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well, bugger - and a Very Important Poll

  • Jan. 16th, 2009 at 1:59 AM
pontisbright: (Prisoner: be seeing you)
Patrick McGoohan shouldn't be allowed to die. Above all, he shouldn't be allowed to die and be faced with a pathetic lack of shit-giving. Grrrrrrr. I intend to set Rover upon the British media, until they relent and waffle about him like they (quite correctly) did Oliver Postgate. The man was a barking mad genius, and WE LIKE THOSE.[Poll #1331950][Poll #1331950]£10 stretches to 2 of those, mostly, with a bit of creativity and me not minding going over.  And I reserve the right to ticky all the tickyboxes, because all of those would be quite nice, after all.  (Apart from the kittens, because Prettygirl is allergic, dammit.  My cat-ownership plans are borked!  But for a much nicer reason than 'my boss said bugger off', so yay.)  Still, am a bit torn, and I am already late sending a thank you, but I hate not thanking someone specifically for what I got even if I might as well be thanking them for the new Brows That Are Furrowed CD by drum'n'bass'n'spoons'n'shit newcomers The Downhome Fucklebunnies.  So please help me to be less rude than I'm already being?

Tell me good Three to watch?  I have seen, um...Spearhead, Inferno, Claws of Axos, The Daemons, The Sea Devils, The Three Doctors, Carnival of Monsters, The Green Death, The Time Warrior.  I love: ridiculous shit.  I'm thinking Time Monster, Mind of Evil, Invasion of the Dinosaurs - but if anyone would like to prod me in any particular direction, feel free...


[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
I love this album like pie. If you go to the band's website, they have two mini-albums up for free download, too. :D
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Ta! Linkie for those impatient of google: How I Became The Bomb". Think they might be a bit too Keane for my tastes, but will check out the album - cheers!
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
My other current love affair is going on with The Magnetic Fields. :D
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
HELL YEAH. Stephin Merritt is written upon my heart, yo. (Even if my source for him has been slack lately, so I bet there's loads I haven't heard.) The Magnetic Fields' The Book of Love was played at a friend's wedding during the signing of the registry. We kind of hoped no one was really listening to the words. :)

69 Love Songs = one of the 100 essential albums of all time.
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
My friend [ profile] psychesky, who is a DJ at the uni radio station, says that they should just play 69 Love Songs in rotation for 24 hours on Valentine's Day.

They won't, but the idea of it makes me giggle.
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[personal profile] evil_plotbunny wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
Invasion of the Dinosaurs. The special effects might be awful, but I love the Three/Sarah bonding and Sarah getting to be all investigativey and journalisty.
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
I loved the Three/Sarah interaction from Time Warrior (had always had trouble picturing them together, but crap, they're both great, ergo together they are double great) - and cmon, dinosaurs? WANT.
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[personal profile] evil_plotbunny wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
In some ways I like Three/Sarah better than Four/Sarah.

And hey, there's bondage (see icon) and the two of them being mischevious together. And dinosaurs.
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[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Mind of Evil, definitely. Plotty and Masterful.

And "To Say Nothing"! I love it like pie. For something written by an American it's delightfully English (except for the Yanklish. Oh Well.)
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 19th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
*takes note: 1 vote for Mind of Evil*

I'm pretty sure I swore to someone about 3 years ago it would be the very next thing I watched. I'm useless...

'To Say Nothing' = completely unknown here, I think, but I've heard people talking of it on LJ and it sounds cheerful. Yanklish sounds grim, but I am forewarned at least. :)
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Ah. "Be seeing you," was never more appropriate. Goodbye, Patrick!
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 19th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Slow reply is slow - but icon is still appropriate. Boo.
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
I sort of love "Spearhead," if only because of the sheepish expression on Three's face when he does *not* take off in the TARDIS. (We shall coolly ignore unexpected nekkidness.)

And I think I want to be the Downhome Fucklebunnies. I bet *they* don't have to go into work at 8 a.m. *mutter mutter*
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 19th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
I love Spearhead for the shoe-clutching, myself. I think it was that moment that I decided I loved Three after all. (I know, I know...) And the shower scene is awesome for alarming unsuspecting noobs with. Possibly.

I believe the Downhome Fucklebunnies are entirely nocturnal. And good with ironing. And baked goods. Just as an FYI.
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 20th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
Alarming and terrifying, yes. And yet, they still come back for more. most of the time.

Good with ironing too? Awesome. Sounds like a marvelous name for an all-night bakery associated with a band. That also doubles as a drycleaners for vampires. Um.
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
Mind of Evil is the single best Master serial and it is a crime against humanity and all of fandom that you haven't seen it yet. WATCH IT IMMEDIATELY! Do not pass go...
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 19th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
I'm a terrible sinner and apologise unreservedly to fandom. And Delgado. And I promise to watch it very very soon, except that lovefilm sent me the Time Meddler so that comes first, but after that, honestly. NOT THE MIND PROOOOOOOBE!
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
Time Monster and Mind of Evil are both good picks. I remain annoyed with fandom for making me avoid Time Monster for so long, and Mind of Evil is proper good (possibly I have a b/w fetish that means its semi-lost-ness helps it in my eyes). Invasion of the Dinos is one of the few I haven't seen. Other than those ones, I have a secret fondness for The Mutants. Its fandom reputation is not undeserved, and it only occasionally slips into so-bad-it's-good, but when it does I love it, particularly the crack-skience. (Fair warning, it has a black character who's a bit sort of there and having a black character in the future at all constitutes Uhura-style yay at the time but these days he doesn't come off very well.)
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 19th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
Mind of Evil is winning so far, but am v keen on seeing The Time Monster too as it sounds like the kind of daft that I like. The Mutants confuses me, by having a title that sounds very One or Two-era-ish. And by being one of those never-gets-mentioned-by-anyone ones. But I sat through Claws of Axos the other day and am still alive, so at the very least I'll probably not end up dead. Good enough for me!
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 19th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Well, one of the episodes of The Daleks is called The Mutants, which I think is part of the sounds-black-and-white problem. And it is an alway-forgotten one. When I was reciting serials to try and get myself off to sleep the other night it was the one that woke me up again in a fit of failure to remember it.
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 07:22 am (UTC)
Zygons are awesome. There is clearly a correct answer!
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 19th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
Zygons have entirely won the poll. And are now in my amazon basket. Well, one of him, anyway. Wheee!
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 08:30 am (UTC)
Spearhead from Space is a big fave because I used to have the novelisation and it's the first Who I remember.
But I'd also make a shout out for Carnival of Monsters, which is utterly bonkers and great fun!!!
As far as your Amazon voucher goes, have you read any Tim Powers?
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 19th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
I loooooooooove Carnival of Monsters! Baby Harry is just adorable, oh yes.

Ooh, that Tim Powers sounds interesting! Have no interest at all in sci-fi/fantasy lit (and confess I tend to read the kiddie end of steampunk), but anything involving literary figures as characters is a weird awful!kink of mine. Ta for the name!

[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
Zygons or kitties or both.

Definitely what Invasion of the Dinosaurs, it's one of my very favorite Threes. <3
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 19th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
Zygon = clearly necessary for my future happiness.

Kitties = may kill Prettygirl = clearly not necessary for my future happiness.

Sorry, kitties. :)

Mind of Evil is top of list - but dinosaurs, yay!
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
Genesis of the Daleks. I love mad old Davros ranting and raving against Tom Baker's Doctor :-D
That's my favorite serial from the classic series!

Though out of the classic series dvds being released this year i think i'm gonna get -
The Deadly Assassin
The War Games
Attack of the Cybermen

[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 19th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
Genesis is indeed awesome (though not Pertwee, which is what I seem weirdly fizted on at present!).

Still need to see Deadly Assassin. And is War Games coming otut his year? Yay!
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 20th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
I need to get spearhead from space, not seen it in a while now. I have memories of Pertwee falling out of the TARDIS imprinted onto my brain.

I don't think they've confirmed the actual date for War Games yet. But it's coming.
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[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)
TIME MONSTER. Because it is my favourite and everyone should watch it and love. Yes.
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 19th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Two votes for Time Monster. Plus it has Diana Rigg, which is a bug YES from me anyway. Hurrah!
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[personal profile] thinkum wrote:
Jan. 16th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
For the record, there was quite a lovely tribute to him, over here, on National Public Radio. Fred and I shared a heartfelt and very cranky "dammit!" in response. Way too many Good People are passing away this Winter. :-(
[identity profile] wrote:
Jan. 19th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
Alas, poor Six. I was more depressed because with so many people passing away, it's like there's mourning fatugue setting in. Tony Hart (children's TV presenter, artist, huge figure from mine and many childhoods) died this week, and while it's being talked about, it's been overshadowed by another death a few weeks before. Which doesn't matter, in the greater scheme of things, but adds to the sense of us all being robbed of goodness.


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