January 4, 2013

Odds'n'Sods, 4 January 2013

  • There's a promising new Doctor Who podcast out, titled Verity and named after the series' original producer. The podcast features six brilliantly opinionated Doctor Who fans: Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas and Australia's own overachiever Tansy Rayner Roberts. Episode 1 involves a lengthy discussion of the recent Christmas special "The Snowmen". I was particularly impressed at how orderly and relaxed the podcast was despite five out of the six members being involved. I find a podcast hard to record if there's more than two people involved - and even then I keep accidentally interrupting.
  • Ian Mond (who appears on two lovely podcasts of his own - Shooting the Poo and The Writer and the Critic) says very lovely things about me and this blog over on his blog.
  • Deadline is running a great series of short interviews with potential Oscar nominees at the moment. Recent interviewees have included director Ava DuVernay, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Jackman, producer Walter Parkes and a refreshingly blunt and candid Samuel L. Jackson (who openly declares that he should have won the 1994 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Pulp Fiction over Martin Landau in Ed Wood).

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I was impressed with the Verity team. Still have trouble with telling the Americans apart.


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