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Breaking Radio Silence....... [May. 9th, 2012|11:26 pm]
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Well, doesn't time fly.......I've noticed that my last post on here was nealy a year ago - whoops !! Mind you it has been a bit of a crazy year but anyway, two reasons for breaking silence and both involve superheroics !!

Firstly last week I got hold of The Six Million Dollar Man DVD box set - OMG, what a work of art it is and they've clearly read fans minds with the extra features - featurettes on the title sequence, sound effects, action figures !!!!! I've died and gone to Fan Heaven !!!!!! Add to that lengthy interviews with the cast (the Lee Majors interview feature alone is about 70 minutes), it's the way TV box sets should be made.

Six Mill was my first big fandom at the tender age of 6 and it's never left me, although I've had to make do with cut Sci-Fi Channel episodes for years until the DVDs finally came out. I'm now working my way through the box with EVERY episode including The Bionic Woman cross-overs plus the three reunion movies.

Second is The Avengers movie - i refuse to call it Avengers Assemble as it sounds like a piece of Ikea furniture. Wow, what a movie !! I've actually not seen any of the previous movies - Iron Man, Thor etc - but knew the characters so had no problem with the storyline or plot. Francis also found it fine despite knowing very little about the characters - there was the right balance of explanatory dialogue for newbies without boring old hands. The near on 2 and half hour running time flew by and I felt everyone got their fair share of the spotlight. We saw the 3D version and it was OK but you could tell it was a conversion rather than made for 3D as the effect really just added a bit of depth to the picture rather then things flying out at you etc. I'd never seen a 3D movie so enjoyed it but it didn't addd anything to what I imagine 2D would have been like. There was a 3D trailer for the new Spiderman movie and that looked a blurry mess so I may give that a miss in 3D !!! I'll say no more about The Avengers for fear of giving away plot points but Joss Whedon came up trumps big style - I'd totally lost faith in his abilities after falling out of love with Buffy around season 5 and having zero interest in Firefly or Dollhouse but he didn't put a foot wrong here. Roll on The Avengers 2 !!

I'll try not to wait so long until the next posting :)

[User Picture]From: technophobe1975
2012-05-10 07:54 pm (UTC)
Great to hear from you again (although I did spot you in the Blackpool Tower segment of that Francis Frith programme!)
Yes, we took my mum to see The Avengers movie last weekend and she loved it, despite knowing next to nothing about the characters :)
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[User Picture]From: elasg
2012-05-11 01:59 am (UTC)
Yeah! Hubby and son went to see it but didn't take me. *pout* I'll have to take the girl and make it a weekend. ;)
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[User Picture]From: sying
2012-05-11 08:12 pm (UTC)
Hey hey! :)

Agree with everything re: The Avengers. It was awesome. I read a list of 5 reasons the movie's such a big hit and one of them was 3D, which I think is bull but well, I'm the one who's not going a second time because I really dislike the 3D so I might be biased ;)
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