The lead up to Comic Con begins with the mad rush for tickets. This sounds really easy but it’s become more like getting Red Sox tickets. The hotel reservations is ten times worse and looking at places on VRBO is easier. Then reselling unused tickets which ends with the scheduling being dolled out two weeks before the con.
Over the years the convention website has gotten considerably more detailed and easier to use. They even started allowing pre-ordering of t-shirts so no more lines like the ones I complained about in 2011. The introduction of My Schedule through sched.com is one of the better additions to the con. No more dogeared newspaper pages looking for panels! It’s all at your finger tips on your tablet or smart phone!
Unfortunately, that’s if the SDCC Comic-Con and the SDCC Comic-Con Sched App were updated. In this day and age you live and die by the app. Neither of which have been updated in a dog’s age. Something I hope was just overlooked but with a week to go it’s looking like we won’t be seeing a proper working SDCC App with sched.com integration until 2014.
And then there’s the giant elephant in the room that Emerald City Comic Con is streaming their panels through FlipOn
Stream it and they will pay.
So let’s take a look at things going on after the cut.
I’m happy to see a ship in the bottle episode in the TARDIS. Last season’s Doctor’s Wife was more psychological while this was more action oriented I thought. It is the one type of episode that could easily be stretched out into a multiple episodes and I wouldn’t bat an eye since Doctor Who has been around for 50 years and after 900 years the Doctor must have an metric ton worth of baggage and possibly even a stowaway civilization on board.
The set designers pull off some nice rooms: the observatory, the aforementioned pool, the library, a giant tree that can manufacture anything you want and the TARDIS’s engine room which impressed me more than her center.
Unfortunately, it’s the leaps in logic that’s making me re-watch the last five minutes and I’m starting to agree with my mother: Is this half of the season sucking.
“There something in the mists!”
This episode started really well and the last five minutes just boggles my mind.
It was a dark and stormy night in 1970’s on the moors in your a-typical British Manor where there is a ghost afoot and Dougray Scott and Jessica Raine are on the case as Professor Alec Palmer and Emma Grayling.
They are investigating the resident spook story of a woman haunting the home for several hundred years when the Doctor and Clara arrive to help in this moodier than normal episode that harkens back to The Unquiet Dead when the ghost turns out to be something quite different.
Like last week’s episode this is a bunker episode until the Doctor Who goes Poltergeist to solve the problem and everything turns out fine when we find out why the ghost was haunting the house only to find there’s something else that needs to be fixed too at the last minute of the episode.
It’s a C plot really and while it’s nice have the monster of the week not being the monster of the week it just felt like the writers were trying to stick too much into one 45 minute episode.
Sometime before 9pm last night the official Veronica Mars movie was funded on Kickstarter.
And, it has 29 days to go.
I guess Veronica in Space is a go then?
I’ve funded a few things a Kickstarter, mostly books and even a H. P. Lovecraft con in Rhode Island.
So, will this open the doors to more projects and do what The Guild did for independent web series?
Firstshowing.net‘s post covers most of the bases including the elephant in the room that is Firefly.
I think using Kickstarter to fund your project and Youtube to roll it you have a great one two punch just ask Geek & Sundary, Neridst and more.
The tools have been here for a while but the only thing one would need to worry about is the execution.
Good execution and you’ll blast it out of the park.
If you stumble and fall then it’ll be a costly learning experience but a experience none the less.
Wouldn’t mind seeing a Slingers Kickstarter project, the trailer looked fun.
Thank you for a scary Doctor Who Christmas Story. In previous years it’s been cute but we have scary since Christmas Invasion and for the most part it works.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t hold together well in the end because the villain while able to make snowmen with teeth doesn’t hold up and turns out to be a possible plot thread for the rest of season 6.