Okay, I’ve been lax on posting the last few days. So here’s a palate cleanser before we move on to the heavy stuff. (And trust me cats and kitties, the heavy stuff is a coming.)
-First off, kudos and huzzahs to Steven Moffat and the rest of the “Doctor Who” team. Although, it only pulled in six point five million viewers in Britain, (Versus eight million for last year’s premiere.) It did break the viewing record for BBC America. And I’m sure that’s not counting the number of cableless nerds who had to rent it off the iTunes. (Side kudos BTW to iTunes for the quick posting thus leaving the spoilers unspoiled.)
And for the record, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, I wouldn’t recommend to newbies tuning in for the first time simply because it’s just too damn dense and dependent on events that happened last season. (Although it gives you an excuse to shove the box set for Season Five into their hands. And them smile in glee as their heads explode from the sheer awesomeness of it.)
And as for me, I’ll just say this.
If a lesser man ever painted himself into a narrative corner like Moffat did in the first freaking half hour, I’d be temped to shake my head and walk away.
But as he has proved time and time again, Steven Moffat is not a lesser man.
Any man who can find a way to make Amy Pond flirt with herself for charity is a man to be reckoned with.
-And while we’re on the subject of “Doctor Who”, a belated condolences on the loss last week of Elisabeth Sladen to cancer.
In a related note, fuck cancer!
-And let it be noted that yesterday, Joss Whedon started shooting “The Avengers”. Let it also be noted that he announced that first day in what can only be described as hyperbolic self deprecation.
On this occasion, let me make the following prediction.
This film will either be the greatest, most amazingly spectacular bit of rock ’em, sock ’em superhero action ever committed to film (Or tape or hard drive or whatever those damn kids are using nowadays.) or…
It will suck so badly that it will cause grown nerds to weep and rend their ironic t-shirts and curse Whedon’s name to the heavens. Causing God Him/Herself to cry out “AND YOU KILLED WASH TOO, YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!”.
Apparently God is an Alan Tyduk fan.
Here’s hoping Whedon pulls off the former. And that he’s smart enough to give Tyduk something to do in it.
-The free market has spoken. Ayn Rand Sucks!
Does this mean we’re a socialistic country yet?