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    Thread: Grey Literature
Post: Grey Literature

When I was active in British Archaeology, 1988 - 91, (gosh, that seems like such a long time ago!) most of the archeology was done by universities, or by county councils with their own in-house team. ...
evaine Archeology and Prehistory 6 1,307 April 19th, 2010, 03:47 PM
    Thread: Gerry Anderson's "UFO"
Post: Gerry Anderson's "UFO"

And then there were the string vests that all the submarine crews wore! (Even the women). I watched this as a kid in the early seventies, with my gran, who rather fancied Peter Gordino, the submarin...
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 4 1,343 February 20th, 2010, 02:04 PM
    Thread: How many Dr. Who/Torchwood fans?
Post: How many Dr. Who/Torchwood fans?

In this case it was - first of all, poor Ianto was hiding her from all the other members of the team in the extensive cellars, thinking he might be able to find a way to turn her back into a full huma...
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 15 1,801 March 18th, 2008, 11:57 AM
    Thread: How many Dr. Who/Torchwood fans?
Post: How many Dr. Who/Torchwood fans?

Well, we're up to about episode 10 of the second season of Torchwood, and I've been enjoying it rather more than the first season. James Marsters was great fun in the first episode - even though he wa...
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 15 1,801 March 17th, 2008, 10:13 AM
    Thread: Good King John, Magna Carta, and related Questions
Post: Good King John, Magna Carta, and related Questions

There was a radio series on BBC Radio 4 some time ago - I think it was hosted by Michael Portillo, the ex-Conservative Minister - called something like The Things We Forgot to Remember. In this parti...
evaine History 2 1,882 March 17th, 2008, 09:58 AM
    Thread: The Pern series by Anne McCaffrey
Post: The Pern series by Anne McCaffrey

Oh, I always liked Robinton, too - maybe I'll do that.
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 6 1,505 January 8th, 2008, 12:02 PM
    Thread: Really BAD Sci-Fi Films
Post: Really BAD Sci-Fi Films

Oh, God, august - Stella Starr! That was the one where the capsules containing enemy soldiers crashed through the windows of the space station - and the air didn't leak out, wasn't it? I saw it at a...
evaine General Movies 17 1,463 January 7th, 2008, 02:23 PM
    Thread: Stardust - my first thoughts (Some spoilage)
Post: Stardust - my first thoughts (Some spoilage)

Jonathan Ross's wife wrote the movie script - Neil Gaiman wrote the story as both a novel and a comic version (I don't remember which came first).
evaine General Movies 11 2,118 January 7th, 2008, 02:18 PM
    Thread: The Pern series by Anne McCaffrey
Post: The Pern series by Anne McCaffrey

I loved the Pern universe when I first came across it, too - but I think that after The White Dragon and the Dragonsinger series for younger readers, she really was writing them for the money rather t...
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 6 1,505 January 7th, 2008, 01:55 PM
    Thread: How many Dr. Who/Torchwood fans?
Post: How many Dr. Who/Torchwood fans?

With a name like Kerr Avon, you'd know all about cheap special effects! (I saw Matt Irvine once at a convention, and he was very amusing about just how cheap some of the special effects were - he was...
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 15 1,801 January 7th, 2008, 01:43 PM
    Thread: Really BAD Sci-Fi Films
Post: Really BAD Sci-Fi Films

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians?
evaine General Movies 17 1,463 November 28th, 2007, 12:02 PM
    Thread: 'Robinson Crusoe on Mars' - Restored Version by Criterion Video
Post: 'Robinson Crusoe on Mars' - Restored Version by Cr...

Adam West only has a small part, but it's a very good film.
evaine General Movies 2 885 November 28th, 2007, 12:00 PM
    Thread: Women philosophers circa 1000-1500 CE
Post: Women philosophers circa 1000-1500 CE

Several of my favourites here - though I do wonder whether they would have thought of themselves as philosophers. I used to worship in St Julian's Church in Norwich, where Mother Julian was an anchore...
evaine History 1 1,604 November 28th, 2007, 11:56 AM
    Thread: Can a knight **** without squire?
Post: Can a knight **** without squire?

Charlton Heston managed all right in El Cid, with buckles all down the back of his chain mail - and full late medieval armour didn't slow Uther Pendragon down much in Excalibur, either.
evaine History 5 2,237 November 28th, 2007, 11:51 AM
    Thread: your SF Top Ten
Post: your SF Top Ten

knivesout mentioned the Blish novelisations of Star Trek above. They're not bad - but they sometimes don't follow the episode, as he had to work with earlier versions of the script and hadn't actuall...
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 28 2,355 April 1st, 2007, 11:51 AM
    Thread: Doctor who
Post: Doctor who

I saw the first episode of the new series last night - great fun, a promising start for the new Companion, Martha - "...and did I mention the space rhinos?"
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 8 1,041 April 1st, 2007, 11:44 AM
    Thread: please help me
Post: please help me

Roger Lancelyn Green wrote a book re-telling the Egyptian myths for children. It was published by Puffin and should be available fairly cheaply second hand. He also did Greeks and Norse myths, amongs...
evaine Mythology and Folklore 2 1,945 March 17th, 2007, 10:16 AM
    Thread: Doctor who
Post: Doctor who

I just saw The Claws of Axos with Jon Pertwee - but the most fascinating thing on the DVD to me (apart from how incredibly sneakily the Doctor manipulated the Master into helping him) was the document...
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 8 1,041 February 25th, 2007, 12:29 PM
    Thread: Archaeologists vs. Collectors more on the debate
Post: Archaeologists vs. Collectors more on the debate

Darq Ali, thank you for calling me arrogant (above) when you don't even know me. Yes, I was trained as an archaeologist. I don't know what the legal position is in the US - I'm in the UK - but there ...
evaine Archeology and Prehistory 7 1,165 February 3rd, 2007, 01:15 PM
    Thread: Torchwood...
Post: Torchwood...

Here in the UK, we're up to the Scary Fairies episode - nice use of Yeats' poem Come Away, Human Child. But what was Captain Jack doing in British India in 1909?
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 14 1,315 November 20th, 2006, 11:30 AM
    Thread: How many Dr. Who/Torchwood fans?
Post: How many Dr. Who/Torchwood fans?

It's certainly given BBC Wales something to be proud of! The adverts for Doctor Who, in particular, on the Welsh BBC, make a big thing of them being made in Cardiff.
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 15 1,801 November 11th, 2006, 10:29 AM
    Thread: Dr Who - the new Series
Post: Dr Who - the new Series

Torchwood is being shown on BBC3 on Sunday nights, and BBC2 on Wednesday nights for all of us with only terrestrial TV.
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 62 4,599 November 5th, 2006, 04:13 PM
    Thread: Commentaries on "Beowulf"
Post: Commentaries on "Beowulf"

What about William Morris and George MacDonald (Lilith) as influences? Though I think CS Lewis was more influenced by Morris - the Silver Chair was a direct tribute to Morris's fantasy stories.
evaine History 28 3,955 November 4th, 2006, 04:10 PM
    Thread: Dr Who and the Timelords
Post: Dr Who and the Timelords

Of course, Doctor Who was originally intended to be a kids' show, while the Saint and the Avengers were meant to be adult shows.
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 14 921 November 4th, 2006, 04:01 PM
    Thread: Analysing Doctor Who
Post: Analysing Doctor Who

One of the "rules" of Doctor Who when I was growing up was "It's always safe in the Tardis". This didn't always work - occasionally something nasty would get in, but they did also have this idea of "...
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 3 689 November 4th, 2006, 03:57 PM
    Thread: How many Dr. Who/Torchwood fans?
Post: How many Dr. Who/Torchwood fans?

I actually remember the very first Doctor, and the new Doctor Who series is one of the few things I keep my TV for - and now there's Torchwood too, which is brilliant - and they've managed to make Car...
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 15 1,801 November 4th, 2006, 03:53 PM
    Thread: Dr Who - the new Series
Post: Dr Who - the new Series

Here in the UK, we've just seen the third episode of Torchwood, the Dr Who spin-off. It's set in Cardiff, around a certain interdimensional rift that the Doctor has visited before, and it has rather m...
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 62 4,599 November 4th, 2006, 03:47 PM
    Thread: Doctor Who
Post: Doctor Who

Latest episode here was fun - 1953, and everyone buying a TV set to watch the Queen's coronation. The period details were excellent, including the Doctor's Teddy boy hair style!
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 140 8,357 May 28th, 2006, 04:59 PM
    Thread: Firefly
Post: Firefly

Thanks, RobRoy - I'll go off and search my Buffy collection asap! And, Edsel, to me, the characters weren't so much rednecks as straight out of an old Western movie. Well, Jayne was pretty much a red...
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 7 801 May 23rd, 2006, 03:33 PM
    Thread: Firefly
Post: Firefly

Has Nathan Fillion been in anything else that might have crossed to the UK? He's pretty gorgeous!
evaine Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 7 801 May 22nd, 2006, 05:05 PM