Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My day

Woke up
Did School
Played Psychonauts
Went to youth group
Came home
Played more Psychonauts
Played TF2...

Pretty good day.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My New Computer is NIIIIICE

So. Let's talk specs.

The only Motherboard on the market with USB3.0
A Quad-Core 3.4 GHz processor.
4 gigs of DDR3
A 400 gigabyte hard drive
A pretty dang good video card.

All of the above are well and good, but how do games play? Really well at max settings, that's how.

World of Warcraft:
In Shattrath City (one of the most deserted areas in the game) I was getting 30fps with Max settings. In Dalaran (the most croweded, overpopulated area in the game) I was getting 20-25fps with max settings on. It spiked up to 60fps at one point in Dalaran.
But idling in the cities is one thing, raiding is quite another. Well, if Sartharion 10 (0 Drakes up) is any indication, looks like I get about 60 fps in 10 man raids.

Runs perfectly in Ultra-High settings.

Tommorow: I test KOTOR 2, and the big one, Mirror's Edge.

Monday, January 18, 2010

My Computer is a (Dead) Wizard


How about those computer things.

Alright, first things first, my new computer is really nice. Like top of the line nice. Once it starts working, it will be amazing, the fastest computer I've ever seen, top of the line gaming rig.

Unfortunately, I've had some um, minor setbacks. Namely, it powers on, but won't boot up.

But I've been making progress, and I can say with some confidence, that barring any more unforeseen setbacks it should be working by the end of week. (Note: Now that I've said that, it will take at least a month to get up and running.)

Unfortunately, my old computer is dead. As soon as we opened it up, the video card quit on us, the power supply said screw it, and the hard drive crashed. Which is a problem, since a lot of my comic-making resources, and a few writing projects I was working on in my spare time (There were 3 big ones, one about two people who woke up one day, and found everyone on earth had disappeared but them, one is a fantasy story taking place present day, and one is about an amusement park where you kill zombies.), were all on there. Hopefully we can get information off of them, my dad seems to think so anyways.

So yeah, here's hoping I can get my new computer up and running soon.

- Posted from my moms laptop.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Things I Don't Like



People who say video games have a negative effect on children

The fact that video games aren't respected as an art form, even though they are

My phone. I need a new one. *sigh*


Not having money


People who say Harry Potter is evil and was written by the devil

Doing the dishes

The fact that I don't think I can finish the Bastila storyline in KOTOR anymore


Bad stuff



No seriously, Twilight. It sucks.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Things I Like

Harry Potter

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Playing the villain in games with a moral system

The band Five Iron Frenzy


Songs by Jonathon Coulton

Not being dead


Fireflies by Owl City

Hot Air Balloon by Owl City

Blue Plz! on WoW Radio (soon to be

"My name is Ingo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Video Games

The Guild

Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Pretty much anything Felicia Day is in for that matter

Nathan Fillion is pretty cool too. Firefly was awesome, and so is Castle

My Computer being a wizard

The TV show Glee

And Doctor Who

And Psych

And White Collar

And Burn Notice


And Better Off Ted

And a lot of others

Everything I've seen about Star Wars: The Old Republic

Writing this post


Being awesome

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Computer Is Run Off Pixie Dust And Kitten Wishes

So. Hopefully, within the next week, I will upgrade my computer, to a better one. However, I feel the need to point out something about my current computer, before I do.
It's magic. No seriously, that's the only conclusion I can come to.

It has a 1.8 Ghz processor. 1.8. 1 point freaking 8. That's not very good!

It had a subpar video card, and it.. Well it really kinda sucks. However, it can run Portal. It can run Oblivion. It can run Team Fortress 2. It literally should not be able to do that.

Now, to say it runs any of these games WELL is going overboard, minimum video settings, but seriously, the minimum requirements for all of those games waaaaay exceed the computer I have.

Oh, and let me just point out I have a friend with a way better processor than I have, and the exact same video card, and yet, my computer runs most games better than his does.

In other words, my computer is a wizard.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'm The Gosh Darned Batman

Batman: Arkham Asylum, great game, or greatest game? Well I don't know about greatest, but it's probably in my top ten. They nailed almost everything in that game, and the few complaints I had, (Terrible boss fights, being the biggest one) paled in comparison to how good the game is.

I had mile-high expectations for this game, and I was still blown away. Not only is the gameplay good, this is one of the few games to nail multiple aspects right (Beat-em-up, stealth, detective work...) but the atmosphere was really solid, and they redesigned many characters, to really make the game unlike any other form of Batman we've seen. It's still Batman, but they really made it their own, and I'm glad they didn't try to make "The Dark Knight: The Video Game" because that would have sucked.

And let me just say this: The Joker in B:AA, is as good, if not better, than Heath Ledgers. Say what you will about Luke Skywalker being the performance of a life-time (a rant for another day.) Mark Hamil gave the performance of a lifetime as The Joker in both TAS, and this. He's a different Joker, but an amazingly good Joker.

Not only that, but his plot was surprisingly good. Without getting too spoilery: He has a Plot, disguised by a cover-plot, and a backup-plot in case the plot, and cover-plot fail. That's 3 layers of plots.

So, in short, B:AA, is amazing. If you haven't played it yet, do.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What Is This I Don't Even



Ok, before I start tearing this person apart, let me closely analyze her opinion to see if she has any valid points at all.

I truly believe that video games were created by Satan to turn otherwise normal children into his drooling, glassy-eyed stooges. After my son plays them at his friends’ houses, he comes home irritable and testy for the rest of the day.

Hmmm, that's um... Interesting. Um. Moving on.

Even though his skin is normally mocha-colored, after a day spent in a darkened room with a controller in his hand, he comes home with a sickly pallor.

That sounds more like a skin condition than the fault of video games to me, I mean, true, I'm not the most tan guy around, but nobody has ever said I look sickly. Moving on further...

And it seems, where we live at least, that middle school boys can’t do anything in packs except play video games. So, without them, they inhabit our house for only nanoseconds before they want to leave.

Must... Not... Nerd rage...

My anti-video game attitude was only reinforced recently, when I read a story in the Boston Herald about a mom who was so frustrated by her son’s obsessive video gaming that she finally called 911.

Apparently, her 14-year-old had become so fixated on “Grand Theft Auto” that he refused to stop playing it. The trouble in her house started after she woke up at 2 a.m. and found her son playing the game on his bedroom computer.

In case you’re not familiar with “Grand Theft Auto,” this is a socially conscious educational game, in which players portray criminals and earn points by stealing cars, killing people and destroying property.

Alright screw being open minded, this is stupid.

The boy was so into a game of GTA he stayed up until 2AM playing and the mother couldn't get him to go to bed? And then she called 911 EMERGENCY? That is not an emergency. It is not, at all, in any way, an emergency.

And clearly this is the games fault and not the fault of oh, the mother?

Let me just say anyone who digs for 5 minutes into the RATING SYSTEM for video games knows how it works, since it works exactly the same as movies.

T is for TEEN
M is for MATURE

This is not a difficult concept, but since parents don't take an interest in what their children do or play, they blame everything on video games. GTA is a MATURE game. And if her 14 year old boy wasn't MATURE enough to handle it, guess what? That's not the games fault. And calling the cops on your son for staying up late? That's absurd. The woman who did that is an example of the idiocy in America today, and anyone defending her should be cast out from our society like a leper.

You are not helping. You think you are helping, but you are wrong. The kid should not have been playing an M rated game, if he wasn't MATURE enough to play it. Which he clearly was not, not that his mother was very mature, calling the cops on her son staying up past bedtime. You know what? Kotaku covered that story, let's see what they say about it:

Of Grand Theft Auto, Mejia insists she "would never buy that kind of video." Noooooo. "I called (police) because if you don't respect your mother, what are you going to do in your life?" I dunno, lady. Have you talked to your doctor about safe, effective, fast-acting kick his a*s? Mrs. Good used that. When I was exactly that age, too.

That was written by Owen Good of I like this person. This person is not an idiot. In fact, this person is an intelligent, reasonable human being. Unlike the mother of the child who was playing GTA.

By the way, someone bought him the game, because you have to be over 17 to buy a MATURE game.

Let's move on back to the crazy lady:

On one horrible afternoon that scarred me for life, I even saw a kid walking out of the public library playing a Nintendo DS.

Hahahahaha- Oh wait you were serious?
So that scarred you for life did it? One, isolated incident, that you have no frame of reference for? I mean seriously, was he with his mom? Maybe his mom had him run in and return some books, and told him not to check anything out? I don't know what happened, and neither do you, so shut up.

This is where it gets really good.

Here’s my question: When do kids ever think these days? When do they ever have brains free from electronics long enough to ponder the universe? To think of things that might someday lead them to a cure for cancer?


World of Goo.


If you can beat any of those game, and tell me you weren't THINKING... You're lying. It's just not possible. I mean, for crying out loud, World of Goo is a physics simulator!

Portal causes you to have to develop entirely new ways of thinking to solve the puzzles! That's why the tag-line was "Now you're thinking with portals."! You had to FIND NEW WAYS OF THINKING!

Braid has some of the most brutally difficult puzzles I've seen in a game, and like Portal, you have to form new ways of thinking, just to get a single puzzle piece!

Not only that, but the stories for these games can (and are) be broken down! Here's an example of something from Portal, about GLaDOS, one of the best characters in a video game EVER!

Braid is either about saving a princess, or someone who worked on the nuclear bomb depending on how you interpret it!

Games don't keep kids from thinking, they MAKE THEM THINK!

If Sir Isaac Newton had been playing a DS, I’m sure he never would have noticed the apple falling from the tree, so he never would have formulated the theory of gravity.

First of all, the apple and the tree thing? Common belief is that it never happened.

But like one of the commenters on that Kotaku post said, Issac Newton was pretty much a rebel without a cause back then, breaking all the rules, to prove new theories! His mom wanted him to be a farmer!

So you know what? Keep it up. Keep your son off the games, see how that goes for you.

Oh but this isn't over is it? Nooooo. You couldn't be beat. So let's see what you did? You posted this.

Anyway, after much soul searching and meditation, I’ve had a divine revelation that I am wrong.

Satan did not invent video games.

Lord Voldemort did.

What better way to turn children away from good magic and into the dark side, than to put them in a darkened room for hours every day with a joystick and a big screen, where they practice killing things for fun?

He loves the deathly pallor of the video game addict, who has forgotten what daylight looks like. He loves the isolation you feel, because you need nothing but a video screen and a controller to feel content.

Soon, he plans to take advantage of this and become the controller, and then good luck trying to find Harry Potter to save you.

I thought gamers were supposed to be the ones who couldn't separate reality from fiction?

I think I know where I went wrong, looking at this post now. I was under the impression that I was reading something by someone without any form of mental disease. I see now I was wrong. With that, I honestly can't see myself even trying to explain why this individual is wrong anymore, because I feel sorry for her. Seriously, there must be something wrong with this persons mind.

I thought at first she was using that as a metaphor for something else, but I have poured over it, and it's just nonsense.

By the way, in all of the former games I mentioned, you don't kill a single human being. No humanoids in fact. There's no killing at all in Portal and World of Goo, but I'll admit, you can jump on strange monsters in Braid.

She goes on to mention a guy who left his Girlfriend in labor to play video games, and yeah, that guy is a complete moron for sure, but video games or no video games, YOU CANNOT FIX STUPID.

Then she makes fun of how no video games are educational because one is not educational. Based off that though, no movies are educational (I'd hardly call ALL movie educational, so therefor, none of them are.) no books are educational, (I can't say I learned all that much from Harry Potter, so clearly none of them are educational.) and of course, nothing is educational. (I'd hardly call that joke I made last week educational, therefore no speech is educational.)

In fact, she contradicts herself, saying that the internet can be educational if used as a resource tool. After all, I wouldn't call, oh, let's say educational. So apparently, according to her own words, Wikipedia is not a valid form of learning either.

So just remember, according to "Marla Jo Fisher" we are currently living in a backwards society with no form of learning. She sounds like a good mother to me.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

If Loving You is Wrong

Oh Steam. I didn't know it was possible to love a digital distribution platform until I began using you. You're everything I could possibly want in a digital distribution platform (I.E. Actually good, not like iTunes, which is pretty much the devil.) and more. I mean, really, you let me REDOWNLOAD games after the first download WHENEVER I WANT, unlike iTunes and music. That alone earns you points.

But what leads to my undying love of Steam? So many things. For one thing, there's the selection. Not only does it have the big titles, like Modern Warfare 2, or Left 4 Dead 2, but it also has games that are amazing, but not well known, like Psychonauts, (Which if you haven't played yet YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.) or Braid.

There's a good community, from what I understand, but I don't really mess with that section myself.

It's got Achievements, which I for one love. (If done right.)
It's got a great, easy to navigate interface, it's even got an easy link in the store for "Games under $5" and "Games under $10". It even has the metacritic score right next to the game name in the list in the store. It's got screenshots, demos, it's pretty much fantastic.

But the single greatest thing about Steam in my mind? The sales.

Let's take the wayback machine to a far flung time known as "The Early 00's" shall we? If you wanted a new game, you paid $50. If you wanted a used game, you paid $20-$30, with minor risk of buying an unplayable copy. That was it. Games just didn't go on "sale". They weren't like other things. They had a set price, and that was what you paid for them. It might go down $10 after it had been out 6 months to a year.

My first experience with sales on Steam was buying World of Goo. World of Goo is a $20 indie title, one that I found good, if not great. Do you know what I paid for it? $5
75% off! That was unheard of, to me at least. But lo and behold, it was there. I then proceeded to buy a game called Psychonauts, I had heard was quite good, for $10. Not on sale. It was just $10.

And thus, my love for steam began.

Later on, I bought Team Fortress 2, another game I had heard to be amazing (and it is) for $10, as opposed to $20. But if you for some reason think $10 is too much for one of the most creative shooters ever, don't worry. It was on sale for only $2.50 over Halloween. I was tempted to buy a second copy, it was such a good deal.

Let me tell you some other deals I've gotten from this:
Champions Online: Was $50; I got it for $20.
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition: Was $10; I got it for $2.50.
Plants Vs. Zombies: Was $10; I got it for $5.
Audiosurf: Was $10; I got it for $2.50.

Heck, I bought Mirror's Edge, and my computer can't even run that, just because I knew I would upgrade soon, and it was SO CHEAP.

And the thing is, these aren't cheap games going on sale. The lowest metascore game in my "My Games" list, is rated 72, and it's Champions Online, which is an MMO, and by default scores low, because people either hate MMOs, or compare them to WoW.

The rest of the list?
Portal (90)
Psychonauts (87)
TF2 (92)
Audiosurf (85)
PVZ (88)

They're all excellent games!

So yeah, basically, I love Steam. If I could marry Steam, and have babies with Steam, I would do so.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Shmandalf the Shmey

So. Like a lot of nerds, I like World of Warcraft. Like a smaller subset of nerds (supernerds, if you will) I like the lore behind Warcraft. I think the deep universe they've built up is one of the biggest, most extensive storylines ever. There is so much material, even outside the games, that it makes up a very real feeling world to me. I mean, what other video game can get away with people writing regularly updated blogs about the storyline alone? (, I'm looking at you.)

But there's another thing about the Warcraft universe. The story, well, there are quite a few points that make no sense. In fact, large portions of it, make little to no sense. Here's an example: The Caverns of Time: Hyjal, is basically one big paradox.

For those who don't play WoW, the caverns of time are a giant underground series of caves, run by the Bronze Dragonflight (Protectors of time.) and each cavern leads to a different time period. The Battle for Mount Hyjal is one of the most important points in history (history of Azeroth that is) when the Night Elves, Humans, and Orcs, all mortal enemies at the time, teamed up to fight off the demon lord Archimonde from destroying the world tree, which gave the night elves immortality. If the world tree were destroyed, Archimonde would easily destroy the world.

Here's the thing though, for the other Caverns of Time we're allowed into by Bronze Dragonflight are under siege by another dragonflight, the Infinite Dragonflight, who are attempting to alter the past. For example, in one cavern they try to destroy the orc leader who leads a rebellion that forms the Horde, one of two large factions in the world, before he ever escapes from a human internment camp. So you help him escape. Makes sense. Sort of.

But in the battle for mount Hyjal, you're just going for the heck of it. It's like a vacation. But this raises the question, what if we hadn't gone back and helped them? Well, they would lose to the demon army. So you would never have been there to go back and help them. IT'S A PARADOX.

However, a friend and I have come up with the solution. Shmandalf the Shmey. Shmandalf is an all powerful archmage, who can not only travel back in time, he can solve all continuity problems, with magic.
What kind of magic? No, I don't think you understand. Magic.

Shmandalf is also a master of disguise. You never know who he might be. Here are a few of his known alias's:
'Gandalf the Grey' (He wasn't really trying with this one though, obviously.)
The orc who gives you the quest to smack the peons in the Valley of Trials
The peons you smack in the Valley of Trials
That vulture you just flew over in thousand needles

Not only that, but Shmandalf has some pretty cool spells. One of them is known as Empowered Lightning Shock. It has the power to bring the dead back to life. He can even use it on himself if he ever died.

In fact, it doesn't have to be Caverns of Time problems he can fix? The Draenai/Eredar retcon? That was all Shmandalf's doing.

Heck, they don't even have to be in-game problems, remember awhile back when Blizzard said Goblins would never-ever-ever be playable? No you don't. They never said that. Shmandalf made it so.

So just remember, next time you need to retcon anything at all ever Shmandalf is there for you.

P.S. If I ever wrote a fantasy novel series, Shmandalf would be a character, just for the lolz.
P.P.S. This is probably why I don't write a fantasy novel series.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Nukes Are Well Know for Their Accuracy

They hit the target every time.

I don't know why I said that, but I gotta keep posting something, and nothing significant happened today, so uh.. Trivia fact:

The first episode of Doctor Who received extremely poor ratings. It also debuted on the day JFK was assassinated.

That is all.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Saddest Doctor Who Moment Ever

Not gonna post anything much today, but this is how The End of Time Pt. 2 ended. It brings a tear to my eye. David Tennant will be missed. Spoilers, in the video, in case you hadn't guessed.

So yeah. That's pretty much it.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

So This Is How It Ends, Not With A Bang, But With A Whimper.

The Tenth Doctor was amazing. I'm sorry to see him go. (No pun intended.)I don't know how else I can put it. The Ninth Doctor was fantastic, sure, (pun intended.) but Ten was just brilliant.

The End Of Time should really be viewed as a whole. In fact, while other two part episodes have seperate names, (Utopia/The Sound Of Drums/The Last Of The Time Lords for example) this one has the same name, in two parts. And really, it's rightly so, because the episode is really just a Doctor Who movie, split into two halves. The closest we'll ever get at least. (The '96 movie doesn't count, because it was bad.)

What really shocks me is how long he's been setting this up for. Russel T. Davies knew he would be writing the swansong episode of Tennant's take on The Doctor, and so he began setting things up from the minute The Master returned. Between setting up the drumming, and Wilf, I'm quite impressed.

This episode feels like it really pays off on everything that the past few years with the 10th Doctor have been building up to. And as much as it hurts to see him go, and he'll always be The Doctor to me, this episode is a very fitting way for him to go.

Not that it didn't have it's share of cringe worthy moments, in fact I didn't even get the most out of the cliffhanger of Pt. 1 until the second watch through, because I spent the whole time laughing the first time. It was incredibly cheesy. But it was fitting. Because even though I love the heck outta the show, it's nothing if not cheesy. And you know what? There's nothing wrong with that. There's a place for cheesiness. And that was it.

It was incredibly emotional too. And I'll admit I nearly cried, more than once. And I don't cry for movies/TV shows usually. It takes something special. But this was special. The very end held a moment, hearing Ten talk about his mortality, and how even though he'll regenerate, it's like dying. It shows it's not something routine for Time Lords. It's not like going to the dentist. It's like... Death. You die, and a new man takes your place. Imagine that. If you died, and knew when you died a completely different person would get up and continue on.. It would be almost worse than real death wouldn't it?

The point is, David Tennants swansong episode was very fitting. It touched upon everything that makes The Doctor, The Doctor. It was easily one of the best episodes written by RTD. It was fitting end for his control over the show too. I gotta continue what I touched upon in yesterday's post, Stephen Moffat is my favorite writer for the show. Blink, and Midnight are amazing episodes. I really think the Weeping Angels could be a great reoccurring enemy if done right. And I think with him taking the reins from RTD next season, the show could be even better than before. But as far as RTD episodes go, The End of Time is pretty top notch. I really enjoyed it. The complaints I had were outweighed by the good of the episode.

This is how we're going to remember RTD, and David Tennant, and you know what? That's a good thing. The End of Time had it's share of problems (Too much build up, not enough payoff for the Time Lords for one thing.) but the extremely emotional, and surprising ending, paid off for the whole thing.

The last line Ten says, is really emotional. David Tennant was a Doctor Who fan growing up, and he seems like it. He loved being The Doctor. In fact, there's a line in The Waters of Mars that sums Tennant's take on the doctor up.

The captain of the Mars expedition says to The Doctor, "State your name, rank, and intention."
The Doctor replies: "The Doctor. Doctor. Fun."

He really enjoys seeing the universe, he's seen his share of sadness, and it shows, but all in all... He loves life. And in that, Ten, and Tennant both really loved being The Doctor.

Tennants take on the character, was much more built on relationships, and being The Doctor, than it was built upon great, epic, grand danger. In that, it's fitting that the regeneration doesn't come until AFTER the threat is foiled. It's very personal. The Doctor won. He could just walk away. He's told, to just walk away. But he can't, because that's not who he is. Because if there's one thing The Doctor loved more than being The Doctor... It's the people he met. All of them.

It was pretty much as fitting an ending as you could ask for. And with that Ten, I bid you farewell. The show won't be the same without you. It may be just as good, it may be terrible, it may even be better, but one thing it won't be, is the same. You'll always be the doctor to me.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Breaking Down the 11th Doctor Trailer

Alright, let me preface this by saying I am the biggest 10th Doctor fan you will ever find, and I'm seriously going to miss him as The Doctor.

Doctor Who is one of, if not, my favorite shows, and I have not seen, as of the time of writing, The End Of Time Pt. 2. I'm an American so it airs tomorrow night.

However, this lovely little trailer popped up tonight:

Did you see what I just saw? Because I've watched this trailer 4 times now and I'm still in amazement. Congratulations Matt Smith, I'm compelled even further to watch Season 5.

But what's really going on here? Well, let's break it down.

The trailer opening is very nice, as matt stands there asking what the TARDIS has in store this time.

What indeed, as the next few seconds are a roller coaster ride, featuring explosions, swords, and the doctor punching someone. (Looked like a woman to me, but I couldn't tell.)

But then at :08 you see an explosion in The Doctor's hand... And if you look closely, it's his sonic screwdriver.

Now let me say this is probably nothing. He's probably using it for deus ex machina like always.

But, let me put a small what-if into your head. What-if... He doesn't have his screwdriver anymore? What if, in this new, grittier Stephen Moffat era (writer of The Doctor Dances/The Empty Child, and Blink, among others.) he removes the magic wand. He makes The Doctor rely on wit alone, instead of his magical sonic screwdriver. Just a thought.

And then there's 0:11. And that was when I started really geeking out about it.
A bunch of guys are in a cave, or a certain basement with flashlights...

Suddenly the camera turns around, and you better hope none of them start blinking.

That's right. Return of the weeping angels.

Now let me just say I consider Blink the best single Doctor Who episode of the new series. It is amazing. So the fact that the weeping angels are back, that's fantastic.

Now, I suspect that Stephen Moffat taking lead instead of Russel T. Davies has a lot to do with them being back, as I have a feeling Moffat had as much fun writing that episode as I had watching it. I will eagerly await seeing the angels return, and hopefully it'll be it's own episode, heck, I'm hoping the angels can become the first real reoccurring enemies in the new series. So far, think about it, the main reoccurring enemies are:

The Daleks
The Cybermen
The Master

And all of those are classic series enemies. It's about time new Who got it's own iconic enemy.

But, moving on:

From 0:11-0:14 we see vampire ladies, and some demented mask, not sure what either of those are.

But at 0:15 we see this:

Oh yay, more Daleks. Aren't they supposed to be dead or something? Not that I don't like watching Dalek episodes, I just hope they come up with something that at least kind of makes sense for them to be back.

The shot itself shows The Doctor hitting the dalek with a hammer, pretty violently. Quite interesting.

After that we see The Doctor and his new companion kissing.
Then we see some aliens with ray guns, some explosions, another Dalek shot, more swordfighting, and some other various stuff. Then we see some soldier backing up, and some flickering lights, an explosion, in the dark... and well...

More angels! Yay!

Then, what is possibly, but I hope not, the new Doctor's catchphrase:


Then his companion is scared, and he jumps off of something.

Then more montage, and "Coming Spring 2010... The End... Is just the beginning..."

Ooh, The Doctor using a gun. Edgy.
Seriously though, I have no problem with him using a gun, especially if they do take away the sonic screwdriver, which they PROBABLY will not. It's also probably just an editing trick, he may just be shoot a rope lowering a cage full of, uh, I dunno, orphan puppies? Yeah. He's freeing the Orphan Puppies.

Finally: Trust him. He's The Doctor.

In conclusion: Big changes are in store for Doctor Who. It's a darker feel, yes, but that's expected with Stephen Moffat in charge, who's written some of the best new series stuff. I eagerly await to see the new season. Matt Smith has big shoes to fill, but I believe he can fill them. Maybe.

Tune in next time for my review of Doctor Who: The End of Time (Parts 1 and 2)


If I get around to it.