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  1. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    Worthington's range is less, trust me. Watched the Hammer version of The Hound of the Baskervilles yesterday, and as someone at work said today, it's like watching a carry on film but with horror instead of the laughs.
  2. When you spend so long in the bath reading it's too late to cook anything so you have a cheese and ham sarnie for your supper...
  3. 10+1 (Ain't nobody gonna see that on a mobile...)
  4. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    Wrath of the Titans I don't think I've ever seen a film with so many wooden performances; Sam Worthington's acting runs the gamut from A all the way to A and the rest weren't much better, either.
  5. JRR Tolkien

    I'd be very surprised if the series was significantly different in tone from the films; this isn't a Game of Thrones prequel.
  6. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    I can't imagine that making a whole lot of sense!
  7. JRR Tolkien

    I don't necessarily see it as a bad thing. Tolkien wrote a whole slew of stuff around LotRs and in Middle Earth in general. TV/streaming may be a good way to explore some of the smaller stories, a bit like they are currently doing with Phillip K Dick's short stories in Electric Dreams.
  8. JRR Tolkien

    Amazon to make multiple Lord of the Rings prequel TV series.
  9. What's the weather like?

    I have the week off, and for the end of October/beginning of November, I seem to have lucked out with the weather thus far. Spent the day walking along The Solent yesterday, and actually topped up my tan (now an odd shade of off-white...)
  10. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Rivers of London is currently 99p on Kindle. Well worth a read, if you haven't already.
  11. Star Trek Discovery

    Well Magic to Make the Sanest Man go Mad is certainly the best episode so far, really enjoyed that one!
  12. Raven's Reads

    Three books in a month! Getting good at this! Sorry, I missed this for some reason. They were: Star Trek: The Final Reflection By John M. Ford This is the first Star Trek novel I've read (and finished) for years. I used to read a lot of them as a teenager and collected a large number of the Titan re-issues that came out in the late eighties/early nineties. This one was written in 1984 - pre-TNG - and has a very different take on the Klingons from what they would evolve into, but it did lay some of the ground work for what came later. I never read the book at the time, but it was mentioned as an influence for Star Trek Discovery, so I dug it out and read it. It's not the greatest book ever written, and it has certainly dated, but I didn't want to throw it out of the window as I did Star Trek: Forgotten History a few years back! One for the fans. The Furthest Station By Ben Aaronovitch The first Rivers of London/PC Grant novella (and from what Ben Aaronovitch has been saying, it probably won't be the last). Although looking forward to reading this, I was a bit wary as my previous, limited experience of novellas has largely been of stories that don't quite fit the format (they have either been padded or crammed/rushed). This one, however, was a distilled slice of Grant, and worked very for me. A good story, that makes good use of the characters and continues to expand the RoL universe. Also, from a book-geek point of view, it is a nice little hardback! Highly recommended. And yesterday I finished: Rivers of London By Ben Aaronovitch After reading the above I was inspired to go back and start re-reading the series again, and I'm glad I did because there is so much I have forgotten! Great book - classic novice in a fish-out-of-water situation. if you like your policing with a dash of magic and haven't read this, do so now. Highly recommended (and only 99p on Kindle at the moment!)
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    They are, you have to have made a certain number of posts before you can do it (not sure how many it is).
  14. Star Trek Discovery

    I want a Disco t-shirt.