For those of you that know me, this is a radical statement. I love, love, love Doctor Who! However, there is just something about this season that isn’t quite landing for me. Maybe it’s that I miss David Tennant. Maybe it’s because I miss the Ponds. Don’t get me wrong, I like Matt Smith a lot and Clara is pretty awesome, but there is just something about this season that isn’t doing it for me.
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Since I was younger, I have had the ability (or perhaps the curse) to get completely lost inside a story. At the time, I didn’t realize that not everyone could do this. Not everyone can suspend reality long enough to be completely immersed inside a world that isn’t theirs.
So I didn’t understand why I felt so miserable after watching or reading something that I loved so dearly. Everyone else seemed like they could just enjoy it and then get back to their regular lives. So why couldn’t I?
It’s not something that a person would normally talk about. It sounds stupid to say that you’re depressed because the world you’ve just left isn’t real and the characters that you’ve spent so much time with don’t actually exist. You’re unhappy because reality isn’t like the movies or a TV show? Sounds a bit silly to you probably.
But it’s not silly at all. It’s something real that a lot of people face. And it’s very dangerous.
I’m never very good at the ‘name your heroes and influences’ questions, but for some reason tonight I’m extra reflective. If you want to know what drives a man like me to do the things that he does, look no further. Here are three geeky things (in no particular order) that have influenced my filmmaking. Continue Reading…
I’m the furthest from a fashionista. Hand me a hoodie and a comfy pair of jeans, and I’m set. Of course, the hoodie I’m talking about is this one…
The challenge is bigger on the inside. But many have become companions and gone on to become Doctor’s themselves.
Steven Moffat started as an occasional writer, bringing us breathtaking episodes like “The Empty Child” (meet Captain Jack and the creepy gas mask kids), “The Girl in the Fireplace” (which has had Who fans begging for more Sophia Myles), and “Blink” (the hallmark Weeping Angels introduction). When Matt Smith joined us as the 11th Doctor, Steven Moffat was coming on board behind the scenes as showrunner.
I once thought that there could never be too much fantasy in a movie, but I’m really starting to think twice about that. It’s becoming a bit too common for movies to be all about the special effects. That’s been happening for a while now, so no surprise there. However, some of the fantasy movies that are coming out today look like the entire movie was shot on green screen.
I have a problem with that for a few reasons.
So, I’ve been watching a lot of Doctor Who lately. I should say re-watching a lot of Doctor Who lately and it got me thinking as it often does. What if The Doctor regenerated into a woman? Would it still have the same appeal and who could play the part?
The Doctor is known as fearsome and funny, clever and mischievous; so I did some research on who I thought would be his female counterpart. I’m not entirely convinced a woman would have the same impact as Ten or Eleven but here are my top 4 picks for who could be the first female Doctor. In no particular order… Continue Reading…
“Which Doctor Who companion would she be?”
It was a question asked of me by a colleague regarding an actress in discussing casting for a film project. I would never have thought to ask such a question. But it was a good one.
It never fails. A seriously awesome tv show hits, the world loves it, and then they make a spin-off and it ruins everything. It could be a money-making gimmick, or maybe someone seriously thinks it’s worthwhile to develop the world of the show more deeply.
Either way, it doesn’t matter because they are never as good as the original, and they usually end up taking away from the main story. Let’s look at some examples. Continue Reading…
I’m a geek. I’ve learned not only to accept that but also be proud of it. Who cares if people think you’re crazy for getting “too into sci-fi/fantasy stuff?” It’s so much more fun to be dorky than it is to be cool.
So I’ve compiled a very short list of some geeky characteristics, and it is my hope that fellow geeks will add to the list. Be geeky and proud!
So you know you’re a geek if…