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Joined on: Sunday, 2nd April 2000, 03:40, Last used: Thursday, 5th September 2013, 17:01

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About this user: Definitely watch too many DVDs for my own good.

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RE: RIP: Jeremy Bulloch

Everybody remembers Jeremy for playing Boba Fett, but to me, he’ll always be Cliff Richard’s accident-prone mate Edwin in “Summer Holiday”.  Cliff ended up with Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes got Una Stubbs. Jeremy ended up with the St. Bernard.

J Mark Oates



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Shameless Plug For A Book What I Wrote

Hullo, gang.  Long time, no write.  I've been off being a carer, book-dealer and carer again, and my latest enterprise is writing a novel with my good friend Owen.  It's a full-length, cosy mystery-comedy in the Clue/ Cat and the Canary/ Old Dark House sort of vein.  Curse of the House of Sinister is available on Kindle with Kindle Unlimited, or can be bought for £4.99 in ebook form.  It's also available for £14.99 in paperback.

Please support an impecunious author who hasn't got any money either.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08PSHKWYX?pf_rd_r=VA6KF3422HW51Q4G8CM8&pf_rd_p=6e878984-68d5-4fd2-b7b3-7bc79d9c8b60&tag=myrev09-21

Leave a review.  Bless you all.

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Babs RIP

Wonderful Barbara Windsor has passed away this evening, aged 83.  

Goodnight, Daphne Honeybutt.

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RE: RIP James Bond :( Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

A huge part of my childhood and youth.  My Saint, My Bond and My Persuader.

Rest In Peace, Sir Roger.

Heartbroken, Mr Drax.

J Mark Oates



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RE: All out or all in?

In/ Out.  Will there be a "shake it all about" option?

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RE: Frank Finlay - RIP

Always remember him on Morecambe and Wise being tricked into the line "Where's My Son Aladdin?"

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RIP John Steed

Patrick Macnee, star of TV's The Avengers and New Avengers, has passed away aged 93.  Another slice of 60s childhood slips away.

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RE: I've got a great idea...

I thought you'd figured out how to get the gold out of the back of the coach.

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Hacked By Electronic Atlas Lions

I've started working part time in a secondhand bookshop, and Bob the boss has just texted me in a state - our website has been hacked by a Moroccan Islamist group.  Any ideas how to wrest control back off these clowns?

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RE: [VIDEO] Top Gear really is back!

Nope.  Clarkson has pulled out of the recording.

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RE: The Clangers... boldly going?

Of course, I may be mistaken calling the language Clangerese.  It could be Clangon.

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RE: The Clangers... boldly going?

I recall the Master studying Clangerese on Dr Who back in the early colour days.

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RE: [VIDEO] Terry Pratchett RIP

Deeply saddened.  A uniquely skewed viewpoint on the universe.

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RE: Scientists slow the speed of light

I thought a constant was something that was unaffected by external forces.  If you can slow light, then it's no longer a constant.

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RE: An early Happy New Year

I hope 2015 is an enormous improvement on 2014 for one and all.  May the coming New Year be the happiest on record.

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RE: Best movie you saw in 2014?

Frozen, Guardians & Maleficent for me.

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RE: [VIDEO] Doctor Who 2014

Capaldi is magnificent and I adore Jenna C.  Looking forward to next season.

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RE: The Librarians

Warehouse 13 meets Leverage.  Great fun.  Especially John Larroquette in the Artie/Giles role.

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RE: What do you want for Christmas?

Some nice books to read, nice movies and TV to watch, nice things to eat and drink, and I'm a happy clam.

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RE: Glen A Larson has passed on

Sad news.

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Strange emails

I've had a couple of weird pidgin English emails through my reviewer addy.  They're headed Test Message.

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RE: Lynda Bellingham RIP

Sad news.  Very classy lady, right to the end.  RIP.

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RE: [VIDEO] I'm going to hospital today

Doing the Snoopy Dance as we speak.

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RIP Richard Kiel (Jaws)

Sad news folks, Richard Kiel, 007's nemesis in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker has passed away at the age of 74.  An iconic Bond figure and a totally class act.

RIP

J Mark Oates



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RIP Joan Rivers

Comedy legend Joan Rivers has passed away aged 81.  Rest In Peace, Dot Matrix.

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RE: [VIDEO] Your brain sucks at video games

Don't leave your video games where your brain can get at them.  Maybe it's teething.

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RE: 30 years of the Amstrad CPC 464 and Sinclair QL

I had the Sinclair QL, hooked up to a Silver Reed electronic typewriter as a printer.  Did the first drafts of five novels on it for the Enterprise Allowance Scheme in 1986.  Then had the devil's own time transferring the data to an Atari ST a couple of years later.

Happy times.

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RE: Richard 'dickie' Attenborough RIP at 90

Irreplaceable.  RIP Dickie - Lord Attenborough, King of the British Film Industry.

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Doctor Who 2014

Woo-who!!  Loved it!!

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Mythbusters Junior Team Canned

The last episode of the current run of Mythbusters ends with a thanks-for-all-the-myths announcement from hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage that the junior team of Kari Byron, Tori Belleci and Grant Imahara are leaving the show.  As none of the junior team are featured in the announcement, the whole thing stinks of them being fired to save money.

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