Diary of an old cheeser

Hi there! Like other blogs, this is my chance to wax lyrical (some might say talk utter cr*p) about a) what's happening in my life b) all of my pet obsessions in particular music, tv, movies, books and other generally connected things, quite often of the retro, old and "cheesy" variety. Hence the title of my blog. Feel free to leave a comment if the mood takes you. There's nothing like a good chinwag about one's favourite topics and besides I love to meet new people! Cheers, Simon

Friday, December 01, 2006

Introducing The Runaway Bride aka Ms Catherine Tate!

And for all you Dr Who fans that can't wait until Xmas for the special(which includes me) here's a little preview, including the aforementioned Ms Tate. It's actually from "Doomsday", the last episode from the most recent series of Who, and provides the "lead-in" to the Xmas special.

And for those of you who aren't so enamoured with Ms Tate - like my fellow blogger Minge - I say - don't be shy, give her a try!


  • At 6:59 pm , Blogger matty said...

    You know, I only recently heard of Dr. Who. I should check it out. Is it a comedy?!?!?! I thought it was like Star Wars or something?!?!?!

  • At 12:38 pm , Blogger Minge said...

    I'm willing to try anything.

  • At 6:02 pm , Blogger Old Cheeser said...

    Erm, no Matty darling, Dr Who is NOT a comedy. Oh dear. Lol!!! Although, having said that, one could actually argue that it has lots of comic elements to it. It is in fact science fiction (so your second guess wasn't so far off). How best to sum it up? It's about a time traveller from an alien planet known as the Doctor. He's an eccentric, brilliant scientist who who we don't know much about (hence the programme title - Dr Who - clever, huh?!) He also has two hearts and travels through time and space in his craft, the TARDIS (which stands for Time And Relative Dimensions In Space). The unusual thing about the TARDIS is that the inside is bigger than the outside. During his travels, the Dr encounters many weird and wonderful, and sometimes hostile, alien life forms and gets caught in all kinds of amazing adventures.

    Gosh aren't I a great publicist for the programme? I should be the Dr Who PA or something. Anyhow the show originally ran from 1963-1989, and was then axed. After a very long hiatus it was re-launched in 2005.

    I definitely think you should give the show a go. Even if you're not a massive sci-fi fan it's imaginative, inventive, exciting and there's humour in there, to boot. And the new version is also very knowing and up-to-date - there's a sexual undercurrent and even gay references. One the characters in the 2005 series was a bi-sexual space Captain, played by John Barrowman, who is now one of the leading characters in the new Dr Who spin-off, Torchwood. I'd recommend watching the current version of Dr Who if you can - whilst I love the old series,it is very dated by today's standards and is often laughed at because of its cheap special effects and cr*p looking monsters (the BBC's budget in those days was, shall we say, limited).

    If you want to know more, check out the official BBC Dr Who website or Outpost Gallifrey, both of which are listed as links on my blog.

    And I hope you are still awake after that rather exhaustive reply!

  • At 6:02 pm , Blogger Old Cheeser said...

    And Mr Minge - what exactly do you mean by that comment, pray? One could take it many ways .... (oooer!)

  • At 6:04 pm , Blogger Old Cheeser said...

    Oh I'm such a silly billy - not even reading my own blog properly - you're referring to giving Catherine Tate a try-out aren't you, Minge?? (It couldn't POSSIBLY be anything else...)

  • At 5:57 am , Blogger matty said...

    It is settled -- I will soon be exploring the world of DR WHO ---- I guess I will need to wait till after the Holidays, but I shall soon begin venturing into this world of sci fi. ...of which I know so very little.

    (I saw Star Treck once, tho)

  • At 9:01 pm , Blogger Old Cheeser said...

    Excellent!! Another convert to the Dr Who cause. Another clone! (No, not THAT kind of clone).

    Well, let me know your opinion when you check it out ...

    Did you watch old Star Trek or new? The old version is pretty classic and sooo camp. In fact, it's rather like comparing the old and new version of Dr Who - i.e. one looks ridiculously dated and cheap and the other looks a million dollars. I loved the original though and it has a charm of its own - Lieutenant Uhura in her revealing mini-skirt ... William Shatner snogging a bevy of intergalactic beauties every week ... Spock and McCoy's rivalry ... all entertaining stuff!!

  • At 5:02 am , Blogger matty said...

    ...It was the one with leonard nimoy and that guy who does the hotel adverts. It was funny.


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