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26 May 2007 @ 04:16 pm
80s sci fi is odd  

Sci Fi UK is having a UK sci fi weekend right now (btw - Ultraviolet starts at 6.50pm, if you watch it on Sci Fi + you can catch it after Doctor Who, it seriously is worth it. If you're in the US and caught the pilot of the US version - it sucks. The UK version is so dark and bleak.... it is so worth looking out for. I have it on DVD and watch it quite often.)

But right now the channel is showing "Day Of The Triffids". It's... odd. I flunked an English assignment in third year and was relegated to the foundation class for a rotation, this was the class that studied 'Day of the Triffids'. I missed that rotation (although my rotation in that class was 'Buddy's Song', the book that essentially launched Chesney Hawkes' one-hit-wonder career). I've never read the book. I've always been quite snobbish and seen it as somehow 'beneath me'. But I can't be arsed changing the channel right now and dude.... this is kinda freaky! Was everyone working in TV in the early-to-mid-80s on crack?!

*sigh*

So anyways, I'm no further on with my essay because bizarre 80s sci-fi is eating my brain.

But I did make icons.

 
 
Current Mood: stressedantsy
Current Music: Day of the Triffids on Sci Fi...
 
 
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: annie hall//forgot my mantra - mewhiskyinmind on May 26th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
From watching this I completely understand why it would be nightmare induing! (aside from the dodgy beards and ever-so-slightly-wooden acting!). It's genuinly... bleak. I think that's probably the right word for it, there's no sense that everything will turn out for the best here, it's a case of 'the world's screwed up, now what?'. Why is it that Brit Sci-Fi seems to push that dystopian view better than anything else I've seen? (*is in no way thinking of the cartoon of "When the Wind Blows" which still haunts me*)