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5 hours ago, chucky said:

That don't quite fit my budget at this time! 

Same here ! I've had cars that cost less than that. An Australian dollar is about 55p at present. I can't imagine spending so much money on entertainment, but they obviousy think there's a market for it. Good luck to them if they can make a living from it.

On 9/12/2019 at 11:38 AM, 3ku11 said:

Some times they really should just leaves shows be. 

 

I'd go to a cinema to watch a 2-hour film of TBBT.  Most other TV programmes wouldn't get me out of the house. Today they're expecting  people to go out, park the car, walk in goodness-knows-what weather to a building, spend the earth on sweets and drinks, pay goodness-knows-how-much for a ticket, and then sit in the dark to watch the equivalent of two and a half episodes of Downton Abbey, for which the trailers have already given away the gist of the plot. It won't get me off my backside.

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1 hour ago, joyceraye said:

Same here ! I've had cars that cost less than that. An Australian dollar is about 55p at present. I can't imagine spending so much money on entertainment, but they obviousy think there's a market for it. Good luck to them if they can make a living from it.

I'd go to a cinema to watch a 2-hour film of TBBT.  Most other TV programmes wouldn't get me out of the house. Today they're expecting  people to go out, park the car, walk in goodness-knows-what weather to a building, spend the earth on sweets and drinks, pay goodness-knows-how-much for a ticket, and then sit in the dark to watch the equivalent of two and a half episodes of Downton Abbey, for which the trailers have already given away the gist of the plot. It won't get me off my backside.

Sooo true. I haven't went to the cinema since True Country with George Strait first came out. That was too long ago too remember. I just haven't felt the need to go anymore!

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2 hours ago, joyceraye said:

I'd go to a cinema to watch a 2-hour film of TBBT.  Most other TV programmes wouldn't get me out of the house. Today they're expecting  people to go out, park the car, walk in goodness-knows-what weather to a building, spend the earth on sweets and drinks, pay goodness-knows-how-much for a ticket, and then sit in the dark to watch the equivalent of two and a half episodes of Downton Abbey, for which the trailers have already given away the gist of the plot. It won't get me off my backside.

I go to a movie maybe once or twice a month. I would like to see the Downton Abbey movie and I'm also hoping to get over to see The Goldfinch and Modern Love.

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47 minutes ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

I go to a movie maybe once or twice a month. I would like to see the Downton Abbey movie and I'm also hoping to get over to see The Goldfinch and Modern Love.

Good for you. As I've said, I just don't feel the need or desire to go to see movies anymore.

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I go to a movie maybe once or twice a month. I would like to see the Downton Abbey movie and I'm also hoping to get over to see The Goldfinch and Modern Love.


Will probably see DA . I’ve always been a fan and love the era. Also, I’m a big Anglophile!

I’m a little worried about The Goldfinch. I loved the book and am not sure how the film adaptation will go. You’ll have to clue us in if you see it!


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Anyone looking to buy the blu Ray? On -Amazon has ya currently at $320 preorder. Bit to expensive for me at this Stage. But maybe. 

Can already watch first 10 seasons on Netflix ( the rest will follow eventually) and still have all of 11-12 on Foxtel IQ4 record so don’t need to spend that kind of much money. I’m already rewatching on Netflix. Old habits die hard. Comfort food for late night boredom. Still laugh and smile.


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7 hours ago, hokie3457 said:

 


Will probably see DA . I’ve always been a fan and love the era. Also, I’m a big Anglophile!

I’m a little worried about The Goldfinch. I loved the book and am not sure how the film adaptation will go. You’ll have to clue us in if you see it!


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10 hours ago, chucky said:

Good for you. As I've said, I just don't feel the need or desire to go to see movies anymore.

Same here. I don't go even once a year. Too much trouble. I don't see the point unless it's something that can be better enjoyed on a big screen than can be appreciated at home. 

I've never been a fan of Downton Abbey. When I watch a British programme I want to hear the characters speaking English as British people do and see incidents that could have happened in Britain. Dramas about life in Britain with plotlines and language directed at the American market don't appeal to me : they're too distracting.  If I want to see one of those I'll watch an American show such as TBBT. If there's anything I don't understand I'll ask Americans in a forum or look it up on the internet. 

Good British series to watch about the era are House of Eliot (BBC) District Nurse (BBC) and Upstairs Downstairs (ITV). They're old so you might get them on Netflix or from the local library. If you don't mind what era then Dr Who (BBC)  is good too. He travels in time anyway except when the Time Lords have confined him to Earth in the 1970s. Sheldon and Leonard like Dr Who. They call him Dr Who and we call him The Doctor.

Torchwood (BBC) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (BBC) are set in recent times. They contain a few characters from Dr Who.

I'm not particularly an Anglophile although I've lived in England for  over sixty  years. I do like visiting stately homes, though, and drinking tea made with boiling water :), not the way Sheldon does it. 

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2 minutes ago, joyceraye said:

He travels in time anyway except when the Time Lords have confined him to Earth in the 1970s. Sheldon and Leonard like Dr Who.

Over the last 12 years, I believe Sheldon and Leonard explained Dr Who.  😊

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Just now, chucky said:

Over the last 12 years, I believe Sheldon and Leonard explained Dr Who.  😊

I remember Sheldon liked to record it and according to Penny Leonard once went out dressed like the Matt Smith version of The Doctor (fez and bow tie ) . I can't remember them explaining it much. They seemed more into superheroes and American Sci-fi, which is understandable.

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1 hour ago, joyceraye said:

I remember Sheldon liked to record it and according to Penny Leonard once went out dressed like the Matt Smith version of The Doctor (fez and bow tie ) . I can't remember them explaining it much. They seemed more into superheroes and American Sci-fi, which is understandable.

12 years is hard to remember. Especially at my age. I know they explained the different Doctors and which was their favorite ones.

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14 hours ago, joyceraye said:

If you don't mind what era then Dr Who (BBC)  is good too. He travels in time anyway except when the Time Lords have confined him to Earth in the 1970s. Sheldon and Leonard like Dr Who. They call him Dr Who and we call him The Doctor.

I like the Classic Doctor Who. My favorite was Jon Pertwee. My oldest son's favorite is Patrick Troughton. He wants a Doctor Who wedding and wants to dress like Patrick did. I also like Keeping Up Appearances and Are you Being Served.

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26 minutes ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

I like the Classic Doctor Who. My favorite was Jon Pertwee. My oldest son's favorite is Patrick Troughton. He wants a Doctor Who wedding and wants to dress like Patrick did. I also like Keeping Up Appearances and Are you Being Served.

It's why I liked Matt Smith, he was so like Patrick Troughton. Is your son's best man going to dress as Jamie ?

I was hoping Shamy would go to a Dr Who meeting and find the costumes department were selling off old items, as sometimes happens. I wanted Sheldon to buy Amy Sarah Jane's dress from The Pyramids of Mars to get married in.

I liked Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker very much. I liked them all to a certain extent and I get on with Jodie better than I thought I would.

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3 hours ago, joyceraye said:

It's why I liked Matt Smith, he was so like Patrick Troughton. Is your son's best man going to dress as Jamie ?

I was hoping Shamy would go to a Dr Who meeting and find the costumes department were selling off old items, as sometimes happens. I wanted Sheldon to buy Amy Sarah Jane's dress from The Pyramids of Mars to get married in.

I liked Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker very much. I liked them all to a certain extent and I get on with Jodie better than I thought I would.

As for being confused, I've never watched Dr Who. Those names are foreign to me.  :hi:

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2 hours ago, chucky said:

As for being confused, I've never watched Dr Who. Those names are foreign to me.  :hi:

I know what that's like !  When others on this forum mention TV shows , I recognise the names of about ten percent of them, of which I've actually seen some. When they use initials other than YS or TBBT  I'm lost. 

I eventually learned to tell from context the difference between internet  initials such as  RFLMAO or LOL  and titles of shows I didn't know. That was after I learned what a show was. It was a long time after I got the internet that it dawned on me that names that had words in brackets after them were names of actors who'd been in a show or movie called whatever the word in brackets was. Of all the guest actors in TBBT over twelve years the only one I'd ever seen before was the fellow from Taxi whose name now escapes me. I'd heard Bob Newhart on the radio when his records used to get played on Two-way Family Favourites. I'd never seen anything any of the main cast were in either. A friend of mine went to Las Vegas a few years ago and she now tells me she saw Teller there.

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6 minutes ago, joyceraye said:

Of all the guest actors in TBBT over twelve years the only one I'd ever seen before was the fellow from Taxi whose name now escapes me

His name is Christopher Lloyd. He was the man that Sheldon rented his room to in the show. The actor that played Leonard's dad was Judd Hirsh, another Taxi alum.

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4 hours ago, chucky said:

His name is Christopher Lloyd. He was the man that Sheldon rented his room to in the show. The actor that played Leonard's dad was Judd Hirsh, another Taxi alum.

Thanks, that makes two ! I also saw Judd Hirsh in Dear John, USA.

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19 hours ago, joyceraye said:

I wanted Sheldon to buy Amy Sarah Jane's dress from The Pyramids of Mars to get married in.

I'd love to find something similiar to that for my son's girlfriend. They just got engaged two weeks ago but he's talked about this for years. I keep watching recollections.biz for something along those lines. They make historical costuming and have lots of Victorian things.

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27 minutes ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

I'd love to find something similiar to that for my son's girlfriend. They just got engaged two weeks ago but he's talked about this for years. I keep watching recollections.biz for something along those lines. They make historical costuming and have lots of Victorian things.

Sounds like something my granddaughter might enjoy. She loves Dr Who!

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On 9/13/2019 at 11:09 AM, chucky said:

@HeWolf, Happy Birthday! Hope your day is wonderful with many more to come!  :hi:

 

On 9/13/2019 at 4:45 PM, hokie3457 said:

Well! Happy, happy birthday@hewolf !!!

 

On 9/13/2019 at 5:38 PM, Tensor said:

@HeWolf  Happy birthday HeWolf, hope you had a great day.  

Thank you, all! The birthday wishes are very much appreciated!

On 9/13/2019 at 8:53 AM, veejay said:

@HeWolf Best wishes to you!  🥂

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Thank you! The graphic is amazing!

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1 hour ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

You could give her a LOT of ideas from there!

I recommend all The Sarah Jane Adventures, video and audio. There's nothing unsuitable for children, unlike Torchwood.  (Torchwood used  to be  shown in two versions  on different days, but the 'family' version was still somewhat near the border. It makes TBBT look like a Sunday School picnic . ) They show  SJA  on the BBC children's channel. 

 I loved  it, being a contemporary of Sarah Jane, and  I wept buckets when Elisabeth Sladen who played her died. I don't know why our  TBBT gang never mention it.  It has its share of  space aliens and amazing Sci-fi technology, not to mention the heroism involved in saving the universe every week.

Sarah Jane first appeared in Jon Pertwee's era of Dr Who and continued to be a Companion to Tom Baker's Doctor. After  Elisabeth Sladen got married to another actor and had her daughter, Sarah Jane popped up almost exclusively on the radio although there was a TV pilot called A Girl's Best Friend that didn't get developed thanks to strikes. Then one day, with absolutely no pre-publicity whatsoever, in a David Tennant's Dr Who episode called School Reunion, there she was, with K9 in her boot (trunk) ! Tears and cheers from everybody over a certain age in the nation ! 

SJA is made in English by  BBC Wales with few if any  concessions to the American market so you might need to get your grandaughter a  British glossary to go with the DVDs and/or CDs, Chucky.

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