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The Trigan Empire will rise again The Trigan Empire will rise again

The good stuff keeps coming from Rebellion these days. This is a bit of advance warning to start saving those pennies. The 2000ad publisher will be reprinting The Trigan Empire saga in the first mass market publication edition in several decades.

Only a black veil and and empty chair ... Only a black veil and and empty chair ...

Last Tuesday, May 14th, was International Dylan Thomas Day, something that had escaped me, even though I have a bottle of Dylan Thomas beer in the fridge. However, I took a twenty minute bus ride to the home of another dead poet who was allegedly fond of a beer - Ellis Humphrey Evans.

You know that Doctor who went to Gloucester ... You know that Doctor who went to Gloucester ...

The rain was going upwards. Jodi W’s Unlucky 13 will be bumping into the Judoon when Doctor Who returns. The episode will guest star Game On’s Neil Stuke who appeared with former TARDIS Suranne Jones in Doctor Foster. Filming has been taking place in Gloucester.

Welsh Comic Con moves to England (and other stories) Welsh Comic Con moves to England (and other stories)

There is a bit of a squabble in these parts because Welsh Comic Con is moving over the border to England. They are moving from Wrexham to Telford. The move is dubbed “The Telford Talkeover” but some are calling it a disgrace. Still, if we an have an Eisteddfod in Birkenhead I don’t see why we can’t have a Comic Con in…

Current display options on the Deck Current display options on the Deck

Anyone know why we currently just get a headline and thumbnail for posts on Observation Deck and a couple of other kinja blogs? I’m missing that first par.

How are you this fine Dydd Mercher? How are you this fine Dydd Mercher?

Anyone at home? It’s bucketing down in these parts this Wednesday morning. Tiddly has ventured out for some soggy adventures, probably not as far as Caernarfon where Wills and Kate have dropped in.

A fevered future for life with the Lyons A fevered future for life with the Lyons

Life with the Lyons takes on a new dimension next week. Not sure how deliberate that is*? With Doctor Who in the past, Russell T Davies is back on primetime BBC1 with Years and Years, described an epic saga that takes an ordinary family and catapults them through the next 15 years. “As society changes, faster than…

Interactive Click opens door on tomorrow's world Interactive Click opens door on tomorrow's world

The BBC’s technology news programme Click intends to celebrate its 1,000th show as the BBC’s first full-length interactive programme, letting viewers to choose how they want to watch it.

Slipping to the end of Sliders Slipping to the end of Sliders

Recently Alliterator debated whether Sliders deserves a reboot and I suppose the answer is no more and no less than any other cult show. As it happens, I’ve been plodding through reruns on Horror (which is part of the CBS cluster of channels in the UK). I rewatched the early season that aired on BBC2 back in the day…

Fire in the mountain Fire in the mountain

This might be small compared to brush fires in other places, but around thirty people were evacuated from their homes last night as the fire brigade tackled gorse fires around Garreg Ddu in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. At its worst they were going up the rockface with torch lights to try and bring the blaze under…

Pearl is back in a world without forests Pearl is back in a world without forests

Haven’t had a chance to listen yet, but a trailer on tv last night looked/sounded interesting. Doctor Who’s Pearl Mackie is back, this time in an innovative science fiction thriller from BBC Radio 4 - Forest 404. This is an ambitious 27-part podcast series with theme music by Bonobo. The series is accompanied by a…

I've just eaten a kid I've just eaten a kid

Is this a real book? This is what happens when you don’t hire subs. Then again, I’ve just eaten a kid. Not a whole one you understand. There is still curried goat left in the pot.

On the trail of the Dragonslayer On the trail of the Dragonslayer

The other day I ventured a little bit beyond the fields we know, over the county line into Dolwyddelan, Conwy which is on the road to artists’ favourite hangout Betws-y-Coed. It’s a quaint village, within the bounds of Snowdonia National Park, home to around 500 people, farms and a pet food factory. It’s practically …

Scott Tracy is dead Scott Tracy is dead

Scott Tracy is dead! Or rather Shane Rimmer, the Canadian actor who gave voice and personality to Thunderbirds point man has passed away, aged 89. Born in Toronto in 1929, Rimmer voiced International Rescue’s Scott and other characters in 32 episodes and two feature movies.

Kit Pedlar predicts the Congestion Charge

Kit Pedlar, co-creator of the Cybermen and Doomwatch lays the groundwork for the Congestion Charge in central London.

What went wrong with Ski yoghurt? What went wrong with Ski yoghurt?

Earlier in the week a nostalgia themed Twitter feed, Golden Memories and Silver Tears, asked followers one of those deep and meaningful questions. What went wrong with Ski yoghurt?

Which tv show needs a sci-fi makeover? Which tv show needs a sci-fi makeover?

Which tv show needs a sci-fi makeover? Which might seem an odd question to be prompted by a show about a bunch of twenty-something lawyers. Today is the anniversary of Amy Jenkins’ This Life, a snazzy drama that captured the zeitgeist of Nineties Britain. If you haven’t seen This Life, hunt it down. It is funny, sad,…

Yum yum, bubble gum, stick it up ... Yum yum, bubble gum, stick it up ...

It’s Bubble Gum Week. Never really liked the stuff myself, though I did want the collector’s cards that came in some packs.

Pie of the Day - Lamb Pie Pie of the Day - Lamb Pie

I cooked lamb chops today. And very good they were too. But at the end of Pie Week it seemed right to make a nod towards the humble Lamb Pie. If you are thinking of a Georgian or Victorian scene where the pieman hoists a tray of meat pies above his head as he walks through the London squalor, chances are those pies…

Pie of the Day - Pork Pie Pie of the Day - Pork Pie

This is what did for Ernie. A stale pork pie. Now I have thought about it, I fancy one. I will have to go without though.

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