“The scar had not pained Harry for 19 years. All was well.”
The last sentence of the final Harry Potter installment, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, has been such a source of confusion for many of us in the fandom for so long. Would Queen Joanne Rowling bestow us with some more wizard goodness? Or was she just J.K? (I’ve been working on that for weeks, don’t hate.) With the recent release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a theatrical production in London’s West End, came answers to so many of our burning Harry Potter questions, and allowed us to travel back to Hogwarts once more. Except, oh wait, I don’t have unlimited funds to fly to London, so the release of the script will have to do!
Although I didn’t do the midnight release, I did read ‘Cursed Child’ within a matter of hours, staying up all night to finish it. The fandom is almost divided on their opinions of the continuation of our beloved Harry Potter series. I don’t see many in between responses: many people loved it or hated it. I mean, like, REALLY hated it. I saw a gif on Tumblr of someone burning their copy. It’s insane. But, if you wanted my opinion on this, look no further! [Warning: I’m going to have a ton of spoilers. So if you haven’t read the book and are planning to do so, spoiler free, you should probably save this article for later.]
Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come. After a long period of waiting and sitting in such rabid anticipation, the new season of Doctor Who is just a week away, and us Geeks are having a hard time not freezing ourselves in an avalanche to avoid having to wait. Unfortunately, most of us would die ( I, of course, am immortal so I don’t have to worry about that) so we have graciously and humbly decided to just deal with the wait, and sit patiently until the hour finally arrives.
We have already been made privy to a slight taste of what is to come this season in terms of returning villains and characters, but we have also been made aware that this season is going to be darker than previous ones. The only thing I can say about that….is a resounding YESSSSSSS. We are going to get Daleks, we are going to get Cybermen, and we are going to get dinosaurs messing things up, and I can only hope that its just as good as Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. I personally have been trying to steer clear of teasers and info snippets because I don’t want to get overexcited, but with the return of past villains, it sort of got my mind working.
We all know the TARDIS is capable of going through time and space, but sometimes, on rare occasions, it can cross over into other dimensions. This, I feel has been sorely underutilized, but I understand it is for good reason as that could easily bring the series into a different direction that would not be very much in line with the series’ roots. However, it doesn’t stop one from thinking what would and could happen if the Doctor crossed over into other dimensions and universes. After much thinking, I came up with 2 lists of 3 situations. Now before you start, let it be known that these are things that will never happen or appear on Doctor Who….mainly because the world is not yet awesome enough to have it happen. So with that out of the way, let us get on with it. Also, there may be some recurring things from a specific universe that I would love the Doctor to have a hand in, and that is the Dark Tower universe…..deal with it jerks.
COMPANIONS: The Doctor’s companions are usually a huge part of the series. Along the way though, he does meet some people who are not actual companions, but more akin to one episode friends who either impact his life or impact ours in some way. If I had my way, the Doctor would most definitely cross paths with these people.
- Roland Deschain and The Ka-tet:
You might be wondering where I am coming from with a villain spotlight about an actor, but it’s funny how certain actors can be typecast and then become that type of character in your mind permanently. When someone asks me who might be the worst, most-evil, heinous villain I can think of from a movie I can’t think of one person, but Ralph Fiennes comes to my mind because of his portrayal of a couple of characters. Fiennes has portrayed two of the most malevolent characters I can think of from various movies: Lord Voldemort and Amon Goeth. Lord Voldemort is a name most people associate with terror, and Amon Goeth, whose name you may not recognize, has come to represent all that was horrific and wicked with the Nazis. Fiennes also portrayed a serial killer with none other than Hannibal Lecter in Red Dragon but his roles in the Harry Potter films and Schindler’s List were probably much more memorable, so I will stick with them.