August 6th, 2012

Doctor Who - We've come on holiday by mi

Directing Who

So, with the Key to Time watch over, I decided to press on through the show in chronological order, meaning that over the weekend I watched Destiny of the Daleks.

Okay, it's not the best serial ever transmitted (still - City of Death next, which is all kinds of yay! and has John Cleese and Julian Glover in it). Putting it mildly. But, I found Ken Grieve's direction and camera work to be rather captivating, and I couldn't help wondering, if he's still directing (and he certainly was up until 2009 when, according to imdb, he worked on some episodes of Law and Order: UK), it'd be interesting to see him work on some episodes of nuWho. Wondered what anyone else reckons about that?

Speaking of which, I notice that Richard E Grant is the guest star for the Christmas special. Hmm. So he finally gets to do proper Doctor Who after The Curse of Fatal Death (cute, sexy and lick-the-mirror handsome), The Scream of the Shalka, and The Two Doctors in Cumbria Withnail and I. Which is good. Even better if he ends up playing an alt/future Doctor, although I guess that's more than a wee bit unlikely...
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

I've been meaning to post this for a while...

...and now seemed as good a time as any...

I know I have a fair few gamers on my Flist, and we're talking old skool pen & paper RPG stuff...

...does anyone play Warhammer 40,000 RPG? Specifically Dark Heresy? Specifically using the Inquisitors' Handbook? Specifically running a campaign that could use, say, one extra PC (i.e. me, playing a Sister of Battle)? Specifically one where either geography is not much of an object (i.e. fairly near to Hemel Hempstead and/or gettable to in either evenings or weekends), or joining in virtually (i.e. Skype or some such contrivance) is a possibility?

If so, erm, just let me know, okay?

Thanks. :-)
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Oh, dear...

Okay, I just read this story on Not Always Right, and...it's not my imagination, is it? Some people really are too stupid to be allowed to vote, drive, have kids, heck I might even go so far as to say live...

*hangs head in despair*
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

I'm very much of a one...

...for watching programmes set in beautiful locations and thinking it'd be nice to visit the locations concerned.

So, for example, I watch The Stones of Blood and I suggest to Sarah, "let's visit the Rollright Stones!" I watch The Androids of Tara and I suggest to Sarah, "let's visit Leeds Castle!" City of Death is next on my watch list, and there is no doubt that, "let's visit Paris!" will pass my lips in a Sarah-ward direction.

Sarah, can, I think, count herself very lucky that I find nothing aesthetically appealing about the Anglian marshland in which The Power of Kroll was filmed...

:-)