This morning BBC America released last night’s Doctor Who premiere episode of Series 35, (yes, I refuse to call it series 9) “The Magician’s Apprentice” for free to stream on YouTube. We’ve never really seen this type of move from cable TV’s pay-to-view sister of BBC Worldwide. Was this generosity or have they begun to realise that fans are going to stream it regardless? (some even before it graces American screens) Of course fans from places outside the UK applauded BBC America and I myself will give them this; it’s really quite good strategy on their part as they might as well get the glory, be the hero, and maybe hook themselves some future cable subscribers…
Regardless here it is: The Magician’s Apprentice. Enjoy!
Posted by TellyGeek on September 20, 2015
Every Saturday evening BBC America show Doctor Who (Current Series 34) and during the commercials (yes BBCA has LOADS of them) they encourage the Whovians who are watching to play trivia @ http://www.whoknowswho.tv/ and of course I always do!
Sadly, it has come to my attention that this show (which is something that I live and breath) and it’s knowledge is leaking out of my brain.. Yes, that is what I am saying!! Something is reversing the polarity of my mental volumes of Whovian knowledge! I SUCK AT THIS TRIVIA!!! It’s timed so it’s not that every one else is just googling their answers! I’m losing knowledge!
Look at these scores:
Okay, so I gotta know….
What helps improve memory!?
and where’s the Doctor when I need em?
Posted by TellyGeek on September 14, 2014
So after spending 13 years (off and on) playing Asheron’s Call by Turbine and trying out WoW and a few other games I have found the game CLASH OF CLANS by Supercell. I have always loved games like Warcraft and Age of Empires. What do they call those? Empire Builders?? Well CoC is much more than that. The game consists of groups called clans and the clans have a leader, and that leader can appoint elders. As a clan they can fight in Clan Wars against other clans or just fight individually as players. The game has levels like any game but more important than levels is the amount of Trophies you have and the quality of your base. When you first start out your base might be pretty plain with very little defenses. Like in the picture to the right, there might only be 1 or 2 small cannons, an archer tower. So how do you get more defenses? You attack other people’s bases, you win, you get some of their trophies, you lose, they get some of yours. Now I’ve been playing in my spare time since around February and I’m level 79 now with about 2106 Trophies which puts me in Crystal III League where this little guy in the above picture is in the Bronze I league. Here is a screen shot of my base. Since I’ve been using the name Valyard for so many years I decided to go with it. As you can see I have a heck of a lot more defenses than a person in Bronze League would. As you go up and upgrade your town hall you get more defenses and resource collectors like gold mines, drills and such. The game is overall very fun and if you’re in a mature friendly clan like I am it can be a good social experience too. Here’s a few more pictures of me attacking another base. First thing I did was lure any of their troops or heroes away then once they were eliminated I released my Hog-riders who target defenses and hit them with a RAGE spell to really make them aggressive. Then a few lightning spells, and some minions which look like Blue Flying Monkeys, btw. And when I am done it looks a bit less populated than before to say the least. As you can see in this last screen shot.
Look at that fierce lightning strike! Oh no wait, that is their hidden tesla zapping my ass to kingdom come.. Oh well, ya win some, ya loose some, eh?
So I mentioned clans before all the screen shots. Clans are a very important part of the game. These are the people you war with, chat with (there is in game chat) and some clans like the one I’m in are even theme oriented. Yes, this does mean there are many many Game of Thrones, Arsenal, and yep you guessed it, DOCTOR WHO clans. The clan I am in has been going through quite a transformation. Our clan name was simply Doctor Who. We had broken off from another clan, that’s right, call also, Doctor Who! There are probably about 200 clans named Doctor Who, Gallifrey, Timelords, TARDIS and so on. I was leader when I first set off to make my own clan. I wanted everyone to feel at home so I gave it the same name. Most of those old clan members followed me and my best friend in game was made leader because as most know, I can’t lead people, in fact I chase people off! *laughs* So I made the beautiful Charbar leader and she’s a great one. Recently we merged with another clan. And yes they also were named Doctor Who!! Now that we’re all merged and the clan is pretty full to capacity (that would be 50 people) we’ve renamed ourselves “DOCTOR WHO CREW” and I have it on good sources, there are none other with that name!! HA! We really enjoy what we’ve built. We have 8 Co-Leaders assorted Elders and we hold decision making Co chats in KIK and even have our own forums/website. And no, I won’t be giving out the URL of the forums but here are some of our banners that we use on the site. (yes I did make them!)
So if you have yet to try Clash of Clans my friends here below “Highly Suggest” that you do!!
Posted by TellyGeek on August 20, 2014
I’m slowly but surely making an attempt to catch this blog up to my actual life events. In March of this year I took my sissy and myself to Wizard Con in New Orleans. That’s right I got us two of the “Matt Smith Experience VIP tickets“. For those of you who don’t know Matt Smith is the 11th Doctor in the British telly show “Doctor Who”. This is the kid’s Doctor! Another big plus about this convention was that so many of our friends/acquaintances live in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.
A bit of history on the Doctor Who groups in my part of Louisiana.
In New Orleans the main Doctor Who group is called Krewe Du Who. The Krewe part I suppose comes from them being the Whovian contingent that rolls yearly in the Chewbacchus Parade. There is a huge amount of Cos players in that group and they even have their own collectible trading cards depicting the specific character they like dressing up as. (See examples) so for me seeing all of them in their best costumes was totally thrilling, especially my two friends who cos play as Ace and the Seventh Doctor. We have a group here in Baton Rouge that meets every Tuesday at a local restaurant to watch Doctor Who episodes. We simply call that group the Doctor Who Baton Rouge Viewing Group.
It only took a few minutes once we got there to find the booth that the groups had set up. They were giving away trading cards and selling T-shirts. I got a little of each! So once we said hello to our friends, the kid and I headed off to take our photo-op with Matt Smith!! (see picture below, but don’t look too close as I was sick and looked like death warmed over)
The Kid was so excited after she had her picture with Matt she cried like a baby and she was shaking. Must be lovely to get that excited and out pour that much emotion, I thought is we walked away from the signing area. Of course unbeknownst to me I had a bit of future excitement in store for me too. (more on that in a second )
We met back up with our friends and we all walked around for a while as a group. While walking around we met up with a David Tennant look-alike and had her picture taken with him. We had lunch and then headed over to get our autographs from Matt Smith.
It was really great to be able to speak with him. It was truly surreal. And of course the kid again with the tears because he said “love you too” in reply. So we leave after getting the autograph and I’m looking through the bags that I have in my hands and the kid is talking to some friends when I look up and see standing pretty much right across from me, less than 5 feet away me is Linda Hamilton star of the Terminator and the original TV series beauty and the beast.
She standing up on a platform looking like she’s getting ready to leave and if you’ve ever seen those cartoons were persons mouth falls wide open in shock and they’re practically drooling, will that was me. I’m surprise she paid me any notice whatsoever she must have people look at her like that all the time. But she looked me directly and I said hi come on over here, she actually met me halfway. Luckily I recovered from my drooling and was able to string a few sentences together to let her know that because of her and her TV show I discovered Shakespeare’s Sonnets. I thanked her for being so talented. I’m sure I sounded like a rabid fan to her but if she thought that you’d never know it she listen to everything I said with the greatest interest it as she was walking off I called after her and said, oh and btw you were really beautiful in that episode of Lost Girl the other night when I watched it. She stopped dead in her tracks ran back over to me and gave me a huge kiss on the cheek and said I was such a sweetheart!! When I walked back over to the kid she looked at me with the type of understanding that seemed truly beyond her years!!
So my big thrill at the convention was the “Linda Hamilton Experience”….
Here’s some more pics:
Posted by TellyGeek on August 7, 2014
Just consider this my delayed reaction, o’rite.
Version 1 Ace w/ rucksack
Below: Coming soon; Version 2 Ace w/boombox
Both versions as seen in Remembrance of the Daleks
Posted by TellyGeek on July 31, 2014
So I know I have been very lax on updating this blog. Some of the reason is that I have been job hunting and the other is because I have had so many pictures to go through. I know I had mentioned that my dream was going to come true, that I was finally going to meet my Doctor, the one and only Sylvester McCoy. Well, I did. Last August, around this time last year I went to Houston’s Space City Con and met my favourite Doctor! I got to the hotel and got into my room which was a fantastic room overlooking the lobby! It was never a dull moment down there in the lobby (as you can see) and I greatly enjoyed looking down from the balcony and seeing the “show below” so to speak. I thought it was just lovely how all these Clone Troopers greeted me!!
My ex was working the con.. (yes this is the one that got away folks) so I had the added pleasure of looking down and seeing her in all her gorgeousness! (That’s her in the blue shirt & white pants, taking a break from working at the registration desk which she did all weekend. )
Another cool thing was that I got a con t-shirt and it has a great design with a Stargate on it.. Here I am wearing it on my way out for a spin in the TARDIS. Don’t worry if you look hard enough you’ll see the Doctor is standing behind me in a long sleeved green shirt with a white vest, so it’s not like the TARDIS was getting stolen (again) or anything. And yes, I was very excited to be this close to my Doctor. In fact I was totally chuffed to be standing so close to him in the photo op.
I had also ordered a backstage thing and they changed the venue or something and I couldn’t find it or my Doctor so I ended up getting to sit with him at his autograph table and we just talked for about 10 minutes and I told him my favourite episodes with him and told him about how the Merlin thing was intriguing to me and he agreed he enjoyed that “Mystique” of his Doctor. He shared with me that he had just recently had an arthroscopy and of course having had 2 already I knew how he felt, literally. Of course I didn’t have the cool chair like he did. Below is a picture of him in his motorized chair. The picture quality is very poor but if you look closely you will see that he is playing spoons which is no easy feat considering he’s juggling (heh. so to speak) his microphone while playing the spoons. This guy is so talented. I know a lot of Whovians think him to be a clown but that’s part of his power as the Doctor. He can play the fool and be luring you into a trap and because he is so brilliant it is usually a trap of your own making..
And yes this was him driving all around the audience answering questions and being his over all cheerful & charming self. Check out the kilt! I wished I could have just stuffed him in my pocket to carried him around with me all weekend. Especially to help me when I encountered these villains!
Besides facing multiple deaths, all in all the convention was great and I left there with TONS of good memories of the con and since I was born in Houston I got to eat at my favourite restaurant, Monterey’s Tex Mex with my brother, his wife, niece and nephew-in-law.
Posted by TellyGeek on July 30, 2014
Toy Fair 2014:
Titan Merchandise Doctor Who, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica & More
In the states, Funko have mastered the “down sizing” of popular, pop culture characters into ridiculously adorable Pop! Vinyl figures…that sometimes have bobble heads. In the UK, Titan Merchandise is doing some chibi-ing…some super deforming…some smushing down of features themselves! The line, simply called Titans (which is all sorts of ironic seeing as how they are 3 inch figures..oh those Brits..) and currently includes a horde of tiny Doctor Who characters, but will soon be joined by Battlestar Galactica, The Beatles Yellow Submarine, Alien (!!!), Alien vs Predator and Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters.
Ont he show floor at UK Toy Fair, we got an excellent look at plenty of Doctor Who (3 and 6.5 inch), a sneak preview of The Beatles and Battlestar Galactica, and just the merest mention of the other licenses in their Titans line. Take a look!
READ THIS WHOLE ARTICLE with GREAT pictures @
Posted by TellyGeek on July 23, 2014
Puts on broken record again.
Oh for frak sake!
We’re heading into season 34 of Doctor Who not season 8!
Sorry but unless you’re traveling back in time to watch some of Jon Pertwee’s episodes, we’re nowhere near season 8! This may seem trivial to most fans but im<never humble>o calling Doctor Who NuWho, is the most UN Whovian thing anyone can do.
Doctor Who has been continued, not re-done, rebooted or re-imagined. It’s the same show with the same Doctor, ever-changing/growing yes, but as always continuing, moving on; be it back, forward or sideways in time.
Next time you say season/series 7, 8 or Nu/New Who think of the # 50 because it’s something to be proud of, yeah?
Posted by TellyGeek on May 23, 2013
It may sound strange but I often wonder how celebrities feel about having their likeness on an action figure? You may be wondering “does this geeky girl have too much time on her hands??” Hmm
maybe so okay, probably!
A few months ago I got the idea from someone on tumblr to gather pictures taken of actors with their own action figures and I actually found quite a few!
Trek / DW
Today I happened to stumble upon a video of an actor talking about how they felt (yep, you guessed it!) about having their own action figure so now I’m on a mission to find more videos of actors showing off their own action figures so hopefully here’s the first to more to come:
Anyone else curious either how they feel or how it would feel to have your own?
Posted by TellyGeek on April 2, 2013