Monday, August 30, 2010

Doctor Who Christmas Special Teaser

Woooooooo!!!!  Need I say more?

I Know What I Want for Christmas!

If the Doctor can save Christmas again this year, this is what I want.  It's a model of the inside of the TARDIS for the 11th Doctor season.  It's a little expensive, at $67.99, and I can't find any dimensions.  The description says that it's "in perfect scale with the 5-inch Doctor Who figures" so I'm guessing it's pretty big.  You can do the math.  

The website also has a bunch of figurines, all of the Doctors, a few monsters, even Torchwood figurines.  It's a dangerous website for your wallet.

[Entertainment Earth]

Friday, August 20, 2010

Only Shop in the Villiage--An Unstaffed Telly Box


 You all should know by now how misty eyed I get when someone mentions the English countryside.  Of course, I'm sure if I was born in a small, rural, middle of nowhere town in England, I'd hate the place.  But the grass is always greener, as they say, so when I read this it makes me sigh and imagine bike rides with a wire basket and flower picking.  It's also half way through Friday on my side of the pond, so everywhere else is preferable.

Draughton, North Yorkshire's only shop closed last year, but the parish council bought an unused telly box and converted it to a small shop.  Customers call in their orders to Lewis Cooke, who owns a shop in the next town over, Skipton.  He delivers the goods daily, marking down the names on the items.

 It started out as a newspaper drop, but when that was going well, they decided to expand.  Customer pay by either credit card over the phone or dropping off a check (cheque, whathaveyou).  It's been two weeks and nothing has been stolen.

Then again, this is the town's police force.  Watch for the swans.

If you don't get this, you're out of the family.

[Daily Mail UK]

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Let's Never Talk About This Again

You're allowed to watch it ONCE.  Just so when someone refers to it, we can all immediately deny it.  It's no secret that I <3 David Tennant, Doctor or not.  But I never want to hear his "American" accent again.  Good thing this never aired.


New Terry Pratchett Novel Out Sept 1

I've only read the first of the Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men.  Tiffany is a young witch, with Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax in the background.  I like the more urban setting Tiffany is in, which seems more like this century than the far off world of Discworld.

I must say, without any doubt, that Terry Pratchett makes the best women characters.  I think it's because he includes so many of them, and they're all different.  Magrat (sic) was the romantic, a little squishy, but rose to the occasion when her kingdom was in trouble.  Nanny Ogg is the frumpy mum that always has something up her sleeve (and quite possibly down her bosom, too).

Ah, and Esmeralda aka Granny Weatherwax.  She might have a stick up her ass most of the time, but if the world was going to end, you knew who could stop it. 

And I love the Nac Mac Feegle.  Who doesn't want little blue psychotic "individuals" at their beck and call?

Ahem, I do believe I am dithering at this point.  I could go on all day about how much I love Terry Pratchett.  And his books.  And his movies.  And the animations.   Siiiiggggghhhhhhh.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sherlock Won't Be Missing For Long

BBC News promises that there will be more Sherlock Holmes though I don't know when.  They did say that the episodes will keep the extra long 90 minutes run time.  It fits though; its like, you look at the clock when you're done and still say, already??!!! 

You can follow Steven Moffat  and Mark Gatiss on Twitter, but I can't find one for Stephen Thompson. And don't forget to follow me too!

Until then, enjoy this totally random, totally unrelated comic that totally has nothing to do with me


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dr Who Lego

If only these really existed. I'd buy them all. Now we just need Torchwood Lego and we can have crossovers. 

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