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Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:18 pm 
 

serleran wrote:I have the DVD, but I'm in Rochester now, and not Buffalo, so I can't check it... sorry about that.


Funny, I'm in Rochester too . . .  Oh, yeah . . . I live there.  :D


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:38 pm 
 

I looked, and my DVD doesn't have a copy of the map. I must have an earlier (or later) version... but, it also doesn't have any special features either, though, luckily, its widescreen. Anyway, can't help after all, 'cause I suck. Now, my copy of Brazil is awesome... and so is The 16-Ton Megaset of the Flying Circus, but alas, no map there, either ;)

Oooh, wait, hold on. On the DVD itself is a pretty crappy (bad pixelation) picture of the map but the hole for placement cuts some of it out, and the title Time Bandits covers about a quarter. Not a good image of the map at all.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:07 am 
 

serleran wrote:... and so is The 16-Ton Megaset of the Flying Circus, but alas, no map there, either ;)


Last week the 16 ton set ws the featured item on the A&E website...32.50  plus a whopping $1 shipping 8O ...by time they stopped the promo they were back ordered until mid June and the price was bumped to $49.99 ( still a great deal ) !   now back up to $69.99 :D

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:08 am 
 

Time Bandits map printed on canvas...however...$105 + shipping  8O

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:10 am 
 

hey guys - fleeting visit.

am totally under-the-cosh with work and a ton of other things just now, so leisurely things like RPG collecting has totally gone out of the window just now.

anyone who has e-mailed me, sorry, really i am, i am just havent had time to do anything. my apologies.

i have managed in a little spare time, to complete the first part of my marathon des sables experience from end-march 2007.

if youre interested in a read, go have a looksee:

http://alansilcock.blogspot.com/

its my first draft and will amend it when i get to the end and re-read the whole thing.

hope you like.

hopefully things will get back to normal soon and then i can enjoy a few things i want to again.

hope everyone is well.

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ps. oh and if anyone wants me, its best to just e-mail me directly. if it relates to trades/purchases, i havent got a hope in hell just now (sorry anyone who is waiting on anything pending)

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:36 am 
 

hi again guys,

i have posted up part two of my journal, if anyone here is interested?

http://alansilcock.blogspot.com/

there will be a part three to finish it all off.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:05 pm 
 

I finished reading stage 1. Very good read!!! I'm learning what the MDS is as I read.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:36 am 
 

brute wrote:I finished reading stage 1. Very good read!!! I'm learning what the MDS is as I read.

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hey chummer! cool! well thats the idea really. not just a "i did this, i did that" kinda thing. am trying to show ppl what it really is and tell you how exactly things panned out and how i felt too.

part two is up now and i am in the middle of part three as we speak.

glad you liked it.

all comments are most welcome.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:45 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
hey chummer! cool! well thats the idea really. not just a "i did this, i did that" kinda thing. am trying to show ppl what it really is and tell you how exactly things panned out and how i felt too.

part two is up now and i am in the middle of part three as we speak.

glad you liked it.

all comments are most welcome.

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Al I just cracked a cold diet coke and I think I'm taking the rest of the day off.  Just reading that beat the hell out of me.  Seriously I think I'll crawl back into bed. Wow.  I don't think I've exerted myself in my entire life as much as you did in one day, that is incredible.  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:42 pm 
 

Back to the topic of television shows for a minute.  It seems that within the span of a couple of weeks, Jericho was cancelled by CBS and then brought back for at least seven episodes due to the overwhelming negative response received from fans of the show.

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/c ... icho_N.htm

Thousands of fans not only sent letters and emails to voice their displeasure but also participated in a campaign to ship over 50,000 pounds of peanuts to the executive offices of CBS.  PDT_Armataz_01_23

I for one am glad the show was brought back...even if it may not be for a full season.  Typical stupidity from CBS.  Take a fascinating, entertaining show like Jericho.  Run half the seasons' episodes.  Take a three month hiatus.  Run the second half of the season parallel with the most popular show on television (American Idol), and then cancelling the show due to sagging ratings.

Shows you what a determined group of people can do when they put their heads together.  Too bad RPG nerds couldn't do the same to save Dungeon and Dragon magazines.  :wink:   It also pains me to think that so many people actually watch American Idol.  Given the choice of watching either "Idol" or sitting through re-runs of Dog the Bounty Hunter I think I would rather have someone slap me repeatedly in the face with a raw fish.  :nemo:

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:38 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Back to the topic of television shows for a minute.  It seems that within the span of a couple of weeks, Jericho was cancelled by CBS and then brought back for at least seven episodes due to the overwhelming negative response received from fans of the show.

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/c ... icho_N.htm

Thousands of fans not only sent letters and emails to voice their displeasure but also participated in a campaign to ship over 50,000 pounds of peanuts to the executive offices of CBS.  PDT_Armataz_01_23

I for one am glad the show was brought back...even if it may not be for a full season.  Typical stupidity from CBS.  Take a fascinating, entertaining show like Jericho.  Run half the seasons' episodes.  Take a three month hiatus.  Run the second half of the season parallel with the most popular show on television (American Idol), and then cancelling the show due to sagging ratings.

Shows you what a determined group of people can do when they put their heads together.  Too bad RPG nerds couldn't do the same to save Dungeon and Dragon magazines.  :wink:   It also pains me to think that so many people actually watch American Idol.  Given the choice of watching either "Idol" or sitting through re-runs of Dog the Bounty Hunter I think I would rather have someone slap me repeatedly in the face with a raw fish.  :nemo:


It's gotten so bad, that I will no longer tune in for any major network serial drama that doesn't have a full season commitment of episodes.  This season saw Vanished, Kidnapped, Daybreak and Drive cancelled halfway through the season. all having cliffhanger plots and all shows I had faithfully watched.  The first three were eventually shown on the internet so I did get to at least see the result of the plotlines (Kidnapped and Daybreak were quite good; actually better than about 90% of the crap on TV); Drive was never even extended past the first five episodes they did shoot; it was cancelled after three shows.  This is one of the reasons I never watched Jericho; I was afraid of getting into yet another serial drama that wouldn't see the end of the season. I'm glad the fans could get something going there, but the past has shown that campaigns like this rarely extend the show past one season (or in this case, a few episodes).  

BTW, the next season is already being looked forward to as one of the worst ever for TV viewers....based on the shows greenlighted for the fall, most critics are saying it's all limp, unexciting, unambitious crap that has no  future.   What a sorry state of affairs for TV land.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:18 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
Al I just cracked a cold diet coke and I think I'm taking the rest of the day off.  Just reading that beat the hell out of me.  Seriously I think I'll crawl back into bed. Wow.  I don't think I've exerted myself in my entire life as much as you did in one day, that is incredible.  

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thanks for that mike. i should be done with the final part over the weekend, so you can wrap the read up!

glad you liked it :)

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:53 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
It's gotten so bad, that I will no longer tune in for any major network serial drama that doesn't have a full season commitment of episodes.  This season saw Vanished, Kidnapped, Daybreak and Drive cancelled halfway through the season. all having cliffhanger plots and all shows I had faithfully watched.  The first three were eventually shown on the internet so I did get to at least see the result of the plotlines (Kidnapped and Daybreak were quite good; actually better than about 90% of the crap on TV); Drive was never even extended past the first five episodes they did shoot; it was cancelled after three shows.  This is one of the reasons I never watched Jericho; I was afraid of getting into yet another serial drama that wouldn't see the end of the season. I'm glad the fans could get something going there, but the past has shown that campaigns like this rarely extend the show past one season (or in this case, a few episodes).  

BTW, the next season is already being looked forward to as one of the worst ever for TV viewers....based on the shows greenlighted for the fall, most critics are saying it's all limp, unexciting, unambitious crap that has no  future.   What a sorry state of affairs for TV land.

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Whoever came up with the idea of flipping viewers the bird by having top-rated shows take a hiatus needs to be fired.

Dramatic stories are like D&D campaigns...you have to play every week or the campaign loses momentum and everyone forgets the storyline.

Possibly, just possibly, the networks will think a bit harder about this tactic.

As for Jericho, congratulations to the fans.  

I only watched the opening episode long enough to see....stock characters (right off the TV bargain rack) placed in a survivor setting slightly different from Lost.  It reminded me a lot of the Comedy Channel's raunchy show, Drawn Together, in which cartoon charcters from different genres must live in the same house (like MTV's Real World).  There were crime drama characters, teen angst characters, sitcom characters...all jumbled into the town of Jericho...sort of like Malcolm in the Middle gone horribly wrong.

Does anyone remember the name of the short-lived sitcom from the 80's, where a small group of characters had survived a nuclear holocaust and had to live together on an isolated farm?  It was sort of like Z is for Zacharia meets Gilligan's Island.  They had a working record player but the only record to survive the war was a single copy of Ballad of the Green Berets.  What was the series called...anyone?


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:19 pm 
 

Could it have been Woops!?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103583/


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:20 pm 
 

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Whoever came up with the idea of flipping viewers the bird by having top-rated shows take a hiatus needs to be fired.

Dramatic stories are like D&D campaigns...you have to play every week or the campaign loses momentum and everyone forgets the storyline.

Possibly, just possibly, the networks will think a bit harder about this tactic.



I think the creators/writers/producers of Lost finally Got It.  The next three seasons will only be 16 episodes long, shown in the spring, with no breaks.  You would have thought with the past success of formats like "24" more shows would have adopted this. Hopefully more shows will take this direction.  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:51 am 
 

lucyjoyce wrote:Could it have been Woops!?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103583/


I believe that's the one.  

Definitely a product of the 80's.  I believe it was cancelled after a single episode aired.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:20 am 
 

On a spreadsheet how does one make the top row fixed so when you scroll down it is always there on the top?

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:32 am 
 

Click on the row below the one you want to fix.  Then click on "Window" and then "Freeze Panes".


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