Welcome to Night Vale

This perfectly describes Welcome To Night Vale for the uninitiated.

The Book Wars

Because if I can’t make this post during our crazy, theme-less December , I probably won’t ever get to blog about this.

As I mentioned in my previous post– I love audiobooks. And yet, I never really got into podcasts. Until, that is,Welcome to Night Vale. WTNV is a bi-monthly podcast that is written by the ridiculously talented Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink. It is, essentially, the news broadcast of a fictional, American desert town called Night Vale. And you may wonder what Night Vale is like, but I think I’ll let you keep wondering. All I’m going to say is that it is like a town that was founded by Lovecraft and built by Gaiman. (So, if you like either of those guys, you’re probably in it for the long haul and don’t have to read the rest of my raving.)

The podcast itself fluctuates between…

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Doctor Who, Time Of The Doctor: Behind the Lens

On 25th December 2013, Matt Smith‘s Doctor regenerated into Peter Capaldi‘s and many of us will have cried watching but want to know how they made the episode and some other behind the scenes secrets? Have a look at the BBC’s Behind the Lens mini-documentary and find out those answers and more:

Don’t forget to also check out the BBC’s other videos on YouTube for this years Doctor Who Christmas Special and relive the latest regeneration.


Sherlock Series 3 Preview

If you are trying to avoid anything series 3 related, don’t read any further.

Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch have discussed just a little about what we can expect from Sherlock series 3 in this little video:

If you have iTunes, check out the Store to download a FREE 2 part Meet The Makers documentary. Search “Sherlock Series 3” but be aware that the videos have been marked as having possibly spoilers in them.

Episode 1 of Sherlock Series 3, The Empty Hearse, will be broadcast on New Years Day on BBC 1 at 9PM and will be available on iPlayer later.


Harry Potter Theatre Show Announced

English: J. K. Rowling, after receiving an hon...

JK Rowling has announced that she is to co-produce a stage show focusing on Harry‘s early years as an orphan.

Details are sketchy but it has been confirmed that characters from the books will be featured in the show. The show is to be developed with two other producers: Sonia Friedman, who has worked on shows for Broadway and is currently involved with a BBC project adapting Hilary Mantel‘s Wolf Hall, and Colin Callender, who has had many successful West End shows.

JK Rowling is NOT writing the script however she is penning her debut film script for Warner Brothers which is Potter-related.

For more details, read the BBC News article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25466653

Happy Holidays!

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christmas tree (Photo credit: fsse8info)

Yes I am aware it is Christmas Eve but since I don’t know how tomorrow will pan out (or even if I am going to be able to watch the Doctor Who Special as it is broadcast), I wanted to post now and say Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and, to the How To train Your Dragon Fandom, Happy Snoggletog to everyone reading this, either by the blog, e-mail, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn or any other way you follow me.

This year has been an, interesting, one. I’ve graduated university, started volunteering at a local National Trust property, gained a puppy to look after, have a novel that still needs major rewriting and editing but in general is in good shape and have been overwhelmed admittedly by how quickly this blog has grown since I started it in May.

On the downside, I have had a bad knee injury and problems with job hunting which have mired the end of this year. Hopefully, things will improve in the new year… Well, I guess I can live in hope that things will improve.

I hope you and your families have a good Christmas and New Year and a great 2014.

Official BBC Doctor Who Christmas 2013 Trailer

I know I am late in posting this. Sorry!

After watching the Sherlock prequel posted below, make sure to also watch the trailer for this years Doctor Who Christmas Special:

His enemies are amassing. The 11th Doctor’s time is coming to an end. Everything has led to the siege of Trenzalore.

The BBC sure likes to make the Doctor Who and Sherlock fandoms weep don’t they?

Sherlock Series 3 Prequel Mini-Episode: Many Happy Returns

The BBC has uploaded a prequel mini-episode for series 3 of Sherlock on their YouTube channel. It seems Sherlock might not have been entirely hidden for the past two years after all. You can watch it here:

Episode 1 of series 3, Empty Hearse, will air in the UK on BBC 1 at 9PM on New Years Day.