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by borg72
Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Gerry Anderson.
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Shame. I was one of the lucky ones who got the Tracey Island THAT year. Huge fan of Thunderbirds, Captain scarlet, Stingray, Joe 90, Space 1999, UFO, even Space Precinct. Always found Terrorhawks a bit scary as a child, and I missed out on Supercar, but still.
by borg72
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Paid 2 Stay N Haunted Houses.
Replies: 43
Views: 12922

Having lived in a so-called 'haunted' house, I am a definite believer in ghosts of some sort. Nothing will shake me in that belief, However, I am a definite athest, and have exactly zero belief in any kind of afterlife. I have no clue how my brain resolves these two ideas. they seem totally at odds ...
by borg72
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Paid 2 Stay N Haunted Houses.
Replies: 43
Views: 12922

My dwindling faith in humanity is at the point where I'm able to believe this might not even be spam
by borg72
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mercy-killing Bitten Loved Ones in the Zombie Apocalypse
Replies: 21
Views: 3370

how you're all describing zombies is how I'd thought vampires worked, with the viruses and the biting and whatnot. My impression of zombies was that they expressly were magical. I should point out that my first impression was Papa Shango, so that might have something to do with it.
by borg72
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Transformers News & Rumours
Topic: TFC Toys Uranus/Superion
Replies: 22
Views: 10100

Those're ridiculously generic. Each of those jets has a fairly distinctive design, and the toys seem to get fairly close to that (under-jet kibble issues aside). how are they 'generic'? Edit: Check that, I suppose I was never taking these as anything more than a (very) broad homage to combining jet...
by borg72
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Gear
Replies: 13
Views: 1881

I watched a couple of the shows online in 2006-2009 and liked it very much. Good car reviews of old classics and my favorite fun part was the North Pole expedition. What happened to the show the last 3 year? It changed style? It's been running a wee bit longer than that... it used to be a clip show...
by borg72
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand new smegging red dwarf
Replies: 40
Views: 5946

'Entangled' definitely felt like the weakest offering so far. still funny, but nothing laugh-out-loud, and I thought the cat/kryten entanglement was a missed opportunity for some old-fashioned slapstick. still fun though, and still enjoying it
by borg72
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand new smegging red dwarf
Replies: 40
Views: 5946

As for Grant-Naylor, I didn't see Rob Grant's name on the credits at all. Was he involved because Doug Naylor was the writer and director. just checked the end credits on episode 2. and not at all because i like to sing along to the theme tune. yup, its a grant-naylor production, though you're righ...
by borg72
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Transformers News & Rumours
Topic: Prime: Beast Hunters -- NYCC Coverage (toys and season 3 sneak peek)
Replies: 12
Views: 5385

I like the weaponized deluxes for two reasons. firstly, i actively disliked the 'rounded' aesthetic of prime designs. purely a personal thing, but i prefer my car kibble to not bend, fold, and warp, in places it isn't supposed to. the addition of all the spikes and pointy bits makes them look more l...
by borg72
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any vegans here?
Replies: 19
Views: 3038

going back to vegan recipes, my wifes attempts at making baked treats for me (I'm diabetic) have resulted in her discovering that by adding a can of pumpkin (apparently it comes in cans) to a box of sugar-free brownie mix (and NOT adding any oil, egg, or water), you get vegan-diabetic brownies. I ca...
by borg72
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand new smegging red dwarf
Replies: 40
Views: 5946

Well I enjoyed it. possibly not the riot of laughs some of the better early episodes have been, but certainly not the 'unfunny' of back to earth (caveat: i did actually enjoy back to earth, red dwarf has always been more than a sitcom, so it was nice to see it lean on its drama-crutch, if only tempo...
by borg72
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who 2012 / 2013 Series 7 or whatever it is
Replies: 127
Views: 9255

well *that* was better, at least in terms of acting. Smith (for me at least) really faulters when he's trying to be angry and grown up, so seeing him being impetuous, childish, and temper-tantrum-y, really seems to suit him. Kingston, for the first time in a while, really didn't annoy me. Gillan was...
by borg72
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who 2012 / 2013 Series 7 or whatever it is
Replies: 127
Views: 9255

i think my biggest gripe with The Power Of Three is why couldn't the whole first half - the invasion of the cubes - have been told as the 'seasons story arc' during the first three episodes, with Asylum, Dinosaurs, and Mercy being told as the adventures than happened *during* the events of Three. it...
by borg72
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHAZAM!
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

I've not looked into it, but I'm pretty certain the Raspberry Pi, a computer designed for children to be able to base-code for it, has more processing power at 30 quid than went to the moon.
by borg72
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who 2012 / 2013 Series 7 or whatever it is
Replies: 127
Views: 9255

A Town Called Mercy - Not bad, and entertaining in and of itself, but beyond 'lets have the doctor vent a bit', and 'lets make the ponds a bit more nervous of him' it's hard to see how this slots into the overall series arc. it definitely did work well as a stand alone episode, which seems to be mor...
by borg72
Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Gaming Rant
Replies: 18
Views: 2538

I just hate everyone anyway, so the only online/mp games i touch are the ones that don't require any interaction with other players. (twilight heroes, kol, etc). the only thing with the dreaded 'other people' i've ever played has been travian, and i desperately wish they'd develop a solo offline ver...
by borg72
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who 2012 / 2013 Series 7 or whatever it is
Replies: 127
Views: 9255

not much to add to the above, i think i agree with most points raised. I thought the idea of divorce was a bit of a stretch, but hey. i need another run through to try and spot out the different daleks, they all kinda blurred together to me. i did rather love the view of how the bonkers daleks see t...
by borg72
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toy Story 3 still makes me cry.
Replies: 18
Views: 2907

The end of Gladiator (I actually think it's the music that gets me there). I can agree with DS9's The Visitor, mostly down to how Todd plays it. A couple of odd moments in doctor who over the years, Donnas mindwipe, Ecclestones regeneration, and the Van Gogh ending. recently went to a big-screen sho...
by borg72
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we all too old to still be here now?
Replies: 68
Views: 7928

The only official product I have any remaining interest in (at least until movie 4 toys start getting contemplated) are the kreon microchangers, and that's mostly just for sh!ts and giggles. 3rd party stuff is way off my register due to my unemployedness (and mostly what does catch my eye is a coupl...
by borg72
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest DVD Purchases
Replies: 1124
Views: 103104

just watched Starship Troopers: Invasion animated movie since io9 had been plugging it as 'possibly the best and only true sequel to the original movie'. um... no. it was entertaining enough as a thing unto itself, even if the ending had multiple moments of head-scratching stupidity, but what really...