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The 13th Doctor Was Revealed! It’s a Woman!

Yesterday was the day that the 13th Doctor was to be announced. In Doctor Who, all of the Doctors have been men. But now, we have a female Doctor! It is Jodie Whittaker.

Some people are unhappy, but the response seems to be mostly very positive. The opponents often say they don’t want a female Doctor because the Doctor has always been male. But Time Lords have changed gender in the past, so why can’t The Doctor?

Here’s what I had to say about this:

And in case you missed it, here’s the reveal trailer:

So, what do you think? Are you happy with the choice of actors for The 13th Doctor? Let me know in the comments section below.

I’m No Newbie! The Jay Dee Show 36

I actually recorded several videos in the past week. But I still have to edit and upload 3 of them! Yikes! Well, one should be up today. In the meantime, I did upload 3 videos, all to my main channel.

I also decided on a bit of a revamp of my channel and video thumbnails. Content changes slightly, too. I’m doing away with the intros on my videos, as they’re really unnecessary. I’m trying to tighten up my content so I get to the point. Videos may become shorter as a result. So, let’s look at last week’s videos.

First up is a software-related Authors Answer video. Check out what I use to write.

Next up is the video that changes my channel. Well, the changes happened around this time. New thumbnails!! Let me know what you think. This video is the reboot of the Booktube Newbie Tag.

And finally, big news. The 13th Doctor is a woman! Surprised? Happy? Unhappy?

This week should have a few good videos coming up, including a top 5 list, a Star Trek video, and more!

Let me know what you thought of the videos, as well as the new thumbnail design.

No Doctor Who!

So, I was going to watch some Doctor Who on Netflix a couple nights ago. Guess what I found out? It was removed on September 15th! There goes my plan to watch Doctor Who.

Why was it removed? I guess it’s supposed to be on Crave TV now. I heard about it, but I haven’t checked their listings.

So, what will I do now? I’ve already started watching The Walking Dead all over again. I’d seen up to the third season, but not all of it. I plan on watching it all and catching up. My Star Trek viewing will not slow down. Actually, I think it should speed up. At the pace I’ve been watching it, it’ll take me years to get through all of the episodes.

I have some other series I should be watching. I should continue with Sherlock and start Firefly. There are movies I need to watch, including Interstellar, The Martian (once I finish the book, which I’m now reading), and more.

Well, before going to bed tonight, I think I’ll watch the next episode of The Walking Dead.

The Doctor Who Theme

I don’t know why, but I keep watching this video.

Okay, maybe I know why. Nostalgia. In the late 80s and early 90s, I watched Doctor Who on PBS Saturday nights. I started off with the Tom Baker episodes that featured Adric and K-9. It was low budget, but fun. I liked the Fourth Doctor. And then came Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor. I liked him, too.

But the theme song. It’s unusual. And it’s interesting to see how it changed over the years.

If you watch (or watched) Doctor Who, what did you think of the theme? Let me know in the comments below.

What Should I Watch on Netflix?

I have access to Netflix. I didn’t in Japan. I had access to Hulu, but never took advantage of it, except that I watched the original Battlestar Galactica. I could’ve watched the remake, but I didn’t. I wish I had. Netflix doesn’t have it.

Anyway, I do have a very long list of things to watch in my list now, and I’m going to start off with a couple TV series. I’m also going to make short reviews/impressions of each episode on here. So, what should I watch? Vote in this poll:

Also, tell me why you think I should watch what you voted for. But don’t tell me any spoilers! Thanks!

Mission Statement – Books, Movies, and TV

This is the first part of the Mission Statement of this blog. This is what you can expect in the coming year and more. And it’s a pretty geeky Mission Statement!

When I started this blog, I wanted to focus on book reviews and my writing. So, I’d like to reiterate that book reviews are a major feature of this blog. However, that’s going to expand to movies and TV. And not just any movies and TV, but science fiction, fantasy, and superhero movies and TV!


I’m going to be doing a few challenges, as well as following very specific themes when reviewing movies. Here’s what you can expect to see:

  • Marvel and DC superhero movies
  • Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • Star Wars
  • Star Trek (will be done along with the TV series in chronological order)
  • James Bond movies
  • Harry Potter
  • Transformers movies
  • Terminator movies
  • Alien movies
  • Jurassic Park movies
  • Robin Williams movies (my favourite actor, so I should do this)
  • And pretty much any science fiction or fantasy movie I can get my hands on.

Television Series

There are so many TV series I want to watch, and I will do reviews episode by episode. They will be brief, though. Don’t expect me to go into as much detail as I do with books.

  • All Star Trek TV series in chronological order
  • Battlestar Galactica (all series)
  • Doctor Who
  • Firefly
  • Xena
  • Hercules
  • Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis
  • Transformers
  • The Shannara Chronicles
  • The upcoming series based on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy
  • Game of Thrones
  • Possibilities: The X-Files, Space: Above and Beyond, Earth 2

That’s a lot to watch, isn’t it? There may be more, it just depends on what I find. What are you looking forward to seeing? Any I missed that you think I should watch? Let me know in the comments.

Doing Marathons. TV and Movie Marathons

I used to do movie marathons a lot.  Sit down with food, drink, TV, and several video tapes or DVDs, then watch for hours.  I really don’t have the time for that anymore, but if I did, there are several movies and TV series I’d love to include in a marathon.  Some of these may last several days, so I think I’d have to split them up and do them over several weekends, or just watch an episode or movie here and there.

This is what I’d like to watch.

Chronological Star Trek Marathon

Being a big Star Trek fan, I’ve seen almost all of Star Trek (all but the latest reboot movie).  I would start with the Star Trek: Enterprise TV series, then move on to the original Star Trek.  After that, I’d do the original 6 movies, then on to Star Trek: The Next Generation.  Then it’s Star Trek Generations.  Now, since I’d be working on the Next Generation series, I think I should do the movies next, but I really should just sandwich movies in where season breaks happen for the following series:  Deep Space Nine and Voyager.  Once I’ve done all of that, I can go on with the reboot movies, which are a separate timeline as a result of actions following Star Trek: Nemesis.

Doctor Who

I’d start off with old episodes, thought it seems that they’ve been released on DVD in a rather haphazard and random way.  I’d progress from doctor to doctor in order, all the way up to the current doctor, though I can watch the newer seasons online.

Battlestar Galactica

I mean the new one.  I’ve already done the old one on Hulu.  I want to watch all of it.

Stargate SG-1

First I’d start off with the Stargate movie, since it leads directly into the series, although with different actors.  I want to see all of SG-1, which I actually haven’t done.  I’ve seen parts of seasons here and there, but not whole seasons.  I have the first 2 seasons on DVD, so I can do those.  Maybe after those, I’d move on to Atlantis and Universe.

James Bond

I’ve watched a lot of James Bond, but not all of the movies.  I’d like to go through all of the Bond movies in the order they were made from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig.  But my favourite is Roger Moore.

Robin Williams

Starting off with Mork and Mindy, I’d like to go through all of Robin Williams’ TV series and movies.  Just because he’s that great.

Bonus! Reading

There are some series of novels I’d like to reread.  Of course, J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and the other publications.  However, this is still a work in progress for me, because I still have to read The Children of Hurin, which I have.

Another is the Shannara series.  This is also currently in progress, as I’m going to start reading the Genesis of Shannara sometimes later this year or next year.  I also haven’t read the latest couple of series.

And finally, there’s the Dragonriders of Pern series.  I originally read it in chronological order, something I’d like to do again.  I love the setting of these books, and I really want to get back to it.

How about you?  What would you like to marathon or reread or rewatch?

Doctor Who and Me

It’s Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary.  What a long run it’s had.  I’m absolutely amazed at how long it’s been going (not counting its 1989-2005 hiatus).

When I first watched Doctor Who, it was after midnight on PBS in the late 80s and early 90s.  I watched it every weekend, absolutely engrossed in this quirky science fiction TV series from England.  I watched as the 4th Doctor became the 5th Doctor, then the 6th Doctor, and the 7th Doctor.  That’s when I stopped watching it because it ended.  The days I remember most are with the 4th Doctor, K9, Romana, and Adric.  I don’t know why they stand out so much.  The 5th Doctor remains strong in my mind, as well.  I wasn’t very fond of the 6th Doctor, and I saw little of the 7th Doctor.  And then it ended in 1989.  I did see the 1996 movie, which featured a very, very short 8th Doctor.

The current incarnation of Doctor Who is available on Hulu here in Japan.  Seasons 1-4 are available now, but seasons 5-7 will become available next month.  Excited?  I sure am!  Have I watched it?  Not one bit!  I did see a Christmas special when I was on holiday in Canada one Christmas, and that was featuring the 10th Doctor, David Tennant.  But that’s all I’ve seen of the modern Doctor Who.

But I’ve heard a lot of it.  You see, my wife is currently watching season 2 on Hulu as I type this.  My wife has discovered Doctor Who and really enjoys it.  Who knew she would watch it and I wouldn’t?  I must start watching it when I have time!

Unbelievable.  I’m not watching it, but my wife is.  I never would’ve thought that would happen.

Reading and Writing Updates

This post has a bit of everything.

Reading seems to have slowed down.  At one point, I was 2 books ahead on my Goodreads reading challenge of 25 books this year.  I’m now 3 books behind.  Why?  I’m reading a couple somewhat longer books than usual.  The eBook is the longest eBook I’ve read so far, while the paper book is a Wheel of Time book.  They’re long.  I’ll be finished that one very soon, though.  Then I get to read some shorter books, and I should catch up fairly quickly.  I’ve revised my reading order by adding a bunch.  This time, I decided to alternate between best and worst overall ratings on Goodreads, though I added a couple others as well.  Here’s the new order:

  1. The Wheel of Time: The Great Hunt – Robert Jordan (currently reading)
  2. 2010: Odyssey Two – Arthur C. Clarke
  3. Eric – Terry Pratchett
  4. The Reality Dysfunction Part 2: Expansion – Peter F. Hamilton
  5. A Knight of the Word – Terry Brooks
  6. Red Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson
  7. Throne of Jade – Naomi Novik
  8. Life, the Universe and Everything – Douglas Adams
  9. Wizard’s First Rule – Terry Goodkind
  10. 2061: Odyssey Three – Arthur C. Clarke
  11. Angel Fire East – Terry Brooks
  12. Xenocide – Orson Scott Card
  13. The Rise of Endymion – Dan Simmons
  14. Moving Pictures – Terry Pratchett
  15. A Storm of Swords – George R. R. Martin
  16. The Seeds of Earth – Michael Cobley
  17. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish – Douglas Adams
  18. 3001: The Final Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
  19. Homeland – R. A. Salvatore
  20. Star Trek: Nemesis – J. M. Dillard
  21. Deadhouse Gates – Steven Erikson
  22. Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare
  23. The Neutronium Alchemist – Peter F. Hamilton
  24. The Iliad – Homer
  25. The Dragon Reborn – Robert Jordan
  26. Mercury – Ben Bova
  27. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis
  28. Redemption Ark – Alastair Reynolds
  29. Reaper Man – Terry Pratchett
  30. Green Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson

That’s a long list, and I won’t finish it this year. However, I’m going to try to set aside more time at home for reading.

As for writing, Journey to Ariadne is coming along, though nothing is being published on my website yet.  I have plenty of work to do on it.  But it is coming. I also have another project going, and this time, it’s for an actual magazine.  I’m writing blog posts for the World Spa & Travel Magazine blog.  Check it out!  My posts are under my name. The magazine is an actual print travel magazine from Singapore, though the writers are quite international.

Finally, with the upcoming 12th Doctor in Doctor Who, I’m getting pretty interested in starting to watch the revival series.  I used to watch the old show every weekend on PBS when I was a teenager.

So, what are you up to?