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Who’s Who? The World That Is Doctor Who

doctorwho1211asmallThis Christmas, the world holds its breath to see just how master writer Steven Moffat intends to get around the tricky issue of regeneration, get rid of Matt Smith, and introduce the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi of The Thick Of It fame.
 
The Trilogy

The Christmas episode, which will be named “The Time Of The Doctor,” will be the final part of a loose trilogy, kicked off by “The Name Of The Doctor,” which was the final episode of the last season, and the 50th Anniversary “The Day Of The Doctor,” which was viewed by an average of 10.2 million viewers. It will also be the 800th individual episode of Dr Who, a franchise so popular that fans play Dr Who daily games, create elaborate costumes, and wait hours for the chance to meet its stars. And you can get more details of the Doctor Who Extravaganza here.
 

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The Facts

So what do we know about Christmas episode? A promotional photo has been released showing Matt Smith’s Doctor holding the head of a Cyberman, backed by Jenna Coleman in a party hat and Christmas cracker and with three members of The Silence hovering in the misty background. Trailers for the show have revealed that Cybermen and The Silence will be joined by the Daleks and the utterly terrifying Weeping Angels, who have haunted both David Tennant’s and Matt Smith’s characters. We know that the villains will be meeting on Trenzalore, the planet that the Doctor has always known would be the place of his death.

The Regeneration Problem

A real issue for the end of this storyline is in the regeneration. It’s been an established fact of the franchise for a long time that the Doctor has a limited of twelve regenerations, meaning that he would die after his thirteen incarnation. Although most fans thought that Matt Smith counted as the eleventh, it appears that David Tennant’s extra regeneration to save his life added to the number, and bringing John Hurt in as The War Doctor in the 50th Anniversary special pushed Matt Smith up to number thirteen. But we already know that Peter Capaldi will be taking on the role next year, so the question is how to solve the regeneration problem. However they do it, it is anticipated to be one of the most thrilling moments in the show’s entire history.

The movie-length 50th Anniversary episode only helped to whet the appetites of fans, who eagerly await the coming of the Christmas episode, which is promised to tie up a lot of questions that Matt Smith’s incarnation has raised. Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara, has commented about the show that it was “brutal” and “traumatic” to film, and by the end of the episode…Silence will fall.

The Christmas episode of Doctor Who airs on BBC America on December 25 at 9/8c. The premiere date of the new season has yet to be announced.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/22/13

I have had one of those weeks where my hormones make me an insane woman. I don’t care what other women say… It’s true that sometimes, our hormones make us worthy of flying a broomstick. After some chocolate, TV, and downtime, I am back to my usual semi-sweet self. Now I’m looking forward to a busy weekend of Santa Claus parades and working on Christmas presents for extended family with the kids. Although before my weekend can truly begin, we need to see what amazing television is on tonight, so let’s take a look.

Megan’s Choice

hawaiifiveo1122smallAt first, I was worried that moving to Fridays was going to hurt Hawaii Five-0, but in fact, I love it! I’m enjoying being able to watch my TV boyfriend, Alex O’Loughlin first, and then my favorite crime family at 10pm with Blue Bloods. Honestly, it’s been a great addition to my TV week. Speaking of great additions… How incredible has it been to have Catherine on the team full-time now? I think it was a genius move for the writers and it’s a help with Kono being in and out of the scene. Kono learned last episode that Adam faked his death, so she is off to find him because she simply cannot live without him. I’m not sure that’s going to be a good idea, but it will make for good TV. Last week, we also saw McGarrett work with Grover when the Governor sent them to serve a warrant to a young hacker named Ian. All hell broke loose, and the two men were forced to become allies in order to save the day. In the end, the two walked away with more respect for each other and a mutual enemy on the loose…giving us a new story line to follow. I’m intrigued. Are you?

On tonight’s episode, “Hau’oli La Ho’omaika’i,” a secret service agent is murdered while the president is traveling to Oahu; as Thanksgiving approaches, McGarrett’s Aunt Deb (Carol Burnett) visits and shares a stunning secret.

To see what secret Aunt Deb has, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Bones, Blue Bloods, Haven, and Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/18/13

What beautiful weather we’ve had the last couple of days. I’m savoring them because we’re past the heat of summer and fall, but we aren’t to the point where we had to turn the heater on yet. (Almost, but not quite… LOL When it got down to 18 at night, the space heater sufficed. 😉 ) But the last two days, we’ve had the windows open in the living room and kitchen, and the breeze that goes through is cool, but not so cold that I’m uncomfortable. Love it. I also love TV tonight. We don’t have Bones, but we do have Almost Human to make up for it. So grab your remotes, because here are our recommendations! 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

almosthuman1118smallHow great was the Almost Human premiere last night? I loved it just as much the second time as I did the first. The futuristic look is a lot of fun—all the technology, I mean—and I love the chemistry the cast has. We first met John in the middle of a forced flashback, where he’s gone to a doctor (well, former doctor) to try to recover memories from a year and a half before, when his partner was killed and his leg was blown off. That same explosion put him in a coma for seventeen months. Through one of his forced flashbacks, we saw his ex-girlfriend…as one of the bad guys. Is that truly a memory, or is it his mind playing tricks on him? I guess we’ll find out.

On tonight’s episode, “Skin,” Detective John Kennex and Dorian are dispatched to investigate a murder and high-profile missing persons case that lead them into the highly profitable world of IRCs—Intimate Robot Companions—also known as sexbots. Meanwhile, Kennex looks to reconcile a part of his troubled past.

See what Kennex has to face about his past tonight on FOX at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/27/13

The start of a new week—the last week in January. Holy shitake mushrooms! Where did the time go? I was supposed to spend the weekend working on getting a house ready to sell, but I decided to be self-indulgent for once and enjoy my kid-free time at home by myself. I read some hilarious blogs, ate Oreos for brunch, and watched TV that I was behind on. (Yes, and missed my kids… I can’t help it. They’re loud, crazy, and messy, but they’re mine.) Now it’s time to settle in for some new TV before the week of early morning wake-ups for school and battles over hair brushings begin. Let’s see what you should be watching tonight…because we told you so. (Sorry. 😉 Missed using my Mom voice this weekend.)

Megan’s Choice #1

sagawardssmallTonight, I’ve decided to choose two things you should be watching. Why? Because I can. The first suggestion for tonight is the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards. For those of you who love to look at sparkly dresses and gossip around the water cooler the next day about what everyone was wearing, who was seen with whom, and who had the best/worst acceptance speeches, I’ll be watching, too. These are the awards where actors vote on which of their peers should win. It’s nice to see them all getting along. This year, Dick Van Dyke will be receiving the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award—and rightfully so. He’s done a lot of amazing movies and television.

On tonight’s awards show, they’ll be celebrating the finest acting achievements and handing Dick Van Dyke his award for lifetime achievement.

To gasp and giggle over the event, tune into TBS and TNT at 8/7c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/22/12

Hi, guys. Slowly but steadily, the new seasons are starting up again. And I’m glad some comedies had their premiere last week – Parks and Recreation & Up All Night were great, and I really love Go On. And next week, Castle and Fringe! I wonder how I’m going to keep up with everything next to college duties. But first, tonight, we’re getting a new Doctor Who!

JJ’s Choice

Last week on Doctor Who, we saw Ben Browder (I have loved him since Farscape) in a guest spot as the sherrif of Mercy. I thought the episode was great entertainment, but it did waste Amy and Rory a little bit. I do love how the show is focusing on how the Doctor changes when he travels alone too much.

Tonight, on “The Power of Three,” the show tells the story from Amy’s and Rory’s point of view and will be their penultimate episode. When the Earth is invaded by small black cubes which seem to do, well, nothing at all, the Doctor has to show patience to save the planet. And on top of that, he moves in with Amy and Rory.

Find out how the invasion unfolds on BBC America at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Doctor Who @ Clicker.

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