WotD: A Last Hoorah?

In 1972 Alfred Hitchcock returned to his native Britain and made his final British Film, the first in over twenty years and was to be the penultimate film for Master of Suspense. In many ways the film feels like Hitchcock has come full circle with the film sharing a number of elements with his first … Continue reading WotD: A Last Hoorah?

WotD: Stone Man

If I were filled with riches I would love to decorate the house in a gothic fashion, with an Addams Family style interior of curios and a stone bannister with curled snakes acting as the handrail and a small Gargoyle at the base. If challenged on this design I would say that the coiled snakes … Continue reading WotD: Stone Man

Time for Tea

Reposting an opening for the Word of the Day Challenge: Tea

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“Good afternoon noon sir,” beamed the waiter. “Have you made a reservation?”

“Indeed I have, the name Kesten Grenville.” Grenville said coldly.

The waiter checked his list and located the name on the list. “Oh yes sir, I see you are booked in for afternoon tea. Your guest has already arrived and is seated.”

“So I see,” stated Grenville as he scanned the restaurant.

“My I take your jacket?” Queried the waiter.

“A £12,000 jacket in the hands of a man who styles his hair with brylcream?” Barked Grenville, “I think you know the answer to that. I’m grown man, I think I am capable of having afternoon tea and not spilling it down myself.”

“Very good sir,” said the waiter guiding Grenville to the table. “Is this meeting  social or business?”

“Both.” Answered Grenville as he took his seat at the table. “I’ll take a pot of Earl Grey…

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The B-Movie Quest is the Quest

Reblogging as part of the Word of the Day Challenge: Quest

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My look at the first season continues with a look at the fifth story in the season: The Keys of Marinus, written by Dalek creator Terry Nation and directed by one-time only Doctor Who director John Gorrie.

For those of you of up on your Doctor Wholore you will have noticed that I skipped story four, Marco Polo,  and you probably know the reason why. For those out of the loop, Marco Polo is one the stories that was a victim of the BBC archive purge and no print of the story is known to have survived, an off-air sound track exists but I feel that since the story has no video to accompany the sound I cannot give an accurate and honest examination.

So, Keys of Marinus, is it any good? In short, no. It is the first real turkey of a story and is pretty much a…

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