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     Friday, May 25 2007 @ 09:35 PM EDT
    I have re-viewed 42 several times now, and have reappraised my opinion of it. Yes it looks at the beginning that it is a rehash of Lost Planet, but this episode really takes off in the last 20 minutes to become a really great episode. I now have to say that it is the best episode this season so far.

    My question is not about Doctor Who, but about Star Wars, since this weekend marks the 30th annerversity of the release of Star Wars. I'd like to hear your take on that.

    I never watched Star Wars when it originally came out, because I thought it was a bunch of over hipped Hollywood garbage. I was sixteen at the time, and remembered that I was irked by CBC Radio airing a documentary on the making of Star Wars, and playing the radio series. What was Canada's public broadcaster doing, spending tax payer’s dollars on this American rubbish?

    Then in 1985, when I bought a VCR, I decided to watch Star Wars. I was completely blown out of my seat by the out-of-body experience you receive, when watching Star Wars for the first time. I have probably watch Star Wars 50 times since, just to try to get that out-of-body experience back again. The only other movie I have which more times is Koyaanisqatsi, and again it is to try and get back that out-of-body experience, when I did go to a theatre to watch it for the first time.

    I am now at Podshock 25.

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     Friday, May 25 2007 @ 09:38 PM EDT
    So, um, what was the question?

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     Saturday, May 26 2007 @ 06:38 AM EDT
    Welcome - and keep listenning to the Podcasts.

    I think a lot of people here got into SF with Star Wars.

    I remember having the old LaserDisc system and the first disc I bought for that was Star Wars.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Saturday, May 26 2007 @ 09:16 AM EDT
    In honour of Star Wars (personally I'm not a huge fan - give me Serenity any day) this pretty much makes me cry with laughter!

    here

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     Saturday, May 26 2007 @ 03:05 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac] I remember having the old LaserDisc system and the first disc I bought for that was Star Wars.


    Laserdisc isn't really that old, Dave. You wouldn't happen to mean the old Video Disc System, would you? The one that actually used a stylus on the disc to play it?

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     Saturday, May 26 2007 @ 05:30 PM EDT
    My question is that I would like the panel on Podshock to give thier take on the 30th annerviristy of the release of Star Wars.

    I must admit too, not being a big scifi fan, outside of Doctor Who, and Star Wars.

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     Saturday, May 26 2007 @ 07:07 PM EDT
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    [Quote  by:  daveac] I remember having the old LaserDisc system and the first disc I bought for that was Star Wars.


    Laserdisc isn't really that old, Dave. You wouldn't happen to mean the old Video Disc System, would you? The one that actually used a stylus on the disc to play it?

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    Yes Laserdisc - that was what it was called in the UK:-

    here

    Like this one:-



    Cheers, daveac

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     Sunday, May 27 2007 @ 02:00 AM EDT
    Lady look out behind you!

    Ah the good old days of Laserdisk!

    Yeah they could like what an hour of video per side? They actually had to edit SW so it'll all fit on a LD.

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     Sunday, May 27 2007 @ 09:30 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical] So, um, what was the question?

    I THINK the question was "What was Canada's public broadcaster doing, spending tax payer’s dollars on this American rubbish?"

    But that didn't really fit into the context as an actual question... so it's still a mystery to me.

    Sean.

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     Sunday, May 27 2007 @ 09:32 AM EDT
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    [Quote  by:  daveac] I remember having the old LaserDisc system and the first disc I bought for that was Star Wars.


    Laserdisc isn't really that old, Dave. You wouldn't happen to mean the old Video Disc System, would you? The one that actually used a stylus on the disc to play it?

    Pat

    Gawd, I used to sell those, back in 1983-84. Those disks were amazing! The grooves were so fine they caused a rainbow effect similiar to looking at a DVD.

    And they skipped like crazy. Still, though, I was amazed they worked at all.

    Sean.

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     Sunday, May 27 2007 @ 10:48 AM EDT


    Yeah, they're two different animals. I went the LaserDisc (LD) way. I amassed a large collection of LDs from the late 80's throughout the 90's when a little less than 10 years ago, I started with DVDs.

    A friend of mine had the (SelectaVision) Video Disc System. This was a vinyl video disc, much like a vinyl record. It was encased in it's own protective case, so you didn't see the actual disc that much. It used an actual needle to read the disc. While LDs are optical discs, similar to CDs and DVDs, and a laser will read them (hence their name). LDs also can contain a 5.1 Digital Dolby audio mix on them as well... so in the end, there were no comparison other than both formats were discs.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Sunday, May 27 2007 @ 10:57 AM EDT
    Reading this makes me wish that I had one of those Fisher Price video cameras that recorded onto audio cassettes. Apparently the quality was diabolic, but.... an audio cassette!!! an audio cassette, people!!!

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     Sunday, May 27 2007 @ 11:17 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Magpie] Reading this makes me wish that I had one of those Fisher Price video cameras that recorded onto audio cassettes. Apparently the quality was diabolic, but.... an audio cassette!!! an audio cassette, people!!!


    I have to admit, that was ingenious. Yeah, I secretly wanted one too. I already had a 'real camera' that used full size VHS tapes at the time... but man... like you said: on an audio cassette! An audio cassette!

    Actually, many fellow artists used these deliberately to produce grainy video to do video art shorts. Sort of a cheap way to get a desired effect.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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