25 January, 2013

Top 10 Ways To Tell If You Are A Nerd

10.You spot all the inside jokes on 'the Big Bang Theory'.

9. You know that a lightening bolt can generate 1.21 gigawatts of electricity.

8. The numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 mean something to you.

7. The number 42 has an additional meaning to you.

6. You know the difference between the Spider-Man and Superman universe.

5. When someone tells you about their visit to the doctors office, you immediately ask "Doctor Who"?

4. You noticed the Lost references were numbers 8 & 4.

3. You've ever considered taking Klingon as a second language.

2. When you hit your thumb with a hammer, you use words like "Frak", "Frell" or "Smeg"

1. You write a list called "Top 10 Ways to Tell if You Are a Nerd."

23 January, 2013

Doctor Who (New Series) - Part 81 "The Empty Child"

The Doctor and Rose are following a piece of space debris which is falling through time back to Earth. The Doctor informs Rose it's 'mauve' - the standard colour for emergencies. When Rose asks about a 'red alert' she's told that's just for Earth. Suddenly the object begins to jump time tracks making it harder for the Doctor to follow.

Despite the elusive pod, the Tardis locks in and lands on Earth. The Doctor wanders into a lounge club to see if he can find information on the pod that has landed. After a singer has finished her song, he takes the stage and asks everyone if they have seen something fall out of the sky recently. Everyone laughs just before an air raid siren alerts everyone. The place clears out and it's then the Doctor realizes the year is 1941, World War II is raging - things are falling from the sky constantly. Meanwhile, Rose notices a young boy wearing a gas mask on the roof of a building.

Rose decides to follow the youth to make sure he's okay. Finding a rope, she begins to climb it. As she makes her ascend the rope suddenly moves. What she thought was a rope connected to the top of the building is actually from a barrage balloon. It begins to move and carry her away with it. Suddenly she is suspended, dangling over London with German airplanes flying around her.

When the Doctor realizes Rose is no longer around he sets off to find her when he suddenly hears the phone from the Tardis ring. A young girl warns him not to answer the phone but curiosity gets the better of him and he hears a young boy asking for his mum. Considering the Tardis phone is not connected to anything, the Doctor is baffled it rings. It's even more difficult to understand how there can be someone on the other end talking to him. When he turns to ask the young lady, she is gone.

Nancy is the one who warned the Doctor not to answer the phone. She's homeless and while the air raid is in progress (with others 'safely' in their bunkers) she looks for houses with fresh food. Finding a warm meal, she calls the other homeless children to dinner but is surprised to find the Doctor seated at the table. He inquires about the phone call and discovers the empty child when it tries to get into the house. All the kids scatter and Nancy warns the Doctor not to let it touch him.

Still dangling over London, Rose suddenly loses her grip and begins plummeting to her death. Fortunately for Rose, she's rescued by someone named Captain Jack. Jack transports her into his invisible ship and sweeps her off her feet. He then heals her rope burns with the help of on-board nanogenes. While dancing and drinking wine on top of his spaceship, he identifies her as a Time Agent and offers a deal on the 'Chula Warship' her and the Doctor are looking for. 

Nancy takes the Doctor to meet another doctor, who has some particular patients. Anyone who has touched the empty child becomes a 'gas mask zombie', calling for it's mummy. When the doctor begins to show the same symptoms, the Doctor realizes the virus has become airborne. Jack, along with Rose, track down the Doctor when Jack scans for alien tech. Once again Rose is impressed with Jack for his 'Spock' like abilities, unlike how the Doctor operates.

Once reunited with the Doctor, they find out Jack is just a con-man and tried to convince them he had something valuable. Instead his 'empty' Chula Ambulance has released nanogenes which are rewriting human DNA. As Nancy is finally cornered by the empty child in another house she's pillaging, the hospital ward suddenly comes alive and all the patients approach the Doctor, Rose & Jack, asking for their mummy.

To Be Continued - The Doctor Dances

Bonus Photo: The Empty Child

10 January, 2013

Doctor Who (New Series) - Part 80 "The Long Game"

The Tardis lands on space station 'Satellite 5' and the Doctor and Rose walk out before new companion, Adam Mitchell can exit. The Doctor decides to play a prank on Adam and gives Rose all the information he can assess about where they have landed. Once Adam walks out, Rose takes a look around and describes where they have landed and the approximate time. Adam is dumb-founded by the sudden culture shock. The Doctor taunts Rose that he's her boyfriend, to which Rose replies, "Not any more."

In order to gain additional information, the Doctor approaches a couple of women and asks where he is. Cathica (on the right) assumes he's stupid because the answer is obvious but Suki believes it's a training exercise. The Doctor goes along with it and assumes the role of a supervisor. He asks if they will show him around and Cathica agrees, hoping for a promotion when she demonstrates her skills.

Satellite 5 is a news station. Using implanted technology, Cathica is able to open her head and import a compressed data stream (collected from Suki and other journalists) directly into her head for presentation and documentation. Adam is at first revolted, then extremely intrigued by the amount of knowledge which can be acquired in this fashion.

The connection is suddenly terminated and Suki apologizes to Cathica, explaining it must have been a glitch. But the data process has been watched by 'the Editor' who feels something is amiss. He has double checked everyone in the room and determines Suki is not who she claims to be. The Editor orders her to be brought upstairs and a fake promotion is granted her, which upsets Cathica. Once she arrives, Suki discovers decays bodies and an Editor who has learned she is an undercover agent for the Freedom Foundation, an organization who believe Satellite Five is not all it claims to be.

While the Doctor and Rose are trying to convince Cathica something odd is going on, Adam has decided to feign homesickness. While he's away from the Doctor, Adam gets the head implant so he can store all future knowledge directly into his head for later use. Using a 'super' phone given to him by Rose, Adam utilizes his new implant to leave a 'white noise' message on his home answering machine to decipher later.

While Adam is helping himself, the Doctor has realized human society has been stunted and should be more advanced than it really is. Attempts to illustrate the point to Cathica is unheeded so Rose and the Doctor go to floor 500 to confront the Editor. Because Adam has interfaced with the news source, the Editor knows about the Doctor. He captures the pair and introduces them to the Jagrafess, known as Max. The Jagrafess has been controlling and manipulating humans for years, along with its superiors.

Meanwhile, Cathica has been considering what the Doctor was trying to tell her so she does a bit of investigating of her own. She travels to floor 500 and sees the Doctor and Rose captured by the Jagrafess and learns it needs the cold to survive. She uses her implant to access the stations environmental system and allows the floor to heat up, killing the creature. Cathica asks for the Doctors help in cleaning up but he declines; he's got bigger fish to fry.

Adam is waiting for the Doctor at the Tardis. He tries to explain he's okay but the Doctor orders him into the Tardis. Adam attempts to defend himself by saying everything that happened was the Doctors fault because he was in charge. In an instant, the Tardis lands in Adam's house. The Doctor has dropped him off at home and tells Adam he can't travel with him any more because he only takes the best. Before leaving, the Doctor destroys the answering machine which has the data stream Adam left on it from the future.

WHO: Adam Mitchell

DEPARTURE LOCATION: Earth, circa 2005

REASON FOR DEPARTURE: After deciding to help himself to future information, the Doctor kicks him out of the Tardis for good.