I wanted to post something Doctor Who related today, but all the videos I wanted to post were not available to embed, so I dipped into the WiggyWebs vault to find something holiday related and I found this – Dean and I talking about the holidays with just enough information to get our feet stuck in our mouths.
Still, what’s the internet for if not to talk about ideas and then see if people get upset? So I hope you enjoy this and if not feel free to eviscerate us in the comments.
Since a new Doctor is coming to Doctor Who I thought it might be a good idea to go back into the archives and pull out one of the most popular episodes of 3 Minutes with Curtis & Dean, our Doctor Who episodes. We shot this at the beginning of Matt Smith’s term as the Doctor and now it’s hard to remember a time before he played the character.
I’m really looking forward to the 50th anniversary show and who the new Doctor will be!
My buddy AJ has started campaigning for the role, he has a Facebook page about it.
This may be more appropriate for a Monday when you desperately need your caffeine fix, but I do Fun Video Friday, not Fun Video Monday. Do you prefer coffee or tea? I’d love to know why. Mention it in the comments!
Today’s fun video is a re-post of one of the most popular episodes of “3 Minutes with Curtis & Dean” where we discuss Doctor Who.
My history with Doctor Who is a long one, and one I don’t really get to go into in the video. I started watching with my dad back before we moved away from Wisconsin. I have a clear memory of PBS, and the Thames logo (tried to find it on YouTube, no luck), and the theme song which is still one of my favorites along with the Airwolf theme. I remember my dad explaining that he was a time lord who time traveled in a phone booth. That was good enough for me and we watched.
I started with the Tom Baker years and I saw the episodes when he changed and had my first, “This isn’t my doctor!” moment at age 6. I still can’t watch Peter Davidson episodes. He’ll always be the Doctor that destroyed the scarf. In his first full episode I kept waiting for the moment when Tom Baker would be back and all would be right with the world. All I knew about regeneration was that he didn’t die, this whole “new face/new personality” thing drove me nuts.
So I stopped watching.
I missed the Peter Davidson years and I missed the Colin Baker years, but then I found it again on PBS.
By now Sylvester McCoy had taken over and I REALLY liked his version of the Doctor. By then I was the ripe old age of 12 and far more capable of understanding the complexities of a Time Lord’s life. Also, McCoy’s Doctor traveled with Ace, and I thought she was a badass, even if all I can ever remember her saying is “I’ll go make some nitro!” Seriously, she talked about it so much there are songs about it, here’s one of them. The McCoy years get a lot of flack for their budgets, they were even lower than a normal season of Doctor Who before 2005, but I remember the writing being good. And they constantly replayed the episode with the water vampires.
So when the U.S. movie hit I was very excited that they got McCoy back and very disappointed in how “American” the movie ended up being. When the new series started in 2005, well, I was addicted all over again. And have been ever since.
Enjoy the video and let me know in the comments about shows from your childhood. Were you a Whovian? All about G.I. Joe? Get all sentimental right here on the page.
In the weeks leading up to new content for the Wiggy Webs channel, we’ll be re-posting some of the most popular videos again here on the blog. Enjoy Dean and myself discussing the intricacies of toilet paper.
As part of the web re-branding/re-invigoration I reviewed the analytics for The Super Blog and for the YouTube channels and… well, frankly, I was very surprised.
Turns out that there were a lot more of you that have been watching our little experiments than I thought!
It certainly wasn’t Gangam Style numbers, but it was significantly better than I thought. Numbers good enough to warrant doing more, and getting a fire under my ass to finish the sketches that we shot actually edited and up.
So, to help smooth the transition, I’ll be posting some of the audience favorites over the next few weeks as we get the new material ready for release.
They’ll be released on the FAN PAGE and if you want you can subscribe to WIGGY WEBS and get new videos as they are released.
Maybe it’s because of the new play or maybe it’s just because they were the best episodes in my opinion, but “3 Minutes with Curtis & Dean” has been all space all the time the last three weeks! This week’s episode is no different since we get into what could probably be considered our most serious discussion yet and it’s all about BSG.
Here it is:
In other news I am handling the added responsibility of the show better than I thought I would – but I still didn’t get that call into the insurance guys yesterday.
So, shameless plug out of the way first, here is this week’s “3 Minutes with Curtis & Dean” where we talk about Star Wars!
Two things to remember:
Han shot first.
Sebastian Shaw is Anakin Skywalker.
Now onto other things…
I’m including another video today, not a Wiggy Webs show but a video parodying X-Men: First Class. It starts slow, but hang in there:
I am totally on board with the message of this vid. Even when I was a horny 14 year old boy it always seemed strange to me that super heroines/villains would run around almost nekkid blasting each other and fighting. I just feel like both sexes need a lot of support, and maybe even a little protection, if you are prone to being in heavy combat situations. I feel like Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch did a very good job in The Ultimates of creating super hero outfits that look like they’d actually work for super heroes.