Three years. GNU Terry Pratchett.
I’m really in the mood for some sci-fi that’s hopeful and wondrous and and exploratory. It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve seen any.
Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, savy? So brin’ up yer swagger, brush up on yer vocabulary, ‘n confuse th’ Davy Jones’ locker out o’ yer mateys.
So, do you want the good news or the bad news? Killjoys has been renewed for two whole seasons to give them the chance to wrap up their ongoing storyline.
Stargate: Origins is going to be a live-action prequel set before SG1, set to air on yet another new streaming service. The show will feature Catherine Langford, who was the engineer who tried to get the Earth gate to work before Sam and Daniel.
All The Birds In The Sky is up for Best Novel!
Well, no Death hasn’t decided it’s made a mistake after all, but the BBC, Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry himself have teamed up to make this documentary about his life. Airs Saturday at 9pm (UK time). Here’s the trailer:
How are you, ODeck? Is everything okay? Do you need anything?
I didn’t know the BBC did a radio adaptation of Small Gods! But they did, and it’s free to listen!
What does one get for a beginner D&D Dungeon Master?
Have you got a Marvel costume this year? Then grab your camera, because Marvel will donate 5$ for every pic you upload to Marvel Studios: Hero Acts to Save the Children to be used for children’s education in Nepal, Haiti and the US.
It is, once again, that wonderful time of year!* No, not Christmas, it’s Halloween! Well, almost. Anyway, what are your plans? Figured out your costume yet?
On the 50th anniversary of the most influential space adventure tv show BBC Radio 4 asks the hard-hitting questions, namely can you tell the most emotionally repressed first officer apart from everyone’s favourite rockstar astrophysicist?
New main page layouts (why are there like... 3 different ones?), all the sub-blogs suddenly following me (thanks, guys!) and an impossibly tiny new notification button.
Yes, BBC Radio 4 is re-airing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy show. You know, the one about life, the universe and everything. Free streaming for everybody!
So, I’m back from my trip and reeeally unmotivated back at work, which makes me feel wistful for the greenery and friendlier people abroad. And I’m trying to catch on all the comic con news I missed due to a lack of internet connection*. And sleep. Need more sleep.
Vox has has a fascinating piece that counts all the deaths on TV this season, its effect on narratives and what makes a good death. (SPOILER WARNING: TALK OF RECENT CHARACTER DEATHS. Thread carefully.) And, yes Bury Your Gays is not just PC hand-wringing.
It is, once again that time of the year when European countries and Australia to compete in The Hunger Games Eurovision. But so many Americans are confused about the camp and weirdness and the gimmicks. Well, If you’re still confused and want to know what all the hoopla is about, here’s a short introduction for you:
Apparently, Sir Terry left a posthumous letter for writing partner Neil Gaiman asking him to do it!