This past weekend, I found myself vocalizing in a new way something I've inherently known for a long time: Nerd matters. If you are indeed a nerd, this won't be much of a shocker. But if you have someone in your life you suspect might be a nerd, or if you just don't get this stuff, listen up.
Because I have a girfriend who is a krewe co-captain, and several geek friends who are captains, parade mistresses and ChewbacchanAliens, I have the privilege of being involved in watching various aspects of planning and executing this awesome parade.
Being a geek, I love a Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention. Thousands of people with whom I have much in common (I refer to it, at least in my head, as being...
Matt Smith's professorial getup and bow tie and David Tennant's floppy coat, spectacles and "sand shoes," are things of the past.
Downton is the most watched show in PBS' history, but it's by no means Britain's only success story on U.S. television. Few cultural partnerships can match ours for closeness or longevity.
The verdict on Doctor Who's 50th anniversary year? Good, but too sparse. The final season for Matt Smith's Doctor got short-shrift by being cut in half, with the first half shown in 2012 and the second in the anniversary year 2013.
The Crescent City might as well be re-christened "Who Orleans" because Doctor Who's Matt Smith is heading stateside for Wizard World New Orleans Comic...
The 11th Doctor is out, but the ratings are in.
Not only is he massively favored for the re-election campaign for an historic fourth term as governor of California, which he, in his inimitable fashion, has not yet announced, he is even being touted for president.
For more handcrafted nerdery, and bonus creepy tree points, head to Etsy for a Weeping Angel tree topper. Just don't Blink when gazing at your decorations, opening your presents... and better not sleep on Christmas Eve either.
Dear Doctor: You had me at, "I'm not a ginger." When you open that blue door, my heart beats louder than the two of yours combined, because I have a problem that only a doctor can solve. Do you have a helping hand to spare? My problem is that I'm in love with a ten.
We'll look into whether there's story enough to support two-and-a-half hours of screen time, whether the return to the bloody Hunger Games competition is worth the trip, and whether all the characters have a preternaturally intimate understanding of human nature or are just damn lucky.
In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.
I was in the darkness. The story of Batman helped me realize I could wrap it around my arms like a security blanket. Or a cape. The yellow symbol on my chest was my light defended by a black creature more powerful than anything crime could throw at me.
"An Adventure in Space and Time" has a bittersweet and surprisingly moving conclusion, and the whole production is anchored by David Bradley's terrific performance.
Doctor Who is turning 50, this week, just in time for the adventuring Time Lord to save JFK while glibly reversing the polarity of the neutron flow.