will be the next Doctor Who, appearing in the Christmas Special, which should be quite interesting. Already fans are screaming, either in joy or anguish. Myself, I'm in the joy category, I think it's quite awesome. She's a great actor and I think it's high time. The lead vocalist for Blink-182 had a fabulous tweet: "Oh great a female Doctor Who. What next? Female real doctors? Female pilots? Female scientists? Female sisters and mothers? Female WOMEN?!"
Long may she reign! Or at least I'd like to see more than three years.
has a nice fan reaction piece that includes a short intro video, she looks great!
In sadder news, the passing on Saturday of Martin Landau
, he was 89. Landau's first big movie was Hitchcock's North By Northwest, but I'll always remember him for Space: 1999 and Mission: Impossible. He was also the first choice for Mister Spock, but he turned it down and Gene had to go with his second choice, some guy named Nimoy. He kept himself pretty busy in his later years, pretty good for a guy pushing 90. He will also be remembered as the father of at least a two-generation acting dynasty as his daughter Juliet Landau, well-known for her work as Drusilla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel is a VERY active actor herself.
On Sunday night, we lost the father of zombies, George Romero
, to lung cancer. He was 77. I created a sort of zombie game called Zombie Cafe, wherein you operate a deli selling brains to zombies. There's a blog called the Zombie Rights Campaign
which used to frequent horror conventions, handing out flyers and holding demonstrations, demanding an end to head shots and such: they labeled my game as Zombie Friendly as I did not advocate violence against zombies. He also gave a copy of my game to George, but I never heard anything from him. That would have been nice.
It's interesting to think of the two men, iconic actor and iconic film maker. They both left major marks in the industry and both will be remembered for a very long time.