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  • Sacha,

    we already know that's a given

    Ae Shrewy, somebody's got to keep them stereotypes alive.. :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16279 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Shr3wd.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3326 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Heh.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16279 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Though when it comes to unfortunate 'reboots', I'm cautiously optimistic about AMC taking another pass at The Prisoner -- though a good chunk of the original's charm is the suspicion nobody involved had any idea what the hell they were up to.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11786 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    How are you feeling, Russell? If I were you, I would read the latest Metro and feel considerably better. You've made it to the upper echelons of the Police Force without even trying.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3121 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    How are you feeling, Russell? If I were you, I would read the latest Metro and feel considerably better. You've made it to the upper echelons of the Police Force without even trying.

    Ah yes, that was quite droll, wasn't it? Nice to have one's work appreciated.

    The week's been a washout workwise -- was supposed to be pulling together my Media7 clips show, but I just haven't been up to anything like a full day's work this week.

    But I'll be fit enough to make lunch for the assembled PA bloggers -- half of whom haven't met the other half -- tomorrow. It wasn't looking that way a couple of days ago, and that was making me very glum.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18517 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    But I'll be fit enough to make lunch for the assembled PA bloggers -- half of whom haven't met the other half

    I'd like to read a blog about that. I find the social distortions, as a result of the Internet technology, interesting.

    Right,o back to reading my book about Marshall McLuhan.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2482 posts Report Reply

  • Tomorrowpeople,

    heh - Tomorrow People - greta show (I'd have to say that).

    Was pretty out there BITD - especially the B&W early stuff.

    Pretty forward thinking though for the time.
    Has that very obvious dreary English shot-in-a-studio look but tehy did do outside shot - mainly involving fields and a transit van - lol.

    You can get the series on DVD.

    Kind of 2001 (HAL) meets the United Nations and Doctor Who....

    And the theme tune is cool.

    The Craps tables at the B… • Since Nov 2006 • 188 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    OK I just found a good McLuhan quote, that illustrates some of what I find interesting about blogs comment threads.

    "We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future."

    Since Nov 2006 • 2482 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    OK I just found a good McLuhan quote, that illustrates some of what I find interesting about blogs comment threads.

    Well, here's my favourite McLuhan quote from a short-lived Canadian current affairs show called __This Hour Has Seven Days__:

    "I'm resolutely opposed to all innovation, all change. But I'm determined to understand what's happening because I don't choose to sit and let the juggernaut roll over me. Many people seem to think that because you talk about something recent you're in favour of it. The exact opposite is true in my case."

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11786 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    But I'll be fit enough to make lunch for the assembled PA bloggers

    Good to hear. Say hello from the plebs!

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3121 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    We march backwards into the future.

    Sounds like McLuhan had some affinity with Te Ao Maori.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16279 posts Report Reply

  • Russell C,

    Back to the new Survivors for a moment - I finally watched it last night. Even when trying to factor out my personal belief that Julie Graham is the most annoying actor in Britain today, I still found it quite disappointing. The tone and pacing in particular seemed really bad, not to mention the weird invasive background music. They seemed to be in a terrible rush to introduce the core cast at the expense of building real tension or drama and as someone else mentioned - what was with the simultaneous dying? I'd have thought that a virus would knock out the populous at a somewhat more varied pace.

    Lets hope it gets better. still, should revive interest in the original.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 28 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Damn I wish I could see the vids, expecially on a thread like this...

    Woohoo - seem to be working again!
    Shep, that Acceptable in the 80s Servalan mash was brilliant.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16279 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    While we're conflating our nostalgia and future today, and this isn't the only thread they're mentioned, The Tomorrow People are rebooting.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 544 posts Report Reply

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