VSX, A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist: Starbuck Powersurge - a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of Viper Squad Ten, a long-disbanded group of stranded timetravelling troubadours, formed to help finance repairs to their time-machine. Now very much stuck in C21...
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Activity: Minimal [activation of life-support systems necessisated]
Prognosis/timeline for blog recovery: Good/pending
Areas of recent near-discourse:
Tony Wilson RIP [his best moment, sadly not chronicled on 24 Hour Party People - cheap TV show "Remote Control" - Anthony H Wilson, Frank Sidebottom, that bloke from Dead Ringers who used to be the voice of Gilbert The Alien... you know, the one who used to be Mick Jagger on Steve Wright's pitiful Radio 1 FM show..., whatsisname, Phil... Phil Cornwell - he used to sing "Hey, hey, get off of my cloud"... hold on, heavenly clouds, "Dead" Ringers... rat poisoned pigeons... conspiracy...]
James Nesbitt - the 11th Doctor Who?
Just seen at the Guardian Organ Grinder blog - "James Nesbitt: the new Doctor Who?" - "James Nesbitt is being lined up as the new Doctor Who, with Steven Moffat taking over as executive producer/showrunner, according to today's Sun".
Ignoring those final four words which automatically makes me take the whole thing with a large pinch of saltpetre, I reckon that Nesbitt would make a pretty good Doctor. Although I've never really liked him that much (I've always found him slightly annoying in interviews, and I've never got on well with his "parts"), I though he was damn good in Moffatt's recent Jekyll, and I can really see it working.
I'd been silently hoping that Moffat would step into Russell T Davies' shoes as well.
Still no sign of Eddie Izzard Doctor, then [VSX 3rd October 2003]. You'll see. Starbuck the Seer's infallibility is unquestioned.
Anyway, who needs pontification, when this is the perfect excuse to run The Timelords' "Doctorin' the TARDIS" video. Enjoy!