It's my Youtube video looking at the pleasant open faced Doctor Who that was Peter Davison.
My full YouTube thoughts on getting to meet Uncle Bob, why it's important not to treat Simon Furman as ubiquitous at these events, how I showed Lalla Ward what a real intellectual looks like and how- even when recording a second take where I have to get through it quicker- I still don't know how to stop talking at the end.
My longest YouTube video yet (as it has to cover seven years), as I look at the man who is, for many, the Doctor Who, Tom Baker.
Another YouTube video, this time centred on the Doctor who seemed to have been purposefully created to provide a trick "How many Doctor Whos have their been?" trick question for pub quizes (in the days before Richard Hurdnall, John Hurt and two David Tennant's confused things). It's the Cushing Dalek Movies!
Oh yes, it's time for my least favourite Doctor to take the plate. But will watching his era in order have changed my mind?
Yes, it's another YouTube video!
Sorry that, if anything, the picture quality is even worse this time. I will give the lens a polish before the next one. Just think of it as being filmed in Oh My Giddy Aunt O Vision.
Pretty much what it says on the tin, not my best video (even by my standards) with some bad flubs- what was that William Hartnell docu-drama called?- and drastically changing lighting as it goes along. Hopefully it is at least a bit of fun though, and nearly as entertaining as a Reacting Vibrator.
Even as recently as a month ago I was pretty much resigned to the fact that the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who was going to wind up being a bit rubbish. Despite initially being promised “More Who that ever” the Beeb had shown themselves to not actually being very good at making the show resulting in a rather limp half season that seemed to shuffle onto screen in a slightly embarrassed fashion.
Of course, if it had been any good the drastic reduction in the number of episodes wouldn’t have mattered. But whilst it would be unfair to call it a terrible run, and there was only one episode in the Rings of Padding Out The Short Running Time With Endless Singing and Flashbacks to Things That Happened 30 Seconds Ago that I thought was really piss poor, equally there tended to be an distinctly average feeling about the whole thing.
Well this is exciting, this week's Transformation, written two days ago, tries to imagine the future when it would be put up on the internet. But here I am, in that future and armed with the knowledge that between the two events I have seen both a Yeti and Jenna Coleman.
Guess which I came closer to touching.
The mind bending problems of when past meet future are also confronting Cyclonus as I look at:
Target: 2006 Part 2.
And some PICTURES on Facebook to give a clue as to the the solution of my Yeti riddle.
There are obscure TV shows and obscure TV shows, and then there's Undermind. This 11 episode science fiction thriller was broadcast only once in 1965, and then never seen or head from again until Network, champions of obscure TV, released it on DVD in 2012.
As a series that has been almost totally forgotten the main selling point- at least for me- is the scripts contributed by some of the very best Doctor Who writers (and Bill Strutton). The series itself was "evolved" by Robert Banks Stewart, David Whitaker provides one episode and Robert Holmes wraps up the entire series with a final two parter (and he'd rather cheekily reuse some of the ideas in a rejected Doctor Who pitch that would finally see the light of day in the '70's as the Peter Cushing and Vincent Price staring radio series Aliens in the Mind). That's some serious pedigree there.
The show itself is both years ahead of its time, whilst also being incredibly dated. It's forward thinking in that it pre-dates the X-Files style conspiracy Sci-Fi decades before it was cool. The set up being that some mysterious alien force has been sending signals from space that brainwash those with unusually sensitive hearing, creating a cartel of sleeper agents working to destabilise British moral for... Well for reasons that never become very clear.
Stuart Webb. Who knows everything about nothing and not a lot about that.