Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed plans for the sci-fi drama to air in the autumn next year.
The 50-year-old, writing in Doctor Who Magazine, dismissed the possibility of the show airing during the summer.
Moffat said: “Doctor Who in the summer? All that running down tunnels, with torches, and the sunlight streaming through your windows and bleaching out the screen? All those barbecues and children playing outside, while on the telly there are green monsters seething in their CGI-enhanced lairs? It’s just not right is it? Be honest.
“For me, as a kid, when the afternoon got darker and there was a thrill of cold in the air, I knew that even though summer was over, the TARDIS was coming back! So yes, that’s part of the plan, that’s part of the reason for this little delay. But it’s not the whole story.”
With the coming of Black Friday (not to be confused with Rebecca Black, “Friday”), the holiday season is officially here. No matter what holiday(s) you celebrate in the month of December, you’re bound to be invited to a holiday party or two. Whether it’s a more casual get together or a formal gathering, here aresome different outfits that are sure to be a holiday hit.
At this time of year, festive music begins to become rife in the charts and in shops and this year is no different. So far this year, the likes of Justin Bieber and Michael Buble have already released their own Christmas albums and whilst I refuse to listen to them personally, I can imagine they will be filled with some truly tacky, seasonal tunes.
Festive music divides many people: for me, I love Christmas music right up until the second week of December, when I have heard The Pogues one too many times, The Waitresses are feeling over-played and even Frankie Goes to Hollywood can, well, GO to Hollywood, for all I care.
Due to the miracle of Hulu and long laundry cycles I had the opportunity this weekend to check one of the classics of the science fiction genre, a cautionary tale warning us about the dangers of plastic surgery, evil robots, and random guys in clown outfits, a story that celebrates the spirit of human freedom and resilience. I am speaking, as most of you have already guessed, about Cleopatra 2525.
Beauty and The Geek: Girls’ Geek Fashion From Fall Television
What better way to combine geekery and fashion than to take some fashion tips from our favorite TV show characters? Check out my column this week as I suggest some new-this-fall TV shows you can glean some fashion from.
The fall season is in full swing — both in real life and in the world of television. This week, we’ll take a look at some fab female fashion that we can game from brand new shows that debuted this fall.
“The newspaper headline screams: “Eighteen-Year-Old Slain by Husband after Giving Birth.” As you continue reading, you learn that the young woman was brainwashed by a strange blood-drinking cult who call themselves a “family,” though none of the members were actually related. The young woman’s husband was much older than she and had a history of violence. In fact, you learn that her husband used to stalk her prior to her marriage, watching her secretly from the woods near her home and climbing into an unsecured window at night to watch her sleep without her knowledge. Once the young woman, then seventeen, was initiated into a relationship with the man and his “family,” she was encouraged to marry right after her high school graduation. The young woman reportedly had bruises all over her body after returning from her honeymoon, where she also reportedly became pregnant. Her husband was not happy about the pregnancy and wanted her to have an abortion. She refused, eventually leading to him ripping the child from her womb, then, draining her of her blood until she finally stopped breathing. Sounds torturous and sick, doesn’t it? But in fact, this is the basis of a tween-teen literary phenomenon called the Twilight saga.”—
Twilight and Philosophy, p.178 (chapter by Rebecca Housel)
Welcome to the second part of MMOs on a Budget! I’m going to be listing another three free (or soon to be free) MMORPGs for fans of online play. If you love playing online but don’t like the idea of a subscription, there are a number of legitimate free to play games out there for you instead of having to resort to a pirate private server. Last time, I told you about Lord of the Rings Online, Star Trek Online, and DC Universe Online. Here are a few more to be considered.
“We’re not calling all the Occupy Wall Street protesters anti-Semitic, and we’re not calling the movement, as a whole, anti-Semitic.” —Noah Pollak, Executive Director of the Emergency Committee for Israel, which started all this with its advertisement calling on Democrats to condemn anti-Semitism at OWS [Source]
“There is no evidence that these anti-Semitic conspiracy theories are representative of the larger movement or that they are gaining traction with other participants.” —The Anti-Defamation League [Source]
“I really don’t see any endemic anti-Semitism at these rallies at all.” —Oren Segal, The Anti-Defamation League [Source]
“Recent complaints from partisan quarters and in the media alleging widespread anti-Semitism are unfair. They attempt to paint the episodic incident as routine and ignore both the repudiation in instances of anti-Semitism, as well as the hospitable environment for Jews.” —The American Jewish Committee [Source]
“In every instance, the evidence of antisemitism used to malign the OWS protesters is shoddy at best.” —Daniel Sieradski, co-organizer, Occupy Judaism [Source]
“What Kristol and ECI are doing is the oldest and cheapest game played by those who have nothing to say that actually responds to the real issues. Why are they using such tactics? Because they really can’t confront head-on the concerns articulated by OWS and shared by a significant percentage of the population.” —Former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer, Slate [Source]
“The extreme right wing has launched an outrageous attack to distract us from their reckless economic policies: They are questioning my commitment to my own religion. They’re attacking me to try to silence you — because they think it’s wrong that you’re frustrated and even angry about what Republicans are trying to do to this country.” —Congressman Steve Israel [Source]
“I’d been down to Zuccotti Park three times before and hadn’t seen any of this. So I went again Monday. What I saw again was an overnight Athens…but nothing against my clan.” —Former NYC Public Advocate Mark Green, Huffington Post [Source]
“Confused by the two apparently conflicting views of Occupy Wall Street’s relations with the Jews — The Emergency Committee for Israel portrays the occupiers as a bunch of anti-Semites, while the Forward described Kol Nidre services being held at Occupy Wall Street on Yom Kippur — I went down there myself Thursday night for ‘Occupy Simchat Torah.’ Sure enough, a couple of hundred mostly young Jews participated in joyous dancing and singing with two torah scrolls…I walked through the Occupy Wall Street encampment wearing a yarmulke and was met with no open hostility.” —Ira Stoll, The Future of Capitalism [Source]
“Reckless Jew that I am, I muscled my way into the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan despite multiple reports of virulent and conceivably lethal anti-Semitism. Projecting an unvarnished Semitism, I circled the place, encountering nothing and no one to suggest bigotry — not a sign, not a book and not even the guy who some weeks ago held up a placard with the instruction to Google the phrase ‘Zionists control Wall St.’” —Richard Cohen, The Washington Post [Source]
“Occupy Wall Street’s most visible anti-Semite was picketing the Financial District long before Zuccotti Park was occupied.” —Josh Nathan Kazis, The Forward [Source]
“To their credit, others walked alongside him with their own signs urging people to ignore the plainly anti-Semitic placard as unrepresentative of the group.” —Clyde Haberman, The New York Times [Source]
“The ratio of outraged published reports or commentaries about anti-Semites at OWS to actual anti-Semites at OWS is probably about ten to one.” —Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine [Source]
“Sure, there is going to be hostile anti-Jewish feeling expressed at the margins of any populist movement, but a) it appears as if the people expressing these thoughts in the video are real outliers; b) it’s obvious to me that most people who attend these rallies are angry about corporate greed and excessive CEO compensation (among other financial concerns) and not about Israel or perfidious Jews; and c) this movement has (like most political movements, actually) disproportionate Jewish representation.” —Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic [Source]
“The Occupy Wall Street protests…have increasingly been criticized by a variety of groups, most of them politically conservative, for flashes of anti-Semitism. But the protests have also, on occasion, had a distinctly Jewish flavor: The encampment has coincided with the busy Jewish holiday season and has witnessed, in its midst or on its edges, a crowded Kol Nidre service on Yom Kippur, festive dancing with a scroll on Simhat Torah…and a sukkah.” —Joseph Berger, The New York Times [Source]
“The reality is that the Occupy Wall Street movement is filled with Jews.” —Justin Elliot, Salon [Source]
“An ugly old tradition is back: exploiting anti-Semitism to break the backs of popular movements that threaten the power of the wealthiest 1 percent of our population. It is being used to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has conservatives in a state of near panic.” —M.J. Rosenberg, the Los Angeles Jewish Journal [Source]
“Right-wing figures like Bill Kristol are pushing the idea that Occupy Wall Street is anti-Semitic to scare Jews and embarrass politicians like Obama, but the tactic is not gaining traction.” —Michelle Goldberg, the Daily Beast [Source]
“The charge that Occupy Wall Street is shot through with anti-Semitism is dishonest and deceptive.” —Michelle Goldberg, Tablet Magazine [Source]
“The anti-Semitic sentiments being expressed by a few should not be allowed to overshadow the legitimate concerns of the overwhelming majority of those protesting.” —NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn [Source]
“To tug at the kishke-strings of American Jews in the way that ECI has is not only to demean and dehumanize us, but also to do violence to the memory of victims of actual antisemitism.” —Jay Michaelson, Religion Dispatches [Source]
For all those liberal to moderate moms who ended up on Hadassah email threads or have Russian-Israeli friends, distribute this far and wide.
Out of foundation — and in dire need of more as Dan and I were heading out to a show later that evening — I headed to Target to replenish my supplies. There are often women in department stores that stop you and ask if you want to try their makeup products, then apply them to your face to show you how lovely they look. I’ve never experience that in Target before — until that day. I figured, why not?
It’s time to dust off the cheesy eighties inspired game-show set, get our best suit pressed, Tiarra to get her hair did, and for you to come on down from the audience for Geek Life’s latest giveaway contest!
Or, you know, get your typing fingers poised, whatever.
In celebration of the latest release in Kazu Kibuishi’s New York Times bestselling Amulet series, The Last Council, publisher Scholastic is giving you the chance to win a copy of the book plus the first three books in the series. Oh, but that’s not all, dear readers – the lucky winner will also receive a Visa Cash Card loaded with $50. That’s just shy of $100’s worth of prizes. Awesome, right?