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…

Vincent Price and A Christmas Carol

Look! It's Vincent Price and a Christmas tree! If that doesn't make you feel all merry and bright, I don't know what will. Today's post is brought to you courtesy of whoever tweeted another festive pic of Vincent Price that crossed my feed yesterday, one where he was buying a Christmas tree with his daughter.…

5 Favs of Star Trek The Original Series

For my blogathon month, and not such a cheating post as yesterday, here's a beautiful listicle of entirely sensible opinions. So, the Original Series. Now, much as I wouldn’t call myself a Trek fan, mostly cause I can’t stomach the idea of being called a fan of TNG (I’m sorry, it’s a great show! Many…

I’ve Written the First Big Finish 12th Doctor Story!

As well as lovely new Doctor Who this weekend I also had some personally exciting and cool Doctor Who news: I've written a Short Trip for Big Finish, and it's also the first 12th Doctor Big Finish story. Which I didn't, thank goodness, actually know when I was writing it. That would have been rather…