Infax Wet Dreams – Part One

Infax, or the BBC Programme Catalogue, is a wonderful thing. Originally the BBC’s internal documentation for its programmes, last year it was opened up, shut down, and then opened up again, to us filthy outsiders. And it can bring up all kinds of interesting things – for instance, did you know that the first two series […]

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Mozart, Mendelssohn, or Motörhead

Here’s something “interesting” I’ve just been thinking about. What is it that links the following three quotes together? “Why don’t you listen to something really classical, like Mozart, Mendelssohn, or Motörhead?” (Rimmer, Balance of Power) “Good evening. Here is the news on Friday, the 27th of Geldof.” (Newsreader, Better than Life) “Everyone can remember how […]

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Starhyke – Memorabilia preview

Having looked forward to viewing the pilot for some time, well more so since producer Jonathan Brown appeared on G&T, I obtained an early entry ticket for Memorabilia solely to enable me to catch the show and Q&A session with a 10:15 kick off. I have to say the time slot didn’t help much as […]

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Free agents

Remember when me and Ian wrote articles together? Ah, those were the days. One of the more interesting ones was The Debate: Series VIII’s Setting; and it’s been preying on my mind recently. And the bit that especially intrigues me is the following. However, I do agree with you about one thing – the old […]

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Bonehead

I originally published this article, or a version of it, on my own weblog, The Holoship Enlightenment, and I was asked to expand on it for publication at the (sodding) esteemed (fucking cunting) website, Ganymede and Titan. And, like any fortunate performer asked to play the Big Time, I said yes, or more accurately “**squeee** […]

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Get Some Perspective?

I originally started this article with a standard rant about the mainstream media’s attitude towards geeks. That it’s the playground mentality of bullying people, that why are people unpleasant about people simply because they’re interested in something, and IT’S NOT FAIR MUMMY WAH. All of which is absolutely true. But that wouldn’t actually be an […]

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The Plan

Fan fiction. It’s a phrase that carries a surprising amount of baggage, these days – and be it misty-eyed fondness, cautious apprehension or downright apoplectic vitriol, it usually inspires some kind of reaction in just about anyone who’s ever considered themselves part of a fandom.

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Dimension Jump XIII Report: Byte One

Another year, another DJ. This year brought us the 13th DJ, but would it be the Fan Club’s unlucky number? Read on… DJ XIII was held, as was the one before, in Peterborough, using the same hotel, which has now been re-badged from a Moat House to a Holiday Inn. Now, the hotel wasn’t terribly […]

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The only survivors…

Folks, today is a day for both sadness and joy. Sadness, for the passing away of The White Hole, Garbage World, Observation Dome, and Fuchal – and joy, because they are back with us, albeit as Ganymede & Titan. And yes, this quote would have worked better if this article had been published on relaunch […]

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Future Extras Redux

Sorry? What was that, Andrew? Topic: What did we miss? Conf: Merchandise From: Grant Naylor Administrator Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 03:12 PM Series VIII is about to turn up on DVD, completing the collection. Kind of. What I want to know is this: what did we miss? What would you have liked to seen […]

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