How To Tell If You Are In Star Trek The Next Generation

An Admiral hails you. They're probably going to betray you and Starfleet principles. Half of the senior staff are giving acting lessons. Half of the senior staff play a musical instrument. None of them offer music lessons. The Captain is wearing a red shirt. The walls are beige. They are closing in. Beigely. The holodeck…

It’s Sunday, I’ve Done A Whole Week of this Nonsense; Here Are Some Nature Pics

A week of posts! So a bit of a break tonight, plus I've just finished a three hour Dungeons and Dragons session. Thus, pics. The loch on quite the winter-y morning, all ice and mist. Same loch, different day. Very, very different day. And one winter afternoon, the sun already going down. ###

The Most Excellent and Awesome Worldbuilding Hats of Doctor Who

Today we consider hats. Not merely any hats, but the splendid hats of Doctor Who that have helped to create worlds. So that means (magnificent as, say, the Doctor's hat in The Reign of Terror is) hats from the real world are not included, no matter how dashing it looks perched on the head of…

Robert the Bruce and the Murder of John Comyn

Yesterday I listened to the Braveheart episode of the Best Pick podcast, and delighted in hearing their thoughts on a film which, if nothing else, has provided many people with a fine historical education of the period as they read about all the things it got wrong (personal favourite, the lack of a bridge at…