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If you're thinking of me, I have smelt the "The Flying Scotsman" but never seen her in the flesh! In another life I was travelling back from Yorkshire and my service train was following in the path behind a special hauled by her. Every time we entered a tunnel recently vacated by the special we got the fully benefit of the romance of steam as it was back in the days of opening windows!
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"Non-Stop" 2014

Liam Neeson stars as a US Air Marshal onboard a hijacked plane, but is he the good guy or the hijacker?

Run of the mill thriller but ultimately too formulaic for me.

4/10 - due to my liking Liam Neeson as an actor.

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Back in the early 1970s I was a fan of the original Star Trek series but never really got into the post William Shatner era thus I not seen "Star Trek Beyond" (2016) until last night.
Entertaining enough but I still prefer the old TV series where they came in peace, you could always tell who wasn't going to make it the end of the show and Scottie could never get the ship to function properly. :mrgreen:
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Soon to arrive on Amazon Prime this month. My son was lucky enough to have worked on this as a prostethics technician in special effects.He enjoyed working with everyone involved and thought it was great that this was made into a series as he was always interested in the books.

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"Bosch" Season.1. (2014) Crime drama



Needing a bit of serious action after the "Baron Noir" I tried this strangely titled series - the name had put me off - I was pleasantly surprised and watched three episodes at one go last night. There are 7 seasons up to 2021, so plenty for me to get stuck into these cold, pub-free, evenings.
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Wheel of time has started (re: Kadmans post above) but I need to give it more effort. Thought I was going to like it as I love Rosamund Pike but in this I don't.

Anyway while navigating the crap interface that is Amazon Prime I came up with this which kept me amused for nearly an hour. The production is described as Network Indigenius - suppose that means its made by that Natives, not a bad job either :D

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The Continental Op wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:14 am Wheel of time has started (re: Kadmans post above) but I need to give it more effort. Thought I was going to like it as I love Rosamund Pike but in this I don't.

Anyway while navigating the crap interface that is Amazon Prime I came up with this which kept me amused for nearly an hour. The production is described as Network Indigenius - suppose that means its made by that Natives, not a bad job either :D

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I watched Wheel of Time myself last night and enjoyed it. Of course I was biased, as I was watching for all the special effects and prostethics that my son was involved in, and the great thing was seeing how all his hard work came together and paid of when you see it on the big screen. :)
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Del.Monte wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:34 pm "Bosch" Season.1. (2014) Crime drama



Needing a bit of serious action after the "Baron Noir" I tried this strangely titled series - the name had put me off - I was pleasantly surprised and watched three episodes at one go last night. There are 7 seasons up to 2021, so plenty for me to get stuck into these cold, pub-free, evenings.
I'm a big fan of Michael Connelly. I have either read or listened to all the Harry Bosch books and I have this series for streaming but I just can't take to it.
I don't know whether it's the serialisation of the story ( all the books were single stories with just the character of Bosch and a few of his colleagues continued) or the attempt to up play the bad boy image, but it just seems to plod along.
I don't like the actor who plays Bosch, which is probably a major factor, he just doesn't fit the character I have in my head and I suppose this is 90% of the problem with any film, when you've read the book or series of books.
Maybe I'll give it another try over the borefest that is Christmas as I like a good detective yarn and they are few and far between on the small screen these days.
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Finished watching Wheel of Time last night and still not impressed.

I think it might be down to not finding any of the characters particularly likeable.
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