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by drmih
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107540

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

I've enjoyed this season so far, more so than for a few years. However, Rosa really raised the bar to a totally new level. Not that the story was perfect (the villan was a bit naff and all that was needed was something to change the timeline - Star Trek's City on the Edge of Forever did this wonderf...
by drmih
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dad's Army Remakes
Replies: 46
Views: 3369

Re: Dad's Army Remakes

Also needs to be made, (even if only using one) EMI 2001 Cameras, to keep it in line with the originals, recording in digital will not work at all. If they need laughter, play the episodes out to an audience at TV Centre or Pinewood. Surely trying to mimic the original too much will make it all the...
by drmih
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107540

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

In the under 16's, more girls watched than boys, no surprise there, be interesting to see how it affects merchandise. You mean you haven't pre-ordered the £55 Barbie - very good likeness! https://forbiddenplanet.com/261093-doctor-who-barbie-doll-the-thirteenth-doctor/ I thought it was pretty good e...
by drmih
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107540

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

I have no issue with it being described as Fantasy, I just wondered where you thought it sat if not sci-fi. I do agree that the new series, particularly the SM ones, have more fantasy than the original series, but I'd still consider the majority of episodes to have the same ingredients as the origin...
by drmih
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107540

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

Mark wrote:October 7th...Sunday nights...!

Sci-fi on a Sunday night?
I think it's a great move - hopefully a solid (and fixed) slot after Countryfile. Saturday's are no longer for drama, but very much competition type output. Sunday is the family drama home and hopefully it will thrive in a new slot.
by drmih
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107540

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

Go on, I'll bite. What should it be referred to, as the only alternative is probably Tele-Fantasy, which isn't quite as generic as 'scf-fi'? However, programmes that deal with space or time travel, other races etc would normally tick the boxes for science fiction. Fantasy and Science Fiction will of...
by drmih
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Peter Blake (1948-2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Peter Blake (1948-2018)

The wonderful Andy Evol in Agony.
by drmih
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49817

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

They've redone S12 for a blu-ray release and added a few new extras in. I think it's a trial for potentially doing series releases if it sells well enough.
by drmih
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Come Home (BBC 1 Tuesdays)
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Come Home (BBC 1 Tuesdays)

I think there are a few high production cost tv series which have this aspect ratio - certainly some of the Netflix type streaming companies seem to do it. I wonder if it is driven by that (wanting to appear cinematic), the possibility of them being shown in cinemas, or is there potentially a market...
by drmih
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Davies and Moffat on Radio 2
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Davies and Moffat on Radio 2

What's life like in the 1950s?
by drmih
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "Infinity" (UK magazine)
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: "Infinity" (UK magazine)

but is it as good as Timescreen:)
by drmih
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Doctor Who New Series Printable Episode Guides
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Doctor Who New Series Printable Episode Guides

I was recently going through boxes in the loft and came across CMS / In Vision for the original series - for those who never saw these they were A4 pages, with a picture cover, and then a few pages covering the plot, production, cast etc. It got me wondering whether there is an equivalent thing for ...
by drmih
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Different Start and End Themes
Replies: 35
Views: 1729

Re: Different Start and End Themes

Hold the Sunset, currently on, fits the bill.
by drmih
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors from a programme appearing in another
Replies: 33
Views: 1984

Re: Actors from a programme appearing in another

brigham wrote:Martin Landau and Barbara Bain were in some American thing prior to Space 1999.
That little known American thing 'Mission: Impossible'!!
by drmih
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Endeavour
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Endeavour

Because 99.9% of us don't notice, never mind care. If it's factually significant and could lead to a misunderstanding (for instance giving a pupil / student a wrong impression which may effect an exam etc), then care should be taken. However, taking your point of a phone being wrong by perhaps a yea...
by drmih
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Endeavour
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Endeavour

Does it really matter that they may have been out by a year - I understand glaring errors but a year or so in 50! Apparently (being a Google warrior) the 746 was introduced in 1967, and by 1970 was available to all customers (they seem to know what they're talking about: http://www.britishtelephones...
by drmih
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Successful TV Drama careers
Replies: 31
Views: 1350

Re: Successful TV Drama careers

It was really the idea of someone who was so synonymous with a role, and then perhaps to a different age group / generation / audience, a totally different character. For instance, I always remember the articles running up to launch of Inspector Morse lowering people's expectations that it wasn't go...
by drmih
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Successful TV Drama careers
Replies: 31
Views: 1350

Re: Successful TV Drama careers

Yes I should have moved Davison into a list of four rather than just the programme titles, and McShane and Nettles are good shouts - therefore probably Trevor Eve as well for Shoestring and Waking the Dead. Coming at it from a slightly different angle, what about UK favourites who suddenly become m...
by drmih
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Successful TV Drama careers
Replies: 31
Views: 1350

Re: Successful TV Drama careers

Few others Paul Eddington for Yes Minister and The Good Life Brian Blessed in Z Cars and I,Claudius Bill Hartnell in The Army Game and Who Peter Davidson Rowan Atkinson for Bean and Black Adder I think that Brian Blessed was only in a handful of episodes of I, Claudius and was a very Brian Blessed ...
by drmih
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Successful TV Drama careers
Replies: 31
Views: 1350

Re: Successful TV Drama careers

Yes I should have moved Davison into a list of four rather than just the programme titles, and McShane and Nettles are good shouts - therefore probably Trevor Eve as well for Shoestring and Waking the Dead. Coming at it from a slightly different angle, what about UK favourites who suddenly become ma...
by drmih
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Successful TV Drama careers
Replies: 31
Views: 1350

Re: Successful TV Drama careers

I think comedies are just as valid unless the actor is just rehashing a comedy creation.
by drmih
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Successful TV Drama careers
Replies: 31
Views: 1350

Successful TV Drama careers

I was reading an article about Raymond Burr, and the success he had moving from Perry Mason to Ironside and eventually back to Perry Mason and I was thinking of UK equivalents - looking at main roles in series rather than just the shear volume of appearances, but most importantly the ability to leav...
by drmih
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49817

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

The very notion that 'TARDIS' refers to anything other than Who's own individual machine, is itself a major continuity gaffe. Becos? Sorry? I presume it's 'txt' or the equivelent of 'Because?' I assume it's to do with the ideathat Susan came up with the name, so therefore it wasn't a generic term u...
by drmih
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Hard Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Hard Sun

I was quiet enthusiastic after the first episode but then it just ended up being about how it triggered the nutters and tracking them down. Each episode seemed to be obliged to have a keystone cop fight between the two leads.
by drmih
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107540

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

It just meandered along without ever getting going - very much a tick in the box for in-the-know fans. Mark Gatiss was talking about the twist with his character and I find it hard to believe that everyone didn't expect to have that shoe-horned in (he seemed to have forgotten the name by Web of Fear...
by drmih
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49817

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I’m afraid that those of us who have never been branded Ian’s “new best friend” can only go by his public behaviour... Oh, is that me? I don't remember saying he was a friend, just that I prefer to judge people on how I find them rather than from afar. Obviously he must have grievously hurt some of...
by drmih
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49817

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Yes, it is...ITV cocked up and showed some of overgrown spoilt man-baby Ian Levine's animation instead. Fortunately, that one is rendered obsolete now. Gosh, who pi**ed on your cornflakes - I assume that you know the chap very well to be so insulting. Its actually very even handed and restrained to...
by drmih
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49817

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Duncan wrote: Most people who have had any dealings with Levine will agree with Beaker's description.
It still doesn't justify childish comments - say them to his face or not at all. I quite like his Shada and I'm not overly keen on the look of the new one.
by drmih
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49817

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

If that's amateur work, the bloke's missed his vocation! I don't think it was the work of one person - I think it was distributed amongst a few semi-pro fans working to a template, but I stand to be corrected. I think that all of the voices, with the exception of Tom Baker (who apparently wanted to...
by drmih
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49817

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Is that amateur animation? I've been sold worse! Yes, it is...ITV cocked up and showed some of overgrown spoilt man-baby Ian Levine's animation instead. Fortunately, that one is rendered obsolete now. Gosh, who pi**ed on your cornflakes - I assume that you know the chap very well to be so insulting.