October 1st, 2012 at 9:00 PM ^

It has been too long since I've seen that film.  

Also there was that playstation commercial this year for the 2012 MLB The Show game that showed what would happen if that came true.  I hope some day that I live through this IRL.


Sorry I haven't quite figured out how to embed videos yet.


October 1st, 2012 at 10:08 PM ^

I hear people rave about Dr. Who, and I see how gaga people go over it, so I've tried to watch a few episodes. Can someone please explain the appeal? Whatever it is, it's completely lost on me.


October 2nd, 2012 at 7:49 AM ^

But it is for people who like quick, semi-manic British humor centered around some standard sci-fi adventures and some above standard sci-fi adventures.  The characters are well written and it can be kooky or poignent from one moment to the next.  

And watch the new Who (2005), the old has not aged well if you're not looking through nostalgia glasses.  If you're having a hard time getting into it, give the 11th Doctor's first episode a short (The 11th Hour in Series 5), or you can try some of the classics like Blink, The Girl in the Fireplace, or Silence in the Library.

A note on premise: The Doctor is an near ageless dude who has multiple incarnations.  Every time he dies, he reincarnates as a "new" Doctor.  We're currently on the 11th.  He flies through time with a couple human hanger-ons, generally sight seeing and adventuring, but always ends up having to fix something wherever he lands.

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October 2nd, 2012 at 10:53 AM ^

and it's a total nit, but it's Doctor Who, not Dr. Who.  Never abbreviated.  It's just a thing.  I recommend going back to the beginning of the new series with Series 1 and Chris Eccleston as the short-lived 9th Doctor.  The Empty Child was a really good episode. 

Blink from Series 3 with the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) was really good and scary.   

A lot of the series can have some pretty corny British humor, but as someone else stated, the characters and relationships are developed pretty well over the course of years.  If you're not into sci-fi and British shows, probably not the one for you. 

Sidenote: Saw the special Doctor Who in America, but not the fall finale, so this was a TOTAL spoiler!  ;)

Sadly, I was probably in NYC for work around the time they filmed.  Had I but known...