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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 9 Dec 2012 20:35:49 38,281 posts
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    Spong wrote:
    Shame he's not the one who's dead.
    Woah, I think Dave Perry is a nob, but that is overly harsh!

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  • OptimusPube 9 Dec 2012 21:02:42 3,035 posts
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    R.I.P Sir Patrick, you'll be shining among the stars now.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC

  • mal 9 Dec 2012 21:49:37 22,582 posts
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    So is this the end of The Sky at Night? Sir Paddy might have been a racist uber-nerd but all the people he talked to on that show came across as Spod of Spoddington, and would be even worse than him in his dotage at presenting a TV show.

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  • SpaceDave3000 9 Dec 2012 21:55:29 78,217 posts
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    NOO

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  • OptimusPube 9 Dec 2012 21:56:48 3,035 posts
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    I'm sure that Brian Cox fellow would make an excellent replacement if they choose to carry it on.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC

  • SpaceDave3000 9 Dec 2012 22:14:49 78,217 posts
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    He's not an astronomer.

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  • Rens11 9 Dec 2012 22:27:40 1,404 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    If only

    Terrible A button bashing technique!

    Dont kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, hed eat you and everyone you care about!

  • WrongShui 9 Dec 2012 23:45:00 6,619 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    He's not an astronomer.
    How about Brian May? He looks pretty eccentric.
  • SpaceDave3000 9 Dec 2012 23:57:49 78,217 posts
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    He'd be a good call, but he's a bit introverted to take up the mantle.

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  • localnotail 10 Dec 2012 00:09:40 23,093 posts
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    Martin Rees would be good, his Reith Lectures were great. Might be a bit busy being Astronomer Royal though.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • up_the_ante 10 Dec 2012 00:39:04 45 posts
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    "Hello Gamesmaster. I'm stuck on Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Casino Zone Act 3. Is there any tips you can give me?"

    "Actually it just so happens there is....."

    Loved the loaded questions!
  • Kami 10 Dec 2012 00:44:25 2,435 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    I knew this would happen. Its presence pleases me.

    As for his personal views - most of the mans generation had some pretty messed up views of the world. Heck, my grandparents on both sides were guilty as anyone of this. But the mans achievements, personal presenting style, enthusiasm, experience and knowledge made him a popular fixture for all of us, of all genders, of all races and creeds and religions. There were very few occasions when his personal views came to the fore. But its his right to hold those views.

    Hopefully he won't be remembered for his own personal failings (we all have them) and will instead be remembered for all the good he did, all the joy he brought and the knowledge he imparted to the world. Always a consummate gentleman. Old-fashioned yes. But that was part of the appeal, surely?

    It jut isn't going to be the same without him. The Sky At Night was Sir Patrick Moore for me. It will be hard to imagine anyone filling those shoes... I imagine many lesser people are fleeing in terror at the very thought of trying them on...

    Master of Tekisuto No Kabe. *bows*
    And you're reading this why?!

  • wizbob 10 Dec 2012 01:03:33 779 posts
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    He dislikes the Germans because his fiance died in the Blitz. Seems reasonable. But at the time he was a bomber pilot? I think he was an inspirational man and a great character but how exactly do you square that contradiction?

    No doubt the Germans have their own opinion of 'Patrick Moore in the Sky at Night', particularly if he was coming in at the controls of a Lancaster bomber.
  • Bremenacht 10 Dec 2012 01:07:39 18,330 posts
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    Dara O'Briain would be fun. With an expert of course - someone like Heather Coupland, who was on the telly quite a bit some years back. Lots of guest presenters would be best.
  • Bremenacht 10 Dec 2012 01:14:40 18,330 posts
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    wizbob wrote:
    He dislikes the Germans because his fiance died in the Blitz. Seems reasonable. But at the time he was a bomber pilot? I think he was an inspirational man and a great character but how exactly do you square that contradiction?
    I imagine hatred for Germans would have been all-consuming for many at the time. Germans killing family, lovers and friends - again. I imagine many were unable to forget or forgive. Old chap I used to listen to as a teen hated them - the only good German was a dead German etc.
  • Deleted user 10 December 2012 07:26:21
    RIP Sir Patrick! Have yet to watch the most recent episode of the Sky at Night, and it might be a bit depressing to sit through :'(
  • Maturin 10 Dec 2012 07:47:29 3,006 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Martin Rees would be good, his Reith Lectures were great. Might be a bit busy being Astronomer Royal though.
    Astronomer Royal involves no work at all. That's what Rees said on Dara's Science Club.

    Edited by Maturin at 07:47:52 10-12-2012
  • JuanKerr 10 Dec 2012 08:19:12 36,263 posts
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    Managed to see Andromeda for the first time through my telescope in the night sky last night, quite fitting I thought.

    RIP Sir Patrick.
  • localnotail 10 Dec 2012 10:42:01 23,093 posts
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    Maturin wrote:
    localnotail wrote:
    Martin Rees would be good, his Reith Lectures were great. Might be a bit busy being Astronomer Royal though.
    Astronomer Royal involves no work at all. That's what Rees said on Dara's Science Club.
    Ah, ok. He gets my vote then.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • RedSparrows 10 Dec 2012 10:45:06 22,773 posts
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    I'm sure he's still pretty busy/content as he is.
  • Razz 10 Dec 2012 10:46:15 61,224 posts
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    wizbob wrote:
    Is this also the end of the monocle? He was the only living monocle-wearer I have ever seen.
    There's always Chris "The Coconut" Eubank.

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  • localnotail 11 Dec 2012 22:23:56 23,093 posts
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    Tribute show on BBC1 at 22:35 tonight.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • angerisagift 11 Dec 2012 23:59:27 1,947 posts
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    Fitting tribute that brought a tear to my eye. A great and humble man. Not something you see a lot of these days.

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  • RobTheBuilder 12 Dec 2012 00:38:05 6,521 posts
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    I was just disappointed there wasn't even a cursory mention of Gamesmaster.
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