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Travisina
Panna wrote:
...I'm curious if it was Survivors in Space.


There are echoes of it in Killer and Children of Auron - neither of which were Terry Nation scripts, though.
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trevor travis
Travisina wrote:

Panna wrote:
...I'm curious if it was Survivors in Space.


There are echoes of it in Killer and Children of Auron - neither of which were Terry Nation scripts, though.


I think there is a correlation between some characters, though. People often compare Avon to Greg Preston, although myself and SD actually think there's more Blake in Greg than Avon.
 
Klenotka
Panna wrote:

Gosh, I didn't think it possible that there was a series more depressing than B7, but Survivors is bumming me out man.


Hmm, itīs on my list...but honestly, try "The Lakes" with John Simm. *Thatīs* depressing.
Edited by Klenotka on 20 March 2015 21:02:04
Donīt be Lasagne
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
Klenotka wrote:

Panna wrote:

Gosh, I didn't think it possible that there was a series more depressing than B7, but Survivors is bumming me out man.

Hmm, itīs on my list...but honestly, try "The Lakes" with John Simm. *Thatīs* depressing.

I looked The Lakes up on Wikipedia, a quote from the premise reads:

Simm plays Danny Kavanagh; a twenty-something trapped in a life of compulsive gambling, theft, and being on the dole...

Lies, temptation and tragedy beset every household just as much as the big city.


The thing about Survivors by Terry Nation, which would be alien to 'modern audiences' and wasn't really retained in the 2000s adaptation of the story, is the fact that all his protagonists except the Welshman (it was the 70s) were just ordinary folks from next door with no dark secrets, no violent attitudes, no sexual angst driven confrontations, nothing. They really were innocent victims of sickness and deprivation and violence brought on them by others, and that's where the more unique tragedy of the 1975 show comes in. These days, it's an expectation that most characters will have some undesirable quality to enhance the tension, often with just one token nice person.
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

Blake's 7: Trojan Horse (s4 fanfic) - Blake's 7: Through the Needle's Eye (s2 fanfic)

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Klenotka
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

The thing about Survivors by Terry Nation, which would be alien to 'modern audiences' and wasn't really retained in the 2000s adaptation of the story, is the fact that all his protagonists except the Welshman (it was the 70s) were just ordinary folks from next door with no dark secrets, no violent attitudes, no sexual angst driven confrontations, nothing. They really were innocent victims of sickness and deprivation and violence brought on them by others, and that's where the more unique tragedy of the 1975 show comes in. These days, it's an expectation that most characters will have some undesirable quality to enhance the tension, often with just one token nice person.


Nope...nope...this is not what "The Lakes" is about. Really, the synposis may apply to only one episode. It is about a small town, people in a small town and how they live and try to hide things and are hypocritical and selfish. Danny is basically the most honest and decent person in there Grin It is a good study of the hypocrisy of small towns and villages, where everybody smiles but under the surface, they say bad things about you. I think some of the characters just annoyed the hell out of me, because they were...well, people, who I would love to see beaten by life at least once but the reality of life is that it rarely happens. I donīt want to go much into spoilers but letīs just say that the most annoying and twisted character of season 1 was actually the only one I felt sorry and started to like her in season 2. There was also some dark humour (about a guy who kills his wife and her sister basically covers him cos she has been in love with him for a long time) and the twist in this storyline is hilariously dark but somehow funny, too.
It is really worth the look (it is not too long either) but you need to be in the mood for it, I think.
Donīt be Lasagne
 
Joe Dredd
Flake's 7
 
trevor travis
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:
The thing about Survivors by Terry Nation, which would be alien to 'modern audiences' and wasn't really retained in the 2000s adaptation of the story, is the fact that all his protagonists except the Welshman (it was the 70s) were just ordinary folks from next door with no dark secrets, no violent attitudes, no sexual angst driven confrontations, nothing. They really were innocent victims of sickness and deprivation and violence brought on them by others, and that's where the more unique tragedy of the 1975 show comes in. These days, it's an expectation that most characters will have some undesirable quality to enhance the tension, often with just one token nice person.


Yup, Abby Grant is just an ordinary housewife... erm... in her millionaire Tudor mansion complete with servants Grin

But I do see the point you were trying to make. That Survivors features people with non-angsty lives before the tragedy, therefore making their struggle in the new world that more intriguing.... how will they cope?
 
Travisina
Klenotka wrote:

...*Thatīs* depressing.

There was an Australian series in the '70s - called 'Against the Wind' - about an Irish girl who is convicted of something or other and transported to Australia. The first couple of eps were so unrelentingly depressing that my mother gave up watching and referred to it only as 'that miserable Irish programme'. I stuck with it, and it eventually cheered up and in the end I really liked it - especially the theme tune/song 'Six Ribbons' written and sung by the lead actor (talented chap!).
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littlesue
Travisina wrote:

Klenotka wrote:

...*Thatīs* depressing.

There was an Australian series in the '70s - called 'Against the Wind' - about an Irish girl who is convicted of something or other and transported to Australia. The first couple of eps were so unrelentingly depressing that my mother gave up watching and referred to it only as 'that miserable Irish programme'. I stuck with it, and it eventually cheered up and in the end I really liked it - especially the theme tune/song 'Six Ribbons' written and sung by the lead actor (talented chap!).
https://www.youtu...9W5lQNFb-M


Oh my gawd...Against the Wind!!!
I remember that as well!!!!!
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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littlesue
Episode 2 of Legend of Robin Hood....
THE Hot Tub scene......lasted a lot longer than the skinny dipping in the sea scene in Poldark last week!!!
Anyway, after my glasses had demisted, I spotted the following;Tony Caunter (Ensor Jnr) and Harry Jones (Jarriere in Gambit).
And Mr D being deliciously evil.
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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Gauda Cheese
Australia finally has NetFlix. My life is over. Oops
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Anniew
Gauda Cheese are the poems posted at the link under your Horizen Posts written by you? They are powerful. I loved "and I become as water in the rain."
Just because I can't sing doesn't mean I won't.
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
Watched two films this morning/afternoon, with the Warehouse 13 television movie pilot followed by British dark comedy What We Did On Our Holiday; looking forward to seeing the rest of W13 now, and WWDOOH was a really excellent film. Warehouse 13 reminded me of Primeval in this first episode, but with Merlin style story content and NCIS type characters - so basically a winning formula! WWDOOH starred so many of my favourite actors, but it was also very moving and mixed realism and unlikely events in a way that worked without being either depressing or fantastical. David Tennant and Rosamund Pike play a couple going through an untidy divorce, and about to descend into a battle over their three children (the oldest played by Rings of Akhaten child star Emilia Jones), who are invited to the home of another dysfunctional couple played by Ben Miller and Amelia Bullmore (Twenty Twelve) to celebrate the birthday of DT and BM's father played by Billy Connolly; all sorts of chaos ensues, but actually within a fairly tight and clear plot, with guest roles for Celia Imrie and Annette Crosbie. A film with a cast that good has a head start anyway, and this one makes the most of it as all of them play the kind of roles they are most associated with that it flows really well and finishes very heart warming.
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

Blake's 7: Trojan Horse (s4 fanfic) - Blake's 7: Through the Needle's Eye (s2 fanfic)

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purplecleric
Gauda Cheese wrote:

Australia finally has NetFlix. My life is over. Oops


It's a massive time sucker, GC especially when they're producing stuff like this https://www.youtu...NK8L3ZdmE. I'm not a big superhero/comic book fan but I'm REALLY looking forward to this (but mainly because it features Vincent D'Onofrio as the Kingpin)
 
Gauda Cheese
Anniew wrote:

Gauda Cheese are the poems posted at the link under your Horizen Posts written by you? They are powerful. I loved "and I become as water in the rain."


Yes they are all mine. Glad you liked them.

purplecleric wrote:

Gauda Cheese wrote:

Australia finally has NetFlix. My life is over. Oops


It's a massive time sucker, GC especially when they're producing stuff like this https://www.youtu...NK8L3ZdmE. I'm not a big superhero/comic book fan but I'm REALLY looking forward to this (but mainly because it features Vincent D'Onofrio as the Kingpin)


As a Daredevil fan I am pretty psyched for this!
http://stwco.word... Stuff and things written by me.

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Gauda Cheese
Started the Thick of It last night and I enjoyed it. Still, its weird to see the Doctor with such a potty mouth.
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My podcast: http://GATM.buzzs...
 
Panna
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Klenotka wrote:

Panna wrote:

Gosh, I didn't think it possible that there was a series more depressing than B7, but Survivors is bumming me out man.

Hmm, itīs on my list...but honestly, try "The Lakes" with John Simm. *Thatīs* depressing.

I looked The Lakes up on Wikipedia, a quote from the premise reads:

Simm plays Danny Kavanagh; a twenty-something trapped in a life of compulsive gambling, theft, and being on the dole...

Lies, temptation and tragedy beset every household just as much as the big city.


The thing about Survivors by Terry Nation, which would be alien to 'modern audiences' and wasn't really retained in the 2000s adaptation of the story, is the fact that all his protagonists except the Welshman (it was the 70s) were just ordinary folks from next door with no dark secrets, no violent attitudes, no sexual angst driven confrontations, nothing. They really were innocent victims of sickness and deprivation and violence brought on them by others, and that's where the more unique tragedy of the 1975 show comes in. These days, it's an expectation that most characters will have some undesirable quality to enhance the tension, often with just one token nice person.

The rest of my family is similar to me in that they can appreciate old stuff, even stuff that was made before they were born! We can't be the only ones...I hope.
The characters in a lot of modern dramas with dark secrets and angst and whatnot do not seem very realistic to me. Drama overload. I am hoping to get my nephew interested in Survivors, I've already got him hooked on Sapphire and Steel. Smile
"You'd never get a cat to be a servant. You ever see a cat return a stick? "Hey, man! You threw the stick, you go get it yourself! I'm busy! If you wanted the stick so bad, why'd you throw it away in the first place?"
 
Panna
Oooh, the Wicker Man 1973 is on. That might appeal to a modern audience, because the whole village in the movie has a dark secret.
"You'd never get a cat to be a servant. You ever see a cat return a stick? "Hey, man! You threw the stick, you go get it yourself! I'm busy! If you wanted the stick so bad, why'd you throw it away in the first place?"
 
BradPaula
Panna wrote:

Oooh, the Wicker Man 1973 is on. That might appeal to a modern audience, because the whole village in the movie has a dark secret.


It took us years to track that movie down but we watched as we're huge fans of Christopher Lee. Not bad.
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
Panna
BradPaula wrote:

Panna wrote:

Oooh, the Wicker Man 1973 is on. That might appeal to a modern audience, because the whole village in the movie has a dark secret.


It took us years to track that movie down but we watched as we're huge fans of Christopher Lee. Not bad.

I usually have to leave the room before the ending though...
"You'd never get a cat to be a servant. You ever see a cat return a stick? "Hey, man! You threw the stick, you go get it yourself! I'm busy! If you wanted the stick so bad, why'd you throw it away in the first place?"
 
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