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Everything posted by Plissken

  1. What happens if the XBox360 isn't on Live? (And never has been.)
  2. Would that be the original trilogy, or the original trilogy that Lucas has reedited, inserted unnecessary and blatant shite? Because he won't let his own fans watch the original films and they thank him for it.
  3. If people are going to bring Whedons back catalogue into it, I'll stack the worst episode of Buffy up against Howard the Duck, Willow, or Eps1-3. And I don't even like Buffy. The problem with the "genius" of Star Wars is that it only exists in the fans heads. You can't see it on the screen. Noone, and I mean noone else would have let another director effectively go back, shit all over the original trilogy by adding superfluous rubbish, completely screw the plot over and still turn up to be royally buttfucked at a midnight showing of Episode III. Star Wars doesn't have love poured into it by its maker. Its memorable bits are accident, rather than design. Its all about waffling about some fake shared memory about the Star Destroyer hoving into view in 1977. Star Wars is an upside-down pyramid, with a vast army of merchandise sold on the back of a tiny, tiny film. Firefly has a heart and a soul. Oh, and Mal would take Solo any day.
  4. Just watched this. If the game is allowed to play out, it is horrendously tense. Woman ended up with a fiver, and 75 grand on the board with just a few to go. Like all the best quiz shows, a very simple idea.
  5. Me too. P120. 64Mb RAM. Another part of childhood dies.
  6. Firefly. It has got heart, soul, dark, light. Star Wars has Ewoks. And "Yippee!" And "Nooooooo!". No fucking contest. Star Wars is a fairy story with the depth of a meringue. Firefly has a bunch of people who scratched a living where they can. The Firefly universe was lived in. The Star Wars universe is background scenery.
  7. Its recorded straight off the desk, so you can barely hear the crowd. (They're applauding the gag at the end of the clip.)
  8. I generally gig in Manchester, yeah. Further afield less often.
  9. I just know I'm going to regret this... from my fourth ever gig in January 2002. So its bloody old, especially for topical stuff. Its about the war in Afghanistan. Ropey as fuck. Clicky And slagging Kay out of professional jealousy? Oh, please. Thats like saying noone can call Westlife shit because they've themselves have not had a No 1 record. See one of my gigs (I'm doing a charity gig at Glass, Fallowfield, Manchester 8pm tomorrow) and then judge. Otherwise, let me know where you are and I'll hunt you down^W^W^W let you know when I'm in the area, as it were.
  10. OK, so I phrased that very badly, sorry. I could name a couple of excellent improvisers that it is unlikely you'll have heard of (Mick Ferry? Martin Bigpig?) but as a gigging comic I know them well but they're too unknown out in the big, wide world. You'll never find me defending the "quality" of his material. I thought Max and Paddy was a great example of how "good" a writer he was, because it was Phoenix Nights without Spikey and Fitzmaurice and suffered badly as a consequence. As for chasing the almighty pound note, like Jack Dee before him, Kay is happy to advertise beer, without touching a drop himself.
  11. Released at different times, but filmed on the same tour, weren't they? And thats why I didn't listen to Sexie before I went to see Izzard at the MEN. Of the acts you lot will have heard of, only Ross Noble genuinely improvises the majority of his material.
  12. Peter Kays standup has never been good. What he is good at, is connecting wiht a live audience and making sure they all have a good time. That doesn't translate to a standup video, not that standup translates well to video - live a good concert, it has to be fucking immense to get the atmosphere across through the screen. Comedian does same material on same tour shocker - blimey, I'm doing gags I first wrote four years ago. Happens all the time. Anyway, save money on the video and generate your own Peter Kay routine
  13. Took a while to get going, but hilarious by the end.
  14. Mate had an Intellivision, which was cool. And I got a Vic-20 and kept playing Gridrunner and Andes Attack (a certain J.Minter version of Defender). The first game I got properly addicted to was a football management sim on the C64 called The Boss.
  15. Good. Considering out of three sentences, two were abusive, so it doesn't help to get the third one wrong.
  16. Sketch show? BN is not a sketch show. Parodying the evening news? Nope. Parodying all TV news. You are obviously unaware of the real lineage of "Broken News". It is a TV version of the rather excellent "The Sunday Format" which was a radio show, which primarily spoofed newspaper magazine supplements.
  17. As opposed to through some headphones, whereever you want...
  18. Bo Selecta. Balls of Steel. Meet the Magoons. Green Wing. (If it is this year.) Nathan Barley. Celebrity Wrestling. Broken News has got but two weeks to survive. Its not been a classic year, has it?
  19. Usually three months, minimum. That was because the music industry people behind Pop Idol wanted Gates to win. Another disposable tenny-bop icon, stick his face on lunchboxes and posters, make a fortune. I guarantee you that if Gates had won, Young would have been held to the three month clause. But because Young won, he had to share with Gates, to the extent that there was the fucking duet together. Same with that "shock" result where Javine lost out in a place in Girls Aloud to Sarah Harding. Lets see, which is more marketable - an obviously talented solo R&B artist shoehorned into a five piece and making the rest look utterly useless, or yet another blond with an endearing habit of getting her kit off. (And wasn't it an amazing coincidence that there was a whole bunch of underdressed photos of Harding in the papers within a week?) Man! People have to wise up to the way X-Factor and all that work. McManus wins Pop Idol, they change the format so that public get the illusion of choice (i.e between all the same type, good for the voting revenue) and there is absolutely no chance of the plucky underdog surviving on audience goodwill.
  20. If you think a pie fight is satire, then I;m going to give up even trying.
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