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kidofdarkness

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« Reply #600 on: 04-18-2004 12:04 »
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looking at the blurb the red dwarf film seems awfully simlar to the book backwards
Juliet

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« Reply #601 on: 04-18-2004 15:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
And Father Ted was good too   smile

"Ted, do the words 'Father Jack', 'sleepwalking' and 'bollock naked' mean anything to you?"

Haha I like the bit where the Bishop got bitten in the end :lol:
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #602 on: 04-18-2004 17:01 »

 
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Originally posted by kidofdarkness:
looking at the blurb the red dwarf film seems awfully simlar to the book backwards

Which is extraordinarily odd, as Backwards was Rob Grant's work, the one of the pair not involved with the movie...

Personally, even though I thought it was the weaker of the two 'independent' novels, I think there are quite a few elements from "Last Human" which would translate well to film. Cyberia would be cool to see, and Reketrbn the symbimorph was an interesting concept. Though, truth be told, few of the good bits were very funny and few of the funny bits were very good.

Also: "Agonoids" is a much cooler word than "Homo sapienoids".
Smitty

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« Reply #603 on: 04-18-2004 17:23 »

 
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Originally posted by SamuelXDiamond:
Cyberia would be cool to see, and Reketrbn the symbimorph was an interesting concept. Though, truth be told, few of the good bits were very funny and few of the funny bits were very good.

That's true; If the film was pure drama instead of a comedy, parts of Last Human would be great to see (I'd like to add the Rage to the list you've already started).

Hopefully, the film won't be anything like Last Human. No unnecessary sex 10 pages in, no boring characters and it should definitely be funny.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #604 on: 04-20-2004 14:37 »
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I Bought the Black Books series 2 DVD today and just so people know the episode writers
go like this

Episode 1: The Entertainer
Episode 5: Hello Sun
Episode 6: A Nice Change

Written by Dylan Moran

Episode 2: Fever
Episode 4: Blood

Written by Kevin Cecil& Andy Riley and Dylan Moran

Episode 3: The Fixer

Written by Artur Matthews and Dylan Moran

All series 1 episodes were written by Graham Linehan and Dylan Moran
and all series 3 episodes were written by
Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley and Dylan Moran
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #605 on: 04-20-2004 16:57 »
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I must confess I've practically forgotten all of series 2. Must get the DVDs.

 Actually, no, I do remember the one where Fran gets an office job and Bernard and Manny have to teach this gangster bloke how to read. I saw that one again on a plane last year, that was a pretty good ep.
snake_sub

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« Reply #606 on: 04-25-2004 04:15 »

Hi im pat,
          i am mad about british comedy and these are my fravs:Futurama, blackadder, only fools and horses, etc.

 
Coilette

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« Reply #607 on: 04-25-2004 05:53 »
« Last Edit on: 04-25-2004 05:53 »

I'm afraid we brits can't take credit for Futurama.  tongue
   But yes Blackadder is good, do you have a favourite series?
My list: II, Goes Fourth, III, I.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #608 on: 04-25-2004 06:49 »

Blackadder is very good indeed. My favourite series pretty much go in Coilette's order. What I find much trickier to write down is my favourite Red Dwarf series in order.
catindisguise

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« Reply #609 on: 04-25-2004 10:57 »

Blackadder goes forth is the best series.  big grin I love that one. I got the Blackadder movie for £10 the other day. It's brilliant!  big grin
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #610 on: 04-25-2004 11:31 »

Blackadder movie?
Spacedal11

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« Reply #611 on: 04-25-2004 11:48 »

Whose Line is it Anyway? It wasn't as funny as it was here in America, but I still laughed.
Coilette

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« Reply #612 on: 04-25-2004 12:07 »

 
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Originally posted by QueenOfRobonia:
Blackadder movie?

yep, 'Blackadder back and Forth.' It was more of a longer episode than a movie though

catindisguise

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« Reply #613 on: 04-25-2004 13:20 »

You're right, it wasn't that long, but on the dvd there is Baldric's video diary (which includes deleted scenes) and a short episode of Blackadder in the civil war.  big grin What a bargain!  big grin
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #614 on: 04-25-2004 13:23 »

Ha!
It's on Play.com for £7.99 you silly kitty!!

Meow meow BAM!!  tongue
catindisguise

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« Reply #615 on: 04-25-2004 13:27 »

Curses! My plan to take over the world by buying cheap sitcom dvds is not working!

Well at least I didn't have to pay for p+p and had it straight away.  tongue You silly Bogger! Stop being jealous!
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #616 on: 04-25-2004 13:32 »

Double Ha!
Haha even!!
Play.com has freeee delivery, freeeeeeeee!

Meow meow meow meow BAM BAM!!

They also have prices in euros now so  tongue
*does a little jumpy dance on cats tail*
catindisguise

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« Reply #617 on: 04-25-2004 13:48 »

:nukes ireland:

Who's burned now?

Well I don't care, because that dvd has give me hours of fun. Hours. You hear me?! Hours! (Everyone should by the dvd, it rocks!  big grin)
MattyB

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« Reply #618 on: 04-26-2004 16:14 »

My favs are I'm Alan Partridge, to which I have both seasons on DVD, and Father Ted. Amazing stuff.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #619 on: 04-26-2004 17:15 »

I got the two Black Books DVDs on Saturday, and they are pretty damn fine, although it has confirmed my beliefs that the first series was the best. Series 2 is still pretty formidable, with The Fixer in particular being something of a classic, but at the same time the mixture of different writing combinations throughout the series throws up some weaker episodes too.
 
 Series 3 has yet to make DVD, but unfortunately it does appear to be the worst so far.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #620 on: 04-26-2004 17:39 »
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Yeah its kind of worth noting that the best of series 2 was written by Dylan Moran and the  former Father Ted writer that wasn't involved. *Edit* in the first series
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #621 on: 04-26-2004 17:53 »
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And also that the two episodes written with Cecil and Riley contained some of the more weaker elements that take over in series 3 when they become full time writers.

(yeah, I realise this is stating the obvious a bit after that. I kinda misread your post at first)
Spacedal11

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« Reply #622 on: 04-26-2004 21:20 »

Kool! Riley is my name!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #623 on: 04-27-2004 13:41 »

What, Andy Riley?  tongue
Spacedal11

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« Reply #624 on: 04-27-2004 18:01 »

Yeah Riley's my name. My first name. I have no point for it I just find that amusing.
By the way, I like your new avatar Mouse on Venus.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #625 on: 04-27-2004 18:09 »

It's solely for DavidCohensNo1fan's benefit.  wink
Impossible

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« Reply #626 on: 04-30-2004 14:41 »

Did anyone else watch The All Star Comedy Show, last night on ITV1? It had all the best comedy performers on it. Odd thing was, I didn't find it very funny  hmpf
aslate

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« Reply #627 on: 04-30-2004 15:00 »

Was it here where i saw "All Star" + "Comedy" = Disaster?
alenacat
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« Reply #628 on: 04-30-2004 15:49 »

It was written by Reeves and Mortimer so it was their style of humour...but I think too many comedians spoil the broth
Juliet

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« Reply #629 on: 04-30-2004 16:34 »

I just seen Lenny Henry where he did Beyonce - Crazy in love video:




aslate

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« Reply #630 on: 04-30-2004 17:39 »

Lenny Henry is getting awfully bad now, which is a shame. His sketches were boring, predicatable and lame. His stand-up bit had some interesting parts, but nothing that'd make me laugh out loud.
WhatAnHonor

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« Reply #631 on: 04-30-2004 18:00 »

The Office
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #632 on: 04-30-2004 18:52 »

What about The Office?
User_names_suck
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« Reply #633 on: 04-30-2004 20:18 »

Even better than 'The Office' is the sketch in
'The Day Today' called The Office.
The DVD of it came out a few days ago, its very good anyone else know of it ?
Nurdbot

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« Reply #634 on: 05-01-2004 02:09 »

'Slate:
But Have I Got News for you made it all better.
Monk_K

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« Reply #635 on: 05-01-2004 08:02 »
« Last Edit on: 05-01-2004 08:02 »

The Office was cringe making! It was funny because it was just like real life in an Office, but the episodes were awkward and didnít flow very well.
However, 'Have I got news for you' is hilarious.  I love Ian Hislop's and Paul Merton's humour!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #636 on: 05-01-2004 09:31 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
Even better than 'The Office' is the sketch in
'The Day Today' called The Office.
The DVD of it came out a few days ago, its very good anyone else know of it ?

I know of The Day Today. I've only seen the one ep, but I also have Brasseye on DVD which is fantastic and I'll definitely have a gander at The Day Today too.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #637 on: 05-02-2004 15:36 »

I've seen a few episodes of 'The Day Today' and quite liked it myself. Not my favourite show by far but still quite good.
CTV

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« Reply #638 on: 05-02-2004 16:42 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
Lenny Henry is getting awfully bad now, which is a shame. His sketches were boring, predicatable and lame. His stand-up bit had some interesting parts, but nothing that'd make me laugh out loud.

Really? I thought it was brilliant. I haven't laughed that much watching one particular programme in a long time. I will always remember a Lenny Henry sketch on that 'History of the Millenium' thing they had on the BBC in 1999, where he played this old man reflecting on his life and the millenium. It ranked as one of the funniest things I've ever seen. The shopkeeper bit on Friday night's show was a bit reminiscient of that.

Have I Got News For You was pretty solid as usual, although I think they are relying too heavily on Merton's surreal humour to get laughs.
Lurrr

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« Reply #639 on: 05-02-2004 19:58 »

I haven't seen HIGNFY recently but I noticed that once Angus left Paul became more central to the show. The trouble is he's got a very dominating personality and there needs to be a presenter there to keep him in check. However with the rotating presenters there's no-one brave enough to shut him up.
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