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Post by a1tiptop » Thu May 05, 2005 12:31 pm

Stonesy wrote:
Bex wrote: On the forum part of that page, Stonesy, the first black & white picture at the bottom of the man covered in black goo REALLY looks like Benjamin in episode one, series two, don't we think?
I watched the original Quatermass 2 last night and I think this actually might be a genuine reference. And Mark Gattis and Jeremy Dyson do appear in a documentary on the Quatermass DVD set as well, if you are completists.
Stonesy - I was thinking of getting Quatermass anyway - could you give me a link to the correct version to buy? Is it just stuff from the Neale Tapes documentary already shown on BBC 4 - or is it new interviews?

BTW - I'm loving your annotations. I've already started on ones for LoG apocalypse. I've done it as an HTML though and really need a better way so people can comment on each annotation. Not sure about a livejournal though. I looked into doing it as a wiki but it didn't really work.

Any techie people on here to suggest something??
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Post by Stonesy » Thu May 05, 2005 1:06 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/news/cult/200 ... 8177.shtml

That's the one. And you can just walk into HMV and buy it and still have change from £30. Which, for me, is just the most marvellous thing in the world. The Kneale Tapes the Timeshift documentary which was on BBC4, is included as an extra and thats where the interviews are, like I said completists, I had it on tape anyway. I suspect it is available cheaper on the internets but you can't beat actually human contact even if its with a teenager on the minimum wage in a shop I think.

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Post by a1tiptop » Thu May 05, 2005 1:33 pm

Gah! Me too. I've already got the Neale tapes. And there's so much else to get.. And Ghosts of Motley Hall is out! Perhaps after my birthday when I might have some spare cash floating around.
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Post by Stonesy » Thu May 05, 2005 1:44 pm

Well, thats the thing. I got Pipkins instead of the Claws of Axos. And I've still got a pile of DVDs I've not seen yet. But I've wanted to watch the original TV Quatermass and the Pit since 1986 when they showed one episode to celebrate the 50th birthday of television. And now I can watch it any time I like. We're spoilt these days.

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Post by a1tiptop » Thu May 05, 2005 2:27 pm

You sound like the Gents on the BOSC commentary, moaning about kids today having DVDs and it all being too easy. I did love the bit when they were suggesting recreating the original atmosphere of BOSC by making the screen slightly fuzzy, including bits of the old news after, and the scent of your mum's perfume as she comes home from the Bingo, your dad saying "What's that rubbish?" and turning it over.

Bless them all. ;)
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Post by Judee Levinson » Thu May 05, 2005 2:34 pm

awww that sounds really good!
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Post by Stonesy » Thu May 05, 2005 2:54 pm

I wouldn't go so far as to make tapes up with old adverts on like they suggest, but they've got a point. I can remember being able to stop up to watch Madhouse with Vincent Price when it was first shown on the telly and it was a big event.

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Post by a1tiptop » Thu May 05, 2005 7:06 pm

Stonesy - a question for you! On BOSC there's an interview with Mark dressed as a character from the Apocalypse film. In it, he says the name of the location where they are filming the scene (a church) but I can't understand what he's saying. Can you make it out?
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Re: Something Interesting...

Post by comradegiblets2 » Thu May 05, 2005 8:10 pm

VoodooLinzi wrote:A friend of mine posted this over on the League Yahoo group, and I thought it'd be interesting to post on this forum too and see people's thoughts on it....

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I found a discussion on one of the "comedy industry" forums that I don't
read very often, and found it utterly fascinating. It's interesting to see
what someone replied when asked if the Gents have ever spoken in public, and in detail, about their problems with Series 3.

Here's the post...

"They've never spoken about it directly as far as I know, only veiled
references to it - all that's known/deduced by various people are the
basics:

- They want a format change, the BBC don't.
- They have a big bust-up with Jane Root over it.
- They take the piss out of Root in the actual series by basing the 'Judith
Buckle' character on her.
- The third series is put in a shit slot and given minimal advertising (not
to mention the budget reductions it went through), which is taken as a
'don't *beep* with us' warning, angering them and leaving them to pass over on the fourth series commission and go and do the film they'd planned 'for the future'.
- Series 3 DVD commentary features much audible restraint and sniggering
when the Judith Buckle character appears, along with Mark Gatiss suddenly
heralding her with "it's the witch", which leads to about a minute of
hysterics.
- Upon BBC2's anniversary Root appears on BBC Breakfast with a nervous and uncomfortable Reece Shearsmith, who is displaying barely-disguised scorn at her plastic gushing over the series.

Shearsmith is very tetchy throughout that commentary, particularly whenever
any issue of censorship/BBC politics comes up, and you get the impression
that the making of that series was not a happy time.

I'll concede that they can be a little big-headed when positive
reviews/awards come up, but I cannot criticise them for anything they did
during that period - someone like Gervais would never have displayed a '*beep* off, we want to do something different' attitude, and they should be
applauded for actually trying something."

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Sefi - your friend was right about the Jane Root thing :o

I should add that although most of this is obviously just speculation, apparently the people on this comedy-industry forum are a very knowledgable bunch and know what they're talking about :)
What's the adress of this forum?

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Post by Stonesy » Fri May 06, 2005 10:30 am

a1tiptop wrote:Stonesy - a question for you! On BOSC there's an interview with Mark dressed as a character from the Apocalypse film. In it, he says the name of the location where they are filming the scene (a church) but I can't understand what he's saying. Can you make it out?
I'll have a look. I've been meaning to watch it with the 'real' commentary so that's a good excuse.

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Post by Stonesy » Mon May 09, 2005 10:08 am

I have had a look. Its sounds like Paris Court House. In Ireland.

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Re: Something Interesting...

Post by serafina pekkala » Mon May 09, 2005 11:06 am

comradegiblets2 wrote:
VoodooLinzi wrote: I should add that although most of this is obviously just speculation, apparently the people on this comedy-industry forum are a very knowledgable bunch and know what they're talking about :)
What's the adress of this forum?
We dunno - highly likely it was Notbbc.net - but this was all a while ago and if this was the place, the posts mentioned are all gone by now as they don't archive for long. BTW It was also me and Stonesy and others who had this conversation in the first instance. Funny that it came full circle like that. And we aren't industry insiders at all ... we just fans. But lots of people are Notbbc are in the biz - it's true.

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Post by Stonesy » Mon May 09, 2005 11:40 am

Of course, thanks to yourself, my original, less histrionic version of the theory has been kept for posterity;
http://www.lofg.com/forums//viewtopic.php?t=517&start=0

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Post by Stonesy » Wed May 18, 2005 6:45 pm

Hello veiwing masses. Its that time of the week again for my weekly update;
http://www.network54.com/Forum/thread?f ... 1116437939

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Post by a1tiptop » Wed May 18, 2005 7:24 pm

Best one yet Stonesy! I particularly loved the pic from Grey Gardens. I've always wanted to see that so I've just ordered a copy! You've made an old woman very happy.

Such detail!
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