Saturday, 21 October 2017
It's called When The Walls Fell and its all about Darmok, that episode of The Next Generation in which Picard is stranded on an alien planet by a Tamarian, an alien that speaks entirely in metaphor, and they are forced by adversity to learn to communicate with each other.
The lion share of it is a great point of view piece written by Laura Gillespie, while I contributed the bits written in the Tamarian idiom.
Outside In: Makes It So is available here.
Thursday, 28 September 2017
Today also sees the publication of Outside In: Makes It So, available here.
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Is it any relation to that fish that buries itself in pies? pic.twitter.com/N5yNjb5CVs— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 10 June 2017
Ironically, the DUP don't believe in dinosaurs.— Victims of Comics (@victimsofcomics) 10 June 2017
John Hurt 2013 - 2005— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 11 June 2017
Wirrn— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 14 June 2017
not one fucking thing pic.twitter.com/2orl4kG2Vf— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) 15 June 2017
Let's make it our mission to eject from office every single one of those venal bastards who voted against Labour's housing bill.— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) 16 June 2017
For some reason, I find the faded spine on these TNG VHS sleeves reassuring. https://t.co/hKfYi9oJ1f— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 16 June 2017
My apologies... pic.twitter.com/MHpreKELmy— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 17 June 2017
RT if you unashamedly give a fuck about poor kids burning to death & want to make sure IT DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN. pic.twitter.com/RK1VqNhHMJ— jack monroe ❄ (@BootstrapCook) 18 June 2017
In weather like this, I worry about Batman. And Judge Dredd too.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 19 June 2017
The tan lines must be a nightmare.
Fantastic photo of @PeterDavison5. What a welcome. pic.twitter.com/ljh28nhfG9— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 19 June 2017
Have I ever told you how glad I am that these pictures exist? pic.twitter.com/JlLXfWMG5Z— ㅤ (@grahamslexa) 19 June 2017
Fun and strange to be writing "The League of Gentlemen" again. Evidently it's true.... we'll never leave.— Reece Shearsmith (@ReeceShearsmith) 20 June 2017
Who says journalism has lost its way... local newspaper in Donegal, Ireland pic.twitter.com/dfoEs0ZNy1— Shona Murray (@ShonaMurrayNT) 30 June 2017
Excellent typo in document I’ve just been sent. pic.twitter.com/LULe5MvHWz— Matthew Sweet (@DrMatthewSweet) 30 June 2017
literary criticism peaked in 1944 pic.twitter.com/p1lMTfiJU6— 🍸 (@oscarewilde) 30 June 2017
Thursday, 17 August 2017
Not to mention a hundred and fifty more also-rans like me.
And here they are...
There you have it, folks: Mine is called God Forbid I Should Miss My First Look At The Wormhole I have written about The Price, that episode of The Next Generation in which Deanna Troi talks about chocolate, has a romantic encounter and witnesses a momentous revelation that will impact the entire galaxy for the next decade. And yet, that's not really what I've written about at all.
I've written something else as well, but more on that later.
Outside In: Makes It So is available for pre-order here.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
I blogged about it ending with an optimistic 'coming soon'. I was wrong about that.
Alper recently put the whole film online and I finally got a chance to see how my bit fitted into the story as a whole. My wife and I watched it the other day and she didn't manage to spot me, so it'll probably be almost impossible for anyone else.
Anyway, here it is.
Exploits - Feature film. from Alper Cagatay on Vimeo.
Sunday, 13 August 2017
There are 173 more perspectives covering every episode of The Next Generation on TV and the four cinematic stories featuring the same crew.
And there's more...
There are a couple of extra bits and pieces in there as well. I'll post a full list of contents and contributors shortly.
Outside In: Makes It So is available for preorder here.
Friday, 11 August 2017
Last Of The Time Lords?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 1 June 2017
So far, the only person Theresa May has debated on TV is her husband.— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) 1 June 2017
Times cartoonist not holding back pic.twitter.com/ekNICfA7k3— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) 1 June 2017
The Tories cannot unite our country when they have done everything to divide it since they took office. Agree? RT pic.twitter.com/MTVGjbYr57— Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna) 1 June 2017
Imagine knowing so little about the history of your own country that you think this is a remotely controversial statement pic.twitter.com/evWJxavYc0— Ahir Shah (@AhirShah) 31 May 2017
Just realised what T May’s robotic responses remind me of: early 80’s text adventures. Like a basic text parser running on a ZX Spectrum. pic.twitter.com/AKsexeSYQm— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) 1 June 2017
Blimey, how did I miss this angle? The Prime Minister is NOT RELIABLY PASSING THE TURING TEST. https://t.co/0lcBdxAgZ8— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) 1 June 2017
Roger Moore's Bond having a grand reunion party with all his villains - as requested by Josman Tickle pic.twitter.com/tvbZyBEYkH— Jim'll Paint It (@Jimllpaintit) 31 May 2017
Today, Theresa May relaunches her election campaign for the 369th time in 6 weeks. That's if she turns up. pic.twitter.com/5lSaCPh7aW— Rachael (@Rachael_Swindon) 1 June 2017
Boycott this bodyshaming bullshittery. https://t.co/pgwLyBaJYn— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 1 June 2017
"This is the most genocidal audience I've ever seen" #bbcqt— Will Davies (@davies_will) 2 June 2017
You've got a choice this election, vote for a man who buys the big issue, or you can vote for the woman who makes it necessary to sell it. pic.twitter.com/NmQYSSlXVj— whatsapp ricky (@frankieleach97) 2 June 2017
Labour: No tax rises for 95% of taxpayers.— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) 3 June 2017
Tories: No tax rises for the well-off.
There's your choice. Spread the word! pic.twitter.com/Wg9Vg55o7j
Your negotiating skills caused the first doctor's strike in NHS history, you feckless bellend. https://t.co/eYfW6AD1qN— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew) 3 June 2017
The new Times Style Guide is bravely definitive about a contentious aspect of Doctor Who. Probably saving UNIT dating until the next edition pic.twitter.com/PaaFRSdHAN— John Williams (@WorldofTelly) 3 June 2017
@Theresa_May says UK hasn't done enough to prevent terrorism. Whose fault is that Home Secretary/PM that oversaw massive cuts to policing?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 4 June 2017
Former Met officer Peter Kirkham is absolutely damning about the government's police cuts: pic.twitter.com/jr1ulEurX1— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) 4 June 2017
How are some people gunna watch this and still vote for conservatives maybe even knowing one of their family members is very ill. pic.twitter.com/G68i3Ln7tf— MrActMyShoeSize (@Karanvir_14) 3 June 2017
Knowing what you know, a Tory vote makes you complicit. Complicit in the extra deaths their health policies will cause #VoteLabour— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
Knowing what you know, a Tory vote makes you complicit. Complicit in supersize classes #VoteLabour— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
Knowing what you know, a Tory vote makes you complicit. Complicit every time someone drops dead after being deemed fit for work, #VoteLabour— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
Knowing what you know, a Tory vote makes you complicit. Complicit with everything this squalid regime gets away with #VoteLabour— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
The Conservatives have shown they can't be trusted with the NHS #VoteLabour— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
The Conservatives have shown they can't be trusted with education #VoteLabour— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
The Conservatives have shown they can't be trusted with national security #VoteLabour— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
The Conservatives have shown they can't be trusted with social care #VoteLabour— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
Friedrich Schiller said "Every people gets the government it deserves."— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
Don't you deserve better than this? #DontVoteTory
They don't deserve you and you certainly don't deserve them. #DontVoteTory— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
But how would Bruce Wayne vote?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
9.50pm 'I'm off to bed'— Kate (@kate_librarian) 8 June 2017
10.01pm 'I'm here all night folks' pic.twitter.com/j4FuBkUCMR
I think Alfred the butler would be one of those working class Tory voters that can't explain why they do what they do.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
Darren has yet to declare.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 June 2017
British politics is fucking brilliant. pic.twitter.com/nqoV1E2SjU— Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) 9 June 2017
72% turnout for 18-25 yr olds. You lot ARE the/our future. Totally and utterly proud and in admiration of you ALL. 💥❤️🌈#hungparliament— Dr Lauren Gavaghan (@DancingTheMind) 9 June 2017
Dear Theresa, it's not the number of MPs that counts it's how you use them. You have to do more with less that's all 😂👏👍— Police Community (@PolComForum) 9 June 2017
it seems like democracy has got in the way of, er, democracy... pic.twitter.com/WcftigYRL5— Anthony Short (@antshort) 10 June 2017