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Old 20-01-2009, 05:01 PM   #161
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IMO series VII is the real turkey. They abandoned the live audience recording and the only thing that raised a laugh in me was the Arnold Rimmer Experience. Series VIII was far better by comparison but still not as good as when they were on form around series IV and V
I agree there. Chloe Annett's Kochanski was just introduced and I think there was some hostility towards her as she wasn't Clare Grogan, plus Red Dwarf was originally 'All boys together'. There were some funny moments in Season VII like Tikka to Rides JFK conspiracy and Kryten destroying Bronte land with a sodding big Russian tank (though not a WWII one as he described).
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Old 20-01-2009, 11:44 PM   #162
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This occurs in many recent Sci-Fi series and it really aggravates me. Its a plot or a theme where we discover Mankind had some kind of help developing technology or building something such as the pyramids, the nazca lines etc. I think ordinary humans are more then smart enough to have figured these things out.
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Old 21-01-2009, 03:28 AM   #163
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This occurs in many recent Sci-Fi series and it really aggravates me. Its a plot or a theme where we discover Mankind had some kind of help developing technology or building something such as the pyramids, the nazca lines etc. I think ordinary humans are more then smart enough to have figured these things out.

Well Always remember People wrote those shows so it all came from the mind of man per say it's just someone trying to explain something in an entertaining way for history we don't have the evidence to explain
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Old 22-01-2009, 11:45 AM   #164
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I always blamed Chariots of the Gods.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:16 PM   #165
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What leaves me cold?

In no particular order:

The Planet of the Apes (2001) The original stands as one of my favorites... but Burton's outing was a total wash.
Have to disagree with you on the Planet of the Apes remake.
Just saw it again last night - very refreshing to see a remake that doesn't just copy the original but introduces new angles, whilst still paying tribute to the original.
Especially love the line by the gorilla - "Take your hands off me - you dirty stinking HUMAN" (instead of 'APE' ? as in the original film).
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:25 PM   #166
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The best Apes remake was on the Simpsons..season 7, "A Fish Called Selma" when washed up actor Troy McClure appears is a play called "Stop The Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off!". Ah, singing and break dancing apes...what's not to like??
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the only thing that raised a laugh in me was the Arnold Rimmer Experience.
enjoy!

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Old 01-02-2009, 11:18 PM   #168
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I will say two things that are really leaveing me cold right now...all the bitching by Trek fans to the changes made in the upcoming film....and the changes made in the upcoming film....
I can't stand either right now.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:01 AM   #169
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Well said.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:52 AM   #170
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If not already mentioned, can I nominate Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy. I watched the movie last night and I can honestly say it was THE worst sci-fi film I have ever seen -
TOTALLY unfunny and meandering boring, pointless story.
Anyone else agree ?
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:11 AM   #171
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HHGTTG film - dreadful interpretation I think. The only two funny bits were the opening of the airlock (I won't spoil it for the two people who haven't seen this bit) and the woollen dolls.

But what about the Avengers film with Sean Connery - tripe of the first order!

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Old 02-02-2009, 09:47 AM   #172
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The big problem with the film was that is was badly miscast; Arthur Dent's character was based on Simon Jones who was a personal friend of Adams and who ended up playing the role.
Mos Def?
I don't know what role he was playing but it wasn't Ford Prefect

Zooey Deschanel? very nice eye candy but no Susan Sheridan
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:48 AM   #173
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The radio series remains the best. The film was interfered with too much and the humour completely lost by poor delivery on the part of virtually all the cast plus they wandered too far from the central core story. Using Helen Mirren for the voice of Deep Thought just because they could didn't help as again she's completely wrong for the role. Even the TV series guide graphics were better than the weak film graphics. And Mos Def??? WTF??
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I also think that Marvin was 'too cute', though at least kudos to having the original series Marvin making a cameo.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:48 PM   #175
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I agree that the 'HHGTTG' film didn't quite 'come off' - it was somewhat disappointing. But I liked Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent, and I think using Stephen Fry as the voice of the Guide was great casting.
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I know Douglas Adams made that film and all, but the TV series always struck me as a great interpretation of the books. Arthur Dent was tops and Ford Prefect was Ford etc. Didn't like the film at all, though Bill Nighy was rather good as SlartyBartfast. Otherwise shite.
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I did not like... firefly being over. What a great show.
FIREFLY IS A RARE GEM AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A MODERN SCI-FI CLASSIC.
P.S I WOULD LIKE TO STRING UP ALL THE FOX EXECUTIVES WHO PULLED THE
PLUG ON THIS ONE THEY SHOULD BE SHOT!!!!!!!
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I did not like... firefly being over. What a great show.
FIREFLY IS A RARE GEM AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A MODERN SCI-FI CLASSIC.
P.S I WOULD LIKE TO STRING UP ALL THE FOX EXECUTIVES WHO PULLED THE
PLUG ON THIS ONE THEY SHOULD BE SHOT!!!!!!! QUOTE GOOD THINGS COMES TO THOSE WHO WAIT.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:38 AM   #179
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I enjoyed Firefly. It definitely had some interesting juxtapositions (fused US-Sino culture, horses being rounded up by a spaceship) you don't often see in scifi, and for that alone it was refreshing.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:16 PM   #180
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the worst sci-fi movie I ever saw was The Lathe of Heaven remake done in
'03. It was sooooooo baaaaaaaad....
the novel is one of my favorites.
The original movie (which I have an intersting history of getting to finally see it) was great, and surprisingly true to the book The characters, with the exception of George not having a beard, where just as I pictured them.
But the remake....just bloody awful. Bad acting. new story. bad casting. bad writing.
the ironic thing was a lot of people who made it where involved with the original film from the 70s.
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