Doctor Who, Geek

Tuesday Geeky Randomness

As previously mentioned, I am a huge Doctor Who fan.  I even scrounged up a copy of the disc “Doctor Who the Movie” which is the Eighth Doctor’s story.  The Eighth Doctor only had the one screen version – until the recent Fiftieth Anniversary specials sprung up, and a seven-minute video showing his “death” and regeneration was created.  I believe you can find it on YouTube, if you are so inclined.  There’s also a great spoof “The Five(ish) Doctor Reboot” that is hilarious – the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Doctors are trying to finagle a spot in the Fiftieth Anniversary special. Very humorous, very cool cameos, definitely worth the 30 minutes it takes to watch it.

Anyway, all of this to explain the picture I have attached to this blog. Doesn’t it look like the TARDIS??  I have probably passed this thing 75 times over the last few months, but it took me being stopped further back at the red light to actually pay attention to it.  I’m going to need to look inside….Reckon it’s bigger on the inside?


THAT scene is the defining moment of any Doctor, any episode, any companion – the moment someone runs inside to get away from the horrible aliens that are chasing them, and then the stop short, run back outside, (risking life and limb), and runs around the exterior of the police box.  The music amps up a little, they run back inside and say “It’s bigger on the inside.”  I have no idea why, but I love each version.  I need to see if there’s a compilation video.  TARDIS in LR

Another random bit of the day is my geek love for British telly.  (Can’t resist saying it that way).  I stumbled upon a genius bit of British television this weekend, called “Line of Duty.” It is currently on Hulu (I am not sure if it is on Netflix or not).  The first series follows the Anti-Corruption squad as they investigate possibly bent cop DCI Tony Gates (played superbly by Lennie James).  The action is tense, writing top notch, and acting is excellent.  If you are into British crime dramas, I would suggest this show.  Oddly enough, I do not watch many American crime dramas, I feel like they go on and on and on (not unlike me).  Plus, there’s the problem of I never can remember when they are on, and they just do not go to Netflix or Hulu as quickly, as fully, or for as long.  I have a few hours to myself tonight, and so am finishing up this first series of “LoD”.

My last bit of random discussion is the topic of bad dreams.  I had two last night – TWO in one night!  The first one scared me so freaking bad, I went to the bathroom with my phone in my hand.  The second one was not as bad, but it was still bad enough to pretty much wipe out any chance of sleeping again.  I am hoping tonight that I dream of fluffy bunnies – which aren’t as cute as everybody supposes, with those hoppy legs and twitchy little noses (Anya, Buffy the Vampire Slayer “Once More with Feeling.”)  I did attempt to calm myself by thinking of happy thoughts, but…well, my thoughts always tend to go the way of Anya’s belief of bunnies.

So, there’s my Tuesday Randomness.  Life with me is always full of randomness.  Sometimes it comes in droves, other times it comes in droves times infinity.  I’m off to read some more of “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith.  I will be reviewing it when I finish it.


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