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Survivors rewatch - 1.4 Corn Dolly
Paula

OneSparePart wrote:

Christine from Tenko suffering. She doesn't have much luck does she?


I thought I recognized her!
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Nixxie
not sure it's worth thressing when there would still be viable flour in shops. better to save for planting.
 
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OneSparePart wrote:

Christine from Tenko suffering. She doesn't have much luck does she?

And Dennis Lill again the head of a rotten burough, so to speak.... (obligatory Blackaddere reference).
 
trevor travis
I know what morphine does... gave it to my dad for his final two days after the Doctor prescribed it.
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OneSparePart
With a hey nonny nonny
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trevor travis
Greg's singing isn't THAT bad.
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Nixxie
I'd prefer to go from a morphine high than from utter agony. I hope someone would have the strength to do it for me.
 
Nixxie

trevor travis wrote:

I know what morphine does... gave it to my dad for his final two days after the Doctor prescribed it.


I have morphine patches for my Fibromyalgia - wonderful stuff.
 
OneSparePart
They are all wacky in their own way.
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Paula
Dennis Lill has a magnificient bottom! Just sayin'
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trevor travis
How big is the inside of the caravan? Is it a TARDIS?
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Hugbot
'You must get pregnant' - that's a worse pickup line than the wormdo line!
 
OneSparePart
It's an Osmond collective!
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trevor travis
Charles WAS too good to be true...
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trevor travis
Hold on.. s whole community where everyone's dad is the same... that won't work... imagine the inbreeding!
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Nixxie
the trouble is that you cannot get all the women pregnant at the same time as you need some to help the others... plus you need to get medical thing in place first or all the women die from childbirth.
 
Paula
Charles gets around.
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OneSparePart
Oh Jenny I love you he says have my baby. The sane girls run for the hills. Despite him being right in part.
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Nixxie

trevor travis wrote:

Hold on.. s whole community where everyone's dad is the same... that won't work... imagine the inbreeding!


very true. considering there are few men left you need to spread the genes around o to peak.
 
trevor travis
Oh well, I guess he's not bad as Wormley!
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OneSparePart
Whatever happens it's a step back for women if they aren't careful.
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trevor travis
Plenty to think about in that one!
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Nixxie
imagine if in 9 months time all the women in the setlement are all giving birth at the same time & cannot work or die... you really didn't think this through further than your d***, did you mate?
Edited by Paula on 09-02-2022 20:43
 
trevor travis
My ratings (apologies if anyone disagrees):

The Fourth Horseman 10
Genesis 9
Gone Away 8
Corn Dolly 9
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OneSparePart

trevor travis wrote:

Plenty to think about in that one!

They are outlining all the needs and problems. We are hoping for a good solution.
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Nixxie
yes - very interesting episode that *nods* also very easy to see happening.
 
Paula

Nixxie wrote:

imagine if in 9 months time all the women in the setlement are all giving birth at the same time & cannot work or die... you really didn't think this through further than your dick, did you mate?


Language, Nixxie. This is a family site.
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trevor travis
Review from a previous rewatch:

(1.4) “Corn Dolly” by Jack Ronder
Directed by Pennant Roberts

“You need us. We need you.”

The first script not written by Terry Nation is a delight. Jack Ronder’s take on Survivors is slightly different, but equally effective. Rather than our Tel’s action/adventure series with villains of the week, we have Ronder’s more philosophical approach.

The result is a strong, character-driven and dialogue-driven story.

Of course, it’s the first we see of Denis Lill’s Charles Vaughan. He is one step ahead of Abby because she was only thinking of a community, where Charles has actually started one.

Charles is also a Time Lord, because his caravan is bigger on the inside than the outside!!

He’s clearly given things more thought when many others we’ve met. He’s been carrying out his own census, and has a rough idea of the survival rate. He estimates 1 in 5000, giving the British Isles a remaining population of 10,000. In which case, everybody needs to stop killing each other in Terry’s episodes!

For most of this episode, it looks like our three leads are seriously considering joining Charles. However, just like Wormley, he turns out to be too good to be true. Charles wants to... er... share his “love” around. Abby is not impressed!! It’s also clear that Lorraine does love Charles, as her reaction to Charles telling Abby he “loves” her reveals.

Charles does seem quite a charismatic character, and it does leave you wondering how forceful he’s been in sharing his “love” around. Having spent most of the episode as the model citizen of post-Death population, he ends it as a bit of a creep.

To contrast against this, we have the genuinely blossoming relationship between Jenny and Greg, which really starts to take off here.

Again, we see how dangerous this new world is. Eating fish can now be a killer. Charles is trying to bump up the population, but here we see yet more people dying.

Lots of wonderful character interactions in this, as we start to see life (however difficult it now is) getting back to normal. Amongst the deaths, there is also the sound of guitars and laughter.

TT Og heads out of ten:

Pfft Pfft Pfft Pfft Pfft Pfft Pfft Pfft Pfft
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Hugbot
First, they made a power-hungry would-be dictator, now a sex maniac.
Keep looking further for people to stay with... Sad
 
OneSparePart
TT I magnanimously agree with your score for this ep.
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Paula
I can see Charles' point of view but he came down on the others like a hammer with it.
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Hugbot
Great episode - thank you for the company! Good night! Frown
 
trevor travis
Thanks everyone for your company. I wonder who they'll meet next!
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trevor travis

OneSparePart wrote:

TT I magnanimously agree with your score for this ep.


This needs to stop happening Grin Grin
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OneSparePart
Ttfn my lovelies.
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Paula
Night all. See you next time.
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