A very good day

Two things happened today. One the doctor who 50th special didn’t suck, in fact it was quite good, and  two I bought the extended edition of the Hobbit from Sainsburys.

First doctor who

I saw it on Sunday so I spent Saturday staying away from social media so I didn’t ruin it for myself like I’ve ruined other things in the past (I’m always behind on stuff).

The only word I can use to describe it was awesome and I don’t use that word a lot or ever really. I won’t spoil anything in this post but Steven Moffat did as he said he would and has given Doctor who a new direction to go in. Which I am all for.

I did get a bit worried half way through because I didn’t like season 7 that much but this has got me excited for the Christmas special. Although I know what I’m going to be like with Matt Smith leaving. It took me so long to get over David Tenant and now I’m getting all nostalgic over Matt Smith and he hasn’t even gone yet.

I want to write more about it later but it was good.  My dad who knows next to nothing about Doctor who managed to follow it and he fell asleep half way through. He didn’t get any of the references but he enjoyed it.

Second the hobbit

I bought the Hobbit. I love the film but I didn’t buy the DVD because there was no point. it had no special features and I could watch it on Netflix.

The extended edition is what I’ve been waiting for. I’ve got all the Lord of the rings films extended edition and the normal films because back when I bought them DVDs still had special features (I will never get over that DVDs rarely have special features anymore).

So now I’ve got nine hours of bonus features to watch and an extended version of the film. I can’t wait till I have all the extended versions of the hobbit and I can watch the Hobbit and Lord of the rings together.

Celebrating doctor who

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of doctor who I’ve decided to watch as many episodes from the beginning as I can.

The 50th anniversary is on the 23rd November. That’s 133 days away. There are many more episodes of doctor who than that.

I’ve seen a few episodes of the older series but not very many so I’ll just have to see how far I get.

What I’ll post here will just be my reaction to the episodes. I might write reviews later but for now I just want to enjoy watching and record my thoughts.

I’ll try to watch an episode a day and post a couple of times a week. These posts will contain spoilers so go watch the episodes before you read the posts.

There are lots of other things going on for the anniversary. There’s a book of reviews I’m enjoying at the moment. Celebrate Regenerate is made by fans for the fans and some of the money goes to charity.