Showing posts from April 16, 2016

Mighty Kublai Khan - Tales From The TARDIS

Hello and Welcome to the Basement... and this is Tales From The TARDIS...

We are now at part six of the Marco Polo story... which means today we'll be going over Mighty Kublai Khan... and let me remind you that I am watching the Loose Cannon Reconstruction version of this story.

So we open with Ian coming out of the TARDIS to convince Tegana to let Susan go, who if you remember was grabbed by our Black-Adder like villain at the end of last week's episode. Tegana demands the others come out of the TARDIS and only frees Susan when the TARDIS key is given to Marco, who is none too pleased about the situation.

Ian tries to smooth over the situation, saying he stole the key to cover for Ping-Cho and  by telling the truth about the TARDIS, but Marco (rightfully this time) is naive and doesn't believe that the big blue box can travel through time and space. Okay that makese a lot of sense, because it would be logical for Marco to not believe that.... but what really comes out of…

In Response To An Column On Forbes

Hello and Welcome To The Basement...

This is going to be short and sweet because I'm reacting to a column over at Forbes written by JV Charmary called 'Science Says Superman Should Be Black'

The science part of the article I don't have a problem with the science presented in the column, cause it makes sense to various degrees... thing is there there already is a black Superman, Calvin Ellis (to my knowledge who has only been used twice in the comics), saying that Clark Kent should be pigment or pallet is just idiotic. Why change a firmly established character when there is another that you can use the same name with, have a similar backstory with, and is for all intents and purposes a blank slate with none of the baggage associated with the Superman franchise?  Oh right... the reason why that won't happen is because it would take too much 'effort'.... and Hollywood isn't doesn't like that term these days.

No my problem with the article i…