Friday, January 16, 2009

More DoomWatch

(yes, it's been a week of solid work followed by an hour of telly and then bed)

So, I've been watching more DoomWatch - which is like The Avengers made by the Open University.

In The Red Sky the team stop a revolutionary new rocket engine when they discover that it is killing people who visit a lighthouse because of the building's unique wind contouring. Did you read that? Yes - "unique". So perhaps they just need to close the lighthouse?

Then, in Train and De-Train, we meet a man who is being slowly sacked from his job - first he loses his desk, then his parking space, then his phone. They're hoping he'll get the hint. It's brilliant. Only it's not actually about that so much as industrial blackmail, pesticide, and more whisky in the workplace. At the end of the episode we never really know why poor Professor Ellis committed suicide or whether or not the new pesticide will destroy the world. But we do know an awful lot about agrochemicals sales ledgers. Oh my.

3 comments:

Gary said...

Train and De-train: sounds fantastic. One could transcribe the script, re-format it as a theatre play, send it out into the world - and one would become famous.

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