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  • Rick Cortez
    Jul 1, 2011
      i'll order mine too, next pay period!

      Rick



      ----- Original Message ----
      > From: martin allen <zippytkat@...>
      > To: probe_control@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Fri, July 1, 2011 6:53:56 AM
      > Subject: Re: [probe_control] Diamonds as stepping stones
      >
      >
      >    Hi Geoff and all:
      >        Nice to know the PROBE disc is out and looks good. I'll order it in a
      >few days--no sense stalking the mailbox any more than I already am.
      >        One thing I gotta know--is that FULL version of the intro scene of Dr.
      >Laurent in there?
      >     There's a short line or two of extra dialogue (from the audio of the
      >network run), not in either cut of the pilot we've had from syndication, right
      >before Lockwood finally gets on the phone. You guys notice the diamond bumpers,
      >I catch stuff like this...
      >        As to how diamonds are used to gain power, I had to ruminate over this a
      >while myself, as I'm not ever likely to be in such a position--and then it hit
      >me:
      >         Diamonds are nothing more than a superior sort of trinket--the only
      >value they have is in what people put into them. They are used either as a
      >reward or a bribe, all sentimentality aside. And it is bribery that gives them
      >their ultimate hold over people--with the right rock in the wrong hands, you
      >gain access to the people who you REALLY want to talk to...
      >
      >         If they had been real, Hitler could have cared less about the Entourage
      >Collection. If he wanted the stones that badly, he'd have had one of his thugs
      >fetch them. He wouldn't have kept them for himself--oh, he'd have probably given
      >Eva the Austrian Yellow and maybe shut up Benito with one of the lesser
      >stones--like the pink one, but he would have used the others for influence
      >peddling.
      >          As the damn things fell into the hands of lesser Nazis at the end of
      >the war, you can bet that they were used, and used often, to bribe or seduce
      >whoever was necessary to exploit for the funds and equipment to keep the Fourth
      >Reich a going concern.
      >         I wouldn't be surprised if Frau Ullman and Herr Streeter pulled one
      >sort of 'pigeon-drop' after another over the years, financing not only their
      >Nazi buddies, but a nice lifestyle on the sides for themselves. (I bet we find
      >out 'Whitey' Bulger knocked off a few more people during his so-called
      >'retirement'--$800,000 cash when they busted him? He sure didn't win that
      >playing pinnocle)...
      >         In short, you can bet that the courier, last known holder of the
      >collection as the story opens, wasn't the first to die by violence where any of
      >these rocks were concerned--and I'm betting he was far from the last.
      >
      >     Martin     
      >
      >
      >
      > --- On Thu, 6/30/11, Geoff Willmetts <gfwillmetts@...> wrote:
      >
      > From: Geoff Willmetts <gfwillmetts@...>
      > Subject: [probe_control] Bridge and PROBE
      > To: "chat search" <probe_control@yahoogroups.com>
      > Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 7:10 AM
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Hello Dino
      >
      >
      >
      >       Re: wounding. It was like a black US
      > comedian on one of the shows over here talking as though we’d never heard of
      > Benjamin Franklin, although he did admit on earlier shows that he felt deeply
      > unintelligent compared to the others on the show over here.
      >
      >
      >
      >       Re: quiet authority. Oh, I’m very much
      > noticed. Just that I don’t have to flaunt it. People find it easy to talk to
      me
      > even without the manacles, as Rob Sawyer should testify.
      >
      >
      >
      >       Smith in ‘Lost In Space’ was mellowed
      > considerably from the opening episodes. If you had such a person with you on a
      > spaceship, the first place you would invite him would be out the airlock as
      > quickly as possible. If he’d kept that menace up, you would think all the
      > Robinsons stupid to even sleep in his presence.
      >
      >
      >
      >       Re: Matt Smith as the Doctor. There’s also
      > a greater understanding of what he is these days. Smith has an ageless quality
      >to
      > him which helps a lot.
      >
      >
      >
      >       Re: ‘The Beginning’ DVD set. There were
      > always hints from episode one that neither the Doctor and Susan were exactly
      > human although the exact physiological differences weren’t addressed until the
      > opening Pertwee story. It’s hinted in the Telos Books publications that Ian
      and
      > Barbara’s presence mellowed the Doctor’s nature into helping more.
      >
      >             Hartnell was also in
      > the first version of ‘Brighton Rock’ as a police detective, too. A lot of
      > British actors, especially back then were character than lead actors.
      >
      >
      >
      >             The American system,
      > and please any of you correct me if I’m wrong, tends to want to watch the lead
      >actor
      > more than the part they play. I can’t remember which part he was playing but a
      > director told James Coburn what he really wanted and his reply was , ‘You want
      > me to act’, and then obliged him.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >             Re: Man From UNCLE. The
      > boxset is a little pricey but worth watching. The first season is more cold
      > war.
      >
      >
      >
      >             Re: the Enterprise
      > bridge. Probably the closest to the US design I’ve seen was in ‘The Final
      > Countdown’ of the Nimitz, which was the real thing, and that doesn’t look like
      > the Enterprise. I think I need to choose my words more carefully. Being based
      > on doesn’t mean it was an exact copy. You have a captain’s chair and in easy
      > reach of other stations to be informed of what he or she needs to know to give
      > out orders.
      >
      >   From my perspective, I wouldn’t
      > even have a bridge if you have decent communication devices, because the
      > computer links would provide all of that but I guess you need a place where
      the
      > command staff can be seen to be doing their jobs, the equivalent of a bar or
      > surgery in standard soaps. All the Starfleet vessels have been vastly
      > over-manned.
      >
      >             As to voice loudness. I
      > thought on ship bridges, shouting also ensured that other officers knew what
      > was going on as well??
      >
      >             Don’t you find it odd
      > that a Starfleet is run as a navy when it really should have been given
      control
      > as an air force??
      >
      >
      >
      > Now to everyone
      >
      >
      >
      >             Watched PROBE last
      > night. Wrote my review this morning.
      >
      >             Odd things. I’m hoping
      > it was only my television but did the stereo theme music sound a little wobbly
      > or was I too far off centre to the screen??
      >
      >             We definitely didn’t
      > have both jewel switches on scene changes over here.
      >
      >             I thought Alfie Ryder
      > had a mostly non-speaking part here and only with he was in the restaurant
      > realised he had more lines there.
      >
      >             Can someone explain to
      > me how jewels can be used for stepping stones to power without actually
      selling
      > them off??
      >
      >             Can I hazard a guess
      > that it was Frida Ullman who delivered the Austrian Yellow to Streeter in the
      > States??
      >
      >             There’s always extra
      > things you can catch on repeat viewing.
      >
      >
      >
      > Geoff
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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