So, I know the majority of you will not get the jokes in this week's DLT's Deadlocks. It's a dirty little secret that I have a massive nerd streak. Okay, maybe it's not such a secret. After all, I moonlight as a comic book writer (Star Mage comes to IDW this March!) and I love pretty much anything Science Fiction, Horror or fantasy. I'll be watching Sleepy Hollow or Supernatural while preparing to head out to movies to see Thor.
One of my biggest passions is the British Science Fiction series Doctor Who. Who turns 50 this Saturday and there's a huge celebration to mark the occasion, a limited release 3D theater version to be shown in Tampa on Nov. 25th.
The wife and I own a TARDIS (The Doctor's time machine spacecraft) as you can see from the picture accompanying this article.
Why is Doctor Who great? Well it has something for everyone. Like Horror? Who has it. Like space opera and hard sci-fi? Who has it. Like time travel and period pieces? Who has it. Like action, suspense and high drama? Who has it. Like gut wrenching mysteries and thought provoking plots? Who has it.
It's come a long way from paper mache and bubblewrap monsters of the 70's.
Of course, the one thing Doctor Who doesn't have is football (American) - and that's what we're all here for. I know most of this audience are not watchers of the Doctor and his companions so please forgive the references that I'm sure you won't get. Indulge one Whovian as he celebrates his show's Golden anniversary. I hope at least one or two of you out there will actually enjoy this.
Last Week: 9-3 75% Upset Specials: 2-0 100%
Season: 107-54 66% Upset Specials: 13-8 61%
Saints 49, Falcons 14 - The Fail-cans have packed it in like Captain Jack Harkness on a cold night. Meanwhile, Drew Brees did his best Auton impression last week stretching his neck longer than...well...Mike Glennon....and that's saying a lot.
Back to the normal terrible jokes, cliches and puns next week. I promise!