Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My 2008 in Review

Heroes and Villains

The Doctor

This was a great year for Doctor Who, which had its 45th anniversary in 2008.  There were excellent seasons of Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, building on the show's legacy.  Doctor Who was #1 in the ratings for the week on British television for the first time with the series four finale, Journey's End, thanks to the fantastic David Tennant and Catherine Tate, Russell T. Davies and everyone who worked on it.  The show also won its third Hugo award for best science fiction show, and it was announced that there would be a new showrunner, Steven Moffat, and an Eleventh Doctor in 2010.  I also enjoyed the Doctor Who Magazines, action figures, books and comic books that were released and that I got in 2008.  

I started a blog, website and Flickr account this year, and met many great people through sharing photos and words on the net.  Thanks to all the visitors to my sites!   I also thank the creators of the blogs, television shows, books, games, music and movies that I've enjoyed.  I graduated from college and wrote a thesis paper about science fiction, robots, Doctor Who and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick for English Literature.  Though a lot of the US national news was not so good, we elected a new president, Barack Obama, who will take the country in a new positive direction.  So that's a wrap on 2008, and I wish you all a Happy New Year 2009!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Doctor Who: Mickey Smith Action Figure

Mickey Smith, played by Noel Clarke in Doctor Who, comes with a weapon for battling Cybermen with the Preacher team from the parallel universe.

(Reverse side picture is here).

Monday, December 29, 2008

Doctor Who, "The Next Doctor"

TARDIS in the snow, originally uploaded by monikalel42.

The Christmas special was very good, with a wonderful atmosphere of Victorian England. There was lots of mystery about who the title character, (played by David Morrissey) was and what the Cybermen were doing there. David Tennant and Velile Tshabalala are excellent as "The Next Doctor"'s companions battling Miss Hartigan (Dervla Kirwan) and the Cybermen. This episode begins a new era in the program after David Tennant's announced departure. In the 2010 specials, the Doctor will travel alone, perhaps in a new direction from the previous four seasons' emphasis on present day London since companions Rose, Martha and Donna have moved on from their travels with the Doctor.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dollhouse Christmas

Dollhouse Christmas
Dollhouse Christmas, originally uploaded by monikalel42.

With the Doctor (from Doctor Who) and dollhouse figures.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Merry Christmas to All!

A Merry Christmas to All!
The Doctor and Santa Claus wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy the Doctor Who Christmas Special "The Next Doctor"!  

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Marge and Homer Simpson

Marge and Homer Simpson
Marge and Homer Simpson, originally uploaded by monikalel42.

Christmas ornaments of The Simpsons.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Mystery

Christmas Mystery
Christmas Mystery, originally uploaded by monikalel42.

The Tenth Doctor and the next Doctor discuss the Cyberman mystery in a Victorian house.

Based on the concept for the upcoming Christmas Doctor Who episode "The Next Doctor." There isn't yet a David Morrissey action figure, so this Victorian man is playing the next Doctor for this picture. There is also a framed picture of Queen Victoria on the landing, and Christmas decorations for the dollhouse.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Doctor Who and The Power of Kroll

The Fourth Doctor and Tenth Doctor tell Sarah Jane about the time they met the giant squid.

Doctor Who, "The Power of Kroll," 1978-79

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Celebrate the holidays with a magical princess!

Princess Unicorn: The perfect gift for this holiday season!

"My horn can pierce the sky!"
-Princess Unicorn

(Only available from Dwight K. Schrute at Dunder Mifflin in the Scranton, PA area.)

Martha, Rose and Sarah Jane

Martha, Rose and Sarah Jane
Martha, Rose and Sarah Jane, originally uploaded by monikalel42.

Some of the Doctor's companions from "Doctor Who."

Secret origins of this picture that are now revealed:

The picture was based on Beyonce's music video "Single Ladies" with the three women dancing and singing about the men who wouldn't commit to a relationship with them. It reminded me of Rose, Martha and Sarah Jane traveling with the Doctor and then being left behind. 

The Doctor and companions

The Doctor and companions
The Doctor and companions, originally uploaded by monikalel42.

The Doctor discovers Martha, Rose and Sarah Jane's secret meeting.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Action Figure

The Fourth Doctor was played by Tom Baker from 1974-1981. This action figure of the Fourth Doctor as he appeared in the 1975 story "Revenge of the Cybermen," comes with two options for the Doctor's expression, a Sonic Screwdriver and a part of the K1 Robot which can be assembled from the other classic action figures in the series. The description of the episode Robot with spoilers from the back of the case is here. This site has pictures of all the Doctor Who action figures from this set and the Giant Robot:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dickens Christmas Fair Entrance

San Francisco


London, originally uploaded by monikalel42.

Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco