I was really pleased to see all the episodes of Star Trek Voyager come to CBS action. Watching them again from the beginning is just great, and as they’re on daily I can watch them in pretty quick sequence, although they do build up if I don’t watch them soon enough.
I just had to see the whole of Blake’s 7 again. I don’t know why, I just got it into my head that I really wanted to see it all again. So I’ve started right from episode 1 and my plan is to work my way through the lot.
After that I might even go on to listen to some of the newer Big Finish CD stories.
One of my all time favourite episodes, it’s excellent and very unusual for Star Trek, but lots of fun. I’m really enjoying the re-runs of Star Trek. Apart from seeing lots of episodes that I love there’s also quite a few that I’ve never seen, or at least that I can’t remember.
One of the most famous Star Trek episodes. Yes, it’s funny, yes, it’s a bit silly, but it is a huge classic, and it can’t be ignored. After all, it inspired follow up episodes in the animated series and in the Deep Space 9.
What an enormously enjoyable show. I haven’t laughed so much in ages and ages. He was completely awesome, most especially when he sang songs from his new album, although perhaps sung is the wrong word. My favourite of course being his rendition of the sex pistols ‘God Save the Queen’.
A completely classic episode, and an excellent story too. This has to be one of my favourite episodes of all time, this and of course the excellent “Piece of the action”, but this one is famous for Joan Collins being the guest star, and she did a very good job of it too.
Even now it stands up well, or at least I think so anyway.
I watched this the other day. Certainly not one of the best Tom Baker stories, but it is ok. Interesting to see the documentary about the making of the story, and especially the t-shirts they had designed at the end of the filming.
Good to watch, not the greatest execution, but a good story nonethless.
Well I think I’m finally past the point that I’d seen any of these episodes before. Although things keep cropping up and I wonder if I’d seen that bit of the series or not. I think I’d actually seen a lot more of the series than I ever thought I had.
But a lot of the story is making sense now, and even though it really is a massive story arc it’s very good. I’m enjoying it.
I was amazed to find the original Doctor Who on Netflix, so I had to take a look as I think it’s been a very very long time since I saw the very first Doctor Who. It’s amazing to see it again, and especially to hear the music again and think of Delia Derbyshire’s work in making that real.
Actually, when you look at it the story’s very advanced for its time. Also, the inside of the original TARDIS was a lot bigger than in some of the iterations of the Doctor. Interesting stuff to watch.
I’ve been using netflix on a month’s trial for just over a week now. It is useful, it is cheap for unlimited streamed video for £5.99 a month, but the big drawback is the quality and the consistency of the service. Sometimes it is just unwatchable. The picture quality can be terrible at times and then it just cuts out altogether, sometimes for several minutes at a time.
So, whilst it is fine for just catching up on shows on a small screen, like an iPad, I just wouldn’t use it on the big screen as I don’t think it would be watchable. So whilst I think it’s a handy service for catching up on things that I’ve missed, I can’t see it as being more than that until the quality improves radically.
As for the amount of material available, well, it isn’t wonderful to be honest. There are plenty of things I was hoping to find on here that aren’t, which is a shame, but maybe as it gains users in the UK it’ll improve.
I thought I’d give this a little look and see what it was like. I can remember watching the original series and it being amazing, so I thought I’d check if my memory was completely coloured by the 80′s. It was. V the mini-series is pretty bad by today’s standards. I’m sure that back in the 80′s we may have found it an amazing TV event, and it probably was, but by today’s standards it seems hard to comprehend.
I’m not entirely sure I can keep watching it really, but we’ll see.
Ok, just a few days into my netflix trial and I’ll tell you the biggest problem with the service. It keeps cutting out! It too me 21 minutes to watch the end of an TV programme that was 10 minutes long. Just because the service kept stopping.
Whilst that’s not the end of the world on a mobile device where I can do something else while I wait, if I was watching on a big screen and that kept happening with a movie, that would be unacceptable. I mean who would watch a 2 hour film if it took 4 hours to view?
I decided to check out Netflix to see if it was worth the £5.99 a month that they charge. So I’ve started out my trial today. My first look through showed that a load of things that I’m interested in they just don’t have. So that’s not a good start, but they do have a few things that I’ve been meaning to see or catch up with, so I’ll try it out for a while and see how it goes.
One thing I’ve noticed is that the picture quality isn’t always wonderful and the service cuts out on a regular basis.
Another totally classic episode from the original series. I watched this one last night, and it was great! Interesting to see how some scenes have been remastered and enhanced, like the shots of the ship.