Short Thoughts: Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor.

After what seemed like a farce waiting for the announcement as Roger Federer won Wimbledon with no obvious set time, a woman is taking over the role in the name of Jodie Whittaker.

It’s a show I started watching in Christmas of 2006 with ‘The Runaway Bride’, and was a great watch. Unfortunately along the way it suffered by being too ‘knowing’, and a companion that was annoying and forgettable, no matter how much Steven Moffat tried to force her upon us. After Series 9 ended with a flying Diner and my least favourite companion flying it, I wasn’t keen.

But the recent series seemed to be getting good again, with a great finale and a great Christmas Special it seems for when Capaldi regenerates.

I had hoped for Phoebe Waller-Bridge, star of Fleabag to take up the role, as I thought she would be great for the part. But Whittaker is just as good, especially from her Broadchurch role. Sometimes you get an idea of who would fit best for the role, and this time no actors seemed to stand out, only a lot of actresses, which showed a lot of potential.

In a weird way for me, it reminds me of my previous job. I had always seen it a bit like Doctor Who. A role that stays the same but changes to whoever takes on the mantle next. I had always said I wanted ‘The Third Guru’ to be a woman, as that’s what I believed the store needed, and I was incredibly glad when it did happen in April.

Looks as though art is imitating life!

BBC have released a press page with some questions that Jodie answered here.

Short Thoughts: Weekend Sites.

Throughout the weekdays, you check the sites and the tweets, almost like clockwork, on a schedule. Just so you’re up to date on your interests, ready to have your own thoughts assembled in time.

But on the weekends, you come across sites that you’ll check every weekend, to have a Gin alongside, and read the posts that have been written thoughout the week on said sites.

Chris Wilmshurst’s recently launched site is the definition of that. It also helps we’ve known one another for five (!) years now, and when he sets his mind to something, the result is something you keep watch of.

The first post is a particular highlight.

So crack open a favourite beverage, and have a read.

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Short Thoughts: Lois and Clark Soundtrack.

It’s well known that if you ask me who my Superman is, and the music that reminds me of the character most, it’s the 90’s series ‘Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’.

I even wrote something about it last year, one that Dean Cain found insightful!

I’ve been wanting to find the soundtrack for years. The one released twenty years ago on disk had tracks that you couldn’t pinpoint, it wouldn’t remind you of a certain episode, only the theme song.

But tonight I came across the composer Jay Gruska’s site, and he has uploaded new, clean tracks from the series!

First Flight‘, ‘Main Theme Teaser‘ and ‘What’s Brewing‘ are my highlights, as they are all from pivotal points from the Pilot episode. Still incredible to hear twenty years on.

I hope more tracks get released soon. They’re far too good to be kept away.

WWDC ’17 Thoughts.

‘You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.’ – Obi-Wan

The iPad grew up last Monday. Finally.

I’ve purposefully held back from writing this the day after or even the same week as WWDC. Out of the products announced on Monday, iOS 11 is full of small updates that people are still finding out now. A different volume overlay on videos wasn’t found until Thursday for instance.

But first, as Marvin Candle once said, a little history.

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The TR Suite Kickstarter Stream is live.

As I’ve said on Twitter, I’m attempting a stream in aid of Nathan McCree’s Tomb Raider Suite Kickstarter reaching the halfway mark.

The stream is now now live!
He’s only got £80,000 to go before he’s at Abbey Road to record the album on vinyl.

With this I decided, with fourteen days to go before the Kickstarter concludes, I will do my bit to play some games for the cause.
Link is here.

Or if you’d like, the embed is below.

Watch live video from futureoutpost on www.twitch.tv

Final Zone: Tekken 2

There’s a pattern in Tekken games for its bosses. As soon as you reach Stage 7, it goes into ‘What buttons do I mash next?’ territory.

Out of all six (soon seven) of the numbered Tekken titles, the second game had a boss that was relentless, more so than Heihachi, much more than True Ogre, and just edging out the ridiculous Egyptian boss from Tekken 6.

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