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Old 25-12-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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my teenage son asked me if he could watch my space 1999 dvds yesterday , he said that he just wanted to see why i was so mad about it, he watched all of series one , and started series two . he couldnt understand why it changed so much and said that the first one was the best , im very happy and cant wait to get him on to more gerry anderson .
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Old 25-12-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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You 'pusher', you!
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Old 25-12-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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my teenage son asked me if he could watch my space 1999 dvds yesterday , he said that he just wanted to see why i was so mad about it, he watched all of series one , and started series two . he couldnt understand why it changed so much and said that the first one was the best , im very happy and cant wait to get him on to more gerry anderson .
'The force is strong with him' - you have obviously trained him well

Unfortunately, the only comment I got from my teenage son, when he saw some clips of Space 1999, was "NAFFNESS IN THE FIRST DEGREE"
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Old 25-12-2009, 01:09 PM   #4
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If you start him on Ufo, bear in mind - everyone smokes and supps Gin every five minutes
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Old 25-12-2009, 02:23 PM   #5
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Ah yes - the good old days before political correctness
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Old 26-12-2009, 12:00 AM   #6
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Well, you can argue against 'PC' all you want, but as a parent who has watched too many people die miserably of lung cancer, I for one don't mind the lack of smoking on TV shows.
However, having said that, I don't complain as much when smoking is shown on adult shows that children shouldn't be watching in the first place. (Parental responsibility, and all that... if more parents were responsible and explained things to their kids, the 'PC brigade' wouldn't need to be so vocal. Everybody wins!)
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As for introducing a new generation to S99 & GA, that's great! Some of my kids like it, some don't. But it's still cool when a youngster gets interested in or even excited by these old shows. (It's really cool when they ask for their own model Eagle to build!)
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Old 26-12-2009, 12:55 AM   #7
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As for introducing a new generation to S99 & GA, that's great! Some of my kids like it, some don't. But it's still cool when a youngster gets interested in or even excited by these old shows. (It's really cool when they ask for their own model Eagle to build!)
Absolutely goods news when a new generation is interested.
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Old 26-12-2009, 02:20 PM   #8
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Well, you can argue against 'PC' all you want, but as a parent who has watched too many people die miserably of lung cancer, I for one don't mind the lack of smoking on TV shows
Interesting point CR.

Anyone know why 'UFO' often showed smoking and drinking whereas 'Space 1999' rarely did ?
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Old 29-12-2009, 07:33 AM   #9
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Anyone know why 'UFO' often showed smoking and drinking whereas 'Space 1999' rarely did ?
I'm not sure, other than to show a perception of a more 'positive' side of humanity that wasn't addicted to harmful things or something. This was, after all, The Future!
Realistically, maybe smoking was forbidden on the closed environment of the base, even though Alpha was huge. (Beats the rather ridiculous idea of smoking aboard a submarine as shown in UFO. I don't recall which episode, but I saw some screen grabs showing it.) Though it wasn't the case in the 1970's when S99 was being filmed, contemporary mission control rooms at NASA and the like don't allow smoking, due to the computer equipment & so on that would get messed up by the residual waste. Ever move into an apartment that has nicotine stains in the drapes, the carpet, even the paint on the walls? Difficult if not impossible to clean without a lot of effort & the right equipment. Think of what that does to computer hardware and the like. (Never mind what it does to a body.)

Anyway, Alpha's lack of smoking is somewhat ironic, given how many cast and crew members smoked at the time, and didn't hide the fact. Look at publicity pics of Landau, Bain & Gerry Anderson. Landau's even got a cigarette during a Season 2 filmed interview! I also remember reading how the Alpha sets had signs warning crew not to leave cigarette butts lying about, nor to stomp out a cigarette on the floor. (I'm sure that bit of info was in Tim Heald's The Making of Space: 1999.)
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Old 29-12-2009, 11:40 AM   #10
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I vaguely think there was a strict no smoking policy, duly enforced by Helena, hence Koenig's comment to Victor when the cigar appears in Black Sun
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Ah yes - the good old days before political correctness
Metal skirts, and purple wigs.
OH YEAH!!!
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Old 20-02-2010, 11:05 PM   #12
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Tony brewed beer in season 2 and Vic N John got wasted on Brandy in Black Sun.

Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds regularly feature boozing and smoking.

Part of UFO's retro charm is the fags, scantily clad popsies and hard drinking.

Made me the man I am...
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Ah yes - the good old days before political correctness
Yup.
How insensitive of Victor to light up that cigar!!!!!!
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Tony brewed beer in season 2 and Vic N John got wasted on Brandy in Black Sun.

Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds regularly feature boozing and smoking.

Part of UFO's retro charm is the fags, scantily clad popsies and hard drinking.

Made me the man I am...
Gerry Anderson TV series had realism with all of these included.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:32 AM   #15
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Ah yes - the good old days before political correctness
Yes, reality depicts truth in the era of the TV series.

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Old 13-04-2010, 08:11 AM   #16
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Political Correctness has been compared to Hitlers doctrine in Germany. Except that he forced his people to be anti-semite,we are being told to accept that our way of life,lived for over sixty years,is wrong. No more ogling buxom girls and having a few bevvies,now we are told we must acknowledge that this isn't to everyones tastes and it is 'we' who must adapt.
And they say we have free speech...?
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Yup.
How insensitive of Victor to light up that cigar!!!!!!
I know...too real for some.
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Old 13-04-2010, 06:54 PM   #18
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Political Correctness has been compared to Hitlers doctrine in Germany. Except that he forced his people to be anti-semite,we are being told to accept that our way of life,lived for over sixty years,is wrong. No more ogling buxom girls and having a few bevvies,now we are told we must acknowledge that this isn't to everyones tastes and it is 'we' who must adapt.
And they say we have free speech...?
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Its more severe than that..
There is no such thing as free speech with the politically correct.
If your a devout christian (Im not) and cant accept homosexuality (i.e. the recent incident in Cookham with the hotelier couple) then tough! You are a bigot! No discussion!!
You can only believe in what they, the PC's believe in...
If your a Muslim, however.....
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Old 13-04-2010, 09:58 PM   #19
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Its difficult to know where peoples arguments are coming from when they don't display the town/city/country they are from.

This forum is GLOBAL.

Also could I kindly refer this discusion to the rules on the forum and the MODERATORS.
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Old 13-04-2010, 10:11 PM   #20
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Ok, keep it cool folks. Let's get back to the topic in hand.
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