I love it when your pc just decides NOPE I'm gonna fuck with you for zero reason! Tried to install drivers for my scanner since I hadnt put them back on after I upgraded to win7 and for some reason it was in endless install mode, totally not letting me do ANYTHING else like close programs or alt-ctrl-del. In the end I had to hard reset the stupid thing THEN it started working after it realised I could kick its arse seven different ways to tuesday. RECOGNIZE!
Ignoring the above it pretty much delayed me from making a post yesterday. Aaaaand football manager 2011 lol. Pretty awesome game. Its amazing how it sucks you in so much. Very few games are so addicting and this is one of them. This'll eat me up for the next couple months.
There were a few questions in the previous blog I made about movies, and they also reminded me of a few other things I forgot to mention. The Descent was a pretty good film. I havent seen the sequel as of yet. And also The Ruins was great. Again, not seen its sequel. I cant recall if I mentioned Brotherhood of the Wolf, but if not then I did just then haha. Awesome film. There was a short mini series I saw a while back called Dead Set. Its a show from england thats 5 episodes long, which they later joined into a full length feature. Its basically zombies that crash a Big Brother tv studio. Very well made, definitely recommend watching it.
I was asked if I was into Dr Who and I really wanted to respond to that. Yes I'm a massive fan since the early 80s. I grew up watching Tom Baker who is just awesome. He had some amazing written stories too. Even when it started to lose steam I still enjoyed watching it. I even remember back when they first aired the new CG intro for the 7th doctor. Was pretty awesome. When they finally tried to push it again with that american made movie I sort of twitched. While I did like McGann as the Doctor, and he's really amazing in some of the audio books, the whole plot was a bit frustrating. I'll admit to being a bit of a fan of Eric Roberts, so I was torn a bit when he was cast as the Master. I was like YEAH ERIC ROBERTS and then OMG WTF like at the same time in my brain. It hurt for sure. So the movie while not being a complete piece of shit was still pretty poor.
I'm going to admit to being one of the other ones who totally raged over the newer series. At first I tried to like Ecclestone. But he really was NOT right for the Doctor role. And one episode after the other I soon realised I HATED Russel T Davis as the head writer. He pissed me off to the point I stopped watching. If my friend told me there was an episode that was awesome and I had to watch it then I'd give that one a chance. But majority of the episodes were just stupid. It didnt help that they were aimed at kids either. Well they were more then aimed. I like to use the term as butchered. Ecclestone leaving after just 1 season was like a massive slap to the face to fans since that meant that was 1 regeneration gone. Thanks heaps you bastard. However when they listed Tennant as the new doctor I was thrilled. I knew about him and I told my friend he would end up being this generations Tom Baker. And he was.
Sadly the writing didnt change because it was fucking Russel T. I didnt like how he made Tennant always act more hyper then he should. I hated the way he wrote the Master as some eccentric hyperactive freak. When they first showed Derek Jacobi, the way he spoke and acted despite you not knowing he was the Master yet was pretty awesome. I mean he was perfect. And the episode he was in was actually written pretty good. Loved the whole concept of that. And then John Simm? Now while I like the actor in other shows like the brilliant Life on Mars, and the fact that he was a stage actor was also a plus since I feel thats the sort of actor that should be in the Dr Who series, the way he was written was just...argh. I'd like to highlight that whole 'Here come the Drums' episode as one that made me almost go out and kill homeless people over. I wont even bother with the whole exchange between him and tennant about how lovely they were together and how the doctor loves him and blahblahblah I just walked away from that crap since the writer is a waste of space.
There were some amazing episodes though but I also noticed most of them were written by Moffat, who when taking over as head writer caused me to shriek like a little girl with pure joy. Its just frustrating to know I missed most of Tennants reign because I couldnt stand the writing. I did catch a handful of excellent episodes though. But fuck you Russel T with your constant focus on trying to make the companion ALWAYS the main star, somehow adding in their family, and dont get me started on fucking Rose and her bullshit GOD status in that episode.
Seeing Matt Smith listed as the new Doctor though had me confused. The guy was young. He also looked weird. I didnt know what the logic behind it was other than possibly trying to get more females to watch by getting a younger doctor. But after I saw an interview with him and how he spoke and acted and his little strange habits and motions, I realised he'd be awesome. And he so totally is. Really loving the new series with him and Moffat leading. Its more darker like doctor who SHOULD be. None of this 400 jokes and witty banter between useless side characters. People forget the whole reason Doctor Who was so popular with kids and adults alike was because it was dark and different to every day tv.
I know I mentioned my trip to melbourne and how I got to meet Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldridge who were the 7ths doctor and his companion, and also Paul McGann who was the doctor from the movie, along with some other awesome shows like Horatio Hornblower, amazing tv movie series based off a series of books. He was also in Alien 3 which made me squeel. When I spoke to McGann and told him I enjoyed his role in Alien 3 he was totally surprised, obviously not expecting to hear that. But the dinner that night with all 3 of them was amazing. I got to sit right next to McGann which was awesome. The stories he had to say about everything were unending. Hearing McCoy swear was something that blew my mind since I wasnt expecting it. Amazing night. Heres some photos I got of them with their signatures and also me with them. But yeah, massive fan of McGann and even more after that dinner. McCoy was pretty cool though and Sophie was super nice, really great to chat with. I just wish I had more pics of me with them.
Also like to add in quickly, Liverpool just beat Chelsea 2-0 WOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! About time my useless team started winning.