No, you’re not going crazy. This is still the Famicom Dojo Podcast feed, but we wanted to share this one-off Powetcast reunion. (Although, warning: this episode is explicit.) Sean gathers (most of) the old Powet.TV crew to discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the next-gen video game systems we’re playing, 30 years of Transformers, 50 years of Doctor Who, and which comics are still worth reading.
Even in the 8-bit days, the theme of time travel in video games was all around us. For some, it was a story excuse to visit historical landmarks and offer. Other explored idea of what it meant to manipulate tiem Usually, they were some poorly-designed movie tie-in. But each one offered an unmentioned promise that someday, somewhen, the ultimate time travel game would arise. Now, if only someone would invent actual time travel and send that game back to us in time for this episode! Vinnk and Sean discuss their favorite (and sometimes not-so-favorite) time travel games, what they did right, what they could have done better, and spend probably too much time gushing about Presto Studio’s The Journeyman Project and bolstering the merits of the 1996 Doctor Who movie on Fox starring Paul McGann. But, mostly, it’s about games. And we somehow forgot to mention Shadow of Destiny… (Don’t worry; we’ll try to cover that in the show notes.)
Looks like Doctor Who will have a new companion later this year. With Amy and Rory’s companion status somewhat unclear at the end of the last season, they will be departing at the begining of the 7th season, making way for Jenna-Louise Coleman who will be showing up for this year’s Christmas special.
No real sign of what her character will be like or even her name at this point. Jenna-Louise’s credits mostly include British soaps. As a fan of the Ponds I’ll surely miss them, but am anxious to see how this new character plays out.
Check out this interview with Jenna-Louise Coleman for details on her upcoming involvement with the show.
Keep reading for the full press release and pictures of Jenna-Louise Coleman kissing another girl.
We’ve got a big future Doctor Who spoiler for you! In an episode later this year Rory will actually not die for a change! Rory is expected to survive an entire episode, with no characters seeing him die or assuming he’s dead at any time. Amy will likely not mourn his death by crying!
This is very unexpected for fans of Doctor Who that have come to know Rory as something similar to Kenny from an episode of South Park or Nathan from a season finale of Heroes where each of these characters is known to die at the drop of a hat. To date Rory has died 3 times last season and 3 times this season, which has only been on for 4 episodes! What future episode will have Rory not die? Only time will tell! My personal prediction is that he will not die in an episode because he will already be dead, to be revived in a future episode…
British actress Elisabeth Sladen, remembered fondly by Doctor Who fans as the Doctor’s assistant Sarah Jane Smith, passed away after a fight with cancer early this morning.
Elisabeth had been on Doctor Who from 1973 to 1976 and also appeared in the new Doctor Who show. She was the star of her own children’s series, the Doctor Who spin off the Sarah Jane Adventures. The show’s fifth season is currently still in production.
Time is often referred to as the fourth dimension of the space-time continuum. Unlike the three dimensions of space that we keep trying (with varying degrees of success) to recreate in entertainment media, it is often likened to a straight line. The chagrin of would-be time travelers everywhere, it also appears to move in only one direction. General Relativity may allow for time to pass more quickly or slowly under certain conditions, but it always marches to the inexorable end.
But what if we could break “the arrow of time”, and turn it back on itself. What would that mean? How would it be done? And what would the consequences be?
Many geek interests have tackled this subject, and more than a few have seeped into the minds of the 18-35 general audience. Come on a time journey with us… [Read the rest of this entry…]
by Sean "TheOrange" Corse, filed in Powetcast on Jul.27, 2010
Holy San Diego Comic-Con info dump, Batman! With so much news about Marvel and DC’s upcoming movie and TV projects, it’s almost hard to forget that this weekend also saw the Season 5 Finale of Doctor Who on BBC America, some great Dragon Age announcement, and more!