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Conspiracy X 2.0

Monday, October 16th, 2006

I’ve not been keeping up with gaming releases of late and I missed Eden Studio’s release of Conspiracy X 2.0 but I’m making up for it now and picked up a copy yesterday. Gone is the system from first edition that I liked but which wasn’t the easiest for players to grasp without reading the […]

A Quick Note to the Makers of the Next Robin Hood

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

I’m going to reserve commenting in detail on the new Robin Hood for a few episodes to see how it comes on. I’m also going to ignore that Robin seems capable of using a 2kg long sword as though it were a throwing dagger. I am going to however make one small suggestion to the […]

The Outsiders: Liverpool doubles for… Everywhere

Friday, October 6th, 2006

One of the fun things with living in Liverpool is playing spot the Liverpool location in TV and films doubling for other places. I watched ITV’s The Outsiders that I recorded on Tuesday earlier. Lots of Liverpool to spot including some interior shots that I’m pretty certain were done in the building at the University […]

Historical Novel Weakness

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

I have a weakness for historical novels set in the Napoleonic era. I’d not read any of Alexander Kent’s Bolitho books before. Their a good read but somehow they just make me wish C.F. Forester were still writing Hornblower.

Enough Robin Hood Teasers

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

How many teasers for Robin Hood did the BBC make. Seems like every name character from the legend has one. When do we get down to peasant number 6 and 3rd Norman soldier from the left?

Kim's new book Buying Mackenzie's Baby

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

My friend Kim Rees‘ second book, Buying Mackenzie’s Baby, went on sale earlier this week and has lept onto the publisher’s top ten chart. As I write this it’s already at number 4.

Spooks does A Very British Coup

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

A Very British Coup + Adrenaline + Lashings of Style = Spooks : Season 5 Episodes 1 & 2 I should have posted this last night and it is a little unfair as Spook’s plot wasn’t identical to A Very British Coup. Neither is it a huge surprise that a coup attempt would include riots, […]

Lookwell

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

This made me laugh – Lookwell an early 1990s US sitcom pilot is on YouTube. Vaguely Police Squadish. Found on Kung Fu Monkey Blog

West Winging Pluto

Friday, August 25th, 2006

As I said when blogging about Plutons a short while ago the whole Pluto thing really has all the elements of a good West Wing plot. The hijaking of the process to demote Pluto out of the planetary big league after the intelligent compromise that was the Plutons plan was killed off is by itself […]

Friday Night Vice

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Went to see Miami Vice earlier. I thought the set piece action sequences were on a par with those in Heat or other Mann films. If you want to see some nice technothriller scenes with all the hardware and SOPs this film delivers everything you could ask for. However while the cold professionals without any […]

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