Tag Archives: Doctor Who

Pertwee Awesomeness

Jon Pertwee is still my favorite Doctor (although I love all of them for their varied strengths and flaws) and here are a few examples of his awesomeness.

First – he taught us that reversing the polarity will fix anything. ANYTHING.Pertwee_reversepolarity

Second – he taught us that it was all about the journey, not the destination.

Pertwee_straightlineAnd third – his Doctor didn’t take crap from anyone. No matter how well-armed. I think our newer Doctors need a bit more of this, if you ask me.

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WANT! Doctor Who Stamps

In England the Royal Mail has released a 50th anniversary set of Doctor Who stamps. Here they are:

 

First Doctor: William Hartnell

Second Doctor: Patrick Troughton

Third Doctor: John Pertwee

Fourth Doctor: Tom Baker

Fifth Doctor: Peter Davison

Sixth Doctor: Colin Baker (this is my favorite of the batch)

Seventh Doctor: Sylvester McCoy

Eighth Doctor: Paul McGann

Ninth Doctor: Chris Eccleston

Tenth Doctor: David Tennant

Eleventh Doctor: Matt Smith

Vislor Turlough is Fabulous!

Vislor Turlough is Fabulous

Vislor Turlough is Fabulous via Caitlin the Awesome

State of Entertainment

We’ve been rewatching “Babylon 5” for the past few weeks. It’s the first time we’ve watched it on our big screen, high-def television and even with its sometimes really low resolution (you can always tell when an effect shot is coming up) we can see things we’ve never noticed before. The attention to detail on that show was pretty amazing.

I’m reading a few different things. I’m finally making headway on Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. I struggled with it for a while because a) the protagonist was a whiny-baby who never ceased to complain about his lot in life and b) Verne gives several geology lessons in the book, especially in the beginning. But, that has passed. The main character has finally (somewhat) gotten into the spirit of the adventure and now we’re on to paleontology lessons, which I find more interesting.

I’m also reading I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich.com. Despite his non-sympathy with introverted people it’s a very good book. It’s even an interesting read. Financial books are normally very dry and dull but this one is not.

Last night we picked up a new “Doctor Who” story – The Face of Evil. it’s Leela’s first appearance and so far it’s very good. It really grabs your interest from the start and keeps moving right along.

New blog design

As any repeat visitor has no doubt noticed, I have installed a new theme for the blog. The developers of Graphene did a great job giving the user control over the look of the theme.

And no, this site is not going to become a ‘Doctor Who-only’ site, despite the fact that all of my headers feature at least one Doctor. I plan to create many more headers, I just started with Doctor Who and since there’s been 11 of those guys, well, it adds up.

Let me know what you think of the redesign!

Doctor Alignment

I’m not sure I agree with all of them, but some are spot on


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Found at The Doctor Who Tumblr

Aargh! and Yay!

Oh poop. I haven’t posted in over a week and I already missed a Friday’s links – on only the second week! *sigh* If only I didn’t have the day job. I might be able to keep up with my blogging about inane things like Hermione’s homelife and Doctor Who trivia.

Speaking of Doctor Who, my t-shirt finally shipped today! I never order t-shirts but when I saw this I just had to have it:

Doctor Woo T-shirt Design

Isn’t that totally awesome?

Does it always have to be so dramatic?

This is the synopsis of an upcoming Doctor Who episode called “A Good Man Goes to War.”

Amy Pond has been kidnapped and the Doctor is raising an army to rescue her as the drama continues. But as he and Rory race across galaxies, calling in long-held debts and solemnly given promises, his enemies are laying a carefully concealed trap. In her cell in Stormcage, River Song sadly acknowledges that the time has come at last – today will mark the Battle of Demons Run and the Doctor’s darkest hour. Both sides will make their sacrifices and River Song must finally reveal her most closely guarded secret to the Doctor.

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I love Doctor Who but, quite frankly, I’m becoming a bit weary of the new series. I used to think it was just my intense dislike of Amy Pond (which hasn’t improved with the few episodes I’ve seen of her second season) but now I think I’m just getting really tired of the end of the world happening every freaking season.

The Girl in the FireplaceThis started back with Tennant’s last season. The entire planet Earth was moved to a different region of space. Then, Matt Smith’s first season ended with all of reality being completely rebooted. Now, there’s this Silence thing going on and we’re about to see the ‘Doctor’s darkest hour.’  How are they going to end this season? They’ve already rebooted the freaking universe. How do you top that?

It would be nice if the show runners could just back off a bit and let the Doctor have more adventures that don’t have the fate of the universe, the time lord race, the Dalek race, the human race or all of reality hanging in the balance. A few more “Girl in the Fireplace” or “The Unquiet Dead” episodes would be nice. And could we have a season-long story arc that doesn’t lead to utter destruction?

Oh, and while we’re at it, could we have a new companion that isn’t the most important person in the universe? God, that’s getting old, especially when the most important person in the universe is a narcissistic bitch in a micro-skirt.

Just the beginning…

I just found out that my ‘Does it All Come Down to Peter?’ post is a reference on the Doctor Who Wiki, ‘Tardis Index File.’

I know, it doesn’t really mean anything, but I feel all way famous now. 🙂