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Old 14-10-2003, 14:49   #1
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Sapphire And Steel

Just bought this on DVD, both boxed sets, and had forgot how much they scared the bejeesus out of me as a young 'un.

Well, when I say a young 'un, I mean at the age of 15 (or whatever teenage year I saw them... can't really remember)

It's a really good series, despite being over 20-odd year old.

Anyone agree?
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Old 14-10-2003, 15:16   #2
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Great stuff.

"Heavy transuranic elements may not be used"

Oh yeah? And since when were sapphire and steel elements?
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Old 14-10-2003, 17:11   #3
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Watched them all a few weeks ago......most enjoyable.

Was wishing the boy in the first one would just go and get himself killed as he really got on my nerves with his constant whinning.....

Shame they're weren't anymore after the ending.....
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Old 14-10-2003, 17:15   #4
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The man with no face from adventure 4 still scares me to this day. Actually, the whole ring-a-ring-a-rosies thing from adventure 1 scares me too. Oh, and the haunted railway station in adventure 2.

In fact, all the stories have some element or other that makes me feel scared or very uncomfortable.

The one and only time this series was aired on 'normal' telly (i.e. not satellite), it was shown at prime time (7pm-ish) on ITV. How times have changed - this series would never even get made in today's risk-free TV climate.
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Great TV programme
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I remember it and it was weird and haunting.
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Genius - ’nuff said.
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I don't know, the genius of sapphire and steel can never be overstated! How to make a spotlight scary...
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I've quite fancied getting this, but £34 each puts me off - thats at Play and Amazon - does anyone know where I can get it for less, please?
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I've quite fancied getting this, but £34 each puts me off - thats at Play and Amazon - does anyone know where I can get it for less, please?
Approx £33 for the whole thing. Better quality than the R2 as well.

http://www.devoteddvd.com.au/shop/pr...oducts_id=3428

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Old 15-10-2003, 08:04   #11
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I've quite fancied getting this, but £34 each puts me off - thats at Play and Amazon - does anyone know where I can get it for less, please?
I think both series are available in the HMV sale at the moment i'm not sure of the price!!
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Old 15-10-2003, 12:30   #12
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I have very vague memories of this show as my dad used to watch it. I recall they had special gifts and there were others but that's about it.

So to a total innocent - recommended viewing?
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Reference books all say that the opening titles v/o is by David Suchet, so I suppose it must be -- but I can *never* get it locked in my mind that it's him, because IMO it sounds nothing like him.

That's acting, I suppose.
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Old 15-10-2003, 20:17   #14
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Approx £33 for the whole thing. Better quality than the R2 as well.

http://www.devoteddvd.com.au/shop/pr...oducts_id=3428
Lovely, thanks Jonathan....
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Old 15-10-2003, 20:23   #15
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A (mildly) dissenting voice re the stories in boxset 1...

Enjoyed assigment 1. Very good. No gripes.

Assignment 2 would have been great but wasn't it strung-out to breaking point? 8 episodes for a story which could have been told in 4?

Assigment 3 had some nicely creepy moments, but the whole animal-rights thing at the end irritated me. What was the point being made here? We should all stop wearing leather shoes and stuffing our pillows with feathers? (I can't help wondering if Lumley had some input into this story...)

I have boxset 2 but haven't watched it yet.
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