Saturday, 21 April 2018

New drinking game ideas

Alan Stevens guest stars on this week's Time For Cakes And Ale Podcast, talking about the classic The Prisoner episode "Free For All". Alan says: "See if you can count how many times I respond with "I don't know" when asked specific questions about the episode."

Friday, 6 April 2018

Magic Bullet in Doctor Who Magazine

This month's Doctor Who magazine has a very good tribute to Peter Miles, and includes a mention of his work for Magic Bullet:

A Night at the Space Opera

See below for a video of Fiona Moore's talk at this year's Eastercon, looking at how various space operas-- including Blake's 7 and Battlestar Galactica-- use colour and style to establish character, mood and theme.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Own a Dalek Poster

In happier news, if you love the magnificent image of Daleks fighting UNIT on the cover of Alan's latest Celestial Toyroom, you can now buy a full-colour high-quality poster for your wall. Click the link for the offer-- and, if you're not a DWAS member, you can still buy them from the DWAS' ebay shop (all profits to charity).

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Peter Miles

All of us at Magic Bullet are mourning the loss of Peter Miles, who has been a key part of our work since the very first audios, and a friend for decades. We can’t begin to describe what he’s been to us. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

How To Talk Like A Dalek

Issue 479 of Celestial Toyroom, forthcoming, is guest-edited by Alan Stevens, and features articles about Dalek language, UNIT and the 1960s spy genre, meeting Terry Nation, why the Tenth Doctor is terrible, and much more! With a wraparound cover by Andy Lambert (prints of which are also available), this issue has something for everyone. Visit the Doctor Who Appreciation Society website for details.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

The Robot Revolution Will Be Novelised

Kaldor City: Hidden Persuaders co-author and longtime Magic Bullet production manager, Fiona Moore's novel, "Driving Ambition", has been acquired by Bundoran Press. From their announcement:

"In the not-too-distant future, intelligent Things are recognized as sentient beings--but do they have the same rights as humans? And what about the free-floating Intelligents deep within the Internet. Thompson Jennings is a man with unique problems and unique abilities--he can interface between the human and machine worlds, acting as a go-between in labour negotiations and other disputes. But when one his clients, a sentient taxicab, is murdered, his problems multiply and his abilities are stretched to the limit."

So: Robots, murders, political intrigue and artificial sentience... what more could Kaldor City fans ask for? The book will be published in autumn 2018, details will be forthcoming.