the cover shows an image of radio waves from a pulsar.
by Robin Davies
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Folk horror & generally odd drama for kids nowadays?
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Folk horror & generally odd drama for kids nowadays?

Moondial is one of my favourites.
It dates from 1988 but, to me, it felt pleasantly like a 70s throwback.
by Robin Davies
Tue May 05, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: RIP Grace Lee Whitney 1930 -2015
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: RIP Grace Lee Whitney 1930 -2015

fatcat wrote:Apparently lovely Teri Garr had said it was her worst working experience working on Star Trek but has never given any reasons.
Where did she say that? I didn't get that impression from what I've read in Marc Cushman's THESE ARE THE VOYAGES.
by Robin Davies
Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Almost cast' actors
Replies: 76
Views: 4429

Re: 'Almost cast' actors

Controller 2957 wrote:Patrick McGoohan for the lead in the original 'Star Trek' series (can't remember without looking if it was for 'The Cage' or the series proper but imagine a chaste and phaser-less Kirk!)
Really??? I knew Jack Lord was considered but not McGoohan. Do you have a source for that?
by Robin Davies
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Intruder: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: PR: The Intruder: The Complete Series [Network]

At last!
This has been top of my Wants List for many years.
Wonderful news.
by Robin Davies
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Televisual Treats for 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Televisual Treats for 2015

ctraynor wrote:Then there's apparently Better Call Saul. Which I suppose means he survives Breaking Bad
It's a prequel to Breaking Bad.
by Robin Davies
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1979
Replies: 107
Views: 6220

Re: Top of the Pops 1979

What harm would that Barron Knights video actually do if it was shown?
by Robin Davies
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Remember Me
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: Remember Me

It's a bit too stylish for me. Wouldn't it be better if it was filmed more straightforwardly apart from the creepy bits? I think the photography is the best thing about it. It creates a nice eerie mood. Unfortunately... And surely it's old hat to signal spooky things with loud noises? The ghost wou...
by Robin Davies
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Anderson in the 70's
Replies: 65
Views: 2326

Re: Anderson in the 70's

Mindbender is terrific. A truly imaginative piece of television. I could see something like that working very well on present day Dr Who actually. It's a fantastic episode but it lost a little of its shine when I realised it owed so much to a Twilight Zone episode. That's where a lot of the imagina...
by Robin Davies
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Suggestions For A New Ghost Story For Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Suggestions For A New Ghost Story For Christmas

There are too many stories to list! It's probably less depressing to just read the stories and let the images play in the TV in your head because they won't get filmed in the way they deserve. As far as the TV companies are currently concerned the only ghost story authors who ever existed are M. R. ...
by Robin Davies
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"
Replies: 27
Views: 2440

Re: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"

Well, someone called 'Barker' on Roobarb's for a start! One person. You said "purist s " And a few others have said it doesn't count as a BBC Xmas ghost story, as if everything they watch still has to be served up by Auntie Beeb live. One person pointed out that Christmas does not occur in November.
by Robin Davies
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"
Replies: 27
Views: 2440

Re: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"

There's also Remember Me with Michael Palin starting this Sunday, which looks like a BBC Xmas ghost story in all but name. Needless to say, the BBC Xmas ghost story purists are insisting it 'doesn't count' and refusing to watch it. Rosiethedog on Roobarbs keeps banging on about this too. Any relati...
by Robin Davies
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Penda's Fen Screening (15.11.14)
Replies: 23
Views: 1621

Re: Penda's Fen Screening (15.11.14)

The Guardian says - "For various copyright reasons it has never been issued on video or DVD."
http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio ... ral-horror
by Robin Davies
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 81881

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

The dead outnumber the living? Someone on Mondas doesn't understand Exponential Growth! I'm think that even allowing for the growth in population, that the summation of everyone who's ever lived would be bigger than those currently alive - of all of the dodgy science I'll probably not quibble about...
by Robin Davies
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Anderson in the 70's
Replies: 65
Views: 2326

Re: Anderson in the 70's

I gathered UFO from several regions and I never saw any censored episodes . As it was aired during the night the customary ITV practice of cutting for time seemed absent although YTV aired some saturday lunchtimes so cutting for time and / or censorship may well have been possible . I had a censore...
by Robin Davies
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Anderson in the 70's
Replies: 65
Views: 2326

Re: Anderson in the 70's

Were you one of the lucky kids allowed to stay up late in the early 70s to watch those episodes? Well I was 14 in 1972 so my bedtime wasn't still being enforced! The first one i saw was The Long Sleep which I caught when on holiday in Devon. Then, during the 80s it was a struggle trying to find VHS...
by Robin Davies
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Anderson in the 70's
Replies: 65
Views: 2326

Re: Anderson in the 70's

As a fan of the series the late night episodes were a particular treat for me. At the time I had no idea how many episodes there were in the series so when the early evening run ended I thought that was the end of it. When the late night episodes turned up they were an unexpected bonus. Not only tha...
by Robin Davies
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Anderson in the 70's
Replies: 65
Views: 2326

Re: Anderson in the 70's

From memory I think the late night episodes in the London area were Timelash, The Long Sleep, The Man Who Came Back, The Cat With Ten Lives, Mindbender and The Responsibility Seat.
by Robin Davies
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: The Intruder [Network]
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: PR: The Intruder [Network]

Aaarghh!
I cheered when I saw this thread title.
I thought it was the long-awaited TV series with Milton Johns!