Sunday, 27 May 2012

Eurovision 2012

We cats all love the Eurovision Singing Contest because it is so fabulous! Yesterday we had a cat party to all watch it:

Click the picture to see my score card full size.

I had a sleep in the middle of it and although I missed Estonia and Norway's songs I had a dream that was much better. In my dream the Shat and the Hoff entered the Eurovision Singing Contest and got all the points, and so they agreed to have a Eurovision Kissing Contest as a tie-breaker. But before they could do that I was woken up by the Azerbaijan entry.

I think I was dreaming about the Shat because I saw him on TV yesterday. He was presenting Have I Got News For You instead of being Captain Kirk in Star Trek, so I didn't understand what was happening.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Big Gay Longcat reviews Doctor Who: The Ark in Space Part Two

Me and Starcat have been joined by Cthulhu to watch this episode. Cthulhu says The Ark in Space is one of his favourite Doctor Who stories, though I don't know why.

We see the alien fall down again. It doesn't land on Harry and it is dead anyway, so Harry escapes from that perilous situation unscathed.

One of the mannys wakes up. Harry thinks she is a bird but she is Vira really. Vira thinks Harry talks nonsense and I would agree with her if he is going to mistake mannys for birdys. Vira tries to wake up Sarah and her leader, who she calls Noah though she says his real name is Laser. He is always called Noah (even in the credits) so I will call him Noah, though if my name was "Laser" then I wouldn't want to be called anything else.

The Doctor tells Vira that the mannys have all overslept by several thousand years, which is an impressive achievement - even cats would find it hard to have that much sleeps!

The green thing that Harry saw last episode is somewhere else, wriggling and turning handles. It is up to something but we don't know what. The Doctor finds it and it looks really horrible.

Noah and Sarah wake up. Vira has noticed that one of their mannys - Dune - is missing, and Noah thinks the Doctor is to blame. Noah gets a gun and shoots the Doctor before he can do anything to stop the green thing. The green thing touches Noah's hand and he falls over.

The Doctor wakes up when Harry and Sarah find him.
"Oh, he shot me, did he? Cut off in mid-sentence. I might have been saying something important. I was saying something important!"
This is a little joke before the episode gets very serious. Noah wakes up and then he goes and captures the Doctor, Harry and Sarah with his gun.

Vira wakes up another manny - Libri - and he gets scared of Noah. Noah gets confused and says he is Dune, the missing manny, and then he runs away. The Doctor convinces Libri to chase after Noah and then he tells Vira that he thinks the green thing nomed Dune and his memories too.

This is a very dramatic scene and is well acted by everybody in it, but it is just building up to the climax to make it more effective: Noah shoots Libri, and then we see that his hand has turned into a green tentacle!

This is a very scary moment and it is the end of the episode! Oh noes! We will have to wait until next time to find out what is going to happen.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Big Gay Longcat reviews Doctor Who: The Ark in Space Part One

The Ark in Space is the next story after Robot in season 12 of Doctor Who. It starts after Harry has been interfering with the Doctor's helmet regulator (oo-er, I think) and now the TARDIS has taken them to space.

They exploratron around the ark in space getting into trouble - Sarah gets disappeared, while the Doctor and Harry get shot at by a pewpewpew gun.

They hide under a table to escape it. Harry throws a shoe to distract the pewpewpew gun...

...and the Doctor turns it off. Then they go looking for Sarah.

Harry sees a green thing while the Doctor finds a thing that sounds like it is the Space Internets.
"It's a complete record. History. Music. Architecture. Literature. Engineering... Incredible! The entire body of human thought and achievement."
"Yes, but what's it all for?"
"Posterity? I don't know..."

If the rest of the drawers are filled with pictures of cats then... Space Internets! Then they find all the mannys, having sleeps in a big room.

"Homo sapiens. What an inventive, invincible species... It's only a few million years since they crawled up out of the mud and learned to walk. Puny, defenceless bipeds, they survived flood and famine and plague. They survived cosmic wars and holocausts. And now here they are, out among the stars, waiting to begin a new life... ready to outsit eternity. They're indomitable! Indomitable!"

If that's what the Doctor has to say about a species whose only noteworthy quality is possessing thumbs, then I can't wait to hear what he has to say about cats!

Harry finds Sarah having sleeps with the rest of the mannys. He looks for something to wake her up, and when he opens a cupboard an alien falls out and lands on the camera. 

This is the end of the episode, and I have to wonder if this is an early, more primitive version of the crash-zoom-to-face cliffhanger ending?

This is an intriguing rather than an exciting first episode - though it does have its moments - we only see the alien right at the end but we know it is up to something because there are clues cleverly spread throughout. Part Two will follow next time, but for now all these mannys having sleeps has made me a sleepy cat...