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here

A brilliant, simple concept. Here. Richard McGuire. The story of the corner of a room.

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cap

I read the John Christopher books as a kid and the idea of ‘capping’ scared the hell out of me. The War of the Worlds-esque tripods less so strangely.

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lenin

Spandeau and Lenin what a great juxtaposition.

king of the universe

Wizard bloke. Some people should be made king of the universe, Mr Lydon is one of them. Shame his message has never been really understood?

Holmes

Missed this back in the day. Fascinating. Even a bit of politics.

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touched

I watched this bitter sweet Storyville last night. I visited Loch Arkaig about 25 years ago. I never nearly died, but the film touched a nerve. Perhaps just bank holiday blues.

This is a film about dreams, inspiration and the resonating power of hope.

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2014-2015: 21. The Lost Gold of the Highlands

VR the return

I saw an ad in the paper the other day with the title, “Is 2015 the year of Virtual Reality?”, and an illustration of a man wearing what looks like a diving mask. Reminded me of the early 90s TV show with Craig Charles, and how we all thought it was so cool. Despite big promises [just like personal jet packs/helicopters/moon cities promised in the 70s] nothing has materialised yet.

I haven’t watched TV for several years now, but it seems the 90s were a golden era for everything tech and interactive? From the Crystal Maze to Gamesmaster to Robot Wars to …

But then I haven’t been a gamer since the days of Tomb Raider, Oddworld Abe’s Odyssey, Resident Evil, etc. Was that really already the late 90s early oos.

heavy elements

I had forgotten how ‘creepy’ these were! Shame there were so few. I know there were some radio plays about a decade back but you’d think that the set up would be perfect for live theatre? Very minimal special effects would be needed to convey the presence of time/spirits/otherworldly entities. Great ghost story/whodunnit type narratives with plenty of character development possible over the 90 minutes of a play.

1999

Watched this afternoon. Had forgotten how good it was for the time. Treating the space stuff as fairly serious [apart from the initial Moon escaping Earth orbit conceit]. The ‘design’ all seems very Kubrik 2001 workmanlike/believable. One of the ‘classic’ British TV series that you wonder why it never went big screen cinema?  Along with Blake’s Seven, UFO, etc

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