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Steve
28th August 06, 04:07 PM
I stumbled onto this show last night. I had heard about it and then promptly forgot all about it until I saw it around midnight on the SciFi channel.

Wikipedia link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garth_Marenghi%27s_Darkplace).


The series' premise is that in the mid-1980s, Garth Marenghi and his publisher Dean Learner made their own TV series on a shoestring budget. Set in Darkplace Hospital in Romford, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace tells of the adventures of Dr. Rick Dagless, MD, as he fights the forces of darkness while simultaneously coping with the pressures of running a modern hospital. In spite of the programme's obvious flaws wooden acting, cringeworthy scripts and amazingly poor special effects, to name but three both Marenghi and Learner still regard the series as a masterpiece. But nobody else does, which is why it's taken nearly 20 years to reach the screen.

Beginning of the episode that I saw last night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke-LsUwBukM

Link to other Darkplace clips, including episode 2 in it's entirety (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=GARTH+MARENGHI%27S+DARKPLACE&search=Search).

Fantastically funny show! Anyone else seen it?

Truculent Sheep
31st August 06, 08:56 AM
I have! Especially the episode that somehow conflates AIDS with broccoli.

EDIT: It's coming out on DVD!!!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000EU1P1Y/026-4648401-0962840?v=glance&n=283926

Steve
31st August 06, 11:28 PM
I saw that it was coming out on DVD!

I'm glad someone else here knows what I'm talking about...

Aaranar
1st September 06, 12:01 PM
I caught a bit of it a few nights ago. It reminded me of the old Orvil Ketchum horror movies for some reason.

I was more interested in The Adventures of the Amazing Screw-on Head.

Steve
2nd September 06, 02:01 PM
I caught a bit of it a few nights ago. It reminded me of the old Orvil Ketchum horror movies for some reason.

I was more interested in The Adventures of the Amazing Screw-on Head.

Yeah, Screw-on Head is pretty funny too.