Well I’ll be darned, looks like it’s time for another installment of Fun-Size Friday! I guess that means we made it through another week after all, which is pretty awesome as far as these things go. Time to relax and indulge myself a bit by going through the last seven or so days of pop culture news to see what’s new and distracting out in the world. Of course this won’t be an exhaustive summary; I’lI just be cherry picking a few of the ones I personally find interesting and then gabbing about each one for about two hundred words or less. I mean, it is the weekend, and I’ve got other stuff I want to do with my free time, you know? Anyway, down to business…Continue reading “Fun-Size Friday | 5-29-20 | “Dancing With Myself” Edition”
Something something something Fun-Size Friday! Time for me to go back and gauge my thoughts on pop culture nonsense from the last week, from comics to stupid tweets and everything in between. The rules are simple: I only have two hundred words to talk about each topic, as arbitrarily dictated by…myself. Anyway, let’s get right into it…Continue reading “FUN-SIZE FRIDAY | 2-28-20 | SUICIDE SQUAD, KIPO AND THE AGE OF WONDERBEASTS, & DOCTOR WHO”
You know I’ve covered a lot of geeky stuff these past couple months, including comic books, anime, the Academy Awards, and my unapologetic love for trashy pop music. Assuming you read the title, you won’t be surprised to learn my love of all things nerd also extends to the long-running British TV series, Doctor Who. For those of you who don’t have a clue what Doctor Who is, allow me to provide a brief overview.
How about a little music to set the mood?
In the vast reaches of the cosmos, there is an alien known as The Doctor; a Time Lord who ran away from their home planet in a stolen time machine called a TARDIS. This impossible machine is bigger on the inside, can take it’s passengers anywhere in time and space, and is perpetually stuck in the form of a blue police box from 1963. Often accompanied by one or more human “companions”, the Doctor travels from place to place righting wrongs, defeating monsters, and generally leaving things better than when they arrived.
Additionally, should The Doctor’s body ever sustain too much damage, the Time Lords have the unique ability to “regenerate”. This process can repair the damage and even save them from death, but at the cost of altering their entire body at the cellular level, and one never knows what kind of Doctor will emerge. Though their personality, gender, and fashion sense may change, one thing never will: The Doctor will always be there to save the day.
As someone who has followed the show since it’s “revival” back in 2005, I can wholeheartedly recommend Doctor Who to anyone who has even a passing interest in science fiction or fantasy. However, I understand that not everyone has the time or the interest to add yet another show to their pile of movies, TV shows, and other miscellaneous media. I’ve currently got a back-list of Marvel TV shows that’s about a mile high, so believe me, I get it. Fortunately, Doctor Who features a number of “standalone” episodes; one-hour tales that tell one complete story and aren’t too bogged down in continuity or a larger season long story arc. For those people who can only spare an hour or so, I present nine Doctor Who episodes that you can watch right now, without having to resort to Wikipedia.
So, with all the preamble out of the way, shall we?