I do nerd news every week on the radio now! ABC 774 Melbourne, on Evenings. Here’s my latest, with host, comedian George McEncroe. I talk about Guardians of the Galaxy, Comic Con, Daniel Radcliffe and Lady Thor! Have a listen.

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#Guardians of the Galaxy #ABC #sdcc14 #Daniel Radcliffe #Radio 

paulverhoevenhasablognow:

Watching The Notebook. Credits roll. Simple Minds ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ plays. Well played, MOVIE.

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Upping your game: a plea to Channel 7 

lessonsforchildren:

teganhigginbotham:

Amidst the top notch broadcasting of this years Australian Open, Channel 7 has gone and done themselves a massive disservice by dirtying up their coverage and giving it a somewhat trash-mag feel. And no, I’m not referring to the constant and cringe-worthy advertisements for “My Kitchen Rules”…

Tegan Higginbotham, comedian and writer, takes an excellent swipe at Channel 7’s baser instincts when it comes to their coverage of the Australia Open. A fantastic little piece.

See my previous comments. An excellent piece by an excellent sports writer. I hate sports journalism most of the time; Tegan has a knack for making it properly readable.

@6 months ago with 12 notes

lessonsforchildren:

My Doctor Who Mixtape: A guide for vintage Who newbs.

To watch:

1. William Hartnell.

Recommended: ‘An Unearthly Child, The Dalek Invasion of Earth’.

2. Patrick Troughton.

Recommended: ‘The Invasion, The War Games’.

3. John Pertwee.

Recommended: ‘Spearhead from Space, The Sea Devils , Planet of the Spiders’.

4. Tom Baker.

Recommended: ‘Genesis of the Daleks, The Talons of Weng Chiang, City of Death’.

5. Peter Davison.

Recommended: ‘Earthshock, Mawdryn Undead, The Caves of Androzani’.

6. Colin Baker.

Recommended: ‘The Trial of a Time Lord’. Maybe.

7. Sylvester McCoy.

Recommended: ‘Remembrance of the Daleks, Curse of Fenric, Survival’.

8. Paul McGann.

Recommended: All the 8th Doctor Big Finish radio plays. They rock balls.

To Read:

LUNGBARROW.

To Listen to:

- Every 8th Doctor adventure, from Storm Warning onwards. Then, all four seasons of the New Eighth Doctor Adventures. Two separate series with no crossover, with overarching plots so good your hair will bleed.

- The Big Finish monthly series is incredible, and expansive, featuring adventures with the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Doctors. Here are a handful of random adventures from other Doctors to listen to, taken from the Big Finish Monthly series. In a perfect world you’d grab them all and listen in order, but here are my favourites:

- #6: The Marian Conspiracy.

- #9: The Spectre of Lanyon Moor

- #13: The Shadow of the Scourge

- #21: Dust Breeding

- #22: Bloodtide

- #25: Colditz

…And it’s at this point that I realise how hard it is to recommend standalone stories. Go to Tardis Wiki, look up the Monthly series list, and pick a Doctor, preferably 6 or 7. Listen to their stories in order if you can. 

Again, I know this is overwhelming, but follow my mixture, of sorts, and i’m fairly certain you’ll be hooked.

X

A bunch of my lovely followers have once again been asking which classic Doctor Who stuff to watch, and have no idea where to begin, so here’s something I made to address that very problem a little while ago. X

@11 months ago with 158 notes
#Doctor Who #TARDIS 

What I’ve been up to!

OK! So it’s been a while, but here’s a wrap-up of my work over the past few weeks:

- Rik Mayall passed away. I grew up worshiping the guy, so I wrote a tribute for TheVine.com.au.

- A bunch of my non-gamer friends were wanting to get into games, so I wrote what I think was a real accessible beginners guide for them, and people like them. Basically, a guide to games that even non-gamers would love, also for TheVine.com.au.

- I’m working on my Melbourne Fringe show! It’s called TELL ME LIES, and it’ll be on at the Portland Hotel in the second week of the festival. Writing is going slowly but surely. I may be nauseous with fear, but at least it’s MY fear, dammit.

- The LORDS OF LUXURY, the sketch group I’m in, is ALSO doing a Fringe show! We head off this weekend on a writing retreat. Expect updates.

- My interview with Tommy Wisseau went up at SBS comedy!

- Tegan Higginbotham wrote a short story for kids (sort of) and I illustrated it. It’s called JIMMY MOVES HOUSE. It’s short, sharp and well worth the read.

- Also, I signed on with Catherine Poulton Management! I’ve not had an agent for a while, so this is awesome news. Will they be able to wrangle my borderline unprofessional idiocy? My money… is on ‘yes’.

Talk soon!

/Paul

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#Paul verhoeven 

Watching The Notebook. Credits roll. Simple Minds ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ plays. Well played, MOVIE.

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Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who costume has been unveiled!

For fans of the now fifty year old show, the reveal of an upcoming Doctor’s fatigues is a big deal. When the publicity shots of David Tennant (the 10th Doctor) in his Ben Sherman suits, Chuck Taylor’s and brown trench coat were unveiled, fans lost their minds. Some over the costume, some on account of various emotional ailments.

Regardless, this is one of the most exciting parts of a new Doctor; there’s an ocean of limitless potential there. There’s no shoddy writing (yet), no bizarre, contrived it twists (yet), and no clumsy, lazy characterisation (yet). There’s just Peter Capaldi, star of The Thick of It, looking damn fine in a crisp suit.

According to Capaldi, he didn’t want anything flashy. He wanted his Doctor to be all about getting down to business. For casual observers of Doctor Who, or for lapsed fans, the magic and integrity of the show has somewhat dissipated under the self-indulgent hands of Steven Moffat, show runner of Who for the last handful of seasons. 

But seeing this photo… I should know better, but it truly does get my hopes up. Maybe this is the beginning of what a certain evil lion uncle would brand ‘a shining new era’.

What do you think of the costume?

Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who costume has been unveiled!

For fans of the now fifty year old show, the reveal of an upcoming Doctor’s fatigues is a big deal. When the publicity shots of David Tennant (the 10th Doctor) in his Ben Sherman suits, Chuck Taylor’s and brown trench coat were unveiled, fans lost their minds. Some over the costume, some on account of various emotional ailments.

Regardless, this is one of the most exciting parts of a new Doctor; there’s an ocean of limitless potential there. There’s no shoddy writing (yet), no bizarre, contrived it twists (yet), and no clumsy, lazy characterisation (yet). There’s just Peter Capaldi, star of The Thick of It, looking damn fine in a crisp suit.

According to Capaldi, he didn’t want anything flashy. He wanted his Doctor to be all about getting down to business. For casual observers of Doctor Who, or for lapsed fans, the magic and integrity of the show has somewhat dissipated under the self-indulgent hands of Steven Moffat, show runner of Who for the last handful of seasons.

But seeing this photo… I should know better, but it truly does get my hopes up. Maybe this is the beginning of what a certain evil lion uncle would brand ‘a shining new era’.

What do you think of the costume?

@6 months ago with 12 notes
#doctor who #peter capaldi 

lessonsforchildren:

Loads of you have been all like, hey Paul! I want to get into Classic Doctor Who but have no friggin idea where to start! Well, each week I’ll be doing a quick cliffs notes on each of the classic Doctors. This week, William Hartnell, the first Doctor! Likey?

I’m reblogging this ‘cos I think it’s pretty swell and if you’ve wanted to know how to spend your time between now and the 50th Anniversary Special, this will help you out! If you dig it, share the love, reblog, and part two will be even better! X

@11 months ago with 44 notes
#Doctor WHo #William hartnell 

lessonsforchildren:

So the reason I’ve been quiet with my videos is that I just got back from nine days in San Fran, Area 51, Vegas and New York covering various gaming events. Good news: I made a stupid, mildly humorous video documenting my travels. Check it out!

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