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rojkerr1
I REALLY didn't notice that accent, to quote Sean Connery, no I'm just looking...
 
rojkerr1
Mr Greif, PSB network, Von Braun biopic, think playing a Russian
 
One Spare Part
Spookily, having just seen him in the Dawn of the Gods rewatch, Terry Scully turns up in the episode of Whatever Happened to the Likey Lads that we put on straight after. Wye aye man!
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
Joe Dredd
"I'd offer you a beer but I've only got six."
 
One Spare Part
When he was fishing!
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
Mrs_Underhill
By the way, I was inspired to watch "Survivors" after the discussion on bleakness of Terry Nation's works in one of the rewatch threads (I think?).
Season 1 was quite good, but S2 went downhill for me after TN left, I didn't finish it.

But I saw Dawn of Gods actor (the heroic one) as a guy with broken leg who ended up in a wheelchair in the later S1. That part was recast with at least 3 actors, am I right? And here we were complaining about Travis 1 and 2. Smile
 
rojkerr1
Mrs Underhill -some of the season 3 episodes are the best in the series! Don't miss Last Laugh and Mad Dog, Little Learning.
Actor who played Provine seen in Midsommer murders
 
Mrs_Underhill
rojkerr1 wrote:

Mrs Underhill -some of the season 3 episodes are the best in the series! Don't miss Last Laugh and Mad Dog, Little Learning.
Actor who played Provine seen in Midsommer murders

Thank you for the tip! When their leading actor started writing episodes about himself in S2, it became unwatchable to me, and I was sad to drop it. S1 was very compelling - I loved The Stand by Stephen King, and later The Walking Dead (until it went on too long and became unwatchable to me too). But now I see that both might have been inspired by Survivors.

TN had great ideas. He might not write the best dialogues and cut corners with characters, but his ideas would carry though. Survivors S1 is what B7 might have been without Boucher's brilliant dialogues and without brilliance and charisma of the leading actors, but it still was very gripping. The most striking story for me was the inverse of "Mice and Men" with that rat-like proto-Vila character. Wow, that was a gut punch!

So if you vouch for S3 I'll be happy to resume it again.

Also, the Captain Leylan actor was in Survivors too.
 
rojkerr1
S3 uneven, but Mad Dog is a superb piece of tv, and the Ian Mcculloch swansong Last Laugh gives bleak a new tilt...he wrote it too. Law of the Jungle great too, Brian Blessed. Don't watch Power! They lost a story too, Scorched Earth?
 
Mrs_Underhill
rojkerr1 wrote:

S3 uneven, but Mad Dog is a superb piece of tv, and the Ian Mcculloch swansong Last Laugh gives bleak a new tilt...he wrote it too. Law of the Jungle great too, Brian Blessed. Don't watch Power! They lost a story too, Scorched Earth?


Ack, I watched S3 on Youtube thinking it was S2! It was labelled as S2 and I skipped the entire S2 after Lights of London (which I thought were very good). So my troubles were with S3. Watching S2 properly now and loving it. Also watched Mad Dog and it was very good.
 
rojkerr1
Wait till you get to Last Laugh.... No Self Pity...
 
rojkerr1
Roy Boyd in the Sweeney, Big brother, and the gorgeous girl from Timeslip Year of the Burn up, another of my faves!
 
One Spare Part
Joe Dredd wrote:

"I'd offer you a beer but I've only got six."

And in the film of the series: Judy Buxton/Inga - Blake's father's brother's daughter playing the landlady's daughter. Is the landlady therefore Blake's father's brother's wife?...
...I need one of those beers... Grin
Actually she was a shopgirl but it seemed funnier to make her the landlady's daughter...
Edited by One Spare Part on 16 August 2019 20:44:13
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
Mrs_Underhill
rojkerr1 wrote:

Wait till you get to Last Laugh.... No Self Pity...

That was good, after I watched it all in order.
The ending was weak though - but every season there had a weak finale. I wonder if TN staying would've make a difference at least for S1 finale? I thought it was the stupidest way to write out some characters, especially Abbie.

But I spotted another one in S3 - Roger Parkes! He had episodes Beachhead and Sparks where the main character was a Headhunter and where the main objective for the heroes was to turn on the power at the hydro-electric plant. Sounds familiar. Smile

I read WIKI on Survivors and learned that Terry Nation wrote a novel based on S1 with a different ending - is it worth a read? I'm curious to read for the ending alone.

Also the WIKI mentioned another post-ap British show: The Last Train (1999). Watching it now and it's very engrossing.
 
One Spare Part
Mrs_Underhill wrote:

[quote]rojkerr1 wrote:


Also the WIKI mentioned another post-ap British show: The Last Train (1999). Watching it now and it's very engrossing.

I was completely hooked on The Last Train. Have often meant to try a rewatch to see if it lives up to my memory of it.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
briggsy1
Docholli from Gambit and Carol Royle from Duel in today's episode of Professionals, called I believe, A Stirring of Dust. Typically for the shows it was about a Russian secret agent.
 
rojkerr1
Mrs Underhill -told you not to watch Power! survivors version, Terence Dudleys fault! Last Laugh amazing- if you google image Pete wallbank last laugh the painting he did for me should come up, he did it as a gift after I died twice during an illness, NO Self Pity, especially poignant. Last Train excellent. Survivors Book worth a read too, stunning ending! Audio version read by Abbie is best, rare sequel too, birth of a hero.
 
rojkerr1
love the bit in little learning where Greg smothers that poor child, and jenny wakes with a start! Spooky
 
Mrs_Underhill
rojkerr1 wrote:

Mrs Underhill -told you not to watch Power! survivors version, Terence Dudleys fault! Last Laugh amazing- if you google image Pete wallbank last laugh the painting he did for me should come up, he did it as a gift after I died twice during an illness, NO Self Pity, especially poignant. Last Train excellent. Survivors Book worth a read too, stunning ending! Audio version read by Abbie is best, rare sequel too, birth of a hero.

I found the image of the Last Laugh cover. Poignant story indeed...
Thank you for sharing, also thank you for the pointer to the Survivors audio book - will be definitely getting it from Big Finish.

Also, finished The Last Train - it was fantastic. A bit let down by the ending but then I must be spoiled by B7 finales. But very vivid, haunting, eery - one of the best post-ap disaster series I've seen. Rip Van Winkle fairy tale waking up in a nightmare. Wow.
 
One Spare Part
A young Derek Farr in Wanted For Murder (1946). They show some great old films on Talking Pictures.
Edited by One Spare Part on 23 August 2019 10:15:54
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
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