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  1. We did get a few funny looks from people in there! Honestly, have they really never seen anyone roleplay before?
  2. When you and your partner (finally, after almost two years) go to register at your local surgery, only to find they've swiped an autodoc from the Roci!
  3. Oh dear gods, yes! I'd almost managed to expunge that from my memory! I used to really enjoy Temple of Doom... until I re-watched (part of) it after having lived in India. I realised just how horrible the racial stereotyping was.
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    To be perfectly honest, my ghast has never been so flabbered, Gail.
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    There are worse people to be held captive by!
  6. I don't think you are (either melty brain or picky!); I agree, it smacks of lazy storytelling and a massive cop-out. On a somewhat related note, back in 2004, I had a week's work in LA, so visited Universal Studios, which was masses of fun. One of the attractions was Skynet, and I have to say that the massive robots looming over the audience were flimmin' terrifying! It was all done so well. (You really don't want to know how much I screamed while in the Van Helsing castle, when people jumped out at me - proof that I am a complete wimp.) On a completely unrelated note, while there, I had a meal at a cool American Italian restaurant, and my server was a really fun guy called James... who, it turned out, played Clem the demon in Buffy! He was waiting tables while appearing in top-rated TV shows - give you some insight into how little some actors are paid. The place is full of struggling actors; I'm sure if dedication were a guarantee of stardom, they'd all be household names!
  7. Although there's this... https://collider.com/terminator-timeline-explained/
  8. I haven't seen it but it does sound as though it suffers from the same thing that so much SciFi suffers from, that no matter how alien the tech (or in this case, language) is, our heroes can always fly the spaceship! I enjoyed Tron when it was first released but I re-watched it a few years back, and yep, it really hadn't aged well. At all. I didn't bother with the new one. I never liked 2001 - I found it really boring - but I agree about it holding up well.
  9. Spike from Buffy. And he speaks very highly of you!
  10. Right! Mind you, I am completely biased where Taika is concerned! (And he could direct me any time!)
  11. Thanks for the heads-up, Ariane, you had me at Thailand!
  12. Yeah, James Marsters is super-cool!
  13. Oh my goodness, you are so right! I'd want Taika Waititi directing, though.
  14. Bit like the Terminator films, then! Totes!
  15. I just looked at the guest list - sooo cool that Torchwood is still doing the rounds. I used to go to all the Torchwood cons, and they were so much fun! Looks like a great lineup (assuming none of them cancel!).
  16. Tom should make a movie of it... playing the guy who impersonated him!
  17. My worst film used to be Lost in Space, after all, with Gary Oldman and William Hurt (plus a young Jared Harris) in the cast, you'd expect something good, right? Wrong. The film was beyond dire. I can't even begin to list its crimes against good cinema. As I said, it used to be the worst film I'd ever seen, until Avatar - an unjustifiably over-hyped film of unparalleled thinly-veiled woncey pseudo native American drivel. In addition, the powers that be couldn't even be bothered to come up with a decent name for its maguffin. Unobtanium? ORLY? Far too much of the budget was spent on Buzzwordium and Wishalloy, and not enough on Sriborium and Bardolite. And then.... and then.... along came Wonder Woman. Now, the thing is, I know that DC films (barring the first two Dark Knights) are inevitably terrible (needless to say, I didn't even bother with Suicide Squad), so why did I take a punt on Wonder Woman? Ever the eternal optimist, I guess. Plus, even people who weren't keen on DC stuff told me it was a great movie, and like a fool, I trusted them. I wish I hadn't. I wish I'd trusted my instincts. I'll never get back that wasted time. Like Black Panther and Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who, Wonder Woman was nothing more than an overly-hyped ham-fisted attempt at box-ticking, with almost nothing of any substance to justify the time and money spent on it. At least with Black Panther, most of the visuals were up to spec (discounting the tacky-fleece-blankets-that-are-really-shields).
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    Face Off

    In Ghana, the cinemas generally can't afford to license film posters and other p-mats, so they get local artists to paint the posters etc., instead. Given that most of the time, said artists haven't seen the films (nor their official posters), and that blurbs can lose a lot in translation, the resultant posters are often.... interesting. I've just come across this gem, and felt compelled to share it with you all! This is one of the better ones - it is at least almost on point! (Please note, I am not in any way mocking anyone's artistic ability; I'm just often amused by the results. In fact, Ghanaian cinema art has become highly collectable of late!)
  19. 'Woody'? Aww, G-Man, how cute! That FBI story, crikey! Quite apart from the illegality, I honestly don't understand how anyone could have the gall to do something like that. Which is probably a contributing factor as to why I'm not a criminal mastermind.
  20. OMG... I didn't even think of that! It's such a shame that you can't be. If it does happen, expect Skype calls! What can I say, I do inadvertent strumpetry in style! Clearly, you are a very good teacher, my friend!
  21. Hearing the theme tune in my head now!
  22. I shall endeavour to get there but I won't know until closer to the date - finances are a bit tight at the moment. It would be beyond amazing to have (a) RAW Meet! (Yes, I know, I know - @Enaira and I have already chuckled over this!) Y'know what would be cool? If we rented an AirBnB between us!
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