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The Story of Evil

The planet’s second sun had finally set, and the Citadel glistened amber from the burnt orange night sky. The snow-capped mountains silhouetted the cloudy landscape and silver leafed trees rustled softly in the cool breeze as the novice was lead out to the wastelands, oblivious to the surrounding beauty. He was but a child, barely 8 years old, but of an age to test his suitability for the Academy…

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Guest Star of the Month?

Often, when we are watching the myriad shows we follow, you end up spotting the same faces over and over again.  Most of the time this goes in cycles and a few faces will crop up in everything for a time, then they’ll be replaced by a new crop of faces.  So it goes in the Hollywood system.

These people are the guest stars who have the goods.

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Who would make the best/worst Father Christmas (Santa for you Yanks)?

This dark and grimy cantina is getting into the festive spirit. There’s a (mostly dead) pine tree in the corner with some decorations hanging on it (though I daren’t look too closely at what those “decorations” are), there’s some tinsel above the bar, and some ambitious soul has even hung up some mistletoe. So, in the spirit of the season, I thought I do something a little festive (actually possibly several things, but this is the first). I started thinking about jolly ol’ St. Nick, and all his Christmas shenanigans. Then I started thinking about other characters who’d do a better – or funnier, or more lethal – job of bringing presents and cheer to the worlds children.

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Doctor Who & the Mystery of the Disappearing Bank Balance

I have had this discussion with our illustrious leader Rooney about the Mystery of the internet and the disappearing bank balance. However, when I saw this I couldn’t resist… Ladies, gentlemen & all other life forms, I give you the Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control!!!!

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The Eternal Quandary of Doctor Who…

Like many people my age, I grew up watching Doctor Who of the 1970s Pertwee/Baker era and beyond, so the new series is a continuation of a long running story.  For many though, they only know the new incarnation that has existed since 2005 and may be engaging with it on face value, without any baggage.  These two statements may, or may not be serious factors in my problem with Doctor Who as it stands now.

If I were to sum up my key issues, they would be narrative, structure, logic, dialogue, originality and characterisation.

However, a key question before I get into all that is, ‘but is this programme even FOR me?’

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