Listening to “What Christmas Means To Me” while I was decorating a few weeks ago got me thinking about, well, what Christmas means to me. So I decided it would be fun to spend the month of December reflecting on that with a series of posts. Then I thought it would be even more fun to use Doctor Who Christmas specials as the lens through which to do so! This time I want to look at Doctor Who’s 2010 Christmas special, “A Christmas Carol,” the first written by Steven Moffat and starring Matt Smith as the Doctor along with Karen Gillan’s incomparable Amy Pond and Arthur Darvill’s Rory Williams. So, What Does Christmas Mean To Me (Vol. 2)? Well, it turns out “Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol” has a lot to say about that!
Fiction’s Fearless Females – Amy Pond
There was an idea. Jeff knows this. The idea was to bring together a group of remarkable bloggers to see if they could become something more. To see if they could work together when we needed them to, to celebrate a collection of incredible female characters we never could on our own. This week it’s my turn and I’m shining my spotlight on the incomparable Amy Pond, my all-time favorite companion to ever set foot inside the TARDIS in the world of Doctor Who. Continue reading
Nebula Was Right – or – How Nebula Could’ve Stopped the Infinity War
To get this out of the way first, this post will have spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. All sorts of them. Do I still need to give spoiler warnings? I don’t know. The movie came out in April. It’s been available digitally and physically for a few weeks. But people may still have yet to see it. Not everyone lives their lives on the Marvel schedule I do. Heck, last year a student was upset I “spoiled” an episode of Seinfeld from OVER TWENTY YEARS AGO. So I have no idea what the appropriate spoiler limit is anymore. But this post will spoil Avengers: Infinity War because, as the title implies, I’m going to explore how the whole thing could’ve been avoided if everyone just listened to Nebula. Continue reading