Hey, look! It’s a regional newspaper writing an article about a SF convention! Now, let’s play a game. Which SF quote will they use in the first paragraph? Have a think for all of HALF A SECOND, and then see if you were right:
“They are to boldly go where no sci-fan has gone before – at least not for the past 12 years.”
Christ. They even get a mention of speaking Klingon in at the end. To be fair, the article itself isn’t bad, and is pretty inoffensive – but this kind of lazy journalistic shorthand irritates the fuck out of me.
Anyway, yeah. The basic facts, then: it’s the Cult TV Festival, it’s on between the 20th-23rd October, it’s at the Seacroft Holiday Village in Norfolk, it costs £99 an adult for the three days (not including accommodation), and Norm’s there, amongst others. Including Richard Gibson, who was Herr Flick in ‘Allo ‘Allo! Excellent.
When you sign up for the thing, you get a chance to vote in their awards that they announce at the festival – I hope anyone here going will use their “DVD Presentation of the Year” vote wisely. Because, whether you like the episodes or not, VII thoroughly deserves to win.
Oddly enough, it’s also their 13th festival this year too. Anyway, why not go along and hear Norman Lovett call Sorry! “pitiful” when it’s clearly anything but if you’ve actually watched it for more than one minute, and slag off Ronnie Corbett for having no talent and relying on Ronnie Barker when he’s clearly half of what makes The Two Ronnies actually work?
Two rants in an article about something most people would think relatively innocuous? I’m turning into Norm. Only not actually funny. Shit.