Archive for November 15, 2009

decision to go for it on 4th & 2 on his own 28 with a 6 point lead and 2 min to go was the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of in the game.

That is the closest thing to someone trying to throw a game that I’ve ever seen.

The episode was pretty good but had one large plot hole that you could drive a truck through.

The first issue is the problem itself. It is a problem he has faced before and it is very strange that he doesn’t remember what he was once told.

One could argue that the hole is due to the Doctor’s hubris as he gets beyond himself. He has been in this position before but recognized it for what it was, but of course that was in the days of Tom Baker, truly his finest era and he hadn’t suffered the traumas that affected both his 9th incarnation and his current self. Thus he skips the obvious solution (as per the Marian Conspiracy) and it leads to issues as he passes on his fatalism to another.

As you can see I’m doing my best to avoid spoilers, the episode is first rate television and likely leads to what happens in those last two episodes.

Although the plotting is great and you will appreciate this episode I think I will be very happy if the 11th doctor becomes once again a happier traveler.

Waters of Mars today…

Posted: November 15, 2009 by datechguy in doctor who
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…one the show is done and the proxy is set up it’s off to the BBC site to see it.

Countdown to the 11th doctor is in progress. Matt Smith will have a tough act to follow but lucky for him he is also getting the best writer from the series.

I’ll let you know what I thought.

I never thought I’d see the day…

Posted: November 15, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…when an American president would be bowing to a foreign king.

Then again I never thought I’d see the day when we would abandon our allies, excuse our foes, treat terrorists better than POW’s, ignoring dissidents and embracing the worst players on the international stage.

That doesn’t even go near the domestic agenda.

No wonder Castro and Carter are practically wetting themselves.

The Government we deserve, here it is. Enjoy it.