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I'm going to play fast and loose with this. I should have posted this days ago but I'm doing it now instead.

Of my two choices, one maybe unknown to some; the other will surprise absolutely *no one*.

Guess which ones which;)

Day 04 - Your favorite show ever. Featuring theme tunes from series. )
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I'm going to play fast and loose with this. I should have posted this days ago but I'm doing it now instead.

Of my two choices, one maybe unknown to some; the other will surprise absolutely *no one*.

Guess which ones which;)

Day 04 - Your favorite show ever. Featuring theme tunes from series. )
beckymonster: Becky icon (TV_startrek_scotty)
N.B. - This is a repost - I want to try and keep this up but the Universe got in the way. So, take two!

I've seen these about on LJ and everytime I've seen them, I keep thinking 'That would be a Good Thing To Do' and guess what?
I promptly forget to do something about it! That is until now. May the 'verse have mercy on your unsuspecting souls!

The 30 Days TV Meme - Days and Subjects )

So - Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled

This question is perhaps the oddest of the lot. Or at least the most difficult to answer. Take your pick.

Mainly because, nearly all of the shows that I'm likely to talk about either ended when the time was right or they ended after they should have done. Very few have ended too soon, in my 'umble opinion. All bar, possibly, one.

And that one is....

Star Trek: The Original Series

Here - have a clip from the episode that, quite possibly!, started off the whole slash movement (or at least gave it a good kick up the bum!)



For those of you who have computers that *hate* embeds - it's the fight scene from 'Amok Time'

If memory serves - by the third series, NBC were getting cold feet about this little show (if only they had the Doctor's TARDIS!) and were cutting the budgets as well as moving it to the 'Friday Night Death Slot' (is it me or does this all seem *scarily* familiar to folks?).

Admittedly, this doesn't explain some of the utter dreck (Spock's Brain anyone?!) that was aired in the third season. Even so, no one can take away how groundbreaking (both societally and fannishly) the series was.

Not to mention what an impact it had on culture. There's a reason why the test Space Shuttle was called 'Enterprise'!

Just think what it may have achieved if the show had run the full five years....
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N.B. - This is a repost - I want to try and keep this up but the Universe got in the way. So, take two!

I've seen these about on LJ and everytime I've seen them, I keep thinking 'That would be a Good Thing To Do' and guess what?
I promptly forget to do something about it! That is until now. May the 'verse have mercy on your unsuspecting souls!

The 30 Days TV Meme - Days and Subjects )

So - Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled

This question is perhaps the oddest of the lot. Or at least the most difficult to answer. Take your pick.

Mainly because, nearly all of the shows that I'm likely to talk about either ended when the time was right or they ended after they should have done. Very few have ended too soon, in my 'umble opinion. All bar, possibly, one.

And that one is....

Star Trek: The Original Series

Here - have a clip from the episode that, quite possibly!, started off the whole slash movement (or at least gave it a good kick up the bum!)



For those of you who have computers that *hate* embeds - it's the fight scene from 'Amok Time'

If memory serves - by the third series, NBC were getting cold feet about this little show (if only they had the Doctor's TARDIS!) and were cutting the budgets as well as moving it to the 'Friday Night Death Slot' (is it me or does this all seem *scarily* familiar to folks?).

Admittedly, this doesn't explain some of the utter dreck (Spock's Brain anyone?!) that was aired in the third season. Even so, no one can take away how groundbreaking (both societally and fannishly) the series was.

Not to mention what an impact it had on culture. There's a reason why the test Space Shuttle was called 'Enterprise'!

Just think what it may have achieved if the show had run the full five years....
beckymonster: Becky icon (books_hhgttg_ohnoes!)
- Ma famillie are watching a Man From UNCLE movie on TCM. Me? I've been finishing off a beta for a Gibbs/Ducky story (NCIS). Make of that if you will.
Sibling Unit Four has been all o.O over it all. I'm thinking that the 'cultural' differences between now and then have something to do with it....

*

- Still on an NCIS kick... I have three episodes to watch and a bad case of the flailing panics over tomorrow night's episode. If someone would be so kind as to leave a message after the beep to tell me how it all plays out I will be most grateful.
There are four main characters that should not be written out or otherwise debased else I am outta there!

...

*steps daintily down off the soap box*

*

I haven't spoken about Matt Smith being cast as Eleven because... what's there to really say?

I'm reserving judgment until I see him in costume as 'Eleven' and then perhaps, maybe I'll say something then. I wish I could say more right now but I won't. Karma might not bite me on the arse that way!

Though if Eleven snogs Jack Harkness - he'll get a free pass from me. Shallow Monster is Shallow!

*

As pimped by [livejournal.com profile] settiai. [livejournal.com profile] b5_revisited - [livejournal.com profile] hearts_blood, I expect you to sign up for this!

Starting with 'The Gathering' and going right through to 'The Lost Tales'. One episiode of Babylon 5 per week. With threads for those new to the show and those who are not new.

Honestly - if you've never watched B5 and want to start - here's a good a start as any other. You Will Not Regret It. It may well break your heart (it did mine) but will be a good thing. Trust me! Think The West Wing in Space and you have the 'Last Best Hope for Peace'.

*

[livejournal.com profile] picspammy - a community for picspams. Current challenge - favourite characters. Of note, the following:

Top Ten reccurring characters (who were in less than 30 episodes and never in the main credits of) 'The West Wing'
Yes, no 7 has me wanting to mainline Seasons 2 and most of 3 - even though I know that it's going to end with me getting badly hurt.

For [livejournal.com profile] wiccagirl24 - a picspam of Sara Sidle of CSI

And for everyone who loves Doctor Who A Nine picspam. Gods, how I *still* miss Nine.

*

Oh and I've started the new 2009 Movies list. My 'challenge' is to watch 50 new (to me) movies in 2009. This is going to be messy as I can just about manage 50 movies (with about 5-10 of those being re-watches) in a year.

Please feel free to point and laugh.

*

And that, ladies and gentlebeings, is that. Anything I should know about?
beckymonster: Becky icon (books_hhgttg_ohnoes!)
- Ma famillie are watching a Man From UNCLE movie on TCM. Me? I've been finishing off a beta for a Gibbs/Ducky story (NCIS). Make of that if you will.
Sibling Unit Four has been all o.O over it all. I'm thinking that the 'cultural' differences between now and then have something to do with it....

*

- Still on an NCIS kick... I have three episodes to watch and a bad case of the flailing panics over tomorrow night's episode. If someone would be so kind as to leave a message after the beep to tell me how it all plays out I will be most grateful.
There are four main characters that should not be written out or otherwise debased else I am outta there!

...

*steps daintily down off the soap box*

*

I haven't spoken about Matt Smith being cast as Eleven because... what's there to really say?

I'm reserving judgment until I see him in costume as 'Eleven' and then perhaps, maybe I'll say something then. I wish I could say more right now but I won't. Karma might not bite me on the arse that way!

Though if Eleven snogs Jack Harkness - he'll get a free pass from me. Shallow Monster is Shallow!

*

As pimped by [livejournal.com profile] settiai. [livejournal.com profile] b5_revisited - [livejournal.com profile] hearts_blood, I expect you to sign up for this!

Starting with 'The Gathering' and going right through to 'The Lost Tales'. One episiode of Babylon 5 per week. With threads for those new to the show and those who are not new.

Honestly - if you've never watched B5 and want to start - here's a good a start as any other. You Will Not Regret It. It may well break your heart (it did mine) but will be a good thing. Trust me! Think The West Wing in Space and you have the 'Last Best Hope for Peace'.

*

[livejournal.com profile] picspammy - a community for picspams. Current challenge - favourite characters. Of note, the following:

Top Ten reccurring characters (who were in less than 30 episodes and never in the main credits of) 'The West Wing'
Yes, no 7 has me wanting to mainline Seasons 2 and most of 3 - even though I know that it's going to end with me getting badly hurt.

For [livejournal.com profile] wiccagirl24 - a picspam of Sara Sidle of CSI

And for everyone who loves Doctor Who A Nine picspam. Gods, how I *still* miss Nine.

*

Oh and I've started the new 2009 Movies list. My 'challenge' is to watch 50 new (to me) movies in 2009. This is going to be messy as I can just about manage 50 movies (with about 5-10 of those being re-watches) in a year.

Please feel free to point and laugh.

*

And that, ladies and gentlebeings, is that. Anything I should know about?
beckymonster: Becky icon (DW_dalek_fanfic)
Can I just say, for the record, that I envy people who can knock out 2,000 - 3,000 words on a near daily basis? I'm lucky if I can do that in a *month*.

With that whinge out the way - onwards!

The Sweet Charity fic has been started - this is a thing of awesome. Over 500 words written today *alone*. Which is even more awesome. Not too sure where I am headed with this but I think I know what I'm trying to say. 2,000 word minimum and a deadline of 30/4.


The NCIS/MfU story has also been started. This one will send me insane I just know it will. No details at present. Perhaps once I get past 10,000 words I might say *something*... or plead diminished responsibility. One or the other. No deadline - thank the lord!


Having seen 'Stakeout' - I now have a plot bunny nibbling at the ankle set in the Babylon Project verse. I think I need to know what happens next first. Suffice to say that Abby is going to have some 'splaining to do! And that's without the other two stories I want to write for this verse... again, no deadline.

And these are the ones just in the NCIS verse. I haven't even thought about the Doctor Who/Torchwood/Sapphire and Steel story yet... I'm thinking that the Doctor is like Ducky - he knows *everybody*! And that includes two freed Time 'agents'...

Okay - onwards!
beckymonster: Becky icon (DW_dalek_fanfic)
Can I just say, for the record, that I envy people who can knock out 2,000 - 3,000 words on a near daily basis? I'm lucky if I can do that in a *month*.

With that whinge out the way - onwards!

The Sweet Charity fic has been started - this is a thing of awesome. Over 500 words written today *alone*. Which is even more awesome. Not too sure where I am headed with this but I think I know what I'm trying to say. 2,000 word minimum and a deadline of 30/4.


The NCIS/MfU story has also been started. This one will send me insane I just know it will. No details at present. Perhaps once I get past 10,000 words I might say *something*... or plead diminished responsibility. One or the other. No deadline - thank the lord!


Having seen 'Stakeout' - I now have a plot bunny nibbling at the ankle set in the Babylon Project verse. I think I need to know what happens next first. Suffice to say that Abby is going to have some 'splaining to do! And that's without the other two stories I want to write for this verse... again, no deadline.

And these are the ones just in the NCIS verse. I haven't even thought about the Doctor Who/Torchwood/Sapphire and Steel story yet... I'm thinking that the Doctor is like Ducky - he knows *everybody*! And that includes two freed Time 'agents'...

Okay - onwards!
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I will not be attending the Annual Doctor Who Premiere bash, taking place at an undisclosed location in London this year. I am working *shakes small fist of rage at the Universe for plotting to have Easter so damn early this year!*

Thus, I present - Five Three things that are made of AWESOME!

Thing One
'Sapphire and Steel' - A Beginners Guide (IMAGE HEAVY)

If you've ever watched either Small Worlds or From Out Of The Rain (both Torchwood) and wondered if the writer of those two superb stories had written anything else... Look no further.

If you're a fan of the wierd, the strange, the creepy and the downright beautiful - then click away.

If you're looking for a new fandom playground, one with possibilities for het and slash and threesomes; where the leads are headturningly beautiful, the main characters have no concept of personal space. Step right this way.

For the NCIS fen on my flist - Ducky in his younger even hotter than now! days. For those of you old enough to remember the series (and were scared half to death by it, it's okay to admit it) - a trip down memory lane. You know it makes sense!

Thing Two
Faded Photographs written by [livejournal.com profile] hearts_blood (NCIS/Man From UNCLE Ducky, Kate, Gen, PG.)

Possibly the best 'Ducky IS Illya Kuryakin' story I've ever come across.
Takes a certain comment made by Gibbs in 'Meat Puzzle' as it's starting point (no prizes for guessing which one!;)) and weaves both canons together subtly and brilliantly.

I don't know if there will be more - she seems to be following DMcC from fandom to fandom like... well, 90% of most fangirls, but if she does - it will be worth it!

Thing Three
Indiana Jones and the Taters of the Lost Ark

This makes me squee like no one's business. And yes, I do want one!

FLIST PARTICIPATION TIME!
Cite/nominate your own thing made of awesome. Can be silly, can be serious - fire away. Yes, the Torchwood finale and new Doctor Who can be nommed;)
beckymonster: Becky icon (tv_sapphire&steel_peck)
I will not be attending the Annual Doctor Who Premiere bash, taking place at an undisclosed location in London this year. I am working *shakes small fist of rage at the Universe for plotting to have Easter so damn early this year!*

Thus, I present - Five Three things that are made of AWESOME!

Thing One
'Sapphire and Steel' - A Beginners Guide (IMAGE HEAVY)

If you've ever watched either Small Worlds or From Out Of The Rain (both Torchwood) and wondered if the writer of those two superb stories had written anything else... Look no further.

If you're a fan of the wierd, the strange, the creepy and the downright beautiful - then click away.

If you're looking for a new fandom playground, one with possibilities for het and slash and threesomes; where the leads are headturningly beautiful, the main characters have no concept of personal space. Step right this way.

For the NCIS fen on my flist - Ducky in his younger even hotter than now! days. For those of you old enough to remember the series (and were scared half to death by it, it's okay to admit it) - a trip down memory lane. You know it makes sense!

Thing Two
Faded Photographs written by [livejournal.com profile] hearts_blood (NCIS/Man From UNCLE Ducky, Kate, Gen, PG.)

Possibly the best 'Ducky IS Illya Kuryakin' story I've ever come across.
Takes a certain comment made by Gibbs in 'Meat Puzzle' as it's starting point (no prizes for guessing which one!;)) and weaves both canons together subtly and brilliantly.

I don't know if there will be more - she seems to be following DMcC from fandom to fandom like... well, 90% of most fangirls, but if she does - it will be worth it!

Thing Three
Indiana Jones and the Taters of the Lost Ark

This makes me squee like no one's business. And yes, I do want one!

FLIST PARTICIPATION TIME!
Cite/nominate your own thing made of awesome. Can be silly, can be serious - fire away. Yes, the Torchwood finale and new Doctor Who can be nommed;)
beckymonster: Becky icon (dw_tw_stopwatch)
It's Official - 5th April. Time TBC (but I'll bet dollars to donughts it will be around 7pm;))

***

Thoughts on Torchwood #210 can be summed up thus...

- Squee!! A series highlight.

- Ianto is a cinegeek? (goes up even higher in Becky's estimation;))

- How pretty was this episode?

- Will someone reduce the price of the Sapphire and Steel boxset? £47 - £60 is too much damn money.

- The muse wants crossovers with DW where either #9 or #10 meet up with S&S in Cardiff. He has two NCIS stories to write first. My desire for a TW/SS crossover is still undiminished. Think of the pretty people!

- Ianto and Jack versus Sapphire and Steel - awesome chemistry - though the jury is out as to which one is the prettiest... (heee!)

- Three words to describe - haunting, beautiful and subtle

***

Indirectly related - David McCallum to voice 'Alfred' in the new Batman cartoon.

Verdict? - Made Of Win!
beckymonster: Becky icon (dw_tw_stopwatch)
It's Official - 5th April. Time TBC (but I'll bet dollars to donughts it will be around 7pm;))

***

Thoughts on Torchwood #210 can be summed up thus...

- Squee!! A series highlight.

- Ianto is a cinegeek? (goes up even higher in Becky's estimation;))

- How pretty was this episode?

- Will someone reduce the price of the Sapphire and Steel boxset? £47 - £60 is too much damn money.

- The muse wants crossovers with DW where either #9 or #10 meet up with S&S in Cardiff. He has two NCIS stories to write first. My desire for a TW/SS crossover is still undiminished. Think of the pretty people!

- Ianto and Jack versus Sapphire and Steel - awesome chemistry - though the jury is out as to which one is the prettiest... (heee!)

- Three words to describe - haunting, beautiful and subtle

***

Indirectly related - David McCallum to voice 'Alfred' in the new Batman cartoon.

Verdict? - Made Of Win!
beckymonster: Becky icon (tv_sapphire&steel_peck)
*Waves*

Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday last week - I spent my birthday in the fair city of Brighton, a place which if you ever come to the UK, I would recommend you go visit. Lovely city.

Of the good relating to my birthday A 'Bloodbath' tag by [livejournal.com profile] wiccagirl24 which is just made of awesome. Also 'From Out Of The Rain' (Torchwood 210, which I haven't seen yet :() - aka the Peter Hammond episode. I get to see this tonight, but from what I have heard it is a good one - but from the creator of Sapphire and Steel and of one of the scariest episodes of the first season ('Small Worlds') - I'd expect nothing less.

Of the bad - LJ brought the wank for my birthday. Sigh. I'm part of the silent majority they speak of. They're a business and they're selling a product. It could be a hell of a lot worse - they could crack down on copyright infringment on behalf of the holders. You don't need to be a librarian to know that the current snafu would be a walk in the park in comparison.

Of the future - y'all know that the first Doctor Who trailer will be shown this Saturday about 7pm UK time? Now you do;) Should know tomorrow whether Series 4 starts on 5th April or 12th April. Obviously, as soon as is known I'll pass it along. That internet truck needs to be booked you know;)

Now, has anyone seen my muse?
beckymonster: Becky icon (tv_sapphire&steel_peck)
*Waves*

Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday last week - I spent my birthday in the fair city of Brighton, a place which if you ever come to the UK, I would recommend you go visit. Lovely city.

Of the good relating to my birthday A 'Bloodbath' tag by [livejournal.com profile] wiccagirl24 which is just made of awesome. Also 'From Out Of The Rain' (Torchwood 210, which I haven't seen yet :() - aka the Peter Hammond episode. I get to see this tonight, but from what I have heard it is a good one - but from the creator of Sapphire and Steel and of one of the scariest episodes of the first season ('Small Worlds') - I'd expect nothing less.

Of the bad - LJ brought the wank for my birthday. Sigh. I'm part of the silent majority they speak of. They're a business and they're selling a product. It could be a hell of a lot worse - they could crack down on copyright infringment on behalf of the holders. You don't need to be a librarian to know that the current snafu would be a walk in the park in comparison.

Of the future - y'all know that the first Doctor Who trailer will be shown this Saturday about 7pm UK time? Now you do;) Should know tomorrow whether Series 4 starts on 5th April or 12th April. Obviously, as soon as is known I'll pass it along. That internet truck needs to be booked you know;)

Now, has anyone seen my muse?

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