Trailer for FX’s Justified with Timothy Olyphant

I haven’t heard an awful lot about Justified, but it starts in March on FX in the US, stars Timothy Olyphant and is based on the Elmore Leonard short story, Fire in the Hole. It looks passable at least, but I’ll reserve judgement until I see it.


Audio and radio play reviews

Review: The Companion Chronicles 4×2 – The Glorious Revolution

The Glorious RevolutionWhen first we met James Robert McCrimmon, he was fighting the Battle of Culloden in one of Doctor Who‘s last few purely historical stories, The Highlanders. He left at the end of The War Games, his memories of his time with the Doctor wiped by the Time Lords – who then ended up using him and the Second Doctor as time agents during the mythical “season 6a” that the Sixth Doctor story The Two Doctors appears to reveal.

When we last met him in the Big Finish plays, it was for a Companion Chronicle, Helicon Prime, which – to put it bluntly – was absolute rubbish. To be fair, until recently, all the second Doctor Companion Chronicles were rubbish, so Helicon Prime wasn’t on its own for this quality shortfall. But it was rubbish.

Nevertheless, despite this inauspicious return, Jamie’s back in a big way – Big Finish intend to have him in a two-handed Companion Chronicle with Deborah Watling as Victoria in March, and as a companion of the Sixth Doctor in a forthcoming trilogy of plays (one of which will also feature Wendy Padbury as Zoe) and a Companion Chronicle.

So you might have been expecting this play, in which an agent of the Time Lord’s Celestial Intervention Agency gives Jamie back his memories of his time with the Doctor, to be the launch of this Jamie range.


Instead, we have a pretty good historical story – with just a hint of sci-fi – set during England’s Glorious Revolution.

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Audio and radio play reviews

Review: The Companion Chronicles 4×1 – The Drowned World

The Drowned WorldYes, yes, I know. It’s been out for over half a year now. But what the hell, I might as well play catch-up with the Companion Chronicles. I’l be steering clear of obviously “taking the piss” releases, such as Prisoner of Peladon, which stars precisely no companions at all, only David Troughton as a King of Peladon who appeared in a previous Big Finish play. But I’m going to be looking at most of them, I reckon.

First up is The Drowned World, which is a follow-up to surprise hit Home Truths, starring Jean Marsh as Sara Kingdom. Home Truths is probably the best Companion Chronicle of the last three seasons, which, given it was about a character that might not even be a companion, was something of a surprise.

The question is: will the follow-up be as good?

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Random Acts

Random Acts of Ali Larter: winning an award and playing with her mum and dog

Ali Larter with her mum and dog

This week, Ali Larter won the Faggoty Ass Award for Best Actress. I think that’s an honour. I’m not sure. But have a picture of Ali playing with her mum and her dog either way (at least I think they’re her mum and her dog – they could just be a random actor and random dog, appropriately enough).

Have you seen Ali Larter acting randomly? If so, let us know and we’ll tell everyone about it in “Random Acts of Ali Larter