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  1. And I'm sure you'll an admirable job! I really would have loved to meet you - fingers crossed there'll be other opportunities, though! I don't imagine he made the decision lightly - it's a big step. Has he taken early retirement, or will he do something else? K fired his London agent on Monday, and I couldn't be happier about it. Y'know that sound the tractor beam makes when Obi Wan powers it down? That's basically K's stress levels decreasing! It's a tough one, to be sure, and frankly, too good an opportunity for the guys to miss out on. I think you've done right; after all, we wouldn't want them feeling too deprived... it's bad enough they won't get to meet me, wouldn't want them crying into their pillows for the duration of the con.
  2. Nicole


    You wouldn't have us any other way, Geoff!
  3. Sadly, I've never managed to meet him; twice he was due to attends cons I was at, and both times, he had to cancel. Such a shame. By all accounts, he's a really fun person, and totally gets into the spirit of things. Now that it's on Prime, K and I are currently watching an episode of Buffy each night! In other news, it seems the fates have decided that I shan't be able to go to WCC after all, due to the weekend passes being sold out. Part of me is a bit relieved to not to have to make that decision because logically, I have to be careful with money at the mo' because we need to move closer to the fam. K's mum has recently had a couple of falls, and while she's fine now, she is in her mid-80s, and should she need looking after, it would be grossly unfair to expect K's sister and her family to have to do it. So right now, it would be wholly irresponsible of me to go and spend several hundred pounds on attending RAWmeet ... ummm....comic con, when that money should be put toward the cost of moving house. I am, nevertheless, truly sorry at not being able to meet up with fellow RAWsters - it would have been so much fun. But I know you're all going to have a blast, and I shall be terribly envious!
  4. Ooh, might I add The Unbearable Lightness of Being? In truth, the fact that the only people I knew who'd watched and enjoyed it were utterly pretentious knobbers should've triggered flashing warning lights and klaxons; however, undaunted, I went for it. I lasted roughly 17.3 minutes before I wanted to get all Oedipus on my eyeballs.
  5. See, there you go again... with your hussy mind!
  6. We did get a few funny looks from people in there! Honestly, have they really never seen anyone roleplay before?
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Nicole


    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!
  11. 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!
  12. Although there's this... https://collider.com/terminator-timeline-explained/
  13. 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.
  14. Spike from Buffy. And he speaks very highly of you!
  15. Right! Mind you, I am completely biased where Taika is concerned! (And he could direct me any time!)
  16. Thanks for the heads-up, Ariane, you had me at Thailand!
  17. Yeah, James Marsters is super-cool!
  18. Oh my goodness, you are so right! I'd want Taika Waititi directing, though.
  19. Bit like the Terminator films, then! Totes!
  20. 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!).
  21. Tom should make a movie of it... playing the guy who impersonated him!
  22. 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!)
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