The weekend has been a wash out and I’ve not managed to do any of the things I wanted to so I need to think of different ways to make time for doing things I want to do, and that’s not easy. But then neither is the alternative.
As I’m watching this right now I thought I’d share some thoughts on the reasons why it didn’t work as a 21st Century franchise. The original series was brilliant. There’s no doubt about that, and actually the 2004 version had a lot of good points. It had a good cast (Lady Penelope and Parker were brilliant in fact), some great special effects and the story wasn’t too bad either.
But where they went wrong in my opinion, is in trying to move away from the central thrust of the story. They tried to make the children an integral part of the story instead of it just being about disasters and awesome machines. I think that if they’d stuck to the formula it would have had a much better chance.
It’s a shame really as I think it would have made a good franchise really, but it wasn’t to be.
I’ve been getting back into the 8th Doctor audio stories of late. I’d kind of fallen away from listening to them. That is, up until recently.
I’ve just bought another 5 8th Doctor CDs which should keep me busy for a little while at least. They only take me up to the end of season 3 so I have all of season 4 to look forward to now.
Some days things just don’t go to plan. This weekend fits that description very well indeed. I had loads of things planned, and the chance of doing any of them = 0.
I guess that sometimes things just don’t go your way and you have to accept it, but weekends are precious and when they don’t work out it feels like a very big let down.
Still, get over it, move on, etc etc …
Why is it that science fiction films don’t do well with awards? Ok, this year, pretty much everything has gone to the King’s Speech. Fine, it is a landmark film. I get it. But even so, sci-fi films just don’t win so much.
Now I can understand it when it is films where the special effects are more important than the story, but what about films like Inception and District 9? Inception was a great film with great concepts and performances too. As for District 9 it was incredible.
There’s quite a few things I’m looking forward to in March to be fair. Here’s a selection:
- New Blancmange album is going to be released
- I’m going to see Blancmange live
- A new Human league album is coming, who knows what it will be like
- John Foxx and the Maths bring out their new album (I’ve got it on order already)
There’s a few more too, but that lot is worth waiting for if nothing else. Lots of new music coming. Excellent.
One of my next personal projects is to turn an old mac mini into a little server for playing about with. For the most part it doesn’t look to difficult to do, but it might be a fair useful thing to have around.
As yet I’m not completely sure what I’ll use it for, but it might come in handy for stuff and if nothing else it’ll be fun to tinker about with.