Who!

A while back, when they first announced that Peter Capaldi was leaving Doctor Who, and speculation began on his successor (i.e. the 13th Doctor), there was the usual talk of an actress taking over the role.

Talk like that has gone on for as far back as I could remember, even before I watched the series.

When Tom Baker was leaving the series, and the possibility of a woman taking over the role, Starlog Magazine got blasted for writing an article tiled ‘Nurse Who?’ implying that a woman can only be a nurse.

Sadly I’d recently seen the same comments, and worse, from people on Twitter.

Anyways, one of the first women who I thought of for the role was Jodie Whittaker, since she had worked with incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall on Broadchurch.

I put that thought aside, until this weekend, when the frontrunners for the role were Kris Marshall, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tilda Swinton… and Jodie Whittaker.

So I jokingly said on Facebook that I’d be okay with Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor, since she’d fought aliens before, in Attack the Block.

I got up this morning to watch the announcement after the Wimbledon Men’s Final, and was surprised to see this:

For the second straight time, my suggestion for the Doctor’s replacement was been picked.  I said that Peter Capaldi would make a great Doctor, days before the official announcement.

Welcome aboard the TARDIS, Jodie Whittaker!

Winning?

“… Is that what you think it’s about? I’m not trying to win. I’m not doing this because I want to beat someone … or because I hate someone or because I want to blame someone. It’s not because it’s fun. God knows it’s not because it’s easy. It’s not even because it works because it hardly ever does. I do what I do because it’s right. Because it’s decent. And above all, it’s kind. It’s just that. Just kind. If I run away today, good people will die. If I stand and fight, some of them might live … maybe not many, maybe not for long. Hey, maybe there’s no point in any of this at all, but it’s the best I can do, and I will stand here doing it until it kills me. You’re going to die, too, someday. When will that be? Have you thought about it? What would you die for? Who I am is where I stand. Where I stand is where I fall.”

I don’t want [him] to go.

Randomness

Took a long drive around the Bay Area today, running errands from Gator Games to Fry’s Electronics to Game Kastle Fremont, and finally to Nelson’s place in El Cerrito for our Games Night, this time on International Tabletop Day.

*whew*

I lost track of time at Game Kastle, and along with a traffic delay on 880N, I arrived a little later than I intended to, about 20 minutes after our scheduled start time.

Games were played, food was eaten, and I actually won in a game that I had never in the past.

The Giants lost again.  Arrgh.

I’m behind on a couple of shows for the first time in a while.  Arrow and tonight’s Doctor Who, I’m probably going to catch them on Sunday.

I’m hearing the siren’s call of some of my sports games again, but not enough to set one up.  That may change, though.

Hobbies

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by my chosen hobbies.

DC Universe Miniature Game
Ball Park Baseball, 1917 season
Warhammer 40K

And that’s just what I touched this weekend.

I also spent a few days following the livestream from Star Wars Celebration Orlando, got a haircut, went to a baseball game, watched the first episode of the new season of Doctor Who, attended a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark with a live orchestra, Easter Brunch with family, and still feel that I didn’t get everything done that I wanted to this weekend.

For example, I didn’t get to play a game of Warfighter or Phantom Leader.  Or start watching a couple of shows on Netflix/Amazon Video.  Or read comics.  Or read in general.

Ah well.

I’m posting this trailer just because.  You folks who haven’t started watching this really should start, the last season begins this fall.

13th?

I honestly didn’t think it would happen this soon.

Peter Capaldi has announced that he will be leaving Doctor Who after the 2017 Christmas Special.

Damn.

I was hoping that he’d play the Doctor for at least as long as Tom Baker.  But he’ll have done the requisite 3 series/seasons that David Tennant and Matt Smith had both done, though Tennant technically did a ‘4th’ season of specials.

Odds have been posted on who the next actor to take the role will be, with my personal pick (Rory Kinnear) currently at 7:1.

I’m saddened, truth be told, that Capaldi is leaving.  Depending on how his final series goes, I think he’ll be my second favorite Doctor, after Baker and slightly ahead of, if not just tied with, Christopher Eccleston.

For now, I’ll just say thank you, Doctor.

Day Off

For MLKJr day, I went to go see Rogue One, for my 5th time.

I think I cried a bit more than I had before, because of the ending.  It’s the first time I’ve seen the film after Carrie Fisher passed away.

After the movie I treated myself to some ice cream, and then picked up some Doctor Who blu-rays from Best Buy, and some groceries from Lucky’s.

In between those two shopping excursions, I met up with my sister Jen, who gave me a couple of gifts from Hawaii for myself and Dad.

Once I got home I settled in to watch the Warriors kick the Cav’s asses in a 126-91 game.

Right now I’m blogging while I endure a slight headache.

How was your day?