It’s Doctor Who‘s birthday. The TV show. You know how all you comic book fans with your Batman and your Deadpool and your Richie Rich…
Well, Doctor Who fans are just as bad. This is the anniversary of the first episode of the show, which aired November 23, 1963 in the UK. And most Doctor Who fans, particularly those in the US, didn’t watch it. But we don’t care. We’re fans. So, we want to wish The Doctor and Doctor Who a happy birthday.
Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was released 40 years ago today. I was a DJ at a small radio station in a small town in southeast Georgia. When the record came in, I listened to it. Queen wasn’t new. They had been around a few years, and had played some of their stuff. But, when I listened to Bohemian Rhapsody I thought “What the heck?…” Or something along that line. But, it wasn’t my call about adding it to the rotation. When it started making its way up the national charts, it was added to our rotation.
The general reaction was “What the heck?…” Or something along that line. Still, it kinda grew on everyone. After all, this was the mid 1970s.
If you like the song, you’ll like this old video, because it’s a funny tribute. If you hate the song, you’ll like this video, because, well… muppets.
I keep reading that Star Wars fans are getting their panties in a wad over Luke Skywalker not being in any of the trailers for The Force Awakens. Well, a whole bunch of somebodies have not been paying attention. Because, right there on The YouTube is a trailer, and I sure enough spotted Luke in it. You gotta look careful, though.
Me? I don’t know. Might see them both. Might see neither one. Might wait for them to come to home video and just watch them on the big screen color TV. For now, I’m going to keep watching stuff on the small screen like Doctor Who.
Which reminds me. Check out the Doctor Who LaB podcast at http://DoctorWhoLaB.com where romance author Larynn Ford and I review both new and classic episodes. You can subscribe to it on iTunes and listen to it while waiting in line to watch The Force Awakens. Or Batman v Superman. Or both.
One of the biggest money-making films of all time is out on DVD and Blu-Ray today. And I was wondering if I wanted to get it.
Jurassic World hits stores — and Amazon Instant Video — today. I haven’t seen the film. Apparently, from the box office numbers, I’m one of about a dozen people who haven’t seen it. So, before I shell out $20 for it, I wanted to find out if it’s any good. There’s a trailer out. An Honest one.