How to battle a Dalek and Cybermen Whovian Joshua Kahan’s Japanese Doctor Who.
Production on 2014’s Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun, with a host of British acting talent set to appear!
The Christmas special, a cracker of a highlight in the festive season’s schedule, will air this Christmas on BBC One and promises to be an action-packed, unmissable adventure.
Nick Frost, actor and screenwriter, has starred in numerous hit film and television roles, including Spaced, The World’s End, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Cuban Fury and Paul, which he also wrote.
Nick comments: “I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream ‘No spoilers!’ Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan-boy squeals!”
Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), who has recently returned to acting, will follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in Doctor Who. His father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor.
They will be joined by Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Ideal, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen, Fresh Meat) and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty).
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says: “Frost at Christmas - it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it’s a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.” (x)
Two Jr Another Whovian moment—Michael Troughton will guest-star in the Christmas 2014 episode of Doctor Who.
A click farm’s idea of looking German We are getting fewer bots on our groups, which is good news. However, on our Alarm für Cobra 11 group, where most members are German, we are getting many click farm accounts from Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria joining. They usually betray themselves. This chap obviously thought that this was one way to look more German. Um, no.
Questionable accounts today
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004899916146 (Hitler click farm)
https://www.facebook.com/mimiabdellatif (click farm)
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007995344441 (click farm)
Hager is a gadﬂy who often causes us to examine our society. He has attacked both the right and the left before. It’s too easy to dismiss it as a left wing loony conspiracy. We tend to shoot the messengers rather than examine the messages.
Only two bots today: is Facebook ﬁnally getting it sorted?
I wonder if Facebook has managed to get the bots under control. Today’s list consists largely of click farms (or like farms) in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.
https://www.facebook.com/hamza.bouzidi.332 (click farm)
https://www.facebook.com/hamza.ess.501 (click farm and working for Facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/mahran.lmjabar (click farm)
https://www.facebook.com/hassan.nero.16 (click farm)
https://www.facebook.com/hassan.oubacha1 (click farm and working for Facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/salem.khanchouch (click farm)
Bot account noted at this point but deleted by another mod.
Bot account, Jnnifer Boughner, attempted to join, deleted by Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/raouf.melkade (click farm)
Doctor Who talks about Star Wars And never the twain shall meet.
It’s not the bots this morning
No bots this morning on Facebook, but increased “like farm” activity from Morocco and one from Algeria. Two claim to work for Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/hamza.ess.501 (working for Facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/hassan.oubacha1 (working for Facebook)
Ghia Fiat 850 Vanessa 1966, a concept designed specially for women, or at least the stereotypical 60’s woman. So swivelling seats for ease of ingress/egress whilst wearing a skirt and a built in child-seat with it’s own gull-wing side hatch for lifting junior in and out. It was, of course, pink
Pretty in pink That side gullwing door doesn’t seem that bad an idea. Maybe it’s time for a rethink.
The Final Run of Ladder 118
FDNY Ladder 118 crosses the Brooklyn Bridge into lower Manhattan. This picture captures the last alarm all 6 of the members riding on that rig would ever respond to. The men from Ladder 118 responded into the chaos and emerged at the doomed Marriott World Trade Center hotel. Survivors remembered seeing men with the number 118 on their helmets running up the stairs to help the panicked guests. The next time anyone saw the firemen was when their bodies, still side by side, were dug out of the rubble.
Heroes I remember visiting one of the FDNY companies on a 9-11 anniversary. And didn’t know what to say. I just walked in, breathed the same air as those ﬁreﬁghters who were mourning, and was, for a moment, in the same room as they were. They were very emotional and solemn. Too damn hard to ﬁnd any words when you know those guys lost their colleagues in 2001—and when most of them knew, technically, there was no way to put out the ﬁres in the Towers. They just rushed in to do whatever they could to help, because they put others ﬁrst.