Category: Television


The presumably lovely people over at College Humor have made an amazing video showcasing a Doctor Who RPG. Sadly the game is not real, but with a phenomenal rendition of Murray Gold’s score in glorious 8-bit how can you not wish it to be so.

There are spoilers a-plenty for Series 5 & 6, so only watch if you’re fully caught up on Doctor Who.

Doctor Who RPG

Edit: I can’t get College Humor’s embedding code to work on the site, so for now just click the link. Maybe I’ll figure out what I’m missing later or they’ll just upload it to YouTube.
2nd Edit: Apparently the link broke on this, so my apologies on that.

Hello to you all.

So things became increasingly hectic over the last week and as such I fell a bit behind on nerdy news. I just wanted to let you all know (someone is out there reading this, right?) that regular updates will start appearing again in the next day or two. Also, you can expect our next episode of Constantly Calibrating by the beginning of next week. Some scheduling conflicts simply haven’t permitted us the time to record a new episode.

Speaking of the podcast, and also the site as a whole, we could use some feedback. What have you liked? What have you disliked? What has caused a noticeable shrinking of space in your pants? These are the questions we have for you, our theoretically faithful audience. Let us know in the comments on this post or anywhere else you see fit. We would also love some reviews on our podcast, even though it’s still in the early stages of production.

Now, since it has been almost a week since I posted about anything I thought I would discuss a few things that caught my eye in that time:

 

Harry Potter released as an eBook
It has been long awaited that Mr. Potter would make his way over to the Kindle, Nook, and all other eBooks formats. As of this past week that waiting has finally passed. The full library of Harry Potter books has been released; from the Sorcerer’s(Philosopher’s) Stone through the Deathly Hallows. The can be found on your preferred eReader or directly from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

 

Doctor Who Series 7 Teaser Trailer
Last week also marked the premiere of the series 7 teaser trailer for Doctor Who. The trailer originally premiered at the first official Doctor Who convention, which took place in Cardiff last week. The convention also upsettingly being one in which I was not able to attend; finances, time, and living on the other side of the planet without a working TARDIS being the likely cause. The trailer predominantly focuses on the western themed episode that was announced a few months back. We get to see the first appearance of Ben Browder (Cmdr. John Crichton, astronaut, on Farscape) during this portion. Other Who guest stars featured in the trailer are Harry Potter’s own David Bradley (Argus Filch) and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley). From the look of the trailer, which only featured the two currently completed episodes, it appears as if another great series for Doctor Who is going to be starting “soon”.

 

The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition – Story Trailer
Finally I leave you with something that still surprises even me. I have never played The Witcher or The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Shocking, I know. I hate myself for it, more-so because I have owned both of them for years. I just never can find the time. I am however a huge fan of everything that I have seen and heard on the games. As such I leave you with a story trailer released earlier today that tells the story of the events in the first game. It is beautifully done and worth watching even if you have played both games before.

 

Well, that doesn’t cover everything of the last week, but those were some of the stories of note to me. Let me know what you think on anything discussed or if there is something you would like to see talked about more.

Possible Doctor Who spoilers for Series 5 through 7. Be warned.

In a not terribly surprising twist the BBC announced today who will take on the role of The Doctor’s companion in Series 7 of Doctor Who. Behold Jenna-Louise Coleman!

This young actress appeared on a major British soap opera named Emmerdale for a few years and also made an appearance in last years Captain America: The First Avenger. Not much is known at this time about who she will be playing, except for a rumor that she will be different than The Doctor’s more recent companions. This has started some Whovians believing that she might be playing someone of a non-human persuasion.

They have quickly grown into two of my favorite companions and while it deeply saddens me to see The Ponds, Amy and Rory, depart from Doctor Who it might be time. I’m sure Steven Moffat will give them the ending they deserve, and in no way tug on my heart-strings until my soul cries out </sarcasm>. This still raises the question of what happens to River Song, but isn’t that always the case.

The only other thing we appear to know is that The Doctor’s new companion will be making her presence known come Christmas of this year.

Update: As I was writing this I came across an article on Nerdist.com. I will just link directly to it as it has spoilers about when the Ponds leave the show.:“Meet The Doctor’s New Companion” (Nerdist)

Source:“Jenna-Louise Coleman Announced as New Companion!” (BBC)