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by Shaqui
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: CSO - New Cult TV Fanzine
Replies: 18
Views: 1850

Re: CSO - New Cult TV Fanzine

CSO issue 1 is available again for ordering:

http://csofanzine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/1 ... sue-1.html

:-D
by Shaqui
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The New Avengers script books - January sale and deletion
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: The New Avengers script books - January sale and deletio

The first link seems to have abbreviated somehow and isn't working?

http://www.lulu.com/shop/philip-broadle ... 30083.html
by Shaqui
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Asterix - was there a tv series?
Replies: 14
Views: 1307

Re: Asterix - was there a tv series?

I do remember that there were some cheap Asterix cartoons which I saw around the same time. I get the feeling that they were American dubbed versions and having read all Asterix annuals, I was massively disappointed in them and soon switched off.... Wasn't the druid called Panoramix in the cartoons...
by Shaqui
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Blue Peter Archive
Replies: 35
Views: 3441

Re: The Blue Peter Archive

Paul Wheeler and John Adcock were, or had been, part of the Blue Peter team. Adcock had been the series' producer since 1972 and would become assistant editor; Wheeler a film cameraman. I think most of the other names there were primarily photographers. Both Boxall and Jefford would spend periods d...
by Shaqui
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Blue Peter Archive
Replies: 35
Views: 3441

The Blue Peter Archive

I know it's common knowledge that most of Blue Peter survives, owing to producer Biddy Baxter slapping a far-sighted preservation on the series but I wondered how extensive other aspects of the show are preserved? What prompted this was seeing a feature in the Fourteenth Book (1977) which has a thre...
by Shaqui
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: quatermass 2,the first to have 2 in the title?
Replies: 16
Views: 1373

Re: quatermass 2,the first to have 2 in the title?

Simon Coward wrote:If you were allowed to include a film/show named after something/someone with a 2 (or more correctly II) in their/its name then I guess televised or filmed Shakespeare (Richard II etc) would easily beat Quatermass in any case.
Haha! Great point, Simon!
by Shaqui
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: quatermass 2,the first to have 2 in the title?
Replies: 16
Views: 1373

Re: quatermass 2,the first to have 2 in the title?

Possibly, although the '2' was a reference to the rocket in the story, not just the fact it was the second serial. The film it was based on just copied the title, except overseas where it was also known as 'Enemy from Space'.
by Shaqui
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 7070

Re: Your childhood comics.

There must be a market for them as the chap on Ebay selling DVD’s stuffed full of comics is doing a roaring trade. Illegally one might add. There might well be a market but the cost of, say, licensing a proper reprint book would presumably cost more than the few pounds he is asking, having ripped o...
by Shaqui
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tise Vahimagi RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Tise Vahimagi RIP

Good grief... I remember his 'TV Zone' column (and always did wonder if it stood for television, or just his own initials) in Starburst fondly.

What a sad start to the year.
by Shaqui
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: A Good Day To Die Hard
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: A Good Day To Die Hard

Why is it most films now *have* to include people jumping out of windows and surviving quite impossible drops?
by Shaqui
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dub his dialogue with....Geoffrey Keen?
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Dub his dialogue with....Geoffrey Keen?

Post-dubbing is rife with examples - someone with a foreign accent doing Keith Alexander's Lieutenant Ford in 'UFO' for (confusingly) just one episode. Yvonne Antobus was dubbed in 'Dr Who and the Daleks' which led to the amusing anecdote she recounts in the Dalekmania documentary when she asked the...
by Shaqui
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Last Closedown?
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: The Last Closedown?

Thanks for that, Robin.
by Shaqui
Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Last Closedown?
Replies: 4
Views: 830

The Last Closedown?

Just been transferring some home videos to DVD for my parents, and some VHS transfer alternate with the odd off-air recording. As the home video clips date from around 1990, I'm presuming the off-airs are not too far off that date too but at the very end of the tape is a James Garner film called 'Pr...
by Shaqui
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: TV Tie In Books

You would expect a TV tie-in to reflect the series it was based on, but it was often the digressions which made TV novelisations so appealing. In later years (the 1980's) it seemed unsatisfying to come across a novelisation which was a straight transcript of the TV show. And while it's true that th...
by Shaqui
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: TV Spin-Offs

One novelisation I am particularly fond of, being a fan of the show, is 'War of the Worlds: The Resurrection', where the background to the aliens is fleshed out far more and a lot is seen from their perspective. Not sure if it was entirely canon to the TV version but a better read. If I remember co...
by Shaqui
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: TV Spin-Offs

Sorry, I have no wish to insult writers who are simply trying to do a job under difficult circumstances. It's extraordinary that somebody somewhere didn't care enough to make a better product, though. One story in a "Bonanza" annual has Ben Cartwright's three sons all having the same mother, and th...
by Shaqui
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: TV Tie In Books

Good grief, was it really that long ago?
by Shaqui
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: TV Tie In Books

Of the three Prisoner novels, only available as US imports for the first 10 years and finally printed in Britain around 1979-80, the one I'd most recommend is The Prisoner: A Day in the Life by Hank Stein. Nice and surreal and tricky when you first read it, but it actually does make sense generally...
by Shaqui
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: TV Tie In Books

I doubt Darrow's novel could be any worse than Attwood. Afterlife was appalling and there's far superior fan fiction on the web. Tony Attwood's sequel to the last episode of Blakes 7 - called Afterlife - was very good, if somehow even more depressing in its conclusions than the last episode. As a B...
by Shaqui
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Frustrating lost episodes story
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: Frustrating lost episodes story

When I checked the forum again half an hour ago, I saw the poster had finally replied to my message. His story: he had recorded three complete episodes on a Philips EL-3400 (apparently an open reel recorder introduced in 1964) which he later transferred to VCR. These tapes had survived safely until...
by Shaqui
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: TV Spin-Offs

I'm quite a fan of the 'tie-in' as merchandise is more accurately named (spin-off is more a show split off from another!) and had quite a collection of novels until I was forced through lack of space to get rid of the more US based shows in favour of UK ones, with a few exceptions. I still have a si...
by Shaqui
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: TV Spin-Offs

Hmm. Apparently this is something that annoys me a little than it should. It's like the annuals, I guess. I understand that not everybody is a fan, but would it kill these people to do the most basic of research? You have to understand, certainly with the annuals, that the writers - at World Distri...
by Shaqui
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 7070

Re: Your childhood comics.

My sister got a complete run of Look-in for the first five or six months ie early 1971, (she loved Timeslip's Spencer Banks) I think, while I got Countdown at the same time. They all got ditched as well. I might seek all that stuff out. Just think, Timeslip in colour drawn by Mike Noble. Yep. http:...
by Shaqui
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 7070

Re: Your childhood comics.

I remember buying COR! but can't for the life of me remember any of the contents. Was there some sort of comic called "Pippins" or something similar, it rings a bell with me. Would have been mid 60s. Yes, Pippin. A junior companion to TV Comic, from the same publisher Polystyle, and named AFAIR aft...
by Shaqui
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 7070

Re: Your childhood comics.

Mention of 'Cor!' has made me recall I think I got 'Monster Fun' for a period when it first launched, as I remember the 'Badtime Bedtime Storybooks' that you pulled out and made.

Fickle, me.
by Shaqui
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 7070

Re: Your childhood comics.

Starburst from issue 2 in early '78 (containing a gushing review of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind from Ray Bradbury, no less, and what is still one of the best, certainly the first, articles on The Prisoner. I got Starburst from the very first issue, and got it on and off for many years. Didn'...
by Shaqui
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 7070

Re: Your childhood comics.

Where do I start? My earliest comic memory is of the 'Star Trek' strip in 'Joe 90: Top Secret'. I'm fairly certain I continued to get it after the merger with 'TV21' as I recall some of the Mike Noble strips. From there I graduated to 'Look-in', on and off for about 15 years or so but also had 'Coun...
by Shaqui
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day
Replies: 47
Views: 5168

Re: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day

Yes, that's the photo: http://greggorysshocktheater.tumblr.com/post/3428198851 The Starlog Scrapbook does call the pilot 'Holmes and Watson' and I'm wondering if wires have been crossed somewhere. 'Holmes and Yoyo' was just around the corner, and strangely yes, I do recall Robby featuring in an epis...