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Friday, March 31, 2006

Doctor Who news

D.W.Q.M.: Sgt. Benton: "What are we going to do now?"
the Second Doctor: "Keep it confused, feed it with useless information. I wonder if I have a television set handy?"

Series one in the USA:
Fridays, 9pm on the SciFi Channel
Current episode:
Aliens of London
Previous episodes:
The Unquiet Dead
The End of the World

Series Two in the UK:
Saturdays, at ???(time still to be determined) on BBC1
1. New Earth will premiere on April 15th.

Outpost Gallifrey's
newspage has many interesting articles on the press launch coverage and official release date of Series 2 in the UK. WARNING: mild spoilers! not to be read if you haven't seen the end of series one yet, or you don't want to know anything about series 2. :)

New this year to Who:
TARDISODES. TARDISODES are 60 second mini-episodes that will be additions to the main story line, featuring back-stories about the characters and the adventures in the upcoming episode. These will be available to download for mobile and broadband users (like Attack of the Graske).
posted by Romana1 on 12:46 PM | *

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Who and astro random thoughts...

D.W.Q.M.: "How about a trip in the TARDIS? I'm just off..." -the Fourth Doctor

It's official! The
BBC announced that series 2 will start on April 15th at 7:00pm on BBC1. Yay! :) Start your countdowns... ;)

I really need to start my night sky posts again-I keep meaning to, but then I just run out of time...

Unfortunately we were on the wrong side of the planet to witness the solar eclipse that took place today. But if you want to check out a really cool article on the event, just
click here. :)

Also, if you are a fan of the Pleiades, then you won't want to miss the occulation on April 1st!! According to Sky and Telescope, all you need to do is to keep watch on the Moon from twilight until the Moon sinks too low in the west to follow, and you'll notice that the moon is next to the stars of the Pleiades. You can find out more
here. Hey, Perseph, up for a little stargazing on Saturday? ;) I might have to bring out my telescope!
posted by Romana1 on 12:38 PM | *

Friday, March 24, 2006

Doctor Who news

D.W.Q.M.: "Now please, come and see the TARDIS. As an invasion weapon it's about as offensive as a chicken vol-au-vent." -the Fifth Doctor

Series one in the USA:
Current episode:
The Unquiet Dead
Previous episodes:
The End of the World

Series two in the UK:
Although I haven't seen anything official, current speculation is that series two will start on April 15th. (Which means the episode with Sarah Jane Smith will air on May 6th-yay! Hey, that's my sister's bday!) ;)

Speaking of Sarah, Big Finish just released
Fatal Consequences, the third episode of the second series of their Sarah Jane Smith audios. Oooh, I really want to listen to these!!

Doctor Who has been
nominated for three hugo awards- for the episodes the Empty Child and the Doctor Dances, (one nomination for a two-parter, I assume?), Dalek, and Father's Day. All good episodes-including my favorite from series 1 (the Empty Child). Oooh, but it's up against Battlestar Galactica's Pegasus. (also a good episode!) :) You can read more about it on the BBC's site.

Although it won't be released here in the States until June, my favorite story, Genesis of the Daleks has already been released in the UK. The BBC's Doctor Who site already has a review up, along with some
clips from the dvd extras. I've watched them and I am SO HAPPY the BBC decided to release both region 1 and 2 versions with the same extras. Woo-hoo! I can't wait until June!!!

Don't forget to watch tonight! Woo-hoo!

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Monday, March 20, 2006


Happy Spring, everybody!!!!

Everyone ran screaming as soon as they realized what the long winter months had done to the yard...

(Image from the Fourth Doctor story, the Seeds of Doom)
posted by Romana1 on 1:11 PM | *

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

coming to SciFi this Friday

D.W.Q.M.: "Fantastic!!" -the Ninth Doctor

Doctor Who

"Hello!" :)
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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

disc golfing on a Sunday afternoon....

D.W.Q.M.: "You know, I am so constantly outwitting the opposition, I tend to forget the delight and satisfaction of the arts... the gentle art of fisticuffs." -the First Doctor

Perseph, Foofy, Jerm, his dad (Mr. Dave), and I went to play disc golf at Hudson. The weather wasn't too bad, a little windy at times, but it was sunny. Unfortunately, though-the course was awfully muddy, so we were constantly wiping the mud off our discs.

It was the first time that I got to try out my Teebird-L, and it performed beautifully!! (Well, provided I shot it in the right direction. LOL) I've had some of my longest drives ever with the TL, so I think it's definitely helping to improve my game. Although when I was trying a test shot with my Leopard, I (along with Jerm, who was helping me with my shot) was quite surprised with the distance I got with it (albeit it was in the wrong direction, but man, what distance!!) ;) I even managed to get par on one of the longer holes, which shocked me.

There was a cop car parked at hole nine- parked right in the spot that Jerm had thrown his disc earlier in the day, so he decided to go guard the car while the rest of us threw our shots. Mr. Dave threw his disc, then went to replace Jerm on guard duty. I think Foofy threw his disc next, and then it was to me. Mr. Dave was still walking over to the car, but I was sure he was far enough away that I could take my shot. I threw my disc, and to my horror, watched as it sailed threw the air, with no indication that it was going to land. I suddenly screamed "FORE!" and saw Jerm signaling to his dad that he should stop. My disc landed about a foot in front of him. yikes! An impressive drive for me-a bit scary, but impressive. Too bad I still managed to shoot a bogie. LOL ;) We had another near miss on hole 18, when my Leopard went flying in the wrong direction (again). When I yell 'fore', you better duck and cover!

I set a new personal course record (well, it was only my second time at Hudson). 20 over par. That's also a new personal best for me. I've almost reached my goal of shooting under 20 over! ;)

And so I leave you with a quote by me, which seemed to amuse the others: "Star: the strength of a Champion, with the grip of a Pro."

Ok, maybe you just had to be there. ;)
posted by Romana1 on 1:16 AM | *

Thursday, March 02, 2006

More randomness

D.W.Q.M.:"You're unbalanced. No wonder the Doctor always outwits you." -the Rani, to the Master (from the Sixth Doctor Story, Mark of the Rani)

SciFi launched it's
Doctor Who website last week-I've been waiting for it ever since they announced it was coming to Scifi! :) Also, if you haven't already seen the ad for Doctor Who, you can catch it here.
Two weeks away!!! I can't wait! :)

TangognaT reviewed some manga that was based on the Read or Die anime series. She says it's not a direct adaptation of the OAV or the tv series, but takes place in a time period between the two anime releases. My friend Arthur introduced me to the Read or Die series with the original OAV, and I loved it! I haven't seen the tv series yet, but I'd like to. I might have to check out the manga as well. :)

Pythonland- Ben&Jerry's has a new icecream flavor: Vermonty Python!! I can't wait to try that. It's a good thing that Perseph and I are planning a Ben&Jerry's run to Zagara's tonight...or is it? LOL.
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