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2020 Vision
2022-11-14 10:00
About this time in 2019, I pitched an article about how the futuristic sounding year of 2020 had been depicted in science fiction:2020 VISIONSci-Fi predicts the New Year(Originally written f… Read More
Halloween On Screen
2022-10-31 10:00
I wrote this for Hero Collector in 2019, unsurprisingly for Halloween:HALLOWEEN ON SCREENWhen Buffy, Star Trek and more do Halloween(Originally written for Hero Collector, published 31 Octob… Read More
Outside In Walks With Fire
2022-10-24 09:00
I had planned to write extensively about the released and writing of Outside In Walks With Fire, ATB Publishing's tribute to Twin Peaks, which I have an article in. I failed to mar… Read More
The Many Deaths Of Janeway
2022-10-17 09:00
With the demise of Eaglemoss and the subsequent disappearance of its website, I'm going to start posting my articles for them here. As many of the articles were written to coincide with the… Read More
2022-09-30 18:02
September 2012 was when I finally lost interest in the Carruthers blog. The Riddle Of The Sands came to its natural conclusion and I managed a couple of posts using photos that I took like i… Read More
Phil Reed
2022-08-23 18:54
My friend, Phil Reed, is dead and the planet is poorer for it.He was one of the wittiest people that I’ve ever encountered, so supportive of anything that I did and I can't quite belie… Read More
Carruthers Ten Years On: August 2012
2022-08-03 09:00
August 2012 on the Carruthers blog. In between The Riddle Of The Sands and the terrible tats, I began to make an effort once more. Even if I was only really reposting snarky notes and comedy… Read More
Carruthers Ten Years On: June 2012
2022-06-03 09:00
June 2012 saw the Carruthers blog reach 1500 posts. Sherlock, quotes from the great and the good and posts on Buffy and Angel references were the order of the day. The Carruthers blog was so… Read More
Steph's Packed Lunch
2022-05-16 09:00
 I'm working today as a runner on Steph's Packed Lunch. It's on Channel 4 at 12:30pm.I'm really looking forward to it Read More
The Travel Show
2022-05-15 18:21
In April, I worked as a runner on The Travel Show for the BBC, whilst they were filming in Manchester. We shot for two days for a brief Daytripper segment. It was broadcast yesterday. I was… Read More
2022-05-03 09:00
May 2012 on the Carruthers blog. More Sherlock, more quotes tangentially related to the sketches we performed. I should have stopped this nonsense by now Read More
2022-04-03 09:00
April 2012 on the Carruthers blog continued in the same vein as March. More treading water: Sherlock Holmes, quoting luminaries and Fast & Furious, which I clearly spent a lot of time re… Read More
2022-03-03 10:00
March 2012 on the Carruthers blog was the worst yet. I contributed almost nothing, alternating between Fast & Furious posts and quotes from various celebrated figures Read More
2022-02-03 10:00
February 2012 on the Carruthers blog featured videos of The Fast And The Furious (not that one) and its remake The Chase. I didn't watch either of them and tacked a Doctor Who video on to th… Read More
Top Ten Bond Pre-Titles Sequences
2022-01-28 10:00
Every James Bond film since 1963's From Russia With Love has opened with a teaser sequence before the titles that has been sometimes intrinsic to the plot of the film, sometimes not eve… Read More
2022-01-22 10:00
BBV Productions have tweeted a pair of bookmarks, or I suppose if you put them back-to-back, a double-sided bookmark. Below is the one featuring what increasingly seems to be the cover for&n&hell…Read More
Auton Artwork Not Final
2022-01-16 10:00
Here is the cover for my Auton novelisation that was featured in the pre-order announcement is very clearly stated to be NOT FINAL. I don't know if it is likely to remain, but I wo… Read More
Star Trek's Oddest Crossovers
2022-01-13 10:00
Star Trek is no stranger to crossovers. Characters from one series can and have popped up in another. There's an article in that, but this is not that article. Instead this about something m… Read More
Announcing Auton
2022-01-10 10:00
So, the cat is out of the bag. The Top Secret thing that I have been writing is a novelisation of Auton.Auton is a direct-to-video Doctor Who spinoff produced by BBV in 1997. It's a sequel t… Read More
2022-01-07 10:00
January 2012 on the Carruthers blog relied heavily on Sherlock Holmes again and a trio of posts listing the references to Quantum Leap, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and Spaced.Pointy… Read More
Sci-Fi's View Of 2022
2022-01-05 12:08
As has become an annual tradition I have written an article about science fiction predictions of the year we have 360 days to get used to calling 2022 Read More
2022-01-01 12:38
For over five years now (six), I have made unerring prognostications about the year ahead. This year will be no different.Homonyms will be outlawed and only one definition will be permitted… Read More
My 2021
2021-12-31 14:09
It's been another weird year.I can that looking after a two year old, is much more difficult than looking after a one year old. This rate of mathematical progression does not fill me with co… Read More
Time Travel Twitter
2021-12-27 10:00
In addition to the Time Travel TV Instagram, I have taken control of the Twitter feed as well.Since I started, we've reached 400 followers (up from a mere 390).Come and join us Read More
The First Avenger
2021-12-21 10:00
Like Attack The Block and X-Men: First Class before it, Captain America: TheFirst Avenger also turned ten this year. 2011 was clearly a great year for movies and I doubt that I was aware of… Read More
So Your Legend Tells
2021-12-18 10:00
I made another appearance on the Sudden But Inevitable Rewatch podcast to talk about the Firefly episode Heart of Gold. I was their first recurring guest and we talked about Asian… Read More
Do You Insta?
2021-12-15 10:00
I've recently begun providing social media content for Time Travel TV. A company that makes Doctor Who documentaries, independent science fiction dramas and a series of interviews calle… Read More
It's The End As We Know It...
2021-12-09 10:00
The 5th of June was World Environment Day and so I wrote an article about how science fiction has dealt with ecological disasters, but this is a massage that is just as apt any day.As Cop 26… Read More
Uplifting With Swords
2021-11-30 13:19
I appeared on the Sudden but Inevitable Rewatch earlier this year in the episode dedicated to the Firefly instalment Shindig. They ended up using something I said to name the… Read More
X-Men: First Class Ten Years On
2021-11-25 10:00
Can you believe that X-Men: First Class is ten years old. No? That's because it's not anymore, now it's probably more like ten and a half years and I should have posted this a while ago… Read More
Outside In Wants To Believe Published
2021-11-22 23:36
Outside In Wants To Believe, ATB Publishing's second volume dedicate to The X-Files universe, has been published and is available here. Outside In Wants To Believe features 156 art… Read More
2021-11-03 10:00
. I have absolutely no memory the photo on the left. November 2011 on the Carruthers blog was the month in which Fistkrammer finally saw the light of day. It was a surprise to all of us.Post… Read More
Carruthers Ten Years On: October 2011
2021-10-03 09:00
October 2011 on the Carruthers blog. I quite like Diversion, Napkin, Fashion Victim and £, but it must be said that the photos are doing the heavy lifting.The Star Trek references cont… Read More
2021-09-03 09:00
September 2011 on the Carruthers blog features a shameless use of my showreel and Bengal Boogie is probably my favourite.Again, I'm quite fond of the posts tracking the references to Dollhou… Read More
2021-08-03 09:00
August 2011 on the Carruthers blog. Yankee and Concerning Flight are alright.I'm surprisingly pleased with these posts about references on the blog to Red Dwarf, Star Wars and Blake's 7 Read More
2021-07-03 09:00
July 2011 on the Carruthers blog was pretty pathetic. It began with the Friday's Child rhyme and ended with the phonetic alphabet, which were all pretty wafer thin, with the exception of Vic… Read More
Carruthers Ten Years On: June 2011
2021-06-03 09:00
June 2011 saw the Carruthers blog reach 1100 posts.There's a pretty good run of posts here: Branded, Shedloads, Borderland, Trunk, Word Up, These Are Happy Plums, The Harsh Light Of Day, Sty… Read More
Attack The Block
2021-05-10 14:24
In a move that's sure to make everyone feel ancient, Attack The Block is ten years old today.I wrote this for Hero Collector about Attack The Block's tenth birthday Read More
Carruthers Ten Years On: May 2011
2021-05-03 09:00
May 2011 on the Carruthers blog was the blog's third birthday. Between Sherlock Holmes and links to the blogs of supportive people, the last of which Reader, I married her.There is only real… Read More
2021-04-03 09:00
April 2011 on the Carruthers blog. The Tempest continued and I was pleasantly surprised by the payoff. It was replaced by Sherlock Holmes' The Sign of Four. My favourite post however is Rail… Read More
Appetite For D-Struction
2021-03-29 11:48
The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D of Star Trek: The Next Generation is clearly an amazing piece of advanced technology, but infallible it was not. between the holodeck malfunctions and… Read More
THX 1138 At Fifty
2021-03-11 11:57
THX 1138 was George Lucas' student film, which he expanded upon to make his first feature. THX 1138 is fifty years old today.I wrote this for Hero Collector about THX 1138's half c… Read More
Carruthers Ten Years On: March 2011
2021-03-03 10:00
March 2011 on the Carruthers blog was the nadir, so far. Duel videos, music tracks used or referenced by our sketches and the text of Shakespeare's The Tempest alternating with dictionary de… Read More
Sudden But Inevitable Rewatch
2021-02-05 18:20
I'm a guest on the Sudden But Inevitable Rewatch Podcast live tonight at 10:45pm US Mountain Time, which is 5:45 in the UK (and technically Saturday morning).I'm really looking forward… Read More
Carruthers Ten Years On: February 2011
2021-02-03 10:00
In February 2011, the Carruthers blog reached one thousand posts. The month featured more index posts, more 're-mastering' and YouTube videos of the movie, Duel.I quite like Baked.I took the… Read More
2021-01-27 10:00
January 2011 on the Carruthers blog saw me shamelessly indexing all the posts so far and 'remastering' posts with photos that hadn't worked previously. Why fix broken links when you can simp… Read More
Spatial Anomaly Exclusives So Far
2021-01-22 10:00
I probably haven't done enough to draw attention to the Patreon exclusive articles that I've been writing and posting each week. At this point, there are three articles about Firefly that re… Read More
Modern Doctor Who Cliffhangers
2021-01-20 10:00
Cliffhanger endings have always been an intrinsic part of Doctor Who, but since the show's return in 2005 the format has changed and there are fewer of them.I've written an article for Hero… Read More
Big Damn Heroics: Shindig & Bushwhacked
2021-01-18 11:13
Big Damn Heroics has reached Shindig, as Mal tries to do business at a fancy party and finds himself duelling. Kaylee's frock, Mal's sense of honour and River's impression of Badger, it's al… Read More
Don't Be Blue
2021-01-18 10:28
Today is Blue Monday. Apparently the most depressing day of the year.I wrote this list of suggestions of uplifting sci-fi to help you beat the blues. Between them that's a seven hour sc… Read More
2021-01-14 10:00
I've started a Patreon called Spatial Anomaly. I've got a lot of ideas for it, but at the moment it's primarily for delivering my Firefly articles.If you sign up to the Patreon at any t… Read More
Big Damn Heroics: The Train Job
2021-01-09 22:12
With one pilot done, Big Damn Heroics has moved onto the other. The co-pilot if you will: The Train Job.The Train Job is a fantastic episode that seeks to introduce all the ne… Read More
Once More Around The Sun
2021-01-04 10:00
2021, it sounds so futuristic, but get used to it because it's now. I've made my own entirely accurate predictions about the year ahead, but science fiction has made several of its own about… Read More
Twelfth Night, Or What You Voted For
2021-01-03 10:00
I'm acting again. It's been a while.I'm playing Antonio in an online version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which has been influenced by the recent departure of the United Kingdom from the… Read More
Announcing Big Damn Heroics
2021-01-02 20:48
This is something of an experiment: I plan to write about an episode of Joss Whedon's science fiction/western series Firefly every week for the next approximately fourteen weeks and if wildl… Read More
2021-01-01 10:00
For the last five years, I have produced a quintet of flawless predictions on New Years' Day of the year ahead. Here's five more for 2021...The Carmarthenshire village of Bancyfelin will ine… Read More
My 2020
2020-12-31 10:00
What a year we've had.I haven't been as prolific as in previous years, but I have been looking after a one year old, which for the record is much more difficult than looking after a bab… Read More
Outside In Takes A Stab Reviews
2020-12-29 12:25
Some Outside In Takes A Stab reviews from the contributors. Ordinarily a review from the author would be less than impartial, but given the nature of the Outside In books… Read More
Carruthers Ten Years On: December 2010
2020-12-08 10:00
December 2010 on the Carruthers Blog. Unsurprisingly, Christmas dominated, not least in the copying and pasting of the entire text of A Christmas Carol. This post shows exactly how I was fee… Read More
Outside In Makes It So Reviews
2020-12-05 10:00
Some Outside In Makes It So from the contributors. Ordinarily a review from the author would be less than impartial, but given the nature of the Outside In books that doe… Read More
Anyone Versus Predator
2020-11-28 10:00
The Predator is well know for its eternal conflict with the Alien, but who else have they hunted over the years? I wrote this about Predator crossover comics.  Read More
2020-11-25 13:56
The second half of October 2020 on the Twitter: 'Miles' is trending and this is the first thing that comes to mind...— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) Octobe… Read More
2020-11-22 10:00
The first half of October 2020 on the Twitter: In Icelandic, #DarthVader is apparently known as Svarthöfði, which translates to English as 'black head' #StarWars… Read More
The Car's The Star
2020-11-19 10:00
Car chases are an important part of the James Bond winning formula. Some are gadget-laden, others are rawer. Despite No Time To Die showing no sign of appearing any time soon, I wrote this a… Read More
Carruthers Ten Years On: November 2010
2020-11-16 10:00
November 2010 on the Carruthers blog saw it reach 900 posts.I quite like this one about Frida Kahlo and the photo for this one, while this one about Trainspotting reveals one of my personal… Read More
More Outside In Boldly Goes Reviews
2020-11-13 10:00
Some Outside In Boldly Goes from the contributors. Ordinarily a review from the author would be less than impartial, but given the nature of the Outside In books that doesn't apply in quite… Read More
2020-11-10 10:00
The second half of September 2020 on Twitter: Practice what you preach.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) September 17, 2020 Time Crash— David Black (@D… Read More
2020-11-07 10:00
The first half of September 2020 on Twitter:— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) September 1, 2020 God bless The Daily Mail— J… Read More
2020-10-31 10:00
The second half of August 2020 on Twitter: “I’d love to kick a Tory MP, straight in the bollocks”- Tom Baker— Dáibhí The Sco… Read More
2020-10-28 11:40
The first half of August 2020 on Twitter: Absolutely numb to hear of the death of @sebpatrick. We only met in person once, but I felt I knew him well from @ganymedetitan, @RedDwarfHQ, Noise… Read More
Arcadian Article
2020-10-11 09:00
My article for Outside In Trusts No One is called Neighborhood Watch and it's about The X-Files sixth season episode, Arcadia. It's the one where Mulder and Scully go undercover as husb… Read More
2020-10-09 09:00
Today is my 39th birthday. But don't worry, I have had birthdays before Read More
Insecure Writer's Support Group #10
2020-10-07 09:00
October's IWSG is upon us. Sign up here.This month has been another good one. Outside In Trusts No One is published in a week and I took part in a panel at a convention about it, albeit… Read More
Carruthers Ten Years On: October 2010
2020-10-03 09:00
October 2010 on the Carruthers blog saw the most popular ever post, namely: Famke Janssen's johnson. Thousands more people were drawn to the blog to this particular than any other and via so… Read More
2020-09-30 09:00
I put in an appearance on a panel at RoberCon the other day with thirty or so other writers from the Outside In series of books. The introductions alone took up the entirety of the firs… Read More
Ice Age
2020-09-22 09:00
 IGN have a sneak preview of Outside In Trusts No One. The good news (for me), is that it's not mine, so that we both have an opportunity to read Rachel L. Ramlawi's piec… Read More
RoberCon 2020
2020-09-17 09:00
I will be a guest at the virtual RoberCon 2020 on the 27th of September (2020) alongside other writers for the forthcoming Outside In Trusts No One.The panel is entitled: From the… Read More
My Second 'Week' On Medium
2020-09-14 09:00
I had intended to try and write an article on Medium every day, but after the first week, life got in the way and I failed. Here's the next batch of seven articles that in no way were poste… Read More
Insecure Writer's Support Group #9
2020-09-02 09:00
Summer is gone and autumn is here. Here's another Insecure Writer's Support Group. You can sign up here.This month I learned that a book about The X-Files that I contributed to is… Read More

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