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Skagra Lives! Or, Shada is coming!

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With all the fun of site creation and site fixing, I didn’t have time to mention this before. But can I just say Woo!! Hoo!! with added  :tigger: ?

Shada is the Great Lost Story of Doctor Who. Not a wiped 60s classic, but a never-completed six-parter from the glorious Tom Baker/Lalla Ward era. And it was written by Douglas Adams, which is enough reason to mourn its non-completion.

It’s been brought to semi-life before – there was an animated version with Paul McGann as the Doctor, and the finished bits were glued together with narration by Tom Baker into something you could sort of watch but was not really satisfying. Both of these appeared on DVD a while ago.

But now there’s some distinctly interesting news. A new complete version is ti be released, with a combination of remastering and animation. The original cast (yes, Tom!!!!) are back doing the voices for the animated bits, they’re working from the original scripts and it’s by the same people who did a good job of the last unexpected release, The Power of the Daleks.

As is usual these days, its first release will be as a download from 24 November, with round shiny things for us old traditionalists following on 4 December, so that’s my Christmas present to me sorted out.

Details and a sample bit of animation here:

Doctor Who TV report

Oh, and I think I’ll add one more  :tigger: for that.

Weight and Stuff Report – 24 August 2017

Weight: 235.6 pounds (16 stone 11.6 pounds, 106.9 kg)
Steps: 6,860

Down a wee bit today. I’m taking a few days off work  :tigger: , so today has been a bit of a relaxed one. After catching up with odd bits of paperwork, I took the bus into Newcastle for a visit to the Dino Jaws exhibition at the Centre for Life. This was good – some animatronic dinosaur heads, some static displays, good information on evidence of what some dinosaurs ate, and more. These guys seemed to be enjoying an early lunch, though:

Lunchtime?

Lunchtime?

Camera: iPhone 6s
Aperture: ƒ/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/17s
Focal length: 4.15mm
ISO: 250
Taken: 24 August, 2017
Location: 54° 58.0338′ 0″ N 1° 37.2245′ 0″ W

After that, I had a bit of a random wander, popped into the Hancock museum (sorry, still can’t do that Great Auk North Museum thing) to look at some Roman thingies, then came home.

Weight and Stuff Report – 27 February 2017

Hmmm, up  a bit more, despite having my hair cut!

These new pound coins that are being released next month are being billed as hard to forge. Judging by Tigger’s demonstration here, I think the main thing is that they’ll be hard to carry[1]…

Big Money!

Big Money!

Camera: iPhone 6s
Aperture: ƒ/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/35s
Focal length: 4.15mm
ISO: 50
Taken: 16 February, 2017
Location: 54° 58.295′ 0″ N 1° 36.6337′ 0″ W

[1] Coin may not be actual size. Tigger may be as confused as me

Weight and Stuff Report – 19 February 2017

Down again today, which was another one where I couldn’t find the motivation to go anywhere. But I did tidy my home office up a bit, removed some cables that weren’t doing anything useful, moved the Tiggercam over to my main computer, and shut down the one that was only on to do that, and resurrected my Raspberry Pi, so I might start playing with that a bit soon. I’ve now go it  set up in headless mode, with VNC to run it from the main computer, so it’s all a bit easier to play with…

With all this not going anywhere, I’m having to raid the archives, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There were some days where I took loads of photos but only played with a couple at the time, meaning I’d been missing out on things like this view of the outrageously scenic Elan Valley:

Elan Valley

Elan Valley

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/480s
Focal length: 19.6mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 17 July, 2013
Location: 52° 15.8101′ 0″ N 3° 35.7997′ 0″ W

Weight and Stuff Report – 7 February 2017

Up a wee bit today, hey, ho, ho hum, and other things beginning with “H” that I can’t think of right now.

But never mind that, here’s Tigger

Tigger

Tigger

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/90s
Focal length: 60mm
ISO: 3200
Taken: 5 February, 2017

Weight and Stuff Report – 6 February 2017

No change today, which I’m sure you’ll be expecting me to say makes a change, so I won’t say that.

This chap got in the way when I was trying to photograph Tigger at the weekend

Rex

Rex

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 60mm
ISO: 3200
Taken: 5 February, 2017

Weight and Stuff Report – 5 February 2017

Hmmm, down again today, which is another one of those not doing much days. Not even any exciting database breaking editing like last week.

Tigger wanted to pose for me today:

Raiders of the Lost Bounce

Raiders of the Lost Bounce

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/2.4
Shutter speed: 1/50s
Focal length: 60mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 5 February, 2017

 

September 2016 Round-up

So, September has had enough and has run off to join the circus, or whatever it is departing months do. Apparently there are just three months left of 2016, who’d have thought it? Leaving aside all that nonsense, it must be time for the monthly summary: the post that saves you reading the rest of my nonsense. Though you might want to look at the pictures. Some of those are quite nice.

Weight

More movement in a downward direction…

September 1: 215.6 pounds (15 stone 5.6 pounds, 97.8 kg)
September 30: 213.3 pounds (15 stone 3.3 pounds, 96.8 kg)

That’s a not insignificant drop this month of 2.3 pounds (1kg), which isn’t bad at all.

Eating

Yes, still doing that.

Exercise

Went to Wales, where I wasn’t all that active apart from the day I went to Cardiff, but I’ve had two proper walking days since I came back. Just need to do some more of that.

Posting

A slightly more active month, with this report bringing the total to 41.

Stuff

Did I mention I have a new camera? Well, I’ve got a new camera.  :tigger: