She’s Madame Mao
Sunday, 3 August 2014
Brendan, Richard and Nathan bring Season 2 to a triumphant close with The Space Museum, The Chase and The Time Meddler. And we like them all. No, really.
“I shall miss them. Yes, I shall miss them, silly old fusspots. Come along, my dear, it’s time we were off.”
Buy the stories!
The Space Museum/The Chase (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)
The Time Meddler (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)
The Space Museum
More weird timey-wimey stuff in Stephen King’s The Langoliers. Published as a short story in a collection called Four Past Midnight (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)
The trippy Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night
Prime Minister of Rhodesia Ian Smith, famous for moonlighting as Ian Smith in Prisoner and Neighbours
The giant eyebrows of Gerry Anderson’s Supermarionation classics Stingray and Thunderbirds
Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back, before George Lucas started digitally wrecking it
Dr Elizabeth Sandifer’s redemptive reading of The Chase
Absolutely Fabulous, which remains great to the end, but does it cannibalise itself after the start of Series 2?
Morton Dill, as a refugee from The Beverly Hillbillies
No German Expressionism (sigh), but here’s the architect Gaudí, who clearly inspired the Mechonoids in the building of the city.
A Mechonoid and a d20? Can you tell them apart?
The Time Meddler
Peter Butterworth’s storied career in the Carry On films
The strong female characters of Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dr Horrible, and some superhero films or something apparently. Watch them all!
Turns out, it was Lyle Lanley who sold the monorail to Springfield. (How could I forget?)
No, sorry, NASA didn’t invent Tang or Space Food Sticks.
Joachim Phoenix falls in love with Siri in Spike Jonze’s film Her, not to be confused with Alethea Charlton’s fabulous Hur.
Picks of the week
Nathan: Running Through Corridors (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU
Richard: The Daleks comic strips in TV Century 21. Later reprinted as The Dalek Tapes in 1980s DWM, and as The Dalek Chronicles as a DWM Special in 1994. Adapted as an animation by Altered Vistas.
Brendan: Daleks vs Mechons
Pick your next Doctor Who story with Nathan’s therandomiser.net.
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