Friday, 19 April 2019

Death, And What Comes After

It's Easter time and as our thoughts turn inevitably to death and resurrection. We think of an individual that changed so many lives. A leader that died and came back to us.

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

"Look after the universe for me, I've put a lot of work into it"

I'm a big fan of Red Nose Day noses.

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

Four More Outsides In

ATB Publishing have announced for more volumes of Outside In.

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

Groundhog Dave

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

Twitter Twatter #61

August 2018 on Twitter:

Friday, 1 February 2019

Outside In Takes A Stab Episode Revealed

My contribution to Outside In Takes A Stab is called First Among Equals and concerns the opening episode of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer's seventh and final season, Lessons.

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

Twitter Twatter #60

July 2018 on Twitter...