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John Byrne
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Never even heard of [PARTY DOWN], JB.

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Short lived Showtime series, two seasons. About a crew of caterers in LA, with the expected representations of wannabe actors and the like. Keenly observed, but that might have been its biggest shortcoming--probably too "Inside Baseball" for civilians.

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The original Dalek serial from DOCTOR WHO (1963).

Strong nostalgia. Very much evocative of my own time and place.

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For VERONICA MARS fans, PARTY DOWN was co-created by VMARS creator Rob Thomas, and almost the entire cast had appeared on it at one point or another: Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr.
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Continuing with the Daleks. Got thru four episodes yesterday, so far two today. Noticing that the second half of the serial seems very padded.

Lots of familiar sci-fi sounds, heard in many movies and shows.

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Re-watching CONNECTIONS (1978) hosted by science historian James Burke.

I watched the series several years ago and enjoyed it. Finally decided to see it again and then, perhaps, watch the follow-on series that Burke also wrote and hosted.

Once you get used to the 70's technology and fashions, it really is quite engaging.

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James Burke was a staple of my childhood.
He was doing a similar programme on Radio 4 last year - starting @
one science invention & chasing 50 connections to a much later
invention.
I may have completely got the premise wrong as I only managed to
listen to one episode. Was a fun listen & I was pleased to hear his voice
after not seeing/hearing him for decades
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STAR TREK TOS: The Return of the Archons (S1 E22)

A favorite, in large part because I seem to find something new each time I watch it. This time, realized both Kirk and Landru reference their “prime directive”.

This is the first time for Kirk, tho the concept is introduced only so he can dodge it!

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THE QUESTOR TAPES (1973)

Almost fifty years! Another of Gene Roddenberry’s busted pilots, this one drawing heavily on the formula he used in “Assignment: Earth”. Nice chemistry between Robert Foxworth and pre-M*A*S*H Mike Farrell.

Probably don’t have to say I’d love to do a comic series based on this.

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This is the first time for Kirk, tho the concept is introduced only so he can dodge it!
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Yeah, I always used to maintain that the Prime Directive was always just another line in the sand for Kirk to jump over. So I got annoyed as hell when it became almost like an 11th Commandment in TNG!

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I defined that as the distinction between TOS and TNG. For Kirk, the Prime Directive was something he had to find his way around. For Picard, it was his excuse to end the episode.
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Hahah! That's a great way of putting it!
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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY - Five episodes in and things get weirder and weirder
with each episode. And I'm all in for this crazy ride!


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