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July 25, 2007

Transformers Slash

Filed in: Transformers.

Because apparently posting one crappy photo of some toys got me to first position on Google for the search phrase Transformers robot heroes. And because I'm bored.

[Transformers slash]

Primus being the closest thing the TFs have to a god. I hope I don't have to explain the rest of it. :)

If, for some reason, you have actually found this post while looking for Transformers slash, you could always try here (seriously).

Posted at 7:39 PM | Comments (5)

July 20, 2007

Transformers: Robot Heroes

Filed in: Transformers.

I'm entirely too addicted to collecting Robot Heroes. What's the use of growing up if you're not allowed to play with toys any more?

[Robot Heroes!]

Behind you! Oh, never mind.

Posted at 9:15 PM | Comments (4)

July 18, 2007

Would you have survived in the middle ages?

Filed in: Misc.

Shamus asks Would you have survived in the middle ages?

I've actually considered this before. My main handicap would be my short-sightedness, but I can't think of anything to date which might have been life threatening enough to kill me had modern medicine not been there. Although I do wonder how people managed with short-sightedness before they invented glasses. Just bumped into things a lot, I guess, which might mean I'd have had a fatal accident by falling onto a trebuchet or something.

Posted at 10:06 PM | Comments (2)

July 12, 2007

Doctor Who and Religion

Filed in: Doctor Who, Links.

I'm going to slack off tonight and link to one of Allyn's posts on a dissertation on the "Theology of Doctor Who.". This goes into quite a bit more depth than The Bible According to Doctor Who which appeared in TSV 33 and also covers the new series (though unfortunately not series 3, which has some religious themes most notably in the last three-parter...)

Posted at 8:30 PM | Comments (3)

July 10, 2007

Latest Doctor Who Casting

Filed in: Doctor Who, Links.

The latest casting announcement from the Doctor Who production team has a lot of fandom in an uproar, with many of them comparing the casting to that of Bonnie Langford some 20 years ago with Lawrence Miles taking this to extremes.

OTOH gordon_r_d's cartoon on this matter is full of win.

I'm not going to mention who's been cast at this point, as it may be regarded as a spoiler, but for the score I think this is a great casting decision. Also, I like Bonnie Langford but you probably knew that already.

Posted at 8:35 PM | Comments (4)

July 8, 2007

TSV 48

Filed in: Doctor Who, TSV Online.

TSV 48 is now online. Between issue 47 and this issue (published in August 1996), three notable events occurred in the world of Doctor Who.

1.) the TV Movie, also known variously as "Doctor Who: The Movie" and "The Enemy Within", the first new television Doctor Who in some 7 years. As you might expect, there's reviews of the TV Movie itself, the novelisations, and the script book, as well as an article on the cuts made to the BBC video and even a speculative piece written by Neil Lambess on who the Doctor's mother is. Yes.

2.) Jon Pertwee sadly passed away, so there's a biography, tributes, and an item on the Telecom commercials which Jon did back in 1986. These would make a good DVD extra, if the BBC can get their hands on copies...

3.) The Virgin New Adventures put out their fiftieth novel, Happy Endings, so there's an interview with author Paul Cornell and a review, as well as an interview with Lance Parkin, who was to write the last Doctor Who New Adventure before Virgin lost the licence, and who's book A History of the Universe was also reviewed.

There's nothing from me in this issue, but several pieces in the next, which is also the longest issue of TSV so far...

See also: write-ups by Paul and Jamas
Previously: TSV 47

Posted at 8:11 PM | Comments (0)

July 5, 2007

Doctor Who Series 3 (episodes 10 - 13)

Filed in: Doctor Who.

This season was pretty good, all in all. The only clangers being the Dalek two-parter and, to a lesser extent, The Lazarus Experiment. As always, spoilers are liberally given below.

Continue reading "Doctor Who Series 3 (episodes 10 - 13)"

Posted at 8:43 PM | Comments (8)

July 3, 2007

Yet Another Bloody Spammer

Filed in: Spam.

It took a while for the spammers to catch up, but as of the 28th, one of them started hitting a decoy comment script on here. The comments weren't very interesting - just collections of links to his spammy sites which were all .info sites. Sample domains:

They're all registered to one Dan Georgius, with the address str.10 building 1, Victoria, Mahe, the Seychelles and an organisation of MBM Ltd. The sites themselves are physically hosted in China. Dan appears to have been at it a while - here's a Wiki item from over a year ago with a different address.

Mr Georgius, I am very cranky.

Posted at 10:27 PM | Comments (0)

July 2, 2007


Filed in: Transformers.

Yesterday I went to see...


Unfortunately I ended up sitting next to the obligatory guy who shouted "WHOA!" and "OH MY GOD!" whenever anything vaguely impressive happened, so it mostly served to remind me why I don't go to the movies much. But I did enjoy it. Spoilers follow:

Continue reading "Transformers"

Posted at 10:14 PM | Comments (2)


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