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In Topic: British Science Fiction Series

15 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

View Postmillwall32, on 03 February 2013 - 12:28 AM, said:

View Postthemaninblack, on 01 February 2013 - 11:44 PM, said:

View Postmillwall32, on 01 February 2013 - 11:37 PM, said:

I keep on meaning to watch Blake's 7 (all the episodes are up on youtube) but I've not gotten around to it yet.
Is it really as good as people say?

Depends on what you mean by good? It's pretty dated now (as is any television from the 1970s) both in look and feel (all this dystopian worldview is very much of it's time). However, I've got the first series on DVD and I enjoyed it (I'm only old enough to remember when it had Avon as the leader not Blake and subsequently being confused by the title!) and I hope to get the second series in the not too distant future...
I'll give it a go then.
Also, I think you'll find that the first series is up on youtube.

I started watching it last Sunday and now I'm up to Series 1 Episode 7. I think it's brilliant. I love the downbeat tetchiness and the strong characterisation. I agree that the special-effects are very, very dated but if you can get past that there is a lot there.The politics are quite complicated too.
The only small problem I've got is that I already know what happens at the very end from having seen it on lots of clip shows.But even that is not a problem because the characters are so interesting that you want to see how they get there and what happens along the way. I highly recommend it and I'm usually only a mild sci-fi fan.

In Topic: Read Any Good Books Lately?

12 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

Just started this. I fell asleep reading the introductionlate last night. My first impression is that Starkey is slightly obsessed with the position of Groom of the Stool.


In Topic: 24. Reg Presley

06 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

View PostRed Flag, on 04 February 2013 - 10:56 PM, said:

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on 04 February 2013 - 10:26 PM, said:

Very sad news - we had "Love Is All Around" at our wedding, but DDP wise, that gives me a 12 point lead I think.
Think it's still 15. Was just thinking "well, at least with this I'm right up there battling for 2nd and closing on OoO", only to find you've got him, along with most of the other contenders

Still, points on the board and all that...
Yep, R.I.P. , but well done everyone.

In Topic: Gazza

04 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

Treatment in and of itself won't make any difference.

In Topic: Fort William Football Club

03 February 2013 - 12:40 AM

I haven't used this forum much over the last few years and I had no idea that we'd adopted a club.I'll be watching thier results carefully from now on.