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There is just so much Doctor Who thzt causal viewers like myself need to prune them.

Hence, I sm sticking to re-warching the Doctors I know, so David Tenant, Matt Smith abd Peter Capaldi (the only one I have in LEGO set).

For Jodie, I only watched the specials, and a few of Tom Baker, though I may expand my repertoire with Tom Baker because that scarf is so iconic, I should know all its manifestations.

Hope Ncuti Gatwa brings that 70s look more, reminds me of my parents in youth.
 
I should probably also re-watch Chris Eccleston, the first modern Doctor. I have the special edition DVD TARDIS boxset, but that leather jacket action Doctor just triggers me wrong, though Billie Piper is ace as companion.

I wish David Tenant had a cool DVD Boxset like a TARDIS.
 
There is just so much Doctor Who thzt causal viewers like myself need to prune them.

Hence, I sm sticking to re-warching the Doctors I know, so David Tenant, Matt Smith abd Peter Capaldi (the only one I have in LEGO set).

For Jodie, I only watched the specials, and a few of Tom Baker, though I may expand my repertoire with Tom Baker because that scarf is so iconic, I should know all its manifestations.

Hope Ncuti Gatwa brings that 70s look more, reminds me of my parents in youth.

You should really try and check out more of Jodie’s era. There are so many gems that get missed because of all the rubbish spouted online about it being bad. Rosa is a fantastic episode for example and Chibnall is not frightened to shy away from tough social historical events,
 
We watched Studio 666 today. For those who haven’t seen the film, it’s a fun, tongue in cheek horror starring The Foo Fighters as themselves, The basic premise is the band decide to record a new album in a haunted house and get more than they bargained for.
 
Prince of Darkness
In the Mouth of Madness
John Carpenter

Great double bill at the Tyneside cinema.
Both are flawed and yet great fun.
 
Prince of Darkness
In the Mouth of Madness
John Carpenter

Great double bill at the Tyneside cinema.
Both are flawed and yet great fun.

For me In the Mouth of Madness is by far the better of the two. Prince... has some interesting ideas but I remember thinking it fell between two stools, not sure if it was a cosmic horror or slasher movie. In the Mouth of Madness seems to have a much clearer idea of what sort of film it wants to be.
The asylum scene at the beginning is very reminiscent of Messiah of Evil, another flawed but interesting film from the 1970s, stymied by the money running out.
 
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Just watched Box of Delights at the RSC…

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Fitting the full story into about 2-2.5 hrs was tricky and there were some important scenes brushed over. But it was very magical and extremely well done.
 
You know I am really tired of reading copy and paste Daily Mail/Telegraph attacks on the BBC using a discriminatory agenda against inclusivity. The truth is that these attacks are motivated and published to support the agenda of private media organisations to attack one of the shining beacons of not for profit public service broadcasting.
Obviously, we can see the difference of what for profit private Fox News has done to America. But the BBC is no sacred cow, despite its many advantages to provide unbiased news cover.
 
The BBC lost me to an extent when it started always having to put up a dissenting voice even when they were clearly lying or talking rubbish. Not that they shouldn’t have airtime, but they stopped doing editorial intervention to explain where the balance of opinion or expertise was. For example, some of the blatant lies from Leave over Brexit or the Climate Change deniers who are treated with as much value as those who have spent their lives studying the field.
 
Wasn't this one of the reasons James O'Brien left the BBC? He interviewed Pascal Lamy, former director general of the WTO, about what 'WTO terms' meant with respect to Brexit, and then had to invite Andrea Leadsom to provide a dissenting voice, for balance - like she knew more about the WTO than the former DG of the WTO.
 
The BBC lost me to an extent when it started always having to put up a dissenting voice even when they were clearly lying or talking rubbish.
This my favourite BBC interview of all time - watch to the end

 
"Liberté, égalité, fraternité"

Misery pushes people to revolution, and revolution brings misery to the people (and Napoleon).

I just had to witness this onscreen for myself, but in the mongrel English tongue, sadly, not the revolutionary French.
About 250 other souls bore witness.


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Just let me say once and for all.

"Never forget Mysterio. Probably the greatest superhero ever."

Jonah Jameson at the Daily Bugle is just the best: cracked the Spider villain cover up right open.
 
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We watched Studio 666 today. For those who haven’t seen the film, it’s a fun, tongue in cheek horror starring The Foo Fighters as themselves, The basic premise is the band decide to record a new album in a haunted house and get more than they bargained for.
Absolutely loopy movie. Some sections not for those with a weak stomach. 11/10
 
I watched the first two episodes of Slow Horses Season 3 (Apple TV+) last night (this time they’re going the novel ‘Real Tigers’) and it’s been done brilliantly. Performances from the cast are excellent, and the lovely mix of believable ineptitude and tension rises
 
I watched the first two episodes of Slow Horses Season 3 (Apple TV+) last night (this time they’re going the novel ‘Real Tigers’) and it’s been done brilliantly. Performances from the cast are excellent, and the lovely mix of believable ineptitude and tension rises
Are they releasing them weekly?
 
Watched the WW2 drama All The Light We Cannot See on Netflix. Overall very good. Suspect it would be better watched one episode at a time rather than binging all 4 in one evening.
 
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