After what i said the other day, The Dark Legend script just landed on my doorstep… without feedback. Extremely dissapointed but i’m not going to give up hope of it ever seeing the light of day.
Oh Hai Dark Legend… It’s been a while. Whatcha been up to?
Ok… truth is, the last i heard about the script was a little postcard that said it had arrived at it’s destination and at some point within four months they’d either get back to me on it’s further development or return the script with/without feedback depending on what they feel about it. That was two months ago… which i’m guessing might be a good sign… right?
Let’s look at the basic facts:
- If it really sucked it would have come back by now
- If it were garbage i wouldn’t have ever finished it
- I wouldn’t have laboriously edited it down to minute detail either.
- And i wouldn’t have cut it down into an hours oratorio piece or even considered the radio adaptation
Anyway. I may have to do this some day so below i’ve written a general, mostly spoiler free synopsis of each episode… sort of just to waste a bit of time while i’m bored, without money and any hope of getting out of here for the next few weeks.
Now every Dr Who fan dreams of writing an episode or gaining control of the entire series once in a while… some manage to do just that. His grand holiness Lord Moff of Paisley for instance. Chances are though most people aren’t going to get to write an episode and like those, i’m no different. So i thought i’d just describe the ideas i have here just coz they’re never gonna happen. As you’ll see… i have though waaay too much about this:
PREVIOUSLY: I journeyed through Birmingham New Street on my way to Bristol… and once there i found Gorillas, A Russel Tovey Look-A-Like and maybe even a place to call home. Now… The adventure continues in Part 2: THE MAGIC CRACK PIPE OF ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL
(If you haven’t read part 1 you can find it here: —->MAGIC DOOR TO PART 1<—-
Sadly the time has come to wave goodbye to the medieval era in the challenge and now move on quite considerably. Strange to think that I’ve come so far through time and yet three quarters of the challenge remains. Now though, it’s time to hit the tudor Era: Yes… the age of Greedy, Fatty, Squeaky, Shorty, Bitchy and Ugly. As nobody has made a film about Greedy, let’s start with Fatty (AKA Henry VIII!) and the worst film of the challenge so far…
“We will shortly be arriving at… BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET” Oh brilliant… Never been to Birmingham before… (Well once but that was a school trip to Cadbury World when I was ten so it doesn’t really count) I wonder if it’s as awful as everyone claims it is? Everything looks big and scary here… It’s like the station has been built into this huge massive crater, like a prison where they hold people in sci-fi horror films… It’s not helped by the massive concrete skyscrapers they’ve built around it either.
Why is there a horse on the platform? No seriously… a metal horse sign thing. What does Birmingham have to do with horses again? Oh yeah… That’s right… NOTHING! Continue reading