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What are you watching?
sweevo
Both Ghostbusters movies back to back to celebrate Ghostbusters Day (I find the sequel to be scarier than the original film if you ask me - I think the crew took some cues from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon series, which was popular at the time, making GB2 look and feel like a live-action episode of the cartoon)... Egon remains my favourite character of the main quartet, and Harold Ramis is still dearly missed. Sad
 
One Spare Part
Just watched the 1st episode of The Sandbaggers - a show I seemed to have missed completely when it was 1st on. Interesting: a slow build up then the excitement starts. Very likeable (but not as good as Callan).

Also watched 1st episode of Doomwatch: brilliant and still relevant. This story from 1970 concerned plastic waste and an experiment to get rid of it. Over 50 years ago this was one of the topics of the moment: and look where we are now...in an even worse position. From the sublime to the ridiculous: the next surviving episode is the rat one. Oh dear. This one hasn't fared so well as the 1st story in terms of standing the test of time. The scenes in which Toby Wren & co fight off stuffed rats is ludicrous. That said when a Doomwatch man stumbles over the remains of a scientist later on in the story...the make up effects of a partly eaten arm were great and properly horrific especially for the time it was made. Doesn't quite make up for seeing Robert Powell bashes a fake rat on a kitchen table...
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
One Spare Part wrote:

Just watched the 1st episode of The Sandbaggers - a show I seemed to have missed completely when it was 1st on. Interesting: a slow build up then the excitement starts. Very likeable (but not as good as Callan).

Also watched 1st episode of Doomwatch: brilliant and still relevant. This story from 1970 concerned plastic waste and an experiment to get rid of it. Over 50 years ago this was one of the topics of the moment: and look where we are now...in an even worse position. From the sublime to the ridiculous: the next surviving episode is the rat one. Oh dear. This one hasn't fared so well as the 1st story in terms of standing the test of time. The scenes in which Toby Wren & co fight off stuffed rats is ludicrous. That said when a Doomwatch man stumbles over the remains of a scientist later on in the story...the make up effects of a partly eaten arm were great and properly horrific especially for the time it was made. Doesn't quite make up for seeing Robert Powell bashes a fake rat on a kitchen table...

The Sandbaggers grows stronger as you watch more episodes because it's very character based, probably more about the people than the operations and so tends towards being less complex than Le Carré while still comparable in terms of style. Doomwatch on the other hand was a struggle to get to the end of the collection, because in my opinion the strength in depth of the characters fades as the storylines get sillier.
 
One Spare Part
I get what you are saying. I can see that more work was done on the characters in sandbaggers. But it was 8 years after doomwatch and I think if doomwatch was done later it would have gained some points in this regard. As for the silliness, I will reserve judgement until more eps have been viewed.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
sweevo
Some of Michael J Fox's lesser known works to celebrate his 60th birthday - The Frighteners, The Secret of My Success, Casualties of War, Doc Hollywood and Bright Lights, Big City are on my list.
 
BradPaula
"Public Enemy" (1931) starring James Cagney and Jean Harlow.
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
sweevo
The 2002 live-action Scooby Doo movie, having seen most of the animated features... Rowan Atkinson pretty much saves this one from being a total bomb if you ask me, along with Matthew Lillard (who plays Shaggy, and would later go on to become the official voice of the character after Casey Kasem's retirement).
 
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