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ONE DAY TO SERIES TEN! WOOOOOOOT!

New Doctor Who is just around the corner!  And, naturally, that corner is at the end of a corridor filled with Daleks.  Mind you, the Daleks are apparently not the big bad of the first episode; they’ll basically have just a cameo this season.  So, a real quick rundown of what we can expect:

New companion Bill Potts!

Two Masters, face to face — John Simm and Melissa Gomez!

Way more Ice Warriors than we’ve ever seen before!

Smiling emoji bots!

Perfectly ordinary things made terrifying — apparently to include puddles and creaks in the floor!

A three-parter!  (Also, it’s the one with two Masters!  SQUEE!)

Creepy monks!

Cybermen — all the Cybermen!  REALLY all the Cybermen, including the originals!

And, sadly….

…the finale for #12.

*weeps*

But fear not . . . this is the Doctor.  He changes, he goes on, and that means soon we get the joy of meeting a new Doctor all over again.  Possibly sooner than we think; although we were told Capaldi would be staying through the Christmas special, that may not be the case after all; he’s filmed his final scene…..  (Not necessarily his last scene to be filmed, but the last scene we’ll get to see of his Doctor.  I say possibly not the last because we know the next Doctor isn’t yet cast.  Hmmm…..something is up, and I wonder what?)

In any case, strap in, because tomorrow it all starts with The Pilot…..

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We’re Finally Getting a Multi-Master story!

Steven Moffat has teased us with the exciting news that John Simm will be returning this season – and yes, he’ll still be playing the Master!  And there will definitely be a face-to-face scene between his Master and Melissa Gomez’s Missy.  That should be interesting!
In all these years, we have never had a multi-Master story.  Honestly, it’s about time.

Permission to squee?

😉

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Waiting for Series 10: What are the monks?

Series 10, set to be the finale for both Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffatt, is shaping up to be epic.  So epic, in fact, that they’re doing a three-parter!  Well, sort of.  Scriptwriter Toby Whithouse has described episodes 6 through 8 as a “trilogy”.  6 is written by Steven Moffatt, 7 by Peter Harness, and 8 by Toby Whithouse.  It will be set in the present day and will feature Missy — as well as some extremely creepy looking Monks.  (Creepier than the Headless Monks?  Time will tell.)

At any rate, they do seem to have heads.  Maybe it’d be better if they didn’t….  But are they villains?  Victims?  Plot devices?  Massive misdirection?  I guess we’ll find out!  😉

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Happy New Year, and Welcome 2017!

Welcome to 2017!  It’s gonna be a heckuva year!  Forget about politics — here’s some of the stuff I’m looking forward to in 2017:

1) Series 10 of Doctor Who!!!!!  More of the Twelfth Doctor (or, as my nine-year-old calls him, “Doctor Eyebrows”), new companions, new adventures . . . I can’t wait!

2) The total solar eclipse across the United States, August 21.  I’ve already made plans; my family will be camping across South Dakota and Wyoming, aiming to observe the event itself in Casper, Wyoming, which is expected to be way busier than it normally is; the longest duration will be closer to the tourist-trap haven of Branson, Missouri, but Wyoming is predicted to have the most reliable weather.  If you have not made plans, well, expect everything to be booked solid already…..  I’ve been anticipating this one for about twenty years.  😉

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3) The Falcon 9 return-to-flight mission.  After the shocking launchpad mishap last year, Falcon 9’s had a bit of a downtime, and now has a backlog to process.  They’re looking to return to flight possibly early in January, with a 10-spacecraft launch out of Vandenberg AFB on behalf of the Iridium NEXT constellation.

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4) Possibly also the Falcon Heavy maiden flight.  Resembling a Delta IV Heavy, and likewise comprised of three cores strapped together, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in the world when it finally launches.  It’s a crucial element of SpaceX’s larger aspirations – they still have Mars in their sights.

5) November 13, there will be a very close conjunction of Jupiter and Venus.  They’ll be closer together than the width of the full moon in the sky, a rare visual treat.

6) New Mythbusters, perhaps?  With the annual Mythbusters Mega-Marathon underway, I’ve got Mythbusters on the brain; but it would be lovely to get some new ones.  Jamie and Adam have moved on, but Discovery is running a sort of game show to select their successors.  Should be interesting!  Expect explosions!

Talking of stuff on the screen, there are some awesome-looking movies coming:

7) LEGO Batman!  Really, ’nuff said.  😉

8) Beauty and the Beast looks pretty amazing too:

9) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.  Luc Besson is amazing, and this movie is seriously his baby.  The comic book it’s based upon was a huge inspiration and influence to him growing up, so this should be pretty spectacular.

So, there’s a taste of stuff to look forward to in the new year!  There’s definitely some cool stuff coming our way.  😉  How about you?  What are you looking forward to in 2017?

 

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