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Roy Random: Prediction for Game of Thrones Season 5 Finale and What I Want to Watch and Read

In the Game of Thrones season 5 finale, I predict that the set-piece spectacular will be when Cersei Lannister’s creepy pet necromancer, Maester Qyburn, resurrects a Terminatorised Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane to rescue her from the Sparrows. What I want … Continue reading

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"…who reads the papers." Yes Prime Minister, BBC

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Roy's Rocket Radio: Christmas Podcast Schedule UK SciFi/Fantasy/Horror/Tech Podcast

Merry Eve of… Christmas Eve! Until today the needle of my Super-O-Meter™ was firmly pointed at ‘Stylish Supervillain’, while I cackled with glee at the squirming masses of humanity from my Tower of Nerditude™. Unfortunately, a last-minute dash to the … Continue reading

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

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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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Alan Moore: BBC HARDtalk Interview (2012)

I completely missed this TV interview, in case you did too, here it is again via a kindly YouTuber:

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

Doctor Who Series 8 2014: Lucy (2014):

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YouTube Trawl: Best Ever Game of Thrones Moments… EVER, EVERRR!!!

Blackwater Red Wedding The Red Viper Versus the Mountain Battle of the Wall Giants riding mammoths! GIANTS RIDING MAMMOTHS!!!

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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 for Upcoming Hieroglyph TV Series

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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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This is Not a Review: Jonathan Creek (2014), Series 5, Episode 1: The Letters of Septimus Noone

Being a fan of the show, but a little slow, I caught the latest Jonathan Creek on iPlayer, two days after it’s return to the small screen. And…? Flat as a pancake, Alan Davies seemed barely there for most of … Continue reading

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Whoooooooooooosh: Space Season on Channel 4

Space Season on Channel 4 starts in March, see: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-boldly-goes-into-space

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#UK #Retro #Comics #TV #KungFu Free Gift from Look-In Magazine in the 1970s

I still occasionally wear this cool pendant, souvenir of the Kung Fu TV series, “liberated” from an older cousin BITD and dated via this retrotastic page.

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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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#UK #SciFi, #Fantasy and #Horror #Podcast: neRRRdcast AKA Roy's Rocket Radio Episode 17

Episode 17, huzzah! This week, an extra, extra long and very uncut show, featuring oodles of tentacular, nerdy goodness ready for direct brain download: Oldboy, World War Z, Atlantis, Blackout, Breaking Bad, BBC Radio SciFi, The Magician’s Land, StarAdventurer.com, Horrible … Continue reading

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Dexter Is Done

The very last episode of Dexter aired in the UK a few days ago. I enjoyed the long-running show and got a kick out of Dexter’s cleverness and charisma, largely due to Michael C. Hall’s fantastic acting. The fact that … Continue reading

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Under the Dome (2013)

Mysterious dome-shaped force-field thingy traps small, hick town. Not as atrocious, or as good as some of Stephen King’s other screen adaptations. A bit long-winded too, like much of his writing of late, but thankfully not too soapy. Apparently renewed … Continue reading

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Twisted (2013)

Danny Desai (Avan Jogia) gets out of juvey after serving time for strangling his aunt. Did he? Didn’t he? And why? It’s a harder, nastier Veronica Mars from ABC Family (talk about new look!) Fairly okay as teeny-bopper fare, but … Continue reading

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Dexter (2013)

Blood-spatter analyst and serial-killer Dexter Morgan approaches the end of his long eight season jaunt. Will he get away with it and follow his fellow fictional mass murderer, Hannibal Lector, to an idyllic life in Argentina? What IS it about … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad (2013)

Science teacher goes to the dark-side and starts cooking crystal-meth. I’m going to miss this one. As repellent as Walter White’s morality has become, the man himself is undeniably a fascinating and enthralling screen presence. Bryan Cranston, you are a … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: Breaking Bad, Season 5, Part II, Episode 9, It's The Final Countdown… Oh No!

Thus commences the beginning of the end of AMC’s brilliant show. In the first episode of the grande finale we see a long Star Trek themed dialogue about subjects only a Trekkie (like me) would get. This indicates, quite clearly, … Continue reading

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#TV: Sherlock, Series 3

And more humbug, as we’re not seeing a return of Sherlock until at least October!

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#TV: Under the Dome (2013)

This adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same title is doing well over in the US and garnering good ratings for CBS. However, we won’t be getting it in the UK until Autumn! Humbug.

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#TV #Review: The Triangle (2005)

This is TV mini-series from a few years ago, produced by the company formerly known as the SciFi Channel (now SyFy). As the title suggests, the plot is centered around the Bermuda Triangle. Sam Neill plays a shipping magnate who hires … 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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#TV #Review: Defiance (2013)

This is a new dual-mode entertainment franchise of both a video game and a TV series. The premise is that there was a huge space battle when a horde variegated alien species arrived on Earth. Both civilisation and the ecosystem … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: Luther (2013 Series 3)

The improbably tall David Bowie fan and the UK’s answer to Dirty Harry, Luther (Idris Elba) is back for a third series. This hit cop drama concerns the investigations of Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, the key man in the … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: Dexter (2013 Season 8)

Our beloved police blood-spatter analyst/serial-killer is back. This season, Debs has discovered Dexter’s dirty little secret and it has sent her loopy.  The particular incident that sent her barking at the moon involved the death of LaGuerta. Captain LaGuerta was a … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: The Newsroom (2012 Season 1)

Aaron Sorkin is undeniably a brilliant writer, but this show seems a lot like his previous big show, The West Wing, only set in a TV newsroom. Often the dialogue is far too clever for its own good and draws … Continue reading

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Slammed, #neRRRdcast, Upcoming #Screen #Reviews

I’m totally slammed with a zillion things right now.  I was going to my writers’ circle tonight (right about now in fact), but that plan has gone right up the spout.  There was also going to be a new neRRRcast … 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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Swashbuckling Kung Fu #TV #Nostalgia #UK

Remember sitting in comfortable pyjamas, fuelling yourself with sugary breakfast cereal and stretching Saturday mornings to midday watching shows like these? Nothing much has changed. };-> The Flashing Blade Dick Turpin The Water Margin (my favourite of these three themes, … Continue reading

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Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD (1998)

I DO remember seeing this and thinking that the Hoff made a fairly credible Nick Fury (oh, just shut up).

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Justice League of America (1997)

I would have totally watched this show that was never picked up, but get a load of that Flash… hahahahahahaha!

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Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman

I’ve been humming this tune for the last hour… help!

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Nightwing #TV Show: Grayson: Earth One #ComicBooks

Here is the Nightwing short: The production team are currently looking for funding to make the show happen.

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Game of Thrones, Season 3 Finale

And that’s it until next year! I think that HBO should have ended the season last week with that bloody and enormously powerful episode.  Can I possibly be the only one thinking that?  I think they just chickened out and … Continue reading

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BBC iPlayer #TV Movie #Review: Once (2007)

One of the reasons I don’t watch tear-jerkers is that I so easily succumb to them. While I can withstand the rigours of quite the nastiest horror films in existence, movies with a high emotional content reduce me to a … Continue reading

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YouTube Trawl: Power to the People! #UK #TV: Citizen Smith

I loved this show, I had a beret (donated to dad- scroll past clip) and mum used to call me Foxie.  (I also once tried to start a drunken revolution in Majorca while wearing the beret and shouting something horrible … 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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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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@GameOfThrones @HBO #GOT #Fantasy #Jobs*: Game of Thrones, Good Old Blighty, Unrealistic Expectations of a Ukulele Playing Rock Star

Game of Thrones: One of the young shop assistants in Waterstones book shop was humming the theme of GOT today as I browsed, so guess what’s on the playlist tonight? Good Old Blighty: Apart from that, just tootling along; no … 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 and #Game: Defiance (2013) Watch the First 14 Minutes of the Show

So, yeah Defiance the video game/TV show is out today, well at least the game by Trion anyway. In fact, I saw it sitting on the shelf in Game yesterday, although it was officially released even before that on April … Continue reading

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#SciFi #TV SyFy's Blake's Seven Reboot: No Straight Answer

Here’s the reply I received regarding an enquiry I made into SyFy’s Blake’s Seven reboot: Hi Roy Many thanks for your email and apologies for the delay in our replay. This project is in development with Syfy in the US. … 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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#Horror #TV Review: The Walking Dead (2013) Season 3 Finale (Lots of Spoilers)

Although last week saw the rather unpleasant outlaw biker Merle going walker briefly before getting stomped by his tearful brother Darryl (if ever blood was thinner than water…), in the season finale, David “The Gore-venator” Morrissey finally… DID NOT BUY … Continue reading

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#Fantasy #TV #Review: Game of Thrones (2013), Season 3, Episode 1 (Some Spoliers)

Giants, dragons, magical creatures and a more sonorous theme. Things are definitely coming to the boil in this new season. I mean giants, come on! GIANTS! That bit blew me away. Over the sea in Astapor, Daenerys “Stormborn” Targaryen (the … Continue reading

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#SciFi #TV #Review: Orphan Black (2013) Episode 1 (Some Spoilers)

The poster above is a bit of a giveaway, so you already have more than a vague inkling about what the show is about right from the beginning. But what sets this apart is that the “good” guys are low-life … Continue reading

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#Thriller/#Historical #Drama #TV #Review: Laybyrinth (2012) (Some Spoilers)

An archaeological volunteer, killing time in France while waiting to find out about an inheritance, finds a ring that sends her mind spiraling through time and becoming entangled in the life of a woman living in the Middle-Ages. This sounds … Continue reading

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#TV #Fantasy: Ready for Game of Thrones Season 3? Here's What You Need

GOT returns today (or tomorrow night at 9pm on Sky Atlantic HD in the UK), are you ready? Catch up with this summary of the story so far. Make yourself a Game of Thrones style coat of arms here, (see … Continue reading

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#UK #TV #Review: Complicit (2013), Channel 4, #Spy & #Terrorism #Thriller)

I was bored last night so, after watching a couple of episodes of Black Books, I scrolled through some of the other offerings on 4OD and settled on the spy thriller Complicit starring David Oyelowo, formerly of Spooks– lateral casting or … Continue reading

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#Nerd #TV #Review: #Cult (2013 on #CW)

Just checked out Cult (2013), the new horror/mystery show on CW about a journalist who’s brother, a fan of a fictional CW show called Cult, goes missing. Talk about meta. Talk about vanity. Before shows like Lost and Heroes, this … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Season 3

After days of being ensconced in my Fortress of Nerditude, I decide to check out the news and what do I discover?  A couple of new GOT trailers- Latest Extended Trailer- Re-Cap for Last Season- Better late than never I … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower: Movie, Animation, TV Series, Bardem or Not Bardem… It's Driving Me Nuts!

How annoying this whole development fiasco is. First a movie, then an animation, then a TV series, then, then, then… Now I hear that Stephen King wants to muck about with some sort of cameo appearance.  I’ve seen his cameos … Continue reading

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Web #TV: Angel of Death, Dancing on the Edge, Psychos, Secret State

I’ve been watching way too much telly as usual, and it’s got even worse now that I’ve found a sweet-low-bandwidth-usage-period in our house’s shared router during which I can stream web TV right to my phone. Angel of Death on … Continue reading

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#Web #TV #Review: Angel of Death, Starring Zoë Bell on Crackle

Hey, this morning I just discovered Sony’s Crackle, a web-only TV station.  I just watched a little of Angel of Death with Zoë Bell as a hit-woman with a slight problem in the shape of a big wedge of metal stuck … 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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SyFy's Blakes Seven Remake?

I finally caved in and e-mailed SyFy- Dear SyFy I am an avid Blakes Seven aficionado.  Back in July last year the internet was rife with news/rumours of an imminent SyFy remake.  It is now almost half a year later … Continue reading

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Standby, Roy's Rocket Radio #Podcast Episode 10 Coming… #movies #tv #scifi #action #tech

News: Jobs, Moving, Boat, Movies: The Expendables, Get Carter, The Taking of Pelham 123, What My Mum Likes To Watch, Trailers: Star Trek: ITD, TV: Touch, Tech: Clean your specs with vodka.

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Gerry Anderson RIP, Creator of Supermarionation, Tribute, #SciFi, #TV, #UK

Gerry Anderson, 14 April 1929 to 26 December 2012, RIP After having grown up watching his TV shows, it’s a little hard to accept the death of Gerry Anderson. I had just blogged a few days ago about how much … 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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Topics for the Next #SciFi, #Horror and #Fantasy #Podcast (#Movies, #TV and #Comics)

In the next podcast we’ll have a mixed bag to look forward to.  Neo noir, early/golden age genre cinema, the Arthurian Myth on film and a smattering of classic comic book artists… Here’s a rough list of what to expect: … Continue reading

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#TV #Fringe Season 5 Episode 9: #BlackBlotter, #TinkerBell, #BlackUmbrella, #HumanKind and Freddy the Nose

Black Blotters, Tinker Bell, Donovon’s Hurdy Gurdy Man, Terry Gilliam style, Monty Python animation and Federico da Montefeltro.  Brilliant.  That’s what I watch Fringe for.  That and freeze-frame, Easter egg, hash-tag messages.  Doesn’t mean the series should go on forever … Continue reading

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#UK #TV #Nostalgia: The Prisoner

As requested-

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#UK #TV Nostalgia: Joe 90

Forget lame air-guitar, I strut my unfunky, rhythmically challenged caboose to this baby- (Even more themes I waggled to)

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.tek & Other Torments: #Programming: Lazarus, #Mauritius: Birthdays, #TV: Homeland, Walking Dead

Hey,  I LIKE TurboPascal, never got into Delphi, FreePascal’s bearable, but Lazarus IDE?  There’s always some damn error trying to compile anything other than the simplest programs.  This is obviously because I don’t really know what I’m doing, which is … Continue reading

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Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse: One Year, 8000+ Visitors and 500+ Posts

I’ve just published the 500th post since Bold Voyaging the Multiverse started back in November last year and we’ve also just had our 8000th visitor a few minutes ago. Just wanted to say thanks people!

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#TV & #Movie Talk: 666 Park Avenue, #Cosmopolis & #Revolution, Comments Please!

So I finally watched an episode or  two of 666 Park Avenue.  Like so much nerd-oriented TV these days, it’s competent, but nothing to write home about. The show is about a couple who are given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to … Continue reading

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#TV #Show #Homeland: F. Murray Abraham Joins The Cast

Great news- I just caught up with the last episode of Homeland and saw that F. Murray Abraham has joined the cast. I’ve always liked his acting despite him mostly appearing as secondary characters in many movies. The most notable … Continue reading

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Captain Roy's Rusty Rocket Radio Show #Podcast Late, Rescheduled for Sunday

Sorry, but I’m experiencing a few network difficulties. (Basically, I have to find a better position for intercept my router’s erratic WiFi signal.)  It’ll be out by Sunday at the latest. Topics- Editorial: Media Jobs, African Nerdery, Real-life violence = … Continue reading

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The IT Crowd, Season 4, Episode 6: Female Star Trek #tv #comedy #video #clip

I got nothing else to share today, just too busy.  Enjoy.

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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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YouTube Trawl: #BSG:B&C

BSG Blood and Chrome has been out for a week, but fresh to the Captain’s table a minute ago.  Have you guys been watching it?  Does the ultimate fate of the human race, endlessly doomed to build it’s own destroyers, … Continue reading

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First Run: #Arrow #TV Show, First Episode Review

OK, I just started watching the first season of CW’s Arrow.   I have deliberately avoided reading other reviews and, thus, have no idea how the has show been received by the public; meaning that there is nothing to prejudice my … Continue reading

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Back From My Walk, Lovely Day In #Curepipe, #Mauritius,The Jellyfish Sucks & #Arrow

Yep, yesterday walked twice around the Trou aux Cerfs crater and today I managed three laps, but my knee is killing me.  No one said “hi” despite (or perhaps because) of my superb Spiderman tee-shirt wrapped round the short, alluring, … Continue reading

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Captain Roy's Absolutely-Pinnacle-Uberfantastico Recommended #Geek #TV

Breaking Bad (season 5 ended, 6 due next year) Big Bang theory (season 6 currently airing) Dexter (season 7 currently airing) Arrow (season 1 currently airing) Warehouse 13 (mid-season 4 returns next year) The Walking Dead (season 3 currently airing) … Continue reading

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#Elementary, My Dear Watson… Again, Already! #TV #UK

Gordon Bennett!  It seems like only yesterday that Guy Ritchie rebooted Holmes, then Sherlock came to the BBC and now there’s another one!  This time Johnny Lee “Sickboy/Zero Cool” Miller and Lucy “Luscious” (just made that one up) Liu take … Continue reading

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#UK #TV's New Witchy Comedy on #ITV2: #Switch Is Frothy Fun

I just caught the repeat of last night’s new supernatural comedy Switch.  OK, so I’m a bloke and this is quite clearly chick-TV, but I still found it enjoyable and frothy as an Italian soda.  It’s sort of like if … Continue reading

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Learning the #Ukulele: Jeff Lynne of #ELO Plays the Banjolele #tv #uk

Me and mum have been learning to play the ukulele.  We have bought two beautiful Makala dolphins.  Mine’s a deep blue, mum’s is pearl white.  Anyway, I was practicing strumming and picking while watching a Beeb documentary (Mr. Blue Sky) … Continue reading

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Future Run: 666 Park Avenue Premiers in 4 Days! #scifi #horror #tv

I hope this is good.  At least it’s a return to the screen of Terry O’Quinn who played my favourite Lost character John Locke.  Just pray that it’s better than the awful American Horror Story.

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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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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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#Rants of the Week: Killing iGoogle, EQL, #UK (Debt Collection Agency), Border Security: #Australia's Front Line

iGoogle – iGoogle is closing down, we’ve known this for months, but what precipitated such an unbelievably short-sighted move?  Actually I don’t have a clue, but this is the same company that wouldn’t give users the options to opt out … 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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YouTube Trawl: Battle of the Planets & Goldorak #SciFi #Anime #TV #Show #Themes in the #UK & #France

Here are the two anime shows I remember best from childhood, I think the themes are great- Battle of the Planets and Goldorak Goodnight.

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Kid's #SciFi #TV #Show: Lunar Jim

I’ve been watching this since I got back to the UK. More coffee.

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Excellent #Podcast: Women Talk #SciFi Jonathon Frakes Interview #StarTrekTNG

I’m a long-time listener to the excellent Women Talk SciFi podcast, but today I particularly enjoyed their interview of Jonathon Frakes.  I didn’t realise he was quite so hard-working and earned his lumps before being allowed to direct episodes of … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carr: Of Course He Apologised… #tv #uk

…he makes money because he’s popular… It was about as sincere an apology as I am making right now for the varying quality of my blog. Mea maxima culpa.

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Second Run: Takin' Over the Asylum, Hey @guardian #uk #tv

If you’re British, you probably already know all about this brilliant show, so this is mainly aimed at readers/viewers in other countries.  It stars a young David Tennant.   Thought that would get your attention. Read what the writer of … Continue reading

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#UK #TV Channel 5's Gadget Show Reboot: Where Is Everyone?

I caught a few episodes of the new season of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show (now known as The Gadget Show: World Tour).  The radical reboot has meant that Otis Deley, Suzi Perry and Jon Bentley are out.  Although I am … Continue reading

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YouTube Trawl: The Skids: Into The Valley

Halfords have been using this to advertise their goods and services so often on Brit TV that it’s now permanently burnt into my brain.  Anyway, here’s The Skids performing it a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away-

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Ford's Dagenham Dream: Ford Capri 2.8i, Vrooom! #uk #cars

I just watched Ford’s Dagenham Dream, a TV documentary about Ford’s giant UK plant at Dagenham.   It was a strongly nostalgic programme, but a bit sad too that Ford management really screwed things up with the UK workforce to … Continue reading

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YouTube Trawl: Cockney Neck (The IT Crowd) #tv

The phrase “cockney neck” was my favourite from the whole show.  It’s right up there with Blakes Seven‘s Vila describing the architecture of a monstrous gothic church on dark, desolate Cynus Alpha as “reminiscent of early maniac.”

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Future Run: The Walking Dead Season 3 #tv #horror #scifi

Who’s looking forward to season three of The Walking Dead in October?  I am, and hopefully it won’t be as soapy as the last season. I must say it’s really amazing seeing funny, happy, Brit buffoon Egg from This Life … Continue reading

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.tek: Life, Geany, Waze, The Midnight Beast and Batman #tv #uk #movies #programming

Life – Haven’t been around for a few days, just so tired and stressed out looking for a house here in the South of England.  Dealing with overpriced housing and some (not all) estate agents who don’t tell you everything … Continue reading

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EBE Language In Common Nerdling Usage #scifi #tv #movies #comics

Borag Thungg – Tharg of 2000 AD Klaatu barada nikto – Klaatu from The Day The Earth Stood Still Bazinga! – Sheldon Cooper of Big Bang Theory (obviously alien) Nanoo nanoo, shazbot – Mork from Mork and Mindy sQuEefsdkjkjfdyyy!#!’! – … Continue reading

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Future Run: Beauty and the Beast 2012 #tv #scifi

I remember (watching and enjoying) the entire run of the 80s TV show with Linda Hamilton and now The CW have gone and rehashed it again.  This time Beast is ridiculously handsome with an added beauty-enhancing scar.   At least it’s … 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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Future Run: Revolution #scifi

J.J. Abram’s Revolution sounds a lot like novels from S.M. Stirling’s Dies the Fire series, TV shows like Dark Angel or Falling Skies and movies like The Postman, The Hunger Games or Mad Max. You get the idea.  Electricity suddenly … Continue reading

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Mmm Doughnuts…

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If The Doctor Was Mauritian…

Goodnight.

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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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Unexpected Guilty Pleasures

Terry and June (a good reason for the existence of Croydon) Pamela Anderson.  Shut up.  I’m not bowing to peer pressure The Original PGA Tour Golf on Sega Megadrive 16bit (or MS-DOS)

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Second Run: Rosemary and Thyme

More like “third, fourth and fifth” run, due to all the repeats.  Still, I enjoy the Rosemary and Thyme mystery TV series immensely. Despite being tagged in the the “cozy” mystery sub-genre, it features two professional women- one a scientist, … Continue reading

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Spock: Vulcan Lute, Uhura: Vocals

I know, you’ve seen it a zillion times, but here it is again, ’cause it’s brilliant- Goodnight!

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Youtube Dredge: Do You Remember Salvage One?

Great series I watched years ago, very Heinleinesque- Think Y Combinator would fund a space salvage biz today?

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Second Run: Eternal Law, Episode 1 (Review)

It’s a modern Brit Highway to Heaven.  Looks nice, Ukweli Roach promising as innocent, novice, stranger in a strange land.  Ultimately though, it’s boring and limpid; I’m sure that’s the influence of the foul US mush that was Highway to … Continue reading

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Second Run: Who's Going to be Watching Eternal Law Tonight?

I missed it in January and it looks intriguing.

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TV Death Watch: Two Shows That Should Be Made To Walk the Plank

This isn’t based on anything more than my viewing habits, but here you go- NCIS, because apart from being rubbish, I’m also fed up of looking it Mark Harmon’s rug.  It’s saving grace- punky Abby (Pauley Perrette). CSI Vegas, because … Continue reading

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There's a Star Trek Shaped Hole In My Life!

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UK Drama, Recommened DVD: Boys From The Black Stuff

Boys from the Black Stuff – If you’re from the UK and about my age, you’ve probably already seen this powerful BBC drama series.  If you’re from another part of the world, you almost certainly haven’t, but as it’s been … Continue reading

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Overdue Review: Farewell House MD, Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think

Finally got caught up with the very last few episodes of House. House’s best friend Wilson gets really sick, so House mans up and looks after his friend- Sort of.  Because when the ailing Wilson falls asleep- Which is just … Continue reading

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Catching Up With Final Episodes of House: Thank The Gods It's Over!

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the pseudo-medical-science-fiction of Sherlockian Fox drama House.  Hugh Laurie was great, but I was sick to the back-teeth of all the other drab characters.  In particular I came to loathe empathic and self-righteous Wilson.  … Continue reading

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I'm Watching Voyager: Tuvix, Laterz!

I’m Watching Star Trek: Voyager, episode: Tuvix… Finished. One word: poignant. Rating: 4 chainsaws and bring a hanky.

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.tek: Clicky Keyboard: The Only Thing I Got From Alan Sugar That Didn't Explode Into Flames

I just spent twenty UK pounds on an overpriced Y-cable from Maplins to  convert a single USB port into a PS2 keyboard and mouse port.   Why?  So I could plug in a twenty-three year old keyboard into my HP 210 … Continue reading

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Bigging Up Africa: Timmy from Rules of Engagement Rules!

Sending a big shout out to South African Adhir Kalyan becoming being THE breakout character, Tamir “Timmy” Patel, of Rules of Engagement (the only reason I watch this).  Nice one dude!

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Nerd TV Shows and Movies: So Much To Do, So Little Time…

Like Mister X‘s mumbled refrain, I’m having a little difficulty keeping up with the constant stream of geeky goodness. For some time now, other bloggers have been saying that shows aimed at nerds are the rule rather than the exception.  … Continue reading

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Remember "The Professonals" Theme: Wasn't It Seriously Funky!

My dad loved this show-

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Christian Wire and the Buttocks of Theon: Excellent Satire!

Dangnabit!  I was FOOLed.  Nice one guys- 12 Reasons to Boycott “Game of Thrones” in 2012 and- Fans Cheer Incest and Baby Murder on “Game of Thrones,” While Rumors of Upcoming Peter Dinklage Nude Scenes Go Viral “Buttocks of Theon.” … Continue reading

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Ty-ri-on! Ty-ri-on! Ty-ri-on! Just Finished Watching Game of Thrones Season 2

I just finished watching the second half of Season 2 today in one, long marathon viewing.  I don’t know what it is about the show-  I dislike almost all the characters (Tyrion excepted, of course), I’m annoyed by the accents, … Continue reading

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Watching Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 8, She Kept Her Boots On!

Just finished episode 8.  At least there’s more magic this season.  And, OMG, she kept her boots on!  Only two more to go.

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Catching Up With Season 2 of Game of Thrones Today…

Up to episode six so far and looking good in it’s usual Medieval dystopian, zombie infested way.  I’ll never look at Renaissance Faires in the same light again. What a complete and utter dork I look.

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Why Doesn't a Night Club Do a TV Theme Night: Avengers, Space 1999… I'd Go To That

OK, I stopped going to night clubs years and years ago.  But I might be tempted again if they did a vintage TV theme night. Think about all those cool tunes… mmm… actually you don’t have to because I’ve been … Continue reading

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DC's Green Arrow in New TV Show: Arrow, Trailers Etc…

I got into Green Arrow through Batman, and actually preferred the b-story featuring Green Arrow when he shared a second-billing in the Green Lantern comic book.  I also really enjoyed the 80s series The Long Bow Hunters by Mike Grell … Continue reading

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Digital TV: Freeview Channels Globally Rubbish

After having lived in Canada, Mauritius and the UK, I can tell you that free-to-view channels are crap the world over.  Now that we have bandwidth to spare for extra programming, what do we get? Massive choice? Oh no. I’m … Continue reading

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Future Nasty: Breaking Bad Season Five and Second Run: Eden Lake

My favourite supervillain is back for a last hurrah this July. Yep, Walter White, ex-school teacher and meth cook par excellence, is returning, post the amazingly gory finale of season four after his bomb ripped Los Pollos Hermanos owner and … Continue reading

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Marlon Brando Is Dead

The Schott Perfecto 618 leather biker jacket worn by rebellious Marlon in The Wild One only remained a few days in my possession before I returned it to the shop. I told you about the jacket in my last post … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones: Lean, Hungry Cast… Except for Token Fatty – Samwell Tarly

After two days in row at the gym, I did myself a mischief.  Yesterday, I lay in bed most of the day, having trouble breathing and dwelling on weighty matters (sorry) such as the mortality of my morbidly obese and … Continue reading

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SciFi Watering Holes: The Best Bars In All Possible Universes!

Chalmun’s Cantina, Mos Eisley, Tatooine Where Captain Solo famously blasts a hole in Greedo before the latter has time to reach.  The band is also partly the reason I am learning to to play a musical instrument! The Spacers Rave, Proton … Continue reading

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Second Run TV: American Horror Story: Yawn

American Horror Story is such a disappointment.  I had to force my eyes open to watch the entire first season.  Only the last two episodes where any fun with the big reveal.  Gross (bowl of brains scene), but hardly frightening.  … 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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Just Finished Watching Defying Gravity

OK, so this short-lived show from ABC ended abruptly at episode 14.  Is it worth the thirty-odd bucks from Amazon, you’ll need to pay to watch this legally?  Maybe, considering it’s cheaper than most video games and can, at least, … Continue reading

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Fringe Season 4 Episode 14 and Defying Gravity Season 1 Episode 4

Fringe: Right, so… Alt-Nina Sharp has a shape-shifter double.  Should we call the imposter “Alt-Alt-Nina” I wonder?  What in gods’ name have the writers been imbibing?  Probably something cooked up by Walter/Alt-Walt (not to be confused with Walternate or Alt-Walternate).  … Continue reading

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Second Run TV: Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity (2009) was an amazing effects laden ABC TV show about a bunch of astros doing a grand tour of the solar system in the near future. Unfortunately the show only ran a single season. The show heavily borrows … Continue reading

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Second Run: TV: Dirt and Beast

Long time, no post.  Life, work and trying to live up to my bucket list has put a size-9, steel-toed dent into this blog. I have been watching a lot of TV though. Dirt Just finished watching the short-lived (season … Continue reading

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Nerdvana TV Catch-Up Time: Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Game of Thrones etc…

So now that we’re well into the latest Hollywood TV season it’s time for a round-up.  In case you’ve been dead for the last few years, I’ve added a quick summary of what the shows are about so you can … Continue reading

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From Inspired to Insane: The Great Big Blog Post of My Favourite Quotes, Huzzah!

“I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.” -Nicolas Cage. “…fact is, you are a neo-maxi zoom dweeby.” -Bender character speaking to nerd … Continue reading

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Second Run: Hey, Did You See That Satyr Slipping a Mickey in the Dryad's Kylix?

I love mythology, especially that of ancient Greece.   So here’s my round-up of some the more modern film adaptations.  This was also prompted by watching Immortals last night. Wrath of the Titans – This is the sequel of 2010’s Clash, … Continue reading

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Second Run: Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Gonzo of the Macabre!

Carl Kolchak AKA the Night Stalker, played by Darren McGavin, was the main character in two ABC TV movies and a later TV show in the 1970s.  Created by writer Jeff Rice, Kolchak is an investigative reporter for a Chicago … Continue reading

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Sherlock: Portrait of an Intuitionless Man

I have found that the current season on Sherlock is better on a second viewing.  The episodes are so densely packed with many Holmsian stories interwoven with the plot of the episode and the story-arc of the season that it … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Underworld, Live Action TV Series Imminent? Video + Link

O-M-G!!! Interview with producer: + Empire News

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Just Watched: Sherlock: A Scandal in Bohemia

Just saw the latest Sherlock: A Scandal in Bohemia.  I must admit I liked the spin they put on some of the Sherlock Holmes canon through little inserted vignettes, like the The Geek Interpreter instead of The Greek Interpreter.  Its … Continue reading

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TV Hell: Christmas Viewing

With Christmas rapidly approaching I’ve been trying to broaden my TV consumption and catching up with shows I’ve missed over the last couple of years. First, I really made an honest attempt to get into Star Wars: Clones Wars after … 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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Blakes 7: A Tribute

I love Blakes 7. Its that simple. From the moment it first aired in 1978, I did not miss a single episode.  When Marvel, UK started publishing the Blakes 7 magazine, I bought every single issue.  And when the series … Continue reading

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