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Open The Box

Less than an hour until the first part of the Doctor Who finale, it occurred to me a couple of days ago that this feels like Lawrence Miles Alien Bodies. Sam and the Ninth Doctor stumble on an auction for some ultimate artefact that everyone seems to want to get their hands on, whatever the…
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June 19, 2010 0

Cracks in the Internet

Never mind cracks in the Universe or amnesiac Time Lords abandoned on the edge of the Silver Devastation – I’m almost loathe to link to it, but is a singular waste of an entirely usable web address. Admittedly the owner took the time to stick a picture on it with appropriate Doctor Who quote,…
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June 8, 2010 0

In Safe Hands

I attended the Birmingham UK Games Expo at the weekend. Cubicle 7 had a stand, so I invariably needed to go ask the big question. So, “What’s happening with the Doctor Who game? When can we expect the next supplement?” Okay, so that’s two questions – but, I can’t remember exactly what I asked. I’m…
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June 7, 2010 0

Real Expo-tential

Well, I’m off to the UK Games Expo in Birmingham this weekend, attending both Saturday and Sunday (which we did in 2008, but not 2009). Having the night there means the day can be more relaxed, providing more chances to play and the chance to get involved in stuff starting in the afternoon. I would…
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June 3, 2010 0

Tarvu, Be Praised

Tarvuism, the fastest growing religion in the world (“It’s SO easy to join”) – and just the sort of thing that the Doctor would get sorted out in a moment, undermining the evil intent beneath the cult within the conspiracy, like some intergalactic star-hopping David Icke. Or something like that.

May 29, 2010 0

Connections Unseen

I’ve been thinking about connections, considering what might have caused certain events or points of focus. Is it possible, for example, that one of the tears in reality, like that in Amy’s childhood bedroom, also caused the sun to go nova causing the grand exodus of Earth seen in “The Beast Below”? Aside from the…
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May 26, 2010 0

Does Not Compute

…and when it comes to persuading computers to do something that doesn’t make sense, well more suspension of disbelief comes into play. PARANOIA featured a skill called Spurious Logic, which allowed you to engage artificial lifeforms in the sort of discussion that left them smouldering in confusion. Captain Kirk had a knack for doing this…
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May 16, 2010 0

Bracewell Dilemma

Folk watching ‘Victory of the Daleks‘ have questioned how the British could have got Spitfires into space in a matter of minutes. Admittedly, a story conceit makes for a more exciting episode; but, with the right frame of mind you could find the means to get close to an explanation within the context of the…
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May 16, 2010 0

The Beast Below

I think you could describe this as the first Marmite episode of the season, because you’ll either like it or you won’t – as like Prisoner Zeroes hiding out for 12 years in Amy’s house, you’ll either suspend disbelief or not. Thinking on it, “The Beast Below” feels a little like a campaign supplement for…
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May 1, 2010 0

The Eleventh Hour

I think that the problem with a new Doctor is that it challenges what we’ve grown comfortable with. I mean, who would have thought that anyone except William Shatner could play Kirk? Thing is, unlike ‘Star Trek’, Who challenges you with change every few years (or a couple if you’re unlucky, Colin). So, we, as…
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April 19, 2010 0