Archive for the ‘TV/Film’ Category

The End Of Timennant

Saturday, January 2, 2010 11:20 10 Comments

Right, well, what can I say about the Christmas two-parter? Along with many others I have commented in the past about Russell T. Davies’ series endings, and how he’s seemed to rope in extra characters for sheer sentimentality, and not because they actually do anything to benefit the plot, and how there is a tendency [...]

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Russell and David

Sunday, December 13, 2009 7:20 20 Comments

I know that I’ve been critical of Russell T. Davies before, particularly in relation to some of the Doctor Who plots before — I’m not going to rehash old ground — but just because I think he’s not done everything right certainly does not mean I think he’s done everything wrong. The new Doctor Who [...]

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An End To Lineker’s Wimbledon-Watching

Saturday, December 12, 2009 7:20 187 Comments

And that’s it: the end of an era. Teletext’s news and information service is switching off on December 14/15. “Untitled Page” For readers outside the UK, teletext is — was — a text based service available through the telly. It had TV listings, news, sport and stuff all available to read, in chunky 1980s [...]

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Sunday, October 11, 2009 7:20 18 Comments

I’m not normally a massive fan of kiddie films. I do got to see quite a few, but this is pretty much because I have two small children. I have therefore been to see an awful lot of dross. There was Bee Movie, which I thought was the most tortuous ninety minutes I had spent [...]

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Doctor Who: The Black Guardian Trilogy

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:20 26 Comments

Dating back to 1983, the The Black Guardian Trilogy has just been released on DVD. It features three stories from the Peter Davison era of Doctor Who, including the companions Tegan, Nyssa and of course Turlough. For me, Peter Davison was my childhood Doctor Who as I remember it: I was too young to properly [...]

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Why I Love The BBC

Monday, August 31, 2009 10:14 41 Comments

The BBC have come in for criticism from James Murdoch of News Corporation, who said: …a “dominant” BBC threatens independent journalism in the UK. [...] “The expansion of state-sponsored journalism is a threat to the plurality and independence of news provision,” he told the Edinburgh Television Festival. The scope of the BBC’s activities and ambitions [...]

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Doctor Who Trailer Maker

Monday, August 31, 2009 7:20 40 Comments

This has been around for quite some time — indeed Stephen blogged about it over a year ago, but for one reason and another I never got round to playing with it before today. Basically, it allows you to choose from a series of clips, intros, pictures and sounds from David Tennant era Doctor Who [...]

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My Fifteen Books and Films

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:20 4 Comments

I was recently tagged by one of my friends on Facebook with a kind of a memey sort of a thing where I have to name fifteen books that I have read that will always stick with me, and also do the same thing for films that I’ve seen. In each case, we don’t have [...]

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Reynholm Industries Identity Card

Friday, July 31, 2009 7:20 32 Comments

If you’re a fan on Reynholm Industries — maybe you know Roy, Maurice or Jen? — then you might be interested to learn that you too can obtain your very own Reynholm Industries ID card from their staff intranet. Obviously, you can only access this if you have a staff user account name and password [...]

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Torchwood: Children of Earth

Saturday, July 11, 2009 14:20 17 Comments

Torchwood: Children of Earth saw the Doctor Who spin-off drama Torchwood, led by John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness transfer to BBC 1 for the first time. Rather than the standard one episode per week for thirteen weeks, this was one episode per night for five nights, seemingly stemming from a desire to do something [...]

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