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UK Rewatch - C6 City At The Edge Of The World
trevor travis
The episode: Colin Six - City At The Edge Of The World (Carry On Space Thief)
The date: Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
The time: 7.45pm UK time

In which Vila is the hero, gets (and loses) the girl and saves the day; Colin Baker booms a lot in a role that was made for him and gets to wear far more many studs than Paul Darrow; and, after Servie’s refit of Space Command HQ last week, we find out what happened to the interiors of her office (the Keezarnians nicked them during the Intergalactic War, and painted them black).

Episode in a word: Vila.
Character to cheer: There’s only one person it could be. This is the perfect showcase for everyone’s favourite thief, and was apparently written after Michael Keating told Chris Boucher that his young daughter had told him after watching an episode: “Daddy, you’re stupid”. Vila is the totally at the centre of the episode – and is brave when he needs to be and clever when he needs to be, without ever slipping out of character.
Character to boo: Tarrant’s a bit of a git to Vila at the start of the episode. I guess we should credit him for later realising that he was wrong.
Is Soolin looking lovely this week?: Yes.
Recognisable Face: I think we all know Colin Baker (Bayban) was Doctor Who, while Valentine Dyall (Norl) was the Black Guardian in the same show. But let’s go for a less obvious one. Carol Hawkins (Kerril) was in two Carry On films, Carry On Abroad (1972) and Carry On Behind (1975), two of the better Carry On films from the 1970s.
Best line: Although there’s also the brilliant “Babe” dialogue, pride of place has to go to Vila’s monologue to two speechless Keezarnians delivered perfectly by the sublime Michael Keating: “Is that where we're going? It's miles away. I mean why couldn't I have teleported closer in?” [pause] “Hey? They say too much walking's bad for you, you know. Makes you go deaf. Look what it's done for you. Listen, sooner or later one of you's going to have to speak to me. Well, speak to me one of you! All right, that's it. No speak, no walk. My feet hurt and I didn't want to come anyway.” [sits down] “[Of] course, I'm totally lost, you realise that. Yes, of course you realize that. I don't suppose you'd consider taking me back to where you met me. No, of course you wouldn't. All right, you've talked me into it.” [gets up and walks]

Blake's 7 will return in… Carry On Up The Space Maternity Ward.
Vote Og.
 
littlesue
One of Bayban's chappies is a guy called Chris Chivers. He was at Maximum Power (a few years ago now) but I still recognised him and showed him my autograph book that he had signed back in the 80s!

Now the most important question is, and I blame One Spare Part for this because she started it...Are there any Wet Nellie's in this episode?
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


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OneSparePart

littlesue wrote:

One of Bayban's chappies is a guy called Chris Chivers. He was at Maximum Power (a few years ago now) but I still recognised him and showed him my autograph book that he had signed back in the 80s!

Now the most important question is, and I blame One Spare Part for this because she started it...Are there any Wet Nellie's in this episode?

Now hang on a sec...I MAY have mentioned wet nellies once or twice but that is no excuse to look for them in EVERY episode....you wet nelly.
Now, are there any soft-to-the-touch outfits in this episode?
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
littlesue

OneSparePart wrote:

littlesue wrote:

One of Bayban's chappies is a guy called Chris Chivers. He was at Maximum Power (a few years ago now) but I still recognised him and showed him my autograph book that he had signed back in the 80s!

Now the most important question is, and I blame One Spare Part for this because she started it...Are there any Wet Nellie's in this episode?

Now hang on a sec...I MAY have mentioned wet nellies once or twice but that is no excuse to look for them in EVERY episode....you wet nelly.
Now, are there any soft-to-the-touch outfits in this episode?


I believe there could well be some nice soft to touch outfits in this episode...and some rather fetching sandals are on show.
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Hugbot
i.imgur.com/ykfkje3.jpg
Edited by Hugbot on 04-08-2022 17:00
 
Brad
This week only, buy one Limerick, get a second one free.

These poor peasant people need savin'
From a horrible villain named Bayban.
Vila gets the girl, and saves their whole world,
But in the end goes home with Avon.

There was a berserker named Bayban
Whose mum fostered his misbehavin'
But a thief steals his girl, and discovers Home World,
While the black guardian chats with Avon.
i.imgur.com/AD5ikh4.png
Modthra
 
Cygnus Bazza
One of several third-series episodes I just can't deal with, I'm afraid. I can't cope with the overall vibe, the excessive cringe quota and the fact that it's such an outlier in terms of Vila's characterisation. The most I can say for it is that at least it's not Sarcophagus. For a show that got so many things right, when B7 got things wrong - well, crikey, it REALLY made a right pig's ear of them.
 
littlesue
Well, it's right warm in tghis 'ere hall, so I will have the door sightly ajar.
But, I'm still having me tea, me choccie and biccies PLUS a choc ice. Yum...
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


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Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Lorna
I am sorry I wont be here. It is our club Flower Show. I have just come home after helping set up. And I shall go back at 8 to see the results.
I look behind me, what do I see? A pair of golden wings seem to be attached to me.
 
littlesue

Lorna wrote:

I am sorry I wont be here. It is our club Flower Show. I have just come home after helping set up. And I shall go back at 8 to see the results.


Piccies please of your flower show
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Brad
Starring Collin Baker as the shouty villain, because we already used Brian Blessed and Bruce Purchase.
i.imgur.com/AD5ikh4.png
Modthra
 
Hugbot
Evening all! Frown

Greetings from the Town at the Edge of the Republic!
 
Brad

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

the fact that it's such an outlier in terms of Vila's characterisation.


I would respectfully disagree. Though it is a bit of a retcon, it points out Vila's tendency to act like a fool when acting like a fool is advantageous, (As explained in Stardrive?) and to act intelligently when survival depends on it (as in not having Bayban think you are useless).
i.imgur.com/AD5ikh4.png
Modthra
 
Brad

Hugbot wrote:

Evening all! Frown

Greetings from the Town at the Edge of the Republic!


salutations from the city at the edge of the cornfield.
i.imgur.com/AD5ikh4.png
Modthra
 
Paula
Well, this is going to be fun. Chew that scenery, Colin!
Resist the Host




 
OneSparePart
Phew. Thought the site wasn't going to let me on for a few mins there...
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
littlesue

Hugbot wrote:

Evening all! Frown

Greetings from the Town at the Edge of the Republic!


Doesn't quite have the same ring to it....How about, the house at the end of the cul de sac??
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
littlesue

Brad wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

Evening all! Frown

Greetings from the Town at the Edge of the Republic!


salutations from the city at the edge of the cornfield.


Sounds cool
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Brad
Tarrant channeling his inner Jarvik.
i.imgur.com/AD5ikh4.png
Modthra
 
Hugbot

littlesue wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

Evening all! Frown

Greetings from the Town at the Edge of the Republic!


Doesn't quite have the same ring to it....How about, the house at the end of the cul de sac??

I'm afraid this house is not at a cul de sac. But I could also say the Town at the Edge of the Sea!
 
OneSparePart

Brad wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

the fact that it's such an outlier in terms of Vila's characterisation.


I would respectfully disagree. Though it is a bit of a retcon, it points out Vila's tendency to act like a fool when acting like a fool is advantageous, (As explained in Stardrive?) and to act intelligently when survival depends on it (as in not having Bayban think you are useless).

I agree with your disagreeing
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
Brad

Paula wrote:

Well, this is going to be fun. Chew that scenery, Colin!


No one else could play Bayban so over the top and get away with it as our Collin.
i.imgur.com/AD5ikh4.png
Modthra
 
Hugbot

Brad wrote:

Tarrant channeling his inner Jarvik.

And again in Sand when he falls for Servalan.
 
littlesue

Hugbot wrote:

littlesue wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

Evening all! Frown

Greetings from the Town at the Edge of the Republic!


Doesn't quite have the same ring to it....How about, the house at the end of the cul de sac??

I'm afraid this house is not at a cul de sac. But I could also say the Town at the Edge of the Sea!


Very nice
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Brad

OneSparePart wrote:

Brad wrote:

[quote name=Cygnus Bazza post=11485]the fact that it's such an outlier in terms of Vila's characterisation.


I agree with your disagreeing


Now I am confused..... where's my medicine???
i.imgur.com/AD5ikh4.png
Modthra
 
Brad

Hugbot wrote:

Brad wrote:

Tarrant channeling his inner Jarvik.

And again in Sand when he falls for Servalan.


I ascribe that to a nasty blow on the head he must have taken offscreen.
i.imgur.com/AD5ikh4.png
Modthra
 
littlesue

OneSparePart wrote:

Brad wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

the fact that it's such an outlier in terms of Vila's characterisation.


I would respectfully disagree. Though it is a bit of a retcon, it points out Vila's tendency to act like a fool when acting like a fool is advantageous, (As explained in Stardrive?) and to act intelligently when survival depends on it (as in not having Bayban think you are useless).

I agree with your disagreeing


My brain hurts
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
OneSparePart

Hugbot wrote:

littlesue wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

Evening all! Frown

Greetings from the Town at the Edge of the Republic!


Doesn't quite have the same ring to it....How about, the house at the end of the cul de sac??

I'm afraid this house is not at a cul de sac. But I could also say the Town at the Edge of the Sea!

I live in the town at the edge of civilisation...
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
Hugbot
Unaggressive people - like Hower the Pacifist?
 
M1795537OCVirn
And good evening from one of the knobblier bits of the UK (Cumbria).
Sorry I'm late. Not a favourite episode for me, either, but Colin Baker makes up for the weirdness.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
AnneArthur

OneSparePart wrote:

littlesue wrote:

One of Bayban's chappies is a guy called Chris Chivers. He was at Maximum Power (a few years ago now) but I still recognised him and showed him my autograph book that he had signed back in the 80s!

Now the most important question is, and I blame One Spare Part for this because she started it...Are there any Wet Nellie's in this episode?

Now hang on a sec...I MAY have mentioned wet nellies once or twice but that is no excuse to look for them in EVERY episode....you wet nelly.
Now, are there any soft-to-the-touch outfits in this episode?


The inhabitants of Keezarn seem rather like wet Nellies to me.
 
Hugbot

OneSparePart wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

littlesue wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

Evening all! Frown

Greetings from the Town at the Edge of the Republic!


Doesn't quite have the same ring to it....How about, the house at the end of the cul de sac??

I'm afraid this house is not at a cul de sac. But I could also say the Town at the Edge of the Sea!

I live in the town at the edge of civilisation...

Which side?
 
Paula

AnneArthur wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

littlesue wrote:

One of Bayban's chappies is a guy called Chris Chivers. He was at Maximum Power (a few years ago now) but I still recognised him and showed him my autograph book that he had signed back in the 80s!

Now the most important question is, and I blame One Spare Part for this because she started it...Are there any Wet Nellie's in this episode?

Now hang on a sec...I MAY have mentioned wet nellies once or twice but that is no excuse to look for them in EVERY episode....you wet nelly.
Now, are there any soft-to-the-touch outfits in this episode?


The inhabitants of Keezarn seem rather like wet Nellies to me.


Not again? Ahhhhh.......
Resist the Host




 
OneSparePart

littlesue wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Brad wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

the fact that it's such an outlier in terms of Vila's characterisation.


I would respectfully disagree. Though it is a bit of a retcon, it points out Vila's tendency to act like a fool when acting like a fool is advantageous, (As explained in Stardrive?) and to act intelligently when survival depends on it (as in not having Bayban think you are useless).

I agree with your disagreeing


My brain hurts

There's no answer to that
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
M1795537OCVirn

AnneArthur wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

littlesue wrote:

One of Bayban's chappies is a guy called Chris Chivers. He was at Maximum Power (a few years ago now) but I still recognised him and showed him my autograph book that he had signed back in the 80s!

Now the most important question is, and I blame One Spare Part for this because she started it...Are there any Wet Nellie's in this episode?

Now hang on a sec...I MAY have mentioned wet nellies once or twice but that is no excuse to look for them in EVERY episode....you wet nelly.
Now, are there any soft-to-the-touch outfits in this episode?


The inhabitants of Keezarn seem rather like wet Nellies to me.


Agreed!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
littlesue

AnneArthur wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

littlesue wrote:

One of Bayban's chappies is a guy called Chris Chivers. He was at Maximum Power (a few years ago now) but I still recognised him and showed him my autograph book that he had signed back in the 80s!

Now the most important question is, and I blame One Spare Part for this because she started it...Are there any Wet Nellie's in this episode?

Now hang on a sec...I MAY have mentioned wet nellies once or twice but that is no excuse to look for them in EVERY episode....you wet nelly.
Now, are there any soft-to-the-touch outfits in this episode?


The inhabitants of Keezarn seem rather like wet Nellies to me.


Grin
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf
Sue's Stories sues stories https://sjlittle.webs.com
Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
OneSparePart

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

littlesue wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

Evening all! Frown

Greetings from the Town at the Edge of the Republic!


Doesn't quite have the same ring to it....How about, the house at the end of the cul de sac??

I'm afraid this house is not at a cul de sac. But I could also say the Town at the Edge of the Sea!

I live in the town at the edge of civilisation...

Which side?

The dark side....Frown
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
Brad

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

littlesue wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

Evening all! Frown

Greetings from the Town at the Edge of the Republic!


Doesn't quite have the same ring to it....How about, the house at the end of the cul de sac??

I'm afraid this house is not at a cul de sac. But I could also say the Town at the Edge of the Sea!

I live in the town at the edge of civilisation...

Which side?


The phrase Barbarians at the Gate never specifies if they are trying to force the gate open, or trying to keep it closed.
i.imgur.com/AD5ikh4.png
Modthra
 
AnneArthur

OneSparePart wrote:

Brad wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

the fact that it's such an outlier in terms of Vila's characterisation.


I would respectfully disagree. Though it is a bit of a retcon, it points out Vila's tendency to act like a fool when acting like a fool is advantageous, (As explained in Stardrive?) and to act intelligently when survival depends on it (as in not having Bayban think you are useless).

I agree with your disagreeing


Me too.
 
AnneArthur
Good evening from the House Fairly Near the Middle of the City on a Major Rail Junction, by the way!
 
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