Thoughts and ramblings of an ageing, music loving, Sci-Fi geek…

Going Rogue – a Prophecy fulfilled

As you may or may not know there are many conventions throughout the year themed around a wide variety of current and past TV shows and run by a number of different organisers. I’ve been attending events for a long time but one of the few UK conventions I’ve not done is one run by Rogue Events.

There are a number of reasons for this. For one, they don’t run events based around shows I watch and for another I’ve heard many stories about how badly they are run which has put me off. But then they go and announce an event called Prophecy based around the TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer and it’s offshoot, Angel. On top of this they announce Alyson Hannigan as one of the guests. A very rare appearance and with a couple of other guests I hadn’t met I was persuaded to buy a ticket. So how did it go? (more…)

rockstar6662 / 26th June 2016 / Conventions, Photographs, Signings, TV Shows / 0 Comments

New Year – Exciting times ahead

Another year starts. Welcome to 2016 and a Happy New Year to you all. I’ll start by admitting I’ve not done as much updating to this blog as I thought I would, mostly because it doesn’t have a particular theme, I’ve been busy and not had anything I’ve felt the need to really write about but lets start with a bit of a roundup.

Since my last post in October there have been multiple convention trips involving mad journeys just for the day to Cardiff and Brighton, which were actually two of the most fun days of the year (more…)

rockstar6662 / 5th January 2016 / Books, Cinema, Conventions, Music, Photographs, Signings, Thoughts, Travel, TV Shows, Updates / 0 Comments

Rediscovery – When the button clicks

Ever watched a TV show or movie and just thought, “that did nothing for me” or bought an album, listened to it and just thought “meh, don’t get it”.

Then have you picked that album up and listened to it again, watched the TV show or movie and for some reason it “clicked”, made sense, you “got it”?

This has happened to me and I’ve often wondered why. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 2nd September 2015 / Music, Thoughts, TV Shows / 0 Comments

The show must go on

Or must it? The other day it was announced that the NBC show Hannibal had been cancelled just as it’s started a third season. Not a show I watch but I know people who do and hold it in extremely high regard. There’s been a massive outcry on social media about this and having been on the end of the same news for shows I’ve watched it got me thinking about the reasons and whether shows are given a fair chance to find an audience, especially if the broadcaster doesn’t market it very well. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 25th June 2015 / Thoughts, TV Shows / 0 Comments

Good shows, bad shows, when do you stop watching?

What makes a good TV show? Why do we watch the ones we do? More importantly how long do you give a new show a chance to make an impression?

This is a question I’ve been asking myself after becoming bored with a few shows I’ve had on my watch list and deciding not to continue with. After tweeting that one show had become very slow and tedious, a friend quite rightly said “stop watching it then”. I’d got so far with it but really started to ask myself why I was still watching. Was it the investment in time I’d already made making me carry on just to see if it improved? (more…)

rockstar6662 / 18th February 2015 / Thoughts, TV Shows / 0 Comments