Well, to be fair I did have a couple of gadgets he probably didn't, like a teaspoon and an open mind.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Quote of the Week LVII.

Most people have a full measure of life... and most people just watch it slowly drip away. But if you can summon it all up... at one time... in one place... you can accomplish something... glorious. ~ Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Quote of the Week LVI.

most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them - Henry David Thoreau

Friday, 25 November 2011

Doctor Who Test

Who’s your Doctor?
The Fourth Doctor followed closely by the Eleventh
Favourite episode?
Tough choice either City of Death or The Doctor's Wife
Favourite series?
Series 18 and series 32
Who’s your beloved companion?
Romana II & River Song
Who is your Least Favourite Companion?
Adric, followed by Martha Jones
Favourite alien life form?
Time Lord!
Blonde, brunette, or ginger?
Doesn't matter
Bow ties, fezzes, scarves, or stetsons?
Favourite Doctor Who writer?
Steven Moffat & Neil Gaiman
Favourite sonic screwdriver moment?
Ooh Doctor! you soniced her.
Which Tardis interior would you choose?
Probably the current one, but Eight's was very steampunk and lovely
Idris or TARDIS?
Scariest episode?
Genesis of the Daleks
Favourite Christopher Eccleston Moments?
The Doctor says No! to the Daleks in Bad Wolf.
Dancing with Rose in the Tardis at the end of The Doctor Dances.
Favourite David Tennant moments?
When he talks to Donna through the glass!
When he becomes the Time Lord Victorious.
Favourite Matt Smith moments?
His flirting with River Song, 
His anger in The Beast Below.
His speech to young Amy in The Big Bang.
His sheer magnificence in A Good Man Goes to War!
Favourite Doctor Who quote?
"Homo sapiens. What an inventive, invincible species. It's only a few million years since they crawled up out of the mud and learned to walk. Puny, defenceless bipeds. They've survived flood, famine and plague. They've survived cosmic wars and holocausts. And now, here they are, out among the stars, waiting to begin a new life. Ready to outsit eternity. They're indomitable. Indomitable."
"Our lives are important — at least to us — and as we see, so we learn... Our destiny is in the stars, so let's go and search for it".
"Well I did have a couple of things he didn't, like a teaspoon and an open mind"
"What's the point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes?"
"Grace, I came back to life before your eyes. I held back death. Look, I can't make your dream come true forever, but I can make it come true today".
 "I love humans. Always seeing patterns in things that aren't there".
That's right. I sang a song and the Daleks ran away
 Sweet, maybe... Passionate, I suppose... But don't ever mistake that for nice.
D’you know, in 900 years of time and space I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important before”
"I'm your new undercover agent on loan from Scotland Yard. Codename: The Doctor. These are my top operatives, The Legs, The Nose, and Mrs. Robinson".
"Good men don't need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many".
If you woke up next to any Doctor Who character in bed, who would it be?
Silly question.......River Song!
Who do you ship?
Don't really do the whole shipping thing, but I suppose it would have to be the Doctor/Romana and the Doctor/River
Green or blue sonic?
Amy and Rory or Amy and the Doctor?
Amy and Rory
Your reaction if you heard “EXTERMINATE”?
Favourite villain?
The Master
Favourite episode with River?
Hard to choose, but probably Let's Kill Hitler!
Who is your Ideal choice for the Twelfth Doctor?
Either James Callis or Chiwetel Ejiofor 
Vincent Van Gogh or Shakespeare?
Which character would be your Halloween costume?
The Eighth Doctor, I love Edwardian clothing

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Star Wars Engagement Photos

Star Wars Engagement Photos: When a couple takes a big step like marriage, they want to document every moment of their commitment to one another. Engagement photos showcase happy couples romantically walking hand in hand in a serene forest, kissing in a meadow, looking longingly into each others’ eyes, etc.
But when a couple loves Star Wars as much as [...]

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

David Yates Can Sod Off!

The last two series have been my favourite series of Doctor Who since early Tom Baker. The Moffat era I feel has been wonderful, the show is going from strength to strength in my eyes, but even if I hadn't enjoyed it as much as I do I still wouldn't want this bastardisation of a movie version that's proposed by Harry Potter director David Yates and BBC Worldwide's Jane Tranter to go ahead.

David Yates wants to throw out almost fifty years of established continuity to 'start from scratch', so he can essentially make a non-canon version that will have nothing to do with legitimate Doctor Who.

Even the non-canon Big Finish audios and the novels have tried to follow the continuity of the TV show.

If the man who walks out of the Tardis in any proposed David Yates "Doctor Who" movie calls himself the Doctor but isn't the same character who has been through eleven incarnations from William Hartnell to Matt Smith, then he isn't the Doctor at all, but a cheap Hollywood knock off!

If Hollywood wants a time travel story with a phone box how about they contact Keanu and see if he wants to do another bill & Ted movie! 

I think I'll pass on David Yates' piss take.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Quote of the Week LV.

A man cannot be measured by the colour of his skin, or by his speech, or by his clothes and jewels, but only by his heart. ~ Sinuhe the Egyptian

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Moffat’s Dark Nights

Moffat’s Dark Nights:
We’ve been browsing the brand new Doctor Who: The Brilliant Book 2012 and read with interest some words from Steven “The Grand Moff” Moffat.

While avoiding releasing anything too revealing – after all, this book will be a Christmas present for thousands – Moffat confirms that Rory and Amy won’t be in this year’s Christmas Special but they will return next season!

However Moffat isn’t as forthcoming about a return for River Song:

“That’s dependent on Alex Kingston.”

Moffat also offered up a personal explanation as to why the show, in all likelihood, won’t return to our screens until the Autumn of 2012:

“The truth behind the delay next year is: why are we killing ourselves and risking compromising the show, in order to go out in the middle of summer? I’m sick of it. I’m sick of standing in the blazing sunshine, with a barbecue fork in my hand, knowing that Doctor Who is coming on any minute.”

He also goes on to apparently confirm the switch to Autumn with:

“Six o’clock on a sunny Saturday is the middle of the afternoon, whereas six o’clock on a winter or autumn Saturday is dark and exciting.”

It makes sense, doesn’t it? If nothing else, it certainly vindicates the opinions of many long-term fans of Doctor Who, including Kasterborous editor Christian Cawley.

Moffat also offers up some more superlatives to describe the plans for the 50th Anniversary which seem to confirm all your wishes at once:

“Epic, huge, massive, indulgent… all your treats at once”.

There you go.

If the any part of the Anniversary doesn’t include your longed for return of Alpha Centauri then please send your hate mail to Steven Moffat c/o… (Do not send your hate mail to Steven Moffat).

Moffat also adds:

“I guarantee you it’s going to be the best year ever to be a Doctor Who fan. We’re going to be in production for longer than ever, just to do everything that we intend to do”.

To read these and more exciting, encouraging words like these, order Doctor Who: The Brilliant Book 2012 for just £7.40 from Amazon – it’s out today!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Quote of the Week LIII.

Steve Jobs
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." ~ Steve Jobs

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Quote of the Week LII.

Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” ~ Dan Brown

Have I sunk so low that I am now using quotes from Dan Brown?

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Tick, Tock, goes the clock.....

Tick, tock, goes the clock and all the years they fly.
Tick, tock, and all too soon your love will surely die.

Tick, tock, goes the clock
He cradled and he rocked her
Tick, tock, goes the clock
Till River kills The Doctor.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Quote of the Week LI.

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. ~ Bruce Lee

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Monday, 12 September 2011

Barrowman Reiterates Return Wish

Barrowman Reiterates Return Wish:
Who would you like to see appear in Doctor Who’s fiftieth birthday bash in 2013?

Along the way, the Doctor has met some pretty interesting characters that could come back to either help or hinder him in his travels across the Universe.

One such character is Captain Jack Harkness, who is surely the twenty first century equivalent of the Brigadier, would be a welcome guest star to help out the Eleventh Doctor when the time comes.

Doctor Who fans last saw the good Captain in The End of Time, Part Two, when the Tenth Doctor set him up with Midshipman Frame as a goodbye present. Since then both the Doctor and the Captain have had more than enough fish to fry saving Earth and the Universe.

But as the time draws nearer and the Doctor is due to celebrate one of his biggest birthday’s ever, what can we expect? When the series was running during its 10th and 20th anniversaries we were treated to some very special stories. On its 30th and 40th we were not (oi, what about Scream of the Shalka?! – Ed)

But we’re going to have the show operating at maximum capacity during the big five-oh so it’s guaranteed that there will be something very special, something that actor John Barrowman wants to be a part of:

“It’s the 50th anniversary coming up of Doctor Who and Jack is an integral part to this story and, if I’m going to be a little self-absorbed, I would hope he would be involved, it would be a shame if he wasn’t.”

Our thoughts exactly!

Originally posted on Kasterborous

SFX's Doctor Who The God Complex Spoiler Free Preview

SFX's Doctor Who The God Complex Spoiler Free Preview:
1 This is a weird one and make no mistake. And we don’t just mean it’s surreal. It’s weirdly structured as well, with a weird tone. A meandering plot that reflects the subject matter. It’s certainly got an intriguing mystery at its heart
2 There are moments like the more extreme episodes of The Prisoner
3 The monster is magnificent…
4 …Although there is one dodgy creature costume as well – unless it was supposed to be dodgy?
5 It’s an in-joke and continuity reference-spotters paradise. One remark alluding to a notorious Tom Baker story will make long-term fans smirk
6 There is a very unexpected final scene. And it’s not a cliffhanger
7 Some of the direction is breathtaking, creating an unsettling and spooky atmosphere. Lots of dolly zooms (think Jaws) and a couple of The Shining moments, plus a great chase scene near the end
8 Not entirely convinced by the major guest star. He seems acting in a different show
9 Another character with companion potential appears
10 There’s a startling Star Trek moment
11 It starts with a voiceover
12 Although it’s pretty much standalone, there are consequences
13 Dwalls
14 Someone has a right hissy fit
15 Is there a Rubik’s cube agenda gong on?
16 The Doctor admits to a previously unrevealed cheesy talent
17 “You’re doing it in your pants”
18 Somebody is fired. First as a joke, then for real
19 Rory keeps getting shown the exit
20 HD viewers need not adjust their sets. It’s supposed to look like that occasionally…
21 It gets quite emotional, but more “Big Bang” emotional than “The Girl Who Waited” emotional
22 The Doctor and somebody unexpected have a Leonardo DiCaprio/Claire Danes moment

This post started on "Life, Doctor Who & Combom" at www.combom.co.uk

Monday, 5 September 2011

The Painting in the Doctor Who "The Girl Who Waited"

The Painting in the Doctor Who "The Girl Who Waited":
The two Amys get swords, and Rory gets . . . a painting. But what painting is this, exactly?

Submitted on Doctor Who Reddit by 108241.
This post started on "Life, Doctor Who & Combom" at www.combom.co.uk

Friday, 2 September 2011

Star Wars Blu-Ray Changes

Now anyone who know me knows that I'm a life long Star Wars fan, and needless to say I will be buying the nine disc Blu-Ray box set when it's released on 16th September, so I just want to address one aspect of fandom that is really pissing me off......the fans.

Now I don't mean the everyday fans who genuinely love the movies, or the casual fans who enjoy the movies, I mean the ones who claim to be fans but piss and moan every time a new release comes out, or if George Lucas decides to alter anything, then claim that George has 'raped their childhood'.

Here is some news for you......NOBODY is forcing you to buy the damned Blu-Rays, NOBODY is forcing you to watch the accursed movies. George Lucas is the creator of Star Wars and he is perfectly entitled to make as many changes as he sees fit, and let's be honest most people who watch the discs won't notice the difference anyway. If you don't like it don't watch.

The Blu-Ray release will be the official canon versions of the saga, but if you prefer, you can still watch the original non-canon versions on DVD, so you really have no need to complain.

To quote a certain actor who played a certain captain in another sci-fi franchise......'get a life!'

Quote of the Week L.

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty ~ US President James Madison

Steven Moffat interview on AOL

Steven Moffat interview on AOL: AOL did a fantastic and insightful interview with The Moff, which can be read here. In the interview, Moffat reveals some of the histories of his decisions...

I'm interested in the conception of the River Song story. In 'Silence in the Library,' did you already know she was going to be the daughter of a companion?

Oh no, no. I mean, it was one possible theory. Why is it somebody who's got such connections, who would that be? Is it just a future companion? What if it's somebody's got a lifelong commitment to the Doctor or his companion? So when I introduced Amy, I kept my options open [and used the name Pond]. I thought I was doing [the name thing] in plain sight and nobody [caught] it for a long while. But I didn't know at the time Karen was going to stay long enough for that story to come off. I didn't know if Alex would keep coming back.

Thanks to Combom & Planet Gallifrey

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Melody/River Screen Caps

I'm posting these for no other reason other than the fact that River Song is all kinds of awesome!

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Monday, 22 August 2011

William Shatner sings to George Lucas - My way

I'm pretty sure most of you will have seen this before, but I had to post it, just for the sheer hell of it.

Quote of the Week XLIX.

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm Happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right? ~ Snoopy

Torchwood Miracle Day 408 End of the Road UK/Australia Extended Trailer

Torchwood Miracle Day 408 End of the Road UK/Australia Extended Trailer:
This post started on "Life, Doctor Who & Combom" at www.combom.co.uk

Saturday, 20 August 2011

12 teasers for Let's Kill Hitler

12 teasers for Let's Kill Hitler: Thanks to Cameron at Blogtor Who, we have 12 non-spoilery teasers for Let's Kill Hitler!

  • The Doctor crops up in the most oddest of places.
  • Looks like the TARDIS gets some mail.
  • A 1982 Prince song almost hits The Doctor.
  • River Song and The Doctor's relationship is tied up in a bow.
  • Someone does an impersonation of The Terminator.
  • Rory is not gay whilst Hitler is definitely in the closet.
  • Is that a banana in your pocket?
  • The Vampires of Venice is mentioned at a crucial moment by The Doctor.
  • Other people know about The Doctor's death~day.
  • Hitler isn't the only person someone wants to kill.
  • A film referenced in The Impossible Astronaut is referenced again. Twice.
  • The words "the Silence" are visibly apparent.

Only Seven Days to Go

Posted by Picasa Seven days and counting until Let's Kill Hitler. Let the excitement continue!