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Hello Doctor

Hello Doctor

Finally, after eight excruciating months of waiting, the time has finally come. In a few minutes the world will meet the twelfth (thirteenth? (fourteenth??)) Doctor, this time played by Peter Capaldi.

Doctor Who Anniversary
Still from The Day of the Doctor

It’s amazing how the Doctor managed to infiltrate our lives since the show was revived almost a decade ago. He is fast becoming an almost mythical character. Possibly it’s the novelty of a character that constantly changes his face while remaining the same person, the paragon of re-invention. Perhaps it’s the way Doctor Who exploits that most remarkable ability of Science Fiction to use the fantastical to show us our everyday selves in a new light. Maybe it’s just that it’s so incredibly fun, taking geekdom mainstream like Star Trek and Middle Earth has never been able to do.

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On the series finale OR the nine-year April Fool’s joke that got us all

If you have no clue what the title of this post refers to, you’re probably one of those weird people who don’t watch television.  The rest of you will probably all have experience the emotional roller-coaster that was the final episode of How I Met Your Mother.

Spoiler Alert!  Do not read on if you haven’t yet seen the series finale, unless you don’t really care, in which case, why are you still reading? Continue reading “On the series finale OR the nine-year April Fool’s joke that got us all”

On The Doctor (a.k.a. me)

On The Doctor (a.k.a. me)

As I told you last week, I’m the Doctor.  Now it turns out that I’m the tenth Doctor, specifically.  How do I know?  I took this quiz and it told me.

I’m quite pleased with the result, as I really like David Tennant’s rendition of the Doctor (and he’s the wife’s favourite Doctor), and I really don’t know any of the Doctors 1 through 7, so I’m glad it’s not one of them (I saw too little of Eight to really get to know him – a common complaint among many fans).

Then I read this analysis of Ten.  First I was like, uhm, okay, but then I realised it’s actually  rather spot-on in certain regards.

Why don’t you also go do the quiz?  Then come back and let me know in the comments which Doctor you are.

P.S.  Damn!  I just realise I had bought the wrong sonic.  I wonder what Eleven’s profile says…

P.P.S.  Enjoy tomorrow’s Anniversary Special.  It’s going to be legen…wait for it…dary!

P.P.P.S.  Just to be fair, here’s Nine’s profile as well.  He was my first Doctor, after all.

There’s something I need to tell you

There’s something I need to tell you

Friends, readers, random spambots crawling this blog, there’s something I need to tell you.

First, I’m a bit disappointed in you all.  Here I say I have a very important announcement coming up and out of all 164 followers (of which, admittedly, more than a few don’t really exist) only Bumblepuppies cared to take a guess.  Well, I can assure you my wife isn’t pregnant, and neither am I (though that would have been something, wouldn’t it?), but thanks for playing along.

My announcement is bigger than this.  Actually, I’m not sure I should reveal this.  The implications could potentially reverberate across all of space and time.  Oh, well.  Let me just tell you and what will be, will be.  Here goes.

I’m the Doctor. Don’t believe me? Read on

On sitcoms and knowing when to stop…

…because let’s face it, some sitcoms seem to go on forever.  I once heard someone remark that Friends should have ended the second time Ross and Rachel broke up, yet we were subjected to several more seasons before those two finally got together.

Two and a Half Men should have ended after season three, when Jake was still cute and Allan not yet quite so pathetic. Continue reading “On sitcoms and knowing when to stop…”