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by ctraynor
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Lost in Space on Horror
Replies: 36
Views: 2633

Re: Lost in Space on Horror

"Now just one moment, Officer Bolix..." etc.
by ctraynor
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Lost in Space on Horror
Replies: 36
Views: 2633

Re: Lost in Space on Horror

Check out tonight's episode All That Glitters.

We all know nowadays that the myth of the Captain Pugwash characters has been shown to be false.

But there's a guest character in this one episode of Lost In Space called Security Officer Bolix, and the cast namecheck him several times.

Sorry.
by ctraynor
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Dudley George Simpson 1922 – 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Dudley George Simpson 1922 – 2017

RIP. An important part of the history of TV for a lot of us.
by ctraynor
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Suzan Farmer, actress (1942-2017)
Replies: 0
Views: 318

Suzan Farmer, actress (1942-2017)

Suzan Farmer, pretty ubiquitous in British TV and films of the 60s, has died aged 75.

633 Squadron, Dracula - Prince of Darkness, episodes of The Saint, UFO, The Persuaders!, Thriller, Blake's 7 etc.

RIP
by ctraynor
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Bruce Forsyth (TV presenter/legend, 1928-2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: Bruce Forsyth (TV presenter/legend, 1928-2017)

And yes, didn't he do well?
by ctraynor
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Bruce Forsyth (TV presenter/legend, 1928-2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Bruce Forsyth (TV presenter/legend, 1928-2017)

Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89. RIP
by ctraynor
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Hywel Bennett (1944-2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Hywel Bennett (1944-2017)

And Rikki Tarr in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Plus the 1972 Agatha Christie film Endless Night.
by ctraynor
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Barry Norman 1933 - 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Barry Norman 1933 - 2017

I was glad to interview him about 25 years ago when he appeared at the Cambridge Film Festival, to support the launch of a regional film location body.

RIP
by ctraynor
Mon May 29, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017

Another update on SHADOCON from Starburst magazine.

http://www.starburstmagazine.com/events ... t-shadocon
by ctraynor
Mon May 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: What was there before Braveheart? Opinions please.
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: What was there before Braveheart? Opinions please.

Yes, there are hundreds of period drama films. What a peculiar question! Also very odd to reference Braveheart, which is basically based on history, and pure fantasy like Highlander in the same bracket. Shall we say, very loosely based? I. All right, loosely based, basically based. Whatever. The po...
by ctraynor
Sat May 20, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: What was there before Braveheart? Opinions please.
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: What was there before Braveheart? Opinions please.

Yes, there are hundreds of period drama films. What a peculiar question!

Also very odd to reference Braveheart, which is basically based on history, and pure fantasy like Highlander in the same bracket.
by ctraynor
Fri May 05, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017

There's another update for the forthcoming UFO convention SHADOCon. UFO director Alan Perry is joining the guest list. One of his episodes, The Dalotek Affair, is being screened. The other two episodes to be shown are The Man Who Came Back, and The Sound Of Silence. http://www.starburstmagazine.com/...
by ctraynor
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017

Starburst Magazine has posted this update on SHADOCon in their online events section.

http://www.starburstmagazine.com/events ... est-update
by ctraynor
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017

Gary Raymond (Col Grey in the episode The Man Who Came Back) is joining the SHADOCon event as a guest.

Sadly, we have to report that Ruric Powell, who was to have been a guest, died recently. SHADOCon plans to screen one of the episodes he wrote - The Dalotek Affair.
by ctraynor
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Prisoner - on True Ent.
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: The Prisoner - on True Ent.

I did like the start of The Yukon Affair at HQ. Where it takes three of them to push the trolley with the small stones on it. McCallum in his shades giving a scientific explanation for the stones heaviness/density.
by ctraynor
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017

New guest confirmed. Details soon.
by ctraynor
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Prisoner - on True Ent.
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: The Prisoner - on True Ent.

All old TV series and films must exist in all sorts of hacked about versions due to the sensibilities of individual TV stations 50 years ago, time to squeeze in more adverts etc.
by ctraynor
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Prisoner - on True Ent.
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: The Prisoner - on True Ent.

Tonight's episode The Girl Who Was Death was heavily cut at at least one point. The pub scene has the entire bit missing where he orders and downs a load of stiff drinks so he can vomit and get rid of the poison. It cuts from reading the You have just been poisoned message at the bottom of the glass...
by ctraynor
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017

And there's an article in Starburst online for the convention.

http://www.starburstmagazine.com/events ... -announced
by ctraynor
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson UFO convention 2017

New announcement for SHADOCon, the UFO convention at the Quad in Derby on June 3. Proceeds to Cancer Macmillan Support. Shane Rimmer (who appeared in three episodes and voiced Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds) has been announced as one of the guests. http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/special-event/shado-con.aspx
by ctraynor
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Persuaders! - on True Entertainment
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: The Persuaders! - on True Entertainment

Each episode is being announced as Persuaders! instead of The Persuaders! I know, a minor point.
by ctraynor
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Need to identify a short story about a stranded astronaut...
Replies: 14
Views: 1418

Re: Need to identify a short story about a stranded astronau

No, of course it wasn't Store of the Worlds. The parrot is the only thing that might make people think of that one.

It sounds like it could be something by Clifford Simak. It seems his style.
by ctraynor
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Troubleshooters/Mogul - BBC
Replies: 19
Views: 1959

Re: Troubleshooters/Mogul - BBC

Just saw a review of this release in Sight & Sound.
by ctraynor
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jeremy Summers 1931-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Jeremy Summers 1931-2016

RIP, he directed two episodes of UFO (now, of course, on blu-ray) - The Psychobombs and The Long Sleep.
by ctraynor
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: A Town Like Alice [Network]
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: PR: A Town Like Alice [Network]

The book's fairly decent. Still haven't caught this film version though.
by ctraynor
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV clashes
Replies: 30
Views: 2291

Re: TV clashes

9th March 1974 BBC1, 7:30pm - PETULA CLARK IN CONCERT part 1 BBC1, 8:15pm - THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS BBC2, 8:45pm - THE PALLISERS episode 8 (repeated 8:05pm the following Thursday) Wowie, you are Paul Daniels (or an archive researcher). March the 9th! I liked early 1974, it was a decent first half o...
by ctraynor
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV clashes
Replies: 30
Views: 2291

Re: TV clashes

9th March 1974 BBC1, 7:30pm - PETULA CLARK IN CONCERT part 1 BBC1, 8:15pm - THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS BBC2, 8:45pm - THE PALLISERS episode 8 (repeated 8:05pm the following Thursday) Wowie, you are Paul Daniels (or an archive researcher). March the 9th! I liked early 1974, it was a decent first half o...