Murray Walker Is 94 And Still Going!

The incomparable motorsports broadcaster and WW2 tank commander [Graeme] Murray Walker was 94 years old earlier this week. As the literal voice of Formula One on British TV for decades he’s tied utterly and rightfully to the many greats of the sport, since its inception in the middle of last century. If a Fangio, Moss,…

WIBIL #23: Toast Of London S1E7

Narrowly avoided starting a Best Episodes Ever/Watch Only One blog series for this. I went back and rewatched the Toast Of London series one finale “Bonus Ball” on a whim, mostly because I remembered it as “the Michael Ball episode”. It’s easy to take Matt Berry (staple of The I.T. Crowd, House Of Fools and…

Doctor (Howt) Who Theme

Happened across this excellent Open University-style piece explaining how Peter Howell created the second-best version of the Doctor Who theme back at the start of the ’80s for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The straightforward/naive explanations of the then fairly-novel synth tech are what really sell it. This amazing fat-synth, electro-dub version with the too-bright guitar…

MWLITF: Yo! Shinji get in the robot

Was trying not to start more series, but I loves me a punny reference. Hence our inaugural Memes We Lost In The Fire which is this super tongue-in-cheek Nerdcore-style rap take on the theme from Neon Genesis Evangelion. Totally missed this when it was current. The cake is a lie!

Mini Movie Reviews August 2017

I used to rate out of 10. Now I keep it simple with this 5 star rating system: bad or severly flawed average, alright good, enjoyable great, involving a classic Check out my letterboxd profile for all my movie ratings and my watchlist. Pandemic ★ – this had a 5 star rating on NowTV, which…

Mortal Kombat (1995)

Don’t expect every reader to have read every post let alone every comment on the blog, but following the conversation about the Mortal Kombat OST acidbearboy punted me his secondhand DVD of the film itself. I’ve only just got round to watching it and have a few quick things to say. Firstly, it must be…

Go For High-Score!

Just found this from a while back which I’d saved yet never posted here. For reference, Xavior is an Atic Atac-style game for the Speccy, not an unlicensed X-Men take nor a Xevious clone sadly. One of my earliest posts was about high score tables which on arcade-style/console games are usually populated with three letters,…

What Is Best In Life #23: Prime Computer Ads

OK, so everyone knows who the best Doctor is, it’s David Te… no? The curly haired one from the Seventies? You mean Jon Per… oh, not him either? Everyone (except wrong’uns) loves them a bit of Tom Baker aka Four. You may well have seen these ads before if you’re remotely interested, I’d certainly seen…

Sex & Drugs & Rock’n’Roll (2010)

Well, I probably should be writing up a deep and boff-tastic take on the final episode of our Lord and Master (ahem!) Doctor The Who. Don’t tempt me! Instead, I’m going to do a quick piece on the excellent film Sex & Drugs & Rock’n’Roll which was shown last night on BBC2. It’s been on…

Seventeen [The Droyds remix] – Ladytron [FanVid]

Characteristically squeezing a lot of metadata into that there title sorry, something you’ll recognise if you’re a victim/veteran of my mixtapes and accompanying annotations down the years. Should caution straight away that the above gorgeous-in-compostion-and-editing fan vid is wholly constructed from (read: spoils) Refn‘s The Neon Demon. Not actually seen that one yet myself, but…

Devil World [Star Trek novel]

Not to be confused with the NES oddity of the same name Devil World is an early Star Trek spin-off novel from 1979. I bought a handful of reprints of those in the late-’80s/early-’90s from the local discount bookshop. The reason I’m doing a post about this one is because I recently bought it second-hand…