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Survivors rewatch - 1.6 Garland's War
Hugbot

OneSparePart wrote:

I like how it turns the tables on the viewer - they must be bad he must be good but no!....he wants to be a feudal lord and them his serfs! Up the revolution!

I didn't know what to believe when I first saw this.
 
OneSparePart
The shooting schedule must have been pretty brisk on Survivors. 6 eps in and it is still brass monkeys out there.
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
Hugbot

Paula wrote:

The attack on Residence One all over again... LOL

Garland is Servalan?
 
trevor travis

OneSparePart wrote:

I like how it turns the tables on the viewer - they must be bad he must be good but no!....he wants to be a feudal lord and them his serfs! Up the revolution!


The proper with the revolution is that you would end up with the likes of Blake in charge Wink
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OneSparePart

Hugbot wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

I like how it turns the tables on the viewer - they must be bad he must be good but no!....he wants to be a feudal lord and them his serfs! Up the revolution!

I didn't know what to believe when I first saw this.

No! Now we hear the other side of the story.
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
Hugbot

Nixxie wrote:

In times like this you cannot split into men out there & women in the house - it would have to be everyone fit out there & everyone old or young or infirm in the house.
It really would not work otherwise.

Those were the 70s...
 
OneSparePart
I hope this works out for....er...who's the baddie again?
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OneSparePart
Oh dear. No winners here.
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Nixxie

OneSparePart wrote:

The shooting schedule must have been pretty brisk on Survivors. 6 eps in and it is still brass monkeys out there.


they used to shoot all outside bits in one go... I'd say a month could easily do 6 episodes.
 
trevor travis
Ah, the cavalry!
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trevor travis
My ratings (apologies if anyone disagrees):

The Fourth Horseman 10
Genesis 9
Gone Away 8
Corn Dolly 9
Gone To The Angels 8
Garland's War 10
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Nixxie
He could go back to the house & talk to everyone else whilst the thugs aren;t there - get them to vote or summat.
 
Nixxie
very good episode - if open ended.
 
Hugbot

trevor travis wrote:

Garland's War 10

A really gripping tale ... as the low post count shows! All too absorbed in the story to comment.
 
trevor travis
Review from a previous rewatch:

(1.6) “Garland’s War” by Terry Nation
Directed by Terence Williams

“I couldn’t have invented a better time to be alive”.

Love this episode!

It’s arguably the last episode which follows Our Tel’s original vision of the programme, before we instead follow the ideas of Terence Dudley.

This is a classic action adventure episode. Jimmy Garland is the first person we see who seems to be almost welcome the Death. Abby starts the episode in a down mood again, as yet another trail for Peter proves to be false. But she soon cheers up, as Garland woos her. Just as with Greg and Jenny, they seem to enjoy relations while fully clothed (well it was the BBC in the 1970s!!).

There’s a real sense of peril in this episode. Is Garland’s War (as he himself describes it) a little too dangerous? Perhaps it is surprising then, given the amount of gun shots, that for once, an episode ends that isn’t littered in dead bodies.

Richard Heffer’s Jimmy Garland is matched in charm by Peter Jeffery’s Knox. After Abby is captured, he goes a long way to convincing her that Garland is the loose cannon and, above everything else, he just wants is a quiet life. He’s convincing enough and he fools Abby into persuading Garland into talks.

At this point, Knox reveals his true colours. Garland believes in honour, but Knox doesn’t, he says those rules don’t apply in the new post-Death world.

Greg and Jenny turn up in time to help save the day, and Garland stays to continue his war... but leaves Abby with a new-found twinkle in her eye.

There’s plenty of action in this episode, but it’s matched by plenty of good dialogue. Garland has some interesting views, such as how “you can’t mourn for a world”.

A nice continuity reference to the previous episode as well, as Abby is keen to warn the man at the start of the episode that they are carriers. She doesn’t want to kill anyone else.

If you really wanted to be picky, you could say the studio shot scenes are a bit obvious. On the other hand, I prefer to look to concentrate how good the locations are in the episode. Brockhampton Court is certainly impressive, as are the forest scenes.

A fantastic romp, that succeeds is also being an enthralling piece of television. Terry Nation at his best.

TT Og heads out of ten:

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OneSparePart
Right and wrong don't seem to be too far apart at times. I think the ordinary people would have to make some tough choices to feel safe.
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
Hugbot

Nixxie wrote:

very good episode - if open ended.

If I remember correctly, this is not the last we see of Jimmy Garland...
 
Paula
Quite liked that episode. Of course, I'm always interested in people who are one- man armies. Or mercenaries, if you will.

See you all next time. 'Night.
Resist the Host




 
trevor travis
Oh, and did we also have an episode without a single death?
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trevor travis

OneSparePart wrote:

Right and wrong don't seem to be too far apart at times. I think the ordinary people would have to make some tough choices to feel safe.


I guess so.
Vote Og.
 
Hugbot
Great rewatch - thank you all for the company! Good night! Frown
 
trevor travis
Thanks everyone - see you next week!
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OneSparePart
Unless the backdrop is really...noticeable...voice from the past like.... I don't think about it. The story grips me and I follow that rather than the surroundings although the exterior shots as you say are very pleasing to the eye. I do like the lack of rush. The story is unfolding and the pacing fits what is happening in the scene.
There's an angel standing in the sun Free to get back home
 
OneSparePart
Good night sleep tight. Hope you don't get shot by a nouveau attila the hun...
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trevor travis

OneSparePart wrote:

Unless the backdrop is really...noticeable...voice from the past like.... I don't think about it. The story grips me and I follow that rather than the surroundings although the exterior shots as you say are very pleasing to the eye. I do like the lack of rush. The story is unfolding and the pacing fits what is happening in the scene.


Only location filming from now on until the end of the season!
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