Queued in Fridays: Rocket Men

Rocket Men Poster

We have another documentary this week. That’s nice. I like documentaries. The bad part is this isn’t a very good documentary.

Rocket Men (2009) charts the history of the American space program from the days of Alan Shepard and the Mercury Seven astronauts, to the Apollo missions and the horrible accident on Apollo 1 and the great success of Apollo 11, to the shutting down of the Apollo program in the early 1970s, to the Challenger explosion, the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope, and finally the Columbia tragedy in 2003. Continue reading

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Doctor Who and the Return of Paul McGann

Left: Promotional image of the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) in the 1996 TV movie. Right: A promotional image of the Eighth Doctor in the 2013 minisode "The Night of the Doctor."

I am currently high. My drug of choice today isn’t anything illegal or indeed physical. It’s a little something called Doctor Who. This little TV show, which is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary next Saturday, is one of my favorites of all time. Usually, that fact alone would be reason enough for the high, but today the BBC has released a minisode prequel to the anniversary special featuring a former Doctor who, before today, had only ONE onscreen appearance. This would be the lovely Eighth Doctor as played by the great Paul McGann. Continue reading

Fifty Years of Doctor Who: Some Humany Wumany Thoughts and Criticisms

All eleven Doctors and the Tardis (back center).

All eleven Doctors and the Tardis (back center).

This is a big year. Is it because this is the first year of President Obama’s second term or because it’s the human race’s first year after the end of world? Maybe it’s just because big movies like Star Trek Into the Darkness, Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug are coming out…Of course, none of those are it! It’s because it’s the fiftieth anniversary of the British sci-fi show Doctor Who! Continue reading