Thursday, June 30, 2011

Continuing to (re)watch Doctor Who - Remembrance of the Daleks (7th Doctor)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Successful transfer of a 8mm home video to my laptop. It only took a year of off and on experimentation.
Episode 63 of the Twenty Megabyte Doctor Who Podcast has been posted to iTunes and

Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm recording with Adam on the TwentyMegabyte Doctor Who Podcast right now - very early in the morning

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I'm listening to Sorcerer Radio Disney music while working on the aforementioned China Related TV listings.
Working on the China Related TV listings
I actually like this Paddington Bear Marmite advert better than the first one
"Please do not throw hands at me" - D84 in Doctor Who "Robots of Death" (4th Doctor)
Paddington Bear loves Marmite (and I love that Marmite markets itself with "You either love it or hate it")
Marmite on toast - Yum
Marmite on toast - Yum
My feedback about Neverwhere was read on the Staggering Stories Podcast 109. Text of my feedback and link

My feedback to the Staggering Stories Podcast 109

My feedback was read on the Staggering Stories Podcast #109


Hello Team!

(and Hello to his Immensely Fantastic befezzed and eye patched Royal
Head of Pertwee, whose existence I thought was simply in Cyberspace,
[i.e. imaginary], until I saw the pictures from Gallifrey One!!! I am
unable to watch any 3rd Doctor episodes without thinking about him
while the credits roll)

(and incidentally Hello to all the other various cardboard cutouts,
hats, eye patches, scarves, plastic figurines, adiposes, etc. that
watch over y'all as you record the podcast)

("y'all" - that's the plural second-person pronoun that the English
language so desperately needs that nobody seems to remember unless
they are from the American South)

I'm Kirby (of the Planet America) - foreign correspondent for the 20MB
Doctor Who Podcast.

But I am not writing to discuss Doctor Who.

But first, some background.

I'm a longtime listener to your podcast.

I don't remember how long I have been listening to you (2 years at
least), but I have discovered many other podcasts because of your
podcast - including the aforementioned 20MB Doctor Who Podcast
indirectly because of Rhys Parton's enthusiastic feedback to you
leading to his own podcast and leading to his enthusiastic promotion
of Adam and Alicia Pearson's 20MB Doctor Who podcast reminding me how
my own teenage daughters can be immensely unenthusiastic about stuff
after being very enthusiastic about Doctor Who leading to my sending
feedback to the 20MB Doctor Who Podcast for a chance to win a packet
of Bassetts' Jelly Babies (all the way from the Isle of Wight!)
leading to my winning of same packet of Jelly Babies (would you like
some?) leading to my sending in audio feedback to Adam and Alicia
leading to my now weekly foreign correspondence to the 20MB Doctor Who
podcast (at amazing and, dare I say, "staggering" times of the day due
to the time difference between the foreign city of Nashville,
Tennessee [Planet America] and Britain).

But enough of that.

I wish to thank you for your segment on podcast 107 about Neil
Gaiman's Neverwhere.

I was vaguely aware of the existence of Neverwhere, but had not given
it any thought until you brought it up in the podcast.

My 13 year old daughter loves Gaiman's "Coraline" (book and movie) and
I have several of his books - fiction and nonfiction (including his
original 1988 "Don't Panic - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Companion"). My girls and I loved the recent Doctor Who "The Doctor's
Wife" episode. Perfection for a longtime Doctor Who fan like myself.

"Intriguing", I thought as you waxed enthusiastic about Neverwhere.

I put the DVDs on my Netflix queue and waited for them to arrive.

I just finished a 2 night viewing of Neverwhere (neglecting my
assignment from Adam Pearson to watch "Terror of the Vervoids" - [6th
Doctor], which I will resume watching tomorrow as it will be discussed
on the next 20MB Doctor Who Podcast)(which given your podcasting
schedule may or may not have gone out by the time you read this)

Thank you so much for nudging me to watch Neverwhere. What a story and
production. I will definitely be purchasing the DVDs.
I will also be looking for the comic book (oh, sorry - "graphic
novel") and the regular novel.

Words fail me about Neverwhere. The story was just fantastic. The cast
was just fantastic. The locations were fantastic (I want to visit
London!) Paterson Joseph needs to be the 12th Doctor! (and it was so
strange to see Peter Capaldi as a fallen angel instead of being a
Roman in Pompeii or a civil servant caught up in events he could not
control because of the 456).

Thank you again.

Kirby Bartlett-Sloan
(one of the 17.6 Americans who understands and appreciates your
occasional references to the Goon Show with your various voices and
quotes - Ying Tong Iddle I Po!)
Marmite on Toast for breakfast again! (Most mornings I am too rushed to take the time to savor the unique heavenlyness of Marmite!)
6/26 - Happy Stitch Day! 626!
"Please do not throw hands at me". Great line from Doctor Who - Robots of Death
I am about to finish watching Doctor Who - The Robots of Death as I am going to be discussing it tomorrow on the 20MB Doctor Who podcast

Saturday, June 25, 2011

In Cars 2 in the scenes set in London, I kept scouring the background looking for a blue Police Public Call Box. Didn't see one.
The Pixar short shown before Cars 2 - Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation - was great. A lot of fun.
I enjoyed Cars 2, as it is always fun to see a movie with friends. It was good, not great. Bottom of my Pixar list.
Heading out to watch Cars 2 in 3D
Working on the Disney Theme Parks Related TV listings early as I am going to see Cars 2 this evening
IT Crowd - Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again?
Good Saturday Morning. Marmite on toast for breakfast. Yum!
"You know, you're a classic example of the inverse ratio between the size of the mouth and the size of the brain." Doctor Who - 4th Doctor
Watching Doctor Who-Robots of Death (4th Doctor)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It will be nice when allows email posting to
facebook/plurk/twitter again. Will this make it?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Oh! I don't need the email service. It has an iPod Touch interface!
Well at least the dashboard works for posting. I can live with that until their email service recovers
I hope recovers from being down soon. I like using it to post
to facebook/plurk/twitter, when it works.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

About to start 3rd episode of Neverwhere. Watched 1 episode of
Vervoids. I wonder which I like better?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Watching Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. This is fascinating!
I'll watch 1 episode of Neverwhere and 1 episode of Terror of the
Vervoids.(I have to finish"Terror"before Sunday for the 20MB DW
Episode 61 of the 20MB Doctor Who podcast is now available
Which should I start watching tonite-Doctor Who-"Terror of the
Vervoids"? or Gaiman's "Neverwhere"?
Just completed a hectic recording with Adam and Ben and Alicia (and
the clock) of the 20MB Doctor Who Podcast

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Just finished watching Doctor Who - "Mindwarp" (6th Doctor). Poor Peri!!!!
I'm going to finish watching Doctor Who - "Mindwarp" (6th Doctor) this
evening after I finish the China TV listings.
Working on the China Related TV listings
while listening to Disney music on Sorcerer Radio
Starting to watch Doctor Who - Trial of a Time Lord - "Mindwarp" (6th
Doctor) for the first time ever
Listening to Sorcerer Radio while working on the Disney Theme Parks
Related TV listings.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

Our MAMMOTH episode 60 of the 20MB Doctor Who podcast and our deep
examination of the mid series finale

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Just got off of Skype where I was talking with Adam of the 20MB Doctor
Who Podcast about "A Good Man Goes to War" for this week's show
Doctor Who - "A Good Man Goes to War" Director Peter Hoar talks us
through the climax of the mid-series finale. doctorwho
Just sent notes off to Adam (20MB Doctor Who podcast) about "A Good
Man Goes to War" for us to talk about. Going to bed now.

My notes on Doctor Who - "A Good Man Goes to War"

I will be referencing these when talking to Adam on the 20MB Doctor Who Podcast.
Spoilers below!!!
Very very good. I had only minor issues. 2nd best episode of the
series so far. (Doctor's wife was the best)

Seeing Melody's name pretty much gave it away on the incubator.

Loved the Cyberman scenes. Rory rocks.

Rory used a sonic screwdriver to get into the cyber ship! Interesting.

Nice throwback to the classic series with the cybermen gathered around
a control table

Loved the bit where Amy was talking to Melody while Kovarian and
troops where waiting to take Melody.
All the monologue sounds like Amy is talking about the Doctor
("hundreds and hundreds of years old", "This man is your father")
until she says "The Last Centurion". (how could the "people of our
world" know that he is the last centurion? that was a different

"Don't give me those blank looks" Rory to Cybermen - brilliant

nice timing on the Doctor's message to the Cybermen. "would you like
me to repeat the question?"

Very Star Wars look to Demon's Run.

Psychic card? I thought that was Time Lord technology only.
Thin one Fat One. Nice double act. Want more

Lorna Bucket. Gamma Forest. is this from the classic series?

the headless business with The Fat One. Obvious, but fun.
Hey! That's Cardiff's Temple of Peace (again) for the Fat One's initiation to the Headless Monks.

I initially had issues with Madame Vastra (Silurian), but the
reference later to the Doctor finding her in the Underground solved that for me.

Jenny? Is she the Doctor's Daughter?

Sontaran Nurse. A bit weird, but the dialogue was great with the
shifting back and forth between Nurse Talk and Sontaran Talk. Moffat

River dancing to herself as she returns to the storm cage. Nice touch.

who exactly is in charge at the storm cage? Doctor Song, obviously.

"Hello Rory" (Hello Dad!)

Stevie Wonder joke (you must never tell him about 1814

"Unless there is two of them" - "that's a whole different birthday" -
desert lake?

"I can't be with him till the very end" - Demon's Run or the desert
lake? River is in the spacesuit killing a flesh doctor?

silhouette of the Doctor when picking up Dorium. Nice.

"I'm old I'm Fat I'm Blue"

OMEGA symbols. Everywhere. probably "Alpha and Omega" reference to
continue the ecclesiastical theme,
but could be Omega of the Time Lords.

All this time and Amy does not know the Doctor is famous? He just
isn't famous on Earth.

Loved the headless monks. I just watched Time of Angels a couple of
days ago where it was a throwaway line.

"Papal Mainframe"?

"Amelia Pond. Get your Coat" references the Christmas "Marilyn" line

"Mammals. They all look alike!"

Silurians and Judoon, not a problem.

Danny Boy spitfires? Give me a break!!!!
Henry and Toby Avery? Give me a break!!!
(my only two issues with the episode)

"Colonel Runaway". Angry Doctor. Brilliant! (an angry Doctor is not
"new", though)

Mrs. Williams!!! Sorry. They are the Ponds!

A Crying Roman with a Baby. Definitely Cool!

Doctor smelling things again.

The Doctor interpreting Baby talk!
Big Milk Thing!

Gene spliced Sontaran with Lactic fluid!

"Cot"? That's a "crib" in America. I will adjust Wikipedia after
things settle down with the article about the episode.

"Doctor, do you have children?" "no". Really? I don't believe it.
Remember, The Doctor lies.

Amy was taken just before America.

Don't put that crib on that box! It is a rocking crib. It might fall off!!!

Again nice touch with "Its Mine" from the Doctor where for a second we
think he is referring to Melody, but he is referring to the crib.

Mobile above the crib! continues the theme of hanging mobiles through series 6

Silurians in the Underground! yes!!!

"Time Head" baby! Yes!
The Doctor's realization of the conception of the baby on the Pond's
wedding night! Yes!
Can she regenerate? Duh!! We have seen it!!!

Interesting how Madame Vastra (Silurian) knows all about the TARDIS and
the time vortex.

"Silurians". I think this is the first time they are named in the new series.

Scenes of River looking at the space suit. Does she know it was her in the spacesuit or not?

Battle of Demon's Run. Altogether well done.
"Attack Prayer" of the monks. Nice.

Headless Dorium. How can he come back? We know he is coming back.

Bit of confusion with the sliding door being seen by the baby before
"splat" of flesh. We are seeing it from the baby's point of view,

I like the Demon's Run poem.

"I'm nearly 12" - Commander Strax

Lorna's death scene. Tragic since the Doctor tells her he remembers
her, but after she dies he admits he does not remember.
"We ran. You and Me". continues the "Run" theme of the last 48 years.

The revelation scene of River. Perfect!!!!
Double Sad Day. One Day after Wally Boag Dies�Golden Horseshoe Star
Betty Taylor Dies
Time for some Doctor Who - I wonder what fell through the space/time
continuum this week? Hmmm?
Working on the Disney Theme Parks Related TV listings. Have not
decided what to listen to while working on them

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Friday, June 03, 2011