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by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 11052

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

OK, now I'm getting a bit worried. Laughing at serious stuff can bring great release. The Producers and all that... Total class. If Joe Orton had written it, there would have been no problems. (Although it wouldn't have reached so large an audience). Well I think it was recently proven that you can ...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 11052

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

Yes, that's why I revived the old thread. But murphy1961 appeared to be under the impression that it was a recent thread and that the issue was that the programme had been cut, not that it had been removed completely. Might be better to start a brand new thread about it. Perhaps I'll do so tomorrow...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 11052

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

As far as I know both cases are about exactly the same lines. It's not even crystal clear that it's Basil and the Major that are being made fun of. Not every viewer will realise the irony that it's the two most incompetent characters in the entire series that are looking down here on women and minor...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 11052

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

Funny, he agreed with the removal of the offending lines when it was repeated on TV.

If the USA would have gotten their act together, none of this would have happened.
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 11052

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

I suspect that it's become a casualty, ironically, of certain countries being not correct enough.
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 4383

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Obtained in Bristol, in a collection of travelogue films. Another example of the gems that still turn up! Oh right, so unrelated to youtube then? In that case there might even be two! Stuff is still reported in. On the Doctor Who front, there's at least 6 episodes that collector(s) won't return - m...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 4383

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Yeah I believe it was simply uploaded on youtube by someone who had a film copy...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail
Replies: 10
Views: 2546

Re: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail

Probably me failing to convey what I meant. Having read the Avengers Forum thread, what I understood is best explained in the same way they did: The camera recorded a larger canvas than was going to be used on screen. Anything outside of the screen canvas size was the 'dead space' I was referring t...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail
Replies: 10
Views: 2546

Re: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail

I think I have been answered elsewhere though. :) Why not share that insight with us here. Once I'm able to repeat the information coherently and fully grasp it... The dead space you mention - well that won't work if anything is coming into, or moving out of, view. Which is probably why Babylon 5 f...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail
Replies: 10
Views: 2546

Re: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail

To be honest, none of these replies deal with what I had in mind. I was thinking of how some series from the 1990s can suddenly find extra surface for their widescreen versions rather than guillotining top and bottom off. I think I have been answered elsewhere though. :)
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail
Replies: 10
Views: 2546

shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail

Is there perhaps someone who knows the following? Bear in mind it's a bit detailed, and it may not apply to the UK at all!! In the nineties, American TV series would still be shot on film, right, but like this (correct if wrong): A 35 film cell would contain a lot more space on all sides, almost as ...
by Spiny Norman
Sun May 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

brigham wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 7:37 am
This is a Forum for discussing television entertainment of yore. It is NOT for the purpose of attacking individuals whose views do not coincide with your own pre-conceived notions.
Oh sorry, I thought that maybe you would enjoy it. ;)

Haha, see what I did there?
by Spiny Norman
Mon May 25, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

With "To Lay A ghost" though, the writer must have got the idea from somewhere, rather than just attempting to shock, as he's not around now, we may never know. He may have come across such an incident in real life. I did, years ago, and it was so extraordinary that, had I been a writer, I should c...
by Spiny Norman
Thu May 21, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

With "To Lay A ghost" though, the writer must have got the idea from somewhere, rather than just attempting to shock, as he's not around now, we may never know. We wouldn't usually say that about OOTU, but I guess it's a possibility. Still, there are two reasons why I don't believe that that possib...
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 20, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

If there is a way to delete it do you think I should? Or does anyone want to continue discussing? You could use the report button if it really bothers you. Although you are hardly responsible for what others write even if you started a thread. As a comment on the thread, I've seen worse. Although i...
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 20, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

I'm not getting involved in this argument but all I did was create a thread talking about how I like some of the horror elements of series 4 and now this is happening. Please everyone calm down I preferred the time when there was a moonlanding denial discussion. At least that was perfectly harmless...
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 20, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

For someone who is 'done here', you have a lot to say for yourself. I'm certainly not going to divulge 'pillow talk' for your vicarious imagination. Just accept that there are more things in life than any one individual can comprehend, and be grateful that we live in an age where we are STARTING to...
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

Not glorified. Addressed. Right, "addressed" with the message that some women may enjoy rape. Face it, it's just sick. If you're so keen on dealing with social issues, then do five minutes of reading up on the subject. In a lifetime of personal experience, one hears, often first-hand, the most extr...
by Spiny Norman
Tue May 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

brigham wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 7:23 am
Not glorified.
Addressed.
Right, "addressed" with the message that some women may enjoy rape. Face it, it's just sick.

If you're so keen on dealing with social issues, then do five minutes of reading up on the subject.
by Spiny Norman
Mon May 18, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

Wife-beating. Another taboo subject for many years. Thankfully, there were people bold enough to address it. Are you deliberately trolling here, or am I really not getting the message through that abuse should not be glorified? Which it IS, if a program depicts rape as a positive experience? Maybe ...
by Spiny Norman
Mon May 18, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

The best writing, in any medium, often comes with the broaching of 'difficult' issues. Depends on the meaning of "best". Well-made ""difficult"" issues could also be said to include stuff like Birth of a Nation. I see no evidence to link it to moral superiority. I didn't think it was a good episode...
by Spiny Norman
Sun May 17, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

The best writing, in any medium, often comes with the broaching of 'difficult' issues. Depends on the meaning of "best". Well-made ""difficult"" issues could also be said to include stuff like Birth of a Nation. I see no evidence to link it to moral superiority. I didn't think it was a good episode...
by Spiny Norman
Fri May 15, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

Out of unknown still stands out well as still being very disturbing. Especially some of the series 4 episodes which are extremely unsettling. The suggestion that women can enjoy rape is certainly unsettling. :( It's a taboo subject, even today. Not many authors would dare to broach it. Well, with g...
by Spiny Norman
Thu May 14, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 6137

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

ArchiveTvfan43 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:05 am
Out of unknown still stands out well as still being very disturbing. Especially some of the series 4 episodes which are extremely unsettling.
The suggestion that women can enjoy rape is certainly unsettling. :(
by Spiny Norman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 10426

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

Yes I know but kaleidoscope are great. They've unearthed plenty of lost content that we mightve never got to see if it wasn't for them. They found the episode of the Avengers--Tunnel Of Fear and we are all incredibly grateful for them doing that. Yes; but they do a lot of lesser discoveries in vari...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 10426

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

Have you tried posting to the kal fb group?

Still, kal can no more magic stuff back than anyone else. Chances aren't too good, I'd say.
by Spiny Norman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 3578

Re: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

Probably my least favourite of the big four, wasn't greatly keen when it was first shown. Sixty to seventy per cent of it was stock footage! OK, so which ones are "the big four"? The big four of SF, or of time travel? I must say, the ones that I saw really were excellent at using stock footage. The...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 3578

Re: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

Pretty sure there are a few Doctor Who stories where the Tardis has gone but the English hasn't; or the opposite, it's still there is foreign writing anyway. I saw some Biblical epic once where everyone spoke Aramaic. It was OK for a one-off, but I think I prefer my entertainment in English. Yes! Af...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 5363

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

Reproduction of optical soundtracks has come along way in the 21st Century. To light the path of the track to the pick up cell, the old way was to use a typical filament bulb... however, the filament had to be perfect to get the best-focused light blade *' onto the pick-up cell ..and so bulbs that ...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)
Replies: 19
Views: 5092

Re: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)

Brock wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:15 am
And of course he was one of the original "Four Yorkshiremen", despite the best efforts of Monty Python to make us believe otherwise...
And one of the first pepperpots.