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Too Many Ideas - Posts Tagged ‘West Wing’

The King’s Speech

Friday, January 14th, 2011

In case you’ve not already heard The King’s Speech is a costume drama based on real life events around the end of the reign of King George V, King Edward VIII time on the throne and George VI reign up to the outbreak of World War II.  It’s focus is not the abdication, death or […]

RED Trailer

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Pick any one of Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman or John Malkovich and you’d have my attention for RED. Brian Cox or Ernest Borgnine would push this into my want to see list. Helen Mirren flower arranging is a bit a bit Calendar Girls. Helen Mirren with a machine gun? Helen Mirren with a Machine Gun! […]

The Inevitable Doctor Who Post Late

Monday, June 16th, 2008

I didn’t get round to posting about Saturday’s Doctor Who and with no connection last night I couldn’t do it then either. So here rather late are my brief thoughts on Midnight. Not a bad little story getting Donna out of the way was a good idea. It had an air of the cheap story […]

With Apologies to CSI

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

CSI Spoiler Warning. I would but I just can’t be bothered to put the time in to send up CSI like I did Waking the Dead last night. Tonights moan is that what was an almost perfect episode of CSI was spoilt at the last by another bad habbit of TV show makers. For once […]

Thursday Thirteen #20

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Thirteen Things Mark Caldwell is listening to/watching/reading in the last week. You’ve Got To Laugh – Nik Kershaw. Arrived this week from Short House Records and in my CD player a lot since then. Includes a warning that it may include traces of irony. Traces? Some might say that alone is ironic. The tunes could […]

Plutoed gets Plutoed

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

At lunchtime I thought tonight I was going to blog about The American Dialect Society’s choice of Word of the Year. It got Plutoed. This afternoon I thought it might be that the BBC’s new children’s spy show M.I.High is supposed to be about teenage members of MI9. Not sure why anyone would reactivate the […]

Finally West Wing Season 7

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Finally got to see the 7th and final season of the West Wing. Although I thought the final episode itself lacked something I have to say that the season itself was well worth watching.

Characters on the Couch (Part 15)

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 14). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). So why use Archetypes? As a writer there are several advantages to using archetypes when designing characters. Archetypes give characters personalities that readers can easily identify with. They make characters memorable by […]

Pepakura Basics

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Between watching CSI:Miami and one of my favourite West Wing epidsode “The Supremes” on DVD I’ve played a little more with Pepakura designer. Just trying to get to grips with getting workable meshes out of it that have some curvature in the shapes without being too fiddly to assemble. Looking forward to getting some suitable […]

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 […]

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