Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Gallifrey One this weekend!

The biggest "Doctor Who" event in The States is happening this upcoming weekend, February 17 - 19, at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel and we are SO THERE!!

I've definitely found myself swinging back into full-on Doctor Who mania (not that it's ever passed, just cooled ever so slightly over the holidays) and am ready to jump into Matt Smith's Doctor. We are just about to begin watching Series 5, plus I've also been re-watching some of Tom Baker's later adventures as The Doctor with companion Romana (one of my favorites) on Netflix.

This year's guest Doctor is Paul McGann who played the character in the 1997 American TV movie. I thought it was an admirable take on the mythos, but never really stuck in my head as Doctor Who canon. However, due to the fact that the story begins with Sylvester McCoy's Doctor being shot and regenerating into McGann, it has to have it's place beside the original series. Eric Roberts, who played The Master in the TV movie, will also be on hand along with a slew of "Doctor Who" actors and screenwriters. I'd be more likely to catch Roberts for movies like "The Dark Knight" as opposed to "Who".

There are a few guests from the current Matt Smith run but unfortunately they won't resonate until we've seen those series (TRYING!!!).

Finally....due to a very busy couple of days this week for both of us, we're going to wait until the weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day at a restaurant neither one of us has ever been: The Encounter. Located in the center of LAX, I always though this iconic structure was actually the airport tower...but in fact it's very retro eatery bordering on 50's sci-fi chic. Just the perfect venue to cap off our weekend trip through time and space!


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