Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Successful Shoot

I did a quick shoot earlier with Bianca, whom I work with. She is playing Corporal Griffiths, and we shot half of a scene from Episode 1. I only shot half the scene because she is chatting to someone on the radio, and I haven't yet cast Private Jacobs, with whom she is talking!

Monday, 19 May 2008

The Doctor defeated at last (sort of)

Well, the Doctor has managed to survived encounters with Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, the Master, and all other forms of alien menace, but he has finally been defeated (well, delayed) by Terry Wogan!!

Yes, it would seem that Doctor Who has been postponed next week due to the damn Eurovision Song Contest (despite the fact that Doctor Who is normally on an hour before Eurovision is due to start!)

The reason this bugs me so much, is that because of the rescheduling, I will now miss the last episode of the series as I will be in Cyprus!!

Ah well, there's not a lot can be done about it now!

For those of you eagerly awaiting the next installment of my series - be patient. All is coming together. I just need to procure a ladies blonde wig to proceed!!

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

'The Sontaran Strategem'

I thoroughly enjoyed the recent Doctor Who two-parter. It was nice to see both the Sontarans, and UNIT, as a cohesive military force (which we were never really able to see in the old series).

One thing that really bothered me though, was the unshaped UNIT berets! Not one soldier had a beret that had been properly shaped to fit his head! Surely the costume department could have sorted that out – if only for the main characters! This is meant to be the British Contingent, and in Britain we have very smart, well-shaped berets! We’re not one of those European armies with their sloppy headwear, you know!

Below is an example; Private Ross Jenkins

And here is a picture of Captain Elworthy from my series, sporting a truly well fitted beret.

However, despite that one niggle, I thought the episodes were great! Keep up the good work BBC! I do hope that Colonel Mace and UNIT will be returning again soon.

Also, what was Sir Alistair doing in Peru? Interesting…