Friday, 19 April 2019
I refer, of course, to Captain Kathryn Janeway.
A great many Star Trek characters have kicked the bucket and returned to tell the tale. Famously, on the big screen Spock copped it and came back for more, but only once. Until Harry Mudd trapped Gabriel Lorca in time loop to kill him again and again, Janeway held the record for the number of deaths she survived. She still has the most varied demises over the course of Voyager's seven year journey.
In celebration, I wrote this for Hero Collector.
Friday, 15 March 2019
I'm a big fan of Doctor Who.
This year I have combined the two and written this for Hero Collector to mark the twentieth anniversary of the broadcast of The Curse Of Fatal Death. The Comic Relief Doctor Who story from Red Nose Day 1999, which featured Rowan Atkinson, Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and Joanna Lumley as the Doctor.
You can make a donation to Comic Relief here.
Sunday, 24 February 2019
I say announced, they've posted this image of four quarters of four photos from four different TV shows.
Clockwise from top left, they are: The X-Files, Babylon 5, Twin Peaks and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
My guesses for titles are: Outside In Wants To Believe, Outside In's Last Best Hope For Peace, Outside In's Damn Fine Coffee and Outside In Through The Wormhole respectively.
I'm hoping to be a part of all of these.
Thursday, 7 February 2019
I wrote this for Hero Collector. I've always been fascinated by time loop episodes on TV. My wife hates time loop episodes on TV.
Sadly, as a result of writing this, I've had to subject her to several of them.
Monday, 4 February 2019
If it's broadcast by the BBC, it counts. Radio and webcasts are as valid as TV.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 1 August 2018
Faith repels Ace's extended family.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 1 August 2018
@NicholasBrendon as Xander, @AlyDenisof as Willow, @SethGreen as Oz, @JamesMarstersOf as Spike, @ElizaDushku as Faith, @TomLenk as Andrew, @JAugustRichards as Gunn, @AmyAcker as lllyria, @AlexisDenisof as Wesley, @JulietLandau as Drusilla and Anthony Stewart Head as Giles— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 3 August 2018
Oh, him.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 7 August 2018
“It’s Ireland’s biggest rug gallery, apparently.” pic.twitter.com/xfmDhgmyyl— J Farrers (@Jfarrers) 8 August 2018
It's political correctness gone mad. What a ridiculous world we live in when Batwoman cannot be played by a straight white male. pic.twitter.com/uwq9oUXm6r— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 9 August 2018
No can do Phil.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 9 August 2018
Here is a spoileriffic photo from Season Eleven... pic.twitter.com/TBm5mxugFm
I'm not even sorry. Here's another... pic.twitter.com/vor4bMBK4t— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 9 August 2018
Cher and Cher Alike— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 9 August 2018
BARNABYEDWARDS is an anagram of BARNYARDS BAWD— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 10 August 2018
In the United States, you can mail live scorpions - if they are inside a box labeled "live scorpions", inside another box also labeled "live scorpions".— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) 13 August 2018
He's just discovered that he is both the Eleventh and the Twelfth Doctor. It shook him to the core.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 14 August 2018
Favourite aspect ratio ✓— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 16 August 2018
Always good to remember why some people might not want a Corbyn government getting into power... pic.twitter.com/zpUHe9la9E— Cara Rose (@feats_fan) 18 August 2018
The Jon Pertwee on the right is impressive, but the Beatrix Lehmann on the left is spectacular.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 20 August 2018
A Chel? pic.twitter.com/YW2PxGl3Gq— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 20 August 2018
It means 'Please don't shoot'— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 20 August 2018
Retweet if you've never bought a Superdry item but are now tempted to. https://t.co/rSg7CHFodq— Pascal Jacquemain #FSFA #the5million #fbpe (@jacquep) 21 August 2018
Revealed in the new Private Eye, in shop today: the academy schools paying their heads £270,000, but refusing to shell out the London living wage for their cleaners.— Private Eye Magazine (@PrivateEyeNews) 22 August 2018
B'Elanna was the one taken by the Caretaker from Chakotay's ship, because he thought she might have what he needed. Maybe some of her DNA was left aboard the dreadnought from her earlier visit and that's why he transported it into the Delta Quadrant.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 22 August 2018
Very good!— Alan Barnes (@senrab_nala) 22 August 2018
Now And Again pic.twitter.com/uBBXeaWpP0— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 23 August 2018
Perhaps my favourite colour commission of @tfnationltd - wonderful @geoffsenior4 art featuring The Doctor and Grimlock. If you got a black and white commission at the weekend and would like it coloured let me know! pic.twitter.com/E1FIvOffCc— John-Paul Bove (@wordmongerer) 22 August 2018
Do you not accept, though, that making it paper inside and out it gives the appearance of being 100% paper and is likely to be wrongly recycled, when in fact you have made the entire thing, paper and all, 100% UNrecycleable? It's just pretending to be environmentally friendly. https://t.co/Qsc6qWPKPi— Debby Richardson (@DebRichardson26) 24 August 2018
NONSTOP CLIMATE OF PANIC pic.twitter.com/VVw8B1QijN— Wheel Of Fortune Answers (@wofanswers) 24 August 2018
While the rich get richer:— Freddie (@FreddieBailey96) 25 August 2018
Police starting salary
Newly qualified teacher salary
Fully qualified nurse starting salary
We are all in this together.
"What the world needs now is love, sweet love— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 28 August 2018
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone." pic.twitter.com/EZXPet9Dmr
"Donald Trump Was the Dumbest Goddam Student I Ever Had."— StrictlyChristo 🌊 📻 (@christoq) 27 August 2018
- Wharton School of Business and Finance Professor William T. Kelley pic.twitter.com/gBIO14dsWz
Reasons I'm not a real #DoctorWho fan:— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 28 August 2018
- Don't blame JNT
- Do blame Levine
- Don't have the 3D glasses from Dimensions In Time
- Never tried to spend the ten pound note with David Tennant on it
- Not terrified of a Doctor without a penis
Day Of The Doctor, The— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 28 August 2018
Ambassadors Of Death, The
Doctor's Wife, The
Brain Of Morbius, The
Long Game, The
Android Invasion, The
Curse Of Fenric, The
Levine doesn't watch much TV these days... pic.twitter.com/XHIJpaLCGG— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 29 August 2018
He seems to have sold a lot of hats. https://t.co/HH0eomIhn1— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 30 August 2018
Worst TARDIS ever. https://t.co/8YiIARvj5s— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 30 August 2018
One with pictures.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 30 August 2018
Being a historian gives me a particular set of skills which allows me to look at a building, for example, and know when its roof was tiled. pic.twitter.com/toCDszaMf1— Dr Kate Wiles (@katemond) 28 August 2018
Friday, 1 February 2019
The episode sees a death in Istanbul, Xander helping to reconstruct Sunnydale High School and Buffy embarrassing Dawn during her first day there, Willow recuperating with Giles in England. Back at school the Summers girls encounter vengeful spirits and a mad Vampire with a soul in the basement. Once again, that's not really what I've written about at all.
The final scene reintroduces the First, the Big Bad for the season. First Among Equals focusses on that last scene and boasts an exclusive behind the scenes look at the production of the episode. I guarantee you've never heard this anywhere else.
Outside In Takes A Stab is available here.
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Yes.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 3 July 2018
Colombia is in top gear. It shouldn't snow this time of year. They've come to save us, the space invaders. He thought of cars, but where, where to drive them and who to drive there with?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 3 July 2018
"Summer at Ivelet Bridge"— Tom Holmes (@TomHolmes_Photo) 4 July 2018
The stunning Ivelet Bridge in Swaledale (Yorkshire Dales, UK). Last time I was at this spot it was sub-zero temperatures and a little slippy under foot. This time it was a lovely warm summers day and little bit more enjoyable. pic.twitter.com/zkeWxkfVKS
Exqvisite.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 9 July 2018
Is it Michael Keating?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 13 July 2018
It's a book that I wrote about Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Feel free to buy a copy: https://t.co/juagj3A4Yx— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 15 July 2018
Happy tenth birthday to #DrHorrible! and thank you to @Joss, @ActuallyNPH, @NathanFillion, @feliciaday, @simonhelberg, @RogueRock, @jedwhedon, @ZDubDub, @MoTancheroen, @martinoxon and @TheDavidFury. Shameless plug: https://t.co/d1z9ZCarce— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 15 July 2018
Thanks to @MoTancharoen as well. Apologies for the vowel mix up.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 15 July 2018
It's official* #Supervillain! is one of the top three books about #DrHorrible's Sing-Along Blog https://t.co/d1z9ZCarce— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 15 July 2018
* it's not official, but it proves I can count to three. pic.twitter.com/SUrl2d1gTP
There's only two years to wait until the next one in France...— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 15 July 2018
On July 15th...The Smugglers, Part 2 was recorded in 1966...The Tomb Of The Cybermen, Episode 3 was recorded in 1967...rehearsals for Vengeance on Varos were carried out in 1984...The Ultimate Adventure starring Colin Baker closed at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton in 1989— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 16 July 2018
The Tories tried to cheat their way to winning votes this week and they've been caught red-handed. The Chief Whip must resign. pic.twitter.com/ikPdRzKxfe— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) 19 July 2018
Every time I hear Common People on the radio I sing "Like a dog lying in the corner..." and it's ALWAYS THAT BLOODY 7" EDIT pic.twitter.com/ylPjshOHCB— Pip (@pipmadeley) 18 July 2018
Earshot— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 21 July 2018
Here's hoping Star Trek: Discovery @startrekcbs gets the same treatment.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 22 July 2018
Fenric all the way.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 23 July 2018
Some surprising Twitter syncronicity on my timeline this morning... @NothingLane @JFMouthOnLegs @MinettaLane pic.twitter.com/NDWQT34unE— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 27 July 2018
Still not ginger...— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 27 July 2018
Four people looking at the universe seeing four different things...— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 27 July 2018
The Doctor: "Hello beautiful. Did you miss me?"
Yas: "This is gonna be fun."
Graham: "It's a bit bright isn't it? Can we turn it down? And me lumbago is acting up something chronic."#DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/EQUkfzuZUL
"Hello! Do you have a minute to talk about Dracula?"— Micro Flash Fiction (@MicroFlashFic) 26 July 2018
"No- wait, Dracula?"
"Yes. We have pamphlets."
"Vampires have missionaries?"
"Where else would new vampires come from?"
"I assumed you bit people."
"There are many hurtful stereotypes. May we come in?"
London, here, reminding me that I can’t even afford to die. pic.twitter.com/UW1clDmEOD— Ignacio Lopez (@comedylopez) 29 July 2018
Is Rita cosplaying as Beverly Crusher?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 31 July 2018