Sunday, 2 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 2-11-2014

You know, as I get older, the harder I get to impress.

Or maybe I don’t.

At any rate something my long term readers will realise is that I’m a Dr Who fan.

And one who’s very impressed with Peter Capaldi’s first season, thus far.

Last night’s big reveal — both of the Cybermen, tucked away in an alternative dimension connected to the doors of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, AND of Missy’s identity — was one hell of a big reveal.

A VERY big reveal.

Something else has just occurred to me.

I’m not sure if Danny will survive being in the Nethersphere: last night’s episode doesn’t tell us if he presses that big red button, or not.

But one basic idea of Dark Water/Death In Heaven seems to be this: that Clara wants to enter the underworld, itself, to rescue her beloved.

I’m no expert — I’m a long WAY from being an expect — but I know some Greek myth.

And can spot a version of the tale of Orpheus, even from here.

I’m wondering … In Dr Who’s update of the tale, what’ll happen when Clara turns around … ?


But let’s move on to today’s Teaser, shall we?   That IS the title, after all.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring four out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 2nd November, 2000, saw the first crew of what, arrive at their new home: the Halley Research Station in Antarctica, the International Space Station or CERN?
Q2) 2nd November, 1982, saw the launch of which British TV channel?
Q3) 2nd November, 1889, saw North Dakota admitted to the United States of America.   What’s the capital city of North Dakota?
Q4) North Dakota was admitted to the Union on the same day as South Dakota.   What’s South Dakota’s largest city by population?
Q5) Finally … 2nd November, 1917, was the date of the Balfour Declaration: which promised a Jewish homeland in Palestine.   Which British Foreign Secretary made this declaration?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st November, 1963, saw the opening of the Arecibo Observatory: in Puerto Rico.   At the time, it contained the world’s largest example of what: supercomputer, radio telescope or clock?
Q2) 1st November, 1604, saw the debut of Othello.   Who played Othello, in the 1995, Kenneth Branagh directed version?
Q3) Seven years later, 1st November, 1611, saw the first performance of which stormy Shakespeare piece?
Q4) 1st November, 1570, was the date of the All Saints Flood: which devastated the coast of which European country?
A4) The Netherlands.
Q5) Finally … 1st November, 1894, saw Thomas Edison film sharpshooter, Phoebe Ann Mosey, demonstrating her skills.   How is Phoebe better remembered?
A5) Annie Oakley.    (The producers of Deadwood refused to have a character based on her.   She was too polite.)
I’ll leave you with this song† … 

And this thought …
“I am not fit for this office and should never have been here.”

President Warren G. Harding, November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923.
Have a good day … 

*        My pleasure, Debbi.   (Oh, enjoy the episode: the big reveal IS a big reveal!)

†        It’s not often you get a Canadian country singer doing an original disco tune.   The ever versatile Ms Lang is the only one who could.   I also think Ms Chatelaine is one of the love songs.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I will check that out, after I answer the teaser questions!

1. the International Space Station
2. Channel 4
3. Bismarck
4. Sioux Falls
5. Arthur James Balfour