Tuesday, 17 June 2014

And in case you were wondering, Titan are doing a current Doctor comic as well. With Robbie Morrison writing, while his Nikolai Dante co-artist Simon Fraser draws for Ten.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

It's All To Play For

And today an animated Google Doodle for the World Cup. I won’t pretend interest here.

Of course, as I may have previously suggested, a big sporting event could be the basis for an adventure. The Fourth Doctor nearly had to save us from the Krikkitmen. The Eighth Doctor had to deal with alien team managers (while wearing a fez!) in a Gareth Roberts story in DWM.

And consider having sporty aliens turn up and demand we take part in the Known Worlds Cup. (Like the Space Olympics, it’s more trouble than it sounds.) A twist on the classic represent-your-planet threat. Superman does it, why not the Doctor? He can be a first eleven all by himself.

Friday, 6 June 2014


Today, Google appear to be cheating somewhat, with a charming animated Doodle dedicated to Honinbo Shusaku, a professional Go player from the 19th Century, while the 70th anniversary of D-Day gets a link lower down. Hrm.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

The uprising at Tiananmen Square was brought down twenty-five years ago. It still feels too close and too painful to put into escapist fiction like our games. By comparison, the peaceful Velvet Revolution in the then Czechoslovakia has been the backdrop for the recent comic serial The Broken Man. The choice was a good one - the real-life happy ending means it does not seem disrespectful to have aliens mucking about in the background.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

If you could see the future...

Would you use that ability to make money?

And would you be careful enough about how you made it?

io9’s description of forthcoming indie film Time Lapse seems a bit too harsh. Only one of these people appears to be a total idiot. The escalation to chaos looks less Fiasco-y than the review suggests.

It’d be interesting to see a real Bill And Ted level of fools in charge of a time machine in the Whoniverse. The Doctor can hardly claim the moral high ground there, can he?