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  • Deleted user 22 October 2006 15:03:39
    I know there's the odd thread that already mentions this but I though seeing as it's now on I'd actually create a proper thread for discussing the actual episodes themselves.

    So...episodes 1 and 2 on BBC3 tonight from 9pm. Anyone else going to be tuning in? Initial reports on the first episode aren't exactly overwhelming (the usually Who-obsessed SFX magazine rated it at three and a half stars out of five, saying it feels a bit too close to Doctor Who and doesn't really do much to capitalise on it's 'adult' nature), but I'll be giving it a go.
  • TwistidChimp 22 Oct 2006 15:05:42 8,825 posts
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    Yeah thats pretty much what I was afraid of. Just looks like Doctor Who but more 'mature' when mature means lots of people trying to look tough whilst dual wielding guns. and a bit of blood. Rather than actually making it mature. ala xfiles / bsg etc etc.

    I'm not expecting much, but i'll check it out to be fair.
  • Whizzo 22 Oct 2006 15:07:53 43,359 posts
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    I'll give it a watch, you never know it may turn out alright.

    I see that they're now showing in on BBC2 on Wednesdays as well, rather than it just being a BBC3 show. At least on 2 it won't have a stupid DOG on screen I suppose.

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  • Freek 22 Oct 2006 15:08:33 7,684 posts
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    TwistidChimp wrote:
    Yeah thats pretty much what I was afraid of. Just looks like Doctor Who but more 'mature' when mature means lots of people trying to look tough whilst dual wielding guns. and a bit of blood. Rather than actually making it mature. ala xfiles / bsg etc etc.

    I'm not expecting much, but i'll check it out to be fair.

    And hot alien lesbians going by the teasers, verry mature indeed.
  • terminalterror 22 Oct 2006 15:15:08 18,937 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    I'll give it a watch, you never know it may turn out alright.

    I see that they're now showing in on BBC2 on Wednesdays as well, rather than it just being a BBC3 show. At least on 2 it won't have a stupid DOG on screen I suppose.

    They don't always DOG things. They didn't do it with this series of Spooks, at least as far as I remember. Maybe it is different for a BBC3 show, rather than just using BBC3 for next week's episode thingy.
  • Deleted user 22 October 2006 15:19:00
    Very large doubts about this. All the interviews I've read from RTD I've pretty much disagreed with his outlook on TV writing. The ads didn't help too much, quite like the dodgy loking costumes and effects, but the content looked very "LOOK AT ME - I'M FOR ADULTS... HONESTLY!".
  • Whizzo 22 Oct 2006 15:19:58 43,359 posts
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    terminalterror wrote:They didn't do it with this series of Spooks, at least as far as I remember.
    They started putting a "BBC Three Brand New" DOG on Spooks, since the BBC rebranding, on Monday's episode.

    It rather pissed me off, especially as British broadcasters haven't worked out that they should be in the bottom left or right rather than at the top or they go over people's faces!

    Anyway that's a different discussion!

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  • terminalterror 22 Oct 2006 15:32:54 18,937 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    terminalterror wrote:They didn't do it with this series of Spooks, at least as far as I remember.
    They started putting a "BBC Three Brand New" DOG on Spooks, since the BBC rebranding, on Monday's episode.

    It rather pissed me off, especially as British broadcasters haven't worked out that they should be in the bottom left or right rather than at the top or they go over people's faces!

    Anyway that's a different discussion!

    I haven't watched any Spooks since episode 3 or 4 as I'm now at uni. I'll have them all recorded on DVD when I finish term.

    If channels insist on having DOGs, could they at least do them like More4 where it is really faint and unobtrusive instead of an annoying white lettering.
  • Deleted user 22 October 2006 15:33:54
    More than anything else I just hope they don't inherit the frenetic pacing, over-bright lighting and distractingly awful music from new Who. Those things have really ruined a number of episodes of the show so far for me.
  • Whizzo 22 Oct 2006 15:35:10 43,359 posts
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    The audio levels have been awful at times on new Who, drowning out dialogue is pretty poor and I can't see (or rather hear) why they keep doing it.

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  • Deleted user 22 October 2006 15:41:14
    Yep, and there's also just too much of it. It's like the composer wants music playing the whole way through. And they have a habit of using the most atrocious music for action sequences that reminds me of nothing more than being at the pantomime. :(

    That said, the tune they used at the end of the final episode of series 2 was complete genius.
  • Ginger 22 Oct 2006 21:16:43 6,917 posts
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    looking OK so far, nothing outstanding...

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  • mr_steve100 22 Oct 2006 21:24:32 1,238 posts
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    One of the Torchwood people said 'I'm a twat' - ooh missus!

    At least it was that or 'prat'.
  • nick303 22 Oct 2006 21:30:02 1,525 posts
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    :D

    I had read a review that said this was good fun. Very cheesy but it works. I'm taping it as the gf is watching Prime Suspect but looking forward to watching it later.
  • mr_steve100 22 Oct 2006 21:37:11 1,238 posts
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    It's pretty funny in places - definately worth an hour of your time.
  • nick303 22 Oct 2006 21:46:51 1,525 posts
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    Furbs wrote:
    This is fucking* pathetic :D


    * used to give this post an edgy grown up feel to it.

    And as if you'd need some pheremone spray to pull in Cardiff.

    Is that whats it's like? Doctor Who but throw in a few swear words here and there to make it edgy and grown up?

    Kind of like Hollyoaks in the city?*

    * Only ever seen seen about 5mins of Hollyokas in the City.
  • Ginger 22 Oct 2006 21:48:38 6,917 posts
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    nick303 wrote:
    * Only ever seen seen about 5mins of Hollyokas in the City.
    Of course you have ;)

    It's a bit more suspensy (kindof) and is pretty entertaining but is just fluff really. First episode is always tricky cos they've got to introduce the characters and context, so hoping the second episode this evening will be better.

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  • nick303 22 Oct 2006 21:51:57 1,525 posts
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    As good as The twilight Zone? :)

    Plus, i used to really like Dark Skies. Shame it got cancelled :(

    Edited by nick303 at 21:52:47 22-10-2006
  • Ginger 22 Oct 2006 21:52:18 6,917 posts
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    and now... scenes of a sexual nature

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  • Derblington 22 Oct 2006 21:52:55 22,290 posts
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    It's Men in Black set in Cardiff and with the budget of Dr. Who.
  • Ginger 22 Oct 2006 21:53:44 6,917 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    It's Men in Black set in Cardiff and with the budget of Dr. Who.
    Good description :)

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  • nick303 22 Oct 2006 21:54:16 1,525 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    It's Men in Black set in Cardiff and with the budget of Dr. Who.

    Sounds fucking* great.

    * used to give this post an edgy grown up feel to it ;)
  • Load_2.0 22 Oct 2006 21:55:43 19,670 posts
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    Their space truck has funky neons.

    Now where are the alien sexbags.
  • Freek 22 Oct 2006 21:57:53 7,684 posts
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    Ginger wrote:
    Derblington wrote:
    It's Men in Black set in Cardiff and with the budget of Dr. Who.
    Good description :)

    Why doesn't the BBC hook up with a US network to get some real money behind these shows? It airs there aswell.
    Like they do with Rome. Make it look good.
  • Derblington 22 Oct 2006 21:59:01 22,290 posts
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    Oh noes! They have to stop the bright pink space dust!
  • Ginger 22 Oct 2006 22:00:53 6,917 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    Oh noes! They have to stop the bright pink space dust!
    Was a half decent smoke effect though.

    And as to why the Beeb don't join up with the US stations more, I guess it's just a matter of pride or something

    OMG - Shagged to death!

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  • Derblington 22 Oct 2006 22:01:16 22,290 posts
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    Freek wrote:
    Why doesn't the BBC hook up with a US network to get some real money behind these shows? It airs there aswell.
    Like they do with Rome. Make it look good.
    Because the BBC are cocks? I don't understand it either.

    If it was Ch4 it would be good - look at Ultraviolet!
  • Derblington 22 Oct 2006 22:01:58 22,290 posts
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    Ginger wrote:
    OMG - Shagged to death!
    At least he went out with a bang :)
  • mr_steve100 22 Oct 2006 22:02:55 1,238 posts
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    Ginger wrote:

    OMG - Shagged to death!


    Raar! :)
  • Derblington 22 Oct 2006 22:03:08 22,290 posts
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    And Gwen's no Billy Piper :(
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