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>> No. 15319 Anonymous
29th October 2013
Tuesday 10:52 pm
15319 Hidden Gems?
I found this bad boy on netflix, I watched for the tits stayed for the rest of the film. Brilliantly funny and touching. Anyone got any other hidden gems?
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>> No. 22953 Anonymous
6th November 2019
Wednesday 2:09 pm
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I tried watching this last night and realised half way through I'd seen it before but forgotten because of how boring it was. May as well just read the plot summary.
>> No. 22995 Anonymous
14th December 2019
Saturday 10:31 am
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Lads, I'm trying to track down a film I saw one night on Channel 4 years ago.

The gist of it is a guy pretending to be a photographer scams his way across Italy. Is joined by a woman running away from a convent. Then after conning a mafia funeral he ends up jailed.

I know it wasn't a fever dream.
>> No. 22996 Anonymous
26th December 2019
Thursday 7:50 pm
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I always want something I've never gotten elsewhere when I watch a film, and Colassal certainly delivers. 100% recommended watch on my part.
>> No. 22997 Anonymous
28th December 2019
Saturday 8:33 pm
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try tipofmytounge on reddit
>> No. 23430 Anonymous
29th November 2020
Sunday 8:43 am
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I watched this last night before bed and it was so good I decided to bump this old thread because it's basically the perfect definition of a hidden gem.

If you've ever stayed up watching some rubbish TV documentary about the Rendlesham Forest incident then this might be your new favourite film. Otherwise I'd recommend it because of how well shot, written and edited it all is. It's not Signs or anything though, just to make that clear. Now one fights a monster with a stick. Most of the people who worked on it or starred in it don't even have Wikipedia pages, so again, the definition of a hidden gem.

>> No. 23185 Anonymous
4th August 2020
Tuesday 8:55 pm
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Do you have any anime recommendations?

This year I got into the habit of watching Natsume's Book of Friends before bed. I've found anime in general to be good for helping you unwide when you're otherwise entirely busy with work. Natsume seems to tick the right boxes for me in providing escapism with self-contained stories that make you think. Previously I've enjoyed Mushishi and Kino's Journey for the same reasons of relaxation.
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>> No. 23201 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 5:58 pm
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>if anyone has other sci-fi-ish recommendations I'll take them.

The only Space one I can think of right now is "Tytania", but it's actually really disappointing, considering it's by the Legend of Galactic Heroes author.

On the other hand, "Real Drive / RD Sennou Chousashitsu" (by the same writer as Ghost in the Shell) takes a laid-back approach to Sci-Fi. It's set on an artificial island somewhere in the South Pacific, using a fully connected AR-based society which makes use of saltwater as a data storage medium. Some residents of the island have found ways to hack into this "Meta-Real" system for the purposes of pleasure-seeking and crime, and so an investigation team uses a "diver" to catch them like something out of The Lawnmower Man.
Many of the stories are self-contained but slot into an overarching narrative of social quandaries and plutocratic backstabbing. There's a lot of stuff there that would appeal to someone who is into the kind of stories that fetaured in 2000AD, for example.
>> No. 23202 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 11:09 pm
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Vinland Saga was my most recent watch, that's definitely a fantastic bit of Medieval brit larp.
>> No. 23203 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 11:20 pm
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Made in Abyss has a nice episodic story telling style. It's a bit like Kino's Journey in that there's "mild peril" in it, but it has that feeling of exploration that seems to only scratch the surface of the world it lives in.
>> No. 23211 Anonymous
23rd August 2020
Sunday 6:03 pm
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I should say that another anime that I'm watching right now is Re:Zero. It does have cliché elements being an anime about a NEET transported into a fantasy world but there's an interesting idea around how fucked up it would be to live with a particular superpower.

Spoiler for what that is ruins episode 1 but I assume you will have watched it already if the above were enough: When he dies he returns to a save point. Every 3-4 episodes is him facing off against some challenge and mostly having to watch all his friends die over and over until he gets it right.

>ACCA:13-ku Kansatsu-ka (not the Insurance company) - A bright and colourful web of political intrigue in !NOTAmerica. Everyone is fucking beautiful for some reason.

I really enjoyed this. I'd say its really more a political thriller in !NOTJapan if it never formed a unitary state because you have elements that fit strongly with the past and present of Japanese monarchy and an underlying allegory to the Japanese succession debate.
>> No. 23429 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 7:21 pm
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I'd say Golden Kamuy is probably the best tv show running at the moment. Overall its a historical western adventure set in Hokkaido shortly after the Russo-Japanese war with plenty of comedy, cooking and learning about Japanese aboriginals mixed in.

The story follows competing groups on a hunt for hidden Ainu gold - the protagonists being a Japanese veteran and a Ainu girl with blue eyes but you slowly get a backstory for every reoccurring character. I've found myself opening up wikipedia to learn about various events described in the series which is a fascinating look at Japan's expansion into the wild Northern Islands to secure control, the short lived Republic of Ezo and Russo-Japanese strategic competition in the area.

Also to find the gold they have to use maps tattooed on people's skin. A proper good romp.

Should say that you can watch a good portion of anime for free on Crunchyroll and with adblock you don't even have to watch ads. The catalogue doesn't have everything but I'd say there's more hours of content on a free platform than you'd find on Netflix.

>> No. 23386 Anonymous
18th November 2020
Wednesday 8:20 pm
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There was an episode of Bernard's Watch where Bernard had stopped time whilst he was on one of his little escapades, trying to catch a rabbit that was on the loose or something like that, and when he unfroze time several hours later it turned out that the chicken his mum had been roasting was burnt to a crisp because it had continued to cook during all of the hours it was frozen.

This has always stayed with me because I thought it was so fucked up. Imagine you've just got into a red hot bath to relax and next thing you know your tender flesh is peeling away from the bone and congealing around you because, completely unbeknownst to you, you've actually been boiled alive for several hours whilst some little scamp has frozen time so he can be at two different friend's birthday parties at the same time or whatever. Fucked up, I tell you.
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>> No. 23424 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 11:56 am
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I'd imagine some form of slingshot would work as well.
>> No. 23425 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 11:59 am
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Your average* person can easily match that speed with an atlatl, if they know what they're doing.

*in good shape, so not an average modern Anglo.
>> No. 23426 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 12:11 pm
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Maybe if I whirled it around like a discus thrower, but I suspect that the loose spuds would dissipate a lot of the energy. It'd be a nasty knock, but I wouldn't bank on it as a knockout blow. I'd be more confident with one big spud in a football sock.
>> No. 23427 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 12:26 pm
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Even a spear with a potato on the end of it?
>> No. 23428 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 12:44 pm
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Drop a spud in one of these, should be about the same.

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>> No. 23383 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 1:06 am
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I've been watching loads of foreign films recently, and I was struck by something I find quite interesting. When I watch a foreign film in a Germanic language like Dutch or German, it feels impactful to me because the intonation, tone, sentence pacing and structure of the actors feels quite similar to English, which makes their performances feel about as compelling as they would be if they were in English.

When I watch something in French, Spanish, or Italian, it often feels like a word salad of peculiar sounds that are either lacking in distinct emotions, or are over emphasising one particular emotion. Spanish and Italian are a slurry of fast paced words and French is a blur of people making "bleugh" sounds.

Is it just me or have any of you noticed the same thing? I used to think that English kind of sat "in between" Romance and Germanic languages, but I now realise it's firmly a Germanic language with a bunch of loanwords thanks to our Norman enslavement.
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>> No. 23384 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 2:00 am
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I think what you've noticed are differences in stress and isochrony. The rhythms of French or Spanish are closer to Mandarin or Japanese than English.


>> No. 23385 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 8:41 am
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All three sound fine to me, it's not until Italian that I start to notice that.

>> No. 23364 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 1:13 pm
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Let's get all femanista for a bit, lads. I was just scrolling down the list of IMDb's Top 250 - which are still all excellent films - and I was struck by just how male the list is. You have to go all the way down to The Silence of the Lambs before you get a lone female protagonist, and even then more people remember that film for Anthony Hopkins than Jodie Foster.

So I want to broaden my horizons - what are your favourite films about and starring women? I'm talking about ones that are mainly women in the cast - don't just say the Alien films.

For instance I liked The Help. I found Little Women mediocre, though.
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>> No. 23377 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 2:49 pm
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Toni Collette is an underrated actress. She plays a depressed single mother in this film, only good acting in the film really.

I actually thought this was quite over rated. Likely because it was recommended a few times so I hyped it up a bit in my head. A lot of the visuals and special effects looked like I was on an lsd trip. I have a feeling some of the production dropped a few tabs while making this.

>female-centric film without excluding men for the sake of it

Yeah It's pretty noticeable when this happens.

Characteristics like sex, race or nationality are hard to change in long standing media characters especially, people get quite attached to the way characters look. I read something about a female black 007 in the next James Bond. James is distinctly a native English bloke, meaning white Anglican looking, and a bloke. I doubt the viewing figures will be high on that film if they make sweeping changes so frivolously.
>> No. 23379 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 3:13 pm
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>I read something about a female black 007 in the next James Bond.
Daftie bastard.
>> No. 23380 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 4:11 pm
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A black female Bond could be uncomfortably sexy.
>> No. 23381 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 4:18 pm
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>Bond. Jemima Bond.
>> No. 23382 Anonymous
14th November 2020
Saturday 3:22 am
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I do read a lot of shit to be fair. My addiction to random news recommended to me on my phone has been troubling.

>> No. 18884 Anonymous
10th March 2015
Tuesday 6:44 pm

So... will he be allowed to come back, or is the BBC about to lose a big chunk out of their international revenues.
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>> No. 23359 Anonymous
10th November 2020
Tuesday 6:46 pm
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>Jeremy Clarkson Rejects Offer To Return To BBC After Asked By Director-General To “Come Home”

>“He was saying the other day, ‘Oh, come home’. But the truth is, you’d struggle on the BBC now. It’s so unbelievably right on. You just couldn’t say anything which I make my living from saying.” In the same interview, he accused the BBC of being very limited in their show production, and having a closed mind for new ideas. He also slated the BBC by stating that they’d freeze out presenters that aren’t politically correct.
>“I think it is becoming very, very restrictive, which is a shame, because it [the BBC] is a good idea,” he said.


Looks like he won in the end.
>> No. 23360 Anonymous
10th November 2020
Tuesday 7:23 pm
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>Looks like he won in the end.

I think he won ages ago when Amazon gave them £100m.
>> No. 23361 Anonymous
10th November 2020
Tuesday 9:50 pm
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Am I a cynic if I think he's just saying that because it's on-brand to bash the BBC for being PC, rather than because he's genuinely fearful his 'outrageous' popular-'unpopular'-opinion-but's might be censored by a snide intern with pink hair and a grudge against the jigaboo-gollywog minstrel jazz hour?
>> No. 23362 Anonymous
11th November 2020
Wednesday 12:23 am
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Like everything Clarkson, it's a bit of both. His public persona is just an extreme version of his private one, as far as I can tell. He's probably not the biggest fan of the BBC, but it fits his show persona and his newspaper opinion piece writing to call them communist totalitarians.
>> No. 23363 Anonymous
11th November 2020
Wednesday 9:31 am
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We only have his word for it this happened, and it was probably just some idle words of regret from his best mate over a pint, rather than a formal apology from the legal and disciplinary team and fullthroated cheer from the battered production crew. I don't think the BBC want him back.

>> No. 23326 Anonymous
8th November 2020
Sunday 8:14 pm
23326 Pepe the Frog: Feels Good Man

This is a BBC4 Storyville documentary on the background and evolution of Pepe the Frog. It's done in a very straight, documentary way, but is a fascinating look at what becomes a meme, but also NEET culture and the people who make up 4chan.

I found it interesting.
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>> No. 23354 Anonymous
9th November 2020
Monday 1:08 pm
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What's next, do you want us to read beyond headlines too?
>> No. 23355 Anonymous
9th November 2020
Monday 1:14 pm
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I keep hiding this shitheap and it shows up regardless. Brilliant.
>> No. 23356 Anonymous
9th November 2020
Monday 1:34 pm
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If you're on Firefox the only way to hide threads is to block the element with uBlock. Hiding threads on Firefox has been broken for months now, unfortunately.
>> No. 23357 Anonymous
9th November 2020
Monday 1:43 pm
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i started this argument before watching (>>23331 and >>23334 were me) and i must say that after watching it does actually explain a lot! so fair enough.

also a song they used early on - living in hell by cobra man - is an absolute banger so thanks for that.
>> No. 23358 Anonymous
9th November 2020
Monday 2:16 pm
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Thank you and goodbye.

>> No. 23247 Anonymous
24th October 2020
Saturday 2:46 am
23247 Borat 2
Borat 2 is frighteningly good. And also frightening.

Sacha Baron Cohen is a genius.

I commend it to you all.
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>> No. 23321 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 9:55 am
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They were obviously shown pictures you dumbo. You can't identify someone from their name alone, do you not know what identify means?
>> No. 23322 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 10:07 am
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The appearance of "Borat" is far more recognisable than that of "Sacha Baron Cohen" so it's hardly an effective test.
>> No. 23323 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 11:11 am
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You do know that Borat is Sacha Baron Cohen wearing a wig and moustache? They are the same person?
>> No. 23324 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 11:15 am
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Point stands.
>> No. 23325 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 11:25 am
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Cohen is barely recognisable as the same dude as Borat without the moustache, hair, and silly expression.

>> No. 23181 Anonymous
24th July 2020
Friday 6:43 pm
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What's worth watching on the telly these days?
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>> No. 23232 Anonymous
4th October 2020
Sunday 12:53 am
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Is that one of the Blackout Krew? It got more catchy as it went on.
>> No. 23239 Anonymous
16th October 2020
Friday 1:38 am
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Taskmaster is back with an excellent lineup: Johnny Vegas, Daisy May Cooper, Katherine Parkinson, Richard Herring and some other bloke. Daisy May's big pregnant belly is giving me the horn.

>> No. 23240 Anonymous
16th October 2020
Friday 9:22 am
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They are really promoting this show heavily - doesn't seem funny enough to justify it though. It's just watchable Dave, like Scrapheap Challenge.
>> No. 23241 Anonymous
16th October 2020
Friday 9:34 am
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Taskmaster depends heavily on the line-up. I thought last night was quite poor and that fat lass was painfully unfunny. I LOVE DRINKING WINE! ISN'T ALCOHOL GREAT? ALCOHOL, YEAH!
>> No. 23242 Anonymous
16th October 2020
Friday 11:03 am
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It wasn't the best, but a big improvement over last series. I thought Baddiel and Brand sucked the energy out.

>> No. 23237 Anonymous
15th October 2020
Thursday 4:54 pm
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hAS ANY sorry capslock, has anyone seen or heard of this BBC show? It's a BBC comedy based around British soldiers in Afganhistan. I'm asking because I don't like it, but I'm not sure if it's just because it's dated and I didn't see it at the time, or if it's just really not a good show.
As far as I can tell, they've just got a few comic actors and made them bully each other while in "a setting". The LGBTQ+ stereotype of media having a "breeding couple" seems extremely accurate for this. There are two attractive people who are supposedly attracted to each other but they have no chemistry. It's as though they took some already existing stereotypes and actors from popular shows (Green Wing) and expected people to find them funny without anything else.
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>> No. 23238 Anonymous
15th October 2020
Thursday 5:54 pm
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I did see one of the first ones, and agree, it's trying to be like a low-rent Green Wing, and failing badly.
>> No. 23243 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 4:05 pm
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Yeah, watched it stubbornly hoping for it to get better. Let down and pretty crap overall.

Dunno what happened to British comedy :/
>> No. 23244 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 4:18 pm
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I remember watching a few episodes when it came on past midnight. It wasn't as shit as you'd expect to be honest, but I still wouldn't go out of my way to watch it.

>Green Wing
That was shite too.
>> No. 23245 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 4:20 pm
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>hAS ANY sorry capslock,

Is your backspace key broken? I'm so confused as to why you didn't just remove this.

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>> No. 23234 Anonymous
11th October 2020
Sunday 7:58 pm
23234 Grange Hill
I made this picture ages ago and forgot about it.

If any one is interested all the Grange Hill episodes since the early 1990's are available on Youtube. Highlights include Kevin getting high on LSD in 1995 (Series 18) and the Wayne vs Alec & Sean rivalry in 1998 (Series 21).

Would love to hear your Grange Hill memories.
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>> No. 23235 Anonymous
11th October 2020
Sunday 8:13 pm
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>> No. 23217 Anonymous
3rd October 2020
Saturday 8:22 am
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What are some decent British films from the past few years?

The last one I properly enjoyed was Sightseers, but I've heard good things about The Gentlemen.
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>> No. 23223 Anonymous
3rd October 2020
Saturday 2:04 pm
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1917, Ex Machina, Pride, The Death of Stalin, Notes on Blindness, '71.
>> No. 23224 Anonymous
3rd October 2020
Saturday 4:10 pm
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The Personal History of David Copperfield
>> No. 23225 Anonymous
3rd October 2020
Saturday 6:33 pm
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If you liked In Bruges then try The Guard and Calvary.
>> No. 23230 Anonymous
4th October 2020
Sunday 12:10 am
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I'm only 17 minutes into it but Say Your Prayers seems like a good shout.
>> No. 23233 Anonymous
4th October 2020
Sunday 1:45 am
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>I'm only 17 minutes into it but
Yep that's a good British film. Maybe 15 years too late but still essentially a solid film.

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>> No. 23214 Anonymous
2nd October 2020
Friday 8:14 pm
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Alright you two.

I'm usually pretty good at tracking down songs that people half-remember, like a shitter version of Shazam, but this one has me stumped. A mate has given me a line and a basic melody of a song he remembers from an advert.

It's a happy upbeat song, which goes something along the lines of "I found something new, and baby I'll share it with you".

On my Google hunt, I came across this unanswered forum post (pic related) from January 2006, from someone clearly looking for the same thing. Now, they say it's from a Mars advert they saw at the cinema, but I haven't been able to track down any Mars adverts that match that description.

So, do any of you lads remember this? Cheers.
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>> No. 23219 Anonymous
3rd October 2020
Saturday 12:59 pm
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Excellent. Mate has confirmed.

Thanks lads, I knew you'd deliver.
>> No. 23220 Anonymous
3rd October 2020
Saturday 1:01 pm
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Since the thread objective has been achieved, I am repurposing it in the interests of The People, comrades.

Who else misses these delicious little bastards? Ohhh what I'd give to taste the Mars Delight once more.
>> No. 23221 Anonymous
3rd October 2020
Saturday 1:40 pm
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I miss these, as well as Cadbury's Marble, Snickers Crunchers and Dark & Light Mars Bars.
>> No. 23222 Anonymous
3rd October 2020
Saturday 1:57 pm
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The Mars Delight is just a half-arsed Kinder Bueno.
>> No. 23378 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 3:01 pm
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I remember pigging out on these. Oh... the good days.

>> 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. 23176 Anonymous
23rd July 2020
Thursday 3:56 pm
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I'm not really a Star Trek-head but this just looks like Rick & Morty with a Trek skin. Reminds me a bit of the recent Thundercats show, modern lolsorandumxd humour applied to a well loved and respected franchise.
>> No. 23177 Anonymous
23rd July 2020
Thursday 5:29 pm
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> but then as soon as it comes out, they are playing it or watching it.

All I can tell you is I personally stopped watching, and I loved Star Trek. It won't stop my love of the originals but without some major shift in creative control I am not interested in doing anything other than complaining that it isn’t how it should be, unless someone whose judgement I trust tells me otherwise.

I think the inertia will carry people to watch these shows with hope for a while, this isn't a case of this being 'bad star trek' this is a case of a brand being cheaply milked. This is the equivalent of all that silly Cthulhu crap you get that has nothing to do with the original books, only it has the stamp of authenticity on it.
>> No. 23178 Anonymous
23rd July 2020
Thursday 6:58 pm
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I've not seen massive angry reaction against nu-Trek really. Many people seem to enjoy it, well, not "many", but some. I've never really seen a boycot movement either, but if there were one it's easy to make a bunch of folk on the internet seem like a Mongol hoard, trampling across all before it, when in reality it's just a few dozen angry weirdos. I think what you've done is take a few disparate things and turn them into a big thing that doesn't exist in reality.

Also I know it's not strictly Star Trek related but I think I saw Mike Stoklasa nearly cry earlier and I'm forever changed by it.
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23rd July 2020
Thursday 7:14 pm
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I've just watched that. What a bizarre saga. The rumour is that the Shatner twitter account is actually run by one of his daughters, which probably explains a lot.
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23rd July 2020
Thursday 10:23 pm
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> I know it's not strictly Star Trek related but I think I saw Mike Stoklasa nearly cry earlier and I'm forever changed by it.

For the uninitiated who are curious


for the uninitiated who are curious with short attention spans 19 mins in.

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