Recent content by Brian Kidd

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    Walt Disney Legacy Collection (project brainstorming)

    Yeah, I remember when Leonard Maltin was fighting tooth and nail to get the last couple of waves released. This was after Roy Disney had acrimoniously left the company over what he saw as Eisner's mismanagement of it. I remember because, up until that time, Roy had been the main cheerleader for...
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    Still no sign of Let It Be on Blu?

    Yeah. Should have clarified.
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    Still no sign of Let It Be on Blu?

    I mean, it got a box set release, but that didn't have any alternate/early takes. The actual film looked great and sounded great as well. Plus, the supplements on the Blu-ray were really good as was the book that was included with it. It also had a very nice reproduction of the mono EP. While...
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    Star Trek: Picard - Season One - CBS All Access - starring Patrick Stewart

    Wow. I mean, Episode 2 was a little inert for my tastes, but it apparently slaughtered baby seals in front of him and then made him wear their skins. That's the only thing I can think of that could justify this level of vitriol.
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    Star Trek: Picard - Season One - CBS All Access - starring Patrick Stewart

    Yeah, he was an incredibly creative, but deeply-flawed human being.
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    Star Trek: Picard - Season One - CBS All Access - starring Patrick Stewart

    Yeah, that novelization is crazy, but uniquely Roddenberry. He sure did love writing about the ladies. Not sure he'd survive in today's world. I really enjoyed the book once I decided to accept it on its own terms. But, wow, is it... different.
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    Star Trek: Picard - Season One - CBS All Access - starring Patrick Stewart

    I think it's because EMH's are simply computer programs with a sophisticated user interface. They can only function in a limited area outfitted with the proper light-emitting equipment and can also be caused to "cease to exist" with a command. Synths are hyper-strong and intelligent physical...
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    Star Trek: Picard - Season One - CBS All Access - starring Patrick Stewart

    Looks like not much has changed, unfortunately.
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    Star Trek: Picard - Season One - CBS All Access - starring Patrick Stewart

    I don't believe CBS All Access offers HDR programming. It does have HD and 5.1 sound, though.
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    Star Trek: Picard - Season One - CBS All Access - starring Patrick Stewart

    I loved the first episode. It's so wonderful to see Star Trek return to being about ideas, rather than focusing purely on plot and action. Some folks have a problem with Starfleet breaking down, but I think it's logical (pardon the pun) and relevant. Starfleet was always about respecting a...
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    Help Save Abbott & Costello's AFRICA SCREAMS!

    I watched a couple of episodes that I found on YouTube. They were quite funny. Certainly dated in a lot of ways when it comes to gender roles, but that was the time in which they were produced.
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    Help Save Abbott & Costello's AFRICA SCREAMS!

    Alas, they weren't airing in rural WV during the 70's and 80's. I watched Hold That Ghost for my first A&C film. It was delightful. While it took a while to get started because of the unnecessary musical numbers (I guess Ted Lewis is an acquired taste.), once the actual plot took over it was a...
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    Help Save Abbott & Costello's AFRICA SCREAMS!

    Question: Having never seen any Abbott & Costello outside of their "Who's on First?" routine, what films are their best? I really want to see a few before Africa Screams comes out. I noted that in the most-recent Nitrateville podcast, either Bob or Ron Palumbo (forgive me for not remembering...
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    Help Save Abbott & Costello's AFRICA SCREAMS!

    Squeaked in just under the wire! Thank goodness my paycheck went in today. :) Can't wait to see the results. Thanks for all the wonderful work that the 3D Film Archive has done over the years to bring these older films back to life.
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    Help Save Abbott & Costello's AFRICA SCREAMS!

    That is (probably was?) a beautiful building.