Digitiser the Show

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PostDigitiser the Show
by Squinty » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:39 pm

I thought I'd make a topic about this to help raise awareness of the show. Digitiser was on teletext aeons ago, and it was always pretty funny and informative. I always looked forward to reading it. It stopped in 2003.

One of the creators of Digitiser, Mr Biffo (Paul Rose) went on to write screenplays for various media projects, My Parents are Aliens being one of them. He has now revived Digitiser via a kickstarter/crowdfunding thing, in the format of a Youtube panel TV show.

Is anyone else watching this? The first episode was a bit rough around the edges, but they seem to be improving. I think the 4th episode has been the best one yet. They seem to be hitting the stride. The show straddles the line between informative and outright ridiculous. Might be of interest to retro gamers on here.


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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by Tomous » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:53 pm

Digitiser was one of the highlights of my day back in the teletext era.

Will check out the show later.

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by Vermi-Claus » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:17 pm

I hope it includes Mr T's bins.

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by Peter Crisp » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:29 pm

Vermi-Claus wrote:I hope it includes Mr T's bins.


What would be the point without an update on the status of Mr T's bins?

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by Sleighamorph » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:48 pm

Didn't know about this but I'll check it out tonight I think.

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by Eat it Harvey » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:36 pm

Watched the 1st episode a week or two ago and though it was alright.

I've been meaning to watch the rest, but not really gotten around to it.

Reminds me that I need to revive the Consolevania thread with the YT uploads they've been doing.

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by ITSMILNER » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:20 pm

Tomous wrote:Digitiser was one of the highlights of my day back in the teletext era.

Will check out the show later.


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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by rinks » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:44 pm

Frrrrgrrrn crrrrnts.

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by Dangerblade » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:09 pm

It's pretty good, could do without Paul Gannon being so overpowering all the time (then again I'm kind of used to that with his other projects).

Also, I will never unsee the end of episode 4. Thanks, Larry.

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:13 pm

I loved it when Biffo brought things back with the Digitiser 2000 website and really enjoyed his Found Footage show on YouTube last year, but I have to admit that I really struggled to get through the first episode of this.

It's hard to translate the kind of humour that Digitiser had onto a show format and the whole thing was a lot more cringey to watch than I had expected. I'll give the next few a go as I've heard others also say that they improve but it's got some work to do...

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by Dangerblade » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:29 pm

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:I loved it when Biffo brought things back with the Digitiser 2000 website and really enjoyed his Found Footage show on YouTube last year, but I have to admit that I really struggled to get through the first episode of this.

It's hard to translate the kind of humour that Digitiser had onto a show format and the whole thing was a lot more cringey to watch than I had expected. I'll give the next few a go as I've heard others also say that they improve but it's got some work to do...

Oh every episode is cringeworthy in places, part of the charm I guess!

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by Mafro » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:44 pm

Thought this was cringey as strawberry float, couldn't manage more than five minutes of the first episode. Digitiser does't translate well to a video show. Thought that found footage stuff was strawberry floating awful too.

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by Squinty » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:57 am

Dangerblade wrote:It's pretty good, could do without Paul Gannon being so overpowering all the time (then again I'm kind of used to that with his other projects).

Also, I will never unsee the end of episode 4. Thanks, Larry.


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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by IAmTheSaladMan » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:22 pm

I've really been enjoying this and it's definitely getting better as it goes on. It helps that I'm already a fan of most of the contributors like Stuart Ashen, Octavius Kitten and Guru Larry.

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by Damian » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:30 pm

Vermi-Claus wrote:I hope it includes Mr T's bins.

You will not be disappointed.

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by Earfolds » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:08 pm

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:12 pm

The last 10 minutes of episode 3 had me in tears. Not that it was scripted, just Biffos reaction to the carnage that was unfolding. Essential viewing for that alone.

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PostRe: Digitiser the Show
by Damian » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:27 am

I like it, which is just as well as I backed it on Kickstarter. I think they've done a decent job of translating the original thing to the new thing.


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