Horizons: Pirates and SciFi

May 1st, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

This week’s Horizons may be a bit weird. I must confess, I became a big Doctor Who fan (thanks to Majus)…

Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The programme depicts the adventures of a mysterious and eccentric timelord known as the Doctor who travels through time and space in his time machine, the TARDIS (an acronym for Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space), which normally appears from the exterior to be a blue 1950s British police box. With his companions, he explores time and space, faces a variety of foes and saves civilizations, helping people and righting wrongs.

Having that in mind, next week’s episode of Doctor Who will feature Pirates! Not the usual SciFi Pirates aka Space Corsairs or…whatever… but actual 1700s buccaneers faced with future technology.

You can check out the trailer for the pirates episode here. It doesn’t feature spoilers, in case you’re a fan of the show.

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Sea For Two – Episode 2

March 18th, 2011 by | 7 comments

I would like to “thank” everybody who chose the toilet-answer… yup… you guys reaaally thought that one through. I will send you my doctor’s bill soon. In the meantime, enjoy episode 2!

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Horizons: Fashion in 1700

February 26th, 2011 by | No comments

Now why would we choose such a topic for “Horizons”?

No reason! Shut up and read!

Fashion in the period 1700–1750 in European and European-influenced countries is characterized by a widening silhouette for both men and women following the tall, narrow look of the 1680s and 90s. Wigs remained essential for men of substance, and were often white; natural hair was powdered to achieve the fashionable look.

Distinction was made in this period between full dress worn at Court and for formal occasions, and undress or everyday, daytime clothes. As the decades progressed, fewer and fewer occasions called for full dress which had all but disappeared by the end of the century.

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