The Dalekboy welcomes you!

G’day, I’m Danny Oz [1], and I’ve been a science fiction fan since I was a small child. In fact, I’m still a small child, only I’m 46 now.  I’m one of the people who started Melbourne’s annual science fiction convention, Continuum.

I’ve also received Ditmar and ASFMA awards for various things, as well as a couple of Gold Plated Caterpillars (for being a ratbag), The Silver Swan, and most recently the A. Bertram Chandler Award.  It’s genuinely humbling, and confusing, that people thought I was worthy of those last two.

Below the cut is links to topics I’ve written about that you might wish to check out.  I write a lot about my first love, Doctor Who, but there is other stuff as well, usually related to science fiction and horror. To see other stuff I’ve written about you can go to my infrequently updated Livejournal, or follow me on Twitter.

Links to topics and categories below the cut. 

Most of the Categories are pretty broad and self explanatory.

The Introductions category is used for things that are a primers to films, TV shows, books, characters, monsters, and assorted other things.

Resources includes advice and links.

Recommendations is pretty self explanatory.  As is Personal Experiences.

Cosmic Horror is the tag for my small reviews of films with Cosmic Horror/Lovecraftian themes.  The master list of what I’ve watched is here.

Doctor Who – Most of my posts on the original series are under Classic Who, while New Doctor Who is here, and things relating to the subject as a whole are under Doctor Who.

The BBC Project refers to an attempt in 2002-2003 by BBC Wales Research and Development to create an animated series of Doctor Who using the talents of the members of Who3D.  First post is here, the rest are under the BBC Project tag.

Most people seem to find this site because I posed naked with a Dalek, à la Katy Manning. If you’re here for that, the post which is Not Safe For Work, is here.

Ratings –

1-5/10– Probably not worth the time, unless you’re watching/reading/listening for something specific.
6/10 – Average. That doesn’t mean it’s bad, it certainly has some redeeming features, but no need to go out of your way to see it. It’s ok.
7/10 – Above average. Not perfect but certainly worth a watch.
8/10– Good. Any flaws don’t really distract from the story being told. Well worth your time.
9/10– Excellent. Story and character working together to tell an interesting or clever tale. If it’s your sort of thing, check it out.
10/10–To me this is story is a must. Watch or listen to it without interruptions or distractions. Immerse yourself in the tale and be sure that any imperfections are more than made up for by the rest of what it’s doing.

1. Way back in the deep darks mists of Melbourne science fiction fandom in the 1980s and 90s, my name was Danny Heap.

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