Who Should Replace Matt Smith As The Doctor


You are all probably aware that Matt Smith is leaving the BBC sci-fi dramedy Doctor Who. His final appearance will be the Christmas Special. However he will be making an appearance sometime this fall in the Fiftieth Anniversary Special before then.

If you don’t follow the show I highly recommend it. I have been a fan of the eleventh doctor. I rate him over the ninth played by Christopher Eccleston who returned as The Doctor when it returned to television in 2005 after a eleven year hiatus. I rate the Scottish actor David Tennant who played the tenth as my favourite in the revival series. No one beats the fourth Tom Baker. Baker’s version I believe is the most iconic character in 1970’s British television. There is a lot of speculation and discussion on who is to replace Smith. I want to be a collaborator.

Please note the following people are in no particular order.

Who Should Replace Matt Smith as The Doctor?

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John Hurt
If you watched the Series 7 finale Name of The Doctor, you probably spotted this man towards the end. We are not entirely sure which number he’s suppose to do. A lot of speculation on the inter-webs is he’s a re-imagining of a previous doctor and not the twelfth. I have seen John Hurt in a lot of other things and he’s just so goddamn awesome.

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Wil Wheaton
I know, I know he’s an American. A lot of people will cause an uproar if an American be casted. But BBC America does cover a lot of the production costs. Hell. The series came to the United States for a few episodes in Series 6. Why the hell not?

He has his own fez and has a beard! #Winning!

I think he would do a pretty good job.

 

 

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Alex Kingston
I know that she already has debuted in Doctor Who as the character River Song. Who is the daughter of the Doctor’s companions, Amy and Rory Pond. And she currently is just an apparition in the Series 7 finale. I believe she would be an excellent choice and I think it’d be awesome if The Doctor finally became a woman. We need a strong primary female protagonist.

I understand that she isn’t Gallifreyan but she does have the abilities to regenerate.

 

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Lenora Crichlow

Fans of the British series Being Human will recognize her as the troubled ghost Annie Sawyer. I really think it would be amazing for the twelfth doctor to be a woman. Especially a young woman.

She also is an incredible actress!

 

 

 

And finally…

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Sir Patrick Stewart

Just make it fucking so!

 

 

 

 

 

What do you guys think? Do you agree? Disagree? Think someone else is better for the role? Discuss!

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Stanley Is Coming Revisited Pt. IV


Eastern Conference Final Review

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins were battered in a sweep by the Boston Bruins! I totally did not expect this whatsoever. I was really hoping that this series would have gone a full  seven. This sweep makes the Canucks being swept by the San Jose Sharks a lot better. Poor baby Sidney Crosby probably needs somebody to give him a hug tho!

Western Conference Final Review

  • I was in favour of the Chicago Blackhawks in winning the series against the Los Angeles Kings in seven games. They did it in five.

Stanley Cup Finals Prediction

  • I originally predicted that the Pittsburgh Penguins to be the 2013 NHL Champions. Since they were swept off their feet by the Boston Bruins in four games I now realize the second place team this year no longer has a chance nor did they originally deserve it. I’m in favour of the Chicago Blackhawks winning the series against the Boston Bruins in the best of seven games.

Spoilers; How We Hate Thee


Entertainment is a major part of our postmodernist culture. It has become entwined with our daily lives from the television shows we regularly watch to the movies we see at the theatre. However our entertainment experience has changed in the last six years with the introduction of social media phenomena. Facebook and Twitter have given us a new medium to meet new people all over the world that love the same television program or new blockbuster film.

I have enjoyed my experience meeting new people who love the same shows and movies as I do. However there’s one thing that really peeves me and that’s people who tweet or update their Facebook Update with spoilers – running the show or movie that I haven’t seen lately. I have unfollowed people because of it. Regretfully, I have to admit that I have been responsible for spoiling stuff as well.

Not to mention due to other ways to watch such as streaming via Netflix or other such services

What is a spoiler?

When someone reveals an unknown aspect of something which you likely would have rather learned on your own.

I believe that this should be adopted by everyone:

Television series: They must be airing their most recent season. You have seventy-two hours (three days) to catch up with the rest of the world. If you aren’t going to watch the show within three days you most likely won’t watch it if you have more than

Film: Not a lot of people go see a movie at the midnight premiere or get advanced tickets. Nor do a lot of people go opening weekend. If they are a blockbuster film (such as Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness and (sadly) Fast & Furious, etc) the spoiler free zone is eight days. However if the movie is not a popular films such as recent release Scientologist propagandistic bullshit After Earth then it’s just three days like television shows.

Video games: Yes, you can spoil a video game storyline as well. If its a blockbuster the same goes with film, eight days. If it’s not going to sell a bajillion copies follow the television method of three days.

Books: You read books…? NERD!! Kidding… I read books too and there’s no shame in being a nerd! Books are a lot different than video games, movies and television shows. They can be very simple to overtly complex. It takes me quite a while to read a book. A month on average. I say the spoiler free zone in this case is three weeks tops. But if the book has been out for over thirteen years like the third book of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire A Storm of Swords (which the third season of Game of Thrones is currently based on) then you are out of luck.

Books in visual media: If your favourite book becomes a television series or a movie or maybe even a video game, please for the love of The Mother (teeheehee) follow what I’ve written above. I know I was snarky to a few people to their reactions to the Red Wedding event that partook in last Sunday’s episode of GoT but I am sure that I didn’t spoil it for anyone. If I did, I’m sorry. But please wait three days or the eight if it is an actual blockbusters because your fellow fans will love you for it.

This is the Anth Spoiler Scale Guide. If you have a better idea, post in the comments!

What are your thoughts on my idea for spoilers?

Man of Steel


For me this summer blockbusters began with Iron Man 3 then Star Trek Into Darkness (which I’ve seen three times in theaters and planning on seeing it for the fourth time). Now the third blockbuster of the summer on my list is hitting theaters in over a week, Man of Steel.

Here is the most recent trailer!

Who wants to go see it with me?