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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    I fell out of love with Who during the McCoy era and stopped watching it so haven't seen any of these. I discovered pubs around that time so these things are probably related! Will check out some of the stories based on your ratings.
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    Films watched in 2018

    The Abominable Snowman (1957) Tense and atmospheric account of an ill-fated expedition to find the elusive creature. Filmed in "Hammerscope" (whatever that means!) but it looks great in black and white anyway. Peter Cushing's first Hammer film and he gets off to a good start here.
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    Autographs acquired in 2019

    I know there are one or two fellow space collectors on this forum who might be interested in seeing this (if the photo upload works!) Plaque from Shuttle mission STS-118 signed by all seven crew members.
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    What book are you currently reading?

    I'm half-way through "Paul McCartney-The Biography" by Philip Norman. A very good read. Fun fact-at school he sat at the very same desk that Arthur Askey used years previously.
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    Films watched in 2018

    Love these movies- I just wish Peter Jackson had resisted the urge to revisit Middle Earth.
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    Films watched in 2018

    Totally agree- I keep pestering the rest of the family to watch it.
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    Autographs aquired in 2018

    Terrance Dicks (Doctor Who Target novel Talons of Weng-Chiang)
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    Douglas Rain

    The man who was the voice of HAL has passed away aged 90. Rest in Peace
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    What book are you currently reading?

    "Planet of the Spiders" (Terrance Dicks) Was feeling nostalgic for the old Target Doctor Who books so I picked up a couple on ebay. The prologue features Jo Grant and her hubby in the Amazon jungle which is a nice touch. I'll go back to grown-up books after this guilty pleasure
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    I get what you mean, but even in 1975 that was pants. Wouldn't it be great to see a story like that with up to date effects... Yeah, I can see War Games becoming a firm favourite!
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    The Ark in Space was great if you can see past the bubble wrap (luckily it didn't come from Kerblam!). Watched the first 2 episodes of the War Games and really enjoying it.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    I've just ordered The War Games, Ark In Space and Horror of Fang Rock DVDs partly based on your reviews Mr. Dalek
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    Films watched in 2018

    Suspiria (1977) Heard about the remake and thought I better check out the original-very atmospheric especially with regard to set design and music score. Not as scary as I thought it would be but still a good film.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    Fair enough!
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    What book are you currently reading?

    "Pursuit" by Gene Hackman. The main reason I got this was for the signature but it turned out to be a very good detective thriller. All his own work too.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    I enjoyed this one too. You're a wee bit harsh with regard to supporting cast-Peter Jeffrey's in it!
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    I'll give Underworld a miss-thx for the heads up!
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    LATEST GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT - COLIN BAKER

    A gentleman never tells...
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    I remember The Robots of Death well and really enjoyed it-you're inspiring me to revisit these stories! You'll be too young to remember "Callan" but Russell Hunter was great as "Lonely" in this.
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    General Chat

    Spot on. Stop with the preaching and just entertain us!!
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    Films watched in 2018

    Marooned (1969) Drama about 3 astronauts trapped in orbit and the plan to rescue them. Cracking cast with Gregory Peck and David ("Harry O" ) Janssen. Gene Hackman plays "Buzz" Lloyd :-D Good film but it ended rather abruptly. I imagine Ron Howard checked this out when he signed up to direct Apollo 13.
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    Films watched in 2018

    Mimic (1997) Hadn't seen this before-really enjoyed it. Great cast including a young Josh Brolin and Charles S Dutton (Alien 3). I noticed in the credits that Norman Reedus was in it (turns out this was his film debut) but I didn't recognise him!
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    The Seeds of Doom-another classic story and a favourite of mine too.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    I couldn't even be bothered googling the Android Invasion :-D
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    The Brain of Morbius is a cracker-can't recall the Android Invasion at all tbh.
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