Okay, so now that Amy and Rory are out, the next companion is Stormageddon, correct?
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Mulder’s former partner (heyyyy), Jerry Lamana, approaches Mulder and Scully about a case Lamana’s working on: Benjamin Drake, the CEO of a major software company, Eurisko, died when he was electrocuted after trying to open one of the company’s doors with his electronic key. Lamana suspects murder most foul, and the evidence suggests that someone hacked the COS security system and electrocuted Drake remotely. Yikes. Mulder constructs a rough criminal profile of the culprit being a “sociopathic game-playing recluse.” Lamana, hard up for a victory after a humiliating, career-damaging fuckup, swiftly steals Mulder’s notes and presents it as his own work. All signs point to recently fired founder Brad Wilczek, who argued pretty vigorously with Drake immediately prior to Drake’s death, and who is essentially the only person capable of accessing the COS, since he built it. Other suspects include the sentient COS itself, since Drake wanted to disable it because it caused a huge financial loss to the company. So basically it’s your standard “wait, did this artificial intelligence contrive to murder a human in order to preserve its own ‘life,’ such as it is?” plotline. And the answer to that question is “yes.”
@lizo_mzimba For those asking, it’s just been announced by Steven Moffat after screening of Xmas episode.
Lizo is a journalist at BBC News. He’s been tweeting from the UK screening of the Doctor Who Christmas Special.
We’ll be posting more details here to the Doctor Who Tumblr in the coming hours.
Ack. Announcing that it will be “heartbreaking” almost a full year before the next season even starts is…just let ME decide if it’s devastating, okay, Moff?
Me with Matt Smith of Doctor Who!!! Love that he’s doing his own Christmas shopping!
Um…is Matt Smith in NYC?! BRB, taking the rest of the week off…
Hey there, people who read this blog. As you may or may not have noticed, I haven’t been able to post an X-Files recap this week — unfortunately my boss has been out sick for the past two and a half weeks, which means I’m the only person running our department so yay for simultaneously working two jobs. It also means writing lengthy blog posts has been more than a little difficult.
Which brings me to a question: are the lengthy blog recaps of all the X-Files eps actually fun to read? Would you prefer shorter recaps? A shorter wiki-like summary that glosses over some of the nuance followed by a slightly longer and possibly (I make no promises) humorous commentary? I love writing the recaps but I don’t want to send everyone to snoresville if they’re just too damn long. What are your thoughts? You can send an email here or message me here.
Gingerbread TARDIS! This was made in 2006, so it’s very definitely no longer with us, but isn’t it nice to know it existed? (via Technabob)
Reading Batgirl in digital format is why we have computing devices.
“When I die, I will haunt all your asses.” — Benjamin Franklin, drunk, possibly.
I’m going to be honest, you guys. “Shadows” is almost offensively boring.
So before we get to a lengthy plot summary, let’s talk about the most fun thing about “Shadows”: terrible fashions. Specifically the terrible fashions of Lauren Kyte, a lady who is being haunted by her ghost-boss…and an array of florals?
Is that a teal silk blouse and an odd and unflattering rose-patterned skirt? You bet. Also that glass plaque has just been moved by a ghost.
You know what’s better than one ugly floral? Two (mismatched) ugly florals! Bonus points if one is in the form of a faux-quilted purse.
I’m going to try to give Lauren a pass on this ensemble because it was the mid-90s and everyone fell in love with two things: 1) burgundy/cranberry and 2) vests. It was like everyone spontaneously realized that their upper rib cage needed more coverage and/or emphasis. Seriously, it was a thing.
I come from a little rednecky town in Oregon, and honest to god, if a kid had been openly gay, his or her life might have been at risk. There was simply no tolerance whatsoever, and this wasn’t all that long ago.
Now, the school has several openly gay kids, including my niece, and they are well-liked, popular and accepted. No question that there are still struggles and prejudice, but it’s a different, and better world by far for them.
I do have a lot of hope for the future. I feel like the hard wave of sheer, rampant, unapologetic homophobia is in fact fear…these people know the world is passing them by, and they want to hang on to their ignorance any way they can. But they’re going to lose, it’s just inevitable, and their kids will be ashamed of them, and history will portray them as the fearful little bigots they are.”