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The long dormant Who crackspec part of my brain just kicked on again. Though I may be late on the uptake with this one....

Has anyone speculated yet if Spoilers for those who haven't watched 'The Time of Angels' yet.... )
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I'm sorry to say, though I'm still hopelessly entrenched in "Supernatural" (WHY CAN'T I QUIT YOU?!), but Saturday's "Doctor Who"? FAR scarier than anything in this entire wussy SPN "apocalypse". And "Doctor Who" is family programming.
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This looks about the shade (Mr. Right Now - classic wine) of Amy's nail polish last week, doesn't it?

My coloring is different so that might not work for me like it does Amy/Karen, but I want to give it a try as I'm getting a manicure Wednesday and want to divert from my typical mauve/plum.
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It just dawned on me that this article has as much to do with Castiel now (and most of the rest of the angels, minus Joshua maybe) as it does Dean and Sam (though Sam, at least, always had Dean). It was probably relevant the moment Castiel showed up, but 5x16 made it official. Team Free Will really are orphaned heroes lost in the wilderness. Though what must that be like for Castiel, to always have had (yet not at all, really) a Father, but never had a Mother?

And I WILL have a Who reaction post, maybe later tonight or tomorrow and I don't even care it's late as hell. Loved it! The bowing to the Grand Moff Overlord has commenced! Ok, one tiny thing about the ep before any proper reaction.... )


Apr. 3rd, 2010 08:31 am
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I told myself to watch "The End of Time" last night, but I completely forgot. Though, as Who goes, I'm hopeful that won't be a problem. I did watch the regeneration!

And damn, I hadn't realized how long it's been since I've used the Who tags. I'm going to have to give them a massage or something. They've gone all atrophied.
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It took me a bit longer than I thought to get back into the swing of things post-holidays. Here's an info-dump of various fannish updates and a few embarrassing confessions which I'm blaming entirely on relatives and cheap booze.

  1. I finally got around to watching The Next Doctor yesterday. It reminded me a hell of a lot of K-Pax. Which, despite the lack of floating and glowing and other such religulous shenanigans, did absolutely nothing to dissuade from Rusty's Doctor Is Jesus (Especially On Chrimbo) that's been going on the past few years.

  2. As for the actual next Doctor, I don't really have much to say. He does nothing for me wading on the shallow end of the pool. However, I hear he's a good actor and I'm in the camp that was ready for a change, so I suppose I'm on the plus side of things for now.

  3. I probably should have blamed the delayed LJ response on nursing nasty finger callouses c/o profuse amounts of Left 4 Dead, Dead Space and PS3 Bioshock over the holidays. My fingers are still sore. I forgot how cathartic zombie killing can be, if vaguely traumatizing for the dreams it inevitably inspires. I liked Dead Space especially, it was like Event Horizon the game (which is pretty much the ghost/zombie terror version of Solaris). I was also playing a little Little Big Planet which was every bit as painfully cute and painfully addictive as I'd been hearing it was.

  4. In that vein of traumatizing zombie terror, I'd recommend [REC] which I saw oh so appropriately saw on Christmas Eve. It's basically "Blair Witch Project" (minus motion sickness, or at least I didn't get sick) meets "28 Days Later". I did watch it rather late, so I might be exaggerating with the trauma, but the last 5 minutes? I was hiding behind a pillow through most of it. Here is the trailer for the curious. ) If it looks familiar, Hollywood remade it with Dexter Morgan's sister. Not surprisingly, I heard the remake wasn't as traumatizing good.

  5. By a very unfortunate circumstance (aka, cousins half my age and this is where the cheap booze comes into play), I was conned into watching the recent season of Smallville. A show I haven't watched with any consistency since it's second season and then only barely. I'm rather ashamed to say, I didn't find it half as bad as I remembered it. There are still only about two or three in the cast that can actually act and Doomsday is entirely different than he is in comics canon (as per SV, he's of course emo and HAWT, I've dubbed him Doomy McSixPack), however, it really wasn't atrocious. Its also apparently become capable of prettiness beyond the cast. I had no idea. Although I am a sucker for how those old school monster movies look. Throw in a Bride of Frankenstein homage and I'm there. ) Which probably will end up getting my nerd-cred card revoked or something.

  6. Although the SV shame might not have been quite as great had I actually caught up with a fandom I actually take part in as I've missed most of SGA this season. I've also missed Friday's series finale. *sighs*

  7. Now what's this about some great LJ exodus?

The fandom meme that half the flist has done. )

The icon meme the other half has done. )
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A sick, sad part of me is sort of curious (again) what Jason Statham would be like as Eleven. Maybe not all that curious since Statham has pretty much admitted the cockney gangster is the only character he can play (as if he needed to say it). A Doctor that repeatedly defeats Daleks mano-a-plunger? "MY. VISION. IS. IMPAIRED. THE SOD.DIN. DOC.TOR. GAVE. US. A. KICK.IN." It's a pretty clear image really, all that's missing is Vin Diesel as the Master and Megan Fox as the nu companion.

On the bright side, even if the TARDIS suddenly looked like this, I'd imagine the soundtrack would be a lot more "Life on Mars" than Murray Gold. Fuck yeah!!

Disclaimer: This post is product of far too much "Supernatural" these past few weeks and any/all remaining brain cells having been blown away by classic hard rock and the underwear models slaying monsters.
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... Since she's been on a Gnostic kick again recently.

About all those Linda Blair specs re: Donna & the finale )
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Part of me says that no how, no way, could Jason Statham ever be Eleven. Yet another part of me reflects on Nu Who with it's occasional slo-mo walk through flames, wielding of the sonic like it's a 9mm and other such things straight out of the Hollywood action handbook. Maybe it would be natural progression after all? The return of Venusian Aikido with extreme prejudice, perhaps? Daleks? Eleven gonna kick y'all inna face!! Possibly to some techno? (Maybe Statham!Eleven was meant to be? "My name is ______. This is the day that I die." How very "Doomsday" of him!)

Of course, I don't imagine he'd ever do it as the Beeb couldn't afford him and he's too busy starring in loud, 'splody popcorn flicks, but I suppose you never know. Nu Who is a popular int'l property now and what better way to get that elusive Murkan moneys into Who then with Brawler Doctor? [/is sort of irrationally nervous at the prospects]
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Rewatching "The Poison Sky" on Sci-Fi, I feel like an idiot for only just *now* noticing this, but the actress that played Capt. Price (aka, the blondie that kissed General Mace, aka, Not-The-Brig) also played Rasputin's girlfriend in "Hellboy". I've seen that movie how many times, I can't believe I didn't recognize her.

Oh, and it looks like the US finally gets to watch Charlie Jade. I've seen the first two eps of this a few years ago and liked it, but didn't really feel inclined to snag the rest of it. Now I can watch it no fuss. Huzzah!
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And I still have no Five icons. Must rectify that.

Two minutes to Belgium!! )
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I'm still thinking about that spec offa OG re: the recent SJA nemesis... )

However, I'm thinking of it now in conjunction with something I remember in "The Sound of Drums" which, at the time, didn't make a whole lot of sense (and still doesn't, not really)...

Toclafane: "We have to escape! Because it's coming, sir! The darkness! The never-ending darkness. The terrible, terrible cold. We have to run and run and run and run!"

At the time, I just figured they were the "Utopia" humans still reacting to the encroaching end of the universe, despite not being human anymore. However... I had wondered if it may have a bigger meaning than that or at least double entendre. What were the Toclafane (and, possibly, the Master through them, something he might have unconsciously programmed in them) so afraid of? Tying SJA thoughts to this. )

Then I thought of something nemesis said in SJA which, granted, is pretty much standard baddie dialogue of just about any baddie ever, but... )

Maybe Rusty has had a grand plan all along? And it's been spilling out all over the place. Bad Wolf? The release of Abaddon? That other bloke from TW? This guy from SJA? )

And it's all been leading up to... )

**Also, there are "Doctor Who" spoilers (or huge rumors which are hardly spoilers, but I'll call them spoilers to be on the safe side) in the comments.**


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