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beccabear67
beccabear67
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  • My Mother had not seen the Cate Blanchett Elizabeth film before, so we watched that last night. It also has Chris Eccleston, Richard Attenborough and, as Pope, John Gielgud. I still don't know what to think of it but i can tell you the naturalistic sound and overpowering background music were a real...
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  • beccabear67
    replied to fireball xl5
    I still don't have Thunderbirds. The one set I had to have was Stingray. Others I only got during clearance sales. I also got the Space Patrol set, but for a long time it was an expensive thing to try to find as it was out of print. Andy Partridge of the group XTC was the focus of one of the bonus features...
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  • beccabear67
    replied to Sweep
    I heard one of the old 7" Sooty records and it's mostly Harry saying things like "Oh Sooty, look what you've done now", and "Calm down Sweep!" followed by lots of squeaking. I wish there were a lot more of the old Harry Corbett shows around to see now, he could manipulate Sooty...
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  • I like anything with puppets usually, especially if it's old. I even joined the Gerry Anderson fanclub for awhile. This is how I can tell you that the voice of the XL-5 robot was made by Gerry himself! Through some sort of gizmo to sound mechanical. There was talk once of colourizing this series to...
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  • beccabear67
    replied to Genesis
    The later Genesis I didn't like much because of the clangy synths production, some of it was really irritating. I have always liked Phil Collins' voice though. So everything from the start up to the mid '80s and then I start wanting to weed out the clangy bits with effects. There were a lot of artists...
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  • beccabear67
    replied to McDonald's
    I like McDonald's okay every now and then, but their chips are usually over-salted for my taste. I don't think the burgers and sandwiches are that bad for people's health either, it's only if you had it every week or twice a week regularly, but it'd be the same with deli sandwiches with processed meats....
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  • beccabear67
    replied to Doobie Brothers
    There were a couple of different lineups, I guess the one with Michael McDonald as singer was the most well known, but I liked the early Doobie Brothers too. If you didn't like them you could call them the Dubious Brothers! A doobie was slang for a joint.
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  • That Friends show is something I never saw while it was still being made. it must've been aired on some night I was always busy. I had almost the same thing with Seinfeld.... I managed to only see it a couple of times when it was new. Seen both various times as reruns now of course.
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  • A Ratty Christmas? Didn't Roland go to Switzerland?

    http://www.ratfans.com/roland.htm
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  • beccabear67
    replied to Hair styles you've had???
    There's a channel here that shows old game shows and sometimes they will even pan across the studio audiences. In the '70s shows you will see a lot of women inspired by Farah Fawcett's hair. Later in the '80s there was a Lady Di craze in hairstyles. I remember a young aunt having a curling iron for...
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  • beccabear67
    started a topic Magazines about TV

    Magazines about TV

    I'm a sucker for a decent magazine on TV shows I'm interested in. I just found out about a new one named Chromakey with articles on mostly vintage sci-fi and fantasy series, what usually get labelled 'cult tv'. I'll report on the four issues they've put together so far once they reach me. I also get...
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  • Re: American Election 2020

    Trump's apparent popularity is always surprising me. I think it's an either you get it and like him or you don't at all affair. I didn't understand Bill Clinton's popularity any better though.

    I can imagine with all the strikes and power outages...
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  • beccabear67
    replied to Bill the Minder
    Re: Bill the Minder

    I'm sure the same can happen in terms of children first seeing an Alice or Winnie The Pooh cartoons before the books, especially in America as the first Alice cartoons were before sound and made by a very young Walt Disney (who later did an Alice In Wonderland feature...
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  • beccabear67
    replied to Iconic Tv moments
    Re: Iconic Tv moments

    The name Kendo Nagasaki is a bit like Karate Tokyo, so I'm assuming it's a 'stage' name. Maybe most are, but I remember one of the most well known in Canada was Gene Kiniski without a nickname even. Others used a last name after a nickname, this we could keep track...
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  • Re: 1960s and some 1970s children's TV series.

    might as well finish:
    The Singing Ringing Tree
    Camberwick Green
    The Magic Roundabout (feature film)
    Lavender Castle
    loads of Doctor Who (of course)
    loads of Jupiter Moon (soap)

    of the tv insert...
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  • Re: 1960s and some 1970s children's TV series.

    Continued:
    Timeslip
    The Tomorrow People (all the '70s shows)
    Torchy the Battery Boy vol. 1 & 2
    Four Feather falls
    Supercar
    Space Patrol
    Fireball XL5
    Stingray
    Captain Scarlet
    ...
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  • Re: 1960s and some 1970s children's TV series.

    Here's some of my DVD collection (not counting the little ones that came with newspapers)...

    Catweazle (both series)
    The Ghosts Of Motley Hall (same makers as Catweazle)
    Nobody's House (Tyne Tees)
    Dramarama:...
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  • beccabear67
    replied to Iconic Tv moments
    Re: Iconic Tv moments

    Was there any particularly memorable wrestling match between Big Daddy Crabtree and Giant Haystacks? Or even wrestling events in general. I haven't looked at any in decades but I remember my grandfather always watched wrestling avidly for years. There was quite a...
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  • beccabear67
    replied to Bill the Minder
    Re: Bill the Minder

    I found this page of a website about the tv cartoons:

    http://www.toonhound.com/billminder.htm
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  • beccabear67
    replied to Bill the Minder
    Re: Bill the Minder

    I haven't seen the cartoon but it would be based on the old Children's book Bill The Minder. The book had art by William Heath-Robinson. I suppose that would've been published in Edwardian times, just before WWI.

    I'd imagine some of those eccentric Heath-Robinson...
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