Thursday, 28 February 2013


Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe
1x04 (21/2/13 edition)

1x03 Casino Royale
The first ever screen appearance of James Bond -- sorry, 'Card Sense' Jimmy Bond, an American secret agent. For all the drawbacks -- it's a 48-minute '50s-TV adaptation of the novel, so is Americanised and sanitised -- it's actually not that bad. And Peter Lorre is a perfect choice for Le Chiffre.
Sadly, though a complete version now exists, MGM insist on only putting out the initially-found truncated version which is missing the final few minutes/seconds. Shame.

The Last Leg
2x05 (22/2/13 edition)
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


The Ice Warriors: missing episodes animated
by Chuck Foster (from Doctor Who News)

BBC Worldwide have finally confirmed that August's DVD release of Second Doctor adventure The Ice Warriors will indeed include animated versions of the missing episodes two and three, as well as the previously announced 'telesnap' version of the episodes

Finally indeed!

And, even better news, they've been done by a different company to the awful Reign of Terror animations. The preview clip looks pretty decent.

(Sadly, the Reign of Terror chaps were commissioned to do the very-important Tenth Planet 4, so we still must hope they've improved.)