She’s back!

I’ve felt a disturbance in the force, I’ve awoken from my slumber. Guess who’s back fellow geeks! It is only me!

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Wow. It must have been over a year since I wrote a proper blog. A lot has happened and real life got in the way of writing. Speaking of writing, something else I didn’t do for the past year. So why didn’t I post? Well, like I said, live got in the way, along with work and my etsy shop.

 

We had so much fun we are thinking about selling at Amsterdam Comic Con as well! I’m waiting to hear back from both Amsterdam Comic Con and German Comic Con because they spotted me and want me as a potential vendor.

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I checked the last blog post I wrote and I am really ashamed to say it was the Jurassic World review in June 2015, so it’s been almost a year.

What happened? Well, I got my contract renewed at my new job. Don’t worry, I’m still a Social Worker, only for a different company now (and I’m waiting for my second renewal and permanent contract in a couple of months. Keep your fingers crossed please.)

Had a relationship, didn’t have a relationship. I am bound to end up as a geeky 80-year-old with 30 cats and a house filled with POP vinyl’s, Doctor Who merchandise, books and an awful lot of yarn.

DSC_0147Let’s see, I went to London and met Laurell K. Hamilton! Epic moment! Went to Cardiff, cried over Ianto’s memorial wall and flewDSC_0179 the Tardis at the Doctor Who experience, also ate the most gruesome hotdogs in that American Diner in Cardiff which they used several times in Doctor Who. I tried to get into Torchwood Three but my Vortex Manipulator didn’t work, I suspect the Doctor…

20150916_161655Also went to Greece (Kos) and made new memories. I went to the same Island 10 years ago in between my grandparents dying so it was really sad 10 years ago. Now not soDSC_0658 much and I rescued some kittens as well!

I cried over Doctor Who, I cried over Sherlock, I cried over Supernatural and why am I still watching those shows?

Read not as much books as I wanted but I really started to enjoy manga and anime.

I skipped nanowrimo last November because I was busy working on my holiday season orders and getting enough stock for Comic Con.

I loved the new Star Wars! But no so much Deadpool. I won’t be seeing the new Batman vs Superman due to bad reviews. Although I can’t wait until the new Captain America. (Team Iron Man whoop whoop!)DSC_0122

I had a pretty shitty holiday season myself due to my mum’s cat getting really sick and we had to put him down in the end.

I took pity to a stray cat in my back yard, for the people who follow me on Facebook, it’s been a long couple of weeks. But I did rename him Captain Jack Harkness. In the end he went to the DSC_0114animal shelter but before he could be adopted his owners picked him up, and just 3 days later he’s back in my back yard again.

I went to Dutch Comic Con, sold some of my work, made an appointment for edited_1459167786957my new tattoo, met the Hillywood sisters and bought epic stuff from Canvas Warriors (yay for them calling me a friend and remembering me from the previous two times I met them). Also got an epic photo op with Marnix again, the lovely and sweet Dutch actor who plays the Silence in Doctor Who and bought some cool merchandise.

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And that’s how we ended up here. I am back to writing again, Camp Nano here I come! Back to blogging, updating my etsy shop, enjoying a couple of days off from work and life goes on.

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So, until next time my epic geeks! Love, Mendy.

 

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Hot cute girly geek’s epic giveaway!!!

 

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course.

As promised, the hot cute girly geek’s epic giveaway. This to celebrate my 2 year blogiversary and to apologize for the fact I neglected you guys a bit.DSC_0018

So… what can you win…?

First prize:

DSC_0088A home-made, hand knitted geeky hat, knitted by me, or a tablet / e-reader cosy! Which you can choose from my own Etsy shop: I have Zelda hats, Sherlock hats, Torchwood hats and Doctor Who hats. The tablet / e-reader cosy comes in the same pattern.DSC_0125

Second prize:

A home-made, hand knitted geeky phone cosy, and you can choose from the cosies from my Etsy shop as well.

For both the first and second prize you can also opt to discuss something custom-made as well. So if you have a pattern you really like and you win this prize DSC_0211we can discuss things.

Third prize: Tekira makes these awesome figures with Ironbeads,  you can contact me, and Tekira will discuss what is possible with you.iron beads 3

The giveaway is open worldwide and will run from the moment this blog is posted (the 18th of June) until the 30th of June midnight Dutchie time. (GTM+2)

And now how to win.

1: follow my blog.
2: And leave your contact details in the contact form added.iron beads 1

iron beads 23: leave a comment why you think you should win and what prize you want to win. The most original and funny comments will win and the winners will be picked by Tekira and myself. After I pick the winners, they will be announced on my blog and you’ll have 48 hours to respond to this. If you do not respond in time the prize will go to another contestant.

Good luck to everyone and let the games begin!

Love, your own hot cute girly geek Mendy.

Webshop: Torchwood Beanie Hat

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. I have been one busy knitter, lol. Apart from being a whovian I am also a huge fan of Torchwood, and what better way to show my love and your love is to wear this amazing Torchwood Beanie hat.

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The hat has a front and back side, on the front the letters spelling out TORCHWOOD, and on the back the logo.

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You can choose between red and white letters / logo.

It’s made out of 75% Acrylic 25% wool. It’s machine washable on 30 degrees and wearable pretty much everywhere.

Size? Adult, one size fits most, about M/L or 55-60 cm.

If you need an awesome and epic hat to keep you warm while chasing after Weevils, or working late in the drafty Hub, researching alien artifacts or filing in the archives, or looking for suspicious rift activity this is perfect for you.

I accept customised orders. And remember, all hats are knitted per order.

Prices: the hats cost €15,- shipping in the Netherlands €2,- within Europe €3,- and everywhere else €5,- for every additional product shipped I ask €1,- extra.

Either order from the form down below or with this link to my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/nl/listing/177144865/torchwood-beanie-hat

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

A very Geeky Valentine 2014!

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. My fellow bloggers worked very hard to get you some awesome gifts for Christmas 2013, and I screwed up by a serious lack of time. So I guess I owed them and you faithful readers of course something special for Valentine’s Day this year.

Without further ado, some lovely gifts for that geeky someone in your life, a collaboration post done by Theta, Tekira and myself!

Doctor Who / Torchwood:

Theta: On the visual side of things, I have a bumper bundle of DVDs and Blu-Rays timed for release around December last year to get your hands on.  Firstly, and the most costly, is this boxset of Series 1-7 on Blu Ray.  It includes the Specials along with Series 5,6 and 7 on Blu Ray, but it also includes Series 1-4 which have previously been unreleased in this format.

Theta: Shortly after the November transmission, there will be a release of two programmes which mark the fiftieth anniversary.  The first of these is the docu-drama “An Adventure In Space And Time” written by Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss and starring David Bradley (Argus Filch in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Solomon The Trader in the Doctor Who episode “Dinosaurs On A Spaceship”) in the role of the actor who portrayed the First Doctor, William Hartnell.

Theta: The other item to mark the fiftieth anniversary is the episode that we’re all waiting for, “The Day Of The Doctor”, starring Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt.

Theta: The final DVD is the first of two special releases marking the recent recovery of lost episodes in Nigeria.  “The Enemy Of The World” features the Second Doctor, portrayed by Patrick Troughton, in adventure where he faces up to a ruthless dictator, Salamander, also portrayed by Troughton.

Theta: The fiftieth anniversary is being marked by Big Finish Productions, who have been producing Doctor Who audio adventures since 1999, with “The Light At The End”, a story that stars Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann in their respective incarnations of the Doctor who have to face off against The Master, portrayed by Geoffrey Beevers, reprising his role from the 1981 story “The Keeper of Traken”. The story can be bought in three formats – Standard Edition, Collector’s Edition and a Limited Vinyl Edition.

Theta: Finally, some clothing and I’m going to use it as a shout out for a Whovian friend who produce t-shirts as part of her ongoing artwork projects. Sami produces t-shirts as part of her “Time and Space and Cute” range through Red Bubble and the name pretty much sums up the shirts as she has designed a series of shirts which portrays various Doctors, companions and villains in cute designs.  Suitable for both girly and boy geeks.

Mendy: Ok, first of all, I’m going to use my whovian gift ideas as a shameless self-promotion for my recently opened Etsy store. How about a nice and cute cuddly plush Adipose toy? They have different accessories; you can add bowties and fezzes if you like.

Mendy: and if that’s not to your liking, how about a warm, hand knitted Doctor Who season 18 hat. The hat is based on the famous red, orange and purple scarf the fourth Doctor wears oh and the scarf itself is not for sale, at least not made by me. It takes me about 2 months to knit such a long scarf and you can’t afford my prices I would ask 😉

Mendy: Talking about scarves, you can actually buy them from someone else, check out the Doctor Who scarves by Lovarzi. They have the multicoloured scarf, the red, orange and purple one. Even a lovely Dalek scarf, as far as Daleks can been seen as lovely.

Mendy: one thing I have my eye on, and if there isn’t a lovely geek willing to buy me these, I’m going to buy them in September myself, are the range of new  Doctor Who earrings from forbidden planet! They have the 10th and 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver, the Tardis, Cybermen and Daleks. I want them all!! And the best thing, they are affordable!

Mendy: although not really romantic, I’m gonna give another shout out to the geeks from Direct Blinds for their amazing Tardis Blind. Check my blogpost for details and remember they have a promotion at the moment for 33% off!

Mendy: If you don’t already have it in your collection, I recommend, as a Torchwood fan, to buy this book: the Torchwood Archives. It’s amazingly detailed and a must have for every Torchwood fan.  And just to add another book, Torchwood Exodus code, written by John and Carole E. Barrowman (his sister) and it picks up after the Torchwood TV series! Again, you must read this!

Sherlock

Mendy: as always, there isn’t a lot of Sherlock merchandise out there. After we ended season 3 the BBC picked up on some items. If your geek doesn’t have it yet, buy him/her Sherlock season 3 on DVD (I don’t have it yet, hint hint!)

Mendy: as I said, the BBC has released some amazing items (don’t have them either!) To enjoy your cuppa after running around London with a certain Detective, the Sherlock mug. Or what if he ruined another one of your shirts by doing experiments. Sherlock T-shirt set based on season 3. Including an ‘I don’t shave for Sherlock’ and ‘I don’t understand, I still don’t understand.’ They come in different sizes and in men and women shirts!

Mendy: Something the BBC shop doesn’t have, but I do, another shameless self-promotion. The one and only Sherlock deduction game Chullo hat. Hand knitted, warm and ideal for a deduction game with annoying siblings or loving geeky partners.

Mendy: I bought some amazing and lovely Sherlock earrings from Etsy last year and I wear them almost every day! Check out Pia’s etsy shop and don’t be afraid to ask her if she has a new batch ready!

Mendy: One of my dear DCC friends Meike as her own etsy shop as well and I have 3 of her hand drawn Sherlock pictures on my wall. She is an amazing artist and I urge you to buy something from her!

Mendy: last item on the Sherlock list, made by ConsultingFangeeks, a 221B messenger bag available on etsy!

Gaming:

Tekira: You can never go wrong with figures! They exist in all price categories, and they are made for Practically each manga, anime, or game. Just make sure the other person does not already own the one you intend to buy. They are quite easy to acquire. I always get mine from amazon.co.uk or achonia.com. You can also buy them on anime and/or game conventions

Tekira: On Etsy, you can find jewelry of every fandom you can imagine. I’m especially fond of Zelda jewelry. Last Christmas, my boyfriend made me very happy with this Heart Piece necklace from the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, available on www.thepixelsmithy.com

Tekira: (Limited Edition) Guide books Often not so limited as you might think, but awesome nonetheless. For a few pounds less you can get the ‘regular’ version, but that just means a less awesome cover in most of the cases. You can get them in game stores and on amazon (the picture shows Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Legendary Edition (Prima Official Game Guides), available on amazon.co.uk).

Tekira: Plushies are awesome. There is not much else I can tell about them. Buy them on amazon, game stores, or achonia.com.

Star Trek

Theta / Mendy: I think that everyone will agree that the highlight of Star Trek Into Darkness was Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance as Khan… I mean, John Harrison.  Well, IDW has created an official tie-in mini-series of comics not surprisingly titled “Star Trek: Khan” which tells the character’s back-story.  Oh and don’t forget to buy the DVD ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ if your geek doesn’t have it already!

Game of Thrones

Theta: Okay, I admit it.  I’m still not into this whole Game Of Thrones thing but as “Winter Is Coming” (see that, I’ve made a pun), I thought that this box set of books would be a nice item to put on any Game of Thrones or fantasy fan’s wish list.

Mendy: People like their eggs all sorts of ways. In an omelette. Scrambled. Fried. Poached. Boiled. And then there’s Daenerys. She likes hers roasted in a funeral pyre. Illyrio’s gift to Daenerys upon her wedding to Khal Drogo, these eggs are now yours to take home. No, really. We asked Jorah Mormont. He’s cool with it. Note: Do not place these in your fireplace. They will not hatch dragons. And if they do, it’s not our fault. These ‘Game of Thrones plush Dragon Eggs’ are a must have for any Khaleesi! If you can’t find the real deal of course!

Mendy: Speaking of eggs, to stay in the same theme here. Buy your lovely geek a ‘Game of Thrones Dragon Egg Canister’ to keep hidden treasures, a pre-hatched dragons (capacity: 1) or home bakes cookies safe.

The Hobbit/The Lord Of The Rings

Theta: For Tolkien related items, it’d be so easy to go with an item from the new film “The Desolation Of Smaug”, but I’m going to pick two which are more generally “Hobbit” based Firstly ladies, for that frustrated LARPer in your life, this Deluxe role play Dwarven battle axe should hit (see, another pun) the spot.

Theta: Secondly, I’m going to suggest a big part in my TV childhood with this CD reading of The Hobbit from the BBC television children’s series “Jackanory”.  The Hobbit was selected to commemorate the 3000th episode of the programme and is read by Maurice Denham, Jan Francis, David Wood and (now how’s this for geeky credentials) Bernard Cribbins.

Mendy: To unlock the heart of your geeky love, use this lovely ‘Thorin Oakenshield Key’ and a slight warning, only accessible on Durins day!

Mendy: Or something to cuddle with, a cuddly and ‘invisible Bilbo’ I wonder if Amanda Abbington has one in her collection. I’d say you buy a bell and put it around his neck, those damn invisible burglars these days!

Mendy: and last but not least, of course Smaug deserves some love. All those gold coins and jewels don’t warm that big heart of his. I have yet to find a good plush Smaug, but this cute ‘Flygdrake’ from IKEA makes a good representative!

Vampires:

Mendy: well, this is my area! I freaking love vampires! And I do mean the monsters, not the sparkly kind. First some advice from last year, ‘Anita Blake’ Laurell K. Hamilton has everything on her website, check it out!

Mendy: A tat more expensive, but for the hunter geeks amongst ourselves, as in Buffy the vampire slayer, Think Geek provides us with this amazing ‘Vampire Hunter Kit’ everything a slayer needs these days!

Mendy: a ring for your loved one! The reason I started wearing this particular ring was my love for the show. ‘Claddagh Ring’ you can get one at your jewellery store, but Amazon ships.

Theta: I thought that I’d select a vampire film, or should I say films, which uses the winter atmosphere of snow and the like are “Let Me In” or “Let The Right One In”.  Now, I have to admit that I’ve only seen the Hammer version that was released in 2010, but I thought that it was a hauntingly beautiful film.

Werewolves:

Theta: Okay, when you think of werewolf franchises, you’re probably thinking of the current “Teen Wolf” television series.  Well, as I had already exhausted my number one pick of “Being Human”, I decided to go back to my cinematic teenage years and pick the original “Teen Wolf” film starring Michael J. Fox.  He manages to craft a character who is funny, the underdog (number three on the pun-o-metre), and learns a lesson to be true to yourself, rather than just being popular.  A brilliant film.

Mendy: Although the series Beauty and the Beast doesn’t really fall under the category werewolves, he does look like one, check out the ‘Beauty and the Beast webshop’ for all cool stuff.

Mendy: What to do if you meet a real werewolf? Thank god your geeky love provided you with this silver bullet to protect you. (Ps not real ammo, just for decoration only!)

Mendy: and I though you Teen Wolf fans out there love these ‘Teen Wolf Phone Cases’ just so you know (go Stilinski)

Comic Books and Movie adaptations

Theta: Well, it has been a year for comic book adaptations in the movies, but I’m going to focus on two.  The first is “Man of Steel” directed by Zack Snyder.  Granted, this film has polarised opinion, but I really enjoyed it with the treatment of the source material with suitable gravitas and Henry Cavill making for a suitable portrayal of Clark/Kal-El/Superman facing off against Michael Shannon’s Zod.  Think of it as “Superman: Year One”.

Theta: The second, and my favourite adaptation of this year is “Kick-Ass 2”.  Rude, crude and exceedingly violent, this film sees Kick-Ass, portrayed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, inspiring a whole host of superheroes including Colonel Stars & Stripes, portrayed by Jim Carrey, whilst having to battle against the former fake super-hero Red Mist (I’m not going to say his character name on this site), portrayed by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, whilst fellow super-hero Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) struggles to find a place in the world after the death of her mentor, Big Daddy.

Mendy: wanna be part of the good guys? Show you are a secret / not so secret agent? Wear an ‘agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ t-shirt and the whole world knows. Maybe not so smart to wear it in public, you might never know what kind of baddie you may encounter.

Books:

Theta: Rather than putting a book related item on this list, I’m going to plug a series of books based on the virtue that I really enjoyed the first book.  The “Geekhood” series of books by Andy Robb follows the character of Archie who seeks to build a relationship with classmate Sarah in the face of a hostile reaction from his fellow geeks and intimidation from a bully.  The first book was a fast read that I could relate to and I really want to get hold of the second novel.

Mendy: I do love books and bookish gifts, and again I’m dusting of a gift idea I gave you last year. I love all the bookish gifts this site provides. Check ‘the Literary Gift Company’ for the ideal geek Valentines gift for your lovely bookworm.

That’s it:

That’s it my lovely geeks, I hope you liked this epic post and you’ll be able to find some nice geeky gifts for that special geek in your life, and it’s safe to say we all accept one of these gifts as a thank you 😉

Love, your geeks, Tekira, Theta and Mendy.

The Torchwood Archives by Gary Russell, a book review

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. A new book review for you whovian / Torchwood fans out there. This time the Torchwood Archives by Gary Russel. And again, some spoilers as well.

The Torchwood Archives

About the book:

  • Hardcover, 158 pages
  • Published: October 9th 2008 by BBC Books
  • Author: Gary Russell (Warren Martyn)
  • original title: The Torchwood Archives
  • ISBN: 1846074592 (ISBN13: 9781846074592)
  • edition language: English

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Synopsis according to Goodreads:

Separate from the Government. Outside the police. Beyond the United Nations. Founded by Queen Victoria in 1879, the Torchwood Institute has long battled against alien threats to the British Empire.

Beautifully designed throughout with full-color photos and original illustrations, his insider’s look into the secret world of Torchwood features in-depth background on personnel, case files on alien enemies of the Crown, descriptions of extra-terrestrial technology collected over the years, and details on some of the biggest mysteries surrounding the Rift in space and time running through Cardiff.

About the Author:

Gary Russell is one of the script editing team for Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, and the author of many novels and reference books in the Doctor Who range. A former editor of Doctor Who Magazine, he also was the producer of Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions for eight years. He was also an actor and is best known for his role as Dick in the 1978 television series of ‘The Famous Five’. He lives in Cardiff.

My thoughts:

Oh my freaking god, I love this book! I’m a huge Torchwood and Doctor Who fan (as if you didn’t know by now) and this is just perfect. This is the best 51uZgvXqcELreference book for Torchwood and it stays in character as well.

Although it took me quite some time to finish it, because this is one of those books you have lying around your house and whenever you feel like it you pick it up and read a couple of chapters. But the detailed background information it gives you for season 1 and 2 of Torchwood is amazing.

51D9AEFjPzLBasically the story goes a reporter got hold of the classified files of Torchwood and tried to write a book about it, only he mysteriously disappeared (as well as everyone involved into publishing the book), so eventually Ianto is the one who put the book together and filed it in the archives underneath Torchwood 3 (until it got blown into little pieces, damn you Captain Jack Harkness).

But I love all the detailed pictures from the episodes, together with this personal diary from Jack telling what happened that week inside the Hub, filled with newspaper clippings and sticky notes from the supposed author / reporter.51ByOfpyc0L

It’s in the same range as the ‘Sherlock: the Casebook’ book and the newly published ‘Doctor Who: The Doctor – His Lives and Times’ and I’m such a geek to now have all three of them in my possession.

Where to buy this book:

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Ratings:

Hell yeah this gets a big 10 out of 10 from me. If you are a die-hard whovian / Torchwood fan you need to have this in your possession. No matter what, buy it! No seriously, I added the links to Amazon for you to make it easier, get that copy, now!

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

YouTube Sunday!!!

Hi my lovely hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. How is your lazy Sunday coming along?

I had a lazy morning and now it’s time to do some work. Starting with providing you a lazy YouTube Sunday playlist. So let’s get started:

What do you get when you put 600 whovians together? An amazing geeky theme song:  http://youtu.be/9lqboehjtOg

Just a fun little song, performed by 2 Sherlockians, waiting, like the rest of us, for season 3! http://youtu.be/31Jq9DmNArQ

This new Doctor isn’t what I expected: http://youtu.be/5Blf073f2Lc (be aware for some strong language in this vid)

I know a lot of people squeeing over this trailer, a sneak peek at the new Thor movie: http://youtu.be/npvJ9FTgZbM

Adam Savage and Doctor Who, need I say more, this is one freaking amazing vid: http://youtu.be/sjtzib0G9Rs

This is a movie I’ve been looking forward to big time. I’m a huge fan of the vampire academy books by Richelle Mead, and now there’s a movie!: http://youtu.be/LH5UmVStHXE

For the lovely people in the US. Torchwood Miracle day is coming to your TV: http://youtu.be/OjstfhIFj-0

For the peeps who didn’t watch it on TV, introducing the new Doctor: http://youtu.be/6Zim8zL3Q5k

And here is the Doctor himself: http://youtu.be/VDGzzGRKukE

That’s it for this week. I’m going to eat some lunch, work and then finally write my epic blog about Neil Gaiman!

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

Doctor Who: Journey to the centre of the Tardis, a review

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. This time, a Doctor Who review by your own hot cute girly geek. My good friend and fellow blogger Theta has written reviews for all the episodes so far, only one excluded is this one, journey to the centre of the Tardis.

So bare with me as I give it a go. And it will be slightly different then you are used to. I’m a new Doctor Who fan. I’m not British, I didn’t grow up with it, in fact, I became a fan about a year ago. I only have seen the new episodes and not the old ones, so I can’t compare with them, like Theta does. I can only give my opinion on what I have seen, so please don’t shoot me.

And talking about Doctor Who, are you guys excited for the season’s finale this Saturday? Well, I’m not. I have the feeling that Steven Moffat will leave us fangirls and fanboys sobbing messes on the couch. I have set up a Skype date with Theta to review the episode right after we watched it, or better known as the whovian support system. I have a feeling we are gonna need it. But let’s not speculate and just wait and see. Here is my review of the season 7 episode Journey to the centre of the Tardis:

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We start the episode on some crappy old spaceship, and we soon find out it’s a salvage ship, finding something not worthy of our time. When we switch to the Tardis, the Doctor and Clara are having a domestic, about the Tardis. Seeing as Clara and ‘sexy’ still don’t get along well and the Doctor wants them to be good friends, he tries to let her fly her. (ok, is the key with the name Smiths on is a subtle reference to Matt Smith or the Doctor’s human name John Smith, or just a coincidence)

Back to the savage ship, creepy android guy spots the Tardis and they go in for the salvage. And all hell breaks loose in the console room. And no, there isn’t a big friendly button to fix it this time 😉 (ok I have the slight feeling this is gonna be a long review, or mainly me making comments as I simultaneously rewatch the episode and write this review, guess it’s gonna be more a play by play.)

The Tardis is being hauled into the salvage ship and they try to break open the Tardis, until android dude says the strange looking blue box aka escape pod has feelings and is alive. Damnseries-7-part-2-coming-soon-trailer-34 well she is alive; keep your hands of her boys! Speaking about the salvage guys and their name, ‘van Baalen’ that’s Dutch!

The Doctor somehow get’s outside of the Tardis, while Clara is stuck inside. Nothing good can come from that. Clara, the impossible girl, stuck inside the Tardis, which doesn’t like her. The Doctor tricks the van Baalen brothers and creepy android to get inside the Tardis and rescue Clara.

Meanwhile Clara goes wondering of in the corridors to get out of this mess herself, but wait, there is more, it wouldn’t be Doctor Who without a monster, so while searching her way out, Clare is indeed being chased.

I was really looking forward to seeing this episode, I did some research a while back on the different rooms known to us that the Tardis houses and I really wanted to see what the writer came up with for this episode and I must say, it wasn’t disappointing at all. We always knew the Tardis was special but seeing this episode makes it all more clearer. Picturing indefinite, toxic, bigger on the inside and a missing companion, I would say (in the words of another famous doctor) a bit not good. (Sorry about that, couldn’t help myself.)

The Doctor activates the Tardis self destruct sequins to get the van Baalen brothers to help him find Clara, and the sentence ‘my ship my rules’ and ‘don’t; get into a spaceship with a madman’ lets us see that darker side of the Doctor again which has been popping up a lot this season.

The first room Clara enters is the Doctor’s room, filled with knickknacks from his own past and the past of his companions. Like his baby crib River also used, the blue toy Tardis Amy doctor-who-7_10-journey-to-the-centre-of-the-tardis-mini-tardismade, Clara’s umbrella although she doesn’t know that and I imagine lots and lots of other stuff a new whovian like myself doesn’t recognize. Also we get a first glimpse into this monster thing.

And the van Baalen brothers are up to something… like stripping the insides of the Tardis empty, oh she’s not gonna like that one.

tumblr_mlxnhsTiOr1soh4m6o1_500While Clara is running from the previously mentioned monster, we get glimpses of other rooms inside the Tardis. Remember that telescope from the episode of Tooth and Claw? Yep, that’s the one. (Oh how Torchwood began, it brings back all sorts of memories.) The infamous pool of course, how could we forget Matt Smith’s first appearance talking to little Amelia, or River escaping and diving straight into it. And of course we get a good look at the library.

And I must say it was not something I pictured it to be. This library looks dark and creepy, almost like the forbidden books section from Harry Potter, and you just wonder with all its dark corners if there are any Vashta Nerada on the loose. But it’s still a library too geek out over. God, what I wouldn’t give to spend some time there.

While one of the van Baalen brothers is trying to tear apart the console, voices from the past are seeping through, voices of former companions and Doctors to be exact  (even I knew that one).

22_zps5c810c0dOne of the most beautiful rooms done and shown inside the Tardis is the room which has everything. The tree of life for the Tardis so to speak. The glowing bulbs, the hanging branches, doctor-who-7_10-journey-to-the-centre-of-the-tardis-architectural-reconfigurationthe Gallifreyan writing, although it made me wonder. If this room existed, why didn’t the Doctor use it more often to fix his ship, instead of using spare parts scavenged all over time and space, and why he didn’t just grew a new chameleon circuit. But that’s just me.

The term Tardis tantrum gave me a laugh, btw.

Ok, back to the library. And something that has been seriously bothering me. The book, the history of the time war. If the Doctor indeed is so precious about his name, why place this book on a pedestal, for everyone to read, I mean, his companions must come more often in the library, and how is it that Clara just happens to find his name, in a blink of an eye (no pun intended). Come one, this was too easy and it seemed so rushed. I wonder about the deleted scenes from this episode.  And why does Clara take the time to read a stuffy old book, while a monster is chasing her, wouldn’t the idea be running like hell?Doctor Who - Series 7B

And just a sad site note. That the Doctor keeps bottled Gallifreyan speech. It made me tear up a bit.

Clara finds her way into the console room but it seems it’s a different console room then one of the van Baalen brothers is in. And as it’s later explained they are in an echo room. Again I wonder why older console rooms weren’t shown, instead of creating multiple of the same room.

We are now one van Baalen brother short and the Doctor also had an encounter with one of the monsters, seems like there are more and he knows that they are…

Clare finds herself in a loop of walking into circles the Tardis leading her towards the console room over and over. The Doctor finds a way to get Clara out of one of the echo rooms and just in time before the monster get’s her. And boy is she pissed off at the Doctor, slapping him and blaming him for the ‘zombie creatures’ and do you have the same feeling that they reminded you a lot of the Pompeii episode.

tumblr_mlxnzkzIsW1rilmg3o1_1280The Doctor explains that the self destruct was a lie, but turns out not to be. The remaining members are on a journey to the centre of the Tardis, in hope of trying to fix her. And remember when Clara burned her hand in the beginning of the episode, there are letters appearing on her hand…

The Doctor keeps hiding things for Clara and she isn’t happy about it. Questioning him all the way. And we find out what exactly android boy is made off. Turns out, he’s another van Baalen brother.

Secrets protect us; secrets keep us save, well not every time. We find out what the monsters are, it’s not only the past that is leaking out the time rift, but also the future and the Doctor 4111862-high-doctor-who-series-7bslips up. He tries to disrupt the timeline in order to save everyone, and it’s not working.

This time the Doctor is asking the hard questions. And eleven, your ten is showing (I’m so sorry, well…) would you trust him? They both leap into the unknown and end up in the heart of the Tardis, and again, it’s a bit not good. But a big friendly button is all they need 😉

Can I just say I’m not a huge fan of cracks in the wall, even if they show up vertically instead of horizontally?

And how can the Doctor and the Doctor be in the same place? Doesn’t it create a paradox?

jct20The big friendly button saves the day. And does the fact that one of the van Baalen brothers remembers one of his lines from his other timeline, also means Clara remembers something as well??? We just have to wait and see…

Love, from your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy