This month we got a chance to speak with Dave Lally,
an infamous name in UK SF fandom.
His profile [care of Terry Quinn] reads
Can talk hind legs off a donkey. Will freely admit to this.
Dave is now acting as an agent for 3 Cons, 2 of them outside the UK.
MeCon Delta [ie the 4th MeCon] is due for the second weekend in March,
2001. There have been discussions about getting back previous guests;
Dave remarked that he once appeared in a Christopher Lee film called
The Face of Fu Manchu.
Dave was an extra, and can be seen lying face-down in a village that got
On a similar note, it has been said that
Iain M. Banks
was an extra in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Apparently he appears in the crowd scene near the end, when King Arthur masses
an army to defeat the French.
I'm the tall one in the middle, Banks allegedly said.
Dave mentioned the
module for The Prisoner which he was asked to play-test.
There were problems with it insofar as the module breached several copyrights.
Dave's opinion on the module: It's all right, but it's very American-orientated.
What was the last good book you read?
I don't read books, I watch TV and movies.
What was the last good movie you saw?
. It was very enjoyable. It evoked a wonderful paranoia,
and plays on the audience's inherent fear of the dark.
[Terry Quinn stated It was poorly paced - tense all the way through.]
Who's your top SF babe?
The one from Labyrinth -
! Oh, have you heard about
Peter Woodward [
Babylon 5: Crusade
] was also due in town, but unfortunately didn't make it. :(