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14 May 2008 @ 02:20 pm
QI + LOM  
Went to my first QI filming on Monday, which was excellent fun! Actually, I found it funnier to watch than the other things I've seen filmed, namely HIGNFY and the Friday Night Project. I think it's because it was a lot more effortless than either of the others, with less pick-up shots etc. Also, the main filming was about an hour and a half, which I barely noticed passing, and that's a rarity at these kinds of things. Jimmy Carr is fantastic, for those who don't already know.

Also, the warm-up act was much gentler, the humour in keeping with the show. It's nice that they didn't try and whip us into a frenzy, like they do at the other shows.

Best bit? Stephen bantering with Alan - naturally :) Stephen won't have Alan 'palm him off with margarine'.

I'd pay to see that...

And in other news, thanks to gritkitty and communicator I've had a look at the US Life on Mars trailer. It's not so bad - although they haven't changed as much as I thought they were going to - the look is right - much more American, but the lines seem really similar. I'm not sure how that will work for an American audience?

Also, I'm sorry, as much as I respect Colm Meaney, he's not a patch on our Phil. I can't see any knicker-wetting happening for him... :)
Gaspodegaspode on May 14th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Where do you get the QI tickets from ?
Valderys: Fry and Laurievalderys on May 14th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
I was invited by a mate with the tickets, but I'm sure I can get him to tell me now to get on the list. If it's like HIGNFY, you're informed by email when they are going to go on sale, and then you apply online.
colouring outside of the lines: ftw!light_the_sky76 on May 14th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
You saw QI being filmed> That's amazing, I'm jealous :)

Valderys: Captain John - did I mention I'm armed?valderys on May 15th, 2008 08:00 am (UTC)
I've looked into it now, you have to register with Applause Store and then you can apply for tickets to all sorts of shows... If you're near London it's well worth it as cheap night out! :)
Katlinel the Darkeyed: Queen Alice by Tennielkatlinel on May 14th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
The QI filming sounds lovely!

Stephen won't have Alan 'palm him off with margarine'.

I couldn't resist the Alice quote:'It was the best butter.'

I'm not sure that Colm Meaney can pull it off (snerk) either. However, if they'd cast Alexander Siddig as Sam Tyler, they could have totally made the 'unhealthy obsession with male bonding' line work.

Valderys: Fry and Laurievalderys on May 18th, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
Now, if it had been Colm and Alexander, I would have much happier! :) Or Andrew Robinson - Garak chap, that would have worked too!
waitin' round the bend: eng: fangirl squeeir0nically_no on May 14th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
ngfh *is jealous*
Lol, I'd love to go to a QI taping. Man.

Also, ooh - LoM trailer...
Valderys: Fry and Laurievalderys on May 18th, 2008 09:04 am (UTC)
Well, if you sign up with Applause Store, you'd have a good chance, but be aware that you have to queue for ages to be certain of getting a seat on the day. They always give away more tickets than they have places for.
Sarahmorganmuffle on May 15th, 2008 09:10 am (UTC)
I haven't seen a QI filming since the first series but I think it probably has an advantage over HIGNFY in the person of Stephen... or rather in the fact that they have a regular host who knows how to keep things moving and whilst he doesn't keep them in check exactly he does, I'd imagine, keeps some control over the way the programme/filming is going.
Valderys: Fry and Laurievalderys on May 18th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
I think four out of five of them are incredibly experienced at the format, so I do think that probably helped! Not to dis HIGNFY though, they have all sorts of adverts etc to shoot too, which doesn't help!
my wings are like a shield of steel: not a professional soulmatebuckle_berry on May 16th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
oh, stephen and alan. *sigh*

i knew they were remaking life on mars, but watching the trailer...it still just seems really jarring.
Valderys: Life on Mars - Grumpy and emovalderys on May 18th, 2008 09:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's hard to picture really. I may give it go, or I may find it too jarring, but I will try, because that seems only fair.