Monday, January 11, 2016

can you hear me, David?

to the man who taught us that we could be heroes for just one day: sleep well, Major Tom.

the stars look very different today . . .

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Friday, January 08, 2016

The Ninth Doctor rocks

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Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme which depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord — a space and time-travelling humanoid alien, the last of his species, wandering the universe in his TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), a sentient time machine and spacecraft.  the show has been on for the last fifty years, with its revival show aired more than a decade ago.  you know me, i've always been fascinated with the Brits.  call me a late bloomer, but i still think it's never too late to start, after all, we have time.

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the series revival features Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, the last of his kind, following the time war.  after helping him defeat the Nestene Consciousness (the living plastic),  the Doctor invites Rose Tyler (played by pop star Billie Piper)  to travel with him in the TARDIS.  together, they have lots of adventures including saving the planet earth from total destruction.

while Christopher Eccleston was the Doctor for only one season, his great portrayal brought about the revival of the series, providing a new generation of fans with more awesome and wonderful stories to experience.  it is because of the Ninth Doctor that we have met David Tennant's Tenth, Matt Smith's Eleventh and now, Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor.  it is but fitting that my introduction to the Doctor was this great man in jeans, with a v-neck shirt and leather jacket.  Nine was brilliant and funny, bruised, yet brave.  a rock star Time Lord.

one of the things that's so wonderful about this show i have come to realize, is that for a science fiction show, it has a lot of heart.  it teaches spectators like us to dream, to fight for what is right, to read,  and to be brave.  the Oncoming Storm teaches you that one of the best manifestations of love is sacrifice, and he was one hell of a Doctor.

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he will regenerate and he may change, but you never forget your first and he was FANTASTIC.