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  1. Mawkish sentimentality, as have been most recent regeneration episodes - requiring some mechanic that allows all the companions to come back and every one gets to say "Awwwwwwww".
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    The Last Jedi: Here There Be Spoilers

    I need to go back and check online to see which two Stormtroopers were played by Princes William and Harry.
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    The Last Jedi: Here There Be Spoilers

    The film just shot itself in the foot with just too many plot holes and implausibilities. Saw it on Thursday, and will see it again on Sunday evening, when maybe some of those plot holes and implausibilities will not seems such negatives. - the entire slo-mo chase through space, which was designed to give Poe 'something to do'; - Leia space jumping. I mean what the actual fuck?; - there is only one code breaker in the entire galaxy who can do this! But some random dude brought back does the job anyway. - The terrible Dark Side power down the spooky well was what? A hall of mirrors? - Hux is a acted as a caricature of an Empire general. Terrible. - Captain Phasma. Jesus wept. After TFA we were told "oh, she'll be back, she'll have a much expanded role to play, blah blah blah". No - she shows up, gives some ridiculous order, and then dies (or not?). I'll be interested to go look for any interviews by Gwen about her character. On the plus side - great acting by Adam Driver, Andy Serkis and Mark Hammill (mostly). Lovely scene between Luke and Leia at the end, although it was filmed curiously, with camera shots of mostly one or other actor, few with both of them in shot at the same time - so not sure if this was put together from other footage after Carrie F's death, as some sort of memorial? Glad that they minimised the use of secondary characters from the original trilogy (Chewie, R2 and CP-3O). At the same time, nice to see shout outs to Nien Nunb, Admiral Ackbar and original puppet Yoda.
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    Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Thread [SPOILERS]

    Saw it on Thursday night, but I'll delay posting anything until the end of the weekend.
  5. So it's happening, and it sounds like it will not overlap hugely with either the Hobbit movies or the LotR movies. Questions then turn to quality of the adaptation, and what material they will use vs how much they will create to make screen-worthy programming.
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    The Great British Bake Off 2016

    Now that we are down to the last 5, now 4, it's worth watching the last few episodes. Noel and Sandi still seem to be trying a bit too hard to be humorous during their banter with each other, but they do seem to be pretty good at talking with the contestants during the baking bit.
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    Tom Petty dies of cardiac arrest at 66

    From the very first time I saw that video, I wanted a pair of cowboy boots like the black and white check ones he won in that video. Watched many TPatH videos again last night on YouTube. Love Into the Great Wide Open, with its cameos by actors and extra little musical interludes. Learning to Fly with its swooping camera shots in the airplane graveyard. All great. So many other good songs over the years, from when I first got hooked on Southern Accents back in the mid 80s. Good memories of buying the box set Playback when it came out and listening to it from start to finish in one session while curled up in bed with a vicious head cold - if you haven't listed to it, search out "Waiting for Tonight" with backing vocals by The Bangles (without knowing it was The Bangles beforehand, you would recognize them instantly). Relatively unknown is the soundtrack to She's the One, which has the lovely little songs Walls and Hope on Board. So many good memories, so many good songs over the years. RIP Tom.
  8. It looks like all boarders have made it through the storm so far (Monday morning) since landfall yesterday. Be safe if you are in northern Florida, Carolinas and Georgia. As a side note, I think we have had enough footage for this year of newscasters standing in hurricane force winds. Jose churning around south of Bermuda, he is about to do a 360 degree loop and head towards Bahamas, but forecast to move north-west between here Bda and Carolinas. Series of waves lined up to parade off the coast of Africa - the season has plenty of time left to throw us another belter.
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    Why is Jon's name Aegon?

    Yep, it is. But Ned would have adapted the name.
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    Why is Jon's name Aegon?

    I always assumed it was going to be Aegon. Aegon -->Gon---> Jon.
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    [Spoilers] EP707 Discussion

    Probably not. But it could be like Stannis (no on screen death).
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    Everyone along the Texas and Louisana Coast stay safe

    Now awaiting the next facpalming tweet from PotUS in response to unprecedented natural disaster.....
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    Everyone along the Texas and Louisana Coast stay safe

    Pictures from Houston are grim. And there are probably at least two more days of rain to come.
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