Thursday, 21 May 2015

Epipod Nine: Tickle

Drama, death, tragedy – everybody has these. But with humour you've got all these, and the antidote. You have found the answer. It doesn't follow that because you are a good comedy writer, you're a happy fellow. I've got one of the most miserable faces in the world. I am only happy when I am working. If I'm not working, I get screwed up because my time is going, my life is slipping by.
- Eric Sykes


If there is a book you want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
- Toni Morrison

Me:  Can't say you weren't warned.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Epipod Eight: The Tally Ho

I am very upset, because I'm an old man now, at the short length of childhood that children have. They don't have childhood for long and I think that's a wicked shame, because childhood is the most marvellous thing you've got to remember for the rest of your life.


Your village may be different from other people's villages but we are all prisoners.

Me:  You know what we’re doing this oddcast’s commentingary on, don’t you?

Him:  No.

Me:  Excellent. 

Him:  Wasn’t it some guy called, like, ‘Ser Eric’ or something?

Me:  Ha!  No.  We’re not doing that one.

Him:  What one?

Me:  Exactly.  We’re looking at a children’s TV show that I, basically, knew next to nothing about.

Him:  And you expect me to know next to something about it?

Me:  Not really.  I’ll do the ‘facts’, you just react.

Him:  Okay, Doctor Seuss.

Me:  Shhh.  Nobody’s worked that out yet.

The sea badger drops in through the ceiling and makes a dreadful mess that takes the best part of an afternoon to clear up.

Him:  Aren’t your jokes...  I can’t remember what I was going to say.

Me:  Improvise.  I’ve got the show notes to help us stay on track.

Him:  Okay.

Me:  Shall we?

Him:  If we must.

Me:  Yes, we must.

Him:  Well then.


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Epipod Seven: Flumpire

I don’t really think about the fans. I think about what I want because I’m the guy who’s taking the comic book he read as a kid and turning it into a movie that I want to see as much as I want people to see it. Kevin Feige and I are fanboys, straight up. But we also know that if you just spend your time catering to the fans you make something that is hermetically sealed... 
You need to be thinking about everybody all the time. 

Me:  Ah, okay.  Voyager wasn’t totally the final Doctor Who comic to count.  That was Once Upon a Time Lord.  Which wrapped up the Voyager storyline. 

Him:  I don’t really care.

Me:  Fair enough.

Sea badger cameo.

Him:  What do want?  Some typical Norwegian banter?

Me:  Aye, go on then.

Him:  You’re not getting any.

Me:  What’re we looking at in today’s oddcast?

Him:  I have no idea.

Me:  Excellent.  You really can’t remember?  I did tell you.

Him:  Yeah, but I try my best to push it out of my mind.

Me:  I think you’ll like it. 

Him:  You say that now.

Me:  Ha!  I do.

Him:  Well.

Me:  And we’re off!