Thursday, 9 June 2016

Our lives may depend on a Dalek!

Bacteria on the Dalek at Broadcasting House could be vital to future medicines.

If that doesn’t give you an adventure hook about capturing a Dalek for science...

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

A Google Doodle for the 180th birthday of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first Englishwoman to qualify as a physician and surgeon in Britain, co-founder of the London School of Medicine, mayor of Aldeburgh.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Rok Of The Reds

And on the subject of Doctor Who comics, the legendary John Wagner and Alan Grant are back, writing an alien invasion threatening a lower-rung British football club in Rok Of The Reds for BHP.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Tutankhamun's Dagger From The Stars

Tutankhamun was buried with a dagger forged from meteor iron, according to a new scientific analysis. Okay, not really alien tech, but...

Lotte Reiniger

A grand Google Doodle today for the... 117th birthday of Lotte Reiniger, pioneer of silhouette animation going back to the silent film era and on for over sixty years.

The silent era was the Gold Rush of filmmaking with all kinds of people trying all kinds of ideas - she did her first animation when Paul Wegener found he could not rats to play their part in The Pied Piper Of Hamelin, and was able to make her first feature film because a friend had bought a lot of film stock during the Weimar hyperinflation panic.

There has to be a story there... perhaps presented as a shadow play...