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  1. £19.99 for the season on iTunes is only slightly better.
  2. I wish they would bring Jared Harris back, and Apple’s Foundation budget with him for the last three books.
  3. I can’t imagine them starting a new service and not taking back the old Trek catalogue. I always revert back to those when I’m subscribed to Netflix, and I only subscribe when The Last Kingdom comes out, now they will both be gone
  4. Just saw one episode, but Dopesick seems really worth watching. Star has some great shows, Reservations Dogs for example, and loved Only Murders in the Building too.
  5. apologies, thanks for the heads up, edited with spoiler tag in what I think is in the right place now. also, quite enjoyed the History extra podcast on this afterwards. https://play.acast.com/s/historyextra/trialbycombat-therealhistorybehindthelastduel Spoilers towards the end of podcast obviously.
  6. I saw this a few weeks ago in cinema and really liked it. A bit sad that it didn’t do better in box office, it was hard to find screenings but the one I went to was almost full. A heads up that the Last Duel will be on Disney+ from Dec 1st in UK/Ireland (not US). https://whatsondisneyplus.com/the-last-duel-coming-soon-to-disney-uk-ireland/ Not having read about it didn’t expect the Rashomon structure. I liked that the first chapter was the most traditional hero’s journey, the second almost comic in places and the third almost tragic. The movie doesn’t leave much doubt which perspective we are supposed to align with.
  7. It wouldn’t surprise me if they had different writers rooms, there is little overlap between the storylines. Hopefully they realise this for next season. I would like some standalone episodes next season. sometimes It already feels like that in some sequences that work really well and is focused on a concept. There is no particular need to interweave storylines within episodes when they dont overlap in theme. Mythic Quest does this fantastically with their flash back episodes and Foundation is ripe for that as well. They did introduce the idea that the narrator is unreliable so maybe the Gaal (that’s her voice right?) speaking from the future doesn’t like Salvor and wants to make her sound stupid.
  8. I really liked this, a decent balance of comedy and drama. Just watched Mare of East town as well and it’s weird how they are similar in structuring the mystery despite being seemingly the opposite end of things in tone and this show manage to make me care about the characters just as much with half the time.
  9. I do really like the empire parts, Lee Pace and Laura Birn are great and the concepts are interesting. Perhaps it would have been a better for a show to just be focused from the empire perspectives. It would be a clearer departure from the books, just based on the universe rather than an adaptation, without that expectations and perhaps a smaller budget. A a sci fi i, Claudius but with the fall of empire could be decent and a show built around Lee Pace could have pulled it off. they have made more errors on the foundations side of things, but it’s not impossible for it to better. The Expanse took a while to get going too. Hopefully they realise where the show’s strengths are.
  10. I don’t know if it’s just me noticing these things more but I feel there are a lot more nuclear sub news since I started watching Vigil. Firstly Aukus, then the American sub bumping into something in the South China Sea; then now an American couple arrested for selling nuclear sub secrets. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58863678
  11. I am liking it, but mostly for the Empire side, while the Foundation itself is a bit lacking, which feels strange since the empire part is the show invention, I guess it’ll have to stick around for a while.
  12. Pleasantly surprised that I can watch these with Cantonese dub in the UK, as well as a Japanese. For most other things including What if… only European languages are available. I like the Kurosawa one, but Mando also had a couple of episode that was quite like this so it’s did not feel as fresh an idea as it could have.
  13. I wonder if this is why there is less football this season, must be tough and expensive to do any scenes with a crowd. And when I think of a age, I feel sorry for whoever has to clean these mirrors in all these places he visits, disgusting.
  14. Yeah. It would have been much better at half the length and kept entirely on Vigil.
  15. It’s still quite silly, but I am enjoying the silliness. Weird watching this and reading about the UK getting involved with more nuclear sins at the same time. I’m not sure I need all the backstory flashbacks, would have been fine if they kept it claustrophobic and stayed on the sub. The ending was nightmare fuel.
  16. Just realised that all three of Liverpool’s scorers yesterday would be away at AFCON when they play Palace again.
  17. So how much of that was in Beard’s head then? I enjoyed Henry as his inner voice, “Roid Kent” and the boatload of movie references. This seems like a marmite episode, which is fair enough given how far it deviates from the mood we expect from the show, but I think it still fits in terms of themes. The show is so good at showing everyone with these quiet personal battles. We don’t even know if this was a particularly downward spiral for Beard or he have these nights from time to time. Out of everyone, perhaps he is the one that is most stuck and it won’t be resolved this season.
  18. Happy for McLaren, must be the Raducanu effect!
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    The prize money is going to be dwarfed very quickly, she already had a Vogue photoshoot before all this. Hope she gets to enjoy F1 tomorrow and McLaren might even get a podium .
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    Tennis

    Even in an Olympic year, Emma will probably get the SPOTY. That was a fantastic match and thank goodness Emma won when she did, got to get up early to drive tomorrow, can’t do another late night.
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    The women side of US Open feels like one of those sport anime this year.
  22. I was still holding out hope that John Wick 4 and this movie are one and the same.
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    Really feels like a new era coming through.
  24. I don’t know if it’s just about the moment of fame getting to him; like a lot of us Nate’s got a capacity for being cruel at times and it’s always been there. Like shouting at Ted and Beard right back when he first met them, then completely changing his tone when he realised who they were; his pivotal speech in season one; him having a go at the new kit man before he realised he was promoted… those thoughts are there, it was just a matter of whether he was expressing them or not. I think I have said that I never really loved Nate but I am liking what they are doing with him now. Ted hasn’t been in the right frame of mind to pay any attention to Nate this season and I can see him doing a lot worse, wanting to have that wonder kid moment again or to keep his position, and eventually overstepping the mark with Ted as well.
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    The hype on the back pages tomorrow for Raducanu will be crazy.
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