WOW! Mine will be a little longer because I will need to dismiss the lock screen and enter my PIN, it’s going to be amazing when I get my SSD. The BIOS will be the only thing slowing it down!
16 days until Christmas…
In a completely irrelevant topic (other than the fact that’s it’s to do with Christmas), the TARDIS interior is getting a redesign in the Christmas episode. What?! How can they do that? They didn’t change it that long ago… well, it was April 2010 when they last changed it, but the last TARDIS design lasted for five years. Plus, the new design looks kind of dull:
I suppose that they want to remove everything relevant to the Pond era, but that’s a lot. Will we never see River again? Will the sonic screwdriver be re-designed? Will they change the Doctor Who logo? Will they give the eleventh Doctor a different outfit (actually, we already know that’s going to happen)? I can understand that they want to show that it’s a new era, but it’s not all changed like it did when the tenth doctor and his companions left – the eleventh doctor is the same as ever, though a little scarred by the death of the Ponds.
I guess we’ll just have to see how much the BBC have changed, and whether the new TARDIS interior is as dull as the first image shows…
30 days and counting until my computer becomes very fast…
A very brief post today, but one with a great announcement: the Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G are now available from amazon.co.uk! Previously available just in the US, they are part of the fourth generation (or late 2011) Kindle line-up, which consists of:
- Kindle (available in all countries that have Kindles)
- Kindle Touch (available in most countries)
- Kindle Touch 3G (available in some countries, offers free 3G connectivity for buying books)
- Kindle Fire (US only… at least for the time being)
The Kindle 3 line-up (from 2010) is still around, and is now called the Kindle Keyboard:
- Kindle Keyboard (now only available refurbished, some countries)
- Kindle Keyboard 3G (still sold in some countries)
So that’s the Kindle line-up. What I’m kind of annoyed about is that the Kindle Touch came out last year in the US, and only now in the UK. If I lived in the US, I would’ve got the Kindle Touch for Christmas. But I don’t, so I had to get the KK3G. Bit annoying.
Anyway, happy reading!
The Kindle, Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire
A short post this week, but one with very big Doctor Who news (that was in fact revealed on 21 March) – the new companion’s actress has been revealed. Not the name of the companion (at least not yet), but see the article below for more information…
And this one as well…
So, Jenna-Louise Coleman will be the new companion, replacing Amy and Rory Pond. Here’s a timeline:
- Autumn 2012 – Doctor Who Series 7 starts
- Autumn 2012 – Amy and Rory Pond leave the series
- Christmas 2012 – the companion arrives!
- Spring 2013 (Date TBC) - Series 7 part 2, or Series 8 (TBC)
That’s basically the known future of Doctor Who in a few sentences. So, what do you think about the new companion?
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone (actually, as I write this, it’s Christmas Day), I can’t believe how fast 2011 has gone. And I present to you today a review of the Doctor Who Series 7/2011 Christmas special.
I’ll start by saying Doctor Who certainly knows how to do Christmas specials. This is the seventh Christmas special (eighth if you include the 2010 New Year special), and each one has been amazing. My favourites are:
- The Voyage of the Damned (2007)
- The End of Time (2009)
- A Christmas Carol (2010)
You may notice that this year’s episode isn’t on that list. It isn’t that it’s a bad episode. Not at all. There isn’t a single episode by Steven Moffat that isn’t great. It’s just that, well, the plot is perhaps too simple. Last year’s was complicated, and sad, yet happy at some places. It had also got some amazing music. This year’s was kinda predictable, the music was good but not amazing, and not complicated.
Enough of the negatives. On to the positives – Amy and Rory are back! I probably should have put a spoiler alert before writing that. Ah, well. The only thing that’s sad about that is that you know those two are going to come to an unfortunate yet unknown end in the next series. And also that the Doctor left it two years before coming back to them.
Overall, a good, reasonable episode. Worth watching, but not my favourite episode by a long shot.
I hope you’ve all had a great Christmas (if you celebrate Christmas, if not than I hope you’ve had a great holiday). I’m now an owner of a Kindle, which I now think is this future of reading, though my family disagree. Have a great new year, and I hope 2012 is a good year for you all!
I don’t know if you’ve heard of the 1996 television movie simply titled “Doctor Who”. The basic facts are that it was a failed attempt at an American re-make of the BBC’s Doctor Who. People were glad when a series wasn’t made. Because, basically, the Doctor Who movie was disastrous.
A few weeks ago, it was on the news that a Doctor Who movie was being produced. David Yates, the director of some of the Harry Potter films, said that he is working on developing a feature film with the BBC. He said the film would take a fresh approach to the show, which first appeared on TV in 1963 and that it would take “two to three years to get it right” as the show needs “quite a radical transformation”. “Russell T Davies and then Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and start from scratch,” Yates said.
A lot of fans of Doctor Who were wondering what this meant. Would the film follow on from the fifty years of Doctor Who? Would there be a new Doctor? Would it be as bad as the last movie?
Thankfully, Steven Moffat said this:
So that’s cleared up. Phew. I know this post is a little different to what I’ve done before, but I thought I’d make it clear for anyone still thinking there’s going to be a Hollywood re-make of Doctor Who. Now, to finish the post, here’s the trailer for The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, which will air at 7pm on 25 December (on BBC One):
Ok, this is not something I do normally. Not at all. But today I’m going to list my absolute favourite websites:
And I think that is it. This is probably the most boring post I’ve ever done. How to survive Christmas probably would have done better. Happy holidays.