Sunday, 27 March 2016

The Easter Rising, 1916

I do not feel qualified to discuss this, so I will just note that this is the 100th anniversary of a major turning point in Irish history.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel, astronomer and comet hunter, receives an animated Google Doodle spreading the word on her 266th birthday.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Rakhee Thakrar in the TARDIS?

I would be cool with this rumour, having cast here in one of my DWAITAS games.

Meanwhile, Peter Capaldi has been speaking about the show wandering the BBC One schedule. I concur. Down with this sort of thing.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Aliens on e4

A new British genre series, The Aliens is... well, it’s District 9 with humanoids, really. A customs and immigration officer on the wall keeping refugee aliens out of human civilisation. As metaphors go its pretty familiar, and the alien ghetto has a similar run-down look. The aliens being humanoid gives it a less them-and-us initial setup, and being a series it individualises more aliens.

Clara Rockmore

Another lovely interactive Google Doodle for the, er, 105th birthday of Clara Rockmore, inventor of the Theremin. An example of her work shows how it is supposed to sound before it became the instrument of choice for alien invasions in the 1950s. It remains a reminder of the unseen effect we can have on the world.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Happy World Book Day! (Not to be confused with World Book Night, which it usually is.)