Since I was a teenager, I have been telling stories for the fun of it through film, video, audio drama, and more, all under the auspices of Blue Towel Productions. View and listen to many of those projects here, or read on for comments on other stories or items that catch my interest.
In spite of his inherent limitations, Data engages in a romantic relationship with Lt. Jenna D’Sora, a fellow crew member. Read more…
Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary continues with An Adventure in Space and Time, which I got around to watching last night. If you are not familiar, this is a feature length film about the early days of Doctor Who. Written by Doctor Who and Sherlock writer & actor Mark Gatiss, the film tells the story of a number of the key personalities who were responsible for breathing life into the series back in 1963. Primarily, the focus is on Verity Lambert, the program’s original producer, and William Hartnell, who created the role of the Doctor back in 1963. Also featuring heavily are Sydney Newman, who was the original visionary behind the show, and Waris Hussein, who directed several of the early serials, including the first one. But it’s Hartnell and Lambert who really carry the lion’s share of the story. Read more…
Are you a fan of classic Doctor Who? Do you still want more of the program for the 50th Anniversary, even after watching Day of the Doctor? Have you seen this thing yet?
If not, for goodness’ sake, go watch it somewhere, because it is certainly the show for you. Just as it was for me. Read more…
Earlier today, I posted about Olympus has Fallen, certainly the most intellectually and emotionally off-putting movie that I’ve seen for a while. My friend told me he had read that review, and from that, decided not to waste his time watching the film on Netflix, as he had been considering doing!
It’s the first time that I have had someone say they made an actual viewing choice based on or inspired by something I have blogged about.
Which means (because of the nature of this particular choice), it’s the first time that I’m aware of that my blog has actually benefited someone, or improved their life, even in a small way.
Which somehow makes it all worthwhile.
Everyone once in a while, you need to see a really stupid movie.
Well, maybe not, actually. It’s just that, if you’re going to give them a go, every once in a while you will see a really stupid movie. Sometimes you just can’t tell in advance.
But other times you can. I was pretty sure Olympus Has Fallen was going to be pretty stupid. And gruesome (based on its rating). I was right. But still, I watched it anyway. I can only blame myself.
Don’t be confused, this isn’t the Batman story Death in the Family, or the Batman story Death of the Family. This is the next (concurrently told) chapter in the New Krypton story. The first thing you notice here is that the main plot actually has little to do with any of the “New Krypton” business. That’s more the backdrop, while the real action is built around Supergirl fighting the Silver Banshee and saving her friend Mike Henderson, and Supergirl fighting the Insect Queen and saving her friend Lana Lang. Read more…
A while before I saw the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, the Day of the Doctor, I posted a list of “expectations” for the story. (See the original post here). This wasn’t my wishlist – it was just my predictions, based on advanced press and previews, etc. Now the episode is history. How did I do at predicting what we’d see? (Spoilers, for sure)