Doctor Who Series Eight Premier

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Okay, I don’t want to get too excited, but I think I am long past that point since I can barely sit straight on my chair, and the reason for that is these pictures that I found!

ImageImageNow I don’t know if these are just art works by a fan, but I am hoping against hope that there is some truth to them, and that the premier of season eight would have something to do with a Shakespearean plot! 

PS: I do hope that that is not how the Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver is going to look, as it does seem a little lame. I am sorry; I am so, so sorry!

 

A Decade of the Brits Rocking my World

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I clearly remember the day when I first came to know of Harry Potter. It was around the time I was first introduced to Shakespeare. I was all of 13 years of age, awkward with minimal social skills. I had already read Jane Eyre by then, and was in awe with every great piece of literature I came across. Okay, back to Harry Potter. I clearly remember the day, almost like it is seared into my memory. I was ogling at the movie poster of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and I felt this bubble rising in my chest. I was too young to know what that feeling was, but now I know it was the feeling of my life changing forever.

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Between that day and the present time, I have endlessly be in pursuit of everything British, because come on, who can dispute that they have the best of everything; the best theater, the best literature, and the best of history. Hell they ruled most of the world less than a century ago! If I hadn’t discovered harry Potter and Shakespeare, I don’t think I would have been a writer today. The greatest writers and Wordsmiths on this planet, AKA Shakespeare and JK Rowling taught me the power of words, how they can create complete new worlds, make and break a person. That is the ultimate power of it all. And it was then that I decided that I wanted that power, not to destroy anyone, but to express, to put imagination to paper.

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After that I discovered Sherlock; that was more recent, as if I had time to obsess over anything else when the Harry Potter series had been going on. That show is better than any piece of television ever created in the history of mankind. Only 6 episodes so far, spread over two seasons, but what class! TV shows that have over 20 episodes in each season cannot even think of competing with the brilliance that is Sherlock. It’s a masterpiece that must have made Shakespeare weep with joy in his grave.

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Only recently did I discover Doctor Who; yes, I know its late, since the show has been around for quite some time, but has it changed my life or what! Its like I wasn’t living until now, not until I saw this show. People who aren’t watching Doctor Who cannot even imagine the extent of the awesomeness that they are missing out on. Its not just the time travelling with the stunning Doctor and the amazing companions, or the cursed fairytale that cannot have a happy ending, it is so much more than that. Its about responsibilities, about doing the right thing, or perish trying. It is about living to the best possible extent, not an ordinary one and about taking a stand for what you believe in. I could go on and on, there is so much to the show that it would take many more posts to cover it all.

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It’s the Brits, always the Brits with their amazing legacy that have given me more than I could have even thought to take back from this lifetime. One moment I am in Rome watching the fall of the great Julius Ceaser, and the other I am aboard the Hogwarts Express gobbling up a Chocolate Frog. One moment I am marveling at the powers of elimination that Sherlock possesses, and the next I am travelling across time and space in the TARDIS. Thank you so very much for all the amazing memories that you have bestowed upon me, for all the gifts of literature and the TV shows that have been my guiding light all my life.

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Expelliarmus: The Solution to Everything

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When you come to think of it, Expelliarmus is a simple little spell; it just disarms your opponent, and gives you quite an advantage. However, there is something deeper and more reliable about the spell, and this fact is simply hard to deny when it has been tested in the world of Harry Potter, and also Doctor Who.

Expelliarmus is the spell that saved Harry from the very grips of Lord Voldemort. It’s a very ordinary spell, nothing fancy like say Sectumsempra, which mind you creates wide and deadly gashes in your victim leading him to bleed to death. However, it comes handy at the weirdest of times, and not only at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, or some grim graveyard located in the Muggle world, but also in the year 1599, in the time when Shakespeare was most prominent and his works were played at the Globe Theater.

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Yes, as it so happens, Doctor Who along with Martha Jones travel back to 1599, and they are right in the midst of witnessing the greatest wordsmith of all time. However, things are not all right, as a pack of wicked witches are plotting on using Shakespeare and his power over words to forward their cause. As usual, the Doctor comes to rescue, and the witches are at the verge of getting a dose of their own medicine, only, this time along with a good dose of the spell Expelliarmus. Yes, that is the spell that sealed the deal and saved mankind from extinction.

Well, if the spell can hold back the darkest of wizards, then what chance do a pack of daft witches stand, right?

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