An extract from a parchment found in the ruins of Skaro in the 38th-century: “And there were in the same country Kaleds abiding in the wastelands, keeping watch over their mutants by night. And, lo, Nyder came upon them, and the glory of the Lord Davros shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. … Continue reading On Christmas With the Daleks
Yes, I scored tickets to BBC America’s “Asylum of the Daleks” Doctor Who screening in New York yesterday. You may have heard horror stories about acquiring tickets. My luck may be lousy in everything else, but the one time it counted the luck came through. I made two “immediate reaction” tweets. The first: “Holy fucking … Continue reading On BBC America’s “Asylum of the Daleks” Screening
Like many atheists, I love Christmas. Richard Dawkins, for instance, says that he’s “culturally Christian” when he’s asked why he does Christmas things — the Christmas celebrations are part of the cultural DNA. Elizabeth Cornwell wrote an essay for the Washington Post about her own “Very Atheist Christmas” and it hits a lot of my … Continue reading On Christmas Day Music Musings
Look what I’ve just learned! Today, April 3rd, is Talk Like a Dalek Day! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! The Daleks are now the masters of the Earth! Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! Okay, I’ve done my part for Talk Like A Dalek Day.
No spoilers here, promise! Based on an explosion of search phrase hits to my website in the past hour, I have a fairly good idea of how “The Stolen Earth,” the penultimate episode of Doctor Who‘s fourth season, ended. (Being in the United States, I won’t have seen it just yet.) Who’d have thought that … Continue reading On “The Stolen Earth” and Search Phrases
I remember one of my dreams from last night. It was so vivid, and I was so happy in the dream… …and now, when thinking about it, the dream only makes me sad. I was in a store. I was looking at their DVD section. And they had Doctor Who‘s “Evil of the Daleks” on … Continue reading On Sad Dreams
A few years ago I used Alden Bates’ Dalek mood icons on the blog. Then, for whatever reason, I stopped using mood icons. In retrospect, it was probably that I’d changed the layout and they didn’t “fit” well with whatever layout I had going at the time. So, we’re going to give them another shot. … Continue reading On Mood Icons
I don’t often share YouTube videos, but I saw this video and was rather impressed. Someone put together a trailer for Doctor Who: The Time War. The Time War, for those unfamiliar with it, is the conflict that’s been mentioned in the new series on several occasions in which the Daleks and the Time Lords … Continue reading On the Time War
I was browsing the forums at Outpost Gallifrey the other day and came across a thread that asked, “Should Doctor Who do a Beatles episode?” That caught my attention. A clip of the Beatles appears in “The Chase” — and had the scheduling worked out the Beatles might’ve appeared in the story. Ian’s familiar with … Continue reading On The Beatles in Doctor Who
My friend Todd “Scavenger” Kogutt keeps telling me about the Doctor Who spin-off he’d love to see: Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer, starring Bruce Campbell. The first time he told me this I must confess that I snarfed coffee on my monitor–I just didn’t see it. But after the recent Dalek two-parter Todd brought the idea … Continue reading On Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer
Daleks won’t vote for Pedro.
From an IM conversation today: mknzyCalhn: I’m racking my brain here — I’m trying to think if Doctor Who has ever done a story about cloning Scavgraphics: new earth mknzyCalhn: you’re right Scavgraphics: also, daleks Scavgraphics: aren’t the mutants clones? mknzyCalhn: well, the mutants are grown in vats, but we don’t know if they’re cloned … Continue reading On Nerdish Insights