Tuesday, 28 July 2020
For the record, I have enjoyed them all. Except Inhumans. I loved the first seasons of Jessica Jones & The Punisher all of Luke Cage, most of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. & Agent Carter and more of Iron Fist than most people.
Here are the 10 Best MCU TV Pilot Episodes (According To IMDB).
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Marvel has recently taken up the licence to publish Aliens comics, so I wrote this for Hero Collector about the history of the Aliens comics so far. It has the catchy title - Aliens: A History In Comics.
Sunday, 19 July 2020
Friday, 17 July 2020
It's due to appear on the website here at that time. If you visit before Saturday at 7pm, there will be a lovely welcoming "coming soon", but no film.
If you are unable to join us on Saturday at 7pm, the documentary will be available to stream at your leisure.
I'm really looking forward to hearing what people think of Carleton In Lockdown.
Thursday, 16 July 2020
Please join us for our online premiere on Saturday 18th July at 7pm on either Facebook or YouTube. Please see the PMH Productions website for more information.
Sunday, 12 July 2020
Wow. It took a while for this tweet to come of age, but here we are... https://t.co/JOuII2apeZ— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 1, 2020
I read this as James Goss looking to score some BF Torchwood without paying for it. I was shocked, appalled and re-reading.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 1, 2020
Disclaimer: I'm very tired.
Use your legs instead.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 1, 2020
Getting to know our delivery guys pic.twitter.com/ZYLfD5zb92— SB (@mindthedubstep_) June 1, 2020
Here's a side-by-side comparison of what CBC News Network aired this afternoon and the original video clip.— Luke LeBrun (@_llebrun) May 31, 2020
I'll let you be the judge about whether the final 5 seconds that @CBCNews omitted from its broadcast showed events that had public interest value. pic.twitter.com/MpwVhHaVUI
Is this him? pic.twitter.com/KFLjMJS7S4— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 1, 2020
"A Week On The Yorkshire Coast - North Landing"— Tom Holmes (@TomHolmes_Photo) June 3, 2020
The North Landing Beach at Flamborough is always a popular little spot. Its a beautiful natural bay with some fascinating weather fishing boats.
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Seriously, imagine seeing a message along the lines of "we think racism is bad" and complaining about it. Imagine seeing "black lives matter" and being mortally offended. Fucking snowflakes.— Ian Symes 🌹🇪🇺 (@ianiansymes) June 3, 2020
The nineties repeat of The Sea Devils. Our TV aerial was dislodged and part four was essentially unwatchable. I still did though.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 3, 2020
Oh and audio would have been The Paradise Of Death, but I didn't manage every episode.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 3, 2020
The Timeless Children— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 5, 2020
Fugitive Of The Judoon
The Seeds Of Death
Frontier In Space
The Sontaran Experiment
The Two Doctors
The Curse Of Fenric
The Day Of The Doctor
The Long Game
The Girl In The Fireplace
The God Complex
The Trial Of A Time Lord
Remember when they said they would come up with a technological solution to the Irish border problem? https://t.co/xMcRs9KiTX— Benedict Nelson (@ennobledinsect) June 3, 2020
"A Week On The Yorkshire Coast - Scarborough"— Tom Holmes (@TomHolmes_Photo) June 5, 2020
A super bright summer's day, overlooking Scarborough's South Bay.
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There’s a coffee ad on tv at the moment that refers to “agronomists” and I bet I’m not the only one thinking about this every time I see it. #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/mT8Sz1ZUJc— Paul Lang (@rudemrlang) June 4, 2020
where do I fucking start https://t.co/t3CvqqhG2Z— Cat Loud, at home (@ThatCatLoud) June 5, 2020
If you mirror the other side, it's even weirder. pic.twitter.com/Ze2RAot6xl— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 5, 2020
holy fuck— Mere Smith (@EvilGalProds) June 5, 2020
Thunder... thunder... thunder... Thundercats! HOOOOOOOOO!! pic.twitter.com/GoCbmp8oSa— Samara Ginsberg (@samaracello) June 4, 2020
Who had "duck army" on 2020 bingo? https://t.co/81KY35bAmP— Holly Thomas (@HolstaT) June 7, 2020
The fence outside the White House has been converted to a crowd-sourced memorial wall — almost like an art gallery — to black men and women who lost their lives at the hands of police.— Hannah Natanson (@hannah_natanson) June 7, 2020
Hundreds are strolling, looking, adding names and paintings and posters. pic.twitter.com/mXlZpfMAeX
As in: to illegally suspend parliament to stifle debate? https://t.co/h0hEG0gkYe— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 8, 2020
"A Week In Swaledale - Thwaite"— Tom Holmes (@TomHolmes_Photo) June 8, 2020
This much photographed barn, just above the village of Thwaite, has the perfect view overlooking Swaledale. This is probably the most photogenic valley in the Yorkshire Dales
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"A Week In Swaledale - Muker"— Tom Holmes (@TomHolmes_Photo) June 9, 2020
A very popular spot for walkers, cyclists and photographers, the lovely little village of Muker.
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Racism, how does it work? https://t.co/LkkAaJx0iT— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) June 9, 2020
Terminus— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 10, 2020
The Iron Curtain? https://t.co/hLmCaSg9eF— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 12, 2020
I feel like it's crying out to be a omnibus of all six.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 12, 2020
Did you just buy the insert?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 12, 2020
Also, whoever wrote this seems to be unaware that Doctor Who was also an actual cartoon several times...
“This is a moment of statesmanship. This is a moment for a government to step forward and try to lead truth and reconciliation…”— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) June 12, 2020
Prof @DavidOlusoga says the PM doesn’t have the “moral authority” to lead the debate into structural racism into UK#Newsnight pic.twitter.com/eUZMF2ENqF
"A Week In Swaledale - Ivelet Bridge"— Tom Holmes (@TomHolmes_Photo) June 13, 2020
A hidden gem, this grade II listed bridge over the River Swale is one of my favourite spots in the whole dale.
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This quote by Russell T Davis from Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale is so, SO true...— Cavan Scott (@cavanscott) June 12, 2020
"That’s the thing about writing. It’s all doubt. Doubts about plot, story, character, etc, let in every other doubt, the real doubts, about yourself, your very self."
The Statue of Winston Churchill has been vandalised during nearly every mass protest in London, for years. May Day protests, anti capitalism demo's, Student protests. Where were the 'Football Lads' then? Where was the @bluecollartory_ group?— Jd (@J_87d) June 9, 2020
Nowhere. Because white people did it. pic.twitter.com/Nkbfeh8enH
Absolutely no idea pic.twitter.com/BJJP4mgC0K— James Felton (@JimMFelton) June 13, 2020
People are *furious* today that I tweeted that I felt it would be unsafe to go to my local park today as an ethnic minority.— James Wong (@Botanygeek) June 13, 2020
Apparently it’s ‘nonsense’, ‘stirring’ and ‘attention seeking’.
My local park today: ⬇️ https://t.co/j1COSvY2le
"A Week Of Waterfalls"— Tom Holmes (@TomHolmes_Photo) June 15, 2020
Waterfalls are always interesting to photograph. This first photo was from the Lake District. It is only about 8 inches high, but with such an amazing backdrop it was still worthy of a photo. pic.twitter.com/iHIYKTWomC
"A Week Of Waterfalls - Hawes Falls"— Tom Holmes (@TomHolmes_Photo) June 16, 2020
From a hidden away tiny waterfall yesterday to a very popular large waterfall right in the heart of Hawes (Wensleydale, UK). I don't think I have ever been through Hawes and not seen someone standing on the bridge taking a photo of this scene pic.twitter.com/70GoAoUie9
Bona fide national treasure @RealPaulPutner requested a Jarvis Cocker, and as I can't say no to him here's Pulp doing Danger Mouse. pic.twitter.com/xQpmXQ2FSq— Darrell Maclaine (@maclockdown) June 16, 2020
Doctor Who inspired? pic.twitter.com/muMey90RqU— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 16, 2020
The golem is definitely a copy, but I'm fine with that.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 17, 2020
No, they don't..https://t.co/Xml9o52n5H— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 17, 2020
Make this happen. https://t.co/k2ZJB3x9Rp— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 17, 2020
Setting the bar pretty low there.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 18, 2020
"A Week Of Waterfalls - Janet's Foss"— Tom Holmes (@TomHolmes_Photo) June 18, 2020
The tranquil Janet's Foss in Malham (Yorkshire Dales, UK) is always worth a visit if you are in the area. Hidden away in small wooded area you can relax around the pool at the bottom or follow the path and look over the falls from the top. pic.twitter.com/OlaEHhW2RZ
This 🎥 is a ~14,000 bone disc from Laugerie-Basse in 🇫🇷. With a different image on each side, spinning it quickly creates a possible Palaeolithic 'thaumatrope'.— 🅰ntiquity Journal is publishing from home (@AntiquityJ) June 19, 2020
A creative #FossilFriday from 🅰 2011 (🆓) https://t.co/gZVkREuU0H (🎥 by the authors) pic.twitter.com/ODo3kXqjHT
One of the finest actors in any medium ever. He always elevated whatever he was in. https://t.co/WfanxdgjLM— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 19, 2020
"I demand alien sex!" pic.twitter.com/kNmV9Hssg7— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote) September 23, 2015
To be fair, when you did see his face it looked like this... pic.twitter.com/yWhpQ2YoQr— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 20, 2020
Me, first thing in the morning.— Joe Lidster (@joelidster) June 20, 2020
Katie Hopkins has been permanently banned from Twitter pic.twitter.com/Qc3V0fzFci— Rhys (@rhysrmann) June 19, 2020
Looking forward to the next episode in 2038...— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 20, 2020
Sir Keir Starmer claimed at #PMQs that 600,000 more children are in poverty than in 2012, which is correct according to government data.— Full Fact (@FullFact) June 20, 2020
So Boris Johnson was incorrect to say that Mr Starmer is “completely wrong” about past trends in child poverty.https://t.co/1emkWTrdnJ
Torchwood: Children of Earth (2009)— WhoHats (@WhoHats) June 21, 2020
“We are coming.” pic.twitter.com/co2O9vunEb
I have a one year old so I'm envious of the time you all have. I'll be lucky if I manage To Cut A Blade Of Grass on my Short Trips listen.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 22, 2020
The younger generations fixing this trash planet we’ve created https://t.co/W4qtqbdrQH— Matt Jones (@Jonezee99) June 22, 2020
Agreed.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 22, 2020
Here's mine. According to DWM 500, Russell T. Davies had a letter published in this issue. pic.twitter.com/yskh9ObAuz— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 23, 2020
"Our principle is to trust the British public to use their common sense.” pic.twitter.com/cZStwJ6S1V— Paul Lang (@rudemrlang) June 23, 2020
Non-Star Trek fans are the real Star Trek fans.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 24, 2020
This is the meanest thing the internet has EVER said to ANYONE, ever.— matthew lillard —Will block. 0-F’s-given (@MatthewLillard) June 24, 2020
And I’m available. https://t.co/owsWi8FTbu
Watching @TheMontyDon's trek through South America in Around The World In 80 Gardens and wondering whatever happened to the pink sari?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 24, 2020
your regular reminder that Adrian Shine, the head of the Loch Ness Monster discovery project, looks just as you'd expect pic.twitter.com/rn6XBwrTS5— The Library Owl 🌻🧙♀️🦉 (@SketchesbyBoze) June 24, 2020
That's Leyton 2x4b-523p to you.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 25, 2020
Thanks David. Bernard was a wonderfully frank fellow!— Toby Hadoke (@TobyHadoke) June 25, 2020
I have what he wrote. It’s difficult because the only go up to when he started acting, so I’ve been trying to complete them by taking to others and collating interviews. It’s a very niche project though... and one among many :( He’s a brilliant writer.— Toby Hadoke (@TobyHadoke) June 25, 2020
I’m not really, I just saved all of his Theatre stuff when he died. I managed to get all his writing together in a bundle. It’s sitting on a hard drive.— Toby Hadoke (@TobyHadoke) June 25, 2020
Another filming day with Colin Baker on this day 10 years ago. The local press turned up today plus the local BBC radio station. When we were having lunch, Colin saved a cat from being run over by a car. We finished Colin's scenes in the afternoon and then had to fix a flat tyre. pic.twitter.com/sU6XdLoc3P— Shadows of a Stranger (@strangershadows) June 25, 2020
I'd been fearing just this. pic.twitter.com/dLLH5HVkfC— Whit Stillman (@WhitStillman) June 24, 2020
Death toll spikes - 6 weeks after Cummings scandal.— fleetstreetfox (@fleetstreetfox) June 26, 2020
It takes 3 weeks to be hospitalised, a couple more weeks to die, and 2-3 days for a death to be registered.
So this is the Cummings toll, now.https://t.co/0WyEFTybUF
All that clapping. All those NHS badges. Performative nonsense. https://t.co/ONRV6fXd9U— Lucy Alice (@lucitelu) June 25, 2020
"Selside"— Tom Holmes (@TomHolmes_Photo) June 27, 2020
I have lost count of the amount of times I have driven past this scene and contemplated stopping to get a photo. It always seems to be lacking "something", but this time I spotted an old car nearby and decided to jump out and see if there was a shot worth taking. pic.twitter.com/skDqUVyoPH
With Glinner finally banned from twitter, let us all remember the only good thing he did for this website pic.twitter.com/wVKxdOOf96— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) June 27, 2020
Story I learned last night:— I'm a Doctor. Stay Home and Wash Your Hands (@dst6n01) June 9, 2020
I started Girl Scouts in first grade and was an active scout until I was 17 (12th grade)—did ALL the GS stuff and loved my scouting experience. I was a GS national delegate.
My troop, 1001, was in Detroit and almost all black.
Is there any actual video of Johnson doing the much-vaunted press-ups? As far as I’m aware, all we have is this single inconclusive photo, in which he might just be vomiting on the carpet, or shagging a tortoise. Or both. After all, he has lied about literally everything else. pic.twitter.com/LJ5tyytBaZ— Nicholas Pegg (@NicholasPegg) June 29, 2020
The Dillinger Escape Plan at Reading Festival. The lead singer shat onto a towel as a cautionary tale that the audience would see a lot of it on the stage later in the day. Then he threw it into the crowd and musically proved himself correct.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 29, 2020
In Budapest there's a fountain that looks like a book: every few seconds a sheet of water blasts forth from the book's spine, arcing from one side to the other, creating the illusion that an invisible force is turning the pages of this marble tome [gif: https://t.co/FToSO30KQq] pic.twitter.com/3dHC3i11MH— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) June 28, 2020
"Thwiate, Swaledale II"— Tom Holmes (@TomHolmes_Photo) June 29, 2020
Following on from yesterday's photo, this is again Thwaite Beck flowing past the very picturesque village of Thwaite in Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, UK.
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Clapping for Immediately— Doncaster Council (@MyDoncaster) June 29, 2020
key workers dropping litter
every Thursday that those
for 10 same key workers
weeks. have to pick up. pic.twitter.com/Up0UFP86cq
The visual metaphor is beautiful. https://t.co/JNoVO88GoI— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) June 29, 2020
Thursday, 9 July 2020
I've been making a concerted effort to publish some articles on Medium. I'm still new at this and working out how it ticks.
Monkey Tennis?, about how Alan Partridge singlehandedly created the TV landscape of today.
An Interview With Velvet Chain, a band that appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Why I Adore The Station Agent And You Should Too, a brilliant yet underrated film. I was pretty excited, because this article got 'curated'
An Interview With The Discworld's Falconer Dave 'Hodgesaargh' Hodges, the real life individual who inspired Terry Pratchett to include him in his Discworld novels.
My Sixteen Month-Old-Son Made This Fauvist Masterpiece And What It Taught Me About Parenting
What's The One Thing Most Billionaires Have In Common? It's not garages.
An Interview With Pulp. I have a habit of asking the wrong questions.
Saturday, 4 July 2020
Often the photos are funnier than anything I've written to go with them. Although this one, this one and this one still made me laugh after all this time, but in all honesty, it wasn't a big laugh. I was pleased to see this neck.
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
I have no more time, but I have managed to organise things better. I'm attempting to fit a week's work into a Friday and although I am ultimately not succeeding. I am getting a lot done. My new job has involved filming a documentary Carleton In Lockdown reflecting upon how Covid 19 has affected a small village in North Yorkshire. I've also entered a couple of writing competitions, been pitching some things, so fingers crossed, and writing things which haven't been announced yet, so I'm not in a position to say much.
This month's optional question:
There have been many industry changes in the last decade, so what are some changes you would like to see happen in the next decade?
I would like to see online writing receive similar pay agreements as print work. I've heard of one massive media company that has recently cut their payment by a third and blamed it on Covid-19. I would like to see writers of all genders, ethnicities and backgrounds offered the same terms and, in particular, advances. A recent twitter conversation revealed that cis white males were far more likely to get a decent advance than any other group. This is obviously discriminatory and unjustifiable.
Ten years from now my son will be eleven years old and it feels that during his short life so far the planet has taken several regressive steps. I hope that we can catch up in that time.