Sunday, December 30, 2007

A New Year's Gift

AnnaWaits's Review of 2007 - downloadable from Megaupload.

I wouldn't expect this to be a regular feature... something you'll probably be very happy about once you've heard it!

I might delete it after a while. Not, as in Dean's case, out of copyright considerations... just embarrassment. :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Doctor Who: Voyage Of The Damned

I kept hearing that this was better than The Christmas Invasion (AKA The most entertaining piece of TV I've probably ever seen.) I thought it was unlikely and you know what.... well, it wasn't as good.

Nevertheless, there was loads to enjoy. It was a *stunning* disaster movie - fire, "peril", and a remarkable and surprising amount of death... I thought that the Hosts were a bit rubbish at first, but that scene on the rickety bridge when the motley crew armed themselves and played galactic baseball brought a huge delighted smile to my face. And Kylie. Yes, she may have veered from rather brilliant to rather awful, but who cares, it's Kylie and the Doctor. Kylie and the Doctor. I mean RTD needs a knighthood for the sheer audacity of it. There was the RTD classic rubbish denoument, of course, and to be honest it didn't really feel like an episode of Doctor Who; it was Doctor Who Does Towering Inferno - but then Christmas is the time to do that. This posts sounds a lot more negative than I mean, as I seem to recall a lot of problems with it, but be assured, dear readers, I loved it.

And am very much looking forward to the killer bees...

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A Christmas Gift from Dean...

And what a good one it is. Get it while it's hot, as it's only up for a week.

Merry Christmas all!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

BBC Christmas Idents 1980-2006

Wow, huge credit to bdavebaldwin for putting together these videos. You'll be surprised at how many you remember, and saddened that this year's aren't nearly so inventive as a lot of these.... I love the one where kids dressed as snowflakes are lowered from the ceiling - they're meant to look they then run around with the other snowflakes, but can't because of the harness so just flail their arms around. It's brilliant! (keep your eye on the middle one, part two, 5 mins 47 secs).

Part 1: 1980-1993

Part 2: 1994-2006

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Russell Brand

If you missed Have I Got News For You last night, definitely give the extended version a watch tonight. Jack Dee and Paul Merton seemed to be annoyed he was there, for some reason, but the fact was, he gave the show the shot in the arm (no pun intended) that it sorely needs at the moment.

Also, try and catch a repeat of his interview with Dawn French on BBC Four (Dawn French's More Boys Who Do: Comedy). Strip away the thin veneer of his exaggerated persona, and you find an intelligent, loving, interested and interesting man who just wants us all to get along.... awww.

This has to happen

Pullman to write for Doctor Who? Come on RTD - get it sorted!!

Pullman does mention the fact that Rose's ending displayed more than a passing resemblance to the HDM ending, but says he's 'flattered' by it. He might have been more flattered, you assume, if the similarity was acknowledged in some way, no matter how tiny. They should have named a zeppelin Pullman, I reckon.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Heroes Meets Torchwood

Clever bit of advertising from the Beeb!

(Via TV Today)


He's a font of media knowledge, dontchaknow :)

P.S. I am around, just been sorting out some open days and forms for postgrad places and stuff... but all's the same with me. Just talk amongst yourselves ;)