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  1. Huz

    The Thick Of It

    Awesome. I was in the studio audience for Lab Rats. A true story.
  2. Huz

    The Thick Of It

    I'm gonna have to bite... who is Pants McSkill?
  3. Summer sale now on. Nothing grabbed my interest. With so many competing delivery platforms offering great sales lately it's tough for Steam to stand out. To be fair, the "items from your Steam wishlist are on sale!" emails might be more enticing if I'd bothered to update my wishlist in the last 8 years. When I've already bought F1 2015 for £1.51 through an Amazon misprice when it was the current year's F1 game, I'm not likely to get excited over F1 2011 for £2.49.
  4. As a 12-year-old in 1996 I still had an Amiga - not many new releases coming out for it by then! A quick look at lemonamiga.com reveals that Chaos Engine 2 came out, along with a two-player split screen freeware game called Dogfight that was absolutely hilarious. 1996 was also the year of Gloom, a blatant Doom rip-off for the Amiga market. I remember coveting it but it required an upgraded Amiga or something, so never got to play it. The modern games I did get to see were played at friends' houses. Games like the original Formula 1 on the PlayStation which blew me away. But what I was really in awe of was the PC one of my mates had recently got to replace his Amiga. Games like C&C Red Alert, BioForge and the Screamer racing series were so far ahead of what I'd seen before. I remember coming home from his house and talking to my parents for hours about the things I'd seen, which was probably a factor in us getting a PC of our own a mere, er, 18 months later at the end of 1997.
  5. I finally managed to win the racing league on this recently on an emulated Amiga (via RetroPie). Slightly gutted to find that this just pushes you into the "Super League" where everything is impossibly fast! I really thought 2020 was going to be the year I would complete Stunt Car Racer.
  6. All the series two episodes are on iPlayer now. Watched the first one yesterday, loved it!
  7. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b05s9g2q/w1a https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01f87nh/twenty-twelve
  8. Yeah, agreed. It's fundamentally a military organisation. It has military discipline (not that there's much of it on Discovery!). Starfleet Academy is basically Space West Point. TILLY even implausibly runs a half-marathon in record time as part of some physical fitness requirement. Starfleet is the space navy and the starships we're most familiar with are HMS Endeavour in space.
  9. I can't believe that's the first thing I've instinctively tried to neg since they removed negs.
  10. I'd forgotten that this happens in Discovery. So good. (Bad) I'm gonna enjoy reading these reviews, like being reminded of a bad dream.
  11. You mean only season 4 was shot digitally. The rest was on 35mm film which is plenty HD! It may not have been broadcast in HD before then but it was always being produced and transferred to video that way. I think the reason the early seasons look so grainy is that we're seeing the original early-2000s telecine - even that technology has improved a lot in the intervening years.
  12. Just grabbed this myself and spent the last hour or so wandering around London. It's amazing! The macro-level geography isn't up to much but the amount of detail they've put into small areas is really impressive. When I went past the Embankment I thought "hmm, I wonder if I go up here have they put in the Scotland Yard spinny sign?" They have, but it doesn't spin. Loads of shops I didn't bother venturing inside in Diagon Alley too. Looking forward to exploring a bit more, but I might have to be a bit less thorough. Don't really have much interest in Harry Potter, but I love the effort that's gone into this. I love a high quality fan creation.
  13. Hahaha. I did have a snigger when I looked at an episode list to remind myself which one Carbon Creek was, and saw what you had coming up next. Tbh I don't mind those Phlox episodes as much as some do though!
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