‘Bad Young Brother’ – Derek B
It was decided that the indoor scaffolding set and the outdoor stage will be unified by their being decorated with rags, curtain covering, foliage + piping; this will reinforce the ‘shantytown/post-apocalyptic’ feel across both sites. Requests have been made across the Drama Department for such items of junk.
‘Look Back In Anger’ – David Bowie
Slowly, my interest in Vladimir’s way of working with music and sound has worn away. His obsession with creating music that has no ‘restrictive beat or rhythm’ has begun to nauseate me. It’s not that his ideas are revolutionary to me – I’ve heard the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Tristram Cary’s music – it’s just that what he’s doing strikes me as dull + unsuitable to the play. And he’s so badly organised. And given that this whole project was about the students making everything work, I find that even though I, and others, am offering input and ideas, he disregards them without even bothering to try them out. His word is law, which means he has too much control. There is a consensus feeling within the Sound Team that he should be a facilitator not a dictator; he should be there to advise and guide, not control.
Doctor Who has returned to our screens.
DOCTOR WHO: REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS (PART ONE)
Right now, that feels like the best Doctor Who episode ever. It was FANTASTIC. True Who. And still nothing’s been given away; the plot remains unpredictable and the Doctor is suddenly entirely mysterious once again. THANK GOD.
‘Doctor Who (12" Version)’ – Mankind
The first Dalek was really ace + strong + resilient; McCoy was excellent, as was Aldred; the pre-titles sequence was gorgeous; Pamela Salem was great; Ace is wonderful + so is the 7th Doctor; the Transmat was brilliant; the Dalek-eye-views were great; the new Dalek ‘lasers’ were fabulous, as was the x-ray death (and to find that Dalek guns scramble ones insides was great); the French revolution book + all the continuity was fab; but best of all, is the final sequence, when the Dalek arrives + the Doctor tells Ace to run for the steps and the Headmaster prevents their escape and we’re thinking ‘God, aren’t Daleks crap, relying on humans cos they can’t climb steps’ and then… That most beautiful moment, as the Dalek hovers up the steps and the Doctor looks overcome + terrified. It was the most terrifying Doctor Who sequence ever – and perhaps the most original + surprising.
THE BEST ONE EVER!!!
Who is the little girl? Who is the mysterious DAVROS-TYPE character? Who is really who? What is the Hand of Omega? What is ‘the remembrance’?
I LOVE DOCTOR WHO.
I’ve gone apeshit over it. It is gorgeous – absolutely exquisite.
THE 1988 DOCTOR WHO NOVEL CHART (based only on the ones I’ve read this year)
Fury From The Deep Victor Pemberton
The Reign Of Terror Ian Marter
The Enemy Of The World Ian Marter
Black Orchid Terence Dudley
Warriors’ Gate John Lydecker
The Loch Ness Monster Terrance Dicks
The Doomsday Weapon Malcolm Hulke
The Ice Warriors Brian Hayles
The Invasion Of Time Terrance Dicks
The Talons Of Weng-Chiang Terrance Dicks
The Dominators Ian Marter
Enlightenment Barbara Clegg
Terminus John Lydecker
‘Could be better…’
The Claws Of Axos Terrance Dicks
The Tomb Of The Cybermen Gerry Davis
Frontios Christopher H Bidmead
Time-Flight Peter Grimwade
The Sun Makers Terrance Dicks
Revenge Of The Cybermen Gerry Davis
The Monster Of Peladon Terrance Dicks
The Image Of The Fendahl Terrance Dicks
The Horns Of Nimon Terrance Dicks
The Celestial Toymaker Gerry Davis & Alison Bingeman
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