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2 hours ago, Edwardian said:

My daughter recently discovered that, Christopher Eccleston and onwards, Doctor Who is on Netflix and she promptly watched the lot!


My son, similar age I think, likewise, which is how I rediscovered it. I can’t get enthusiastic about the more recent ones, but I do like the ambience of the ones that must now be 10-15 years old.

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1 hour ago, rocor said:

I am a little late to the party on the subject of 1960's children's television Science fiction series using marionettes.

 

But here goes,  does anyone else remember Space Patrol?.

 

 

Space Patrol.jpeg

 

Rod Hull and Emu in the early days, before they got the look right?

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1 hour ago, rocor said:

I am a little late to the party on the subject of 1960's children's television Science fiction series using marionettes.

 

But here goes,  does anyone else remember Space Patrol?.

 

 

Space Patrol.jpeg

 

Is that the one where they went faster than the speed of light and disappeared?  The space ship looked like a gyroscope.

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19 minutes ago, Nearholmer said:


My son, similar age I think, likewise, which is how I rediscovered it. I can’t get enthusiastic about the more recent ones, but I do like the ambience of the ones that must now be 10-15 years old.

having set the ball rolling of childhood memories there is only one doctor and he had a very long scarf and as teenager the best eye candy as assistance's

 

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Nick B

 

now ducking for cover as the fur begins to fly 

 

 

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When I was a lad, the Doctor was played by a crotchety old sod called William Hartnell, and the set was played by various spare lumps of polystyrene that wobbled as the cast moved. Not a fan though I dare say it may have improved a bit since then.

 

 

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Yes, - strangely enough that's the Doctor I remember best.  We had a small clockwork black and white TV that produced not terribly good low resolution images and the the network (AKTV2) was always having things going wrong with it so we would get lots of interludes with kitten chasing bits of string, - BUT it was absolutely wonderful!   

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5 hours ago, nick_bastable said:

there is only one doctor and he had a very long scarf and as teenager the best eye candy as assistance's

 

Agree with the choice of  Dr, but  I reckon Leela was the  go-to assistant to have with you, especially if things got  a bit stabby.

 

6 hours ago, Edwardian said:

Rod Hull and Emu in the early days, before they got the look right

 

I remember Rod Hull and his emu from a kids morning  TV series here in 1970 or so called "Miss Marilyns Super Flying Fun Show", where he played a bloke called Caretaker Clot. Then he went back to the UK and we got a different bloke with an emu. 

 

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On 12/08/2020 at 17:35, 90rob said:

Am I the only one who found Twizzle seriously disturbing? And am I the only one who remembers Rubovia... but that was by Gordon Murray of course....

 

Not only do I remember Rubovia, and the adjoining countries of Borsovia and Humperstein, but my forum name on a number of sites is Albert Weatherspoon.  I always thought that King Rupert looked like Peter Bull, while the Queen bore a resemblance to Margaret Tysack. 

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1 hour ago, joppyuk1 said:

Not only do I remember Rubovia, and the adjoining countries of Borsovia and Humperstein, but my forum name on a number of sites is Albert Weatherspoon.  I always thought that King Rupert looked like Peter Bull, while the Queen bore a resemblance to Margaret Tysack. 

 

I see sir that you are a fellow connoisseur!  I believe only 16 of the original 38 episodes still exist - somewhere. 

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4 hours ago, joppyuk1 said:

I always thought that King Rupert looked like Peter Bull

Indeed.

Not many people who know who that is, even fewer who could make the comparison!

(His memoirs were very good, and hysterically named.)

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6 minutes ago, nick_bastable said:

As the topic has almost become on track :biggrin_mini:  has the Mayor any news to report regarding fishplates ?

 

Nick B

 

No, but thanks for the reminder.

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23 hours ago, Northroader said:

Sorry, nick, Perpugwilliam Brown every time.

 

No wonder it was shortened to "Peri"

She was the only person that made the fifth and sixth Doctors worth watching, awfully fond of wearing skimpy tops and leaning forward!

 

More intellectual (The thinking mans Dr Who assistant?), and accompanying the previous two timelords, I have fond memories of Sarah Jane Smith.

 

There you go.

 

1 hour ago, nick_bastable said:

As the topic has almost become on track :biggrin_mini:  has the Mayor any news to report regarding fishplates ?

 

1 hour ago, Edwardian said:

No, but thanks for the reminder.

 

I've a stainless steel Salmon steamer if that would be of help???

 

 

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2 hours ago, Hroth said:

 

I've a stainless steel Salmon steamer if that would be of help???

 

 

 

Poacher, surely?

 

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