Posts in category "TV"

I am critical to a fault and I love the new X-Files

****WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS for the 2016 season of The X-Files. If you haven’t watched the first 3 episodes of Season 10, STOP READING and go watch. It’s free!****           “Yeah, this is how I like my Mulder.” “So, you agree with me?” “No!” Let’s get 2 things straight before I... Read more »

2 Audition Opportunities for the Chicago Geek with a Theatrical Streak

Little-known fact: While my college major was Communications, one of my two minors was Theatre.  Don’t let the term “minor” fool you, though.  To get the word “Theatre” on my diploma AT ALL, I had to work hundreds of hours on stage and in the shop.  I love performance to this day.  I have to... Read more »

Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who Costume: Best (and Worst!) Twitter Reactions

In the name of Gallifrey, he will punish you.
I went to Bad Wolf Coffee in Lakeview for the first time today- tasty! Recommended! While the shop isn’t in any way Doctor Who-themed, the owner is a huge Whovian.  I’d love to do promo work for the place as Rose Tyler.  :)  ”I am the Bad Wolf.  I create myself… and cappuccinos.”  Ha!  I crack... Read more »
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Geeky Wedding Dresses in Science Fiction and Fantasy

First up are two lovely dresses from Doctor Who.  These are particularly special because they weren't designed by a costume department.  Donna Noble (left) wore a Jasper Conran piece, and Amy Pond (right) rocked Ben de Lisi.  These were, at one point, available in UK stores.  Now, they'll occasionally pop up on eBay or eBay UK.  Just beware; Whovians are VICIOUS when it comes to online auctions!
At the beginning of March, I had the honor of standing up in my best friend’s wedding.  Since then, I’ve had weddings on the brain (watch out, geek guys)!  I’ve been thinking about my own, possible, maybe-someday wedding, and just how geeky I’d like it to be.  Would I go subtle, or full-on “Mal and... Read more »

Doctor Who, Daleks, and Big Finish: An Interview with Nicholas Briggs

What comes to mind when you hear the words “Doctor Who“?  For most, the iconic aliens top the list.   Daleks.  Cybermen.  Their threats of “EXTERMINATE,” “UPGRADE,” and “OBEY” have resonated with fans for decades. The talented Nicholas Briggs has voiced the Daleks and Cybermen since Doctor Who’s 2005 return.  Briggs is also the Executive Producer of... Read more »

King of the Nerds: Audition for a New Reality TV Show

I know this isn’t an original sentiment, but I am sick of reality TV.  Regardless of setting or prize, the formula persists: gorgeous people + ugly personalities = obnoxious fighting.  Intellect isn’t celebrated.  The viewer isn’t challenged.  I never see myself represented on these shows, so why watch? BUT THEN! Rumors of a show called... Read more »
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