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After reading about Sarah Maldoror’s career as a brilliant women-empowering and anti-colonialist female film maker, I watched her lauded “Sambizanga.” It’s great. It’s not fun. 

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You make it sound like those episodes are old, but since I don’t recall David Tennant as the Doctor he must be more recent than all the ones I can remember.

There was a time you could play the game of betting people they couldn’t name all the actors who had played the role. People would set out confidently with Hartnett and Pertwee and all the other TV Who’s up to the most recent.

They always lost the bet because they would forget Peter Cushing in the movie.

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@Wilfrid - The show rebooted in '05 with Christopher Eccelston as the ninth doctor (boy watched that single season). And then Tennant replaced him as the 10th doctor. He actually made a re-appearance in the current season as well. (Tennant was followed by Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodi Whittaker, and now Ncuti Gatwa - it's scary that I don't need to look this stuff up, I actually know it)

What's interesting about watching the shows from the early aughts is that in some they deal with the concept of the multiverse although they don't use that term. And there's one episode where everyone walks around with ear buds where they constantly download information fed to them by a giant corporation that is intent on global domination.

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What is scary is that I know them from William Hartnell (I was a toddler I swear and would hide behind the armchair from the Zombies) through Sylvester McCoy. After that I give up.

I needn’t explore the impact of assistants like Katy Manning and Elisabeth Sladen on my development.

It’s marvelous that such a seemingly simple idea is still going. Also, whatever the theme music sounds like now, pause to worship Delia Derbyshire.

 

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Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple on HBO. This was excellent. He is a real Renaissance man (musician, songwriter, activist, and actor). He was a lot more than a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E street band. I had no idea that he originally organized the South African Sun City movement, (and wrote the song), and gathered all of these amazing musicians together, which played a huge part in the release of Nelson Mandela. He also advocated for Native Americans. He was fantastic in the Sopranos, considering that he never acted before. He only took the role because he was broke. David Chase saw him presenting on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and thought that he would be perfect for The Sopranos. His real life wife played his wife on the Sopranos. Little Richard officiated at his wedding! Percy Sledge sang ‘When a man loves a woman’ at his wedding. He also produced a play on Broadway that reunited the Young Rascals. A lot of great footage.

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2 hours ago, StephanieL said:

remember the Sun City single and music video.  N has a slightly more jaundiced take on its effect in SA. 

Well, you can’t blame Stevie for that🙂 At least he tried to do something with good intentions.

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11 hours ago, Wilfrid said:

And a radio DJ on Sirius XM’s Underground Garage. We would listen to it in Manitoba’s when Mr Richard was on it too.

 

He basically sold that Underground Garage concept single-handedly, all around the country.  

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Palm Royale. Love the cast, love the production design, not sure how I feel about the story. I'm two episodes in, and I'll probably keep watching when there's nothing else to grab my attention, like The Bear or House of the Dragon.

And Inside Out 2. The first one absolutely destroyed me - it's a little shocking how close to the surface one's inner 11-year-old is. This one was good, but not on the same level. I didn't even have to get out my tissues. Also, the "deep dark secret" thing, which I will discuss with anyone who's seen the film, but I'm not gonna bore everyone else with it.

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5 minutes ago, small h said:

And Inside Out 2. The first one absolutely destroyed me - it's a little shocking how close to the surface one's inner 11-year-old is. This one was good, but not on the same level. I didn't even have to get out my tissues. Also, the "deep dark secret" thing, which I will discuss with anyone who's seen the film, but I'm not gonna bore everyone else with it.

I loved the animation - particularly the reproduction of the hockey footwork (I know, SHOCKING!). I liked the movie a lot.

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16 hours ago, StephanieL said:

I remember the Sun City single and music video.  N has a slightly more jaundiced take on its effect in SA.  😉

So are you saying that N moved here because she was disappointed about the end of apartheid in SA but had hope for it to be instituted here in the USA? 

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2 hours ago, splinky said:

So are you saying that N moved here because she was disappointed about the end of apartheid in SA but had hope for it to be instituted here in the USA? 

Uh, no. 

I believe that she told me something to the effect that the Sun City track didn't have the kind of impact in SA that we think it might have.

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On 5/23/2024 at 11:37 AM, backyardchef said:

 I know the story ends on a depressing note.

I started the documentary a couple of days ago, and having been to the Stax Museum a few years back, I cannot get this thought out of my mind, and as a result I'm having trouble enjoying the early halcyon days.

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On 6/10/2024 at 7:52 PM, Sneakeater said:

Word to the wise (I saw it in a theater duh but now it's only available through streaming):  Hit Man.

You liked? The ending was somewhat troubling.

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22 minutes ago, small h said:

I started the documentary a couple of days ago, and having been to the Stax Museum a few years back, I cannot get this thought out of my mind, and as a result I'm having trouble enjoying the early halcyon days.

So much beautiful success and talent and diversity and love and so many moments of heartbreaking. 

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