It’s March 15, and you know what that means–it’s officially one month until Doctor Who returns! And look at what we have to look forward to!
Ice Warriors! Mondasian Cybermen! A trip to Egypt! The Fourth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver! David Suchet!
This weekend saw the release of Logan, Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as Wolverine. I haven’t seen it yet, but I keep hearing great reviews for it. And I know I’m going to have mixed feelings about it–it’s another Wolverine movie! But it’s the last one with Hugh Jackman! How can this be a good thing?
Either way, I wanted to post this video as a tribute to the irascible mutant even if it’s not a particularly serious video. This was recorded in 2014 when Hugh Jackman visited a radio station to promote X-Men: Days of Future Past. This video was actually what made me decide to look into the X-Men movies, and I am so glad I did.
Peter Capaldi announced today that the 2017 Christmas special will be his last appearance as the Doctor. He will be regenerating to make way for a new Doctor in 2018, which will also be seeing Chris Chibnall taking over as showrunner from Steven Moffat.
I am not taking this well. I feel as if he’s being forced out of the show because all the nuWho fangirls hated that he was older and not a pretty boy. The Doctor was never supposed to be your boyfriend! Watch some classic Who and get an education!
And if they use his departure as an excuse/opportunity to cast a woman as the Doctor because something something diversity, something something open-mindedness, I will be so done with the modern series. So. Done.
On the other hand, I suppose I could try looking at it as another opportunity for my dream-casting of Hugh Laurie as the Doctor. But…drat it all, we just got Capaldi! I’m not ready to let go yet!
I was saddened to learn yesterday of the death of actor John Hurt, whom countless Whovians remember as the War Doctor from Doctor Who. I first knew him as the voice of Kilgharrah the Dragon on Merlin (he also voiced Hazel in Watership Down, but I didn’t realize that at the time) and later as Winston in 1984 (having read the book, I don’t think anyone could have played that role better than he did). But it was his performance as the War Doctor, a Doctor without hope or a future yet still somehow the Time Lord we all know and love, that really captured my imagination.
He was the Doctor on the day it was impossible to get it right, and we will never forget him for it. May he rest in peace.
We now know what the title for the next Star Wars movie is! Are you ready? It’s (insert drum roll) The Last Jedi.
As titles go, it’s not terrible. I guess I was a little disappointed that it broke the theme of the second leg of the trilogy having a title of four words (Episode II was Attack of the Clones; Episode V was The Empire Strikes Back). It’s probably a dumb thing to be sad about, though, so I’ll probably get over it. It definitely is interesting, so I’m certainly eager to see what the next chapter is.
I just hope it doesn’t turn out to be a rehash of The Empire Strikes Back.
A new year is upon us once more! Let’s make the most of it! I, for one, am definitely excited about the Sherlock season premiere tonight, and there’s a host of movies I’m looking forward to this year: Wonder Woman, Beauty and the Beast, Logan, and Star Wars: Episode VIII to name a few. I’m also looking forward to more X-Files (not sure when the new series will be back, but I’m still working my way through the old show and enjoying all the episodes I’m finding), and I’m going back and watching BBC’s Merlin series (I saw the first season long ago but never saw the others) as well, so that’s basically like watching a new show, too.
It’s a brand new year! Go out there and seize it!