Wednesday, November 09, 2005

It's my wife's birthday today!

Happy birthday to her, happy birthday to her...


The first episode of The Five Doctors - the most tedious 24 minutes of TV ever?

[Post transferred from my old blog.]

Seriously, I've been watching a few of the old Doctor Who episodes from 1983 on the ABC because my brother wants me to tape them while he's out of the country. When I say "tape", I mean record on my Foxtel iQ and then dub it down on my DVD recorder. Anyway, the first episode of The Five Doctors is one of the most boring things I've seen recently - and I watch a lot of TV, so I've seen a lot "recently". Most of the episode is spent watching left over footage of the previous four doctors being kidnapped by a large black triangle that looks lower tech than Pong.

I'm up to part three now, and my point is the show itself is okay -- the series, not The Five Doctors, which is the biggest load of thrown-together crap I've ever seen, Tom Baker did well to stay away from that one -- they aren't even bothering with cliffhangers at the end of the episode -- even if the really low budget was beginning to really bite; but the picture quality of the filmed exterior shots it so bad they should have stuck to stories that could be done inside. The videotape might look tacky, but cutting from clean tape to dark dirty film is just jarring.

Not sure what I think about the new spin-off that was announced.

~November 7, 9.50pm

syme points out that it was originally made to be broadcast whole. That doesn't explain why the entire story was so bad. Especially since this was an anniversary special.

Poor old Jamie. Old being the operative word. Still, at least he wasn't dead.

~November 8, 10.50pm

Thanks for the info, syme. (See comments, imaginary other readers.) I guess it was just a shame the 25th anniversary came up during what seems to be a low budget period. Especially compared to the glory days of the 4th doctor.


Monday, November 07, 2005

Friday, November 04, 2005

Queensland Roar, Queensland Roar. Can defend, can't score.

I have to admit that it slipped my attention also that Queensland were the equal best defence in the A-League.

Probably because I was busy pulling my hair out as we squandered 33 -- count 'em, thirty-three -- shots on goal against Perth.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

This shit is addictive

So, I'm missing Firefly, but it's okay, because it was broadcast at midnight about a week ago anyway. I love my iQ.

I'll probably talk a lot about television but I'll almost always be behind.

A space western. Apart from a few jokes, I can't see what syme sees in it, unless it's Kaylee. I just can't take Johnny from Two Guys and a Girl seriously. Syme tells me he was in Buffy, too.