If anyone else is in the mood to acknowledge this, please go ahead. But seeing as I glanced over his comment after coming back from two hours of lawn mowing and saw that his modus operandi was pedantic responses (who'd have thought it) I should respond to this:
Cynical? I'd say stupid, and a bit bitter, for some reason. What have I ever done to you, bar make a CD series which you weren't forced to buy, though somehow you seem to have bought and listened to every release, including the short play on the “The Actor Speaks: Paul Darrow” CD, despite having hated the first one so much that you feel compelled to deliver a two thousand, four hundred and twenty-two word rant on the subject?
1. I don't hate Kaldor City. Not everything's black and white. If I had actually written my reviews of Death's Head (from memory I think that's the title - Chris Boucher's one anyway) and Storm Warning you'd see that I hold at least two epiosdes of the series in quite high regard.
2. It's not a rant. If this should qualify, everything you have ever written in your life, including the play's themselves should be considered a rant.
3. I haven't bought nor listened to every release. (The one you specifically mentioned, in fact. Funny that)
4. As an extension to point one I have actually thought that Kaldor City could make a brilliant free-forming CRPG with the right developer and had actually wrote some stuff for a hypothetical seventh story.
If you're still here, Alan, respond to these points before replying under my name whilst copying-and-pasting 'Nope.:)' to simulate a conversation.
Anyway, how awesome is it that The Rani is finally coming back? What, haven't heard of that one? Hah, beat you in the spoiler stakes for once. For on Rani Chandra's wikipedia page there's the quote from Russell T. Davies saying she's "not the Rani". As we all know, the opposite of what RTD is almost always the truth, and why would he want to point out something so clearly apparent?
Rani v Brigadier v Sontarans. v Ice Warriors. It HAS to be.
Also, congrats to BBC Worldwide for making a DVD commentary so boring that even I can't bear to listen to it - Destiny of the Daleks with Lalla Ward, David Gooderson, and Ken Grieves. Grieves is a former cameraman, so his favourite topic is how much of a bastard it was to do ANYTHING in an old studio, and won't stop talking about it. Surely after 15 minutes straight he must have considered it would be in danger of getting old?
In an unrelated note to anything else, I today I feel a great surge of respect for RTD's ability to take constructive criticism and am in the mood to pirate some Faction Paradox audios.
EDIT: Sorry, that should be 'Alan Stevens is NOT on my blog'. 'Who's Gan'? For Christ's sake...