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  1. Yep, when I ran through DS9 for the first time a few years back (for shame!) I still couldn't bring myself to watch every episode, so I had a simple rule - anything that looked like it was going to be a comedy Ferengi episode or had jaunty music during the cold open got skipped. I'm sure I missed some good stuff but I think I came out ahead overall!
  2. BBC TV version or GTFO. They got as far as The Silver Chair and everything.
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    Telltale Games closing

    Now that the dust has settled a little bit, The Verge has heard from some of the developers affected and written an article that fills in some of the story. The new CEO was evidently making some positive changes to the culture of the company, but not fast enough, and eventually poor sales and two potential backers pulling out on the same day led to their demise. It's here: https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/4/17934166/telltale-games-studio-closed-layoffs-end-the-walking-dead Meanwhile, even the skeleton crew responsible for finishing Minecraft: Story Mode have been laid off, according to this tweet?! You guys have probably realised this already, but if you bought games directly from the Telltale store, the installers were updated (apparently long ago) to be DRM-free, despite having the same filenames as the originals that required activation. Worth grabbing your purchases if you haven't done so recently.
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    Killing Eve - BBC Spy thriller, comedy, drama

    I realise this is an ancient post, but the BBC made their own version of Dirk Gently starring Stephen Mangan a few years earlier that wasn't popular enough to make it beyond a few episodes, despite being great. I think it would be something of an own goal to then spend their UK budget on an American version of the same thing. Only reading this thread to see what you guys thought. I seem to be the only person in the world who thinks that Killing Eve was basically fine, but nothing special - no surprise to see I'm almost alone here too! If it hadn't been for the hype I would have given up after a few episodes rather than watching the whole thing. The comedy didn't work for me, mostly it served to turn the characters into unlikeable dicks. Once I'm not interested in the characters a show is pretty much DOA.
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    Jacqueline Pearce has passed away

    I vaguely remembered it being repeated on BBC2 in the 90s and I've just checked - it was the first series only, actually in 2000. The first and only repeat showing on the BBC for each of those episodes! UK Gold used to repeat it all the time though, as davidcotton says. That's where I was introduced to it.
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    Doctor Who

    I read Malorie Blackman's children's book "Hacker" several times as a kid. It sticks in my mind as the first book I read with a non-white protagonist, at least as far as I'd noticed, and also one of the first to deal with "issues" like the girl living in a dodgy council flat or something. Doesn't sound like much but as a sheltered kid from a very uncosmopolitan suburb, those aspects had a positive impact on me. So I suppose what I'm saying is hooray for some diversity among Doctor Who writers.
  7. Looks like it's a selection from the mainly 21st century oeuvre of this guy, with a couple of legit 80s releases by this dude thrown in. Dunno what the emoticon thing at the bottom of the list is.
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    Doctor Who

    The Twitch marathon ends tonight with two of my personal favourite stories - the wonderfully atmospheric but confusing gothic horror Ghost Light, and the more accessible vampire riff The Curse of Fenric guest starring... Nicholas Parsons! Both of them showcase the new direction Who was just starting to take before being canned, with the companion Ace playing a role in an ongoing plot arc revolving around a darker Doctor playing three dimensional chess with those around him. Sophie Aldred doesn't quite have the acting ability to pull off some of the more emotionally charged scenes, but it's great to see the New Who style of intrigue they were going for. There's also the last ever classic story Survival tonight, notable for its contemporary domestic setting (until they head off to a cat planet anyway) and being the work of a writer who returned for the revival.
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    Doctor Who

    I didn’t either, even though I knew that Bradley Walsh is one. I’m watching The Twin Dilemma on Twitch.
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    Doctor Who

    HEATHROW 1981.
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    Doctor Who

    Yeah! Over 18,000 people on the stream for the first episode of Robot. I couldn't find it in the list at first because it was so near the top (trying to use anything except the home page on the TV app is a waste of time). Sadly the meme potential of the Tom Baker trailer is practically nonexistent. I actually liked the Pertwee one in the end. Worst yet!
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    Doctor Who

    The Pertwee trailer on Twitch is disappointingly bad. When the most quotable line is "I should need to put my hand inside!" they need to up their game. Maybe I was just spoiled by the majesty of LONDON 1965.
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    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

    When he said he was ending the series after the Russell Crowe thing, for some reason I took him at his word so now I have a few episodes to catch up on. Clever old me.
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    Doctor Who

    I stayed up until half past midnight watching The Time Meddler, The Ark and The Gunfighters. The War Machines looked pretty good too but I had to sleep.
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