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Whovian Wednesday: THE ROBOTS ARE STILL ALIVE

TONIGHT’S CLOSED CAPTIONING BROUGHT TO YOU BY GLaDOS, WHOM YOU SHOULD FEAR ALWAYS, WHETHER OR NOT THE CAKE IS A LIE: “Does everybody know what time it is??” [crowd shouts] “WHO TIME!” “Thaaat’s right! And here’s your host, Cory, our WHO man, Booweeeerrss!!!” [cheers & applause erupt in our studio audience.] “The Caretaker” airs on…
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Whovian Wednesday : Game Week

Welcome to another Whovian Wednesday!! Let’s get right in to the good stuff — here’s Mr Bowers!!


So I just realized I had my episodes for the season off by one so last week..!
“Listen” aired and “Time Heist” airs on BBC America 9/20 at 9/8c

whovian wednesdays on cheekygeeks

So as we are reaching the end of another excellent Geek Month, we come to one of the best weeks for Whovians: Games!!! Yes, the beloved Timelord is well know as a competitor, having shown proficiency and excellence in such sports as Fencing, Football (Soccer), and Cricket. Even in incarnations that seem to be more advanced in age, the Doctor shows a lot of athleticism fighting monsters, and running up and down corridors throughout time and space. However, for most people, sport and gaming tend to be separated by contests involving physical prowess and those that favor intelligence. Well, for anyone who has seen even one episode, you cannot fail to grasp that the Doctor tends to outwit his adversaries when defeating them.

 

ww2As far back as the First Doctor, he has been playing games, or is being challenged to contests of logic — the first example of this is the Trilogic contest between the Doctor and the Celestial Toymaker. In many of the Second Doctor’s encounters with the Cybermen, tests of logic are used to defeat them, but of all these many games, the Doctor has a preference for Chess. Although examples of games between companions and other characters happen much earlier, the Doctor is first seen playing chess in the TARDIS with K-9 and Leela in “The Sun Makers.” But he would go on to play matches of extreme importance, competing for information, the fate of the Earth, and even his own existence would sometimes lay in the balance.

 

ww1There are many reasons to enjoy these episodes that show the Doctor playing chess, because they reveal the qualities that so many of us enjoy in regards to “Doctor Who.” With cunning, intelligence, and some clever risk taking, the Doctor is able to prevail against those that would seek to cause harm anywhere in the Universe. His companions may not always understand his choices, may believe that he manipulates those around him like pawns and knights, and may even be put in harms way (but usually find their own way in,) but the Doctor is always there to right the wrongs and win the day. So enjoy any of the following episodes, bust out your favorite game, and we will see y’all next week!

 

Episodes that are Gaming related:

  1. The Celestial Toymaker (only Ep. 4 exists in the archives)
  2. The Talons of Weng-Chiang
  3. The Curse of Fenric
  4. The Long Game
  5. Nightmare in Silver

 


That’s another brilliant post for Whovian Wednesday!! Be sure to check out last years if you haven’t already!

See you guys tomorrow for a SUPER SPECIAL TREAT from Jeremy Kerns of Timid Studios, creator of the ever-amusing webcomic, The Garage!!
Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross

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Treasury Tuesday : Ring in the New Year, Goodbye Doctor

Today is the final day of the year 2013! Is everyone excited? Gonna’ party? Get your DRINK ON?! (You know what i’m talking about!) I’d like to take this time to say good-bye to one of my favourites ever…my 2nd love, my Doctor.

While I still haven’t worked up the courage to watch his final episode (which I’ll no doubt-do this weekend…) I feel like I need to prepare myself. [sniffle] It may make me a bad Whovian to not have watched yet, but it’s just…so haaard!! T_____T

To help me ring in the new year while saying good-bye, here is today’s appropriately themed Treasury Tuesday:

‘Goodbye 11th Doctor’ by egcom

To help us ring in a new year, we take the time to say our good byes to a friend. A good friend. Our best friend. Our Doctor.

Adieu, Matt Smith, you raggedy man, you; I shall always remember how you made bow ties & fez’s cool again.

Dr Who-inspired pendant/necklace. "Goodbye Raggedy Man" hand stamped pendant with red bow tie (can be black, if desired) - JewelrybySerendipity
Dr Who-inspired pen…

$15
Doctor Who: the 11th Doctor cell phone charm - myKobito
Doctor Who: the 11t…

$12
11th Dr - Doctor Who Inspired - Bow Tie - Made to Order - FeltNBow
11th Dr – Doctor Wh…

$6
Fez & Bow Tie Stained Glass Sun Catcher - 6ftferrets
Fez & Bow Tie Stain…

$17.99
The 11th Doctor (Matt Smith & Tardis) - A4 Digital Art Print, Wall Poster Graphic Limited Edition of 100 - Posteritty
The 11th Doctor (Ma…

$8
Doctor Who Themed Wreath - UberDorkDesigns
Doctor Who Themed W…

$30
Bow Ties Are Cool Dr Who Mug Etched Ceramic Mug - CyberGlassware
Bow Ties Are Cool D…

$12
The 11th Hour - The 11th Doctor collection - NerdFreakinTastic
The 11th Hour – The…

$60
Eleventh Doctor inspired bow tie necklace. - Impossibleclarawho
Eleventh Doctor ins…

$15
Doctor Who Ring - Geronimo - Hand Stamped Adjustable Narrow Aluminum Ring - oneeyedfox
Doctor Who Ring – G…

$11.95
Dr. Who Inspired Shoes - ImmersiveCreations
Dr. Who Inspired Sh…

$40
Doctor Who Inspired Bow Tie Poster - 8x10 - RisaRocksIt
Doctor Who Inspired…

$10
Doctor Whooo - GeekyGirls
Doctor Whooo

$20
Bow Clutch Purse - Red Bow Tie - Tweed - Doctor Inspired - Wristlet Clutch - TheHumblePenguin
Bow Clutch Purse – …

$24
11th Doctor Crochet Hand Warmers - TheDabbleStudio
11th Doctor Crochet…

$35
Tricey Never Forget Hoodie Inspired by Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (Hooded Long Sleeve Tee) - Geekiana
Tricey Never Forget…

$39

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

…I have to go cry now. T_T
Also, last week’s Whovian Wednesday was cancelled, yes — Mr. Bowers did make me a liar! Waaah!

Also-also, everyone get good & drunk tonight, but don’t you dare drink & drive! Have a designated driver! 😀 Everyone be safe & have fun, but make smart choices!!

See you all in 2014!
Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross