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My Doctor Who(ish) Scarf

Made when I was still young enough, (and had the cute Puss in Boots eyes), to hypnotize my gullible cousins into knitting it for me. It’s 12ft long, though I swear it used to be longer and wider. Can age … Continue reading

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Big Pics: Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special, Wallpapers and 2014-2015 Annuals

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Website Update and Podcast: A Lot of Doctor Who, TV and Movie Talk (It's Going to be BIG!)

Website: If you have visited my main website before (RoyMathur.com) before you will notice lots of changes. This is because in the past few weeks I have submerged myself in the semantic web, HTML5 and fluid design – the result … Continue reading

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YouTube Trawl: Doctor Who, Lucy, SciFi Trailers, UK

Doctor Who Series 8 2014: Lucy (2014):

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Coming Up: Doctor Who Marathon Continues!

Great news for listeners of RRR ‘cast as the Doctor Who Marathon Continues. This Sunday we will be chatting about: Doctor Who (1st Doctor, Series 1, 7 The Sensorites 1-6, 1964). Doctor Who (1st Doctor, Series 1, 8 The Reign … Continue reading

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#TV: Doctor Who's Next Doctor?

Rory Kinnear, 35, the Ladbroke’s favourite, but he doesn’t half look a tad normal for long-lived, alien anarchist… Maybe he’s a red herring? And more Victoriana? (Errr… Edwardiana?) If they are going to go that way, go steampunk!

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Game of Thrones Season 3, Episodes 2 & 3, Wreck It Ralph, Skyfall, Doctor Who, Series 7, Part 2, Episode 3, Cold War

Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 2 & 3: Mostly nothing happens, but with a lot of important-sounding talking. Still, strangely quite engaging. Oh, Theon’s useless, traitorous skin is saved in Episode 3, which also ends with slime-bag Jaime getting … Continue reading

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Doctor Who The Rings of Akhaten: More Nostalgia

I already mentioned in the podcast that I didn’t care for this particular episode, but I did feel a touch of nostalgia when they played Ghost Town by the Specials.  And how about Clara’s dad’s Harrington jacket and the Doctor’s … Continue reading

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#SciFi #TV #Review Doctor Who (2013) Series 7, Part 2, Episode 1 (Some Spoilers)

Doctor Who: Born To Be Tweedy Series 7 Part 2, The Bells of Saint John: I enjoyed the Doctor’s return. Great pace, fairly zeitgeisty plot, vintage Triumph motorcycle fitted with ANTI-GRAVITY! The writers are still doing that old, lazy deus … Continue reading

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Future Run: Doctor Who's New Assistant #scifi #tv

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Future Run: Doctor Who Christmas 2012 Teaser Trailer #scifi #tv

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#SciFi #TV @BBC Stephen Gallagher's Doctor Who

Stephen Gallagher is one of my favourite writers.  Amongst his numerous and varied work in several genres, he also wrote a particularly excellent story for Tom Baker’s Doctor Who called Warrior’s Gate.

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#SciFi #TV Doctor Who: The Power of Three

I just watched the re-run.  Not great.  For a start there’s nothing frightening about a little box unless it’s the Lemarchand Configuration.  Then near the end of the show, as usual, the Doctor just waves his hands a bit and … Continue reading

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Weekend Viewing: Doctor Who, Caves of Androzani and Pyramids or Mars

Great villains in both stories- the ridiculously insane Sharaz Jek channeling the phantom of the opera from behind a terrifying PVC mask in the Caves of Androzani and the short-lived, fez-wearing Naim, disciple of the evil god Set, first seen hammering … Continue reading

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Quick Update: #DoctorWho, Matt Fraction Etc… (#SciFi, #ComicBooks)

Started Doctor Who: The Sleep of Reason yesterday in which the Doctor seems to be vacationing in a mental hospital with an nth-life crisis. Read Harker: The Book of Solomon this morning, a fairly run-of-the-mill, copper procedural in the tradition … Continue reading

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Last Couple of Weeks: #StrontiumDog, #ThePunisher, #DoctorWho, #Poirot (#ComicBooks, #UK #SciFi, #TV & #Writing)

It’s been a weird few weeks, good in some ways awful in others. Average, in other words. There was a storm that did some horrible things to the abode: , lashing it with an unbelievable amount of rain… …and wind! But … Continue reading

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News from the Man-Cave: #BSFA, #DoctorWho, Judge Mathur, #Writers' Workshops and Links

Busy day as usual, just a quick post.  Postie brought a few BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) mags this morning: I tried sticking my new press pass in my Doctor Who UNIT wallet that I recently won, but it kept … Continue reading

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Breakfast Viewing: Watched #DoctorWho Christmas Special and… Enjoyed It! (#TV, #SciFi)

It was also nice to see the Doctor Who (who-almost-was) Richard E. Grant, finally getting some screen time on the show and going all panto-loopy.  There was also a lovely new assistant played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. Best of all, was … Continue reading

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If I Was The Doctor #doctorwho #scifi #tv #uk

I would hand these out instead of jelly babies- That’s sherbet fountains and sherbet lemons for all you non-cognoscenti.  The nibbles of time-travellers.

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If The Doctor Was Mauritian…

Goodnight.

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FAQs

A Scanner Nerdly Here are a few of my favourite things (and yes, I actually sang that line out loud): Toob? Star Trek, Blake’s 7, Doctor Who, Babylon 5, Thunderbirds. Flicks? 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), The Man Who Fell … Continue reading

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Roy’s Rocket Radio: The UK Podcast for the Pop Culture Geek, Technology Nerd, and Creative Wizard

Welcome to the greatest show in the multiverse! Strap yourself in for a rip-roaring rocket ship ride through the Nerd-O-Mania Nebula… Whoosh! From the backroom of Altair City Spaceport’s Rocket Tavern, the Captain presents the UK show for the pop … Continue reading

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Roy's Rocket Radio Meets SciFi Tech Talk

Tonight I was kindly invited by Julie Kuehl, Mike McPeek and Jeff Syer as a guest on their SciFi Tech Talk podcast. Inevitably, and in the midst of really enjoying myself, Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who were, of … Continue reading

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What's on Tonight's Podcast (Available Later)

I’m back again and, as well as lots of the usual weaving, tangential wittering (about games and tech etc.), I’ll also be chatting semi-coherently about: Doctor Who (1st Doctor, Series 3, 7 The Celestial Toymaker 1-4, 1966) Doctor Who 8.8 … Continue reading

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What to Expect In the 50th Roy's Rocket Radio Show

Doctor Who is back and, very soon, so will we be! The following is a small selection of what to expect in our upcoming, and very special extra-long, 50th show: TV: Doctor Who (1st Doctor, Series 3, 4 The Daleks’ … Continue reading

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Roy's Rocket Radio: Yeah… No… Not Back This Sunday After-All

Despite forcing myself to scrutinise the multiple, malign machinations of the evil Mavic Chen (Doctor Who reference) and writing up a ton of show-notes, I still find myself unable to produce a podcast as promised. My amazing solution of plugging … Continue reading

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Roy's Rocket Radio: Back This Sunday!

More audio frustration today after I gave up trying to drive my new dynamic microphone from my Mac Mini’s pathetically under-powered line-in socket. Then I tried my old, cheapo netbook’s microphone socket and… hey presto! It works! Not only that, … Continue reading

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Celebrity Frenzy: TV Fans Flock to Central Milton Keynes

Recently Central Milton Keynes has been the scene of monster crowds of excited and mostly female fans queuing for book signings outside WHSmith. First to visit was Made in Chelsea’s Lucy Watson (23) promoting her new book The Dating Game. … Continue reading

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Trailer: Oculus (2013)

No, not the 3D, scuba-diving, cyclopian mask of doom, but a horror movie starring Doctor Who’s Karen Gillen. We’ll probably review this in a few weeks time.

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#RoysRocketRadio #UK #SciFi/#Fantasy/#Horror, with a Touch of Vanilla, #Podcast: What's On

The next two “Sunday” shows will actually be recorded, edited and released two days early, i.e. on the immediately preceding Friday.  The reasons are twofold.  First, The Wolf of Wall Street opens in the UK tomorrow and I don’t want … Continue reading

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#UK #SciFi #Movie #Review: Storage 24

Written and starring Doctor Who‘s Mickey (Noel Clarke) and, as Hick’s says in Aliens (1986), “It’s a bug hunt.” Only this time it’s set in a Battersea storage facility. The non-bug characters consist of a motley crew of  Joe and … Continue reading

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Whispers Under Ground (2012)

Met copper/apprentice magician investigates weird stuff in London. And that is why I found it impossible not to buy it in Foyles a couple of weeks ago. I have now almost finished this novel from a series by ex-Doctor Who … Continue reading

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Inescapable (2012)

The daughter of ex-Syrian secret policeman, now living in Canada, goes missing in Syria and the father tries to track her down. Stars Siddig El Fadil who, incidentally, was my sadly ignored choice for Doctor Who, in yet another political/espionage … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007-2011)

I came to The Sarah Jane Adventures rather late in the game and well after the death of the wonderful Elizabeth Sladen in 2011. In my view, this is an utterly brilliant series that more faithfully captures the original spirit … Continue reading

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#SciFi #Movie #Review: Earthling (2011)

Earthling (2011): A woman comes to realise that she is not human, but part of a community of extra-terrestrial’s living on earth. There are echoes of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and Alien (1979), but it has it’s own … Continue reading

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#UK #Nerd #TV: #Utopia Done (Only Mellow Yellow)

So that’s it.  Utopia‘s done. High points of the series?  Jessica Hyde’s painted-on jeans, Geraldine James* reinvented and Wilson in the first couple of episodes. Low points– boring plot.  Ever since The Shadow Line turned out to be about pensions … Continue reading

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Still Sick, But on the Bright Side… There Isn't Any DROKKING Bright Side Perp!

I’m still suffering from delightfully invigorating bouts of coughing and retching worthy of The Exorcist thanks to whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis), which seems to be enjoying a comeback tour in the UK at the moment.  And, just for good measure, … Continue reading

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Service Announcment: Less Sick

Back on my feet and recovering from a hideous bout of whooping cough acid reflux from hell. Other big news is that I’ve had a rather drastic hair/beard cut.  In fact it’s all gawwwn.  Compare this pic to my avatar. … Continue reading

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My Favourite Syndicated #Comic Strips

The Wizard of Id – I really can’t think of anything funnier than this strip.  Syndicated before the beginning of recorded history, this strip has entertained me since my age could be denoted with a single integer.   Miniature king with … Continue reading

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If I Was The Master, Who Would I Invite To A Dinner Party?

Main guests (no explanations necessary)- Jim Morrison Jimi Hendrix Elvis Presley Mary Shelley For entertainment during pudding, I suggest a death match between- Josef Stalin (AKA The Man of Steel) Adolf Hitler (AKA The Psycho-Moustache) Just arm them with sharpened, … Continue reading

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Nerd Confessional: What I Actually Watch

Hats off to the actors and actresses, who almost universally, act their pants off, but lately I think my geek cred may be slipping, because there is so much TV that I cannot bare to watch anymore.   Shows I … Continue reading

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Remember Gatchaman, Space Adventure Cobra and Goldorak?

Doctor Who: As you may or may not know, I’m in Mauritius at the moment and, whew, was it was hot or what? Earlier today, when I had to zoom down to Game, Le Halles, and Manhattan, I thought the … Continue reading

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X-Men: Days of Future Past DVD Release Autumn 2014

Months in advance of its DVD release, and an interminable time spent avoiding trailers, spoilers and reviews; I finally took myself down to budget day at the local flicks. All this, so that by the time you read this, you … Continue reading

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Milton Keynes Collectormania: Joseph Gatt, Garret Wang, William Atherton Etc, Etc, Etc!

I’m just back from Milton Keynes annual Collectormania event and, wow, they really picked the right day for it. The sun was blazing, with not even the merest possibility of rain (for a change), as I pulled up in the … Continue reading

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#Horror #Movie #Review: Psychopathy and Sociopathy, Part 1: American Mary (2013)

Back in the Jurassic Era, when I was sitting A’Level English Literature, I wrote an essay about how psychopathic and sociopathic behaviour, as displayed by Shakespeare’s dramatic interpretation of Richard the III, can be an appealing trait in lead characters. … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: The Corporation (2003)

I haven’t seen this movie in a good number of years, but since we seem to be going through a spate of political film reviews, I thought I’d just mention one of the best. I was actually invited to see … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Despicable Me 2 (2013)

I took my mother to see this movie at my local cinema yesterday. Our favourite reformed supervillain and single father of three is now going straight developing a line of fruit jams and preserves. His sedate, boring, suburban life is … Continue reading

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Roy's Rollup: Da Vinci's Demons, Orphan Black, FiloFraud, Dirt Revisited

Da Vinci’s Demons: I’m just starting to watch this new series from trash-meister Starz, responsible for such epics as Spartacrud. This one, I’m pleased to say, doesn’t entirely suck. I liked the general look, the story had me intrigued, the … Continue reading

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.tek Technobilge: 3D, Mac OS X, Beats Branding, Hot PCs, Hotel Thermostats

3D: Remember the other dumb trends that seems to have started with a wedge of lime in your beer bottle and then Apple sticking an “i” in front of everything? (Imagine a time when you will be able to step … Continue reading

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No #Sleep Til…, Getting Published, #Skyfall, #Fringe, #Writing, #Blogging & #Podcasting

No Sleep ‘Til… – After so many late nights, indicative of insomnia rather than hard work, I slept on and off for most of the last 24 hours and I’m still tired. Getting Published – I listened to the latest … Continue reading

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#Sherlock #Holmes: A Game of Shadows: The Morning After A Proper #Stag #Party

I just stepped off a delayed 12 hour flight which is like all the misery of a hangover without any of the fun getting there. As opposed to the hangover suffered by the good doctor Watson after a fairly fitting … Continue reading

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Second Run: Marimbas from Hell (On My "#Movies To Watch" List)

I haven’t seen this year-old movie yet, but what’s not to like- it’s about an unlikely Guatemalan duo of a hotel marimba (bit like a glockenspiel) player and a metal-head medical doctor.  The untranslated title sounds waaay cooler Las Marimbas … Continue reading

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.tek: Unreasonable Employer Expectations #jobs #coding #tech

I found the following e-mail from a UK IT recruitment agency in my inbox this morning- Dear Roy, GIS Developer 6 Months Bristol £300- £350 Per Day A recent restructure in a major UK project has meant that a Bristol … Continue reading

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TechieTalk: Net Medicine

I’m currently suffering from whooping cough. When I visited a clinic I was given mild antibiotics for my sore throat and congested chest and was told to rest and push the fluids because I had a mild chest infection. The … Continue reading

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#Error, Error, Error, #Life Does Not #Compute: Oh, Ha, Ha, So, So Very #Funny

I woke up far too early today to take mum to the hospital.  When we got there the appointment had been changed- “Very sorry, your doctor should have told you.” No ####, Sherlock. We drove home afterwards and, as I … Continue reading

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Second Run: #Review of Lars von Trier's #Horror #Movie #Antichrist (With Spoilers) #FrightFest #Filmfour

I finally watched Lars von Trier’s Antichrist on the box tonight. Plot– A couple’s infant son dies in a, frankly, ridiculous accident.  (Yes, yes, yes, I know, OK?  Despair at a horrible mother sticking his shoes on backwards, as we … Continue reading

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#Nerd #Dating: I Broke E-Harmony

Before I was married (briefly, but not briefly enough), I signed on to a number of dating sites. The best and worst was Shaadi.com, the Desi (Indian Diaspora) dating service. Sure, they found me lots of dates, but the women … Continue reading

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Gym Beam: Fat Nerd Back in Training

When my gym membership ran out, I decided to do the budget-conscious thing and start going on daily walks and eat healthily.  Two weeks later- my weight, blood-pressure and stress are all on their way back up to the rarefied … Continue reading

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Pod Me Amadeus: Great Nerdcentric Podcasts

These are the podcasts I regularly listen to, you might want to check them out yourself- Geek Stuff Sofanauts Comic Book Outsiders Geek Syndicate (collective) Luke Burrage’s Science Fiction Book Review Podcast Women Talk SciFi Geeks Guide to the Galaxy … Continue reading

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The Jaffa Protocol

“There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall.” ― Mahātmā Gandhi Much as I admire the Mahātmā, it does not follow that things will always turn out … Continue reading

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Supervillain Novels: Tremble in Your Lycra Panties Superman!

Garth Nix seems to have kick-started the youth supervillain sub-genre a while back with his Artemis Fowl series, so we’ll take a look a some of the books out there for you to enjoy.  These aren’t just for kids! H.I.V.E.: … Continue reading

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Nerd Song

Please allow me to introduce myself I’m a man of questionable taste I’ve been around for a long, long time But I still play with trains I was around when Han Solo Was frozen in carbomite And live in hope … Continue reading

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