TARDIS Thoughts: January 2013


Updates: Classic Who, Series 7 Return, NaBloPoMo Plans

Sorry I haven't updated in a while, you guys! Time has kinda been scarce for me lately.

So, anyway, some updates.

First off, about Classic Who. A number of Classic Who episodes are now available on Netflix. However, not all the episodes are available, and they start with The Aztecs, nearly halfway through Season 1, and only go through Season 9. I also recently discovered that there is quite a lot of Classic Who on Amazon Instant Video, Amazon's video-on-demand service, a Wii Channel version of which was recently released in the U.S. Amazon's service contains episodes from Seasons 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, and 26, which means it covers every Doctor in the Classic Era except the Eighth, including all of the Fourth Doctor's run (Seasons 12-18). These episodes are all free if you have Amazon Prime; otherwise you must pay $1.99/episode to "rent" the episodes.

In addition to being available via Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, a number of Classic Who episodes have apparently been released on DVD in the past or will be released this year as part of the 50th Anniversary. You can find out more about this on the "Watch The Episodes Yourself" page on this blog, which I added recently and which tells you in great detail how to watch Doctor Who for yourself.

In other news, I updated the "Next Doctor Who Episode" part of the footer to reflect the most recent news about Series 7. Originally expected to return in April, it is now confirmed that the series will return on March 30th (Easter weekend). We also know that the next episode will be called "Phantom of the Hex."

Lastly, I am for sure going to do NaBloPoMo with this blog during the month of February. Therefore, I will be making an effort to post every single day during that month. Toward that end, I am going to be doing analyses of Series 1 and 2, including "Second Look" analyses of the Series 2 episodes I already analyzed. Since there are 28 days in February, and 14 episodes apiece in Series 1 and 2 (if you count the Christmas Specials), this should work out nicely.

I am going to make an effort to finish the other pages in the top bar this week, as I would like to start seriously promoting the blog, and I don't feel like I can do that with those pages unfinished.

I have also made a decision regarding the social media thing I was considering before. I'm gonna go for it. It shouldn't be hard to link to them from here, anyway. The template I use for this blog (the GlowingStyle Blogger Template from DeluxeTemplates) does allow for a bar in the top corner with social media icons; I just hid it when I initially set up this blog because I didn't need it. At the same time, I don't want to set them up willy-nilly like I have done with social media accounts in the past, so I am going to take the time to do them right. Look for them soon!


TARDIS Thoughts Goes Carbon-Neutral!

You may have noticed the nice new button in my sidebar. It is from Kaufda, an organization that this dedicated to reducing carbon emissions in the world, and their "My blog is carbon neutral" initiative. For each person that joins the initiative, they will plant a tree, an effort that neutralizes the carbon footprint of your blog for 50 years!

How can a blog have a carbon footprint, you say? Well, according to their site, the energy output put out by computers is tied to the people who visit your blog. Which means if you blog gets, say, 15,000 visitors a month (what blogs get that, I wonder? I wish I got that many visitors here in a month!) you will ultimately emit 8 pounds of carbon in one year. That doesn't sound like a lot, but apparently it is.

So I, on TARDIS Thoughts's behalf, am going to support this initiative. Because I love trees. And I do care about the environment, though I don't practice it enough (I don't recycle as often as I should, for example, even though I went to a university that, by the time I graduated, had won a national recycling award 8 years in a row). And although I don't think it's been stated in the show (at least in what I've seen of it) what the Doctor thinks about the environment, I think the Doctor would approve of such an initiative as well. After all, he has made it plain multiple times that this planet and its people are important to him and that he'll protect them to his last breath! Not to mention he was already forced to essentially destroy his own home planet, Gallifrey, in the Time War.

Find out how you can get involved here: http://www.kaufda.de/umwelt/carbon-neutral/how-you-can-join/


On an un-related note, I am considering doing NaBloPoMo next month with this blog. NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Posting Month and is structured similarly to NaNoWriMo. Basically, you post every day on your blog for a whole month. Since I wanted to try to catch up on Doctor Who anyway before Series 7 comes back in April, hopefully doing this will give me a chance to do that. You can find out some more about NaBloPoMo here: http://www.blogher.com/blogher-topics/blogging-social-media/nablopomo

Have a super Whovian day!


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Whovians! Hope you all had a great time counting down to 2013! I got to count down twice cause my brother and I celebrated early (about 11:30) with Martinelli's and poppers cause he was going somewhere, and then later I celebrated by myself with some more Martinelli's and Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve (a.k.a. The New Year's Eve Show Really Hosted By Ryan Seacrest).

So we have till April to wait for the new episodes of Series 7. I'm going to try to truly catch up on the show this time. As much as I can anyway. But not too quickly or I'll run out of stuff to blog about, won't I? Well, I guess not cause I can write about the new episodes. I assume we'll have at least 1 other Series after this; I think Matt Smith is signed on for a couple more years to play the Doctor. Some people are saying the show's going to end soon because the Doctor doesn't have any more regenerations left. To be honest, I don't know how many he has. I swore he had at least 12, meaning we'll get at least one more Doctor, but I could be wrong. Or they could retcon the number to prolong the show. We'll see.

Anyway Happy New Year, and look forward to more posts from TARDIS Thoughts in the coming months!

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