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  1. Captain Dart

    Captain Dart Well-Known Member

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    After a somewhat longer gestation period than I expected this program is finally airing on BBC1 Sun 19th Feb at 9.00pm. I hope they stick the original ending its 'interesting' to say the least. When you see it I think you will understand the delay some very very influential people will have had to have agreed to transmission.

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    Yeah i read it years ago. I think i was still at school. Haven't read it since.
     
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    ajsccfc Well-Known Member

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    I knew nothing of this before the trailers were on last week but it looks intriguing. I like alternative history stuff.
     
  4. Otis

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    Yeah. I am watching one at the moment where we won 5-0 on Saturday.
     
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    The book is well worth a read. Be a bit dated now but Deighton writes a great story, The Ipcress File, for instance.
     
  6. wingy

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    Found it a bit slow.
    Sure it will seem better once more familiarised with the characters.
     
  7. Otis

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    If you don't know the Nazis by now, Wingy you never will.
     
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    What's wrong with nice tidy endings where all of the obvious i's are dotted and t's crossed, so that idiots like me are not left with as many questions as answers? :-(
     
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    Waded through the first episode last night and thought it was idiotic, convoluted conspiracy nonsense like most TV series these days.
     
  10. Otis

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    I sort of half liked it, buy also found it a bit irritating. Shame. It's a great premise.
     
  11. dutchman

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    I already got stung by The Man in the High Castle which has a very similar premise, don't intend to make the same mistake again.
     
  12. lifeskyblue

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    Really liked first series of man in the high castle and enjoyed the book...v different. As for SS GB I thought it was ok. Some strong performances but somehow not quite 'realistic' enough. I will read the book though to see if it's any better.


    PUSB
     
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    When I first saw the title I thought it was drama about a cruise ship or even a post-brexit Britain. Might have been better if it had been.
     

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