So! Film festival, day two. Here is the overall schedule for the day:
And here's what I did:( 21. The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973), dir. Gordon Hessler / interview with Caroline Munro / Ray Harryhausen's Lost Treasures )( Interview with Katy Manning (aka Jo Grant from Doctor Who) )( Met Caroline Munro and got her autograph )( Doctor Who season 22 show-makers' interview )
Afterwards, I joined newandrewhickey
for the first 45 minutes or so of The Rocketeer
(1991), a sort of larger-than-life SF comedy about a US stunt pilot in the 1940s who finds a jet-pack, with Jennifer Connelly as his under-impressed girlfriend. I could see it was good and would have stayed to watch the whole thing if there weren't competing features on the schedule, but there were: two live commentaries from the Tenth Doctor era, marking the fact that his first full season screened ten years ago now. Ten is much more my thing than Six, so off I slipped...( Live commentary on New Who 2.3 School Reunion )( Live commentary on New Who 2.13 Doomsday )
All this time, Galaxy Quest
had been playing in another room, which is a pity, because once the Doctor Who
stuff was over and I went to join innerbrat
in the screening, I realised what bloody good fun it was to watch at an actual con
. But then again I have
seen it multiple times before, and those live Doctor Who commentaries really were great, so I think I made the right choice.
After the film had finished, we went for food at a seriously good pizza / pasta place just down the road. It was nominally just a take-away / sit-in at fixed tables place, but the quality of the food was way better than you'd normally expect for a place like that, and along with the cute student room I was staying in and the well-appointed Co-op just below it, this was one of a number of things that really made me fall for the area where we were staying. Like, on one level, it was just edge-of-city-centre ring-roadish urban redevelopment, with a lot of medium-rise new-builds, but on another it did actually feel somehow quite modern and dynamic and nice to be in. In fact, hell, let's have a picture of it which fails to do justice to the intensity of the sunset on the Friday evening:( 22. Blood of the Tribades (2016), dir. Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein )Click here if you would like view this entry in light text on a dark background.