The Tardis PC is Here – SQUEE!

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Yeppers! It’s the authorized, BBC-licensed Tardis PC, made by the UK’s Scan Computers. Check out these specs:

  • High quality aluminium model matches official Pantone blue colour of the original Tardis.
  • Official BBC WW Ltd licensed product
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Exclusively available from Scan Computers
  • Handles and poster on the front door match original TARDIS (door does not open)
  • Includes DVD or Blu-ray drive hidden behind ‘Police Box’ sign
  • Dr. Who TARDIS PC Chassis
  • Intel Pentium G2120 Dual Core, 3.1GHz
  • Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3, Intel H61
  • 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz
  • 500GB Western Digital HDD
  • 300W be quiet! BN133 SFX Micro-ATX PSU
  • Sony Blu-ray Writer
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Premium 64bit

And the price? A mere £935.99. (Roughly $1481.86 – okay, that’s not so rough.) read article

Ian Fleming Interviews Raymond Chandler

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Once upon a time the creator of James Bond met the creator of Sam Spade Philip Marlowe…and the BBC recorded it. You can practically feel the earth move as you watch:

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The Doctor Puppet Goes to Bath

…So why are his clothes still on?

Doctor Puppet in Bath England

More pics – but still no freakin’ puppet nudity – HERE

A Few Words From BANSHEE, a New Series on Cinemax

Yes, really, Cinemax. Who’d a thunk?

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Cinemax is a sister of HBO? Stepchild, we assume.

All we know is that this is a new series that premiered on Cinemax January 13th, and that everything about it on the Cinemax site makes it look like, well, dreck.

Still, its creator/head honcho is Alan Ball, so it might be at least solid, rather than, you know, watery dreck. read article

How to Embrace Change, but Still Stand for Something

Being a professional writer, regardless of the medium, is in its own way about embracing change – the changes editors, producers, executives, publishers demand in your work – yet still standing for something – your personal vision.

For many writers this paradox is unsolvable. But we kinda like the following practical approach:

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