Too Many Ideas - Archive for May, 2011

Nighttime Hailstorm

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

A photograph of the overnight torrential downpour and hailstorm with thunder and lightning from the bank holiday weekend just gone. You can see a few of the hailstones bouncing off the top of the street light as bright dashes flying away from it.

Blitz Film Review

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Blitz is a rare type of British film – the cop film.  They just don’t come along too often these days – our cops spend their time policing TV screens in all their variegated variety – to the point where Hot Fuzz was a pastiche of how a US cop film set in a small […]

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides London Set Photograph

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

In September 2010 on a trip to London I stumbled into the sets being built for the London sequences of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. It’s funny how your memory can play tricks on you – I thought I had quite a few pictures of […]

Doctor Who: The Rebel Flesh

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

The latest Dr Who episode The Rebel Flesh was a nicely done, solid story with nothing to complain about.  That’s a relief after the time I’ve spent on reviews for The Doctor’s Wife or Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  The Gangers are nicely realised I may be over reading one comment by the […]

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Review

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

I thought Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was a hundred and thirty-seven minutes of silly pirate fun. It missed some of the magic of the PotC: The Curse of the Black Pearl and lacked some of the elements that sustained PotC: Dead Man’s Chest and PotC: At World’s End. However better than some […]

Dark Reflections

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

I think this is the first time DarkDwarf and I have independantly taken photographs of the same thing for our blogs. Here is a shot of the Port of Liverpool Building reflected in Mann Island Development I took a couple of weeks ago but fell through the cracks of being busy doing other things.  Scarily […]

New Doctor Who Episode: The Doctor’s Wife

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

So was the new Doctor Who episode, The Doctor’s Wife, a return to the form of The Impossible Astronaut and The Day of the Moon after The Curse of the Black Spot last week with its rather damp powder?  Would Neil Gaiman writing an episode turn out to be a stunt to promote both the […]

RPG Second 11

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Or 11 Games every gamer might want to have a look at playing before they fail their saving throw vs. Death Here are eleven RPGs I love but that didn’t quite make the First 11 RPGs list mostly because I’ve not played them. Agone – I’ve never actually played Agone but loved the look of […]

Hardwick Old Hall Photograph

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The ruins of Hardwick Old Hall, Derbyshire, photographed from below through the hedge beside The Hardwick Inn.

Doctor Who: The Curse of the Black Spot

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Just watched the latest Doctor Who – The Curse of the Black Spot.  Very much in the monster of the week / concept based science fiction mixed up with pirates.  In theory it had all the elements to be a really good episode.  Unfortunately somewhere along the way something got lost.  I don’t think the […]

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