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Hixee

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To be honest, I'd have been totally okay with that being the start of its own thread. That's fab.
 

Peet

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I just finished it, it's good to watch Helix on TV for an hour but the relentless over-hyping of the 3 enthusiasts throughout the whole programme is pretty nauseating.

They couldn't resist putting a bit on the Smiler crash in there too; it's like an unwritten rule these days. Definitely worth a watch though.
 

davidm

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Yep it's not bad ; lot of good visuals, but the faux-drama and the "coaster critics" stuff is all a bit of crap. (I like the idea of being a "critic" rather than a "goon" though, we should adopt that :) )

(did appear that it was originally produced as that MegaMachines series, but repackaged into that Rise of the Machines ; there was a bit of discussion over on the ECC facebook group (from the "critics") about it all last summer)
 

Hyde

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So Google built an entire dark ride promoting Google Assistant for the Consumer Electronic Show!

 

Hyde

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Hah, sorry for double post - didn't realize there was a dedicated thread!
 

Peet

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I just rediscovered this which I remember watching as a kid:

It has plenty of retro charm, some nice views of Thunderlooper in the background, and some interesting analysis (Jerk & Jounce) of Nemesis.

However beware of the extremely dull interviews, occasionally wrong physics explanations, and laboriously detailed analysis of every corner and drop of the Pinfari at Wicksteed Park!
 

Sandman

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Didn't really know where to put this one, but just a quick progress video on the new Pleasure Beach hotel (filmed by Cheshire & Lancashire news).

It looks a lot taller set against The Big One than I'd initially expected... perhaps it's just the angle or because Coasters was pretty small in comparison. No more Icon view either..

 

Smithy

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Ewwwww.

Cheers for that Helix documentary above, loved it. Ignoring the random bollocks about rating it, thought it was a great insight into the ride, operations, how it keeps them safe etc...Would probably have just enough cross-over appeal to get random GP watchers
 
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