Andy Lundell 🙄
I'm a virtual reality and game programmer, who's excited about games, technology, online comics. Currently I work on creating interactive haptic systems.
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4 hours ago
Andy Lundell 🙄
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@Taweret @Tau_Leonis

That's really how you would expect them to do it.

It's really weird that the British and French versions felt the need to re-invent the characters.

"A tinkering old man puttering around his shed? No. British kids won't understand that. Make it more relatable. Put it in a lighthouse!"

4 hours ago
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@Taweret @Tau_Leonis

HBO sure has changed since they made Fraggle Rock.

If they made it today, it would have a lot more on-screen fucking.

4 hours ago
Andy Lundell 🙄
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@Tau_Leonis @Taweret

Yeah, it's a bit unfair to single out Doctor Who. There's a lot of American shows from that era that are lost, too. And there was no reason to believe Doctor Who would be anything other than a completely forgettable sci-fi program with cardboard sets.

Fraggle Rock came out in the 80s, though! Home video was already a thing!

4 hours ago
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@Taweret According to the Muppet Wiki, the French and German ones have complete releases on DVD.

(Although they skipped a few episodes.)

It's just the brits who made episodes, and then lost them.

4 hours ago
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@Taweret I wonder if the French TV stations remembered to keep their tapes?

4 hours ago
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@Taweret
The tragic thing is that many of the UK episodes have been lost.

Most of them survive on fan-made VHS, but the broadcast quality masters were thrown out.

Between this an early-season Doctor Who, it seems like the Brits have a real problem with TV preservation.

4 hours ago
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@CobaltVelvet True democracy is only possible with ranked choice voting.

8 hours ago
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@Taweret Old school web forums have the best emoticons.

Here's the selection from the MuppetCentral.com forums :

The Statler and Waldorf ones would be the most valuable for me.

21 hours ago
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Really, it's their own fault for buying a house with a door-bell installed at toddler-height.

What did they THINK would happen?

21 hours ago
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RT @apLundell @Taweret I love all Fraggles equally.

Just like Jim Henson taught us.

21 hours ago
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@Taweret I love all Fraggles equally.

Just like Jim Henson taught us.

22 hours ago
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@Taweret There'd be more teeth.

22 hours ago
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Subtoot

@Taweret I don't see YOU holding the Sacred Chalice of Rixx!

22 hours ago
Andy Lundell 🙄
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@Taweret If I'd known we were going to have Wikipedia, I would have told my brain to prioritize differently.

22 hours ago
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@Taweret I dunno. That was ages ago.

My brain's entire storage capacity is taken up with pointless details of books and TV shows.

22 hours ago
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@Taweret I always assume that as a theater-goer I have a sacred duty to not make noise.

22 hours ago
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22 hours ago
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@Taweret You'd better not be being sarcastic! This is a great film and it's full of magic and whimsy.

And also podlings having their souls sucked out.

You can have both!

23 hours ago
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@CobaltVelvet Hello!

23 hours ago