The New Doctor Is A Woman

So, as you have probably found out recently, the latest incarnation of Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker. At first, I was disgruntled about this, but there again, I was disgruntled about David Tennant, then about Matt Smith and then again – very briefly – about Peter Capaldi.

Tom Baker was always my Doctor as he is the one I grew up with, and then in 2005 when Doctor Who returned, Christopher Ecclestone did a good job of returning it to the screens. He didn’t want to be typecast as the Doctor so finished after just one season.

When Capaldi came along, I liked the fact that it was an older Doctor again, and would hopefully get rid of the “Oooh I love the Doctor” element from the companions. It was fine with Rose Tyler because she changed the whole outlook of the Doctor. Changed him to be more empathetic than he was before due to him having been in the Time War.

Capaldi’s very little emotion take on the Doctor worked well, and the only down side to it was Clara. During the Matt Smith outing, she complimented him well as someone he bounced ideas off. Then when the regeneration happened, and he became Capaldi, the writers decided that it would be a good idea to make Clara the main person and gave her the puzzle solving element of the duo. To me, no longer was it Doctor Who featuring a companion, it was Clara Oswald featuring the Doctor. When they killed her off, it was an emotional moment. It was very well done. Then they brought her back! So now she exists between heartbeats. I really hope that she doesn’t turn up again.

I have recently started watching the latest series of Doctor Who, as I have been told that it is different without her in it, and after two episodes, I find that to be true.

With Jodie Whittaker taking over the mantle, it is not a surprise as they have been paving the way for it recently with the Master regenerating into Missy, a Time Lord in the last series being killed and regenerating a woman, so it was coming soon. It was going to be this regeneration, or the next one.

I just hope that other fans of the show do what I do and give her the benefit of the doubt.

Peter Capaldi

Departing 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi

 

Jodie Whittaker

Incoming 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker

 

Can You Keep A Secret?

I was talking to a very good friend last night, and we got onto the subject of secrets, and it reminded me of the song by the Pierces “Secret”. It is a catchy song and has been used as the title theme for the series Pretty Little Liars.

I’ve posted two versions of it, the official video and the one with the words.

Why Always The Hate?

I was watching some YouTube videos the other day, and it is shocking the amount of hate that comes in the way of comments. Rather than accept that people have an opinion and that’s what makes humanity diverse and a good race able to adapt and get along.

One was a trailer for a game. Some people didn’t like the game, others did. Rather than “I don’t like this game, so I’m going to leave it“, the response is “This game is the worst thing ever and anyone who likes it is just a stupid little child“, and the response from people who like the game is “how dare you say anything bad about this game! You should go off and drop dead“.

There are comments of “The introduction movie isn’t how the game is, people should sue the company for false advertising“.

All games have a cinematic trailer for the game that is not actual in-game footage. Some people will say that a space simulator is wrong because of the sound of guns in space, but will play Call of Duty or something like that and get headshots without having to take in the Coriolis effect. (This is the curve of the earth and takes into account the drop of the bullet on its way to the target due to the angle and the wind factor and magnetism of the planet).

Some people will complain that a Call of Duty game is not realistic as you can get shot in the arm and just hide to feel better, while playing a driving game, ram something at over 200mph and just back up and drive off.

Everyone likes different things. The same with films. Just because someone doesn’t like the Transformers films doesn’t mean no one else is allowed to like them.

I don’t like the Transformers films – I’ll buy them for my son though. I’m not good at fighting games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter. It doesn’t make them the worst games ever.

Just because I can’t do headshots on Call of Duty, Battlefield, Overwatch or games like that, it doesn’t mean the controls are all wrong and the company should do something about it, It just means I’m not that good at them.

People need to see that their opinion is not the only one that matters in this world. There are other people who feel and think differently.

Whatever happened to “Whatever floats your boat” or “Hate that game, let me know when you’ve finished“.

There is too much hate and confrontation in the world now. Everyone needs a chill pill and a time out in the naughty corner. It’s time for acceptance, not dissension. It’s time for smiles, not snarls. It’s time for community, not hate.

We have enough of that with the leaders of countries without the rest of the people sinking to their levels.

Free speech, not hate speech.