martin freeman

Farewell, Matt Smith

As you should know, I am a Whovian. I am a very, very big fan of the Doctor Who franchise.

In recent news, the youngest actor to ever portray the time traveling alien has resigned from the show. This of course does not mean Doctor Who is ending. This just means a new actor will take the reins from Matt Smith. 

But, Matt Smith’s portrayal of the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor was an instant favorite of mine, and with his deep emotional range and childish charm, he won the hearts of many Doctor Who fans. Some still stick with David Tennant, the man who played the tenth incarnation of the Doctor, but Matt Smith definitely did not disappoint viewers.

He singlehandedly brought back tweed jackets and suspenders and bow ties and fezzes and top hats and stetsons. Some call him the hipster Doctor, actually.

In his tenure as the Doctor, Smith had large, floppy, bouncy hair. In recent pictures, he shaved his head, a hint to many that the manchild was ready to leave.

Now, I’m not one to pay attention to celebrities, however, being that Doctor Who is one of my three favorite shows, I am inclined to be very sad about this departure. Smith took his departure very seriously and his exit was done in a respectable public fashion.

Onward to bigger and better things, Matt, stay cool.

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The World’s End – Trailer

From the people that brought us Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz comes, the World’s End.  This will be Edgar Wright‘s final installmaent of his ‘Three Flavours of Cornetto’ trilogy.  And going on track record from the other 2 mentioned movies, this should be a blasty.  I love both movies, I’ve seen Hot Fuzz 3 times before it was even officially released here in the US.  (thanks to my buddy, who’s a bigger fan of Edgar, Nick, and Simon).  I even had a smoke with Nick Frost and Simon Pegg at one of the Hot Fuzz Q & A’s.  They are totally down to earth blokes.  My buddy, ShinG0 even had  a talk with Edgar Wright on the way down to street level.

Anyway, I cannot wait until this movie is released, and judging from the trailer, it’s going to have the same amount of ridiculousness as the other 2 movies.  I am officially Giddy.

 

[youtube http://youtu.be/YF-4c8U-mUI]

Something I Need

I need my favorite show(s) to air already.

Top Gear UK (in my opinion, the only Top Gear that should be around) has begun airing series 19, and they don’t cease to disappoint.

Well, as you see, my favorite shows are those from the BBC. Doctor Who, Top Gear, and Sherlock compose of my Top 3 live action shows.

Sherlock, I believe, hasn’t even begun shooting the 3rd series (someone correct me if I’m wrong) due to Martin Freeman (Dr. John Watson) just finishing with all the hullabaloo of The Hobbit.

So, here I am, waiting for Series 7 Part 2 of Doctor Who. My last taste of the longest running sci-fi show in history was the last episode of the series to date, which introduced a new companion for that maniacal alien.

The writers for the show are genius (and actually, also write the adapted stories for Sherlock) and pretty much fill my brain with new ideas. I need the shows back to occupy my brain!

Anyway.

Top Gear is back with a new title intro, and Doctor Who has done the same. I can’t actually find a video that showcases all the title intros for Top Gear, but I have found one for Doctor Who. So, enjoy. (Don’t mind this space. This space right here, within the confines of these parentheses, are for the future embed link that I shall procure for all of you in the future that showcases the title intros for Top Gear)

Doctor Who title intro (All)