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Fleetwood
03-30-2006, 04:30 PM
Since Battlestar Galactica is on hiatus UNTIL JULY, I sat through Sci Fi channels rehash of Dr. Who.

I didn't watch the original series, but I know it had (has) a big cult following.

How does this verion stack up against the original storyline? I myself thought it a little cheesy. It was trying too hard to be "campy".

Tiger
03-30-2006, 05:16 PM
I haven't seen the new ones.. But I have seen the old ones and can say, THOSE were cheesy... :lol:

The new ones are missing the scarf and fluffy hair... lol I did see the movie that was out, at somepoint... That was not only cheesy, but was... Well... Was a weekend flick, to pass time when your bored... :roll:

Dapper_Dan_Bronds
03-30-2006, 07:11 PM
...but was... Well... Was a weekend flick...
8O
Weekend flick? A weekend flick! Are you mad boy? Dr. Who is a classic!
For the sweet luv of Michael Palin and all that's British!
Bloody American's... your all card carrying members of the Beavis and Butthead fan club... a weekend flick...

A well done article on the Monty Python lads...
http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/12/10/monty.python/

Tiger
03-30-2006, 07:16 PM
For starters, I'm talking about The MOVIE (http://imdb.com/title/tt0116118/)

Second of all, Monty Python sucks!!!11 :twisted:

Hehehehe... I said sucks... Ehehahehe...

Dapper_Dan_Bronds
03-30-2006, 07:32 PM
Monty Python sucks!!!
Blimey! Well youuu... youu.... twit!

That shall be my final response. It's not at all fair for us to interrupt Mr. Fleetwoods thread.

...and now for something completely different...
http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/python/Images/find.the.fish.jpg

Fleetwood
03-30-2006, 07:41 PM
You're not interrupting.

I started this thread to invite discussion.

As for myself, I love British comedy and (some) drama. The show Red Dwarf was ROTFLOLF. Even more sedate shows like As Time Goes By staring the wonderful Dame Judi Dench are great.

I wouldn't call the new Dr. Who "British" just because it has British actors, it seems more American in flavor. CGI does not a good story make.

slohand
03-30-2006, 08:01 PM
Dr. Who Definitely has a huge cult following. I have tried many times to sit and watch them but I am constantly reminded of American Soap Operas which is what i wish to say here. That i think Dr. Who is more of a Soap Opera than a Sci Fi adventure.

I would say I am qualified in the Sci Fi arena since I own the Star Gate Series (the first 8 years thus far) Atlantis First Season, The complete Original BattleStar Gallactica series. Carnivale Season 1, I watch SG1 Mondays which is SG-1 all evening long SG Fridays which we know is SG 1 then atlantis then BSG, well i am getting off topic here but....

The Original has a huge following and I am not sure what this new one will do yet, more than likely have results like Star Trek the next generation did. (was a season or two before old trekies came on board)

Lets wait and see.. SLo

Fleetwood
03-30-2006, 08:24 PM
Actually it wasn't until season four that ST:TNG got into its groove.

I can see Dr. Who turning into a Quantum Leap with Daleks if they don't have good writers.

Not that Quantum Leap was a bad show, but it got a little repetitive.

Tiger
03-30-2006, 08:56 PM
It did, but it was still a great show and was disapointed when it ended. ST:TNG was good, but did take some time to get used to. Still, I think the Trekies are generally devided, Those of the Old ones and the NG ones...
What killed ST was the addition of DS9, Voyager and Enterprise...


The old Dr.Who was deffintatly a Soap Opera, much like Dark Shadows was. Good, in a classic cheesy kind of way...

<Whispers> And Monty Python still sucks! ;-p

DUDE, Jim, will ya copy me Carneval? I love that show! Was soooo disapointed that it was canceled... =(

slohand
03-30-2006, 09:49 PM
Have to say i started out as a Old Trekki,, but the beginning of the second season of ST:TNG made me a die hard TNG fan. almost cried when it ended.

Yea Tiger I was sick when Carnivale was canceled. But i have to agree with HBO they had pretty much told the story and it was time to move on.


Its like the show they had out this year "Surface" They got one season out of it, and looks like they will get a 2nd season out of it. But i doubt more than that.

Since we are all off topic,, i have to say i really really hate Reality TV. i hate Survivor, Idol, the bachelor, Joe Schmo. If i wanted reality i would turn the TV off. there plenty of it going on all around me. This to me shows that Hollywood is reaching the ends of its creativity ability. Now they are turning to Reality TV, Remaking older classics and really messing them up, and taking good plots and storylines and loading them with overpaid and underskilled actors.

I miss John Wayne, Audy Murphy, James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, back in the day when hollywood was another world.

Did you know John Wayne's highest paid contract netted him $250,000.00

He would roll over in his grave to see Swharzenegger and Cruise pulling down 20 million a picture. Mind you I am not saying they dont earn it. In this particular case those two guys are pretty good at what they do. and we after all the customer do pay hundreds of millions to see these pictures. so they need to get their share of the pot.

Well anyhow this is another off topic rant for the thread!! Slo

Tiger
03-30-2006, 10:15 PM
Since we are all off topic,, i have to say i really really hate Reality TV. i hate Survivor, Idol, the bachelor, Joe Schmo. If i wanted reality i would turn the TV off. there plenty of it going on all around me. This to me shows that Hollywood is reaching the ends of its creativity ability. Now they are turning to Reality TV, Remaking older classics and really messing them up, and taking good plots and storylines and loading them with overpaid and underskilled actors.


Amen :!:

Surface rulez!!! I miss Nim... =( They need to do another season atleast... WTF does Invasion have that Surface didn't? Uhm... NM, awnsered my own question....

Invasion Exhibit A:Kari Matchett (http://imdb.com/gallery/granitz/3376/Events/3376/KariMatche_Grant_5542446_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Matchett,%20Kari)

Invasion Exhibit B: Lisa Sheridan (http://imdb.com/gallery/granitz/3376/Events/3376/LisaSherid_Grant_5542456_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Sheridan,%20Lisa)

Invasion Exhibit C: Alexis Dziena (http://imdb.com/gallery/granitz/3376/Events/3376/AlexisDzie_Grant_5542454_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Dziena,%20Alexis)

What does Surface have?

Exhibt A: Lake Bell (http://imdb.com/gallery/granitz/2644/Events/2644/LakeBell_Grani_3971321_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Bell,%20Lake)

Damn... Well, atleast Surface has Nimrod (http://www.savesurface.com/caps/ep15/ep15_10.jpg)

Lord_Cie
03-30-2006, 10:28 PM
ST:TNG Season 5 was the absolute greatest. I never did get into these new sci fi shows like Firefly, new Dr. Who, or new Battlestar Galactica.

Fleetwood
03-31-2006, 01:47 PM
From what the spirits tell me, Firefly was a good show.

The new Battlestar Galactica is probably my favorite show on TV now. I really like having the coherent storyline. And I knew the show would be cool when it recognized the most important person on the ship was the Chief. Pilots...bah! Commanders...bah! The guy who runs the flight deck and keeps the ships in the air...THAT's the real hero.

Tiger
04-12-2006, 03:57 PM
Bloody American's... your all card carrying members of the Beavis and Butthead fan club... a weekend flick...


My friends game by today and had this to say....

http://www.tigereyegfx.net/tiger/yserbius/Headbanging.gif

I agree fella's... Rock on!

Fleetwood
04-12-2006, 04:30 PM
Uh-huh. Uh-huh-huh.

Thatwascool.

Tiger
04-13-2006, 05:16 PM
Speaking of Firefly...

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=40231032