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17 July 2008 @ 10:41 pm
Spooky ...  
I was just reading the TV guide, and this was the start of a review for tomorrow night's Spooks (a show that I have seen perhaps two minutes of):

"Environmental terrorism plagues MI5 as a group of activists invades the Thames Barrier, threatening to leave London vulnerable to an approaching tidal wave ..."

Well, it is an excellent plot.
 
 
 
calanthe_fics on July 17th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
ROFL. Yeah, saw that one!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 17th, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
I feel so ashamed that I channel cheesy spy shows. Still, better than George Lucas ...
(no subject) - calanthe_fics on July 17th, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Kieranfilmatleven on July 17th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
you didn't copyright that shit... why? =P

Edited at 2008-07-17 12:52 pm (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 17th, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
No, it's worse, they did it first and I just had no idea. Oh the shame!
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beatnikspinster on July 17th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! Oh my god! Too funny.

And... how to say this in New York-ese... Cha-CHING! Get a lawyer and your IP hit stats, baby. You just got bankrolled. ;)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 17th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
Alas, the episode was first aired in 2006. I did think it would make a good story in about 1990, but can't remember ever mentioning it to anyone. (It is probably the third thing that occurs to people looking at the barrier, after isn't that pretty and did they shoot Doctor Who here once?)


Bubbaabsynthedrinker on July 17th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
You always put a smile on my face. I think you probably did it better.

Peace,

Bubba
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 17th, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Bubba. And you have had TWO of my fave authors today! Am trying to marshall enough brain power to comment intelligently over your way.
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snottygrrl on July 17th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
okay, i refrained from commenting on your last post even though i wanted to because i was supposed to be in bed an HOUR ago, but i had to tell you that i work with a woman who is married to the head writer of spooks (i've never seen it) and i've met him. nice enough bloke. [*nods*] i think you'd like him. after all, you do seem to think up the same plots :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 17th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
(Does his current project have either shagging wizards or medieval mysteries?)

Yes, we should hang out, but only after I've hung out with you!
libby_drew on July 17th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
It's lacking something. An planet-destroying asteroid collision and killer plague, perhaps?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 17th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
Oh you Americans ...
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down the hills and round the bendsnorton_gale on July 17th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
Oooh, now where have we heard that before? ;)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 17th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
Hey! It occurred to me today, His Dark Materials is actually steampunkish, too.
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maggiemarguerite_26 on July 17th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
hahaha! Are you kidding?

You should totally slam those writers for stealing excellent plots and then chopping out the hot man sex.
:D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 19th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
It looked like we were going to get a bit for a moment there, but then they started shooting instead. Bastards.
It's a Deensedeensey on July 18th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
I should really loan you the box set. It's a lovely show.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 19th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, I will steal your DVDs for a change, and then forget to give them to you every time you come over ... oh, hang on, I've already done that ...
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Meredythmeredyth_13 on July 18th, 2008 08:06 am (UTC)
hehehe... I am currently working my way through season two of Spooks and about to embark on S3. It's kind of like spy candy - you know it's not good for you and has no real nutritive value, but you just kind of keep shoveling it in anyway, and still manage to feel good about it.

*hugs*

*pets you for natural brilliance*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 19th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
I am told it has hot men, that makes almost anything worthwhile.
grey_hunter on July 20th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Yanno, last time I thought there was something... well, I hesitate to use the word intelligent... in the TV, it turned out to be a time-travel-into-the-past fic in which the main crisis involved those who remained in the present as they had to hurry up and repair the time machine in time for their people to be able to return. Um.