Blimey, this blog seems to be having blackouts. One day it'll have a post filled with wit and anecdotes, then it blips out, waking up the following week with a hangover, blood on its hands, and a dead yuppie hanging upside down next to it, gutted like a fish. Sorry about the sporadic posting, I seem to be writing every single day for various things, so I'll jump in whenever I can, even just for short posts if nothing else. Here's the half post I meant to put here last Sunday:
Off to Cardiff tomorrow, to watch some of the filming for my Torchwood episode. It'll be a rare day where I'm not actually writing anything, because I'll be standing in awe watching lots of clever people create moving images of words that I have typed. Could I have come up with a poncier way of saying that?? Probably, but I'm tired. Going there tonight, so I can be up bright and early for filming.
Speaking of telly: OMG the Utopia episode of DW. Seriously. OMG. If you haven't seen it yet, skip the rest of this paragraph, for there be spoilers, yarr: The moment when The Master appears, purely by changing his body language, was almost too cool to handle. He had been so lovely, silly, and barmy, and then all of a sudden he was utterly chilling. When I watched the show as a kid, I was always scared but excited when The Master turned up - out of all the villains, he was the only one that seriously worried me, that made me think he might actually win. I'd been hoping for his return ever since the new series started, can't wait to see what nefarious scheme he's got planned. The evil swine.
Also on telly was the first ep of superscribe Steven "The Moff" Moffat's Jekyll, which was really, really cool. Modern updates can sometimes go horribly off the rails, but with The Moff in charge, it was effortless. And from a script point of view, very interesting to keep the evil side off screen for nearly half an hour - I wouldn't have thought of that, probably would have opened with him on a rampage. But this way was more effective, seeing the careful preparation, the restraining chair, the dread, the fallout, people's shaken reactions to what they'd seen - really built up the tension for his eventual reveal. Top class. And Mr Nesbitt acts his socks off, too. All hail The Moff.
Will report back about the TW filming - obviously no spoilers or actual information of any kind, or I'll have to travel around the world with a printout of my blog stats, tracking each and every one of you down, and murdering you. Is that what you want?? Cause that's what'll happen. Yes.