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  1. c-cat114

    Doctor Who

    Don't disagree with that at all watching S1 and 2 with my daughter cuddled up next to me was a joy As well as Blink I'd check out Midnight. It's an astounding episode and an emotional wringer (even more so because of the writer behind it being, until that point, excellent with characters but abysmal with plot pacing and execution).
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    Doctor Who

    Doubt it. Tbh Im not after light and fluffy, just well constructed narrative, delivered well. I used to teach BA film media when Torchwood s1 was on and on the following morning job one would be to deconstruct it with the class. Oh my goodness the morning after the CyberWoman episode was entertaining. That said - with a couple of exceptions I don't tend to find the history episodes entertaining. But it's an interesting starter for a plot so that will be a bit of an acid test for me. Can they make a basis that I tend to be less interested in a better ep than the last two have felt for me. That's my only interest in tuning in I think. Other replies have replied but yes, it's a family show. Even if it was a kids show then if it were done well (I don't know, Pepper Pig or Batman Adventures say) then that wouldn't be an issue for me. To lower expectations based on the age of the audience is, yes, possibly the wrong viewpoint. That said it is fab that families are watching it together and the basis of gender empowerment is also fab so am not anti. Just don't want to see such a classic timeless show turned into a cgi led brainless shuffling zombie. It just shouldn't be that dumb. That's the thing that worries me. The duff episodes normally come in the middle of a run to pace things out between belting first ep (or at least an attempt at it) and cliffhanger finale (which get the most budget and attention). If the first two episodes show that a finished, polished script can't be delivered and acted (ugh) on then I kind of think it's in the wrong hands. S1 was slightly different as you got the impression with hindsight that Dalek was the proper episode 1 and things before were almost a prelude. Which is the thing that pisses me off about TLJ (since that rancid corpse has been exhumed) and all the other visual treats. The best Dr Who eps have brains as well as looks (Blink, Midnight, Dr's Wife and so on). It didn't even take a second watch to see the ridiculous leaps of logic, plot holes and character issues in the first ep. The acting was hammy. The bad guy a rip off with next to nothing to do. It was so clumsily done. Ugh... Like a series of memes with lead in and outs. That said - it's not really a hive mind slagging it off is it? The replies seem about 50 - 50 which tbh amazes me (in the same way that anyone saying they even like - let alone love - Prometheus or TLJ amazes me). I don't think I'm even slagging it off per se, just applying a mix of critical thinking and disappointment through lack of entertainment. I've felt nervous for the series since a mix of Chibnall being named, (but in fairness thought he also could have done a reverse Moffat) and seeing the absolutely bone headed choices they made on the screwdriver and logo... Like a very slow moving car crash. Nothing I've seen so far has made me think oh no its OK. This will start being the thing of dreams. Dr who used to be a Go to piece of TV for me but this just doesn't feel like it's worth the investment at mo. Sigh. I've turned into Cacophonus. (Books self in for Internet awareness counselling)...
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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    Will give that a try next.
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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    (but thanks for reply) could it be something to do with which USB slot plugged into? Is there anyway to roll back a restore to setting restore?
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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    Tried that. Connected plus with ps button held in for a while. No luck so far
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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    (just checked again and he says he chose the restore to factory settings option).
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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    Hallo. A friend of mine bought a second hand ps4 and on checking it out and running a game found that it still had prior owners details on. Formatted it (his words. I assume he means reset) and now no controllers will pair at all (neither his or mine, wired or not). Any ideas for fixing it? He's understandably a bit gutted.
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    Doctor Who

    Picked up a bit at the end... Yowsa it's... well. Hope it picks up. People always talk about Capaldi being a jumping off point but for me this feels like it may become it. If the next couple of episodes are this clunky I may give up and wait for the final two parter.
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    Doctor Who

    Half way through ep 2 and it's.... wow it's bad? Like stage school CBBC more than well written, paced, sci fi. Blimey it's bad. Don't even see that much in Whittaker per se. She's ok, but not... inspirational. JUst sort of there really... This wouldn't even make a decent stage show really. Even the bits that seemed to get the most love on twitter (the intro sequence for example) didn't look all that. But basically am mainly surprised at how monumentally mediocre it is.
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    Illustration Club

    Huashi P20 Pro.
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    Doctor Who

    Liked the music. That was it. The acting/dialog felt like a bad adaptation of a CBBC SJ adventures ep, only just repurposed for TV. Walsh had no emotional weight. Whittaker was ok but approx a tenth of Missy’s coolness. The 'embrace change' monologues were embarrassingly clumsy. just about as bad as I thought might be bearing in mind the show runner. Will give it a couple more eps, but won't be sad to give up on it if it's a series of this.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    I popped into Cex with son boy on Saturday and they had LOADS of copies of both. And no, TLJ is by no means the best Star Wars film. It does confound expectation, that said as I was expecting to be entertained I was kind of hoping that it might at least clear that hurdle.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Oh and I wouldn't have bloody killed Phasma grrrrr.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    I'd have had Rey and Yoda slap some sense into Luke early, cut the animal racing from the casino (some of it worked as a sequence and there was almost the good nugget of of idea that the resistance could function off site as a code war), had Holdo as a not terrible leader but still butting heads with Poe (P wants to fight, H wants to hide), not dealt with the Rey parentage at all (stupid contrivance anyhow), cut Maz (this gens Jar Jar), had more Hux(who I like a lot as a character) and Kylo (growing on me but needs to have more incel/troll rage). Added a bit more to Snoke, not had that twist. That said I'm not putting a penny into the remake madness. That way lies complete idiocy and stems from inherent racism rather than film criticism. TLJ was OK in parts but not great (or even good) . Less an issue with plot holes and more a problem with bone headed characters and motivations.
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    Great scenes in disappointing movies

    Personally I loved Dark Knight. Begins was OK, I vaguely remember it as a nicely shot generic action movie more than anything else. Rises was full of absolutely ridiculous leaps of logic from the moment the entire cities Keystone cops were locked in a closet for a year and a half. Bane was awesome though. Liked him loads.
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