Fantastic news! Announced earlier this morning from the BBC after today’s Men’s Final at Wimbledon, actress Jodie Whittaker will be the first woman in Doctor Who’s 54-year history to be cast for the show’s title role. Whittaker is best known for her recent role as Beth Latimer in crime drama Broadchurch and from Attack the Block (alongside John Boyega). More details could come in as soon as San Deigo Comic-Con begins, so stay tuned and ALLONS-Y!!
Honestly, I’m not getting tired of these stories that showcase the floor plans of the homes of some of my favorite television shows. I’ve already covered The Big Bang Theory and Stranger Things (I just finished watching season 1 on Netflix), and now I want to share some more of these incredible floor plans. Thanks to Homes.com, I present to you FIVE (yes, 5) more floor plan designs based on some of my other favorite cult television shows! And YES, I’m counting ‘Mr. Robot’… Continue reading Five Floor Plans from Some of my Favorite Cult TV Shows
In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the classic British science-fiction series Doctor Who in five, simple, easy-to-follow points. So, he’s going to try to condense 53 years of history in under 8 minutes. GOOD LUCK! Continue reading Doctor Who – Geek Me Five #10
Back in the year nineteen-hundred-and-ninety-three (or, 1993), Britain’s Channel 4 broadcast a four-part documentary series about video games. The third episode of the series was about SimCity — more specifically “SimCity 2000” — and even twenty years later, it’s great to see how far gaming has come, as well as seeing how this video showcased what was so monumental and amazing about early 1990s and antique PC gaming. It’s really fascinating seeing the way the documentary just blurs what’s actually possible in a video game and what they think a game could or should be doing. Plus — and it just HAS to be said — it’s interesting to see the Maxis team talk about all of the systems used in SimCity 2000, considering the fact that they worked so well in THAT game and yet completely fall apart in EA’s 2013 version of SimCity. Le Sigh… Continue reading This 1993 ‘SimCity’ Documentary Is 12 Minutes Of INSANITY!
In anticipation — or just sheer and utter impatience — for the Doctor Who Christmas Special on December 25th (or course), and finally catching up on the mid-season finale with the final appearances of Amy Pond and Rory (still shaking; heck of a moving episode), I wanted to share some of my favorite Doctor Who memes. But PractitioNERD, what the heck is Dr. Who? Well, first it’s “Doctor” Who, not “Dr.”
Anyway, Doctor Who is a British science fiction television series that aired from 1963 to 1989, before being revived for its contemporary run in 2005. The show chronicles the adventures of a nameless time-travelling, physically regenerating (as 11 actors has portrayed the main character) humanoid alien simply referred to as “The Doctor”. He is believed to be the last remaining survivor of a species known as “The Time Lords.” In each episode, The Doctor, along with different human companions, travel through time and space aboard a ship called the TARDIS (which stands for “Time And Relative Dimension In Space”), which appears to regular people as a vintage blue police box. Due to the near-50-year history of the show, Doctor Who has gathered a cult following, and in 2006, the show was designated as television’s longest running science fiction series by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Continue reading Doctor Who Memes?! ALLONS-Y…or…LET’S GO!!!
British comedian and actor Stephen Fry, a full-fledged geek and tech nerd, sent out a tongue-lashing on a generation of technophobic judges who don’t understand the internet and/or social media in an interview with the BBC back in February. Continue reading Stephen Fry versus Technophobic Judges. FIGHT!!
This just make my day/week/month/year/life…
On an episode of the Graham Norton Show, Will Smith, who stars in new film Men in Black III and Take That’s Gary Barlow, who is discussing the Jubilee Celebration Concert, perform the theme song to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Man, I feel so old (I was 5 when the show premiered and 11 when it the series finale aired), but so AWESOME at the same time!