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@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?

@  MEDdMI : (13 April 2019 - 10:56 PM)

*slaps them both*

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

Seems like a polarizing decision, but it's not like jest anyone could make it for you.

@  Xellos : (13 April 2019 - 06:06 PM)

I had an epiphany today. My spirit animal is Fozzie Bear. We both love our un-bear-able jokes, which make people feel like they are being pun-ished.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:24 AM)

That's what makes the show so poignant, I think. It take a contemporary perspective, rather than a modern one. The hardships of the time aren't glossed over, but they're portrayed very stoically. Yeah, many people suffered, there was poverty, but so was life at the time. There's also a high-ranking Jewish police official who's a very by-the-books guy and supports the frail democracy of Weimar Germany. If you want to learn more about how Germany BEFORE the Period Everyone Knows About, this show is as good as it gets.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:19 AM)

Because in retrospect, we (even here in Germany) tend to view the era with knowledge of what would later come, but in reality, the Nazis started out as a regional fringe movement and basically just happened to be in the right place at the right time to seize power.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:18 AM)

The communists are a much bigger threat. When the Nazis appear, they will likely do so with a bang. Like, completely out of left field.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:17 AM)

The show tries its best to accurately depict the zeitgeist of the era, the post-war period with a young, struggling (and ultimately doomed) democracy... but like in real life, the Nazis aren't really an issue on anyone's mind yet.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:16 AM)

The female lead is a young, aspiring typist and part-time prostitute who dreams of becoming a police officer working in the murder department.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:15 AM)

During his investigations, he becomes involved in political unrest, murder cases, a conspiracy of reactionary monarchists, Russian counter-revolutionaries and more.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:14 AM)

@Benbot: Babylon Berlin is a film noir-style crime drama set in the German capital of Berlin in the year 1929. It features a World War I veteran turned police officer from Cologne who comes to Berlin to investigate a porn ring that blackmails his superior, the grand mayor of Cologne (who would later become the first chancellor of post-WWII Germany).


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#8621 LiamA

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:30 PM

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:53 PM

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:16 PM

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Just such an inconsistent episode.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:56 PM

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 10:33 PM

well just because they suspended the funding it doesn't mean they just stop keeping an eye on weird alien stuff and go have tea 



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:55 PM

The script kind of implies that UNIT assets had been sold off to private companies. Which is more political satire- our government is huge on privatisation.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:09 AM

Satire or no, it's depressingly believable with how much of a joke the United Nations has become now-a-days. Seeing UNIT be dismantled is depressing, but at the same time I think it was a mistake to revive it in the new show. It limits what the show can do Earthside. Torchwood was a better modern equivalent because it was more "grassroots" in terms of feel and funding. UNIT was just a bit too big for where the show is now.

 

Also I've never really forgiven the show for what it did to the Brigadier.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:02 PM

I like UNIT a lot more than Torchwood, to be honest. Torchwood always came across as just a bit too nationalist for my liking.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:26 PM

I thought it was a solid episode.

 

I also find I have more in common with Graham than I do with Ryan or Yaz. I'm just an old guy, who likes his chair. And this is OK.



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:40 PM

I like UNIT a lot more than Torchwood, to be honest. Torchwood always came across as just a bit too nationalist for my liking.


That's the point though. Torchwood are supposed to be a bunch of "queen and country" halfwits playing around with things they don't understand.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 05:04 AM

The wifi going out scene did tickle me but rings true after I spent time with a young family of relatives a few weeks ago.

I got myself a samsung phone two years ago, my first in a decade and while I can live without it, nowadays I find myself using it at breaks more than reading a book.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 05:21 AM

The wifi bit was really awkward. Would have worked in an RTD Christmas romp but we'd had the death of 2 police, a security guard, a farmer, solidiers and entire floors worth of people by that point. The joke was both tired and incredibly out of place in such a dark episode.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:05 AM

i really loved how the episode continued the "Family" theme of this season. My dad and I really enjoyed watching it. He really loved seeing the Dalek be a real, true, threat. And also seeing it out of its armor was fun, and kinda different.

 

One of my favorite things was the Tardis materializing, them getting out, and the Archeologists or whatever they are, just listened to Her and followed her commands. That's always one of my favorite Doctor things

 

I really, really LOVE 13. Her childlike innocence and sense of wonder really makes her easy to fall for, and its SO obvious Jodie's having fun in the role.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:55 PM



Adventures was a kids tie in magazine that launched in 2006 and sadly died around Capaldi's run. It's primarily remembered for the cover gifts it gave away.

It's back for a one off based on the current run and looking to more be aimed at girls this time. Get the sense this might be a trial for a full return but seems doubtful. Delays and hiatuses are part of what killed the mag. With the show not back until 2020, seems doubtful.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:55 PM

Well, I'm finally able to see the new series of the show thanks to having the Blu-Ray from Amazon, and I'm four episodes in.

 

So far, I'm liking it. Jodie Whittaker's Doctor is fun, and reminds me very much of David Tennant and Matt Smith at their best. And while I've had mixed feelings about Chris Chibnall's writing (some of his stuff I like, some of it was okay but I had issues with), I've yet to find anything truly offensive so far. Two things that I wish had been done a little more smoothly, but nothing that's causing me to declare that it's ruined forever.

 

Then again, there's some things I know not to take too seriously.


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Posted 04 March 2019 - 03:02 PM

So, who's going to see Logopolis in theatres March 13th?

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:48 PM

Don't imagine it will play anywhere near me.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:35 AM

Don't think I will. Aside from having to work that day, I have it on both DVD and Blu-Ray.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:43 AM

Allow me to be the first to say WELCOME TO THE ALLSPARK ....im pretty sure we've got fun and games! unless youre a bot...then ignore the welcome =]

 

Anyway, went to The Pandorica for my birthday...it was, as always, worth the almost hour drive. FINALLY ate Fish Fingers and Custard, it was GREAT!...mom had a lot f fun walking around and checking out the memorabilia...my 2 best friends, non-whovians, had a good time too...was all around a great night...I can't recommend that place enough. =] 


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