Last night I watched the first story of the second series of Wizards vs Aliens. Which was full of The Bill regulars. Well, by full I mean three. But one of them is a regular in Wizards vs Aliens (Michael Higgs who played Eddie Santini and has now gone quite grey). But this time there was also Jaye Griffiths (DI Sally Johnson) and Cyril Nri (Supt Adam Okaru).
Aside from the beginning, which was telling people who hadn't seen series 1 of the plot, and towards the end where I needed a sick bucket and didn't defeat the aliens at all (except for the aliens also needing a sick bucket), I liked it. I am very tempted to buy series 1 on DVD, not least because it is only £8. I don't like expensive DVDs.
There were two bits that really bugged me about it, though. At one point Michael talks about a "wrench in the works" which is nicely alliterative, but the phrase is "spanner in the works". And then later he talks about a crowbar or tyre iron. I've yet to work out what a tyre iron is (I thought it was a car jack, but apparently not). If I don't know what it is, then how are the kids it's aimed at supposed to know? And I only learnt what a wrench was in the past year or so - they always used to go on about Sgt Siler and his wrench at Stargate conventions and I just assumed it was a particularly big spanner.
Mirrored from my blog.