Monday, 21 December 2015

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Beethoven

Apparently Beethoven wrote his Fifth. But according to this cute Google Doodle game for his 245th birthday, a horse tried to stop him...

Changing the history of SF and fantasy

Tonight a new Star Wars film opens. (You may have heard...) The series has affected Anglophone popular culture (including Doctor Who) immensely for decades, and it might not have happened without George Lucas getting in a car accident and deciding to get serious about filmmaking...

Of if he had managed to get the rights to make a Flash Gordon movie like he wanted...

Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek while working on other pitches, like a cop show called Police Story that was never picked up for series. What if it had been?

GURPS Time Travel mentions a parallel world lagging decades behind ours in technology due to the loss of a major SF magazine editor...

And of course, the Doctor has met Mary Shelley and various monstrous creations of science...

Marcus L. Rowland wrote a Time Lord RPG adventure about changing history to stop John Wayne becoming President and starting a third World War - it’s a great example of how culture can affect the wider world.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

The Faces Of The Doctor

Paul Cornell begins his annual Twelve Blogs Of Christmas by wondering where the Doctor gets his faces from, pointing out that Twelve is the second Doctor to have met someone who looks just like him before, and One and Two had lookalike humans as well...