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  1. Those of you in the States able to work around the BBC's UK-only iPlayer policy will be able to see this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01j9g15/Have_I_Got_News_for_You_Series_43_Episode_7/ Shatner (as we saw in 4th Star Trek movie) has a real talent for comedy. He's brilliant in this! This'll be on YouTube before too long.
  2. Osama Bin Laden Killed by US Troops

    No need for the disclaimer: he was terrorist vermin, and there can be few people in the world of a non-terrorist/non-fanatical perspective that do not delight in his extermination.
  3. I remember posting on this board on 9/11 ten years ago. Well, you guys finally nailed Bin Laden overnight. He was given the option to come quietly, but he declined and ended up with a bullet though his head. It's all over the news here in the UK, of course, and I'll bet all Americans are in public holiday-mode. It's also a great boost to Obama's re-election ambitions.
  4. Yep. CBBC just went off-air after a fifteen minute tribute to her. There was talk of this evening's Matt Smith series two opener being dedicated to her. I have the episode on Sky +; haven't had a chance to look at it yet, so I don't know if the dedication went ahead.
  5. Yep - horrible news. http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/apr/20/doctor-who-fantasy The internet is full of this story. No one has a bad word to say about her. I loved watching her as Sarah Jane in the mid 70s.
  6. The Walking Dead (SPOILERS)

    I have the six episodes on my Sky + box from the FX channel and am LOVING it. Darabont scores again. Zombies and episodic TV: brilliant idea. Anyone else a fan?
  7. Leslie Nielsen dies at 84

    I saw Airplane in the cinema in 1980. I wasn't expecting the continuous laughter that followed -- and much of that was down to Nielsen. He was also in Creepshow in 1982 (loved him in that); he apparently played practical jokes on-set. Brilliant comic actor. Brilliant actor.
  8. Still watching Star Trek?

    I never bothered with anything other than the original series. Yes: I still watch it. The SF channel was the last company to show it in the UK, but I have the show on disc. I love it, obviously.
  9. Film4 Star Trek Weekend

    For UK members... All the Star Trek films air on Film4 this weekend. You'll already have them on DVD and have seen them a million times, but there is a certain pleasure in having them screened back to back. http://www.film4.com/
  10. Rescue of Chilean miners about to begin

    The whole operation was excellent: everyone did everything right. But why on earth did the miners thank god for the rescue? Didn't NASA have a hand in it? Wasn't science the reason those 33 are set to enjoy a ripe old age?
  11. Star Trek Captains to Team Up

    "Is set".... "Reportedly..." These are journalistic words for a story that is probably made up. In the 80s, The Sun newspaper in England said that the three remaining Beatles were "set" to reunite at Live Aid. It didn't happen, and the journalist responsible for the story later admitted that he'd made it up.
  12. 10 Years

    Yeah Shadow -- you hauled me into this site in 2000 (not 1999, as I said in that other thread) on the strength of a chance meeting on th Sci Fi site. It's a shame that this forum has become a ghost-town. Star Trek remains massively popular (witness the recent reboot movie). Is there no way of publicising this place at conventions or whatever? It seems a shame that this place is drifting in space, so to speak, rather than being its former-day hub of discussion.
  13. Greetings to New Members

    LOL. I'm not new either: Been a member of this site since... 1999 or 2000? Heavens. Is Shadowfyre still around here?
  14. Review the Last TV Show You Saw

    I've been going through old VHS tapes, recorded from as far back as the early 80s, and I've been transferring them to DVD and binning the old tapes. Hence, I have been looking at: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? The Persuaders! Thriller (Brian Clemens early 70s show) Dr Who (Jon Pertwee) Blake's 7 The Outer Limits (1963-1965 - one of the best SF shows EVER). I have also become a fan of CSI (Vegas version).
  15. Review the Last Book You Read

    Thunderball, by Ian Fleming. I'm working my way through all the Bonds. This is one of the better novels from Fleming - a thriller that blows both movie adaptations out of the water. A plane carrying nuclear warheads has been hijacked and crashed into the ocean, and Bond must find the plane and recover the bombs before SPECTRE explodes them. The story moves along at a fair old clip, and though the sexual politics on display are dated, this does not interfere with the novel being a jolly good romp. All fans of the Bond movies would do well to check out the novels: they offer a much deeper sense of who Bond is and what his frailties are.