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Spaceship Dispatcher
Has anyone here seen a BBC sf/fantasy show called Bonekickers? It was on about 5 years ago and was based on the adventures of a fictional archaeology department at a university. All the reviews I have read totally rubbish it, but then the same reviewers also made rude remarks about Russell T Davies and The Avengers so I'm not inclined to take their word alone. Some knocked it for having inaccuracies about how excavations actually work; but to me its obvious that Bonekickers was as much about real archaeology as Primeval is about real pest control. So I'm interested if any fellow sf fans here have seen it and can share their opinion of the show before I decide whether or not to buy it on dvd...

Also, totally different, has anyone seen the 2012 BBC adaptation Shakespeare's Henriad tetralogy that was titled The Hollow Crown? It starred Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston along with pretty much an all-star cast. But Shakespeare plays are very long and represent a big time investment to watch, so again I wondered if anyone here has seen them and can recommend them?

Thanks, SD Happy
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JustBrad
The Hollow Crown is excellent. It is a bit watered down from the four plays it represents, but holds together well. I didn't miss anything they cut, and really enjoyed the pace (much faster than Shakespeare). Tom Hiddleston is impressive as Prince Hal / Henry V. Jeremy Irons is... Jeremy Irons... and the rest of the cast is quite good, especially Simon Russel Beale as Fasltaff and Ben Whishaw as Richrd II .
 
BradPaula
@SD: I can't help you with Bonekickers, although it sounds interesting and I'll have to keep an eye out for that one, but I can comment on The Hollow Crown. We loved it!

The producer, Sam Mendes adapted four of Shakespeare's most celebrated historical plays, Richard II, Henry IV (Part 1 and Part 2), and Henry V into one and doing that took out all the extraneous scenes and dialogue (Shakespeare lovers, please forgive me, but even the Bard has the naff scene or two) which made the series easier to follow historically. There are many good performances in addition to the ones you mentioned. Let's see- Rory Kinnear, Patrick Stewart, John Hurt, Julie Walters, David Suchet, Ian Glen, Richard Griffiths, and Geoffrey Palmer to name the most recognizable actors.

We loved this adaptation so much we were hoping that the producers would consider doing the rest of the historical plays- Henry VI (Parts I-II-III, and Richard III). Perhaps they will do that eventually.... So yes, we loved it and would recommend it highly to anyone who is a fan of Shakespeare- and even better it's filmed like a motion picture, using many scenic locals so the not-so-keen Shakespeare fans aren't bored to death by actors spouting endless lines on a bare stage. Excellent! -Paula
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littlesue
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Has anyone here seen a BBC sf/fantasy show called Bonekickers? It was on about 5 years ago and was based on the adventures of a fictional archaeology department at a university. All the reviews I have read totally rubbish it, but then the same reviewers also made rude remarks about Russell T Davies and The Avengers so I'm not inclined to take their word alone. Some knocked it for having inaccuracies about how excavations actually work; but to me its obvious that Bonekickers was as much about real archaeology as Primeval is about real pest control. So I'm interested if any fellow sf fans here have seen it and can share their opinion of the show before I decide whether or not to buy it on dvd...



Yes, I recall the Bonekickers. Can't actually remember much about it, but I didn't dislike it. I do know that I watched every episode...and it did have Adrian Lester and Hugh Bonnoville in it!
And it was written by those responsible for Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes.
Maybe there are some clips on Youtube. I think enjoyable hokum just about describes it! (But then I've spent the last 50 years watching enjoyable hokumGrin)
Edited by littlesue on 19 March 2014 07:45:18
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Travisina
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Has anyone here seen a BBC sf/fantasy show called Bonekickers? It was on about 5 years ago and was based on the adventures of a fictional archaeology department at a university. All the reviews I have read totally rubbish it, but then the same reviewers also made rude remarks about Russell T Davies and The Avengers so I'm not inclined to take their word alone. Some knocked it for having inaccuracies about how excavations actually work; but to me its obvious that Bonekickers was as much about real archaeology as Primeval is about real pest control. So I'm interested if any fellow sf fans here have seen it and can share their opinion of the show before I decide whether or not to buy it on dvd...

Thanks, SD Happy


Oh, I've seen Bonekickers. It comes under the category of 'so bad it's good' and was renamed 'Bonkers' - at least in our household. In the first episode they uncover part of the True Cross (and somebody gets beheaded for reasons I can't remember) and in a later ep they find Excaliber. It wasn't meant to be funny, but was the source of so much incredulous hilarity that it might be worth getting for that reason alone! We laughed our socks off...
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littlesue
Travisina wrote:

Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Has anyone here seen a BBC sf/fantasy show called Bonekickers? It was on about 5 years ago and was based on the adventures of a fictional archaeology department at a university. All the reviews I have read totally rubbish it, but then the same reviewers also made rude remarks about Russell T Davies and The Avengers so I'm not inclined to take their word alone. Some knocked it for having inaccuracies about how excavations actually work; but to me its obvious that Bonekickers was as much about real archaeology as Primeval is about real pest control. So I'm interested if any fellow sf fans here have seen it and can share their opinion of the show before I decide whether or not to buy it on dvd...

Thanks, SD Happy


Oh, I've seen Bonekickers. It comes under the category of 'so bad it's good' and was renamed 'Bonkers' - at least in our household. In the first episode they uncover part of the True Cross (and somebody gets beheaded for reasons I can't remember) and in a later ep they find Excaliber. It wasn't meant to be funny, but was the source of so much incredulous hilarity that it might be worth getting for that reason alone! We laughed our socks off...


Yes, I've just done a quick memory jolt via google. And that first story with the beheading did cause a bit of an uproar, and I think both daughters found the entire series...well.... somewhat hilarious....
...but it did have Adrian Lester in it. Did I mention that?Grin
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


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Spaceship Dispatcher
Thanks everyone! Just walked up to HMV and bought The Hollow Crown, and will buy Bonekickers soon Grin
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

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Spaceship Dispatcher
BradPaula wrote regarding The Hollow Crown:

We loved this adaptation so much we were hoping that the producers would consider doing the rest of the historical plays- Henry VI (Parts I-II-III, and Richard III). Perhaps they will do that eventually.... -Paula


Have just seen a news report on the BBC that suggests they might have heard you Grin

It says in part: "...while the team behind The Hollow Crown will reunite to create filmed versions of Shakespeare's Henry VI and Richard III plays."
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

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rojkerr1
Bonekickjers awful, even with Julie Graham! it was like Demons, never quite hit the spot
 
President Solvite
Got the complete Monkey on DVD


What a fantastic series that is!
 
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littlesue
President Solvite wrote:

Got the complete Monkey on DVD


What a fantastic series that is!


I picked up a Monkey DVD a few months back. I'm still considering showing it to Grandson, but the thought of him just sitting there looking at me with THAT look (the 'poor Nan' look) is just too much to bearShock
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
President Solvite
Nah he will love it..

What young boy (or girl) didn't run around at school or whatever, beating up the bad guys, and summoning their own flying clouds!
 
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Travisina
And the nature of Monkey was irrepressible!
I love Monkey, it's brilliant.

I love 'The Water Margin' as well, which is basically B7 in ancient China Pfft
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President Solvite
Re Bonekickers SD

My opinion Avoid it unless you can buy at a real bargain.. Personally I'd see if you could borrow a few episodes and evaluate it properly without possibly wasting hard earned cash.

The Water Margin - indeed a classic series. Love the music and scenery.. I spent a lot of time watching stuff on BBC2 in my youth.
 
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Spaceship Dispatcher
Okay, time to ask more advice from the Horizon site's collective wisdom on fantasy TV drama!

Has anyone here seen... Once Upon a Time

Having overlooked this for a long time, a recent addition to the recurring cast members has forced me to sit up and take notice. Looking at the premise and several production stills on IMDb, it actually looks pretty good and worth investing in when s1-5 are all available. But is anyone here an actual existing viewer of the show? What are it's qualities and overall style, and are there any outstanding performances? All pointers appreciated as always!
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

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Travisina
Quick reply - sorry, haven't seen it. Haven't even heard of it! Besides, still haven't got a working TV Sad
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Spaceship Dispatcher
Is anyone here watching Dickensian? One friend says it's great, another says it's terrible. Obviously opinions are subjective, but is anyone here watching it and what are your thoughts?
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

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littlesue
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Is anyone here watching Dickensian? One friend says it's great, another says it's terrible. Obviously opinions are subjective, but is anyone here watching it and what are your thoughts?


We're watching it and loving it. To see Dicken's charcacters roaming around meeting each other in the street and in the pub...it's great fun.
I don't like Miss Barbary ( I think that's her name) trying to get her more atrractive sister hitched to this older chap..expecially as this nice sister has a nice handsome soldier in tow.
There are going to be some tears before long!
And I still don't know who killed Marley!!!
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


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sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
littlesue wrote:

Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Is anyone here watching Dickensian? One friend says it's great, another says it's terrible. Obviously opinions are subjective, but is anyone here watching it and what are your thoughts?


We're watching it and loving it. To see Dicken's charcacters roaming around meeting each other in the street and in the pub...it's great fun.

Thanks Sue Happy
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

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Anniew
littlesue wrote:

Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Is anyone here watching Dickensian? One friend says it's great, another says it's terrible. Obviously opinions are subjective, but is anyone here watching it and what are your thoughts?


We're watching it and loving it. To see Dicken's charcacters roaming around meeting each other in the street and in the pub...it's great fun.


SD I'm not quite so enthusiastic as Little Sue but it is a great production with some cracking acting. I find the stories which explain the pre-history of Miss Haversham and Lady Dedlock from Bleak House more convincing than the Bill Sykes/ Nancy or Scrooge/Cratchet ones ( although they are superbly acted and there's a terrific Fagan). if you know your Dickens it's a bit too soap operay and the story lines don't always convince. But as a half hour entertainment it's pretty fun.
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