Sitting Tennant

Friday’s Sitting Tennant (week 5, 2010)

Rullsenberg's Sitting Tennant

I feel like David Coleman on Question of Sport: “Errrrrrr, what happened next?”

This week’s pic was provided by Ms Rullsenberg, which means we now have three leaders on the leaderboard.

  1. Toby, Sister Chastity, Rullsenberg: 30
  2. Sabine: 20
  3. Erin C: 10

Points for top caption of the week goes to new arrival kellyann06 so a great big well done to her, and commiserations and five points to everyone who took part. Good luck to you all this week.

  1. Jane Henry: 25
  2. Rullsenberg, Sabine: 15
  3. Toby, kellyann06: 10
  4. Electric Dragon, Sister Chastity: 5

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below or email me and if it’s judged suitable, it will appear in the “Sitting Tennant” gallery.

Every photo displayed on Monday (one per person who sends one in) gets five points; the best pic in the stash each week will appear on Friday and get ten points.

You can also enter the witty and amusing captions league table by commenting on Friday’s Sitting Tennant photo, the best caption getting 10 points, everyone who contributes getting five points.

Weird old title sequences: The Phoenix

I never watched this show. I don’t think it even aired in the UK. If it had, it shouldn’t have because it looks awful. But it stars that bloke who played Khan’s son in Star Trek II and the title sequence is both old and weird – as well as ridiculously funny – so here you go. No explanations needed – the voiceover man will tell you everything you need to know in hysterical detail – but the hero was Bennu and got his powers from the sun, and his opponent was Yago and got his powers from the moon (and ‘The Black Moonball’ and ‘The Bells of Thon’).

What have you been watching this week? (w/e January 29)

The backlog’s building, with last night’s Archer, Supernatural, The Deep End and Burn Notice to watch, as well as Wednesday’s Leverage.

  • Being Human: I was a bit worried with it being a non-Toby Whithouse episode, but actually this was very good, with some nasty moments as well as some poignant moments. Good all round
  • Wallander: Finally caught up with the third part, which I did enjoy, even it was a typical case of “blimey, what’s all this police procedure stuff then? Never heard of it before.” Nicely bleak, too.
  • Life Unexpected: A slight case of the episode two-reboot, with various character changes put in place to enable the show to become a series. Most of the characters seem worse for the change, with only Kerr Smith’s improving. Liking it less now.
  • Aristotle’s Lagoon: I only really watched this because it was about Lesbos, but it was actually really good and an interesting look at how Aristotle essentially founded biology but has now been largely forgotten about in this context. I was delighted to discover it was an Armand Leroi show – he did the Human Mutants series a while back, and he’s as good a presenter as ever. However, he does take a scalpel out and start dissecting things at a moment’s notice, without seemingly a trace of human emotion, which is really very frightening. Lovely pictures of Lesbos, lovely pictures of Lesbos wildlife, fascinating history and science – heartily recommended, provided you have a strong stomach.
  • Empire of the Seas: A decent documentary about the history of the Royal Navy and the history of Britain as a sea-going power, presented by Dan Snow. Just about managed to tread the right line between populist and informative, making it worth watching. Three more episodes to watch, though.
  • House: Interesting psychological piece for House this week. Liked it
  • Chuck: Quite a fun ep, even if there was minimal anything for Sarah and Casey to do
  • Cougar Town: Last week’s. Enjoyable. Nuff said
  • Scrubs: Not quite up to running speed yet, but we got through another backlog of them. Not quite Scrubs at its peak and Denise’s character has softened a little too much, but still surprisingly funny.
  • BBC Primary History: Ancient Greece: Yes, a kids’ schools programme, but I thought I’d watch it to see what it was like. Surprisingly enjoyable and even featured a dramatisation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, complete with traditional Greek theatre masks. Who says kids TV is dumbing down?

But what did you watch?

As always, no spoilers unless you’re going to use the <spoiler> </spoiler> tags, please. If you’ve reviewed something on your blog, you can put a link to it here rather than repeat yourself (although too many links and you might ge

Friday’s “Cambridge-educated British special forces mercenary” news


British TV


  • TNT working on animated version of David Spade’s Joe Dirt
  • TBS picks up Glory Daze
  • Chuck‘s Tony Hale and Eli Stone‘s Matt Letscher join Danny Wallace’s Awkward Situations for Men, plus casting on Criminal Minds spin-off and 187 Detroit
  • Maria Bello teams up with Simon Beaufoy and Russell Crowe for HBO’s Emergency Sex
  • NBC picks up The Cape and Outsourced
  • HeroesLeonard Roberts joins Castle [spoilers]
  • Worst pilot season in a decade for women
  • Steve Carell wants to be Del Boy in US Only Fools and Horses?