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Rewatch Downunder: C6 City at the Edge of the World - Saturday 6th August
AnneArthur

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

HI, Anne. You survived the summer shcool, then? How did it go?


It was OK in the end. I'd over-prepared drastically - I will have to remember that for another year!

But I was working until at least 11pm every night, and teaching all day. I'm exhausted!
 
Pilot53
If that were me? I'd jump at the change to with Kirril to that other peaceful place start a new life with her. It's hard not to like someone without them not liking you back.
But Kirril loved Villa yet he didn't realised till he was back on board the Liberator with the crystals.
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
Travisina

AnneArthur wrote:

I'm just starting. I don't like these shots of space with plinking music at the beginning.

There are a few eps that start like that (is 'Horizon' one of them?) - as establishing shots go, it's very dull.
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
Travisina

AnneArthur wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

HI, Anne. You survived the summer shcool, then? How did it go?


It was OK in the end. I'd over-prepared drastically - I will have to remember that for another year!

But I was working until at least 11pm every night, and teaching all day. I'm exhausted!

Gosh, well done.
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
AnneArthur

Travisina wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Pilot53 wrote:

Lately noticed each character has an episode dedicated to them ( either as solo or with another) & this one of Villa is by far one of my favorite ones.

Yes, although Series 3 seems to lack a purpose and direction, each of the characters gets an ep centred on them, which is one of its strengths.


I think that series 3 lacks purpose because the crew, without Blake, lack purpose. Avon's initial response to Tarrant coming in and trying to take over is to go all passive aggressive, like last week. It takes him a while to get over it and sort himself out.

Astute observation, Anne. Avon isn't a natural leader, it's a role he isnt' comfortable with. The Federation is now only represented by Servalan, which is bound to lead to complications...


Avon is a natural critic - a vital role, but doesn't turn readily to leadership. And yes, there is also a lack of purpose in the Federation - it's not certain what form it's going to take, or if it's going to exist at all.
 
Travisina

Pilot53 wrote:

If that were me? I'd jump at the change to with Kirril to that other peaceful place start a new life with her. It's hard not to like someone without them not liking you back.
But Kirril loved Villa yet he didn't realised till he was back on board the Liberator with the crystals.

Well, she does say "I love you," but they get distracted at that very moment.
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
Pilot53
Hey Anne good to hear from you.
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
Travisina
How DID Tarrant negotiate with the Keezarnians? That's never explained.
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
AnneArthur

Travisina wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

I'm just starting. I don't like these shots of space with plinking music at the beginning.

There are a few eps that start like that (is 'Horizon' one of them?) - as establishing shots go, it's very dull.


Yes - I think Horizon might be one. They are mostly in the earlier seasons, I think. I suppose the idea is to suggest the vastness of space - but it is very dull.
 
M1795537OCVirn
Rats! My playback has stopped. Have you rebels sabotaged my system again? Don't worry, I'll sort it and catch up. Someone will pay for this!!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
AnneArthur

Pilot53 wrote:

Hey Anne good to hear from you.


Hi, Pilot! Good to see you.
 
AnneArthur

Travisina wrote:

How DID Tarrant negotiate with the Keezarnians? That's never explained.


The mind boggles . . .
 
Travisina

AnneArthur wrote:

Travisina wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

I'm just starting. I don't like these shots of space with plinking music at the beginning.

There are a few eps that start like that (is 'Horizon' one of them?) - as establishing shots go, it's very dull.


Yes - I think Horizon might be one. They are mostly in the earlier seasons, I think. I suppose the idea is to suggest the vastness of space - but it is very dull.

That's why the eps directed by Fiona wossname and Mary thingie are so refreshing. Compare this opening with those of 'Rumours of Death', 'Sarcophagus' etc.
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
Pilot53
Well all sorry but I must be off.
As always been great chatting with you all here. Look forward to next weeks rewatch. I'm not feeling too crash hot. Heavy flu, tonsils are inflamed & lost my voice.
Have a great weekend & week ahead.
Cheers all.
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
M1795537OCVirn

Travisina wrote:

How DID Tarrant negotiate with the Keezarnians? That's never explained.


No idea- he'd be stumped when hitting someone or pointing his blaster at them didn't work.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Travisina

Pilot53 wrote:

Well all sorry but I must be off.
As always been great chatting with you all here. Look forward to next weeks rewatch. I'm not feeling too crash hot. Heavy flu, tonsils are inflamed & lost my voice.
Have a great weekend & week ahead.
Cheers all.

Sorry you're not well, Pilot!
Hope you get well soon. Have a good week.
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
AnneArthur

Travisina wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

Travisina wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

I'm just starting. I don't like these shots of space with plinking music at the beginning.

There are a few eps that start like that (is 'Horizon' one of them?) - as establishing shots go, it's very dull.


Yes - I think Horizon might be one. They are mostly in the earlier seasons, I think. I suppose the idea is to suggest the vastness of space - but it is very dull.

That's why the eps directed by Fiona wossname and Mary thingie are so refreshing. Compare this opening with those of 'Rumours of Death', 'Sarcophagus' etc.


Yes - much more impressive.
 
AnneArthur

Pilot53 wrote:

Well all sorry but I must be off.
As always been great chatting with you all here. Look forward to next weeks rewatch. I'm not feeling too crash hot. Heavy flu, tonsils are inflamed & lost my voice.
Have a great weekend & week ahead.
Cheers all.


See you next week! Hope you feel better soon.
 
AnneArthur
I don't like Vila's outfit in this. It's like pyjamas and a dressing gown.
 
Travisina
Oh, Colin Baker is wonderful! And he's so lovely in real life, I met him at the Supreme Cat Show a few years ago. And he did the whole 'I had a mother...' speech by heart!
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
Travisina

AnneArthur wrote:

I don't like Vila's outfit in this. It's like pyjamas and a dressing gown.

It's awful, isn't it? Overall he gets the worst costumes in the series. Such a shame.
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
AnneArthur

Travisina wrote:

Oh, Colin Baker is wonderful! And he's so lovely in real life, I met him at the Supreme Cat Show a few years ago. And he did the whole 'I had a mother...' speech by heart!


How wonderful! Is he a cat lover, then?
 
M1795537OCVirn

Travisina wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

I don't like Vila's outfit in this. It's like pyjamas and a dressing gown.

It's awful, isn't it? Overall he gets the worst costumes in the series. Such a shame.


Presumably they were 'dressing him down' so that he didn't overshadow the others. But Michael is such a great actor he can overcome his costumes.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
AnneArthur

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

How DID Tarrant negotiate with the Keezarnians? That's never explained.


No idea- he'd be stumped when hitting someone or pointing his blaster at them didn't work.


Bayban was pulling the strings and told them to get someone who could open the door, I think.
 
Travisina
Yes, he loves cats. It was such a fun event - the show had a sci-fi theme, and they had him as one of the guest judges, along with Paul Darrow and John Leeson. And they did panels and signings as well as cat-judging. I'll have to dig out and re-publish the review we had on Horizon.
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
AnneArthur
I like Cally teazing Avon!
 
Travisina

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

I don't like Vila's outfit in this. It's like pyjamas and a dressing gown.

It's awful, isn't it? Overall he gets the worst costumes in the series. Such a shame.


Presumably they were 'dressing him down' so that he didn't overshadow the others. But Michael is such a great actor he can overcome his costumes.

He also used to hunch over a bit when he was standing next to Avon, because they were the same height and Vila needed to be smaller.
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
AnneArthur

Travisina wrote:

Yes, he loves cats. It was such a fun event - the show had a sci-fi theme, and they had him as one of the guest judges, along with Paul Darrow and John Leeson. And they did panels and signings as well as cat-judging. I'll have to dig out and re-publish the review we had on Horizon.


Oh please do!
 
Travisina

AnneArthur wrote:

I like Cally teazing Avon!

Me too. The dialogue in this ep is brilliant.
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
M1795537OCVirn

Travisina wrote:

Yes, he loves cats. It was such a fun event - the show had a sci-fi theme, and they had him as one of the guest judges, along with Paul Darrow and John Leeson. And they did panels and signings as well as cat-judging. I'll have to dig out and re-publish the review we had on Horizon.



To quote the President....It's there, waiting for you! I uploaded it months ago.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
AnneArthur

Travisina wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

I don't like Vila's outfit in this. It's like pyjamas and a dressing gown.

It's awful, isn't it? Overall he gets the worst costumes in the series. Such a shame.


Presumably they were 'dressing him down' so that he didn't overshadow the others. But Michael is such a great actor he can overcome his costumes.

He also used to hunch over a bit when he was standing next to Avon, because they were the same height and Vila needed to be smaller.


I can see that working in the world of the story too. Vila is someone whose whole survival strategy is based on being useful, but unthreatening. He would naturally adopt a 'humble' posture.
Edited by AnneArthur on 06-08-2022 09:58
 
AnneArthur
One of the best things about this episode is Vila explaining how he works.
 
M1795537OCVirn
The height thing is so misleading. I mean, we get the impression that Servalan is tall, when in fact she's tiny. Look at how they had to angle the cameras in 'Sand' when she was next to Tarrant!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Travisina

AnneArthur wrote:

One of the best things about this episode is Vila explaining how he works.

This ep is FULL of best things! Happy sigh...
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
AnneArthur

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

The height thing is so misleading. I mean, we get the impression that Servalan is tall, when in fact she's tiny. Look at how they had to angle the cameras in 'Sand' when she was next to Tarrant!


Again, it's the posture. In her own mind she is the dominant person in any room - so people think of her as taller than she is.
 
AnneArthur

Travisina wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

One of the best things about this episode is Vila explaining how he works.

This ep is FULL of best things! Happy sigh...


Happy sigh, indeed.
 
M1795537OCVirn
So - the number of studs on your costume is a measure of how agressive/bad you are?
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Travisina

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Yes, he loves cats. It was such a fun event - the show had a sci-fi theme, and they had him as one of the guest judges, along with Paul Darrow and John Leeson. And they did panels and signings as well as cat-judging. I'll have to dig out and re-publish the review we had on Horizon.



To quote the President....It's there, waiting for you! I uploaded it months ago.

So it is, thank you!
I'll bump it to the top of my to-do list Wink
And of course, I'd missed mentioning that Michael Keating was there too, d'oh!
Edited by Travisina on 06-08-2022 10:04
There is no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
AnneArthur

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

So - the number of studs on your costume is a measure of how agressive/bad you are?


Avon seems to be remarkably unstudded this week.
 
M1795537OCVirn
Kerril thought she was alone - with Vila? Enough said.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
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