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Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:03 am

https://ds9documentary.com/

They're looking to remaster clips from DS9 in HD for the first time. I'm not a Trek fan but if only the studio would pay to do that with the series.

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Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:06 am

Up until the 90s, it was common and mainstream to see Japanese kaiju monster movies like Godzilla on television, as cheap filler. People have fond memories of all that. But it's very uncommon now - almost impossible in most cases - to see Tokusatsu TV shows in the US, like Kamen Rider and Super Sentai - except as footage in Power Rangers shows. (Which is basically the reason why the Japanese shows don't get shown.) We still get Godzilla movies but people are missing out on the current equivalent of the goofy stuff they watched as kids.


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Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:52 am

Eliza Dushku speaks out about her harassment at CBS, and the culture there.

http://elizadushkudaily.tumblr.com/post ... want-to-be

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Post: # 9823Post WalkerHS30
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:14 pm

It's saddening to see how much the entertainment industry is plagued with sexual harrassment. My wife actually had a couple modeling contracts, but ended up ditching the idea of a very lucrative career in that field as to avoid being treated like that by pretty much everyone around... And for each famous actor, movie director or TV channel manager that gets caught red-handed and sacked, there are ten cases of sexual harrassment that don't get reported... From both repeating offenders and from new predators that keep expanding the issue.

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Post: # 9952Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:20 am

This Time With Alan Partridge: Very few comedic characters have had the longevity of Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge, who was first heard in 1991 on BBC Radio 4's On the Hour with Chris Morris, which came to television as the surrealist comedy landmark The Day Today in 1994. He then spun off into Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge in 1992, which also came to television in 1994.

As a television and radio host, Alan Partridge is vain, incompetent and tactlessly rude. His life and career is a trainwreck in slow motion. But he's also eerily believeable and understandable, which has made the character enduring. Alan has always felt like a real person who we know all too well. His every move smells of a certain middle-aged desperation, as he stumbles through one awkward situation after another while trying to come out on top when the dust settles.

After I'm Alan Partridge (1997-2002) the character retired for awhile, giving Coogan time for a largely unsuccessful career in Hollywood films, and to be accused of all sorts of bad-boy behavior in the tabloids. Alan returned to radio for his webseries Mid Morning Matters in 2010, and the feature film Alpha Papa in 2013, and he's reappeared off and on ever since, with specials like Welcome to the Places of My Life and Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle.

And now he's finally got a spot on BBC One, hosting cheery chat show This Time alongside Susannah Fielding as Jennie Gresham. Jennie is a smiling, hyper-competent professional who tries to keep the show rolling through Alan's many gaffes, with only a mild look of terror in her eyes betraying the truth of the situation. This is Alan exactly where he should be, or where he thinks he should be anyway. Even after nearly thirty years on the air, he's not at all ready to be hosting a live show on BBC One, but he doesn't know that.

For me, the character was weakest in the sitcom I'm Alan Partridge. He's at his best when he's on the air as a radio and television host who's a lot worse as a presenter than he thinks he is. That's what you get here- the sort of awkward, cringe television we've come to expect from Alan, and which is eerily believable coming from a country which still thinks Piers Morgan is employable as a TV host.

I'd call it a return to form, but Alan never really left us. May he keep on failing upward.


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Fri May 31, 2019 7:14 pm

Police Squad / M Squad comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBRKnxyOqSg

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Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:12 pm

With Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson. Intended to air in 1987, but banned, unaired and unseen until now, Hardwicke House was a British sitcom for ITV, starring Roy Kinnear, about "the least successful school in Britain." There were complaints about the "sick humour" and the series was pulled after two episodes had aired. The other five went unseen. In the second half of this episode, Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson turn up as returning school bullies.

https://youtu.be/pRC1aKApJKE

http://sotcaa.org/history/ukonline/arch ... frame.html

https://timworthington.blogspot.com/201 ... in-it.html

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