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PaulH



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I watched it all the way through for the first time.

I'm -- almost -- speechless.

The plot, acting and dialogue would have disgraced a comic book.

Wow!


Do you mind? No self respecting comic book writer would have dared hand this trash in!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Satis wrote:
I watched it all the way through for the first time.

I'm -- almost -- speechless.

The plot, acting and dialogue would have disgraced a comic book.

Wow!



Whoa whoa whoa!!

Let's not say anything we might regret about comic books!

I'm certainly a fan of comics, although the bulk of my collection comes from the 70's and was collected by, well, not me! Yes there are some hokey titles out there, but for a dark and fascinating read I would check out "The Watchmen". (Soon to be a motion picture)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Don't mess with me I'm an archaeologist!


Bugger!

I had a fiver on

"Let me through I'm an archeologist"

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best bit for me - my mouth was hanging open, my teeth occasionally clashing as I tried desperately not to laugh, determined not to miss one word - was the scene where Miss Mugwump was tracing the path of Excauliflower as it flashed its way through the famed hands of history in various different lands.

I too wondered whether it was planned to be so toshingly brilliant or whether they'll all be saying oops-but-never-mind. Surely it can't be so consistently cheesily, but accidentally awful.

Marvellous. Can't wait for Series 2.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe it! I had to go out last night and forgot to record the final episode! Aaarrgh!

Never mind, I have just bought a DVD of The Complete Bagpuss on Amazon. That will be some consolation...

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PaulH



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GESSEJ wrote:
Satis wrote:
I watched it all the way through for the first time.

I'm -- almost -- speechless.

The plot, acting and dialogue would have disgraced a comic book.

Wow!



Whoa whoa whoa!!

Let's not say anything we might regret about comic books!

I'm certainly a fan of comics, although the bulk of my collection comes from the 70's and was collected by, well, not me! Yes there are some hokey titles out there, but for a dark and fascinating read I would check out "The Watchmen". (Soon to be a motion picture)


True - anyone who knocks coics should track down a copy of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Watchmen and discover how different they are to, say, the 60's Batman TV show.

I know my local library has Watchmen in stock.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And let's not forget Neil Gaiman's '1602' for Marvel...
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PaulH



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tapes wrote:
And let's not forget Neil Gaiman's '1602' for Marvel...


Aye, that's a good 'un, although I think it'd make more sense to people familiar with Marvel comics already.

Camelot 3000 is highly recommended, as is Batman - the Dark Knight Returns. Ooooh, so many classic comics, so little time!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't beat Gaiman's Sandman series for me!

We only just got round to watching the final episode tonight... so if Mugwump's mother named Vivian after the witch in the Arthur stories, why isn't the older daughter called Gwynevere? Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The script for episode 1 is now on view at BBC Writers' Room. I find this fact monumentally depressing.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug and I got our hands on all of the first season episodes. We're just about to watch #5.

There's loads of twee moments, some VERY badly written dialogue and whoever directed episode 3 should be shot but ... we're enjoying the series for the most part.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The script for episode 1 is now on view at BBC Writers' Room. I find this fact monumentally depressing.


I've just had a look - it's even funnier in print than on't telly! Yay! Razz
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