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Michael Roberts
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In a way, for me, Stargate SG-1 feels like a truer heir to real Star Trek than TNG, DS9 and the rest ever did.

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I totally agree. Once you get past the Hey, were on premium cable! nudity of the pilot, SG-1 feels more like the original Star Trek than any of the actual Star Trek sequels. 
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A Britannia Music magazine I used to receive in the post stated something very similar! I guess the writer of the article considered it a "heir" to STAR TREK.
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 John Byrne wrote:
On Howard Mackie's recommendation I picked up the first season of PEAKY BLINDERS. Haven't started watching yet, but am intrigued, since it is set in Birmingham, very close to my Old Home Town.

It's very good!

Here's a pub in the centre of Birmingham (not my photo):


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Please take the accents with a pinch of salt though! I
say this as a `Yam Yam` not a `Brummie`
Some of it is filmed at The Black Country Museum, but
most is Liverpool! But strangely Spielberg filmed the
post apocalyptic stuff in ready Player One in Birmngham!
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Just watched "Elaan of Troyius" from the third season of STAR TREK: TOS via Netflix... I had seen the episode once before on late night reruns many, many years ago. Still fun to see Captain Kirk and his "Taming of the Shrew" routine with the title character.

And boy, they certainly went overboard with the makeup and wardrobe on France Nuyen. I checked out some other photos of her online and have to say that if I had ever met her in person I would never have recognized her as the actress who played Elaan.


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After years of this one slipping by me, one way or the other, I finally discovered (almost by accident) that COMMUNITY is currently on Hulu... so I immediately started with Season One [2009-10].

Here goes nothin'...!



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THE ORVILLE

Rewatching season 1 as a refresher.
After the first episode, I can see how the hook was firmly set in my mouth.
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THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS (via Netflix).

Quite a nice mix of stories (some 80s cartoons had interchangeable plots). From Slimer subdividing - creating a city of Slimers - to the Ghostbusters giving up the ghost-hunting and becoming criminal-catchers, it's all good fun! 
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Watched STAR TREK TOS' "The Conscience of the King" last night. I remain impressed by the gravitas of the episode.
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After the first episode [of THE ORVILLE] I can see how the hook was firmly set in my mouth.

Introduced a few friends, who also became hooked. Prayers to the Gods of TV that this show does not suffer the dread "Sophomore Slump"!

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" Prayers to the Gods of TV that this show does not suffer the dread "Sophomore Slump"!"

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Ditto!

I'm hoping it's one of those shows we'll all be saying, "The Orville really took off after the first season". Meaning it gets that much better.
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Have Gun - Will Travel. Based on catching a couple of
episodes on the Heroes and Icons channel, I purchased the
first season on DVD from Amazon. 39 episodes for $9 was
a deal I couldn't pass up. This show has become my
favorite TV Western.
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Watching Leverage again. A fun show.
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A Very British Scandal, i vaguely remember this
happening in my 60`s/70`s childhood, Liberal MP Jeremy
Thorpe having a secret gay life, then arranging the
killing of his on/off boyfriend, which was bungled by
an inept assassin.
It`s well acted by Hugh Grant and Ben Wishaw, but i
think the tone of the writing is a bit too comedic.
Then there`s the strange feeling when you hear
Paddington Bear`s voice as he`s squired by the baddie
of Paddington 2.

One thing it does make clear, is how the establishment
hid Thorpe`s lust for young men.It put me in mind of
Cyril Smith the grossly obese MP, who, it was only
revealed recently was a well known paedophile, but his
crimes were covered up until well after his death.
It makes you wonder what else is covered up?
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Three episodes of BARRY on HBO. Enjoying it so far.
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Finished BARRY. Entertained, but not happy with the season finale. Don't think I'll be back for more.
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From Netflix:

STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life [2018]

Run (don't walk) to your remote and call this up ASAP if you have any love, admiration or interest in either or both of these guys... a howling laugh-riot from beginning to end.  Great, great stuff, made my night!



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Decided to watch a few episodes of BOSTON LEGAL, a favorite, but this time the experience was a lot less enjoyable. I guess my sensibilities have been heightened by the #MeToo movement. I found the casually predatory attitudes of Alan Shore and Denny Crane more disturbing than funny.
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Started the latest run of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.
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Finally back to CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. Im up to season 8, episode 5. 
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Revisiting NEWSRADIO.
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Continuing with NEWSRADIO. Came to an episode in which Jimmy asks Dave where the Stock Market closed that day. "6020."

Wow.

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God, I love Maura Tierney. 
And Phil Hartman. 
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