Category: Literature & performing arts

writing, film, TV, radio, theatre


Watch the bit from 52:27 and it gives, visually what this post is to be about.…

Star Trek short quiz

1. How was the original series described [based on a pre-existing series]?
2. How many spin-off television series were eventually produced?
3. What was the 2009 alternate timeline referred to as?
4. In the pilot “The Cage”, Jeffrey Hunter starred as Enterprise Captain who?
5. In which year was the first Star Trek convention?…

Tail wagging the dog

Not everyone reads Breitbart, so this might be news:

Some of Britain’s best-loved and most watched programmes, including EastEnders and Coronation Street, are to be monitored for their ethnic, gender and sexual orientation diversity as part of a new scheme to be rolled out eventually across the whole of British television.

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky are all taking part in Project Diamond, a scheme which will gather data on the gender, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity of all key staff working in television production, from the actors to the sound technicians.

All of the information will be fed into an encrypted computer system which will anonymise the data and allow trends to be monitored. The organisation behind Project Diamond, the Creative Diversity Network (CDN) has said that initial data will present a broad picture analysis, but it hopes to be able to monitor individual shows within time, The Guardian has reported.

Bit of Poirot

One of the better ones – it went off Youtube for a while but is [temporarily] back until some spoilsport removes it again: