Friday, June 25, 2010

Doomwatch - a classic British sci-fi TV series remembered

Most people have heard of the BBC's sci-fi series Dr. Who, but how many of you out there have heard of Doomwatch, another great BBC sci-fi series that ran in the early 1970s?

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it:
"Doomwatch was a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC, which ran on BBC One between 1970 and 1972. The series was set in the then present-day, and dealt with a scientific government agency led by Doctor Spencer Quist (played by John Paul), responsible for investigating and combating various ecological and technological dangers.

"The series was followed by a feature film adaptation produced by Tigon British Film Productions and released in 1972, and a revival TV movie broadcast on Channel 5 in 1999."

I remember watching repeats of the earlier series when I was quite a bit younger, and I really enjoyed the episodes I got to see. The show was very unusual because it was the first television series I can recall to feature the dangers of uncontrolled real-world science and technology as its major plotlines.

I won't go on any more about this brilliant show here though, because if you want to know more there is an awesome blog dedicated to the series that I recommend you to read instead: - For fans of the classic BBC TV series

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Inns family's blogs

Myself (Peter Inns), my wife Su Inns and my mother Anne Inns are all regular bloggers, writing about things relevant to our lives in Thailand and England.

My blogs are:
England, Thailand and Other Things (this blog) - Mario & Sonic Games News
Peter Inns's Blog

Su's blog is:
Life in Thailand, by Sureephon Inns

My Mum's blog is:
Life, stuff and things

A new "About Me" page for this blog

Since Blogger have now so kindly provided us with the ability to create up to 10 extra pages attached to our blogs, I have just now created simple "About Me" pages for my two blogs, just in case anyone out there is interested.

You can view the new page for this blog by clicking on the link at the top of this page, and the same page for my other blog by clicking on this link:

A bit about Peter Inns, the author of this blog

Update on June 20, 2010 at 9.45 PM: I have now added two more extra pages to this blog ("Free Online Games" and "Free Wallpaper Backgrounds") which can be accessed via the links at the top of this page.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3 is released in the US today!

One of the posters for the 2010 movie "Toy Story 3"

It's out at last, "Toy Story 3" goes on wide release in US and Canadian cinemas today. Hoorah! I am sooooo looking forward to seeing this film because every Pixar movie to date (such as UP, WALL-E and Ratatouille for example) has been an absolute classic, and early reviews suggest that Toy Story 3 merrily continues that trend. Oh joy!

Fans in other parts of the world will have to wait a little longer to see it though, which is always my one and only gripe about Pixar - why can't they release their films around the world on the same day like many of the other movie companies? It won't be released in England until July 23rd and Thailand until August 12th for goodness sake! Oh well, better late than never I guess.

Anyway, to celebrate the occasion of the film's release today, here are 16 different official Toy Story 3 related Flash online games for you to play for free:

  Buzz Lightyear: Operation Alien Rescue

  Toy Story: Bowl-o-Rama

  Buzz Lightyear: Space Ranger Training

  Buzz Lightyear: Space Ranger Training 2

  Buzz Lightyear: Target Practice

  Buzz Lightyear: Galactic Shootout

  Toy Story: Woody to the Rescue

  Toy Story: Woody's Big Escape

  Toy Story: Catch That Moving Van

  Buzz Lightyear: Flight for Distance

  Toy Story: 2-in-1 Shooting

  Toy Story: Jigsaw Puzzles

  Toy Story: Memory Match-Up

  Toy Story: Woody's Rodeo

  Toy Story Lego: The Claw

  Toy Story: Etch-A-Sketch

And there's more..... 16 different Toy Story 3 desktop background wallpaper pictures are also included with the games, and you can find everything, together with over 100 more awesome Disney and Pixar games, at my Free Disney and Pixar Online Games site. A special page displaying all 16 of the Toy Story 3 wallpapers can also be found here: Toy Story 3 Wallpaper Collection

Finally, you can watch my large collection of official Toy Story 3 movie trailers, film clips and featurettes in my YouTube channel here: Toy Story 3 video playlist

Enjoy! :-)

(See also here and here)