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by drmih
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Star Trek Discovery and Aspect Ratios
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Star Trek Discovery and Aspect Ratios

I guess we've been watching different shows....I think Discovery is great. Best Trek since mid-period DS9 to me. Ditto - I didn't like the pilot, and I could do without all of the nonsense Klingon language with subtitles, but otherwise it's one of the highlights of the week, and unfortunately now w...
by drmih
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49801

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I'm not sure what the issue is, to be honest. Ian got his Shada made and I don't think it was intended to be a commercial product. When it was complete it looked rather good (in my opinion) and I think that this is what led to discussions with the BBC. I don't remember it being point blank rejected,...
by drmih
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49801

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

As I remember it I think that Ian was on reasonable terms with Worldwide at the time that Shada was been completed - I'm sure he showed it to me at the same time that he had been working on Planet of Giants (specifically Eps 4). I'm not sure if it was because it was Ian, but rather that there were s...
by drmih
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49801

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

But you can surely understand why they wouldn’t have wanted to be beholden to Levine given his “personality”. I think it's much more likely than in commercialising a product that it would be far cleaner to start with an established team and business model, rather than having to negotiate with a gro...
by drmih
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49801

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Marius Goring was a prestigious Actor and big name at the time, but it's even worse now, on a recent quiz show, a very young girl contestant had never heard of Sid James! New Zealand finally got around to showing "Evil" in 1970. That'd be Sid James who died 41 years ago, potentially even before her...
by drmih
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

brigham wrote: Do you think the truncated Class will get a DVD release?
It's already on DVD and Blu Ray.
by drmih
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

Most of the media are reporting that Bradley Walsh is the new companion - this could be an inspired choice depending on how they set him up.
by drmih
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Robert Hardy (1925-2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Robert Hardy (1925-2017)

Will always be Siegfried. RIP
by drmih
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49801

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

If they are going to invest in animating 6 episodes I'd rather have something that hasn't already had a pretty significant release (or two if you include the vhs). I'm more than happy with Ian's and a bit of imagination regarding its short comings. EotD would be a good companion piece to Power.
by drmih
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 3097

Re: Crossovers?

Mark wrote:
drmih wrote:Not named as such but there were Bodie and Doyle (Larry and Kilner) in the New Avengers
Mmmm... you're kidding right..!
You mean that they weren't undercover:)
by drmih
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 3097

Re: Crossovers?

Slightly surreal but there were characters on the tv etc in Life on Mars / Ashes to Ashes from other programmes, not just footage.
by drmih
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 3097

Re: Crossovers?

Not named as such but there were Bodie and Doyle (Larry and Kilner) in the New Avengers, and obviously Drake and No.6
by drmih
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

It certainly didn't come across as well thought out, for instance, I'm sure there was a reason, but why doesn't The War Doctor count as one of them?, Due to CE turning down the 50th and being left with a quickly re-jigged script. I'd guess, probably from logistical and marketing point of view (alth...
by drmih
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

You're just a racist and misogynist hiding behind straw man arguments.
by drmih
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

There's no point discussing things with you as you're just too blinkered - but there seems plenty of others ready to take over. However, on the Ghostbuster's item, you either live a very closeted life or your internet was down. A simple google search of the 'left wing media' would give all you need ...
by drmih
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Get Some In
Replies: 20
Views: 1517

Re: Get Some In

Doughnut was in Here Come the Double Deckers.
by drmih
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

Duncan wrote:I think the morph only highlights how little Bradley resembles Hartnell!
I'm not sure how you're going to get any closer, and at least for the new viewers it gives Hartnell some recognition.
by drmih
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

Hopefully moving everything on, there is a great trailer for the Christmas special with a ..rather than warning of spoilers it's below.

https://youtu.be/YCkDXegqjR0
by drmih
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

I don't know (the Den of Geeks action is certainly clearly stated by the moderators) but you started by saying 'apparently' - is it true or perhaps just what people are saying, and would the bbc be able to moderate yt? It can obviously get out of hand but those who like the idea of a female doctor, ...
by drmih
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

and Den of Geeks has issued a warning to both extreme sides and deleted comments. It's really sad when such trivial things generate such outbursts - it must be something about DW. It's unusual to go to football365 and hear more moderate discussions!
by drmih
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

You have got to be joking - you're actually using hedgology and a single youtube opinion - have a look at the main hedgology page to see what type of people post on it. I haven't got a clue what the politics of Gallifrey Base is - it just seemed the largest DW forum - can you point me to one with mo...
by drmih
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

As soon as the announcement was made, there were various "Don't be scared of the Thirteenth Doctor's gender!" type posts. If they wanted to refresh the show, then get some better writers . or maybe it was time to do away with the whole lot of Moffat, Gatiss, Chibnall et al, and replace the entire p...
by drmih
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

It would be no use just announcing 'Next season's Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker'. There's an ISSUE here. That's the whole point. They did just announce it like that, and there was no issue (your Caps Lock seems to have got stuck) - there was just a 1 minute video after the tennis, wh...
by drmih
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

You make strong points and miss the relevance. The classic series was a 'boys' programme, but the new series has always been inclusive with strong female and gay leads. Therefore you have to separate them. The 'new' Battlestar tweaked its format by recasting (which was more drastic than say ST where...
by drmih
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

I always quite liked the silurian and her girlfriend - interesting Victorian setting and several alternative ticks in boxes! However, it's going to be amusing seeing the new series if she's great and the stories are good as all of the people who are never going to watch it again (yeh, right!) have t...
by drmih
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Our "multicultural past"
Replies: 50
Views: 2299

Re: Our "multicultural past"

Well, yes, it is slightly uncomfortable, and it should be. The original point was that, while non-White actors may be the best actors available for a role, it is more than slightly uncomfortable portraying a fictional sanitised past. Slavery was a fact. The fact that non-White people were treated a...
by drmih
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Our "multicultural past"
Replies: 50
Views: 2299

Re: Our "multicultural past"

Spiny Norman wrote:Actually this board is rather enlightened; some people elsewhere (USA, I expect, where else) don't even grasp that north Africans are quite light skinned.
Oh, I think that they know what Libyans look like, but whether they know which continent it's in is another matter!
by drmih
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Our "multicultural past"
Replies: 50
Views: 2299

Re: Our "multicultural past"

Interesting comments on both sides but am I the only one who feels slightly uncomfortable about how this keeps returning to race and the degree of skin colour? It feels much more than a discussion about how tv / films accommodate actors in productions, given the fact that population of the country i...
by drmih
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

FWIW I thought the first series of Broadchurch to be very good, but the two subsequent series didn't have the same punch or feel as good. I watched them back-to-back so perhaps I was just jaded by the time I had got to series 2. The first series was very good but the second was a bit of a disappoin...
by drmih
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

Although, ironically Chibnall was/is a hardcore fan who appeared on "Open Air" thirty years ago and slagged off "Trial Of A Timelord", the "Vervoid" segment and poor old Pip and Jane Baker, goaded along by a presenter who started the edition by saying she didn't like the programme , (rolls eyes!) a...