CRRRaSh! 361 Nine Ladies Dancing

By Roy Mathur, on 2021-01-02, at 17:01:09--17:10:29, for Captain Roy's Rocket Radio Show, Listen

Day Nine

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Dancing Girls

What can I say? It's the day of dancing girls.

Blake's 7

Blake's 7, my favourite science fiction TV show of all time, was first broadcast on BBC1 on the 2nd of January 1978 at 6pm.

Doctor Who's the Master

Today is also the 50th anniversary to the day of the Master's appearance on Doctor Who in Terror of the Autons (pod 237), played by Roger Delgado, arguably the best Master.

Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks

You can't get away from Doctor Who news today, and I was so looking forward to a break.

Yesterday I watched the New Year/Christmas Special and enjoyed it. There was a welcome guest re-appearance of Captain Jack in this topical and timely tale of our paranoid obsession with security and drones/killer robots.

It was also as if Chris Chibnall had listened to my podcast (who am I kidding) and has now lightened the TARDIS's passenger list to just Mandip Gill, which is exactly what I suggested... until I read that John Bishop would be joining. The universe gives and the universe takes away. Oh well. Anyway, goodbye for now to the excellent Tosin Cole (Ryan) and Bradley Walsh (Graham). I never had anything against them and I liked their characters---their last scene was tear-jerking---I just wanted Jodie Whittaker to have more screen time.

Another thing that I wanted happened. That was the promise of the continuation of the Timeless Children storyline.

I can't wait and mostly, well done Chibnall.

Google Amplifier

Juan Bagnell (SomeSoundGuy) on YouTube recently talked about Google Amplifier. This is a non-medical Android phone app that can help with hearing loss using noise cancellation as well as acting as a remote ear for wireless headphones; sort of like a sophisticated and wireless version of that joke ear Ron uses to spy on the grownups in Harry Potter.

Normal Schedule

The last of this run of Twelve Days of Christmas short shows will end on the 5th of January. Then the normal c.30 minute shows twice weekly will resume from the 11th.

Sound Quality

I've done my best with budget equipment, but the show could be improved, and that is what will be happening this year. If you'd like to help me do that, click on the support link on my website (details coming up) and tip me a few galactic credits via Ko-Fi.