Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Twitter Twatter #49

September 2017 on Twitter:

Friday, 10 November 2017

More Stewart Lee Downstreaming Opportunities

Thank you to everyone who got in touch to point out that I have neglected a number of downstreaming options for Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle and those who, adorably, thought that I genuinely believed downstreaming was a thing.

In addition to Netflix, it's also on the Amazon, the iTunes and on YouTube as well, but not the normal YouTube, the YouTube you have to pay for.

Either way, the DVD will be cheaper.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Twitter Twatter #48

August 2017 on Twitter:

Friday, 3 November 2017

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicular Access

Every few months someone will recognise me from Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. It sounds astonishing after such a fleeting appearance. Initially, it meant that a run of repeats had begun on a succession of channels, slowly moving further away from BBC2 with the channel numbers going up and up. Channels I have never heard of.

More recently though, it's not because it's being broadcast. Instead because they are watching it online. Downloading it. Streaming it. Downstreaming it.

I wasn't entirely sure where, so I asked the latest person to mention it where they had seen it. Turns out it's on the Netflix.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Twitter Twatter #47

July 2017's Twitter posts:

Friday, 27 October 2017

Time Shadows Anniversary Edition

Time Shadows, the Doctor Who Charity Short Story Anthology that I contributed a story to, has been re-released in a new format.

The 'Anniversary Edition' features almost all the short stories from the original edition features and now complementing them are twelve fantastic illustrations by Simon A. Brett, Paul Cowan, Carolyn Edwards, Jon Wesley Huff and Michael Leis.

In addition to the illustrations there are a series of interviews with the authors. It was strange to have to consider the story all over again after the fact.

The Time Shadows 'Anniversary Edition' once again benefits Limbforge, a charity that creates and provides prosthetic limbs for some of the world's most vulnerable people.

Time Shadows 'Anniversary Edition' is available here.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Outside In: Makes It So Makes It Here

My own copy of Outside In: Makes It So has arrived and I'm really looking forward to reading everybody else's contributions.

I'm the one on the left. Naturally, the first thing I did was take a glance at my own effort.

And then the other, on which Laura Gillespie did the heavy lifting.

You can get your very own copy here.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Sokath, His Eyes Uncovered

I mentioned previously that in addition to the piece that I wrote about The Price there was another...

It's called When The Walls Fell and its all about Darmok, that episode of The Next Generation in which Picard is stranded on an alien planet by a Tamarian, an alien that speaks entirely in metaphor, and they are forced by adversity to learn to communicate with each other.

The lion share of it is a great point of view piece written by Laura Gillespie, while I contributed the bits written in the Tamarian idiom.

Outside In: Makes It So is available here.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Outside In Makes It So Published Today

Today is the thirtieth anniversary of Encounter At Farpoint, the first broadcast of the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Today also sees the publication of Outside In: Makes It So, available here.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Twitter Twatter #46

The rest of June 2017:

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Outside In: Makes It So Personnel & Essay Titles

Outside In: Makes It So features contributions from the likes of Keith R.A. DeCandido (novelist), Rich Handley (Star Trek comics expert and Hasslein Books supremo), Paul Simpson (Editor of Star Trek Magazine), Lars Pearson (novelist), Robert Greenberger (the Editor of DC Comics’ Star Trek), David A McIntee (novelist), Shaun Lyon (Outpost Gallifrey) and Robert Smith? (editor extraordinaire).

Not to mention a hundred and fifty more also-rans like me.

And here they are...

There you have it, folks: Mine is called God Forbid I Should Miss My First Look At The Wormhole I have written about The Price, that episode of The Next Generation in which Deanna Troi talks about chocolate, has a romantic encounter and witnesses a momentous revelation that will impact the entire galaxy for the next decade. And yet, that's not really what I've written about at all.

I've written something else as well, but more on that later.

Outside In: Makes It So is available for pre-order here.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Exploits Online

In around 2008 or 2009, I made an uncredited appearance in Exploits, a film written and directed by Alper Cagatay.

I blogged about it ending with an optimistic 'coming soon'. I was wrong about that.

Alper recently put the whole film online and I finally got a chance to see how my bit fitted into the story as a whole. My wife and I watched it the other day and she didn't manage to spot me, so it'll probably be almost impossible for anyone else.

Anyway, here it is.

Exploits - Feature film. from Alper Cagatay on Vimeo.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Outside In: Makes It So Uncovered

Here's the cover for the upcoming Outside In: Makes It So, which I have contributed an essay and a half to.

There are 173 more perspectives covering every episode of The Next Generation on TV and the four cinematic stories featuring the same crew.

And there's more...

There are a couple of extra bits and pieces in there as well. I'll post a full list of contents and contributors shortly.

Outside In: Makes It So is available for preorder here.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Twitter Twatter #45

Early June 2017 on Twitter: