It looks to be on the interative end of immersive theatre, with the hashtag #BeTheHero. Not quite a LARP but bumping into that area. Fifty quid a go.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Sunday, 23 May 2021
Saturday, 3 April 2021
Friday, 26 March 2021
Saturday, 20 March 2021
Via Vworp Vworp! -
In 1997 Matt Bookman came up with a proposal for a BBC SF magazine with Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and more comics, called The Sci-Files and then Robot. It got as far as a dummy issue, with a new Doctor design.
The look is very “character actor in a mismatched historical costume” as DIY Doctors often are. The likeness started out (to me) looking quite Christopher Plummer, and then a bit Alan Rickman, and ended up kind of a blond Peter Wyngarde without the moustache.
And I like that opening. “I only know I’m running. I don’t know when I started, or where I’m going...” Of course it starts with running.
Thursday, 4 March 2021
Saturday, 27 February 2021
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Friday, 8 January 2021
David Bowie’s 1999 album Hours comes in part from the soundtrack for The Nomad Soul - which also absolutely works as an adventure hook. It was the first album by a major artist to be released online ahead of its physical launch.
“I mean, what a disappointing 21st century this has been so far, you know...”
David Bowie quoted in The Last Five Years
Thursday’s Child has far to go. Surely the Stranger was born that day. Maybe more than once. And what of the pupils of The Man Who Was Thursday, agents of a revolutionary cell with no real members? Where are they now?
Something In The Air
An unknown gas causing outbursts of raw emotion. Declarations of love, howls of sorrow, shrieks of fear and curses of fury. What is causing this?
Charged with a crime by an alien justice system and exiled onto a desert island with nothing but the clothes on your back. You have to survive for nine days. And something there is determined not to let you.
If I’m Dreaming My Life
Everything goes just right for one of the travellers. Suspiciously so.
Days, Sins, Samurai, Brides for Brothers? There are a lot of ways that ‘seven’ could matter.
What’s Really Happening?
The traveller from “If I’m Dreaming My Life” wakes up to find they’ve been abandoned by everyone, including the TARDIS. But have they really woken up?
The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell
The latest craze on the scene, cloning and telepresence allowing the idle rich of the 33rd Century to drop onto deathworlds, disaster tourism on a planetary level. And of course something goes wrong, following the clones’ mental link back to the source...
New Angels Of Promise
“Be not afraid...” says the herald, a firestorm of wings and eyes. What does it promise? Is it salvation, or an apocalypse? And if so, for who?
The Stranger is asked for an autograph by a small child. After saving a children’s author, she has become a much-loved story. But they haven’t met the author yet, and at least one the stories is about to happen.
The traveller who believed they were abandoned in “What’s Really Happening?” finally tracks down the those responsible, but the TARDIS crew will have to fight to retain their sense of reality to stop them!
We All Go Through
The travellers find themselves at a vast gate, with figures sitting in judgment. Will they get a fair hearing, are there some bureaucratic tricks they can employ, and are the judges really going to let the Dalek Inquisitor bear witness?
Saturday, 2 January 2021
The Master first appeared at around 5:15 p.n. on this day fifty years ago, at the beginning of Terror Of The Autons. It also introduced Jo Grant and Captain Mike Yates.
(I just got that the radio telescope in Logopolis ten years later may be a callback to the Master’s first act here. Or maybe he just really likes radio telescopes.)
Friday, 1 January 2021
Sunday, 27 December 2020
Looking forward to a video call Hogmanay, and having seen many a video call interview, game session, and the Zoom-based film Host, the result was, perhaps, inevitable...
Ring In The New
The travellers are separated and stuck on a video call, with the Stranger trying to locate them through the signal, several friends and family members involved, and what is going on in the background of every caller’s window...?
“They’re right, this is like a séance. Except not as reliable.”
Sunday, 20 December 2020
With a New Year special on the way, we shall have our Christmas here. With the prior importance of Christmas specials I do go on about it, and on the general blog as well, and could probably do a whole series by now (the Twelve Specials Of Christmas?) but never mind...
Gift Of The Magi
The Door opens onto a street in medieval Baghdad and the travellers soon find themselves drawing the attention of a group of astronomers, whose leader has spotted a celestial event and believes that something strange and dangerous is on its way and the Stranger is involved.
“Of course I’m involved now! You changed the result by observing it!”