A while ago, it was my birthday! And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which came out in each year of the fifty years before I was born, and then write a bit about it. This is Post #23. So, that’s 23 movies out of 50 in well over 50% of the year, which just goes to show how far behind I am with all this.
Continue reading The Man in the White Suit [50 Films Older Than Me #23]
Doctor Who – All The Years is a quick examination of what was happening in the world of Doctor Who over all its years of existence. I’m not attempting to create a thorough history–just brief look back at the real-life timeline of my favorite TV show. Go back to the beginning and read about 1963 here.
(Daily Doctor Who #294)
Continue reading Doctor Who – 1983 – All the Years
The Avengers, before they were Marvel superheroes, were light-hearted spies on British TV. Dapper agent John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee, had numerous partners over the show’s run, but the most famous of these was scientific genius and martial arts expert Mrs. Emma Peel, played by Diana Rigg.
Continue reading The Avengers 11 – the Complete Emma Peel Megaset – The Living Dead, The Hidden Tiger, The Correct Way to Kill
Back when Marvel comics superheroes were only on the fringe of pop culture, and not at the heart of it, ITV in the United Kingdom released the fourth season of their whimsical espionage series, The Avengers.
Continue reading The Avengers 1 – the Complete Emma Peel Megaset – The Town of No Return, The Gravediggers, The Cybernauts
Man, Big Finish has an enormous output. I love Doctor Who and I enjoy seeing every episode of the show that I can, but when I look at the scope of what Big Finish has created since it started making Doctor Who audio dramas back in 1999, and it’s just clear that there is no way I’ll ever have time to catch up on all of it (unless, you know, I end up in that well-stocked Antarctic bunker I’ve often thought about). In addition to their “Main Range” of dramas, which is hitting it’s 200th release around now, there are various and sundry other lines of Doctor Who-related material – stuff featuring Daleks, Cybermen, Time Lords, Alternate-universe stories, literary companion Bernice Summerfield, Sarah Jane Smith, and on and on. Add to the time the money issue (most of the dramas cost $20 or more) and it seems pretty clear that there’s a lot of material I’m never going to listen to.
And then along comes Humble Bundle, with their unbelievably cool deal of offering tons of stuff for whatever you want to pay for it (although you need to hit certain marks if you’re going to unlock certain parts of each package) and all of a sudden I have a pile of Doctor Who audios that I never thought I’d get around to buying. All of that to lead up to The Nightmare Fair, a drama from the “Lost Stories” line.
Continue reading Doctor Who: The Nightmare Fair [Big Finish – Lost Stories]