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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The Artist

"Just hold it there," said the Artist leveling up the prospective from his stand. He sharpened his pencil with a penknife and started to sketch. "Do you think it will sell?" Asked his model. "You are an exquisite thing my dear," cooed the Artist. "This will be a valuable addition to any collection of beautiful … Continue reading The Artist

Enraptured Audience

In response to the Word of the Day Challenge: Enrapture. This is a repost of “your Daily Word Prompt” of the same word.

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When Mrs A informed me she had joined my old theatre group just before Christmas I was amused. She was cast as half of a pantomime cow in the pantomime of that year, which was based on Jack and the Beanstalk but more had an element of The Goodies about it (the giant was played by a guy who was 5ft1 and had the immortal line “there is more to being a giant then size you know”) and as I was working I missed that performance.

I did however see her next play in which she disrobed on stage and while watching it I couldn’t help think, I hope none of her classes are here. I am not sure if they’d feel they were an enraptured or a captured audience….

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The Rock

"Look at this," said Wilking indicating the ground. "Looks like just another big lump of Granite," answered Maggiestone. "Remember the lava from this era would have been acidic." "Not at the chill margins," insisted Wilking. "The mineral streak, it looks like it could be pure Lulconol." "If it is we could have riches beyond the … Continue reading The Rock