Monday, 22 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-8-2016

You know … 

I’m something of a Dr Who fan: and have been for most of my life.

Like many others, I’m aware that, during the 1960s, and early 70s, the BBC would junk episodes: mostly so they could re-use the (then) expensive video tape the episodes were on, but also to create space in the archives.

One of the noticeably missing stories?   Has been The Power of the Daleks.   The story’s important, in part, because it’s a missing Dalek story.   But also because it’s Patrick Troughton’s first full story as the Second Doctor.

It’s been missing for decades: and no-one knows when it’ll be found.

You might ALSO be aware that the BBC’s found SOME episodes of missing stories — The Invasion springs to mind — and released them: replacing the missing instalments with animated versions.

Something’s happened.   Someone has leaked what looks like a clip of The Power of the Daleks: made by the same animation firm that’s animated other missing parts.

This piece … 

It looks incredibly well made, if it’s not official.

If it IS … ?   If it is a leaked official piece?   I’d be seriously interested in seeing the completed release.

Troughton’s first story is key to the show’s history … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, Angel† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three scoring five out of five.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) Saint Columba is said to have spotted the Loch Ness Monster: on 22nd August of which year?
Q2) Twelve nations signed the First Geneva Convention: on 22nd August.   The 22nd August of which year?
Q3) The world’s only successful slave revolt started: on 22nd August, 1791.   In what’s now which country?
Q4) With four days to go, 22nd August, 1972, saw which (then) country kicked out of the 1972 Summer Olympics?
Q5) Finally … Jacob Barsimson arrived in New Amsterdam: on 22nd August, 1654.   He was the first known person of which background, to arrive in what’s now the USA: Chinese, Jewish or Middle Eastern?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st August, 1937, was the last day of the Universal Congress of Universal Documentation.   The Congress’s main resolution was that information should be made universally available, on what: microfilm, the ’net or stone tablets?
A1) Microfilm.
Q2) Hawaii was named as the 50th state of the USA: on 21st August, 19596.   What’s the capital of Hawaii?
A2) Honolulu.
Q3) The August Coup collapsed: on 21st August, 1991.   The Coup was aimed at toppling the government of the USSR.   The government led by whom?
Q4) During the Jacobite Rebellion, 21st August, 1689, was the date of the Battle of Dunkeld.   The Battle took place in which country of the UK?
A4) Scotland.
Q5) Finally … 21st August, 1952, saw the birth of singer, songwriter and guitarist, Joe Strummer.   With which punk band did he first come to prominence?
A5) The Clash.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I consider Bond girls to be those ladies who took one look at Bond and fell on their backs. Whereas Pussy Galore was quite a character.”
Honor Blackman, born 22nd August, 1925.
And this tune … 

Have a good day!

*        Vive la difference, indeed, Olga!   (I’ve GOT to admit, I’ve always like the sound os the various forms of Spanish: strange as that sounds.   It’s got a music too it!)

†        Ah-HA!   You’re a baseball fan, Angel: got to admit, it’s never been big in the UK: the big audiences have always gone to football.   Speaking personally?   I was glued to Robot Wars, last night: BIT of a crazy set of heats, last night!

‡        Oh, hang on, Debbi, Cool of Cthulhu … ?   There’s a pun that could go ANYWHERE! :D   At ANY rate?   I’ve had Lovercraft’s collected worked lurking around my shelves for a while: and still have the role-playing game, somewhere … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 565
Q2) 1864
Q3) Haiti
Q4) Rhodesia
Q5) Jewish

When I was i Barcelona I went to a presentation of a book by a Spanish author who loves Lovecraft and has written a number of stories around his worlds too. I must find the time to read it... (He did the presentation at a great bookshop of fantasy, horror and sci-fi books, magazines and collectibles. Quite an interesting collection of Doctor Who memorabilia. I was telling my mother about it and a girl got talking to us. A true fan!

Debbi said...

Cool of Cthulhu could be a great send-up! :)

1. 565
2. 1864
3. Haiti
4. Rhodesia
5. Jewish

Yeah, Pussy Galore didn't just fall on her back. She had to be essentially raped by Bond! That'll turn a girl every time! :)

Now, the Countess Teresa, played by Diana Rigg! THAT was a Bond girl to beat them all. Except maybe Vesper. :)