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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    This one and all other S.F are passed me by my whole life , I can not watch it, outer space and all that, never rocked my boat.
    Although I wasn't a good student in science class , I have always been interested in science. And seeing this show now, I must say I am quite impressed that in 1966 network TV would create a show based on advanced scientific theories, such as matter/anti-matter, parallel universe/ multiverse, dangers of AI, time travel, warping of space and time, etc... And what's perhaps even more amazing, they did all of this science with very little of the mindless fighting and endless chase scenes that plague today's Superhero and Sci-Fi movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldiat View Post
    me to. one radio talk radio host i use to listen to in the 'burgh station always made the point the stages were so generic set up! so cheap! i think he was right. watch a few!
    Yeah, the sets in the original Star Trek TV show are pretty basic. It cracks me up sometimes. LOL!!!

    The new digitalized versions of the show include some scenes that were redone using modern CGI. George Lucas did a similar thing to the original Star Wars films. It helps a bit.
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    Have been catching up on VEEP, which I find very good.

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    Purchased this for my wife's upcoming birthday. We started watching today. I've never seen them, so I wasn't sure what to expect. They are very good. Cadfael reminds me of the character Sean Connery played in "Name of the Rose"; a medieval monk/CSI investigator. Derek Jacobi is excellent in the roll.

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    Belgium T.V is transmitting Agatha Christie stories in french productions,you know the ones without Poirot or Marple.
    Nicely done, fun watching.

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    I don't watch much TV but I do have a few current favourites and a couple of "oldies".

    I like to watch "Channel 4 News" (the regular 7 pm slot) because it's the only one of its kind where the interviewers at least try to face up to the people they're interviewing, politicians or whoever. The trouble for me is that the staff come over as being far too "left wing" for my tastes, but I try not to it bother me too much. I much prefer it to the BBC News or Sky, which are both too formulaic and glitzy.

    I like the "University Challenge". This has been on-going for very many years and is still very good. My "alma mater" won it not long ago. I get very annoyed with myself when occasionally I don't have the correct answer to the questions on classical music. Usually I get those questions correct, but many of the others are very difficult at times.

    My last favourite USA series was "Star Trek", the original series. Trying to work out what the plots were really trying to say was perhaps the most interesting part, but the scripts were generally good in their own right. I enjoyed most of the episodes but there were several stand-out ones. The one with Joan Collins (can't recall its name) was my favourite.

    "Everyone Loves Raymond" - I must have watched this series from beginning to end about 4-5 times, as it has been on a continual cycle here on one of the UK's TV for many years. I think it's the best comedy I've ever come across from the USA, with so many brilliant episodes. I love the one where Robert speculates about the "beyond" and the meaning of life to his relatives, and the one where Debra is arrested for being in charge of a vehicle under the influence. Absolutely brilliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Partita View Post
    I don't watch much TV but I do have a few current favourites and a couple of "oldies".

    I like to watch "Channel 4 News" (the regular 7 pm slot) because it's the only one of its kind where the interviewers at least try to face up to the people they're interviewing, politicians or whoever. The trouble for me is that the staff come over as being far too "left wing" for my tastes, but I try not to it bother me too much. I much prefer it to the BBC News or Sky, which are both too formulaic and glitzy.

    I like the "University Challenge". This has been on-going for very many years and is still very good. My "alma mater" won it not long ago. I get very annoyed with myself when occasionally I don't have the correct answer to the questions on classical music. Usually I get those questions correct, but many of the others are very difficult at times.

    My last favourite USA series was "Star Trek", the original series. Trying to work out what the plots were really trying to say was perhaps the most interesting part, but the scripts were generally good in their own right. I enjoyed most of the episodes but there were several stand-out ones. The one with Joan Collins (can't recall its name) was my favourite.

    "Everyone Loves Raymond" - I must have watched this series from beginning to end about 4-5 times, as it has been on a continual cycle here on one of the UK's TV for many years. I think it's the best comedy I've ever come across from the USA, with so many brilliant episodes. I love the one where Robert speculates about the "beyond" and the meaning of life to his relatives, and the one where Debra is arrested for being in charge of a vehicle under the influence. Absolutely brilliant.
    Even though I post in this thread, I don't actually watch any TV. My wife and I will watch certain TV shows that are available on DVD/Blu-ray, but there aren't that many. I disconnected satellite TV service in 2005 and have only had my TV connected to a DVD/Blu-ray player ever since.

    The Star Trek episode you referred to was called "The City on the Edge of Forever", and is probably one of the most memorable episodes of the original series. Whenever this episode comes to mind, I can hear Spoke saying to Dr. McCoy, "He knows doctor, he knows!"
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    I'm watching Frasier, currently at season 4. I've seen bits of Frasier in the past, but now that I'm watching the complete series I realize what a great comedy show it is. In fact, it easily rivals Seinfeld as my favorite (non-cartoon) comedy show of all time. I don't know what happened to sitcoms over the years, but Frasier is simply on another level compared to more recent sitcoms.

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    Gomorrah. Italian series about the Neapolitan drug wars. Just about finished season 4. Riveting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepR View Post
    I'm watching Frasier, currently at season 4. I've seen bits of Frasier in the past, but now that I'm watching the complete series I realize what a great comedy show it is. In fact, it easily rivals Seinfeld as my favorite (non-cartoon) comedy show of all time. I don't know what happened to sitcoms over the years, but Frasier is simply on another level compared to more recent sitcoms.
    It was a remarkable show with very well-crafted scripts. I found it overstayed it's welcome. Towards the end it became stale and started repeating itself.

    Mainstream television sitcoms are not where the good comedy is these days. I've found fringe shows to enjoy, like The Kominsky Method, The Good Place, etc. Community was the last network television sitcom we watched.

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    Mid 80s BBC mini series discovered while reading the liners to a Richard Thompson CD. Band member Christine Collister sang the theme song Warm Love Gone Cold which is also on the album.
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    The Loudest Voice on Showtime. It's about Roger Ailes and the development of the Fox network starring Russell Crowe. It's superb despite the disgusting subject matter. One would have to look far and wide to find a more despicable person than Ailes.

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    I've just signed up for BritBox. For those who don't know, it's a streaming service available in North America. All your favourite British television shows from BBC and ITV, shows for the last 30 or 40 years. This week I've watched the first two episodes of Kavanagh QC, the first five episodes of Red Dwarf and an episode of QI.

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