Science fiction/fantasy Television

And now for something completely different…the Doctor Who series 4 mid-season trailer hits the Intertubes

Tired of hearing me rant about antivaccinationists? Actually, I’m a bit tired of ranting about antivaccinationists myself, but a blogger’s got to do what a blogger’s got to do when an event like Jenny McCarthy’s “Green Our Vaccines” rally pops up. Still, that doesn’t mean I can’t take a break and indulge myself for a moment. Apparently I missed it last week when it appeared, but a mid-season trailer for Doctor Who has been posted, and it looks really promising for a rip-roaring send-off to this season. I haven’t yet managed to watch last Saturday’s episode yet because of my sojourn to ASCO, but that’s in my plans for one night this week to get caught up again. There are spoilers in the trailer (although if you’ve been watching, one of them shouldn’t be too surprising); so be forewarned and decide for yourself if you want to risk watching:

Any true fanboy should be able to guess who the villain is in one of the last scenes. If you can’t, then you’re not a true fanboy…

(Found as I caught up on my blog reading over at Bad Astronomy Blog and Stupid Evil Bastard.)

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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