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Er, Ever Heard Of This Idea?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by secretagentmole, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    If you think that is spooky you need to see the link that @RedKen posted on another thread.
     
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    RedKen Me head's a shed.

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    I can't find that thread this morning. I reckon it's been zonked.
     
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    Most definitely Spooky.

    Regards.
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    That's a bit weird then, it was a totally innocuous post :shrug:
     
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    Gunfun Engaging Member

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    I found this really spooky too, especially the line "Always look on the bright side of Death, Just before you draw your terminal Breath"



    Or maybe not.
     
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    I remember that; it was bleak! If I recall it correctly all human responses were there; greed, selfishness, selflessness, fear for personal safety and fear for the future of life generally. It just goes to show how life sometimes imitates art.
     
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    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    That series was one of my obsessions for years after it was transmitted. You can still find episodes on YouTube, which are lacking in production values, but it was still a good series. A remake in the 2000s, by comparison, was sh*te.
    Unfortunately, principal actors wouldn't/couldn't return for later series and the saga was compromised.
    Anyone who is bored just now might find the eps available on the Tube interesting.
     
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    Definitely spooky.
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    Vaguely remember that, was quite bleak, didn't it also have rabid dogs in it?
     
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    Blue BSA Keyboard Hero

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    Spooky?

    I binged watched all 3 series over this last Christmas.

    Since I stopped watched BBC, Sky etc. ** about 5 or 6 years what I do over Christmas is get a classic TV series on DVD to watch over the Season and a newish block buster on Blu-ray for Christmas Day.

    ** Apart from the rarest thing. For example a year or two back I watched the BBC's adaption of The Little Drummer Girl which was OK-ish for the modern BBC.
     
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    Yes. It did have rabid dogs. In one episode the lead meets an ex-college lecturer turned trader on the road; the latter rescues the former from rabid dogs. But the lecturer had unbeknown to himself had contracted the disease after a wild dog had taken some meat out of the man's mouth; I assume it was a leg of something or other. This was a plot device to mask him catching it as a bite would have been to obvious. There is a wonderful scene of the lecturers foaming at the mouth chasing the lead and two extras about a valley; they save themselves by heading to the river.

    Dogs were something of a problem for the production team. They wanted wild dogs, but the stage dogs they had were all too well behaved. Early in the first series some of the survivors are trapped in a Commer minibus surrounding by dogs who were that docile it looked farcical.
     
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    I am of the mind that you have to over look such things. To me TV is theatre and though obviously some level of reality is desired you have to allow for not only technology, but budget and indeed the social values of the day. Too many modern shows look fantastic and yet are atrocious in terms of story telling and sadly their political content.
     
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    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    I agree, should've said lacking in production values by modern standards. Have you read Richard Herley's book Refuge? One man in his house in Hertfordshire in modern times after a global plague. Plenty of guns and shooting and natural history. :)
     
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    I shall look the book up.

    They remade Survivors and destroyed the story for political reasons. Can't comment further because of forum rules (thankfully).

    I apologise. Production standards and values are one are my hobby horses. :oops:
     
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    Yes. I agree. I watched all the episodes on Youtube last year. Some of the acting is a bit ropey, and the production budget was obviously sparse.
    Talfryn Thomas, the peculiar looking Welshman who turned up in various TV programs in the 1960s and 70s, including playing Pte Cheesman in Dad's Army, was in it, as was the actor who played Cassandra's Dad in Only fools and horses.
     
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