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PostPosted: 22:28 - 22 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit, although I like the latest doctor, I get a bit cross when she just goes "pointy tweak tweak" of her fountain pen and it all magically gets solved.

The older ones used to have some sort of different funky ways of resolving the crisis, all a bit more Fred Dibnah.
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PostPosted: 23:28 - 22 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a RC Dalek up on the shelf.
I still don't like it much but 2 of my therapists say it might help
with my night terrors and cure my bed wetting problems
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PostPosted: 11:17 - 23 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the space trend - engines have to be on all the time to keep moving at a constant speed...
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PostPosted: 12:23 - 23 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gazza M wrote:
On the space trend - engines have to be on all the time to keep moving at a constant speed...


Mmm... worth a reminder that Newton's Principia is over 4 centuries old, ffs Shocked

For my money a good fantasy tale or sci-fi yarn just needs one central conceit while the rest of the fabricated world remains true to expected norms. Really good ones display "The butterfly and tornado effect" where the author does something like "if only we had true AI..." and it all goes off at a tangent. For example Humans where very little our known world has changed. The subplot of social services trying to foist a new android onto the old man is particularly believable and tragic fait accompli.
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PostPosted: 12:55 - 23 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cigarettes which make a really loud fizzing sound when you inhale.

And when a car arrives at it's destination having been driven for miles, there's still clouds of water vapour emerging from the exhaust, almost as if the engine's completely cold.

It's funny how once you've noticed this stuff you see it every single time.
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PostPosted: 12:34 - 29 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was reminded of another one while watching 'Ozark' on Netflix last night. One of the protagonists has just received an Important Letter which was being handed to him by someone else. "Oh God", I thought. "Don't say it...", but he did.

"I can't open it... you open it for me and tell me what it says..."

Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 17:30 - 29 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

That reminds me, (-and I'm not sure it's a cliche but...) whenever I've heard Andie MacDowell say the line, "Is it still raining? I hadn't noticed," I've guffawed and/or groaned.
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PostPosted: 21:46 - 29 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

When talking on mobile phones the display stays on, can’t think of a phone that doesn’t have a proximity sensor.

Also no bad guys have iPhones, Apple doesn’t allow it.
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PostPosted: 21:53 - 29 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

t121anf wrote:
Also no bad guys have iPhones, Apple doesn’t allow it.


Shocked I never noticed that before!!
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PostPosted: 22:11 - 29 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

hellkat wrote:
t121anf wrote:
Also no bad guys have iPhones, Apple doesn’t allow it.


Shocked I never noticed that before!!


Came out due to the movie Knives Out
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/feb/26/apple-does-not-let-bad-guys-use-iphones-on-screen
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PostPosted: 23:59 - 29 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a cliche, but people using phones on screen very rarely say 'bye.
Maybe it's not something they do in Americle.
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PostPosted: 00:04 - 30 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

When people are eating - not fast food - at a table, with cutlery. Watch as they push the food around, put it on the fork, tap it on the plate so it falls off and they can push it around again.

I know it must be a continuity issue and cuts and retakes mean they can’t actually eat the food, but it’s maddening to watch them pretending
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PostPosted: 00:47 - 30 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if cliche but
You're watching some yank tv programme downloaded offn that interweb
and every ten minutes it seems, a banner pops up saying
"you are watching......."
which has me screaming
"I fuckin know what I'm fuckin watching you crass fuckin yankee fuckin twatbastards!!!!"
or words to that effect

This often interspersed with banners about shit that's on later or next week
WTF?
US telly must be the pits if the dumb bastards put up with that bollox.
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PostPosted: 00:52 - 30 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tracey Suntan-Leftwaffe wrote:
When people are eating - not fast food - at a table, with cutlery. Watch as they push the food around, put it on the fork, tap it on the plate so it falls off and they can push it around again.

I know it must be a continuity issue and cuts and retakes mean they can’t actually eat the food, but it’s maddening to watch them pretending


I'd say that's a forgivable failure in the medium. IIRC on something like Emmerdale they used to have shandy instead of proper pints but the actors used to stretch things out and end up putting enough away to get pissed anyway Smile Then they changed to water with food colouring.

Another failure in the medium is when they do the over the shoulder shots of two characters conversing. They have to do it in two takes from both viewpoints and often the cheeky thesps not in shot just go "blah blah blah" or pull faces. Once you realise this you quite often see the two conversation pieces don't sync up.
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PostPosted: 00:54 - 30 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

WD Forte wrote:
Not sure if cliche but
You're watching some yank tv programme downloaded offn that interweb
and every ten minutes it seems, a banner pops up saying
"you are watching......."
which has me screaming
"I fuckin know what I'm fuckin watching you crass fuckin yankee fuckin twatbastards!!!!"
or words to that effect

This often interspersed with banners about shit that's on later or next week
WTF?
US telly must be the pits if the dumb bastards put up with that bollox.


Ye gods, yes! One of the reasons for the rise of Netflix, Prime, etc. as they don't need to do such stupid shit.
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PostPosted: 01:21 - 30 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
the cheeky thesps not in shot just go "blah blah blah" or pull faces. Once you realise this you quite often see the two conversation pieces don't sync up.


I worked with a lad whose career goals were acting. He had an actors guild card and everything. Or whatever it's called. Also a degree in acting.

He said that most background actors are taught to mouth the word "rhubarb" on repeat, because it's the best way to feign conversation without actually saying anything.
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PostPosted: 21:27 - 30 May 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

hedgehugger wrote:
It's not a cliche, but people using phones on screen very rarely say 'bye.
Maybe it's not something they do in Americle.


Very much this.
I was watching the latest Westworld last night and just this happened. She put the phone down and I thought why not say bye, or over.
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PostPosted: 12:43 - 01 Jun 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

WD Forte wrote:
Not sure if cliche but
You're watching some yank tv programme downloaded offn that interweb
and every ten minutes it seems, a banner pops up saying
"you are watching......."
which has me screaming
"I fuckin know what I'm fuckin watching you crass fuckin yankee fuckin twatbastards!!!!"
or words to that effect

This often interspersed with banners about shit that's on later or next week
WTF?
US telly must be the pits if the dumb bastards put up with that bollox.


Americans have the attention span of a gnat. Coupled with the amount of ad breaks, it's impossible to keep track.

My pet peeve from US TV Shows, you have an ad break, then when the show restart you have 5 mins of catch up from the previous 10 mins of the show. A lot of UK based shows on the less premium channels now do it so they can flog it off to overseas networks.
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