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Review: Doctor Who – Tales of Trenzalore

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Review: Doctor Who – Tales of Trenzalore

‘We didn’t want to disturb you, Doctor. You’re an important man.’

The Doctor rolled his eyes. ‘Important? I’m not important. I’m the least important man in this town.’ He waived his stick at the assembled townsfolk. ‘It’s you lot who are important…”

To celebrate the return of Doctor Who, I’m going to review a second collection of Doctor Who short stories in a row. Love Doctor Who, love short stories. Both together? Can’t resist.

It’s hard to picture, since we only get to see a brief montage of it in one episode, but the Doctor was stranded on Trenzalor, on purpose, for nine hundred years. Nine centuries protecting the town of Christmas against attacks by pretty much every enemy the Doctor had ever faced. You can have a lot of adventures in nine hundred years; Tales of Trenzalore tells four of them.

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Review: Doctor Who – 11 Doctors, 11 Stories

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Review: Doctor Who – 11 Doctors, 11 Stories

‘Be careful, Aggie! Remember, ‘The Doctor is a Master of Deceit”.’

‘Aggie?’ said the Doctor thoughtfully. ‘I wonder what that’s short for.’

The girl’s nostrils flared proudly. ‘My full name is Agony-Without-End-Shall-Be-The-Doctor’s-Punishment.’

‘Ah,’ said the Doctor. ‘You know, Leela, just between ourselves, I’m starting to feel that I’m not entirely welcome here.’

Rejoice! Season 8 of Doctor Who starts in just two days; brand new season, brand new Doctor. And I can’t think of a better way to get ready for the grand entrance of Number Twelve than a collection of short stories about all eleven Doctors who came before.

11 Doctors, 11 Stories brings together eleven award-winning authors, each telling their own tale about a different incarnation of the wandering Time Lord. The stories are about as different from each other as the Doctors are themselves, and since they’re all extremely well-written, I really think the story you like best is going to depend on which one features “your” Doctor.

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Comic Issues #147 – Doctor Who: ALL the spoilers

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Comic Issues #147 – Doctor Who: ALL the spoilers

Get ready for a massive, geektastic, spoileriffic podcast as the crew breaks down the awesomeness that was The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode.

With Andrew spending some much-deserved time with his family, Leland from the Movie Issues Podcast joins Anthony and Elizabeth to geek out on every possible element of the episode, and the episodes that led up to it, and what we think might come next. If you’re not caught up on Doctor Who, you may want to save this podcast for later. You can catch an episode of Movie Issues instead, Leland’s in that too.

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Comic Issues #132 – Wall of Hunk

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Comic Issues #132 – Wall of Hunk

This week the heroes and heroine of The Comic Issues Podcast go to the movies with their take on KickAss 2 and this week’s The World’s End, while Anthony starts over with Doctor Who beginning with the 9th.  That sparks The Great Davies vs. Moffat debate to find out who’s the best Who scribe!  The tension is tangible and lines have been drawn.

Then things get sexy as the guys tease Elizabeth about her Wall of Hunk and Andrew trolls Anthony with his Twitter puppet, @Rumonger!

Also check out Elizabeth’s guest appearances on this week’s Classics Without all the Class and MLC Task Force!

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Comic Issues #130 – The Powers That Be

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Comic Issues #130 – The Powers That Be

We’ve finally did it!  Our Facebook has reached AND surpassed 600 Likes and we’re as happy as an intrigue of kittens in yarn factory.  This week we thank our amazing fans for helping us get to this point and look forward to continuing on into the future and 1000 Likes!!  You’re contribution to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, even Google+ excite us and entertaining you is the reason we continue to do what we do.

Along with the fan love this week our heroes and heroine talk about who could be the new Doctor (before we knew), and the ups and downs of getting super powers.  Breaking down the 4 ways to become a hero: born with powers, bestowed power, science experiment, and trained; every one of them has its ups and downs.  What do you think is the best?

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[SDCC 2013] Cosplay Gallery Pt 2

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[SDCC 2013] Cosplay Gallery Pt 2

Every year the cosplay community continues to step up their game with better and better costumes.  We love their dedication to their craft and their confidence to wear their geek on more than their sleeve.  That’s why every convention we give them praise and support by showcasing their talents and love for the icons of geek culture.

Don’t miss Part 1 of our gallery! Welcome to Part 2!!

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Matt Smith OFFICIALLY leaves Doctor Who

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Matt Smith OFFICIALLY leaves Doctor Who

It’s been a whirlwind year for Doctor Who fans with the second half of the season and the mystery of the Impossible Girl alone.  Then word began to go around that Matt Smith would be leaving the show at the end of the year. Some were upset (and Andrew was thrilled) by the announcement, but recently articles claiming that Smith would continue on to Season 8 began to surface, causing Whovians a great deal of whiplash.

Well now it’s official today that Mr. Smith will be leaving Doctor Who with is last episode being the enormous 50th Anniversary Special this November, as shown in this BBC press release:

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Comic Issues #112 – Seasons Begin and End

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Comic Issues #112 – Seasons Begin and End

It’s is a plethora of Geekdom on TV, as Walking Dead comes to an end of Season 3 and Doctor Who and Game of Thrones kicks off it’s season.

Join our heroes and heroine this week as they talk the beginning and the end of our favorite shows. If that wasn’t enough fun, we also tackle the recent flood of Geek Trailers. Including some of the much anticipated movies like: Wolverine, Star Trek, Kick Ass 2 and many more. Plenty of fun and humor as we look at the rest of the year’s geek movie list.

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Doctor Who Press Conference with Steven Moffat

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Doctor Who Press Conference with Steven Moffat

Doctor Who returned to the BBC this past Saturday with a brand new episode, The Bells of Saint John, and a brand new companion, Clara, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Last week the BBC held a press conference with writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, to answer questions about Doctor Who in general and this new season in particular. Moffat was, as usual, very witty and engaging, giving reporters little tidbits about future episodes, without giving too much away about the upcoming adventures of the Eleventh Doctor and his mysterious new companion.

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Comic Issues #96 – WHO likes the holidays

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Comic Issues #96 – WHO likes the holidays

You may have seen a Christmas special, but a Doctor Who one?

Join our heroes and heroine this week as they board the Tardis for a bigger on the inside look at the Doctor Who Christmas specials. We’ll be going through each one to figure out which is our favorite. Special guest Leland from Movie Issues Podcast joins us in this episode. So grab your sonic screwdriver and prepare for some Who fun.

Out of all the Doctor Who Christmas specials, which is your favorite?

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