Cheap Thrills – The Friday Night Edition

Cheap Thrills – The Friday Night Edition

Chris Chibnall’s final season of failure has begun on the shortest season of Doctor Who in the show’s nearly sixty-year history.

Apparently.

I have to take other people’s word for it that it’s on the air again because I’ll be damned if I’m wasting another minute of my life on the travesty he created. However, there was a time when Doctor Who was something special.

There was also a time that it was wandering in the wilderness after it was canceled in 1989. However, by the early 2000s, it was pretty obvious that its fanbase wasn’t going anywhere. There was going to be a reboot sooner or later but the BBC couldn’t get a show together in time for the show’s 40th anniversary.

At least not a live-action show.

Enjoy this little anomaly from the early 2000s, Scream of the Shalka, starring one of the best Doctors who never was; Richard E. Grant.

The rest of the episodes of that show are also on the Daily Motion. Sorry about that.

My favorite version of C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters found its way on to YouTube.

This is the audio version where John Cleese is reading Uncle Screwtape’s advice to his nephew Wormwood. Not only does it hold up but it is indeed and truly more relevant today than when Lewis wrote it. There are other versions of course but the Cleese version remains my first choice.

Okay, I’m done here.

UPDATE:

The dramatis personae for Hypergamouse

Just in case you wanted a list of their names.

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  • Hierogrammate Reply

    John Cleese is perfect as Screwtape, even at the end when his practiced jovial tone switches to terrible demonic menace after Wormwood’s failure.

    I believe I watched the Shalka episodes when Flash was still all the rage years ago. After watching it again, the abomination that is now New Who (especially the Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctors) is even more evident, if that’s physically possible.

    November 6, 2021 at 5:05 am
  • Dave W. Reply

    Saving that for later, thanks. Screwtape Letters is one of my all-time favorite books.

    November 6, 2021 at 7:21 am

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