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Doctor Who: The Big Bang

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Tonight’s Doctor Who, The Big Bang, was farce.  Not quite pure farce.  More like 90% farce.  Not bad farce.  Proper farce.  Farce in a good way.  In a The Importance of Being Earnest or Noises Off kind of way. It could take its spiritual importance from the second half of The Importance of Being Earnest’s […]

Doctor Who: The Beast Below

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

So the second outing for the 11th Doctor tonight in The Beast Below. Interesting take on future Britain as a starship.  The sets were nicely dressed and with some interesting colour.  There was a lovely mix of retro, post war, grimy Britain littered with British icons with incongruous details like the rickshaws.  Small quibble if […]

It's Trek Jim – Just as we Know It

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

But maybe there was a twist of something in the Romulan Ale. I was pretty happy with J.J. Abrams take on Mission Impossible so I had high hopes for the new Star Trek film. I think I can safely say it didn’t disappoint. The cast played the characters rather than doing impressions of the original […]

Spooks won't be Winning…

Monday, November 10th, 2008

…Great British Menu. Microwaving a land mine might be an original way to diffuse it (and inverts the microwave as bomb from Under Siege) – unfortunately it was a dastardly French landmine so it would fail the test of being regional. Not sure if it would count as seasonal either. The Bondish technobable element (like […]

Sharpe's Peril

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

There are few things that lure me to watch ITV and few things that lure me to costume drama. I missed the original Sharpe’s and only discovered them as a bright spot on day time television when I was sick a few years ago. So I’m very pleased that the latest episode Sharpe’s Peril was […]

Searchlight in Vue

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Jonj1611 asked on Renderosity how to create a searchlight like effect in Vue – if this is what he’s looking for I’ll post an explanation here soon. Edit: Its now up as: Making a Searchlight in Vue

Get Smart

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Its funny, its got quality slap stick and its definitly Get Smart. You want more detail? OK. Far too many TV remakes have become cynical, star vehicle exercises. Shows which wern’t comedies reduced to a series of punch lines, some "funny" period references (drugs, flared trousers, sexism, bad haircuts or whatever) and a manufactured gag […]

The Emperor and the Tiger

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Went to see Walk the Plank’s The Emperor and the Tiger in Newsham park in Liverpool tonight. It seemed to have drawn a reasonable crowd. I’d thought it might not because I’d only seen the poster at the start of the week but coverage on the front page of the local papers and the regional […]

Bonekickers

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

I think the Radio Times had it right when it points out that Bonekickers includes the word Bonkers. Although as anagrams of the title go Obscene Kirk has something to be said for it. While it has something of Time Team about it and a touch of A Very Peculiar Practice too you can tell […]

Review – Wanted

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Short spoiler free review: only go and see this if you can live with an action picture entirely lacking a heart or soul which justifies its existance by lashing itself to a far too cool barrel before throwing itself into a river above a waterfall. Which isn’t a good thing TM. So I went to […]

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