Archive for August, 2012

Yes, I was at the NYC premier and it was brilliant.  No, I can’t say a word about it, of course, but it is an amazing episode.  Make sure you catch it, on the 1st, when I’ll be watching it again.

Timey-wimeness of course, means that the Pond Life mini-series that is supposed to lead up to the episode, Asylum of the Daleks, will have to be watched out of order, but I look forward to seeing how they get to where they are in the start of the episode.

I’ve written up notes on the episode because I am full to bursting with wild speculation for WHAT IT ALL MEANS, but I can’t say a word until next week.  Man, do I have some theories as to where this season’s going…


Circular Gallifreyan cufflinks for Space (spase) and Time

Another set of cufflinks – this time in the fictional language of circular Gallifreyan

My flurry of 3d printed cufflink creation continues – and again I’m posting the Doctor Who inspired ones (not the ones inspired by my work, because some include art that’s not public yet).  These cufflinks have ‘circular Gallifreyan‘ on them – a non-official, fictional writing method inspired by Doctor Who.

Translation below.

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TARDIS shaped cufflinks

My printed, painted, TARDIS shaped cufflinks.

Not much more to say, but that one evening I despaired over not having TARDIS cufflinks, and by the time I left for work the next morning, I was wearing the above pair.  Printed on the 3d printer, sanded, smoothed with acetone-plastic slurry, undercoated, painted, drybrushed and glued!  Easy peasy.

View from a Curiosity camera on the Mars Science Laboratory rover.  History!

The most envy-inducing holiday photo ever – Curiosity on Mars.

Oh happy day!  On the 6th of August, 2012, the Curiosity rover made successful touchdown on the surface of Mars.  I stayed up last night to watch the control room feed, streamed live into my living room via the power of the internet, and I was SO HAPPY for those excited men and women the moment they called out ‘touchdown’.  I was almost in tears, just as they were.

More thoughts on this, and what it would have looked like if Curiosity had thrown a few Instagram-like effects on her snap, after the jump.

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To get us properly excited in anticipation of the new season in autumn, the BBC has released the (non-teaser) trailer for series 7 of Doctor Who.  That is all.