Saturday, 27 August 2011

"Gee, Mr Hitler..."

You know how I keep pointing out that Moffat's idea of "How to Do Drama" is basically an Indiana Jones movie? All I'm saying is, this would be a lot neater if Michael Sheard were still around.

Hmmm. On the other hand... let's look at this scene again. A gormless-looking boy-man with a bow tie fixation, being thanked by Adolf Hitler for obvious "shock" value, even though he's clearly out of his depth in Nazi Germany and we're used to seeing a real extra-terrestrial champion deal with this type of situation. Why does that remind me of something?

Oh yeah.

Doctor Who, 2011: all the wit and subtlety you've come to expect from a sixty-year-old Superman comic. Next week, River Song becomes Lana Lang by temporarily gaining a disfiguring mutation and turning evil.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Weekend Geek Quiz #2

I'm not proud of this, y'know.

While we wait for the plot of Miracle Day to get a f***ing move on, you can use your skill, judgement, and borderline-autism to answer the following. Which of these ten noted individuals is the odd one out...

David Tennant; Jack Davenport; Sean Connery; Ben Kingsley; Christina Ricci; Steven Spielberg; Silas Carson (the voice of the Ood); Alfred Pennyworth; Doctor Octopus; and Winnie the Pooh?

Answer, ooh, sometime fairly soon I should expect.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Weekend Geek Quiz

Not necessarily a regular feature, I'm just in that sort of mood.

What do these four things have in common?
(a) The TARDIS chameleon circuit.
(b) James Tiberius Kirk.
(c) Kryptonite.
(d) Jedi Master Quinlan Vos.

Answer on Monday, or - more probably - when you use the internet.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Torchwood, Week Three

To be fair to Jane Espenson...

...most of the last season of Buffy was dull, inconsistently-characterised story-arc filler as well. Look, she wrote "Band Candy", she can't be all bad.

So here's something stupid and irrelevant to cheer us up. Which is best, Sutekh or the Decapitron?

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Torchwood, Week Two

"Welsh On A Plane"

This programme is really stretching credibility. I simply refuse to believe that more than two black people work for the CIA.

Also, Sheldrake's morphic fields theory is science so bad that it's actually worse than saying "it's probably God or something" (c.f. "The Shakespeare Code", in which Davies-by-proxy is so paranoid about the idea of the Doctor believing in magic that he adds pseudo-science which makes less sense than interdimensional aliens having magic).

Nice chemistry, though. I mean the actual chemistry. I was tearfully reminded of Patrick Troughton making stinkbombs and killing giant crabs, although Troughton probably wouldn't have done the bitch-slapping.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Torchwood: Miracle Day

That was actually quite good.

Yeah... yeah, that was actually quite good.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

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