Monday, August 16, 2010

Torchwood and Doctor Who and Sci-Fi, Oh My!

Since I am trying to post something every day on here and I desperately need to write reviews because I have none. Today I'm going to talk about two of the things I love as much as books/writing. Those two things are Doctor Who and Torchwood. I know I've talked about Doctor Who in the past on here, but I don't believe that I've ever talked about Torchwood.

So, Doctor Who is about a 925 *or so* year old Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through time and space in a TARDIS *Time and Relative Dimension(s) in Space*.In the new seasons, so far there have been 3 Doctors. Doctor #9 is played by Christopher Eccleston, #10 *and my favorite* is played by David Tennant, and #11 is played by Matt Smith.
Torchwood is a spin-off of Doctor Who about five people who help fight aliens that come to Cardiff which is on time-rift.

The leader of Torchwood is named Captain Jack Harkness (played by John Barrowman). I'm currently watching Season 2 of Torchwood and it is amazing.
These shows are two of the only science fiction type things I like. I also watch Eureka and Haven, but Torchwood and Doctor Who are my all-time favorite of all of the sci-fi show's I've seen. If you haven't seen them, I strongly recommend them.

These shows are filled with wonder, wit, and excitement.
I also wanted to share with you all something that is really special to me. A few months ago someone I know *who shall remain nameless for the sake of identity and such* surprised me with this picture.

In the picture is John Barrowman (Captain Jack on Torchwood with the occasional appearance on Doctor Who*.

One morning before I went off to school I decided to log into facebook to just check a few things. Little did I know that this picture and a video of him saying hi to me, would be waiting. Needless to say I danced around my room, instant messaged everyone who was on facebook at the time, then cried because I was so happy. To some people this may seem melodramatic. But, this picture had been posted during one of the most stressful school days I had last year.

Now it's list time!

Reasons Why You Should Watch Doctor Who and Torchwood-

-Doctor Who has been on air for over 20 years. That's proof in itself that it's an amazing show.
-Both shows talk about space and there's always a lingering feeling of getting away and seeing the world. Isn't that why a lot of people like reading? An escape? These shows are the perfect ones.
-Mystery? Action? Comedy? Time Travel? Oh yeah. They have it all.
-The acting in both shows is incredible!
-People write songs about these shows. Called Trock. Time-Lord Rock.

Other shows I enjoy watching that are Science Fiction and amazing are *as I've mentioned before* Eureka and Haven. With the occasional appearance made by Being Human.
Here is the video (it's from a few months ago so the Desperate Housewives thing has already aired)-

As The Tenth Doctor would say...



D Swizzle said...

doctor 10 for the win!!!! matt kelly just doesnt do it for me. he's so...squishy?

Danielle (Overflowing Shelf) said...

Love love love!!! I have a mini tardis and dalek an poster of matt smith as the doctor to proclaim my Doctor who love. Gahh I cannot wait for more episodes even thought series 5 just ended.

agirlreads said...

I love this post! I'm a Doctor Who & Torchwood junkie :)

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