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by Lord Tesla
May 14th, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game
Replies: 55
Views: 102566

Re: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game

Quatermass and the Pit and the Pendulum

Or...

Five Million Years to Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
by Lord Tesla
December 18th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 158
Views: 272589

Re: Last Movie Watched

You don't read Charlotte Brontë in junior- and senior high in the U.S.? It's part of the Swedish curriculum as part of classic literature and we had to read Jane Eyre in 8th grade (IIRC). Perhaps it was so once; I doubt that it is so any longer. American education is long on ideology and indoctrina...
by Lord Tesla
December 18th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Star Wars on Television
Topic: Live-action: "The Mandalorian" (2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 102711

Re: Live-action: "The Mandalorian" (2019)

Holy Expletive Deleted! I just saw Episode 8 of Season 2, Chapter 16 "The Rescue," which I presume is the end of season two, and I have to say... That was pretty darned good! It wasn't without its problems (for example: Why do Super Duper Troopers resort to fists? I can think of things we've seen in...
by Lord Tesla
December 10th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Star Wars on Television
Topic: Live-action: "The Mandalorian" (2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 102711

Re: "The Mandalorian" Live-Action Series (2019)

So after watching Friday’s episode of the Mandalorian  I’m convinced Boba Fett was just hung over from Jabba’s party the night before in Return of the Jedi, that’s why he fell in the Sarlacc pit! Hung over? Fett? I don't think so. He was suffering from George Lucas's sense of humor. (Or should that...
by Lord Tesla
December 5th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 158
Views: 272589

Re: Last Movie Watched

Jane Eyre 1943, B&W, 97, 20th Century Fox, directed by Roger Stevenson. Starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. Weird bit of soapy Gothic, from the Charlotte Brontë novel, which I have not read but assume is likewise Goth-y. Not my usual sort of thing, but it was the least objectionable alternativ...
by Lord Tesla
November 27th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Star Wars on Television
Topic: Live-action: "The Mandalorian" (2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 102711

Re: "The Mandalorian" Live-Action Series (2019)

Y'know, I liked the first season of The Mandalorian pretty well. It was sure a helluva lot better than anything those idiots threw at us in their Dark Empire -adaptation sequel trilogy. But it was pretty plain the thing that sold it was Yoda Jr. No Yoda Jr., no Mandalorian. Because, as becomes prett...
by Lord Tesla
November 9th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 158
Views: 272589

Re: Last Movie Watched

Hell, yes! It's not got a lot to do with Bram Stoker's novel, few Dracula adaptations do, aside from some names (and the Vampire Count named Dracula), but it's a Good Flick. A movie getting designated Good Flick by you is a pretty rare and well-earned thing... color me excited. :) I hope I didn't r...
by Lord Tesla
October 20th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 156
Views: 258057

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Doc Martin , 3.3, "Love Thy Neighbor." Love that show! :) I've really been surprised by how good it is. I kept seeing it advertised in the "Previews" on another disc set I was watching, and tried it on a lark. Now I have the first six series on the shelf, adding an another series (or two) as I fini...
by Lord Tesla
October 20th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 158
Views: 272589

Re: Last Movie Watched

Particulars: 1967 Hammer films, color, 97 minues; written by Nigel Kneale. Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Starring Andrew Keir, James Donald, Barbara Shelley and Julian Glover. Hey LT, speaking of Hammer films. I'm recording "Horror of Dracula" (1958) with Christopher Lee with the plan to watch it lat...
by Lord Tesla
October 19th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Today in History...
Replies: 7
Views: 13939

Re: Today in History...

A.D. 2020 - I went out of the house for the first time in 237 days. I'd have preferred to stay in.
by Lord Tesla
September 16th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 156
Views: 258057

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Doc Martin, 3.3, "Love Thy Neighbor."
by Lord Tesla
September 7th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Today in History...
Replies: 7
Views: 13939

Re: Today in History...

A.D. 1191: Richard I of England kicks Saladin's arse at the battle of Arsuf during the Third Crusade. A.D. 1776: Ezra Lee, in the Turtle , makes the first recorded submarine attack (unsuccessful) against HMS Eagle in New York Harbor. A.D. 1945: Imperial Japanese forces on Wake Island, held since Dec...
by Lord Tesla
September 7th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the Last Podcast You Listened to?
Replies: 2
Views: 3978

Re: What's the Last Podcast You Listened to?

Another "In ReSearch Of", this time, revisiting the In Search Of episode "In Search of Hurricanes." Still have to finish it actually.
by Lord Tesla
September 7th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 156
Views: 258057

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Midsomer Murders, 3.1, "Death of a Stranger." Either that one was a little sloppy, or four hours of sleep a day is no longer cutting it. DCI Barnaby was a step ahead of me way too often.
by Lord Tesla
September 3rd, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 158
Views: 272589

Re: Last Movie Watched

The Trouble with Harry, 1955, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 99 minutes, color. Starring Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley McClaine, et. al.

I must have seen it a dozen times, but it's still entertaining, and a charmingly mild little blast from a better world in the Dark Times.
by Lord Tesla
May 10th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Star Wars on Television
Topic: Live-action: "The Mandalorian" (2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 102711

Re: "The Mandalorian" Live-Action Series (2019)

I have never seen any of Lost and have no plans to. This show isn't Lost and everyone I know felt cheated by the reveal it was all a dream. It made it very unpopular and Disney hates unpopular as it is bad for after sales. Disney hates unpopular...? The same folks that perpetrated So Low: A Star Wa...
by Lord Tesla
May 10th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Star Wars on Television
Topic: Live-action: "The Mandalorian" (2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 102711

Re: "The Mandalorian" Live-Action Series (2019)

I haven't seen much of The Mandalorian. Ads, brief clips, some concept art circulating on the web. And who could escape the revoltingly cute Yodaling? And I keep thinking one thing: Lone Wolf and Cub But I don't think I see any Japanese people. Is this some of that "cultural appropriation" stuff I ...
by Lord Tesla
May 10th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Movie
Replies: 3
Views: 5791

Re: Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Movie

Master Magnus wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 12:28 pm
On May 4th 2020, Lucasfilm announced that Taika Waititi is set to direct a new Star Wars movie that will have a theatrical release. Not much is known.

StarWars.com
And the less that's known about it, the better, given the quality of recent products.
by Lord Tesla
May 9th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 158
Views: 272589

Re: Last Movie Watched

Twilight Zone: The Movie . Warner Bros., 1983. Color, 101 minutes. Directed by John Landis, Steven Speilberg, et. al. . What a mess. I hadn't seen it in years, but remembered fondly the prologue with Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks, and the remake of the old Shatner episode, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet...
by Lord Tesla
May 4th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: Happy Star Wars Day
Replies: 13
Views: 30399

Re: Happy Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you. :vader:
by Lord Tesla
April 28th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 158
Views: 272589

Re: Last Movie Watched

Sunday night I popped Quatermas and the Pit in the disc player. I've seen it in whole or in part a number of times, but not recently. This was the first time I'd had the chance to goggle the film from the Scream Factory release. Alas, I nodded off. But, what parts of it I saw were as good as I remem...
by Lord Tesla
April 21st, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: Rank the Star Wars Movies
Replies: 17
Views: 45458

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Rank the Star Wars movies? Why not? 1. The Empire Strikes Back. 2. A New Hope (A.K.A. Star Wars to those of us who were around prior to the name-change). 3. Revenge of the Sith. 4. The Phantom Menace - Return of the Jedi (Tie). 5. Attack of the Clones. 6. The Force Awakens (A.K.A. The Farce Awakens...
by Lord Tesla
April 16th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the Last Thing You Ate?
Replies: 47
Views: 82412

Re: What's the Last Thing You Ate?

Popcorn.
by Lord Tesla
April 16th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the Last Podcast You Listened to?
Replies: 2
Views: 3978

What's the Last Podcast You Listened to?

In ReSearch of: Pilot: In Search of Ancient Astronauts The podcast takes a critical look back at episodes of the pioneering 1970s paranormal TV series, In Search of... hosted by Leonard Nimoy, which grew out of...a series of TV specials narrated by Rod Serling, beginning with In Search of Ancient As...
by Lord Tesla
April 13th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 158
Views: 272589

Re: Last Movie Watched

Still waiting until I can be relatively sure there are no Killer Corona Cooties on my copy of The Rise of Skywalker before I try that one one. LT, I know you've have to watch it, but... I'd have a guilty conscience if I encouraged you to watch TROS. To make sure you don't get cooties, I'd say burn ...
by Lord Tesla
April 4th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game
Replies: 55
Views: 102566

Re: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game

The Amityville Horror of Dracula
by Lord Tesla
April 4th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 158
Views: 272589

Re: Last Movie Watched

The Phantom Menace, y'know, that prequel to one of those film franchise doohickies, made a few years back...

Still waiting until I can be relatively sure there are no Killer Corona Cooties on my copy of The Rise of Skywalker before I try that one one.
by Lord Tesla
April 4th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 156
Views: 258057

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Agatha Christie's Poirot, again. Again, the episode, "The Chocolate Box." And, once more, the little grey cells, they screwed me over and went to sleep.

I think I watched Southpark after I woke up.
by Lord Tesla
April 1st, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 227
Views: 489268

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

My copy of The Rise of Skywalker is out for delivery today, 1 April--I kid you not. In a way, I'm eager to see it. I haven't seen the film yet. In another way, I'm eager to see it, just so I can be done with this particular trilogy. I'm thinking it arriving in the middle of a deadly pandemic might m...
by Lord Tesla
April 1st, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game
Replies: 55
Views: 102566

Re: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game

The Old Man and the Sea Chase