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Monthly Archives: January 2010

The End of Time, pt 2 – Phototweetblog

Oops, cataloguing DVDs I’ve recorded and this disc is playing End of Time pt. 2 – must. stop. watching. arrrgh… i cannae stop Cap’n…

Wilf’s doing the “take the gun, I don’t want you to die” bit and ohhhh it’s so moving…

Loster 21: Stop, even reading your tweets is making me sad!

A White Point Star! The Time Lords are returning! Argh, I can’t stop watching #doctorwho

UppityWomyn: lol. Enjoy.

I can’t help it, The Cribbins got me and sucked me in.

Woo… The Master is welcoming the return of Timothy Dalton… ohhhhhh god, it’s shit but fun 😀

“Shitbutfun” is how I categorise the RTD era.

UppityWomyn: soo pissed, they killed the timelords again.

and a fall from higher than a radio telescope is just fine.

UppityWomyn: lol.

and Timmeh Dalton has de-Mastered the world with his science-rejecting magic glove.

UppityWomyn: wasn’t that the same kinda glove they used on torchwood?

@UppityWomyn I think they were just too cheap to get props to build a different glove. I’m sure it’s not meant to be “The Risen Mitten”.

UppityWomyn: ok, thought it was a callback in the making.

couldn’t they just tow Gallifrey back like they did with the Earth in Journey’s End?

ah thank god, Wilf’s saved the technician in the booth. Everything’s going to be all right then.

Woo, The Doctor’s pulled a gun on the Time Lord President (whoever he is, probably not Borusa again).

I like The Master sane. Couldn’t stand the bonkers guy. He’s clearly back to normal now.

Wooo… the woman behind the President, she’s cryin’ awww… I wonder who she is? Probably Thalia regenerated, I reckon.

Autotechgirl: There are many debates as to who that woman is. Personally I think it’s more fun not really knowing, I like speculating.

ooh lightning blasts from the master into time lord guy… zap.. pe’owwwwww whooosh… there they go!

Yay! The Doctor’s still alive. Everything is going to be… oh no… Wilf’s knocked four times… bummer.

Loster 21: You are just so mean. 😉

UppityWomyn: love it. Bummer.

He could do so much more! SO MUCH MORE!!! sad music, wilf in the booth, the doctor all teary…

and wilf’s out, the doctor’s in. Radiation… argh, he’s down… he’ll either regenerate or just shake the radiation out of his foot.

oh. he’s ok again. Fantastic. Can’t wait to see David Tennant again next year. well, this year now.

oh. it’s started. he’ll probably regenerate now.

Ah no, he seems to be able to walk about and fly off in the tardis. Hmm… started eh?

and he’s in Chiswick, still not regenerating…

ooh Martha! Mickey! Being fired at by a Sontaran. So they say. Oh there he is. Hasn’t he got a small tongue? Ah he’s been probic vented.

UppityWomyn: I always thought he should go back & shag Rose. But RTD went another way. Ahhh well

Ah, there’s the Doctor. Still not regenerating. Well it’s started, must be any second. Ooh there’s Luke! Luke out for that car! Ahahahaa

It’s ok, The Doctor’s there. He’s just about to regenerate. Ah no. He’s still got time to wave at Sarah-Jane.

Hath! Graske! Slitheen! those little balls of fat, the rhino guys, Captain Jack! Oh look, the Doctor’s given him an ‘In’ to Alonso. Sweet

UppityWomyn: one of the best scenes.

Oh look it’s Jessica Stevenson, she’s got make-up and her hair done. She actually looks attractive this time. Some creep in the book queue.

He’ll probably regenerate now.

Ah no, he’s got time to head to Donna’s wedding. Hooray! June Bloody Whitfield. She’ll probably goose Cribbins. Still not regenerating.

A Lottery Ticket! Isn’t that changing the timeline? Ah well, who cares eh RTD? The Doctor will probably regenerate now.

Oh look it’s Rose and Jackie. Ah this must be Pre-Eccles. Jackie’s gone orange. Oh look, a creepy guy watching a girl. It’s the Doctor!

He’s regenerating! At last! No, Russell, I’m only kidding, I love these scenes. Ooh it looks painful.

Oh look, an Ood. ood have thought it?

UppityWomyn: groan, baaad.

no explanation for the Ood two-brain leader guy.

“But the story never ends.” Reminds me of Sylv’s line in Dimensions in Time

Yay DT threw his coat over the arch like old times… here it comes…

Murray Gold climaxes

UppityWomyn: they can show that on screen? ;p

Ah those MUST be the final words… byebye DT… *sniff*

the tardis explodes

…for dramatic reasons.

DEAR GOD what the flip is that thing?

Bronska01: What??? What is it?!!

someone’s put an unfinished clone in his place. His features aren’t quite done. it looks like an Odo mask.

Well.. that was fun. Up to a point.

Bromley001: The last 15mins worth of Tweets of yours have been great!

Loster 21: Actually, it was, and I thank you ;D

Ah, DWC for EoT2 – not sure it’s on the DVD. Tried the Next Doctor disc – no commentary!!! wtf????

For fun I like to make a foghorn sound whenever Julie Gardner talks, to drown her out. Try it, it’s hilarious.

I think it’s telling that in the DWC for EoT2 DT doesn’t mention MaSM by name. I think he says “another guy” or something. Interesting.

I wonder who has the David Tennant dummy. Will it rot away in someone’s attic or has Julie got it in her bedroom?

I love that DT felt a bit of a thrill in noting the final time he used the sonic screwdriver. He’s still a fanboy 🙂

ah, DT says “Some other bloke walks in wearing your suit” – there we go, “some other bloke”. That’s what I shall call him. S.O.B.

And David Tennant’s “Golden Wrap” – again, it sounds like a sexual term. I bet it’s filthy.

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Internet Radio on your iPhone

Someone on Twitter was saying she couldn’t access BBC Radio Coventry and Warks on her iPhone and I resolved to find out how to get this. I knew it was possible as I’ve listened to BBC Scotland on my iPhone before.

It’s really simple!

Step 1 – Download the Fstream app from the App Store.

Step 2 – Read the tutorial at http://bbcstreams.com/m/tutorial.html

Step 3 – Copy the link from http://bbcstreams.com/ 

and press Play.

Simples!

There’s also other channels like BBC Russia, BBC Arabic, BBC World Service, Radio 1, 1extra, 2, 3, 4, 5live etc… and international stations such as KCRW in the US. Just about any radio station you could want!

Also, Digital channels such as 6music and BBC7 and get this… BBC Radio 4 (Long Wave)!!!

Capital 95.8 FM: http://media-ice.musicradio.com/Capital

LBC 97.3: http://media-ice.musicradio.com/LBC973

LBC News 1152: http://media-ice.musicradio.com/LBC1152

Resonance FM: http://icecast.commedia.org.uk:8000/resonance_hi.mp3

KCRW Live Channel: http://64.12.61.1/stream/1046

Also Fstream is now only available for iPhone 3, 3GS and 4.  If you have an iPhone 2G you may want to try the similar app Streamitall.

A weird kind of Immortality.

I was watching the first series of Porridge on DVD earlier today and there, as a special feature, was an interview with Ronnie Barker, discussing the series and the characters and actors who he worked with on the series.

And then he started talking about his favourite episode.  Now those of you overseas (or too young to have seen him) will be aware that Ronnie Barker died a year or two ago.   So here we are with a deceased man talking about his favourite episode.

It struck me that this is a rather remarkable thing that we don’t think about.  It’s quite commonplace to read about dead people like Napoleon or Richard the Lionheart and how they lived their lives, but their opinions, the things they like is another matter entirely.

We live in changing times.  Any actor who has lived in the last 80 years you can probably see walking and talking and interacting with things when they were alive.  Look, there’s Stan Laurel being chased by a policeman, look at the way he runs.  There’s John Thaw in The Sweeney, he’s only 32 years old!  There’s Brian Glover, bald and looking exactly the same as he always looked, yet only 33.  He’s still young.

The descendants of these people will not just know they had a Great Uncle John or Grandad Brian, they will be able to see him walking, they will be able to hear his voice, see the wrinkles on his forehead crinkle.  These make an ancestor more than just a name, they’re living breathing records of their lives.

These are facts we’re all aware of, but rarely consider.  We take it for granted.  But when Ronnie Barker said “my favourite episode is A Night In” we’re being told of a man’s favourite thing when he’s no longer here to appreciate it.  How fantastic is that?  Not just the man’s image or voice, but his opinions are stored.  He’s talking to us.  From the past!  It’s mind-blowing.

And then he tells us of how sad the passing of Richard Beckinsale was at such an early age.  We see and hear his sorrow.  A dead man pitying another man for being dead.  He then tells us about Brian Wilde and what a nice man he is.  But Brian Wilde has since died, after Ronnie Barker died.  So we have a dead man telling us about a living man who is now dead but died after he himself did.

If you think about this it’s an astonishing thing.  I can’t believe that I will ever be remembered after I die.  Hell, I’m barely registering in peoples’ consciousnesses while I am still alive.  When I die I will be forgotten in the blink of an eye.

Makes you think.