May 15th, 2007

Keep Walking

Back from England/Ireland!

Fuck -- The Great British Bear Bash was AWESOME! Steve-O (from Bear Trek) and a few others from the United States were there! But more about Manchester, The Lake District, Nottingham and Dublin (Ireland) in a few days (once I upload some photos and video!)

Until then, let me whet your television appetite with my latest television love... SPACED!

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (the guys behind "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz") star in this British television situation comedy written by and starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, directed by Edgar Wright.

SPACED is noted for its rapid-fire editing, frequent dropping of pop-culture references, and occasional displays of surrealism (sort of like Scrubs' humourous "dream sequence" drop-ins.)

Tim Bisley (Pegg) and Daisy Steiner (Stevenson) are two London twenty-somethings who meet by chance in a cafe while both are flat-hunting. Despite barely knowing each other, they conspire to pose as a young "professional" couple in order to meet the requisites of an advertisement for a relatively cheap flat in the distinctive building at 23 Meteor Street, which is owned by and also houses the landlady, Marsha Klein (Julia Deakin). Also living in the building is Brian Topp (Mark Heap), an eccentric conceptual artist. Frequent visitors are Tim's best friend, Mike Watt (Nick Frost) and Daisy's best friend, Twist Morgan (Katy Carmichael). The series largely concerns the colourful and surreal adventures of Tim and Daisy as they navigate through life, decide on what they want to do with their lives, come to terms with affairs of the heart, and try to figure out new ways of killing time in largely unproductive ways. Tim and Daisy repeatedly stress that they aren't a couple to everyone but Marsha, but despite (or because of) this, romantic tension develops between them, particularly during the second series.

I'm in the process of setting up a "Spaced" webpage where you can download every episode of the the entire two seasons it ran -- but it's not ready yet... Until then, help yourself to the few I have already prepared for download.

And you thought I only liked SciFi, eh? Speaking of which... be sure to grab the latest episode of Doctor Who hot off the DVR!

The Lazarus Experiment is the 6th episode in this, the second season of David Tennant as The Doctor and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The special effects are, as always with this "new" Dr. Who show, brilliant!

The TARDIS materialises in Martha's flat. The Doctor tells her that they had agreed - one trip and home. It is about twelve hours after they left. Martha's phone rings, but she does not pick it up; it is her mother, Francine, saying that her sister Tish is on the news. Martha turns the television on and, alongside Tish, an elderly man, Professor Richard Lazarus, announces that tonight he "will change what it means to be human." The Doctor says goodbye to Martha and, oblivious to her upset, steps into the TARDIS. It dematerialises, but quickly rematerialises. "No, I'm sorry, did he say he was going to change what it meant to be human?" -- download it on today!

This coming episode of Doctor Who (which is to be broadcast this Saturday) will being a few surprises for all Whovians out there! Capt Jack will be back and the stage is being set for a blast from the Doctor's past -- heh heh heh...