Friday, 30 April 2010

Friday Facts In Association With Brass Eye & The Day Today




Modern life can be filled with uncertainty and confusion. Every Friday Brass Eye and The Day Today will provide a shining moment of clarity, a stark image of the world around us, a fact beacon which will shine the light of truth into the dark corners of doubt. Prepare your eyes for FACTS.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Friday Facts In Association With Brass Eye & The Day Today



Modern life can be filled with uncertainty and confusion. Every Friday Brass Eye and The Day Today will provide a shining moment of clarity, a stark image of the world around us, a fact beacon which will shine the light of truth into the dark corners of doubt. Prepare your eyes for FACTS.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Friday Facts In Association With Brass Eye & The Day Today



Modern life can be filled with uncertainty and confusion. Every Friday Brass Eye and The Day Today will provide a shining moment of clarity, a stark image of the world around us, a fact beacon which will shine the light of truth into the dark corners of doubt. Prepare your eyes for FACTS.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Friday Facts In Association With Brass Eye & The Day Today



Modern life can be filled with uncertainty and confusion. Every Friday Brass Eye and The Day Today will provide a shining moment of clarity, a stark image of the world around us, a fact beacon which will shine the light of truth into the dark corners of doubt. Prepare your eyes for FACTS.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Doctor Who Companions: SEXY OR UNSEXY?

After the recent furore over the appropriate levels of sexiness in Doctor Who, I thought I would add to the debate with photographic evidence. Each time on SEXY OR UNSEXY I will present two companions - one from the original series (1963-89) and one from the modern era (2005 onwards).

SEXY OR UNSEXY?

YOU DECIDE

First up is a teacher all the way from 60s Britain, she was among the first to meet the Daleks, she loves sensible fashions and history books - it's Barbara Wright!



Next is a girl we met when she was only a child but she soon grew up to become a flame haired kiss-o-gram - it's Amy Pond!



So who is sexy or unsexy? Both? Neither?

Obviously it's Barbara. Shouldn't have asked really.

Join me next time for more SEXY OR UNSEXY.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Friday Facts In Association With Brass Eye & The Day Today


Modern life can be filled with uncertainty and confusion. Every Friday Brass Eye and The Day Today will provide a shining moment of clarity, a stark image of the world around us, a fact beacon which will shine the light of truth into the dark corners of doubt. Prepare your eyes for FACTS.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

My Favourite Episodes - Torchwood: The One Where A Cyberwoman Fights A Pterodactyl



Torchwood is a spin-off off off off Doctor Who and thus contains a small piece of Doctor Who's infinite amount of awesomeness, thus making Torchwood also infinitely awesome. You can find my thoughts on Torchwood under the Torchwood tag on this blog. Imagine that.

This particular episode of Torchwood comes from the faultless and amazing first season. Back when swear words and crude sex references were inserted into the dialogue at random moments for EXTREME effect. My favourite piece of dialogue in this episode is when Gwen utters the phrase 'hard on'. Not because I am a pervert or anything, but because using words like that is edgy, modern, and hip.

In this episode Ianto forgets to make the tea for the Torchwood team after they have had a nice game of basketball, so they all go to the pub and leave him behind. Ianto does not care though, as he is entertaining a Japanese man who is trying to fix Ianto's secret cyberwoman girlfriend that he keeps in the secret underground room that no-one else in Torchwood ever goes in. Hilarity and mirth ensues when the cyberwoman escapes from her confines and tries to teach everyone in Torchwood the true meaning of Christmas.

This episode is my favourite because:



A CYBERWOMAN FIGHTS A PTERODACTYL

The pterodactyl (Myfanwy) is considered an awesome secret weapon against the threat of cyberisation - presumably because cybermen really don't like things that flap in their faces or make CAW CAW SCRREEEEECCCHHHH sounds. The fight is so amazing and budget shattering that we are not allowed to see it in its entirety. We have to assume that this mighty battle between metal person of the future and the dinosaur of the past was decided when the pterodactyl flew off to eat something not made of inedible steel.

Ianto cries a lot in this episode. Episodes where Ianto cries about things are the best ones. Especially when he's crying over a girlfriend that will soon be forgotten after this episode. Here are some nice shots of Ianto crying:





I think the last image is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

In the end the cyberwoman tries to find a new home in the body of a pizza delivery girl but Ianto decides that he doesn't like girls anymore so Jack shoots her.

So there you are, conclusive proof that Torchwood: The One Where A Cyberwoman Fights A Pterodactyl is the greatest episode of TV ever.