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>> No. 20473 Anonymous
8th March 2016
Tuesday 8:00 pm
20473 Star Trek
If anyone's interested, Voyager and TNG are continually playing at http://vaughnlive.tv/downlorrd .

Also general Star Trek thread, what do you think of the new movies? What setting would you want a new series to be in?
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>> No. 21553 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 10:36 am
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>> No. 21554 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 5:14 pm
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Satire transcends finding a political solution and just helps us laugh at the absurdities of life. When South Park does get political however it's libertarian in outlook which doesn't need to justify itself so much as point out the solutions are all awful and poke fun at the kinds of people who want to impose their vision on others.
>> No. 21555 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 5:32 pm
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Yeah, I know. I just find it rather vapid and pointless, and the satire's only going to make me laugh if it's actually funny.
>> No. 21656 Anonymous
23rd July 2017
Sunday 8:47 pm
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A new trailer has been released for Discovery:


At least they have distanced themselves from the godawful ship design.
>> No. 21657 Anonymous
23rd July 2017
Sunday 9:41 pm
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It's less dismal than the previous trailer, but I can't say that I'm particularly excited.

Also, have they rebooted the Klingons again? They must evolve faster than MRSA.

>> No. 21588 Anonymous
16th July 2017
Sunday 8:02 pm
21588 New Dr.
Noncelad must be taking this pretty badly.
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>> No. 21651 Anonymous
18th July 2017
Tuesday 11:49 pm
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But it isn't, though, is it? Isn't that why we have political correctness - because we don't live in a state of perfect equality and devoid of prejudice?
>> No. 21652 Anonymous
19th July 2017
Wednesday 12:30 am
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Mental illness fundamentally affects how you interact with people though, I don't think it ever can be thought of in the same way. It's a part of your personality, to some degree inextricable.
>> No. 21653 Anonymous
19th July 2017
Wednesday 12:33 am
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>mentally ill should be equivalent to saying I've got a cold, or the flu, or I sprained my ankle.

Not really, mental health has a stigma for a good reason because it can mean that you are a danger to yourself and to society at large. Obviously not all mental illnesses are the same but there is a reason we associate manics with violence, schizophrenics will paranoid destructive behavior, depressives with wallowing and self destruction, and autists with actually caring about doctor who canon.

I'm saying this as a person who has friends and family crippled by all of the above. In all seriousness I've had to deal with manics and depressives who have used being open about their problems as a way to absolve themselves of guilt for their shitty behavior and lack of self control, and people think they are helping by being 'understanding' and shifting the burned of their behavior on to everyone in their path, but this is tacit to abuse. Your cause is more short sighted than you think.

I agree an openness about depression for the introverted is a positive as it is for anxiety, and any learning disorder where people need to admit they fall short would be a benefit and there are plenty of milder cases where it would be relevant, but you can't treat all mental illnesses as being helped by people being accepting and open, and like it would always be of benefit to the problem, sometimes the best thing is for people to feel they should solider on and strive for a life of managing normality without drawing attention to themselves and people moving the bar to excusing their failures.
>> No. 21654 Anonymous
19th July 2017
Wednesday 3:08 pm
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Why is the main discussion in a Dr Who thread about mental health?
>> No. 21655 Anonymous
19th July 2017
Wednesday 3:29 pm
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Too easy.

>> No. 21586 Anonymous
15th July 2017
Saturday 6:16 pm
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I might be having a moment but can anyone tell me why the answer to the riddle is 3 bananas?


Also let's discuss the reboot. I like Ayoade but the hand thing is a bit weird but I get it, it's part of his schtick. Could they not get Ed Tudor-Pole back? He has not aged well
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>> No. 21608 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 1:12 am
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Tudor Pole doesn't like to even talk about it now. He was interviewed a while back and said he didn't really have much to say about what amounted to a few weeks' filming he did twenty odd years ago. He also rather snottily said "God didn't put me on this earth to be a gameshow host". Fuck him, he was never as good as Richard O'Brien
>> No. 21633 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 9:09 pm
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>I might be having a moment but can anyone tell me why the answer to the riddle is 3 bananas?
2 peppers
3 aubergines
1 plum
4 cauliflowers

ba-na-nas = 3 syllables
>> No. 21638 Anonymous
18th July 2017
Tuesday 2:22 am
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You fucking clever dick
>> No. 21649 Anonymous
18th July 2017
Tuesday 11:07 pm
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He's just outed himself as the sort of person that passes the GCHQ/MI5 recruitment tests.
>> No. 21650 Anonymous
18th July 2017
Tuesday 11:33 pm
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The test seems to mostly be about not being the sort of person who talks about even considering a job with them and what is on the test, which is why I failed before I even started.

>> No. 21504 Anonymous
12th March 2017
Sunday 10:36 pm
21504 The 90s
Has anyone else noticed that over the past few months there's been a lot of 90s nostalgia "documentaries"? I swear I've seen 3 in the last few weeks.

Is there any reason for this? Has everyone decided that one of the most bland, unexciting decades has suddenly become amazing halcyon days?
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>> No. 21605 Anonymous
16th July 2017
Sunday 11:25 pm
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Now I understand this a lot better.


The comments are definitely worth a gander.


And I guess this was the genesis for Videogaiden.

I am learning so, so much right now.
>> No. 21609 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 2:02 am
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It really is a pitch-perfect pisstake.

While we're on an obscure late-night vibe, does anyone remember Gaytime TV? It's amazing how far we've come in twenty-odd years.

>> No. 21610 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 2:43 am
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The first five minutes talk about how this or that is the first ever such-and-such for gays and lesbians. I wonder if this is what they called the pink pound. "We've got a new perfume coming out, let's say it's the first one specifically for gays and it'll sell loads."
>> No. 21611 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 3:46 am
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>I wonder if this is what they called the pink pound.

Very much so, but it marked a really important change for gay and lesbian people.

Back in 1995, Section 28 was still in force, a law stating that no local authority may "promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship". Homosexuality had been officially decriminalised in 1967, but gay men were still being arrested well into the 80s on charges of "outraging public decency". The age of consent wouldn't be equalised until 2000. The trauma of the AIDS epidemic was still very raw - just a few years previously, an HIV diagnosis was a death sentence. A lot of people saw a lot of friends die, eaten away by tumours and infections and god knows what.

As laughable as it seems now, the idea of a gay advert or a gay perfume was genuinely thrilling. Those little tokens of acceptance really meant something. The attitude of "your money is as good as anyone else's" marked a real sea change. We weren't quite normal yet, but we weren't perverts or plague carriers any more.
>> No. 21630 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 7:29 pm
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We need some GET STUFFED

>> No. 16455 Anonymous
14th April 2014
Monday 11:11 am
16455 Game of Thrones
Are you all just going to pretend this isn't happening?

I assume everyone's already illegally downloaded last nights episode? If so you'll definitely understand my next question...


I'm reckoning Cersei at a daring 50/1.
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>> No. 20920 Anonymous
30th June 2016
Thursday 11:44 pm
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I can't get over the fact that the country is called Abuddin (father of religion). It's like... Don't these screenwriters know any Arabic speakers?
>> No. 21612 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 5:43 am
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Apparently it's back.

What a difference three years makes.
>> No. 21613 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 9:27 am
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Why must you tell me that I'm wasting away?
>> No. 21614 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 9:31 am
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I'm sorry, I'm never going to die so I don't regard mortality with much reverence.
>> No. 21632 Anonymous
17th July 2017
Monday 8:14 pm
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May I drink your blood? Poz me babes.

>> No. 21563 Anonymous
7th July 2017
Friday 6:51 pm
21563 Short Films
It looks like the old thread fell off the catalogue but Neill Blomkamp have been releasing a series of experimental short films that are insanely good. He's doing youtube installments of concepts to try and bypass controlling studios.

Set in the Vietnam War. What the locals have called a river God goes on the warpath while having some sort of control over the fabric of reality.


In 2020 Alien lizards take over the Earth and push mankind to the brink of extinction as they use people for human experiments and start changing our planet to suit them. Staring Sigourney Weaver.

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>> No. 21564 Anonymous
7th July 2017
Friday 7:22 pm
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All respect to Ms. Weaver but watching Rakka feels like an episode-length Previously on...
>> No. 21565 Anonymous
7th July 2017
Friday 8:24 pm
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The conversation between Ripley and the Mad Bomber is awful, sound like it was written by an amateur.
>> No. 21566 Anonymous
8th July 2017
Saturday 9:13 am
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The fire base thing has great effects but also feels adolescent in terms of plot/back story.

>> No. 21559 Anonymous
6th July 2017
Thursday 10:26 pm
21559 Hidden Soundtracks
How am I supposed to find the track lists for documentaries when they aren't on IMDB? I've heard a few pieces of music on BBC4 programmes but they aren't on the beeb's site or IMDB and it's making me ever so slightly frustrated.
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>> No. 21560 Anonymous
6th July 2017
Thursday 11:02 pm
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This seems to come up every couple of months or so.

The tl;dr version is that half the time it's generic production music because it's dirt cheap and suits programmes with no budget.
>> No. 21561 Anonymous
6th July 2017
Thursday 11:10 pm
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Email them.
>> No. 21562 Anonymous
7th July 2017
Friday 4:33 am
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If it's a commercial release, then Shazam is remarkably accurate. As >>21560 says, a lot of incidental music in TV is licensed from music libraries rather than commercial releases, because the licensing is much cheaper and easier. It's also fairly common for a soundtrack to be specifically recorded - a composer on a modern digital workstation can knock out half an hour of original music in two days. If a composer was involved, they should be mentioned in the end credits.

>> No. 21557 Anonymous
27th June 2017
Tuesday 3:41 pm
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>> No. 21533 Anonymous
19th May 2017
Friday 10:51 am
21533 Documentaries about hills and the like
What are some good natural history documentaries about the land and the environment, as opposed to animals?

I watched the Life of a Mountain films recently and thought they were just sublime.
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>> No. 21534 Anonymous
19th May 2017
Friday 11:15 am
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Wainwright's Walks might be up your street but not exactly what you're describing.

>> No. 20026 Anonymous
22nd October 2015
Thursday 12:04 am
20026 Star Wars: The Force Awakens




Almost there, lads. 18th of December. Original cast reprising there roles, lots of practical effects where possible and a story which looks to be Naussica: The Live Action Movie from the new trailer.

Share your thoughts, fears, hopes and expectations.
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>> No. 21451 Anonymous
27th December 2016
Tuesday 10:10 am
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Ohh, yeah, he directed A New New Hope.

Forgive me, but I don't understand his relevance to my criticism of Rogue One: An Oliver Stone's Star Wars.
>> No. 21452 Anonymous
27th December 2016
Tuesday 11:17 am
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What's all these enjoyable Star Wars "things" Rogue One completely lacked?
>> No. 21453 Anonymous
27th December 2016
Tuesday 11:36 am
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I'm not sure - but it seems like these arm-chair directors would produce a better film if only their world-shattering ideas were heard.
>> No. 21454 Anonymous
27th December 2016
Tuesday 11:38 am
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Charming and engaging characters and an investing plot. I'm aware these aren't unique to Star Wars and weren't included in the four billion dollar purchase of the franchise, but the plot's redundant (spoiler: the Rebellion wins) and the characters are basically a shitty, not terribly dirty, half dozen.

Rox MC just gets obliterated by a grenade. Why? Fuck him, that's why.
>> No. 21522 Anonymous
16th May 2017
Tuesday 3:32 am
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At least Jyn Erso had a clearly defined backstory and clear motivation and development throughout. Unlike Rey who could magically do anything the plot required...total Mary Sue.

Sorry but TFA was a veiled reboot and a very lazy one at that, far from adding to the 'Skywalker Saga' it actually detracted from it. ROTJ left us with a happy ending of sorts. TFA undid that in a really shoddy manner. Han and Leia split up, Han gets killed....what a fucking downer. Rogue One on the other hand was fucking awesome; sure we knew how it would end, but it was a nice change from the Skywalker Saga and it filled in a bit of the history. PLUS speaking for myself, even though I KNEW how it would turn out, there was a large part of my brain that honestly believed that things were going to go wrong for the Rebels and that everything we knkw for a fact happens in ANH onwards was about to be undone...that's how powerful that third act was, especially in the last twenty minutes. Rogue One is vastly superior to TFA in pretty much every way, anyone who claims differently is a fanboy who refuses to accept that the 'little side story' was better thank the main saga entry. Then again though after the prequels, fanboys obviously had lowered expectations and forgot what a proper Star Wars movie is supposed to be like.

Also, Daisy Ridley is a fucking atrocious actress

>> No. 21501 Anonymous
26th February 2017
Sunday 7:23 pm
21501 65+ Being old in rural Japan

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>> No. 21517 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 1:12 am
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Spike Japan is great. I read every blog post there. Shame it hasn't been updated for so long.

Do you know of any other blogs (or books) that are similar to Spike Japan in tone and and/or subject?
>> No. 21518 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 7:26 am
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My place looks nicer. I really must post pics some day.

Sage checked.
>> No. 21519 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 10:25 am
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I believe you, lad.
>> No. 21520 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 3:18 pm
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Fucking hell. How was this allowed?
>> No. 21521 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 6:10 pm
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That...really isn't anything like where I live.

I will take some shots with a .gs on them or something. You really are a bellend, aren't you, Bellendlad.

>> No. 21483 Anonymous
21st January 2017
Saturday 8:17 pm
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Has anyone else been watching this?

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>> No. 21496 Anonymous
22nd January 2017
Sunday 8:41 pm
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Agreed - I consider myself an expert on insulting language, particularly when it relates to other cultures and I had never heard of the term.
>> No. 21497 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 7:10 pm
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It seems to be hitting it's stride a bit now, the last few episodes have been the best.

Don't know what the whole army training thing in episode 2(?) was about, pointless shite
>> No. 21498 Anonymous
26th January 2017
Thursday 5:27 pm
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I didn't like the "killing the guest" thing at first, but its actually quite amusing now and saves a lot of sycophancy ("So, you've a new book/show/film out...") that is required of such things. The later episodes are definitely better.

It's interesting how risqué they can be now - nailing the dildo to the steering wheel in the latest episode, for instance, just not the kind of thing they would ever get away with on the BBC.
>> No. 21499 Anonymous
26th January 2017
Thursday 5:57 pm
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They do what? Christ it really is a show for teenlads.
>> No. 21500 Anonymous
26th January 2017
Thursday 5:58 pm
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Fuck it, I'm watching Pointless.

>> No. 21481 Anonymous
16th January 2017
Monday 10:54 pm
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So "Crackle" whoever the fuck they are are making a Snatch TV show. Judging by the trailer it's set in some sort of bizarro alternate contemporary London where nothing has changed in the past 30 years except the level of technology and variety of ethnics.
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>> No. 21482 Anonymous
17th January 2017
Tuesday 1:10 am
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Remember Spooks? They made a film it with John Snow in it.

>> No. 21455 Anonymous
30th December 2016
Friday 10:31 pm
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Not sure if it's just me, but the festive TV this year has been under par.

Inside No 9 was a bit of a let down. I haven't watched Charlie's 2016 Wipe yet, although I enjoyed Cunk on Christmas. I don't think there's anything of note I've missed; I don't watch Who but I heard the Christmas special was shite.
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>> No. 21476 Anonymous
31st December 2016
Saturday 10:39 pm
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There seem to have been far less Christmas songs on the radio, too.
>> No. 21477 Anonymous
31st December 2016
Saturday 11:13 pm
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I thought I'd just missed them, but perhaps not. Not that I mind though.
>> No. 21478 Anonymous
1st January 2017
Sunday 9:26 am
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That's because, like Gary Glitter and Another Rock n Roll Christmas, they've all been Yewtree'd so are now unplayable.
>> No. 21479 Anonymous
2nd January 2017
Monday 4:20 pm
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Are the experts in on it?
>> No. 21480 Anonymous
2nd January 2017
Monday 4:40 pm
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The historian woman on Cunk with the curly hair has been with her on that panel show Sue Perkins did about names, so she's definitely in on it.

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