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The Old Man

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  1. Hi there,

    Apologies for that! It was actually not referring to your good self, it was the MariaDB database being rude to Apache, the web server!

    I normally get 1000 StatusCake alerts if the site is down for more than a few minutes, but technically it was up, so I wasn't aware.



  2. On 2/28/2022 at 4:59 AM, Gotham Gal said:

    You'd think the ad agencies would realize there's a law of diminishing returns, but I guess not.

    I love that!

    Sometimes, (at bandcamp 😉), if I download a show from on demand/catchup service that I didn't record, it has no ads at all, and I'm left pleasantly surprised, all warm and fuzzy that my expensive subscription was enough! I just get the little idents with no ads between them. Happens on Discovery HD a lot.

  3. That's a shame, I hope it gets further availability.

    I just finished watching all 4 seasons of The Bridge (the original Swedish/Danish version) after watching the 2 season US version. Both were absolutely excellent and just as original, intriguing and well written as The Tunnel (the UK version of the Swedish version (phew!) I saw years back). So many twists and turns! The first opening 10 mins of The Tunnel still blows me away.

    I either forgot or didn't realise but S1 of Der Pass was based on S1 of original Swedish/Danish The Bridge (itself based on an acclaimed book), so I'm keen to see if there are more elements, each version has its own interpretation and story as well as the original premise.

    All of these are worth watching in their own right if you've not discovered the genre yet and the subtitles don't detract at all.

    PS. Avoid Wikipedia and it's rotten spoilers policy if you intend to watch any of these related shows, they will spoil them for you. :Grrrrr:

  4. Hi both,

    Good question! I like polls too!

    A mix here. Amazon Prime/Video, Sky which provides a mix of satellite and on demand streaming. I keep wanting to bin Sky off, it's so expensive now, and stick with Amazon and get Netflix instead.

    I only tend to watch the news live these days, huge respect and crush on the BBC's Martine Croxall, but also because the amount of ads and ad breaks is crazy! You have to skip them on 30x fast forward!

    Still have my beloved DVD shelf, of course. Never bought a Blu ray player, availability of streaming and satellite HD kind of beat me to it. If it's not on TV in HD, I no watch. 

    My 42" plasma is now quite old, but still has awesome 1080p picture but it's full HD, not 4K. My Sky box isn't the newer Sky Q 4K version either.

    I could watch in 4K on my PC monitor, but never do as it's not got a USB sofa attached to it and Amazon Prime doesn't support 4K on their Windows 10 app. 4K YouTube content is stunning though!

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  5. Great news, Season 2 of Der Pass appeared this week!
    All episodes downloadable on Sky On Demand/Now TV if you have access to it.

    Can't wait to see if it's as good as the first season! Apparently it takes place a year after S1, so I'm hoping there's more breathtaking visuals of those snowy Scandinavian forests and mountains (and creepy ass antler wearing weirdos aplenty).


    Episode Summary


    German thriller, starring Julia Jentsch and Nicholas Ofczarek. One year on from the events of the Krampus case, junior police officer Yela Antic finds herself working under the guidance of Ellie Stocker





    The trailer is below, in Deutsch of course...

    @hobbeschild I'm sorry you didn't get a reply to your post, I completely missed it. I'd have to rewatch S1 to remind myself and be sure but I think you're correct. Hope you get to see S2, this and Absentia are unmissable.


  6. Libby,

    How on earth did you scan all those transcript pages? Did you have a high scanner with auto sheet feeder or something? Any tips?

    I've never scanned my COFB scripts due to the time it would take, but it just dawned on me that the HP color laser/scanner printer magizmo I bought when I got made redundant in 2017 might be able to speed up the process. It's a big heavy beast gathering dust next to my PC in the attic, so I'll check it out.

  7. Thanks Libby! I'll get them uploaded here for posterity. The link worked fine btw.

    I did a search earlier today for scripts and there were a lot of posts, discussion and info surrounding many of the results. I've added tags to them so they'll be easier to find, pop up in the similar content widgets etc. Brought back a lot of TIWWA memories, both good and sad (Erin & Joe).

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  8. These scripts are excellent, thanks for the upload Libby! It must have been pain staking working scanning each page.

    I didn't realise we were talking about the actual scripts. I have a couple of these but I thought it was something different again, perhaps the pink or blue versions that are mentioned on the TEOTWAWKI front cover. I know one of them refers to shooting locations. If you look back at photos of Lance's collection that he sold via Sue Myatt, you can see some of them. I wish we could have scanned them all first, his were covered in handwritten notes, written by the legend himself.

  9. No worries, sorry for the delay!

    I tried that link again and it doesn't work for me, on my ipad nothing happened and now on my PC, I just get a page of characters and error messages. Perhaps they'll sort it.
    I know Libby will still have the files she uploaded, she is very meticulous.

    BTW, would you be interested in sharing the ones you have with the community and future searchers?

    If so, I can set up a dedicated area in the Downloads section for them. You could upload them yourself or send me a link and I'll happily do it for you.

  10. Hi @Spedis Owl

    Hope you're well! I tried to rescue them from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, but that thing rarely works and is so slooooow. It seems to have a single page for each season with no actual links inside, just text suggesting it once did.

    To be honest, our wonderful @Libby is your best bet, she may be able to upload the Dropbox files again. I know she got very busy with her new grandchildren and I guess sort of retired from the site, although I think she still drops by occasionally to say a hello. I've tagged her here so who knows, we may get lucky for Christmas and see her!

    I'd be happy to upload them here into our Downloads manager, or a forum, but I just don't have them, and again TBH, I'm unsure of the difference between a shooting script and a normal script sent out to the cast and crew.

    We obviously have all of the MLM Transcripts, and I have a couple of original paper scripts I managed to buy many years ago.


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  11. I read and appreciated the thoughts offered in this article by Christopher Pilbeam named This Is Who We Are: Queerness In Millennium published yesterday at 25YearsLater; so I thought I'd share it with you.

    Christopher offers a fresh and interesting LGBT+ perspective and interpretation on aspects of the series I've never personally considered that much before. Whether you are part of the LGBT+ community or not, it's a thoughtful and interesting read, and that's good. If it lets you consider or become aware of something new, it's even more so.

    I won't go into detail but in particular the focus covers the first and second episodes The Thin White Line and In Arcadia Ego, and other characters and mythology too. As soon as I started reading I was thinking about the Pilot episode and The Frenchman.

    Whether you agree with all the thoughts presented, some or even none at all, it's a worthy read and at the heart of it, I always love an opportunity to think and consider what Millennium means and is telling us.

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  12. Yes, I know what you mean! Sometimes I treat myself to a rerun or perhaps replay of the final episode of a series' preceding season. Just to refresh the old noggin if it's been a while. Happening more and more these days!

  13. Hopefully he'll get better and make a strong recovery. Sad to hear about that. 

    Bob Odenkirk is a very talented actor. I absolutely loved Breaking Bad and I've waited years to see Better Call Saul, I don't have Netflix. I know, I deserve to be flogged. Now I'm looking forward to it even more after reading your thoughts on it!



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