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


Music: December 15 2012

Another track by one of my favourite bands. I went to see these live and would love to see them again. It was released in 2007. It was also used in the first season of the Vampire Diaries. This is an interview with the lead singer.

I think lyric-wise this song is something that a lot of people can relate to. It’s about the fact that [everybody], you know, everybody gets this point in life… And that is what the song is about, that you’re trying to hold on to the things that are important, that you try to find something that you can believe in and which is worth living, if it’s family or the love of your life or (laugh) things that make your life worth [living]. And this person in the song is really disappointed [with a lot of things], because a lot of people are fake or things don’t turn out the way she had hoped they would do. And this is what the song is about and I think it’s something that a lot of people can relate to.

The video was shot in Berlin and is set in the portrayed character’s mind.

Within TemptationAll I need



Farewell … The Sky At Night Shall Be Quiet

It is a sad day today. Legendary astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, the man who inspired so many people – including myself – to arm ourselves with telescopes and look towards the heavens, has died. He was 89 and died at approximately 12:25 today, December 9th 2012. He presented The Sky At Night for over 50 years.

Goodnight Sir Patrick.


Music: November 07 2012


This track was released originally in 1976. It has been aired over the years, and then eight years ago it hit the airwaves when it became attached to the words at the beginning of a program. The words being: The Road So Far. This program advertised that “Scary just got Sexy” and I imagine that Jo Bryant will be quaking now as she probably knows what I’m referring to. It’s a series that shows on CW about two brothers who are played by Jensen Ackles and Jared Padelecki. They go in search of anything that is not earthly and destroy it.  Along the way they have fought demons of all kinds, including Lucifer himself, and they have had help from Angels. One of the most often met is played by Misha Collins. The boys are Dean and Sam Winchester, the Angel is Castiel, the program – Supernatural.

Kansas – Carry On My Wayward Son