There is a rather annoying twat by the name of Ford Timelord. Here is his blog: https://fordtimelordblog.wordpress.com/ But! Before you waste your time clicking on it, read on and save yourself the hassle as most of it will fit on the back of a postage stamp!
His first page of any note just has a couple of JPGs. No dates or nuffink! Noob. So to save you the monotony of having to trawl through this one-armed bandit's break from his latest self-polishing project, here they are:
So what precisely does this research amount to? Bugger all. The guy's a putz.
His next post "TIE Discovery" is just reheated forum quotes from www.planetmondas.com and wherever - so skip that.
After that, his analysis is another equally childlike and pathetic (Hi Ford!) attempt which amounts to another couple of clippings, so here they are:
Sad, isn't it?
God only knows why Ford feels that his next post deserves to be split into two parts (one per clipping now?), but it's about TIE (Productions) Ltd. And here it is:
Did you enjoy that?
Part 2 of the post:
What follow [sic] are some examples of the material produced by TIE (Productions) Ltd.1) ‘Primary School Science – Support for the Teacher (Original)’This educational programme was produced in 1980. It is held in the British Film Archive collection. Details can be found here:http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web/Details/ChoiceFilmWorks/1500963522) ‘Churchill the Man’.A film produced in 1973 by Television International Enterprises. It reviews the life and career of the British politician and statesman Sir Winston Churchill. It was released in the USA by Pyramid Films. Produced by Peter Lambert and narrated by Douglas Fairbanks. Possibly held by the US Library of Congress.3) ‘Everest, Ocean in the Sky’.A documentary about an expedition taken in 1986, mounted by SAS founder Sir David Stirling to retrace the Mallory & Irvine route up the North-East ridge of Mount Everest. The resulting documentary was shot at altitudes over 21,000 feet which to that point had never been filmed with professional camera equipment.Undoubtably further programming was made by TIE (Productions) Ltd. Presumably the mastertapes or films were stored somewhere.TIE hub anyone?And there you have ladies and gentleman. All that build up for the final sentence, "TIE hub anyone?".
And for his most recent contribution we have this:
I have elided the beginning because it just wasn't worth repeating. He goes on:
And the following Forbes article is worth a read: https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2016/03/08/doctor-who-fandom-in-japan-has-definitely-regenerated/#6184d9063388
Specifically the following paragraph is of interest:
Everyone wanted to know more but it’s here a degree of frustration became apparent, while some of the classic series had made it to Japan during the 70s (dubbed into Japanese on TBS) much of Doctor Who’s lineage was still inaccessible to the fanbase here.
Doctor Who dubbed into Japanese and broadcast in the 1970’s? Yet no existence of this in BBC records? Maybe someone else provided the film prints.
“Konichiwa. Is that TBS? Do you have any old episodes of British TV series in your vault that you want to get rid of?”So there we have it. A stranger to punctuation, accreditation of newspaper clippings (what publications were these? What dates where they?) and worthy analysis, who is never in any danger of being relevant or interesting.
Well done, Ford. Once again you have proven yourself to be a monumental putz and waste of time
Cheers, you donkey felching fuckwit. : )
I believe the last clipping came from an edition of Advertisers Weekly in 1968.
You can find his blog here: https://fordtimelordblog.wordpress.com/
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