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“Up-to-the-minute 17th Century Technology”

I blogged a couple of weeks ago about the theatrical magic of Frankenstein. I regret that I haven’t made the effort to see earlier broadcasts of NT Live. And one production that I hope will be broadcast for NT Live … Continue reading

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The Dream Machine

I’ve always had a soft spot for Adventure games, ever since the original Myst. I much prefer this genre of game over the first-person shooter type, which, frankly, I find appalling. After Myst, and its various sequels, there were a … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding

BBC TV is running a series of dramas under the theme of "Back to the 80s" at the moment. Last night, we had Abi Morgan’s Royal Wedding, a play set in a Welsh village on the day of Charles and … Continue reading

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What If…

Sorry that I’m coming late to this, but here’s a terrific mashup of Doctor Who and 2001: A Space Odyssey…         (hat tip to Nicholas Whyte)

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The End of Time

So today I watched the second part of The End of Time, the Doctor Who story in which David Tennant bows out of playing the tenth Doctor, and Russell T. Davies bows out of being the main scriptwriter.   I … Continue reading

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I’ve mentioned it before, but here’s another version of Tim Minchin’s wonderful poem "Storm"…    

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The Running Man Vanishes

Here’s a nicely-performed illusion by Ilya Larionov. He claims that there are no camera tricks, and I think he’s telling the truth. This can be done by skill alone – oh and having a fourth person to help out…   … Continue reading

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