fredag den 29. maj 2009

the Doctor's New Bit of Skirt

The new companion has been announced. OK, OK - it may turn out that Karen Gillan will not play a companion who runs about with her tongue hanging out (which was the case under RTD).

She looks quite cute - 21, from Inverness and red headed! Give me a kilt and call me Jamie.

Incidentally, I shall resume the Who Reviews again quite soon.

Another SPGB Debate for Your Viewing Pleasure

Should Capitalism Have a Future has been uploaded to YouTube.

tirsdag den 26. maj 2009

And now you're gonna believe us...!

THE GILLS ARE GOING UP, THE GILLS ARE GOING UP, AND NOW YOU'RE GONNA BELIEEEEEEVE UUUUUS! THE GILLS ARE GOING UP!

I have only slightly recovered from Saturday when, for once in their lives, the Gills didn't falter to a late goal and instead netted one themselves, courtesy of Demi-God Simeon Jackson!

See the Guardian for a report or Kent Messenger.

Also, be sure to check my blog for extended coverage from here till doomsday....

PS. Thanks, Darren - chuffed isn't the word! (Sorry to hear about Celtic and Gordon's resignation.)

PPS. My commiserations to the Shrewsbury faithful; next year perhaps, so brave heart.

søndag den 10. maj 2009

Gillingham-Rochdale (part 2)

The Gills' main man Jackson produced the goods as they won the home tie 2-1. The Bury-Shrewsbury game ended 0-1, the latter winning on penalties. So it all boils down to a day at Wembley; and the Gills have some revenge to get!

lørdag den 9. maj 2009

Rochdale-Gillingham (part 1)

Both sides had players back from the non-event that was Saturday's last league game, a 0-1 win for the Gills.

This game result: 0-0 away draw for the Gills in the first leg of the play-off. Nothing to grumble about there. The other match was Shrewsbury-Bury, where the latter won 0-1. I hope Bury win because the Gills threw away a 2-0 lead against Shrewsbury at home and got crushed 7-0 earlier in the season.

At the end of the day, the Gills will deserve to go up if they play the better football.

onsdag den 6. maj 2009

Gillingham's Season

The Gills won 1-0 away on the last day against Rochdale. It didn't really matter as a game as both sides were assured play-off spots and...are playing each other tomorrow.

The 2008/2009 season so far
. Come on you Gills!

lørdag den 2. maj 2009

Who Review #128 - Terminus

Nyssa gets even more undressed in this one. It was curious that they made the decision as Nyssa was supposed to be a young teen, to match Adric. This was Sarah Sutton's lost story and she does put in a good swansong - the tragic girl who lost her father and mother, then her home world and then faces an uncertain future using her scientific skills to help lepers.

The story is, alas, quite boring. I don't dislike it but cannot really enthuse about it.

The show finally left the three companion format (again) which was probably a good idea as one companion always ended up doing nothing. There is a part of the story where Tegan and Turlough actually spend a lot of time simply crawling in a ventilation shaft.
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fredag den 1. maj 2009

Who Review #127 - Mawdryn Undead

The start of the Black Guardian arc, with new campanion Mark Strickson as Turlough. Valentine Dyall is back with that deep, rich "evil" voice...and a crow on his head! The story also sees the return of Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier. In keeping with this era's continued references to the show's past, we are treated to a Brigadier flashback. It is nicely done.

Nyssa begins slowly and surely to metamorphosise into an old style companion (she's becoming a screamer and is showing some leg in her mini and boots combo).

Classic Turlough
"Ooh Matron!"

Classic Brig
"Things don't just dematerialise. Take my word for it."
"If I had amnesia, I would be the first to know."

It's a delightful little jaunt but mainly because of Nick. The Turlough/Black Guardian scenes are a bit repetative; in fact, there are a variety of holes that pop up - e.g. why hasn't the Black Guardian struck before and why does he need Turlough to do his dirty work anyway?

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Who Review #126 - Snakedance

If you liked Kinda then you will like Snakedance (the Mara sequal).

Personally, I thought it was all above my head so I am not as enthusiastic about this one. There are some good sets, Martin Clunes shows he can be a man who doesn't need 10 pints to behave badly, Janet Fielding makes a nice possessed villain.

OK, I suppose.
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