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Hyperdrive rewatch - episodes 1.1 and 1.2
trevor travis
The episodes: (1.1) A Gift From the Glish and (1.2) Hello, Queppu
The date: Wednesday, January 18th, 2023
The time: 7.45pm and 8.20pm UK time respectively

Something complete new to me. A recommendation of M Virn. There's two series, each consisting of six episodes.

Dailymotion links (in case you haven't got these otherwise)
A Gift From the Glish: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2k...eo/x2k7q4i
Hello, Queppu: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5f...eo/x5f91r9
Vote Og.
 
OneSparePart
This'll be interesting. I haven't seen S1 since it came out and I can't remember seeing S2. But I thought it was funny at the time. As usual, not supported seriously (or comically) by the Beeb. I am looking forward to seeing this.
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
Cygnus Bazza
Planning to give this a go. I watched the first two episodes a couple of years ago, on M1 Thingy's recommendation. While it wasn't necessarily up there with Red Dwarf - which would be asking a lot - it was definitely watchable and struck me as the sort of show that probably needs multiple viewings to appreciate the smaller details. Bring it on!
He plays racquetball and runs in the rain
Still he's shackled to a platinum chain
 
M1795537OCVirn
Episode one starts where nobody else dares to go - discovering the dangers of going to the toilet in space!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart
See you laters alligators!
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
M1795537OCVirn
Apologies from Cygnus Bazza, he can't do Wednesdays ATM.
How's everybody else? Freezing here, but no snow.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Hugbot
Evening all! Frown

It's cold outside (but I have atmosphere, don't worry!) but not snowing.
I'm here with a wee dram of whisky (Glen Moray) and some choccie (cow spot).
 
M1795537OCVirn
Good to have you with us (me!) Huggy!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Hugbot

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Good to have you with us (me!) Huggy!

Thanks. It's a pity that I missed the Fawlty Towers rewatch but I'm glad to be here for this.
 
M1795537OCVirn
Starting!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart
Evening. Have we started?
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
Hugbot

OneSparePart wrote:

Evening. Have we started?

Yes.
Oh, and good evening to you as well.
 
trevor travis
Phew! Made it!
Vote Og.
 
OneSparePart
Pity B7 didn't have this budget
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
AnneArthur
Good evening. I have had a very trying day with a man called Henry Lomynour, who in 1381 sued half the population of Norfolk (or so it seems) for an attack on his house during the peasants' revolt - then, when they turned up in court he said that these weren't the people he meant, but a whole lot of other people with the same names. Most annoying! So looking forward to something to take my mind off him!
 
Hugbot
The guys fromthe special effects team (the same who did the DVD menu intros for B7) said that while the Camden Lock was based on the BT tower, the bow section was actually inspired by the Liberator.
 
trevor travis
STARTED!

This is a watch rather than a re-watch for me.
Vote Og.
 
M1795537OCVirn
It's all in the details. And already we have some idea of the relationships going on here. (If you want an overview of the characters, check the Hyperdrive page on Wikipedia).
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Hugbot

trevor travis wrote:

STARTED!

This is a watch rather than a re-watch for me.

Okay, then I won't tell you that in the last episode, the whole crew is massacred by the red shiny robots of Vortis with Henderson as the last man standing smiling into the camera.

Ooooops.
 
AnneArthur
OK - seems to be working at the second attempt
 
Hugbot
Interesting magazine that Jeffers is reading... Smile
 
trevor travis
Blimey, that looks like it had some money thrown at it!
Vote Og.
 
M1795537OCVirn

Hugbot wrote:

Interesting magazine that Jeffers is reading... Smile


That's what I meant about details.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
M1795537OCVirn

trevor travis wrote:

Blimey, that looks like it had some money thrown at it!


And considerably improved technology.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
AnneArthur

Hugbot wrote:

The guys fromthe special effects team (the same who did the DVD menu intros for B7) said that while the Camden Lock was based on the BT tower, the bow section was actually inspired by the Liberator.


It's reminding me more of the earth ships in Babylon 5.
 
trevor travis
I didn't realise Miranda Hart was in this.
Vote Og.
 
Hugbot
Love the credit counter for 'cost of call' (yes, another one of those details, M'Virn).

Somehow reminds me of Blackmail.
 
AnneArthur
Peterborough has a lively cafe culture? Things have changed!
 
Hugbot

AnneArthur wrote:

Peterborough has a lively cafe culture? Things have changed!

I've never been to Peterborough. Is it worth it? Grin
 
M1795537OCVirn

AnneArthur wrote:

Peterborough has a lively cafe culture? Things have changed!


This is Marketing. Doesn't need to be 'true'. For a certain value of 'true'.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
trevor travis
How come it's Peterborough?
Vote Og.
 
M1795537OCVirn
The ship's Guinea Pig! Didn't have any pets on Libby, did they! OK, so it's dead, but....
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Hugbot

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Didn't have any pets on Libby, did they!

Cally's moon disk? Avon's pet rock?
 
M1795537OCVirn
Toilet security reset to defaults!!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart

trevor travis wrote:

How come it's Peterborough?

An intrinsically unfunny place therefore included?
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
M1795537OCVirn

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

How come it's Peterborough?

An intrinsically unfunny place therefore included?


Now you're getting the idea.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
AnneArthur

Hugbot wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

Peterborough has a lively cafe culture? Things have changed!

I've never been to Peterborough. Is it worth it? Grin


The cathedral is pretty - but everyone I know who has lived there has hated it. Very dull, apparently.
 
Hugbot
Does anyone know what happened to Remi Wilson (who played Piretti)? She seems to have completely dropped out of the acting/singing business a few years after HD.
 
Hugbot

AnneArthur wrote:

Hugbot wrote:

AnneArthur wrote:

Peterborough has a lively cafe culture? Things have changed!

I've never been to Peterborough. Is it worth it? Grin


The cathedral is pretty - but everyone I know who has lived there has hated it. Very dull, apparently.

Sounds like Paderborn where I was born. Except that the cathedral is ugly; at least from the outside. I never mustered the courage to visit it to look at the inside.
 
Hugbot
Doncaster? As in Earl of Doncaster?

(Obligatory Blackadder reference.)
 
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