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Thought I'd try to broaden my horizons (maybe films not set in space can be good) by watching this classic on the BBC iplayer and there's plenty to like but, for the life of me, I don't get the appeal of Bogart. The guy talks like he's late for work all the way through it. Worth a look though.
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"maybe films not set in space can be good"

:lol:

No.

But "Casablanca In Space" could be a thing
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Utterly bonkers genius movie. Reminded me a little of Man Bites Dog.
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The Mandalorian this week - that thing didn't look like a Diplodocus.
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The Mandalorian this week - that thing didn't look like a Diplodocus.
that was a cracking episode

love how it's maintaining the spaghetti western vibe, with all the old tropes and themes - they work really in a star wars universe
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I take it that folk know that the Krayt Dragon in the original Star Wars...

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...is the same prop dinosaur skeleton as used in the 1975 Disney caper "One Of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing"...

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...which in turn is a plaster cast of "Dippy" the Diplodocus from the Natural History museum in London...

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...which is in turn a plaster cast of the real Diplodocus fossil in Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
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I did not! Thanks Fiendy, what a trivia buff hah!

Mandalorian continues to be great, perfect mix of new direction and Easter Eggs from the series. Very much how I'd have loved the films to be influenced.
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But "Casablanca In Space" could be a thing
The year is 2067. President-for-life Baron Trump's Space Force has invaded the Mintaka system with the intention of creating a 10,000-year intergalactic reich. Those looking to escape often make their way to Alnitak to try to get exit permits, on account of Alnitak's easily-corrupted officials and its reputation for being a hive of scum and villainy where anything and everything is available - for a price.

"Bogey" MacTavish, an amoral, hard-drinking, cross-dressing space pirate, reputed to be more crooked than the hindleg of an Arcturian megadonkey, runs Rick's, a bar-cum-knocking shop-cum-casino-cum-2nd hand bookshop specialising in niche art pamphlets. Named for the original owner from whom Bogey won the joint in a game of Soggy Biscuits, Rick's is known throughout the system as a place where, if you can't get it there, then you can't get it anywhere. MacTavish has been on the Space Force's radar for some time, following allegations that he assisted in the escape of several notorious Custard Cream smugglers. So far he has managed to stay out of the clutches of the Space Force by paying off members of the local constabulary, but the net is closing, and closing fast.

"Fast Louie" Beauchamps heads the local fuzz. As wide as he is tall, Louie's tastes in women mirror his tastes in spacecraft - he likes 'em hot and stolen. There isn't an illicit game of roulette, poker, blackjack or Cripple Mr Onion in the system that he doesn't have at least one of his short fat fingers in, and his interests in the flesh trade have allowed him to pursue a lifestyle far more lavish than the salary of a provincial copper would allow. He's a frequent visitor to Rick's, either on his own time or less frequently when leading one of the "raids" against the establishment mandated by the Space Force. Since Louie has a 20% stake in the place, and its closure would put a significant crimp in lifestyle, he tips Bogey off in good time so that the most his constables ever find is an illicit bottle of Bucky.

"Easy Ilse" Lundkvist, a woman Bogey once carried a torch for. Legs for days, a bust you could rest a pint on, and the kind of smouldering voice that would put the fire brigades of a dozen galaxies on high alert, Ilse and Bogey were an item years ago, and what an item: together they boosted star-freighters, hijacked diplomatic shuttles, and raided banks from Betelgeuse to Sirius. But Ilse left him high and dry after a job on Ptarris, left him holding the bag to take the rap - Bogey escaped the law by the skin of his few remaining teeth, and he's made it known that if he ever runs into Ilse again he'll make her pay for her betrayal.

"Keys" Samuels, bouncer at Rick's and Bogey's personal heavy. Once a world-class concert pianist, Keys has been on the run since dropping a Bechstein on one of the finalists in the Rachmaninoff International for a laugh, quipping that "I guess he'll play a little flat from now on". He's been Bogey's right hand since the Ilse days - wheelman, leg-breaker, frightener. His weapon of choice is a cast-iron flute - more than one debtor, card-sharp, and squealer have heard Bogey say "Play it again, Sam" as Keys doles out punishment. Only Samuels knows the truth about Bogey and Ilse - that Bogey can't get the dame off his mind, that the flame he carries for her has never been extinguished - and he'll never tell.

As the grip of the Space Force closes around Mintaka, so the flow of refugees into Alnitak increases. Time is running out, and exit visas change hands for increasing sums - they say that life is cheap on Alnitak, and so it is. But death is expensive, and there are some who would stop at nothing to obtain the documents to allow them to escape Trump's clutches. Among the pitiable stream of would-be-escapees making their way to Rick's - bearded FUCT clerics, publishers whose premises were torched for "selling books with long words in", Covfefe bootleggers - comes a blonde that would make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window.

Ilse.

And with her, perhaps Mintaka's last chance at fighting back against the Space Force.

But unless she can get travel permits for them both, the future for Alnitak and the rest of the system looks bleak indeed.
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TRUTH SEEKERS , really enjoying it .
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Watched /the social dilemma_ on Netflix this weekend.

My algorithm predicts that most of you would find it fascinating (& frightening)
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The best Cockney accent since Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins :lol:
Again he’s not meant to be a Brit. Even his mum is antipodean. The accent is his own and I’m certain he’s not trying to be anything else. Either way it’s never bothered me one bit
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Currently half way though The Tudors on Netflix (previously aired elsewhere). As a historical drama the producers obviously put more emphasis on the drama than the historical. It’s as if the Trump campaign did the fact checking on this show. Other than that it’s an enjoyable period piece if you’re not looking to learn anything

Made by the same people that did Vikings, so that should tell you something about historical accuracy
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DJElectricDaddy wrote:
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markfiend wrote:
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The best Cockney accent since Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins :lol:
Again he’s not meant to be a Brit. Even his mum is antipodean. The accent is his own and I’m certain he’s not trying to be anything else. Either way it’s never bothered me one bit
To be fair his accent doesn't really bother me. Just riffing off what everyone else is saying.

Also, the Tudors? Love it.
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markfiend wrote:
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markfiend wrote:
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The best Cockney accent since Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins :lol:
Again he’s not meant to be a Brit. Even his mum is antipodean. The accent is his own and I’m certain he’s not trying to be anything else. Either way it’s never bothered me one bit
to be honest Garth (Ennis) cant write decent british dialogue anyway. his Constantine was dreadful. However,
still being fair, with the exception of The Wizard (Alan Moore) & Jamie Delano nobodys ever written Constantine IMHO well including Mr Gaiman.
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to be honest Garth (Ennis) cant write decent british dialogue anyway. his Constantine was dreadful. However,
still being fair, with the exception of The Wizard (Alan Moore) & Jamie Delano nobodys ever written Constantine IMHO well including Mr Gaiman.
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Granted, Laurence Fox is a colossal tosspot in real life, and you'd be on solid ground if you chose not to watch it on that basis, but apart from that it's pretty good. And Laura Haddock gets her kit off, so there's that.

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Star Trek Discovery.

This just gets better and better
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Pista wrote:
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Star Trek Discovery.

This just gets better and better
Agreed , so far it's been outstanding .
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Star Trek Discovery.

This just gets better and better
i think i lost patience with it during the ridiculous mid-season break in the first season. might download and binge (which isnt a delightfully middle-aged version of the "netflix and chill" euphemism...)
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Star Trek Discovery.

This just gets better and better
i think i lost patience with it during the ridiculous mid-season break in the first season. might download and binge (which isnt a delightfully middle-aged version of the "netflix and chill" euphemism...)
The new season is off-the-charts-good
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Star Trek Discovery.

This just gets better and better
i think i lost patience with it during the ridiculous mid-season break in the first season. might download and binge (which isnt a delightfully middle-aged version of the "netflix and chill" euphemism...)
The new season is off-the-charts-good
is it worth me watching the first 2 series first -and risk getting turned-off again- or can/should i just jump in at the start of 3 ?
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