Friday, 30 September 2011

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Bengal Boogie


Makes you want to spend more than £10 just to see what happens...

Monday, 26 September 2011

The Five Year Mission

This blog feature several posts that reference to the original series of Star Trek:

• Almost every episode of the original series of Star Trek opens with William Shatner's "Space, the final frontier..." monologue.

DeForest Kelley played Doctor Leonard McCoy.

Ijumaa is Sunday in Swahili and features a photo of Uhura because she is practically the face of Swahili.

Osculate features a photo from The Man Trap.

• The venus drug is a Narcofiction mentioned in Mudd's Women and the photo comes from the same episode.

Good Night features a photo from Shore Leave.

Well Was It? features a doctored photo from Court Martial.

Lirpa, Amok and T'Pau all reference elements of the episode Amok Time.

Satellitic Culprit features a diagram of Nomad from The Changeling.

Video Nasties features a photo from Spectre Of The Gun.

• A version of Leonardo Da Vinci appears in Requiem For Methuselah.

• The posts Friday's Child and And The Children Shall Lead share their name with episodes of the series.


Other Star Trek related posts can be found here.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Take A Look At The Lawman

This blog has featured a number of posts that reference to the TV show
Life On Mars and it's sequel Ashes To Ashes.

A Stitch In Time reappropriates the opening monologue of Life On Mars

• While Flashes Of Ashes and Ashes To Flashes reappropriates the opening monologue of Ashes To Ashes, twice.



There are more Life On Mars and Ashes To Ashes related posts here and here.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011

All Dolled Up

This blog has featured a number of posts that make reference to the short lived TV show: Dollhouse.

• The Los Angeles Dollhouse named its Actives after the letters of the NATO phonetic alphabet: The three main 'actives' were Echo (played by Eliza Dushku), Sierra (Dichen Lachman) and Victor (Enver Gjokaj). Recurring guest stars who played actives included: Amy Acker as Whiskey, Miracle Laurie as November and Alan Tudyk as Alpha. Other actives included: Mike (Teddy Sears), Quebec (David Law), Tango (Emma Bell) and Kilo (Maurissa Tancharoen, who was also writer on the show).

• Meanwhile Foxtrot, Romeo and Yankee were mentioned in dialogue, but not seen. The episodes Epitaph One and Epitaph Two: The Return were set some ten years after the show's 'present' and featured Charlie, Juliet, Romeo and another Yankee. The actives designations were reused and mention is made of a previous Sierra and another November.

• The pilot episode was called Echo and went unbroadcast and the seventh episode was therefore free to be titled Echoes.


Other Dollhouse related posts can be found here.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Leading The Big Parade



To Bombay
A traveling circus came
They brought an intelligent elephant
And Nellie was her name
One dark night
She slipped her iron chain
And off she ran to Hindustan
And was never seen again

Ooooooooooooo...

Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
And said goodbye to the circus
Off she went with a trumpety-trump
Trump, trump, trump
Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
And trundled back to the jungle
Off she went with a trumpety-trump
Trump, trump, trump

Night by night
She danced to the circus band
When Nellie was leading the big parade
She looked so proud and grand
No more tricks
For Nellie to perform
They taught her how to take a bow
And she took the crowd by storm

The head of the herd was calling
Far, far away
They met one night in the silver light
On the road to Mandalay
So Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
And said goodbye to the circus
Off she went with a trumpety-trum
Trump, trump, trump

Ooooooooooooo...

Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
And said goodbye to the circus
Off she went with a trumpety-trump
Trump, trump, trump
Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
And trundled back to the jungle
Off she went with a trumpety-trump
Trump, trump, trump

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Lifesize

I meant Lifesigns, not Lifesighs.

And yet:

Life. Sigh.

Could be taken to mean weary of life. Or in its plural form could mean Lifesize.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Endgame



What could be more elegant than a game of Chess between drunkards...?

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Monday, 5 September 2011

Captain's Holiday



He's been away for a while, but finally the United States Of Americans is safe.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Awarded

Have you seen The Hours?


It's a film in which Ed Harris plays a novelist who wrote novel as novelists often do. The novel is fictionalised version of things that really happened to him as novelists often do. The novel won an award as novels often do. The award was called The Carruthers Award.

Any connection?

Friday, 2 September 2011

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Clip Show

One of our number has used a clip from one of our A Writer's Meeting videos in his acting showreel: