It does sound like the name of a band, doesn’t it? Word is that Doctor Who alumni Sylvester McCoy is going to play a part for the upcoming prequel The Hobbit. No, he will not be playing Gandalf, as that part is completely owned by Ian McKellen, but it is possible he could play the part of another wizard, possibly even an important one. Meanwhile an engineering team at Bristol University are trying to build a working Sonic Screwdriver and having some success. It actually will do things like unscrew the screws and unlock the locks, and I think my collection needs one. However, I know I need to avoid the EX-TER-MI-CAKE accurate Dalek replication made out of cherry chocolate and weighing in at 20 kilos.