Catherine Tate heading State side?

Hello. Here’s the first piece of news on the Bad Wilf website.

It’s being speculated that Catherine Tate, may be taking over from Steve Carell, in the US version of The Office. She’s in a long list of contenders, including Will Farrell, James Spader, Ricky Gervais and Ray Romano, who are all appearing in Carell’s upcoming, last episode.
I’d say that she and James Spader are the top contenders. Ricky Gervais has been there, done that. But, it would be fun to see David Brent running, Dunder Mifflin.

But, Catherine is busy in the West End until September, starring in Much Ado About Nothing, with David Tennant. So, it may not be her after all, but, she’d be a strong choice

Bad Wilf Reporter Martyn

Doctor Who- The Gemini Contagion. Review

Now, only a week before the 2011 series of Doctor Who kicks off, the last Time Lord returns with this audio book, read by Meera Syal, she played Nasreen Chaudry,
in the Silurians two-parter, from series 5.

Meera Syal gives us an excellent read, she manages to capture the essence of every character

It’s a very Douglas Adams story. I could imagine him writing this, if he were still with us.

The story focuses on a new anti-viral handwash Gemini, which has been laced with Meme-Spawn, a sentient microorganism which makes the user fluent in every universal language. Now, you may be thinking. Brilliant, how do I get some?

Unfortunately, the manufacturers didn’t think to test it on humans. Humans react badly to, Gemini –It makes them speak every language at once, with a violent urge to communicate

In come the Doctor and Amy, they land on an Earth-bound cargo ship loaded with Gemini and with the crew already infected by the virus.

Unable to escape the ship, and with Amy facing infection, the Doctor is faced with a conundrum: does he save Amy or the Earth?

The quality of this audio really impressed me. I started to wish that it was an episode of the tv series and not just an audio.

It’s a gripping story, but there is one niggle. I don’t believe that the owner of the company, wouldn’t have tested It on human’s, before selling it to them. But, that is just a minor niggle.
Everything else about this story is enjoyable and, it’s under a tenner, which is cheap for a qucik who-fix.

You can get this audiobook straight from Audiogo, on cd or download for under a tenner.

The Doctor Who Experience

Hey guys.

Martyn here. On Friday the 1st of April Imran and I, along with our friends Mark and Paul, attended The Doctor Who Experience and a great time was had by all.
I’ve been to a few Doctor Who exhibits in the past and The Doctor Who Experience is far more than your average exhibit . As great as it was to have my picture taken next to Eccleson’s leather jacket, Tennant’s converse and Colin Baker’s techni-coloured dream coat, what I really wanted and what all fans really wanted was to fly the tardis. I wanted to step inside that little blue box that’s bigger on the inside. I wanted to feel the awe, fear and excitement of taking on some live action Daleks. In short I wanted to be a kid again. That’s what the experience does, it makes you feel like a kid.

The greatest part about the experience, is seeing the kid’s reactions to it, they are, after all the target audience.

Now, let’s talk about the actual experience. You start off, by watching selected clips of series 5. Which remind you just how good Matt Smith is.
After a while, a crack begins to appear in the screen, the crack from Amy’s wall.

Shortly after passing through the crack in time those famous blue doors, appear. The way they make the TARDIS appear, is nothing short of genius, you take a place around the console and…. I’m not going to say anymore as I don’t want to spoil anything…

Now, on to the actual exhibit. It is, understandably aimed at the post 2005 audience, focusing mainly on the friends and enemies the Doctor has acquired since then. But, that doesn’t mean fan’s of the original series will feel left out, the 4th-7th Doctor’s console room is beautiful.
There are original costumes and there are brilliant recreations, such as the 8th Doctor’s costume. You’ll get to see aliens from Ice Warriors, to Zygon’s.
Look out for the face of Boe, he’s hidden away in the screening room.
The greatest part of the exhibit are the interactive parts, you can remix your own version of the theme tune, change your voice to sound like a cyberman or dalek, learn to walk like a scarecrow or cyberman in the little dance studio

My only critique about the whole event, are the photo opportunities. There’s a green screen and for £12- £15, you can have your picture taken in front of various backgrounds, now, in my opinion, the end result doesn’t justify the price, it’s nothing somebody with ten minutes and photoshop, couldn’t knock up. I feel it would have been better, to have another replica eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS and charged people £15 to have their picture taken in that.
But, that’s just my opinion.

After the exhibit, you exit, via the gift shop. Now, I will warn you every thing is marked up at the recommended retail price, the 2005 series, will set you back £55.

Overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I walked away with a song in my heart and a warm feeling inside

Bad Wilf Reporter. Martyn

Valiant 2

Hi, Martyn here. Sorry for not updating often but hopefully soon this site will be up and running as we want it soon.

Just to let you know I attended the Valiant 2 Doctor Who convention in Sheffield yesterday. I meet and interviewed Sophie Aldred ( Seventh Doctor Companion), Kenneth Cope (Warriors’ Gate), Clifford Rose (Warriors’ Gate), David Weston (The Massacre & Warriors’ Gate), Roy Spencer (The ark & Fury from the Deep), Joseph Lidster (Writer) and Simon Guerrier (Writer).

These interviews and a few photos will be up on the site in the next few days