Neil Gaiman, he so rightheaded. And just to remind
Maj you all, Doctor Who is on at 7 p.m. again tonight. (It’s even earlier next week, at 6.35, which will no doubt make a massive dent in the ratings.)
EDIT: Outpost Gallifrey informs me that at 8.15 p.m. on BBC4 is Time Shift: The Time Shift series celebrates the 40th anniversary of Doctor Who‘s Cybermen this Saturday “with a look at the rollercoaster fortunes of robots, androids and cyborgs in fact and fantasy; from the Flash Gordon serials via The Six Million Dollar Man to Marvin the Paranoid Android. For decades we were alternately warned that robots could take over the planet, and promised that they would liberate us from the drudgery of everyday labour. But in the real world scientists struggled to design robots that could even climb the stairs. Yet the continued appeal of the Star Wars films, the recent remake of the TV classic A for Andromeda and the return of the Cybermen to our screens all prove that there’s artificial life in the machine men yet. Among the contributors exploring whether we’re on the cusp of the true robot age are actor Anthony Daniels, aka C-3PO in Star Wars; British SF visionary Brian Aldiss; writer Kim Newman; and a host of real-life robotics scientists.” The programme airs on Saturday 13 May at 8.15pm on BBC4, repeated at 11.50pm.
Meanwhile Deadwood may be on its last legs after its upcoming third season. That’s a real shame. Season 2 took ages to get started, but it had some flashes of brilliance and Season 1 was just superb.