Friday, January 20, 2012

It´s a whole big Who - niverse out there

It´s been over a week since my last post and even if I feel like I have been on the receiving end of one of the Hulk´s best haymakers it´s about time to finally do a new post. Even if it doesn´t have much comic content and just is about one of the things I´m doing in the meantime.

Some readers don´t realize this but one of the reasons why it´s so long between posts is that it can take quite some time until all the things are done on such a post. In fact I just put the finishing touches on my last post about movie cult sirens Janet Jones and Leslie Easterbrook THIS Monday adding some stuff about POLICE ACADEMY and DIRTY HARRY so I didn´t want to put up the next one too soon. I know some readers are not too thrilled with this kind of posts that have lots of hot babes but on the other side they seem to be the most popular.

They definitely are the ones that get the most spam.

The post got a bit derailed and I´m not sure what I initially wanted to write about. I had already written most of the post previously and thought I would just have to add some nooks and crannies but then it just went downhill from there and before I realized it was a whole week before I had finally managed to add all the bell and whistles. I hope all the stuff about wrestling on german tv wasn´t too boring but that´s just how it works on this blog. One idea pops into my head and - bang - I´m off on a rant and no idea how I´m going to get back on the original subject. Anyway, I hope I can be more linear on this post.

Yesterday I wanted to take things slower and stay away from the internet but then I spent more time before the computer than planned and it looks like I´m also going do a few things Today that were not planned.

Since I now have a job again ( Yay, the novelty still hasn´t worn off ) and I have to work on Saturdays and Mondays my weekend is pretty short. So my weekend is more between Wednesday and Saturday, which means right now.

I have been pretty emerged in DOCTOR WHO stuff since my mother has now more crime tv channels than ever and watches all those crime series 24 / 7. So I needed a break from that and have rewatched the 5th season of DOCTOR WHO ( yes, I know it´s not really the fifth season but the 31st but I´m going with the new numbering - we do the same with comics, don´t we ? ) to get to the last Christmas special.

And I have to say, it really IS a better Christmas special because it adapts one of the best Christmas stories and one of the most often copied - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - and it´s much more about Christmas than last year´s. Don´t get me wrong, it was a good special but it was more of a Winter special that just happens to take place on Christmas than really a Christmas special. The Doctor was not as involved in this one and the most interesting part is the beginning with the starship he seems to blow up. I´d like to see what´s up with that.

Of course you can´t just keep rewatching the old episodes of DOCTOR WHO so I finally watched all the episodes of DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL of season 6 now that I have seen all the episodes. Because you don´t want to be spoilered on an episode you haven´t seen. The most interesting episodes of the CONFIDENTIAL were of course the one with the Neil Gaiman episode and the last one now that the identity of River Song is finally revealed. Which was for me the initial reason to rewatch the 5th season because I didn´t watch the history of River Song in order.

My introduction to DOCTOR WHO proper was of course the first season with Christopher Eccleston that started the reboot of the whole series but here in Germany they just stopped after the second season which was the first one with David Tennant. I saw a few episodes of DOCTOR WHO in Spain ( and it is kind of weird hearing him in catalan ) but here we are still waiting for more episodes. Season 5 is shown on FOX but the general public is still waiting. That´s so typical of german tv, one of the best sci - fi series of the world and they are not showing it. I have to admit his voice sounds a bit strange in german since Matt Smith does so much with his voice but I think you can get used to it.

Anyway, one day while surfing the internet ( probably looking for pictures of Power Girl, massita ) I found some episodes of the David Tennant episodes and started with his last ones. Which is logical. Don´t start with the ones that come after the last one you have seen, start with the last one. The finale is great. Must be all those comic reading over the decades, I´m just not used to experience things in the right chronical order. When I started collecting comics you never got issues in the right order so you were used to start in the middle of a storyline, read the beginning later and find out the end years later.

Which is kind of my experience with River Song´s story. I saw the end of the David Tennant run ( no pun intended, Doctor Who fans know what I mean ) then season 5 with Matt Smith, then season 3 with David Tennant ( Matha Jones, BEST traveling companion ever ), then season 6 with Matt Smith again and then season 4 with David Tennant - and that all with some episodes of Tom Baker inbetween. So I saw the end / beginning of River Song as the last and the beginning / end first. Or, if that makes more sense ( although I´m not sure if it possibly can with such a complicated thing like River Song´s timeline in particular and all the wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff in general ) I started with THE TIME OF ANGELS or THE FALL OF THE BYZANTIUM like River calls it, then went forwards until THE WEDDING OF RIVER SONG before finally making my way to SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY.

I´m not sure if that´s the best way to see it ( I´m sure it probably isn´t ) but what I can say is that SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY is a real tearjerker especially after you have seen the rest of River Song´s story. You know everything she´s been through with the Doctor and why she´s willing to make such a big sacrifice for him. It is a very good episode, even if you DO see it in the order it was meant to thanks to the brilliant writing of Brian Moffat, but having seen season 5 and 6 it just packs a bigger punch because you are kind of put in her place and see things from her perspective. Now if you´re new to DOCTOR WHO you might want to skip the next clip because like River says : spoilers. Although on the other side it just might get you interested.

So, Doctor Who, nothing short of brilliant. But of course old episodes of DOCTOR WHO and DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL can only last so far. Which is where DOCTORWHOCAST comes in. You may have noticed that there are two new links on the blogroll, one for the official DOCTOR WHO webside at BBC and the other one for the Doctor Who podcast DOCTORWHOCAST, which not only brings entertaining podcasts of Whosomeness but also TARDIS every other day, meaning Totally Awesome, Ridiculously Doctor - like Internet Stuff.

Which is where I got most of the pictures on this post from. The TARDIS stuff can be a cake that looks like the TARDIS, a woman who has a corset that looks like the TARDIS ( you have got to check that out ) or the handy Doctor / River Song chart that lists all the Doctors, who they were travelling with, who they fought against, which one faught against the Daleks most often, which one fought the Cybermen most often, who had the most seasons etc., etc. A really indispensable tool especially for writing this post.

So, now there is no new DOCTOR WHO for me to watch unless I find some old episodes on the net or the DOCTOR WHO movie is finished. There are rumors Tim Burton is going to direct it.

Or maybe they show the old DOCTOR WHO episodes on german tv. I have no idea why they don´t show them for the fans and call it DOCTOR WHO CLASSIC or something. They can´t be very expensive, maybe they could get the whole pack for a good price.

Anyway, there is still other stuff to watch and hopefully I can get to that now that my Mum is going back to Spain on Sunday and my brother is also going for 4 weeks. I still haven´t finished watching the second season of SLEDGE HAMMER, I´m still the only one who hasn´t watched all the episodes of THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES and I finally have found season 3 of SLIDERS on DVD, which is where Kari Wuhrer comes in.

Which sounds a bit pervy but really, Wade was starting to get on my nerves constantly getting involved when Quinn always told her not to get involved. Well, Kari is much more a woman who takes care of business, and does what she has to do to survive until the next slide. And she looks waaay better in a corsage.

I also haven´t had the chance to watch the last 5 DVDs I bought which was one of those 5 DVDs FOR 20 BUCKS deals. I got VARSITY BLUES, which has a great striptease scene and it is a decent flick but I never watched the whole movie. Then THE CANNONBALL RUN with Adrienne Barbeau ( who was in the best SWAMP THING movie so far and in FOG and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK ) and her famous zipper cleavage as well as HAPPY EASTER with Jean - Paul Belmondo and Sophie Marceau which I haven´t seen before. Last but not least I also picked DER GROSSE BLONDE MIT DEM SCHWARZEN SCHUH, a brilliant comedy with Pierre Richard in which Mireille Darc wears a stunning dress.

You might have seen the american remake with Tom Hanks as THE MAN WITH ONE RED SHOE, which is really awful. At least Lori Singer tries to live up to the original.

Mireille Darc in the original and the same scene with Lori Singer.

Another movie I got was INDECENT PROPOSAL with Demi Moore, Robert Redford and Woody Harrelson. Now, you might think I´d rather go for STRIPTEASE since she really shows everything her Mama gave her ( which is quite a lot ) in that one but she´s still very busty in INDECENT PROPOSAL.

So, all great movies to re - watch or watch for the first time.

I thought I could write a bit more about comic stuff but it seems this is all we have time for Today. Like I said in another post : if you don´t watch DOCTOR WHO please try it. Oh, and one last thing : can anyone explain to me why the female superiors ( or women in general ) are called " Mom " by the soldiers ? Is that a british thing or just a thing in DOCTOR WHO ?

The video in my last two posts have been kind of a theme so Today it´s time for another version of DINNER FOR ONE, this time by BERND DAS BROT ( Bernd, the loaf of bread ) a really hilarious german comedy show.

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Geier said...

Als das Privatfernsehen in DLand noch in den Kinderschuhen steckte wurden Nachts etliche alte Dr.Who Folgen gezeigt, und zwar synchronisiert. Hier gibts zu wenig Interessenten dafür, aber die Engländer könnten ja die DVDs mit deutscher Tonspur versehen, das wäre der geringste Aufwand.

SUBZERO said...

Ich glaube auch dass sich das lohnen würde. Zur Zeit guck ich die allererste Staffel ( schwarzweiss mit William Hartnell als allererstem Doctor ) und da sind zumindest deutsche Untertitel dabei.

Ich hab auch den Pilotfilm von 1996 gesehen der ziemlich übel war. Eric Roberst spielt da seinen Erzfeind den Master und läuft in einem Dr. Strangekostüm rum. Ich muss mal ein paar Bilder davon posten.