• Survivors of the Flux

    It’s part 5 and I think you know how I feel about this so far. Yet I sit at home on a Sunday and still hope that Chibnall will do something spectacular. I really don’t want to dislike Doctor Who. I love it.

    Anyway, from the BBC website – As the forces of evil mass, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan face perilous journeys and seemingly insurmountable…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic General Films thread

    I Just watched “No Time To Die” which was too long. They could have easily lost half an hour or so, but I loved it anyway. It was a classic Bond movie, including an island that’s the evil lair. It wasn’t trying to hard to be Bourne or Mission Impossible (which is a problem I’ve had with the recent ones).

    This was more classic Bond. And the music…[Read more]

  • Village of the Angels

    Here we are for part 4. My fingers are crossed once again, and I hope I don’t have any reason to blink (or go wash the dishes, or doodle, or have a nap or something).

    Once again, all I know is what the BBC has given us. It’s set in Devon, November 1967. A little girl has gone missing (so we’re maybe on more stable Chibnall ground – I hope…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic Part 3 – Once, Upon Time

    I have some time tonight – so I’m going to say it’s still messy.

    Production looks lovely, mostly (big props to props) but the plot has no direction yet. Also on Photoshop or After Effects I can do me, or any of you, in a space cloud in front of Gods (my friends in robes), or waving blue bee clouds. It’s easy in about 10 minutes. Maybe it’s a nod…[Read more]

  • Craig started the topic Part 3 – Once, Upon Time

    Part 3 Once Upon Time

    It’s part 3. Time is beginning to run wild. On a planet that shouldn’t exist, in the aftermath of apocalypse the Doctor, Dan, Yaz and Vinder face a battle to survive.

    I don’t have much to say – except that Vinder is mentioned in the short write up, but is not credited on the BBC website – weird. This is once again written by Chibnall. This…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Thanks @whisht – I have a big 50th (not mine – a friend’s) that I’ve been asked to DJ at. So I was checking tunes on birthdays. Turns out the guy’s birthday No.1 is Benny Hill – ‘Ernie the fastest milkman in the west’

    I might try to do a FatBoy Slim style remix for a laugh. But a friend of mine just said to do top tracks from 1971. And there are…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    I’m not sure if this will work. But I’m gonna try. If it’s a code mess, please forgive me.

    I was a bit bored so I checked what was the Top 40 in the UK the week I was born.

    Spotify only had 35 of the Top 40 – but, if I have to say myself, it was great week to be born.

  • War of the Sontarans

    It’s part two of ‘Doctor Who: Flux.’ So far I have to admit that I’m not engaged, but I’m hoping that the end of this episode, traditionally the end of Act One in screenwriting, will have me hooked.

    All I know is that, during the Crimean War, the Doctor discovers the British army fighting a brutal alien army of Sontarans. And they’re the…[Read more]

  • I have to say, that was not an episode with a clear inciting incident that could propel us through six episodes. ‘Messy’ was the word that came to mind

    If you have a dead body on a beach (Broadchurch), it’s easy to create nine episodes around who the killer is. But what was that? I worry the rest of the series will be just as convoluted and,…[Read more]

  • Craig started the topic The Winchester

    While I was away the old pub went way over its usable post limit so I’ve started a new one.

    Welcome to The Winchester, favourite haunt of Shaun and Ed in ‘Shaun of the Dead.’ The Winchester was filmed in a South London pub, but it happens to be based on a pub, now called The Boogaloo, that I live nearby in North London. It’s a favourite haunt…[Read more]

  • The Halloween Apocalypse

    Happy Hallowe’en and Happy new six-part series. Apologies for being away most of this year but I’ll definitely be here for this series and hopefully more often in the future.

    As I said on the Home page, Chris Chibnall is, perhaps, hoping to benefit from his experience at more serialised storytelling, such as ‘Broadchurch’, and has planned a…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    Hi all,

    I’m very sorry I have been AFK (away from keyboard) for a while. You know, life stuff…

    But I just wanted to let you know that I will be back on Sunday for the start of the new season. I have a busy weekend but I hope to be back at keyboard around 5:00pm. Which should give me plenty of time to get a thread opened.

    Later. I will also…[Read more]

  • Craig started the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    Happy New Year and welcome back to Doctor Who. It’s kinda been a while. Thank you to those who have been using the site, and my apologies for being a bit absent for most of this year.

    I don’t know much about this but, yes, the deadly pepper pots are back. The Doctor is imprisoned halfway across the universe. On Earth, the sighting of a…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    Thanks @geoffers

    I’ve spammed them.

    Apologies to everyone for being AWOL but life has kinda got in the way recently. I will get back to normal service before the New Year episode.

    I’m planning an update to the site (as the version of WordPress it works on is out of date). It will probably annoy some but will be a good framework for the future.…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    I quite like this from tonight’s watch-along.

    I once came third in a Doctor Who pub quiz because I got questions about my own episodes wrong. #clockdown— Steven Moffat (@StevenWMoffat) May 6, 2020

  • Craig replied to the topic The Girl in the Fireplace

    A little extra made during our lockdown, for after the Twitter watch-along. Written by Steven Moffat and voiced by Sophia Myles (of course).

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Damn, just after posting something nice, something sad happens. Florian Schneider, co-founder of Kraftwerk, has passed from cancer. A massively influential career. I mean, music wouldn’t be anything like it is today without those guys messing about with boxes and wires to make…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Something to cheer the soul. I really liked this. Despite all the lockdowns etc. I love how we are now getting raw performances. Featuring Colin Hay who was the vocalist and guitarist in Men at Work (a Scottish born person, I should add).

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @winston @whisht

    Unfortunately it was the virus that got him – which is especially sad as there was probably no long-term build up and maybe very little family allowed to visit him.

    However, it was lovely to see “Dave Greenfield” and “Golden Brown” trending number 1 and 2 on Twitter in the UK last night.

  • Craig replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Dave Greenfield passed away yesterday. You might say “Who?”. He was the keyboard player for The Stranglers. And if you haven’t heard of them you might say “Who?” too.

    In 1977-78 my parents wouldn’t let me buy this new punk thing that was happening but I loved it and my friend’s big brother was allowed to buy their music and the Sex Pistols, so I…[Read more]

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