lockdown Archives

Cycling Into London As Comic Shops Open For The First Time This Year
I cycled into London today, as lockdown rules changed, allowing the opening of non-essential retail stores in England Which included comic book shops So I grabbed a Boris bike in Putney and went in What started out with snow and sleet turned into glorious sunshine Soho itself had pavements thronged with restaurants and vars spilling[...]
English Comic Shops Open Up Tomorrow - After Three Months
As a result, in England, they have all been closed to the public for over three months, since the 28th of December 2020, and more as part of the current lockdown rules Tomorrow, the British government has stated that non-essential outlets in England can reopen in a measured factor And that included comic book shops[...]
Staged Series 2 Ep 6: Gentle Jim Parsons, Weirdly Sinister Josh Gad
He has Michael in the palm of his hand as he draws Michael's innermost feelings and rage towards David for his endless whining while everyone is losing it under lockdown Because, wow, Michael launches into an epic rant of Oscar-winning proportions as he lets it all out, his exasperation at David's petty whinging, his own[...]
Staged Series 2 Ep 5: Tennant and Sheen’s Hell is Other Actors
Lockdown does this to people David Tennant is lying on his couch and boring the crap out of Michael Sheen in an unofficial therapy season These two are the last guys who should ever act as therapists for each other We get to see why before the opening credits are even over "At least they[...]
Staged Series 2 Ep. 3: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Torture Tennant!
David and Michael, as insecure actors going nuts under lockdown, just can't help but pick at every single scab on themselves and each other, and anyone unfortunate enough to wander into their path What Staged has done is discovered the killer app to filming a scripted show on zoom – show people being miserable and[...]
Staged 2 Episode 2: Now the Story - and Comedy - Truly Begins
Lockdown is driving them crazy, and things are just going to get worse And when things get worse, the comedy just gets funnier This is a show that knows that the best comedy comes from people at their worse, and it gleefully portrays actors as insecure, needy, destructive, passive-aggressive, aggressive-aggressive crazy people, and in the[...]
Locked Down is a Shaggy Dog Screwball Comedy for the Lockdown
Locked Down is another unexpected production that came out of the lockdown of 2020 Written, financed, and shot within 4 months, it's another British approach to lockdown stories for film and television Unlike the reactionary and exploitation thriller tropes of the Michael Bay production Songbird, it's a more sedate affair offering a picture of London[...]
Scotland Comic Shops In Full Lockdown - No Curbside/Click And Collect
It's up to you whether you'd like them delivered or keep them in the shop until it is safe to have people pop up again. A1 Toys of Glasgow posted Due to the lockdown we only have a few staff not on furlough and these guys are working away to ensure that our Mail Order Service is[...]
Staged Returns to a Different World, a Different Mood
Staged is arguably the most successful lockdown TV series It was conceived, shot, and broadcast during the lockdown It was so popular that a second series was almost immediately greenlit That was written and shot when lockdown in the UK was eased, then ironically premiered on the eve when a second lockdown was declared because[...]
British Comic Shops - Locked Down Until March?
This week, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland entered its third national lockdown, with slightly different variations in the separate countries Some areas were already in lockdown, but now it's everywhere All non-essential shops are closed, and no, comic stores are not considered essential Some can run click-and-collect services and curbside pick-ups,[...]
Staged Returns to a Different World, a Different Mood
Staged is probably the most successful TV show to be based in the lockdown, written, shot, and broadcast very quickly during the first lockdown in the UK during the spring So successful that the BBC commissioned a second series, and that just premiered in the UK tonight And it hasn't missed a beat. Still from "Staged[...]
When You Are Comic Shop In Tier 4 Lockdown
London and the South East of England have gone into Tier 4 lockdown Here are how several comic book stores have stated they will be dealing with the current situation. Forbidden Planet stores in Tier Four – London and Croydon – are closed yet again, but they are, again, offering a Call And Collect service. Please call the[...]
No Wonder Woman 1984 For London
At the time, I didn't realise that this experience would be denied all other Londoners when the movie is released tomorrow, and London goes into Tier 3 lockdown until the end of the year. Credit: me HBOMax is not available in the UK, so this was the way Brits will get to see the film – two[...]
Doctor Who Theme Composers to Turn Internet into Musical Instrument
They have influenced everyone from Paul McCartney to Pink Floyd to Aphex Twin to Orbital. Beyond "Doctor Who": Making Music in Lockdown The composers took inspiration from the Zoom calls they made during the pandemic, using the natural lag of online calls to make "a loop of music". "The sound gets sent to someone and they add to[...]