Times change…
Times change…

…But geeks never do.

News: Posted April 26th, 2017 by Alina

^ 15 Comments to “Times change…”

  1. Dean Says:

    Everything wobbling when someone shuts a door is how you know it’s a British SF show!

    Posted April 26th, 2017 at 6:21 am
  2. Ubuntu4Ever Says:

    I can see how Abbie would like Bill. They are almost eerily similar.

    Posted April 26th, 2017 at 7:47 am
  3. maarvarq Says:

    I’m on Dustin’s side. If anything, there is a negative correlation between budget and quality … and Sarah Jane >>>> Bill 😛

    Posted April 26th, 2017 at 8:11 am
  4. Anna x3 Says:

    Lemme guess, Matt Smith is her favourite?

    Posted April 26th, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  5. Aita Says:

    Exactly how I felt with Starflight & Mass Effect.

    bonus points for being younger than the people I was complaining about?

    Posted April 26th, 2017 at 4:33 pm
  6. Does Dustin have a lawn to preserve?

    Of course, Abby is rather light and likely to not do much damage to it — backstabbing a lawn is somewhat difficult — but it is the principle.

    Posted April 26th, 2017 at 10:27 pm
  7. Jneessen Says:

    And the writing for the most part is still just as bad.

    Posted April 27th, 2017 at 12:53 am
  8. Kaunisenkeli Says:

    I’m with Dustin. Doctor Who being cheesy and low budget was part of its charm in the early days. Kind of like the original series of Star Trek.

    Posted April 27th, 2017 at 7:57 am
  9. N0083rP00F Says:

    Dean, oh come on now, not all British SciFi had wobbly sets.
    It is like saying all American SciFi had bad acting and sweaty guys in rubber suits.

    Okay, pretty much everything supermarianation had wobbly bits.
    Space 1999 in its one and only season was amazing sci-fi as was UFO and the animated remake of Captain Scarlett was pretty damn cool too.

    Posted April 27th, 2017 at 1:38 pm
  10. Curt Adams Says:

    Black and white? That would be really old, because Dr. Who went to color in 1970, almost 50 years ago. That would also be an odd choice to introduce somebody to Dr. Who, because those really old episodes aren’t nearly as popular as the Pertwee/Baker episodes from the 70s.

    Posted April 27th, 2017 at 3:09 pm
  11. Andy4Hire Says:

    This is my roommate and me when we’re talking about movies. I still haven’t convinced him that the lack of modern pacing and special effects doesn’t automatically disqualify old movies from being very, very good.

    Posted April 27th, 2017 at 9:03 pm
  12. Nespa Says:

    i think some of the older movies with puppets and real people in costumes are better than some of the cgi’s movies now. less flashy and looks like there is more time dedication to it.

    Posted April 28th, 2017 at 2:42 am
  13. Old Brit Says:

    Dean, wobbly sets were not restricted to British SF, British soaps were as bad.
    I suppose the SF was good enough despite the low budgets to get an international cult following, unlike the soaps.

    Posted April 28th, 2017 at 3:29 am
  14. Andy4Hire Says:

    Agreed, Nespa. There’s something about practical effects, puppets, costumes–anything physical, really–that looks more convincingly “there” than even very good CGI does. As much fun as Gollum was to watch in the LOTR movies (and as talented as Andy Serkis is), for example, I had an easier time believing in the goblins from Labyrinth.

    Posted April 30th, 2017 at 4:58 pm
  15. Ragingagnostic Says:

    What’s wrong with black and white film? Charlie Chaplin films are in b/w and they’re classics. Doctor Who predated Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, Lost in Space, The Prisoner and Star Trek and outlasted most of the other American 1960s SF shows. Heck, the original Star Trek lasted only one season! To understand its true charm and staying power, you have to appreciate its origins.

    Posted May 1st, 2017 at 6:45 pm