Friday, August 9, 2013

Geeking Out During Geek Week

So...big news last Sunday...the announcement of the 12th Doctor.  My first thought: thank goodness it's not a woman!

Which, I understand, sounds completely un-feminist...but I'm not going to apologize.  The Doctor is a man, and while I wish this new edition was a wee bit younger (because I like my Doctor's rather manic and full of energy), perhaps Peter Capaldi will still be spry and interesting.  And mashable makes some excellent points (12 reasons why  the 12th Doctor Could Be the Best Ever)...so, I have little doubt that I will come to love this newest installment.  I didn't think I'd ever grow to like Matt Smith after the VERY devastating loss of David Tennant, but I did (thanks to "The Lodger," one of my favorite episodes).  So there's always hope.

And in other Geek news (well, Emily news), I finally finished watching the TV series Chuck.  Now I'm heartbroken.  It's over.  A day out and I already miss Casey, and Morgan, and Lester, and Big Mike, and Captain Awesome...okay, I miss them all.  What a fantastic show!  Every episode was stuffed full of pop culture references that made me squee. (Has any other show pulled off a Warriors reference?)  The story of an everyman who finds himself in an extraordinary situation and discovers that he's far more than he ever dreamed he could be...I laughed; I cried; and I enjoyed every single minute.
If you missed it the first time around, check it out now.  You won't regret it.


Finally, in case you've missed it, it's Geek Week over at YouTube.  Check out the fabulous, hilarious, original videos they've been spotlighting.  There's even a geek IQ test.  How geeky are you?

And there's an Easter egg hunt just like in the unbelievably awesome Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  What?  You haven't read it yet?  I'm so disappointed.  The author wrote the screenplay for Fanboys.  (Windows - "You guys both got to stop perpetuating this myth that Boba Fett is some kind of bad-ass. All right? He has a jet pack. So did the Rocketeer. Really cool. When it comes time for battle, the man's Michael Bay - all style, no substance.")  No brainer.

See you next week!


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