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« Reply #4350 on: Jun 10th, 2015, 09:31am »

Reading Tolkien's History of Middle-Earth again. Little taster:

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Now the Orcs again take heart from the coming of the drakes, and they mingle with the Balrogs that pour about the breach, and they assail the Gondothlim grievously. There Tuor slew Orthrod a lord of the Orcs cleaving his helm, and Balcmeg he hewed asunder, and Lug he smote with his axe that his limbs were cut from beneath him at the knee, but Ecthelion shore through two captains of the goblins at a sweep and cleft the head of Orcobal their chiefest champion to his teeth; and by reason of the great doughtiness of those two lords they came even unto the Balrogs. Of those demons of power Ecthelion slew three, for the brightness of his sword cleft the iron of them and did hurt to their fire, and they writhed; yet of the leaf of that axe Dramborleg that was swung by the hand of Tuor were still more afraid, for it sang like the rush of eagle's wings in the air and took death as it fell, and five of them went down before it.


(from "The Fall of Gondolin", the battle extends over 10 pages grin )
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« Reply #4351 on: Jun 10th, 2015, 10:43am »

GIANT robots..... cool

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« Reply #4352 on: Jun 10th, 2015, 3:20pm »

Stop watching Pacific Rim will ya?
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« Reply #4353 on: Jun 11th, 2015, 05:46am »

on Jun 10th, 2015, 3:20pm, Andrew Yild4Genesis wrote:
Stop watching Pacific Rim will ya?
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« Reply #4354 on: Jun 12th, 2015, 06:56am »

on Jun 10th, 2015, 05:14am, John Wilkinson wrote:
I had the Original Thunderbirds, UFO, Captain Scarlet and a Supercar.....

I love the new series to be honest.

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I’m really enjoying Thunderbirds Are Go as well. Opinion seems a bit divided on the web, but I suspect it is mainly old die-hard fans bemoaning any changes from the original version. I like both though, and the new series certainly “feels” like Thunderbirds to me. I think the episodes would benefit from being the same length as the original series though, some do seem a bit rushed. Mind you now that the characters can walk, run and jump, they don’t have to spend quite as long getting from A to B as the original puppets did! I like the revamped machines and also the fact that they are getting more use out of them all, TB3 was hardly used at all in the original series, and TB5’s (and John’s) role was much more passive, and I think they’ve actually improved Parker. I’m also intrigued to find out what has happened to Jeff Tracy, he apparently disappeared in mysterious circumstances before the start of the series… and the Hood was involved too...

I’m looking forward to the Clangers as well. I had no idea they were doing a remake until they popped up on the Cbeebies Stargazing eclipse programme. Then I realised that it was being narrated by Michael Palin! What a great choice, and obvious too in hindsight, his voice is very similar in quality to Oliver Postgate’s – I could listen to either all day. Just had a quick Google and it starts on Monday, hooray! I’m curious to see the US version as well - narrated by William Shatner!
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« Reply #4355 on: Jun 12th, 2015, 07:38am »

Shatner and The Clangers shocked

I so NEED to see this

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« Reply #4356 on: Jun 14th, 2015, 04:43am »

Being "rick-rolled" by my own dream! laugh



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« Reply #4357 on: Jun 14th, 2015, 07:17am »

on Jun 12th, 2015, 06:56am, MartinH wrote:
I’m really enjoying Thunderbirds Are Go as well. Opinion seems a bit divided on the web, but I suspect it is mainly old die-hard fans bemoaning any changes from the original version. I like both though, and the new series certainly “feels” like Thunderbirds to me. I think the episodes would benefit from being the same length as the original series though, some do seem a bit rushed. Mind you now that the characters can walk, run and jump, they don’t have to spend quite as long getting from A to B as the original puppets did! I like the revamped machines and also the fact that they are getting more use out of them all, TB3 was hardly used at all in the original series, and TB5’s (and John’s) role was much more passive, and I think they’ve actually improved Parker. I’m also intrigued to find out what has happened to Jeff Tracy, he apparently disappeared in mysterious circumstances before the start of the series… and the Hood was involved too...

I’m looking forward to the Clangers as well. I had no idea they were doing a remake until they popped up on the Cbeebies Stargazing eclipse programme. Then I realised that it was being narrated by Michael Palin! What a great choice, and obvious too in hindsight, his voice is very similar in quality to Oliver Postgate’s – I could listen to either all day. Just had a quick Google and it starts on Monday, hooray! I’m curious to see the US version as well - narrated by William Shatner!


I don't think the Thunderbirds animation is very good, and puts me off watching. Especially as it was so over-hyped! My Son prefers the puppets too. Also some of them look different, and what's with changing Tin Tinhuh One of my favourite characters.
The original series made me smile.
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« Reply #4358 on: Jun 14th, 2015, 12:10pm »

on Jun 10th, 2015, 09:31am, Schrottrocker wrote:
Reading Tolkien's History of Middle-Earth again. Little taster:



(from "The Fall of Gondolin", the battle extends over 10 pages grin )


I studied some Latin at school. That passage reads just like our translations of Virgil and Ovid did! laugh Tolkien had quite a unique mind.
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« Reply #4359 on: Jun 15th, 2015, 10:36am »

on Jun 14th, 2015, 12:10pm, Merryman72 wrote:
I studied some Latin at school. That passage reads just like our translations of Virgil and Ovid did! laugh Tolkien had quite a unique mind.


Crazy, that's what I was reminded too! I think it was Ovid who wrote this death scene in his love story where the young lover dies and the blood spills out of his throat like a water fountain from a broken tube laugh
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on Jun 15th, 2015, 10:36am, Schrottrocker wrote:
Crazy, that's what I was reminded too! I think it was Ovid who wrote this death scene in his love story where the young lover dies and the blood spills out of his throat like a water fountain from a broken tube laugh

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on Jun 14th, 2015, 07:17am, Squigelyfox wrote:
I don't think the Thunderbirds animation is very good, and puts me off watching. Especially as it was so over-hyped! My Son prefers the puppets too. Also some of them look different, and what's with changing Tin Tinhuh One of my favourite characters.
The original series made me smile.


Well the birthday boy was thrilled with his 1990’s Thunderbird 2! It also came without a box so I had great fun making one for it, and for the picture on the lid photoshopping my son’s head onto Virgil and copying the layout from the programme credits.

As for the new series, I really like the design and the sets, but if I do have a problem it is with the character animation, even though I can see what they are aiming for. They are actually trying to keep some of the “puppet look” of the original, even down to reproducing the finish on the skin of the original puppets. But I think there is a danger of a good CGI representation of a puppet looking like a poor CGI representation of a real person! It’s the Mr Whippy ice cream sculpted hair that gets me the most, particularly Lady Penelope’s. But having said that I do really like the series (I also missed most of the hype, so I wasn’t put off that way!) and the more I get involved in it the less I notice these things.
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« Reply #4362 on: Jun 19th, 2015, 05:40am »

Hi there



Ate the first strawberries from the garden this morning with my cereal and a cuppa. Always puts a smile on my face grin



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« Reply #4363 on: Jun 19th, 2015, 09:54am »

I'm a great Auntie again! Will get to meet her in three weeks time when i go to the UK cool
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« Reply #4364 on: Jun 19th, 2015, 10:15am »

on Jun 19th, 2015, 09:54am, Lily wrote:
I'm a great Auntie again! Will get to meet her in three weeks time when i go to the UK cool

Congrats!! smiley
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