2013 A Whovian Year in Review

Doctor Who 2013

There is no doubt about it 2013 was the year of Who. We started off the year with a new companion, ended it with a new Doctor and along the way we got announcements, a fiftieth anniversary special, and the returns of several familiar faces.

It doesn’t matter when you started watching Doctor Who, the truth of the matter is that for most people the show has had a profound effect. After all show has been around for a half a century, touching several generations a long the way. In recent years, Netflix, and BBCAmerica have helped create a whole new audience by making episodes more accessible.

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Saving Mr. Banks: For the Child In All Of Us

Going into the theatre, I knew only what I had seen in the trailers for Saving Mr. Banks. I knew it was the story of how Walt Disney made Mary Poppins with the input of her author, P.L. Travers. I knew it would have two linear plot lines and that one would be about P.L. Travers. What I didn’t know (or didn’t realize) was how much more I would love my beloved classic Disney film when I left the theatre.

Saving Mr. Banks is about more than how a Disney film was made in 1961-64. It is the emotional roller coaster of just what Mary Poppins meant to author P.L. Travers (or Helen Goff as she was born). We take a trip down memory lane as item after item is deemed ‘wrong’ by Mrs. Travers thus preventing Walt from making a film he had promised to his daughters for 20 years. We see that father/daughter relationship through Mrs. Travers eyes and begin to see familiar characters in her childhood life (Katie Nana, Uncle Albert, and many more). As she and her family are uprooted from their home due to their father losing his job, we watch as he continues to show young Helen how to dream. If only he had known that she would go on to write the books that inspired the imaginations of so many.

Without giving much more away, I will say that this film deserves every award it is nominated for. Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks give stellar performances as do the rest of the well-known cast (Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford to name a few). My favorite childhood film has so much more of a special meaning to me having seen this film about its history a few short weeks before it turns 50. I hope you all will go and see it this holiday season. I may not be the biggest Disney fan, but Mary Poppins was my special nanny when I was very small and I still love her very dearly. Knowing how very special she was to Mrs. Travers makes me feel a certain kinship with her creator that happens so rarely. Thank you, Mrs. Travers, for letting Walt take care of her and allowing her to be so special to all of us as well.

-Cate

More info about Saving Mr.Banks can be found here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2140373/

Episode 15: Geekery Galore!

You can listen to the most recent episode of our show, (Episode 15: Geekery Galore )  HERE, in archives.

And below you can find links to some of the things we talked about on the show:

TV

Face Off

-Season Six Contestants

The Walking Dead

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Family Guy

-The Death of Brian Griffin

INTERWEB

Doctor Who

-The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

-Chris Hardwick’s Doctor Who Birthday video

COMICS

Comixology now takes Paypal!

OTHER

Paul Walker dies in Car Crash

Geeky Gifts

Cate’s Pick:

Stargazer Semi Permanent Tattoo Pens

  • Semi Permanent
  • Available in Black, Maroon, Yellow, Brown, Light Green, Dark Green, Purple, Red, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Orange, Pink
  • Great For Adding Style To Your Whole Look
  • Perfect For Fancy Dress & Fun- Long Lasting- Easy Wash off

EM’s Pick:

Adagio Fandom Teas

  • Yummy Loose-leaf teas for every fandom imaginable.

CONTESTS

Thor: The Dark World Twitter Giveaway

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As always we love hearing from you, so hit up the comments with your suggestions, comments & questions.

~ Cate & EM