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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #150 on: December 03, 2008, 09:43:09 am »
I would like to see a bit more realism as well. The ex minister in her pressed white trouser suit and perfectly groomed hair looked a bit ridiculous. Even more silly is the state of those who have no electricity, how exactly are they managing to iron their clothes every day?

Having said that, I can't wait for the next episode.

Oddly enough, that was one of the criticisms of the original series, at the time - the fact that the cast all looked rather well kept.

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #151 on: December 03, 2008, 09:54:27 am »
It's still only been a few days... they aren't all going to be dressing in animal skins just yet. There's still plenty of soap, water and clean clothes around. The first winter (which they appear to be just coming to) would change things a bit. Remember this is a virus, not a nuclear apocalypse. Pretty much everything is (initially) intact apart from the people...

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #152 on: December 03, 2008, 02:05:16 pm »
I might have another look.  I just thought it seemed very derivative because I must have seen at least 2 or 3 films of viral wipe-out, with the obligatory empty motorway and street views.
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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #153 on: December 03, 2008, 02:10:42 pm »
It's good fun. Mind you I agree that they should be armed by now. I would be. In a society without police or an army you would need to be. A nice armoured car would be useful for trips to the shop as well.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #154 on: December 10, 2008, 08:34:47 am »
In fact, just getting Mr and Mrs Joe Average to consider what they'd do in a civil emergency is a brilliant thing.  Most people are utterly unprepared for even the most benign of events.  By the time you've got a Kerry Katona level scenario...

Yuk! Everyone pissed on sherry and eating blue coloured Iceland food.  :sick:
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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #155 on: December 23, 2008, 10:53:21 pm »
Is that it? When is series 2 out?

I am glad I watched and my youngest is utterly hooked.

But a little to sanitised for my liking, even the cars are sparkling.
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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #156 on: December 24, 2008, 11:10:29 pm »
Is that it?

Is it  ???

Just watched the latest episode on iPlayer... good tension at times. I'm enjoying the series although it is not addressing the practicalities at all.

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #157 on: December 24, 2008, 11:17:42 pm »
Is that it? When is series 2 out?

that's what I thought

(BTW to answer your 2nd question, next year, apparently the original went to 38 episodes but I don't remember more than the 1st 6)

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #158 on: December 25, 2008, 10:53:03 am »
38 episodes crikey  :o

Its about time they managed to get hold of some weapons. With so many threats that they were facing there is no way you'd go out foraging without some sort of defence .
When does the next series start then ?

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #159 on: December 30, 2008, 11:00:35 pm »
I've finally caught up - missed last two episodes while on holiday.

Only six episodes?  And we wait until next year for more?!? Ridiculous  Only in Britain...  ::-)

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #160 on: December 31, 2008, 10:38:12 am »
Only six episodes?  And we wait until next year for more?!? Ridiculous  Only in Britain...  ::-)

It's because the TV companies won't commit to something unless they have some idea that it will be popular enough... TV for the age of the focus group.

Mind you, I am not sure if the US approach is better. 20-episode stories which have no convincing story arc at all and just flounder about or pad things out until the climax (e.g.: Lost, Heroes). Oh, and then just cancel it mid-season if not enough people like it.

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #161 on: January 08, 2009, 01:36:18 am »
As usual I spend half the time watching this mentally screaming "Why are you being so STUPID??????"
They have all seen any number of PAW films. They know it isn't going to be fluffy Quakerdom. And yet, they all keep doing such stupid, stupid things, like the idiot boy running off to the Big City.
They all deserve to die messily.

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #162 on: January 08, 2009, 05:46:26 pm »
I gave up after episode 4.   If you've not seen it before, treat yourself to series 1 of the original production. Far superior IMHO.
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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #163 on: January 12, 2010, 08:22:02 pm »
Heads up boys and girls!

The new series (or part 2) of Survivors starts tonight at 9.00 p.m. on BBC1. 
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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #164 on: January 12, 2010, 09:52:38 pm »
9 1/2 minutes until deep tedium set in.

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #165 on: January 12, 2010, 10:02:16 pm »
Two weeks 'till the next episode :(
& crap like Corrie,Eastenders,Emmerdale et al are on several times a week >:(

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #166 on: January 27, 2010, 10:38:33 am »
watched it last night; apart from the medical background of whoever she is I don't recall much similarity to the original series

I see the "government" are back next week

who else wants to see the nasty pharmaceutical company all die horribly? (apart from the mum and kid of course?)

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #167 on: January 27, 2010, 12:40:55 pm »
My, hasn't Julie Graham got a sturdy pair of legs  :P

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #168 on: February 17, 2010, 07:45:43 pm »
definitely a top notch drama from the Beeb and eagerly awaiting series3; last night's episode was very sad and a lot more believable (apart from the "just from the salon" look they all still have after however many months with zero utilities)

can I BA to get the original 1975 series from the library? the clips I've seen on youtube look pretty dated

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #169 on: February 18, 2010, 06:34:48 am »
By coincidence I was thrilled to find the 70's original in the library just before the remake appeared. I watched it with the kids in a "this is the tv that daddy watched when he was your age" kind of way. Eldest daughter then requested the second seriesr for her birthday which I tracked down at great expense. There was a third series but I seem to remember loosing interest as a child once greg disappeared in a balloon. He left the series on account of the fact that he was more interested in the action/ adventure/blokes with shotguns in landrovers sort of approach. We were amazed when the remake then started to be advertised. The kids loved the remake at first but god it's frantic. The kids usually send a text as soon as they have seen each episode but now they are just hoping that there is a break from the fighting and guns and that they all have a chance to settle down. The last text said "I hate it". They didn't want the girl to die. I believe that the book had peter killing Abby in the end

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #170 on: December 20, 2010, 04:04:52 pm »
definitely a top notch drama from the Beeb and eagerly awaiting series3

or not; still no plans for this (apparently it did not attract as many viewers as series 1 and people were watching ITV instead)

I finally caught up with The Last Train a very similar ITV 6 parter from 1999 (on Veoh); in hindsight the latest Survivors borrowed heavily from it as well as the Terry Nation original

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #171 on: December 21, 2010, 02:47:23 pm »
The Last Train a very similar ITV

I saw the first episode of "the last train".  In fact I think I watched half of the second one too
It was poor
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