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.