Fast Return – February 2009

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Okay then. Things that happened last month. Here we go…

WHO THE FROCK IS DEAN GAFFNEY AND WHAT IS HE DOING IN DW NEWS?
You know, we live in fractious times, and none moreso than on the internet, with its Facebooks and MySpacings. News this week that Eastenders/reality TV curio Dean Gaffney would be in one of the specials this year was ‘revealed’ this week, then revealed to be a fake posting on that hive of scum and villainy, Twitter. Young fans who understand all this and probably care were alternately scandalated and then relieved that it all turned out bunkum. We dunno, having seen this we reckon he’d fit the bill perfectly.

KASTERBOROUS KEEPS ABREAST OF THINGS
It has to be said, Colin Baker running into sometime cinematic DW companion rumour Pamela Anderson is a hell of a story. And good on Kasterborous.com for not opting on an easy eyecatcher and instead going straight to cover reportage of said story without making mountains out of molehills. Er, by that we mean overinflating things. Um. Don’t open this at work, okay?

AND SPEAKING OF HARRY HILL…
That Poetry Corner, eh? Superb – and good to know we’ve made advances in the science of rhyming dialogue since “Seek, Locate – Exterminate!”

BIG FINISH ‘FIND’ SEASON 23!
Hooray! Simply years after once Producer Gary Russell said nix to number Six once more meeting (er, spoiler?) the Celestial Toymaker, Sil, the Ice Warriors, the Autons and theRaniortheMasterorperhapsbotheven via audio, aw no, look ! More recent Producer Nick ‘Ring Modulator’  Briggs has only gone an dun it! Fantastic news for those who’ve wanted to hear the stories, instead of shelling out the clams for a pretty patchy trio of Target specials. Naturally fans have gone one better and demnded that the ‘original’ ‘season’ 27 follow this. We’ll see. In the mean-time with the stock involved it wouldn’t be out of the question to call the remounted ‘lost season’ a bit of a risky move. 

TSV 76 SPEEDS TO COMPLETION ‘SOMETIME SOON.’
Look, we recently swore off jabbing Her Madge’s Fanzine in the ribs for simultaneously celebrating 75 issues of longevity then gag-tastically slipping off the radar for over twelve months, so we’ll accentuate the positive and say that delays like this not only have not occurred since 1986, but with each passing month a year’s sub to TSV exponentially increases in value for money! Seriously, we can’t wait for those Season Four reviews (who was the companion again?)

NEW BIGSAVE FURNITURE AD SURFS ZEITGEIST, BREAKS FANBOY HEARTS, SCARES SMALL CHILDREN.
It’s good (we suppose) that someone else noticed this rather quaint throwback to 1980s advertising with its blocky ‘video’ effects and not-so-soundalike-a version of the DW feem toon, along with a handy disapperating blue shipping container (genius!). But to be frank, this ad has caused us all at ZeusBlog Terraces to hide behind the sofa more times than not due to the bug-eyed zaniness of its presenter and her scary shouty hypermania. Jesus Christ, woman – it’s only furniture!

5 Responses to “Fast Return – February 2009”

  1. the_other_dave Says:

    Sigh. That last sentance made me crack a laugh for the first time in anotherwise drab week. That said more Harry Hill please!

    Oh, and the Kasterborous link is bust

  2. Peter A Says:

    Arf!

  3. Peter A Says:

    Well, that was an unfortunate turn of phrase, Dave. But it’s all shipshape and Bristol fashion now…

  4. the_other_dave Says:

    Cheers for the fix – there’s nothing like keeping abreast of the news…

  5. the_other_dave Says:

    d’oh! (Simpson’s reference to suit article) Just twigged you’ve already done that gag. What a boob!

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