Verity #45 and Other Fripperies

There are no fripperies in this post, sorry. Everything is a very proper and substantial thing, but I felt particularly keen on the word at time of writing, so a pox on meaning, it shall be in the title. Anyway, this week! Verity! At our forty-fifth ever-so-exciting episode: "It’s another villaintastic episode of Verity! This…

Hugos and Eastercon and Breaking Bubbles

What happened to that amazing plan to blog every week, self? What happened? You're going to have to do a week of lists or something to catch up. But lists are great, right? Everyone likes lists! (Five Vegetables of Most Hellish Taste; Five Beigest Trek Episodes; Five Lego Creations People Should Make For Meeeee….by gum,…

(A Handy Guide To) The Five Most Important Things About The Sea Devils

On Verity! this week we were discussing The Sea Devils in particular and the Third Doctor in general. So, in honour of our delightful episode,* I've put together a handy guide to the five most important things about the story we rattle on about for a good hour or so.The Five Most Important Things About…

Defence of the Skittle Daleks & other news

Sadly I'm not actually going to be defending the Skittle Daleks in this post, but I will be doing so this Saturday. So if you too are heading to Gallifrey One (that whacking great Doctor Who convention in LA) this week then you can mock me in person. Hurrah! This'll be my, er, sixth Gallifrey,…

Top Five Underrated Doctor Who Monsters

There was a shiny new addition to my Very Grown-Up action figure collection a few days ago. Actually, there were several. But although I'm delighted I now have a bookshelf resplendent with Jo Grant and the Brig, my heart belongs to the third figure in The Three Doctor themed trio: a Gel Guard. This dude…