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A Dr. Who guest post from Team Seth

Posted in Dr. Who, guest spots with tags , , on October 5, 2011 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (SWD/ West Coast Stacey)

@ GoTeamSeth delighed us with a guest post! We love you, TS! And she’s getting hitched this weekend, let’s wish her all the best for a long and happy life together w/ Mr. Seth. Eat, drink and be married!

Who dat?!

Team Seth writes:

As your Doctor Who delegate and lover of Murray Gold, I have produced the attached interview for you.  Here is the introduction:

Since we always only get lame red carpet or “behind-the-scenes” interviews with our favorite cast and crew members, asking inane and repetitive questions that yield nothing of interest to us viewers, I decided to take matters into my own hands. No need to know “What projects are you working on now?” or “What inspiration did you draw on for the pregnancy scenes?”.  We don’t care! We care about sex, drugs, and rock n roll… and if we’re being honest, mostly just sex. Come on, Ian Smoulderholder’s animal rights tweets? Not why we love him.

So, as the apparently appointed Doctor Who expert for TalkSupe, I took it upon myself to interview Murray Gold via twitter. You are likely asking, “Who the hell is he, TeamSeth?” Murray Gold is self-proclaimed on his twitter account a “Curious Sisyphean New York music/lit/aimless gym bunny type. Also weatherman.”  Some people call him a genius, others call him God. I call him “the man I want to come and break up my wedding this Saturday.”  Mr. Seth has even OKed this (see, Murray, all will be fine–you just have to fly down and rent a car).

But, the mainstream media will claim Murray as the four time BAFTA nominated composer of Doctor Who (among other notable things).  Hence his Supe interviewee status. So, without further ado, here is the interview…Interview via Twitter

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Season 3 of the Vampire Diaries is Now Upon Us Boys and Girls and I Have To Say…

Posted in guest spots, Team Jacob Edward's Thought, Uncategorized, Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , on September 15, 2011 by talksupe
posted by EC Stacey

“It’s about freaking time!”

Team Jacob Edward is going to refresh on the epic season two of Vampire Diaries for tonight’s season premiere! Thank goodness, because I forgot some major plot points!!!!!

Okay, so I really don’t have the right to say that since I watched part of Season 2 for the first time with WB’s re-runs and then the rest in a whirlwind the day the DVD came out until just the other day.  So kill me.  I’m used to large concentrated doses with watching Season 1 on DVD one episode after the other, and Season 2 in similar fashion.  Finally being caught up with the rest of the world kind of sucks!  I’m no longer allowed to sit in my bedroom with the remote saying, “just one more [episode]”. (EC: Me too!)

 When EC Stacey asked me if I wanted to do the honors and write a post about the start of VampDi Season 3, my first reaction was flattered and honored, my very next was similar to the feeling you get when you realize you have a test to take but didn’t study.  Literally the thought, “oh crap!  I should have taken notes!” ran through my head.

 You laugh, but seriously, SO much happened in Season 2.  You guys weren’t lying when you said that Season 2 was even better than Season 1.  And it seemed every episode had some major thing going on.

 “But TJE, you just watched the entire Season 2, it should all be fresh in your head for a recap,” you say?

Well, Season 2 went by in kind of a blur sitting in my bedroom taking hit after hit of VampDi as soon as my kidlets were sleeping or playing and poor Mr TJE being neglected (not really but he would probably tell you he was).

 Okay, so what did happen in Season 2? 

 Caroline turns into a vampire.  (that was interesting)

 We find out the Lockwoods are lycanthropes. 

“Dude, what’s with your eyes?” “ It’s um, the fluorescents.”

Damon kills hot Uncle Mason Lockwood… who was doing Katherine. (She really is willing to do anything to get what she wants isn’t she?  Well, okay, so the guys she does aren’t exactly trolls or anything.)

A moment of silence for Mason

 

Elena and Stefan fake fight.  (I hate you.  –wink, wink—) 

The newest plan to kill Katherine backfires (shocker) because Katherine had a witch put a spell on her which essentially delivers every blow they give to Katherine to Elena too, only she’s human, so she nearly dies.  (she’s outsmarted us again!)

Do they not get that already?  You just can’t kill her.  She’s like a cockroach.  Plus Katherine always knows what they’re going to do, she’s quite cunning.  No.  She’s more evolved than a cockroach.  It’s like if Edward and Alice had a kid that turned out to be an evil incarnate of them (sorry for the Twilight reference, I couldn’t help myself). 

Katherine’s like a real demon baby!

Katherine can’t literally read minds like Edward or tell the future like Alice, but she can read people and predict their next moves with such accuracy she may as well have those supernatural abilities.  But unlike Edward and Alice, Katherine doesn’t use her talents for the greater good.

Moving on.

There are new witches in town… well warlocks to be precise.  But we don’t like them because they’re on Elijah’s side.  Elijah is an original and is out to kill Elena.

We also meet Rose, who kidnaps Elena, but then ends up working with Damon to search for Klaus.

Elena offers herself up to Klaus.  (silly, silly girl)

Tyler triggers the curse (inevitable) and Caroline helps him through it.  You know, I kind of like those two together. Caroline is taken hostage and tortured by a couple of werewolves.  Jerks.

Katherine is back out of the tomb… did I mention that above.  Right, she was in the tomb, now she’s playing nice and joining team Salvatore to kill Klaus.  But she still can’t be trusted.

Klaus is… Alaric?!?!  WTF?  Well, no, he’s not, he’s just borrowing the body with his witch and warlock buddies help.  I did not see that one coming.

Klaus is werewolf/vamp hybrid

Isobel kills herself under Klaus’ compulsion in front of Elena’s eyes.

(Hmmm… I wonder… if Jake and Renesmee have babies, would their spawn be super-creatures like Klaus?  DUDE!  THAT is how the Cullen’s will overthrow the Volturi!  I finally figured it out!  They’ll have a whole litter (hehe) of super-creatures!)

We’re going to kick Volturi butt!

Ahem.  Sorry.  VampDi.  Not Twilight.  Right.  Focus TJE.

Elijah after Elena un-stakes him gets him to agree to help her kill Klaus.

We find out Elijah was in love with Katherine too…. I’m starting to think every guy fell in love with Katherine.  Jeesh.

Caroline and Tyler narrowly escape being hybrid sacrifices but Tyler bites Damon in the process.  (OH NO!)

Damon freaks out, not trusting Elijah’s get away, and forces Elena to drink his blood.  She effectively freaks out and confesses she loves Stefan but doesn’t want forever with him because she doesn’t want to be a vampire.  (break my heart for Stefan)  😦

John sacrifices himself to keep Elena human and alive after Klaus drains her blood.

Klaus is not thwarted by Caroline and Tyler escaping.  Instead he uses Jules for the wolf and Jenna as the vampire.  (holy what!?!?!?)

Klaus performs the ritual and begins to turn wolf.  Bonnie, having the power of one hundred dead witches weakens him to the point of his death.  Elijah punches through Klaus’ chest to finish him off as he agreed to, but Klaus convinces him into not killing him saying he’ll show Elijah where their family is.  (Stupid, stupid, stupid!)

Bonnie barters with Emily to safe Jeremy’s life because she loves him (I like them together)… but there seems to be a price… dead vampires(!?)

Damon is dying from the werewolf bite.  Stefan, desperately trying to save his brother, seeks out Klaus for a cure.  Klaus is the cure and Stefan pays the price slamming bag after bag of human blood, like alcoholic downing booze under Klaus’ command.  Katherine delivers the cure to Damon just in the nick of time.

Did I get it all?  No?  Too bad, that’s a LOT and my head is spinning.

So, what do I want to happen this season?  There are a lot of things, but the biggest one:  I personally hope that Elena falls in love with Damon.  What!?  Don’t hate me for that.  I like Stefan and all, but dang it, Damon deserves to get the girl for once.  Besides, Elena loves Stefan for how he is.  Damon used to be that brother until he got all surly.  Everything Elena hated about Damon, is exactly what Stefan is like now…. And Damon is softening up, showing more emotion.  They’re switching roles.  It’s only appropriate for Elena to fall in love with Damon while Stefan is out being a “ripper” for Klaus.

Think about it.

 Do you agree?  Do you think I’m the most horrible person for wanting that?

What do you want to see happen in Season 3?

TJE

 
 
 

A Message From Our Dr. Who Expert, Team Seth!

Posted in Dr. Who, Giving Back, guest spots, Message From Team Seth with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2011 by talksupe
posted by East Coast Stacey (EC) 

Today’s post comes from our friend Team Seth. Thanks Team Seth for reminding us that one good way to keep our government from taking us deep up our karma is to give back:

 Forget the CPA, I Need A Doctor!

 So, I finally did my taxes last week and I decided that I needed to buy a house, get married, buy a hybrid car, have a kid (or 12, whatever), and donate tons of money to non-profits so I wouldn’t have to pay as much. Then I thought about whether or not the companions of the Doctor would have to pay taxes. I mean, I realize that Rose’s job was kaput after her workplace exploded, and Martha was in medical school so she wasn’t exactly getting paid for her work, and Donna had just been fired… hm, I’m sensing a theme here. But Amy Pond, she was working.  She was a kiss-o-gram.

Kiss-O-Gram procedure for onion breath

 And And technically Rory, Mickey, and Capt’n Jack are all companions, and they all work. Though would Torchwood employees pay taxes? Certainly they must! Anyhow, that was my thought process… if you’re traveling through time, how does that affect your employment status? (Mind you, I know NOTHING about taxes in England, so all of this could be irrelevant). Then I went on to think about what the Doctor could claim. He had a daughter (well, she’s alive, he just doesn’t know) and he’s been married quite a few times, though I’m not sure if you can still be married to deceased people, so I guess it would depend on the date he filed… Then I thought about him giving to non-profits. I guess the Doctor doesn’t do this exactly, not with money anyway, but he definitely works hard to help people in need (whether they know they’re in need or not)

Helping a thing in need. Is it a Twi fan? Cause it bleeds purple and Purples Cool.

  and to bridge cultural barriers. The Doctor likes to bring hope to people (all people, not just the human species of course), and he offers second chances. There’s always a choice. That’s his thing and he instills it in all of his companions and many of the people he meets.

So, this sprung a whole other thought process into effect for me. What if, leading up to the big Series 6 premiere on April 23rd (mark your calendars!), I took a What Would the Doctor Do approach and did what I could to give hope to people in need? Then I thought, what if more than just I did it? Let’s not forget that Doctor Who as a show and franchise participates in at least two major donation-thons with the BBC: Children in Need special and Red Nose Day special (comic relief… get it?). But, that’s in England and we’re not (well, me and the Staceys are not anyway), so any donating and service work I did would have to be on this side of the Atlantic. I mean, I’m sure you can donate to those organizations online, but, it might be easier to donate to places over here given currency conversion and international fees etc.

I should explain that one of my 2011 resolutions was to give back more to the local and global communities, so coming up with my own little Doctor Who donating thing is really just a way to kick my butt into gear to getting this resolution actually started. That said, I kicked off my Doctor Who Countdown this past Friday, April 8th when I began rewatching Series 5. The plan is to manage to fit in all 14 episodes (including the Christmas special) over the next 3 weeks before the big Series 6 premiere. If you don’t own all the seasons of Doctor Who like I do, but you really want to celebrate the season–and possibly your tax refund!–then start watching on April 18th at 5pm ET/PT on BBC America for the first and second episodes of Series 5! The fun continues up until the premiere, including AN ALL DAY MARATHON on April 22nd. No wonder they call it Good Friday, what’s gooder than a full day of Who?! 😉 Put the kettle on and settle in, the marathon begins at 6am.

So how is that relevant to donating? Well, April 18th kicks off the tax season for 2011 (sort of), which means any financial donations you make to accredited non-profits can be tax deductible for next year’s taxes. Yay! Give more, pay less! There’s lots of ways to give back, not just money-wise, and lots of ways to get your kids involved too. After all, Doctor Who began as a children’s programming fill-in show back in 1963. So, I’m turning my countdown into the beginnings of my giveback. I started a blog specifically for this to track my activities and allow others to post their own! Doctor Who Give Back Countdown. I’m going to send in the link to the Doctor Who Online (@drwhoonline) folks as well as Nerdist.com (@nerdist) and maybe they will tweet it out. Who knows, maybe in time Doctor Who Giveback Countdown will be an unofficial “official” thing?

A canned good a day keeps the Doctor away! Or something like that.

Regards,
TeamSeth

Why you should watch Who

Posted in Dr. Who, guest spots with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2010 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (SWD/ West Coast Stacey) and East Coast Stacey

One of our good friends we met on letters to twilight, Team Seth, was awesome enough to contribute this GREAT guest post pontificating on the magicness of the British t.v. show “Dr. Who”. Thanks Team Seth, I can’t wait to watch!- SWD

Whose watching? I will be!

“I’ve seen the Doctor. And he’s like fire and ice and rage. He’s like the night and the storm and the heart of the sun. He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And he’s wonderful.”

EC Stacey asked me to write a post about why you should watch Doctor Who. I’m guessing she asked me because I think that Doctor Who is possibly the one TV show I’ve ever been so obsessed with that I want to watch it over and over and over again.

the Crazies are beWhoved

That I don’t mind flying my Who flag in public with pride–my desk at work has a Dalek Victory poster hanging up AND a TARDIS mousepad and at home I have 3 actions figures from the Eleventh doctor. To be fair though, I’m not like ‘the others’. Seriously, there are some real Who crazies (Whovians they’re called, as Whohard sort of sounds like a slang word for genitalia). So what is it about Who that I love so much?

Everything.

But to narrow down why YOU should tune into BBCAmerica Saturdays at 9ET/6PT (or, just set your DVR like I do–who watches TV at 6pm on a Saturday?), I’ll give you the highlighted breakdown on what makes Doctor Who my fave supe of all time. But first, a brief description of the show:

The Doctor is from an alien race called the Time Lords and can travel through space and time in his ship,

TARDIS. Let's see a cell phone do that!

called the TARDIS (time and relative dimension in space). He has a soft spot for Earth and likes to take along Earth girls as companions on his journeys. He’s supposed to only be an observer of the universe he visits, but of course, he never sticks with that plan. Oh, and every actor is British. Talk Supe ❤ British.

Quick history: Doctor Who began in 1963 as a children’s show on the BBC. It quickly became well-loved by all ages and over the decades gained much more adult themes, while still keeping in mind its younger viewers. In 1989 the series ended its run of 7 doctors. 1996 saw a movie featuring the 8th doctor and that was that. Until Russel T. Davies (RTD) got his way in 2005 and persuaded BBC Wales to relaunch the series with the 9th doctor, Chris Eccleston. He ran for a season then the next doctor, David Tennant, came into play. Finally Tennant’s run ended in the epic finale End of Time parts I&II to start in on the 11th doctor Matt Smith’s run. Smith is the current doctor.

Why Team Seth is REALLY watching

So, wait, the doctor changes? Is that like James Bond or something? Heck no! Much more brilliant than that! The Doctor, called just the Doctor, is the last of the Time Lords from the planet Gallifrey. Time Lords essentially can’t die, instead they regenerate into a new form, i.e. a new actor. So technically 1963 doctor and 2010 doctor are the same guy… Which enables some awesome plots, enemies, and past companions to resurface, enrich the show, and reward the long term viewer. (SWD: how have I missed this?!!! I want EC Stacey and Team Seth to come over and makeover my DVR. Seriously, get rid of “Phineas and Ferb” and “Gun It with Benny Spies”, mama needs her supe shows!)

Top 5 Reasons You Should Watch:

1) Adventure. If there’s nothing I hate more supe-wise than a whiny, emo vampire, it’s a boring plot. I mean, it’s supe after all, wtforks are we doing with all this talking about emotions? Gag. Show me some action. RTD and Stephen Moffat do just that.

2) Creeptastic, yet lovable, enemies and monsters.

3) Badass companions. Sure the Doctor is studly and all knowing, but the true heart of the show is in the companions. These ferocious females provide the human connection for the viewers and an emotional growth that’s vital to any plotline.

4) The score. I want to hear the flutes making the chase music, the war beats of the drums, and the violins evoking a lurking fear in the dark crevices of a spaceship. Not to mention the classic theme song.

5) Most obviously, the Doctor.

Companions:

Rose

Rose is one heck of a BAMF. From her opener ‘Is it always this dangerous?’ to her awesome line ‘Do you like my gun’ (see BAMF photo)

Rose: BAMF

, she never missed a beat. Easily the favorite of all viewers.

Martha

Martha Jones is meh in my opinion, though many love her, and oftentimes she proved pretty rad. I think that I just didn’t buy her awesome independent nature coupled with her ga-ga over the doctor. Realistic? No. However, I will say that some of my favorite episodes happened during Martha’s season. “42” is awesome. The space ship they land on is hurtling into a sun and they have 42 minutes before impact. Will they manage to escape, and what’s really going on with the crew? Bonus: Cute guest star with a sultry kiss. The other is “Blink”. The introduction of the weeping angels, Moffat’s claim to fame (among other awesomeness, have I mentioned that I love him?), and an exceptionally moving episode. Once Martha peaces out the doctor, we get companion

Donna

Donna Noble back on board after her brief stint with him in a Christmas special. And let’s just say, isn’t she wonderful! Played the amazing, hilarious Catherine Tate, Donna is having no part of emotional romance towards the doctor, and their besties status quickly emerges. Donna may not be a looker, but she’s quite the spark plug, and my favorite companion– before Amy Pond arrives on scene of course!

Amy Pond: I'm 2 sexy 4 this show

So, Amy Pond–Amelia Jessica Pond to be precise–is the new and current companion. A misplaced Scot with a history full of holes, she’s an exciting (and smoking hot) companion for the doctor. After RTD left the show, along with Tennant, Steven Moffat took over as writer/co-producer and Matt Smith as the Doctor. To me, as much as I love RTD, this was a hallmark change of the new series. Moffat was a frequent writer during the first 4 seasons and in fact most of my fave episodes from them are his, so now that almost all of the episodes are written by him– let’s just say I’m in heaven. Amy, played by Karen Gillan (who was said to be ‘too sexy’ for the show, which is apparently still aimed at children –um, really?), brings a fire to the role that was yet to be seen. So, as we move forward, we meet River Song as the probable next companion, who we’ve already seen die in season 4, and wonder how Moffat will shake it up this coming season. No matter what he does, Amy’s back and I’m super happy about that.

How cute is that uniform?!

Enemies:

The doctor has many enemies. Here are the most loved/hated: Daleks: The Doctor’s oldest and most ruthless enemy. Featured in the second storyline ever in Dr Who history, they keep coming back again and again. If you want to draw a comparison, they are the Joker if the Doctor is Batman. The Daleks have no mercy and hate all other races, killing anyone who isn’t a Dalek. Their catchphrase? Exterminate! Exterminate!

We squashed C-3PO

Cybermen:

Human brains put into machine bodies. Their whole deal is to convert humans into their superior form, which is not weakened by emotion or independent thought. Don’t want to convert? Then you will be deleted… from existence.

The Weeping Angels: Now you see them (wait, do they have True Blood fangs?)

Weeping Angels: Scariest enemy ever. They’re statues when you look at them, so they can’t be killed, but look away or close your eyes and they’re all over you like Sookeh’s blood on Bill’s teeth during sexy times. They don’t ‘kill’ their victims perse, just displace them in time and feed off the time energy. So, it’s kind of like in Outlander… (SWD’s kilt-dar goes off)

Now you don't

I think that about sums it up. The storylines are fantastic and the effects are pretty great (in the current ones). I mean, Neil Gaiman is writing an episode for next season–how could this not be the most fantastic show ever? So, give it a shot this Christmas Day for the Christmas Special. It’s entitled A Christmas Carol, but I’m guessing that while it may feature Scrooge and Tiny Tim, it won’t be quite the usual Dickens’ tale. And Dickens and the Doctor are actually friends you know, they saved the world together back in the 19th century. (Bonus: Dumbledore actor Michael Gambon is the lead guest starin the Christmas Special). So, tune in Dec 25th 9pm Eastern, and buckle up, because a ride in the TARDIS isn’t for the faint of heart.

With Kind Regards,

Team Seth

Team Seth's office mate

We Visit Letters to Twilight…

Posted in guest spots, Letters to Twilight, Twilight, Uncategorized, Vampire Diaries, Vampires with tags , , , , , on November 12, 2010 by talksupe

No Edward...I will NOT hang with Tanya!

posted by East Coast Stacey

Breaking Dawn Newbies…Who, What Where?

We visit Letters To Twilight (www.letterstotwilight.com), to figure out some important question like…

How can you cancel a show starring THIS guy?

and…

Dignified legal council looks like this.

don’t forget…

I've switched teams...wait I wasn't on that team in the first place.

And for your viewing pleasure…

What I was actually concentrating on when reading Breaking Dawn.

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And, if Edward Cullen messed with East Coast Stacey’s DVR’ing of last weeek’s “Vampire Diaries”, well, this week Eric Northman did it to SnowWhiteDrifted (West Coast Stacey).

SWD got Vamp blocked by the Viking!

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..or in this case, Mr. Snow deleted it to rec Conan. That’s OK, though, I’m Team Coco! But I hear it was a GOOD Epi, ugh!