Tuesday, November 26, 2013

50 years ago JFK almost upstaged a new BBC tv show

Go on, click play. Punish yourself. If I have to hear it one more time I will scream. Yes, I watched it, but not at 6.00am. David Tennant is looking old. John Hurt is looking very old and appears to have lived a good life. Billy Piper is not really that good looking, not now. I think I watched all of the Christopher Ecclestone episodes and I quite like David Tennant when he was fresh. I lost interest when Matt Smith arrived. I drifted off the special episode last night about half way through. I can believe in the Tardis and the Sonic Screwdriver, but two Queen Elizabeths I? It just got too silly.


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  1. It was a hotch-potch, no beginning and no end. I did like the "3D-paintings" in the basements of the National Gallery, something they couldn't have shown 50 years ago.

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    1. Peter, apparently to devotees of the show, it tied up some lose ends. The 3d painting was amazing, amazing that we could see it on a 2d tv.

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  2. It must have been a boy thing.

    Although my memory of tv since it opened in 1956 is excellent, I don't remember this at all.

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    1. Hels, it probably was and probably still is generally. I was never a great fan, but caught the early episodes occasionally.

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  3. Wash your mouth out, DrewAn!
    We've watched it thrice now and love every bit of it :P
    S'ok, I've got enough admiration for the show to make up for you lol.

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    1. Thanks for stepping up to the crease Jayne.

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  4. Never once did I have a clue what was going on. If I remember correctly it was shown at 5.55 pm or something, and the whole 5 minutes dragged by.

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    1. FC, it was on at a weird time. ABC used to run on weird times back then, but the news always began at 7, preceded by a cute kitten static photo.

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  5. I could never get into it in the past so I wouldn't even think of watching now.

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    1. Diane, there is little chance that Fox and Banjo will be interested in the show, so it is not a line of communication to them. I was enthused for one series really. So do F & B have American accents?

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    2. Banjo isn't talking properly yet just single baby words but he understands almost everything you say to him. Fox is funny, he speaks Australian to me and his parents but when he is with nanny or his day care school he changes into American. His dad does this too, when speaking to Americans he does the accent he needs it for auditions and acting there.

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    3. Diane, very interesting that Fox can change his accent like that. Kids are so clever. I am sure your sil has to be very versatile with his accents.

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  6. I planned on watching it in the morning, but it began before I thought it was going to so I missed the beginning. Then I watched it again in the evening until I got to the part I'd already seen, then switched over and watched Bones. I thought it was reasonably well done, I'll watch it again if I ever get the chance. I thought the 3D paintings were fabulous! I thought the John Hurt Doctor made a good point when he asked of the others "why do you insist on talking like children? Timey-Wimey?" It's the one reason why I didn't watch the Matt Smith episodes. I'll watch again when the new Doctor takes over, just to see if he's better.

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    1. River, shallow as it is, I don't like the new Doctor's looks. Maybe he will surprise me, if I catch it.

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  7. I saw it three times, once at the cinema in 3d which was amazing. It had so very many nods to old episodes and it tied in so much from future/past episodes. It really was brilliant.
    You're just old and cynical now m'dear ;)

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    1. Fen, you left out tired and jaded.

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  8. Can't say anything I never watched a Dr. Who, that's not my cup of tea.

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    1. Gattina, I am not really one for science fiction, but Dr Who can be quite clever.

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  9. I watched Dr. Who for a time in the early '70s. Liked it but never got hooked. Maybe I should try again... at least to learn about the two QE 1s.

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    1. Mitchell, I really don't think you would enjoy it.

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  10. I watched the replay of the Dr Who show in the evening. It was the first time I'd ever watched an episode and I'm sorry to say I lost interest about half way through. Then I watched the following movie about the creation of the television series and I loved it. Much better than the actual show.

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    1. I agree Victor, that was quite interesting.

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  11. I had to miss the following bit about the creation, it would have been great to see, but I couldn't miss Bones. The two main characters were finally getting married.

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    1. River, it may be repeated some time. I may have seen Bones in the past. I can't remember.

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  12. Exterminate! Exterminate! How could you not love the Daleks Andrew :))) The thing about Dr Who is that it transcends time, Aimee loves it probably even more than I do now ..

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    1. Grace, a show about time travel transcends time. Who would have thought that.

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