A Conversation for 'Angel' - the TV Series

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Peet (the Pedantic Punctuation Policeman, Muse of Lateral Programming Ideas, Eggcups-Spurtle-and-Spoonswinner, BBC Cheese Namer & Zaphodista)

Very concice yet complete!

My favporite "Angel" Quote:

Evil Psychiatrist: "So, What were your parents like?"
Angel: "Not Bad;" (Transforms to vampire) "Tasted like Chicken..."


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Post 2

Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession

I agree. This was well done. smiley - smiley


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Post 3

Researcher 33337

Ahhh, but the master of great lines was doyle. Angel was classic for great moments, two from the pilot which had me gutting myself were angel jumping into teh wrong car and doyle crashing teh car into the gate and the gate staying. Classic


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Archangel Tweetie (01/06/02...)

Well, I think all four characters have fantastic lines, but the funniest thing on the show was, without a doubt, the teaser sequence with Spike.
"Quick! To the Angelmobile!"
Cracks me up every time smiley - smiley


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Post 5

Researcher 33337

Hell, that whole sequence was great. "Not the hair"


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Post 6

Archangel Tweetie (01/06/02...)

Agreed smiley - smiley
I have to say- gotta get down and worship the Beeb. Good editing, late night repeats... they're gods compared to the sucky C4. Tonight's episode was pitiful- the bar fight, for instance. I haven't seen such shoddy editing in ages...


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Peet (the Pedantic Punctuation Policeman, Muse of Lateral Programming Ideas, Eggcups-Spurtle-and-Spoonswinner, BBC Cheese Namer & Zaphodista)

I haven't seen the C4 broadcasts yet - a friend is taping them to show in sync with the BBC's "Buffy". He mentioned the crap cutting too, but suspects that because it's part of the "T4" thread they may do what they did with Babylon 5 and show the uncut versions at 2am...?


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Archangel Tweetie (01/06/02...)

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Post 9

Peet (the Pedantic Punctuation Policeman, Muse of Lateral Programming Ideas, Eggcups-Spurtle-and-Spoonswinner, BBC Cheese Namer & Zaphodista)

Maybe the cut versions are cheaper to show...?


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Post 10

Archangel Tweetie (01/06/02...)

I doubt it- it must cost money to cut the episodes...
No- the pathetic ejits at C4 are trying to make it a mainstream show to bring in a bigger audience.
Grrr...


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Post 11

Researcher 33337

It's bad now, but at least it'll be regular. I'm actually surprised that teh olympics, despite live coverage at midnight, hasn't still managed to interrupt buffy. I was expecting the last part to be shown two months from now. The order will mess up the order for two parters but it'll be more skewed as teh beeb interrupt their shedule with international snot flicking again. Uncut would be nice though.


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Peet (the Pedantic Punctuation Policeman, Muse of Lateral Programming Ideas, Eggcups-Spurtle-and-Spoonswinner, BBC Cheese Namer & Zaphodista)

And you don't consider that they never showed the uncut version of part one of the graduation two-parter to be an interruption? Or the fact that, here in Scotland at least, they moved the cut part two from Wednesday to Friday?

The BBC have a policy of penalising those who like escapism. They regularly reschedule or drop sci-fi and comedy for the sake of sport - I'd like to see an overrunning football match just cut off short for once because it would interfere with a repeat of "Deep Space Nine".


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Post 13

DancingFred

I must admit I have missed the series on C4 so far (clashes with Robot Wars!) but watched it all on Sky1 earlier. I do think high qualitity programs like Buff and Ang don't suffer too much when bits are cut. Surely it's the witty script, identifiable characters and the anti-cliches that make the programs what they are not so much the blood and the gore and the violence and the killing..(Ahh who am I kidding?)


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Archangel Tweetie (01/06/02...)

I'm not saying that the Beeb don't treat Buffy badly. But they edit so well that it's not really noticable. I doubt, for instance, that they would have edited Doyle's "lazy sow" comment.
Quick tip BTW- if you get digital, there's no regional difference. I got to see Graduation Day 2 on Thursday along with England smiley - smiley


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Post 16

Archangel Tweetie (01/06/02...)

Well, I'm currently being optimistic... I reckon C4'll come round...
As for Buffy being small- it's consistently in BBC2's top five shows, if not top three, and is more than often their highest-rated drama.
Then again, look at what they do to the Simpsons, and that's their most popular show...
You know what really irritates me- I can just about handle the T4 presenters on Sunday morning, when I can't really be described as compus mentus. But on Friday evening, they drive abso-bloody-lutely insane...


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Post 17

Researcher 33337

I know what you mean. I do think channel 4 will come round. As for buffy, I know its huge, the beeb, well. And I actually have to say that teh beeb is really bad with the simpsons, either all repeats or on so much it drives you nuts. And the T4 presenters. god I'm gald I have sattleite and can watch something other than T4 on sundays.


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Post 18

Calvin

Uncut Angel on Ch4 early in the new year - so I hear from the newsgroups.


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Post 19

Archangel Tweetie (01/06/02...)

It's true smiley - smileysmiley - smileysmiley - smiley
Which is why (VERY IMPORTANT INFO) C4 are showing double bills of Angel from a wekk on Friday, starting at 5.25. I dread to think how many people are gonna miss the first one- particularly as it's "Sense and Sensitivity"- v funny episode smiley - smiley


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Post 20

Researcher 33337

Thank god for the videos eh? Guarenteed uncut and when you need to see them.


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