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ABC Family 13 Days of Halloween Schedule

30 Sep 2013

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As you have now notice in previous blogs I am finding out what the popular channels schedules for Halloween specials are and posting them. So in that respect here is yet another listing of spooky fun this time more for the whole family with ABC Family's 13 nights of Halloween schedule.

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300: Rise of an Empire – Official Trailer

16 Aug 2013

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Release date(s) March 7, 2014

The film centers on Themistocles and Artemisia I of Caria, as well as Xerxes I of Persia. The Battle of Artemisium was a naval engagement, concurrent with the battle of Thermopylae, and was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states and the Persian Empire in September 480 BC, in the straits between the mainland and the northern tip of the island of Euboea (modern Evvia). The film will probably also focus, in part, on the Battle of Salamis, in which Artemisia played a major role, as well as possibly the Battle of Marathon. The Battle of Salamis (home of the mythical hero Ajax) was fought after the Persian Empire had advanced into southern Greece and occupied Athens.
The film will also cover some of the backstory of Xerxes, and will explain how he became "the God King".

 

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Google maps tour of the Tardis

14 Aug 2013

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If you have not already heard there is a little easter egg for Google maps . Its the Tardis. If you pull up the Google map page and then type into the search box "Police Telephone Box" you will end up staring at a map of a London street where the Tardis had landed . By the way don't try Tardis . I did and came up with couple of other searches of legitimate businesses Go figure. Anyway if you don't want to type that in the search box here is the link for the map page itself (TARDIS LINK) . Which will take you directly outside the Tardis itself. Below I made a quick video which I uploaded to youtube using Quicktime to record the click motions and movements . Its not the greatest work I have done but it was fun doing and it does present you with an idea of what you can do with it.

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IT’S OFFICIAL! Peter Capaldi Is the New Doctor

04 Aug 2013

 

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BBC and the makers of Dr Who on live television moments ago just made the official announcement of who the new Doctor would be. And in a show that was fitting of the announcement filled with old companions and the 5th Doctor Peter Davison in front of a live audience ( lucky dogs) who were no less enthusiastic as trekkers are . The announcement was made. Peter Capaldi will be the 12th Doctor. My first impressions would not matter because like all whovians its a little bias just because of the the familiarity  of previous actors of the role. It has always taken me a few episodes to warm up to them . That said I will give it a while to set in . Though he has the look of the older more classic portrayals of the Doctor . Kind of reminds me a little of Tom Baker/Patrick Troughton in mannerisms . This of course is just a first impression that would most likely change as he sets his own tone on the character. Good luck to the new Doctor and farewell to Mat Smith.  Matt played the part brilliantly and like all of these transitions or in this case regenerations  its like saying goodbye to a friend that who you had allowed to enter your house on the weekends and shared his mad adventures with.  Sad but on the other hand its time to get acquainted with someone new . And that is an adventure in itself.

 

 

You can read all about the new Doctor on the BBC Blog here

 

 

Biography of Peter Capaldi

 

BIOGRAPHY

Peter Capaldi is an award winning actor, film maker and lifelong Doctor Who fan.

He has enjoyed an illustrious career to date in both film and television.

Before securing the coveted role of the Twelfth Doctor, Peter first appeared in Doctor Who in 2008, playing Caecilius in the episode "The Fires of Pompeii".

Peter grew up in Glasgow and attended the Glasgow School of Art, while studying there he secured his first breakthrough role in Local Hero (1983).  He has also had roles in Dangerous Liaisons, The Crow Road, The Devil’s Whore and Torchwood: Children of Earth.

It is his role as Government spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC comedy series, The Thick of It , that has earned Peter both international and award success.  In 2010 he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Role and the BPG Best Actor Award. In both 2010 and 2012, Peter won the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor.  A film spin-off from The Thick of It, entitled In the Loop, was released in 2009.

As well as appearing in front of the camera, Peter is an award winning film maker.  In 1995, he won the Oscar for Best Short Film (Live Action) for Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life.  He also wrote Soft Top, Hard Shoulder, which won the audience award at the London Film Festival, and wrote and directed Strictly Sinatra. Peter's stage credits include Professor Marcus in The Ladykillers at the Liverpool Playhouse, which saw the play transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in London.

2013 has been a busy year for Peter who has been seen on screen in the film World War Z and in BBC Two drama series The Hour, for which he was BAFTA nominated.  Not only will Peter film his first scenes for Doctor Who this Autumn, but he will appear in the forthcoming film The Fifth Estate and the Disney film Maleficent.

Peter is currently filming new BBC One drama series The Musketeers, in which he plays Cardinal Richelieu which will launch in early 2014.

 

 

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Maintenance Time

01 Aug 2013

Scifiology will be down for a couple of hours or less tonight for some updates and basic maintenance . There will be a major update in the community section for this I need to take that section off line for a little while. If all goes smoothly then we can be back up sometime tonight with a better feel and system. I am shooting for 8 Central for this update. Thank you for your patience .

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Basic updates are done  and everything works . Now for the fun part of tweaking the pages so they look much better. That will take a little more time . Probably a day or two to get a nicer symmetry . But everything is up and working right now and that is what counts.

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