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Quiet, isn't it? - The Titfield Thunderbolt
Heisenberg might have stayed here
Quiet, isn't it?
Saturday evening, no Doctor Who, nothing good on television, dull, dreary and humid weather. So it has been kharin's Blake's 7 DVD sets to the rescue, with Bounty. I hadn't previously thought about how much the series owes to cult TV from the 1960s like The Prisoner - or perhaps this was just T P McKenna's performance as Lionel Twain from Murder By Death ex-President Sarkoff, poddling along in the 29th century in a vehicle that looked suspiciously like a re-sprayed Bessie.

Earlier today I popped in to Reading and discovered that there were lots of people milling around the shops but not buying anything. At least, I deduce this on the basis that the traffic was heavy but everywhere seemed to have a sale on. Even when I went into HMV I couldn't find anything I wanted that would cost more than a tenner - but in the end I came away with some Bach single/double violin concertos (at £3.99) and Michael Nyman string quartets (£4.99). Maybe the high street really is suffering.
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nwhyte From: nwhyte Date: June 26th, 2005 08:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I remember that episode! Not especially typical Blake's Seven, though.
qatsi From: qatsi Date: June 26th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ooh look - rocks!

You're right, we moved on to Deliverance later in the evening, with the requisite number of gravel/chalk pits and savages. As a child, the gravel pits always seemed more "alien" to me than the few episodes in more green surrounds. It's funny the way we all seem to laugh at them now.
rosamicula From: rosamicula Date: June 26th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's interesting that you have Vila as your icon, and kharin has Avon...
qatsi From: qatsi Date: June 26th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Vila has always been my role model. Clever, but keeping it to himself.
rosamicula From: rosamicula Date: June 26th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
You need an icon of a light hiding behind a bushel.
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