Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils

I think I, like…. most other fans? was watching this to see where the Thasmin relationship went rather than anything to do with the Sea Devils themselves. Sorry Sea Devils.

I really liked that the sad Yaz/Doctor conversation about how they could never really be together took place on a beach, a pretty obvious nod to that other time the Doctor and their companion stood on a beach and talked about how they could never really be together, that was a great touch. Oh hey and River got a mention! It does bug me a little that Yaz never goes, “oh, you say you can’t be with me but you had a wife before? What’s with that?” because you’d think she would.

Anyway yes! Some other things happened in this episode! I saw LOTS of people complaining about the CGI and editing and I agree with them but I also wonder if Covid restrictions played a part in that, in which case I can’t really blame anyone. And it was completely delightful to see Madame Ching as a Doctor Who historical celebrity, pirates are great and female pirates are even better.

All that being said the Next Time trailer is the only thing anyone’s talking about right now! Have a look and you’ll see why!

Partygate — Meerkat Musings

I’m mad. I’m fuming. This is going to be an epic rant but a necessary one. It concerns the shambolic, deceitful hypocrites at the heart of this Tory government, and it concerns the opportunity the British public has at the upcoming local elections. Both PM Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak have received fines for […]

Partygate — Meerkat Musings

Don’t ever let your country become like Britain, kids. :(

What does Qui-Gon have to say in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi? And a charity stream for mental health awareness! — Making Star Wars

Very recently, I met with some crew members of Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Mandalorian 3 and the upcoming Ahsoka series. We got to talking about RPGs and a charity event I will be helping out with. There is a subtext to Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi that really ties into ideas of hope during our darkest times […]

What does Qui-Gon have to say in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi? And a charity stream for mental health awareness! — Making Star Wars

So, I’m really trying not to get my hopes up too high for a Qui-Gon appearance in the Obi-Wan show, not least because Liam Neeson has said he isn’t in it. (He could be lying Andrew Garfield-style, I suppose.) But if this actually happens –

In Chapter Six, after all is said and done, the blue ghost of Qui-Gon Jinn does manifest for Kenobi. As Qui-Gon appears in front of Kenobi, Obi-Wan looks on in amazement, hardly able to believe his own eyes. Qui-Gon Jinn smiles at Kenobi and asks him what took him so long? Qui-Gon then says he’s been there with him the entire time. 

-my Phantom Menace/Jedi Apprentice loving self will be SO BEYOND crying tears of joy. I will be sobbing for days.

Facts about the number 34

-It is the atomic number of selenium

-It is the ninth Fibonacci number

-It is the age at which Hollywood icon Jayne Mansfield died in a car accident (the reason Mansfield bars were invented)

-It is the ninth distinct semiprime (nope, I don’t know what that means)

-It is the name of a song by the Dave Matthews Band

-It is the number of the rule stating that the internet contains pornography of every conceivable topic

-It is the age I turn today!

A lesson

Me in 2005, looking at pictures of myself in 2000: I was so pretty back then. Too bad I look so ugly now.

Me in 2010, looking at pictures of myself in 2005: I was so pretty back then. Too bad I look so ugly now.

Me in 2017, looking at pictures of myself in 2010: I was so pretty back then. Too bad I look so ugly now.

Me in 2022, looking at pictures of myself in 2017: I was so pretty back then. Too bad I look so ugly now…