Just a few thoughts

Doctor Who: Legacy has released information today on the new features and content they will be releasing in the next couple of weeks. The two companions that are coming very soon are Handles and Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All. Completely awesome choices!

I probably should have put a pic of Vincent here, but I do so love David Morrissey.

I probably should have put a pic of Vincent here, but I do so love David Morrissey.

I was going to write a post on what constitutes a companion, which is a topic my husband and I discuss every so often. Why are Jackson Lake and Rosita Farisi considered companions, when Vincent Van Gogh isn’t? Both sets of characters appear in one episode, assist the Doctor with the main threat, and develop deep and important relationships with the Doctor (well, Jackson and Vincent do; can’t really say the same for Rosita). It’s really hard to define exactly companionship means. However, as I wrote the post, I realized it was a bunch of drivel and not worth my time or yours. So, maybe someday in the future, I’ll try again. But for now, just muse on the fact that blog writing is sometimes harder than it looks.

I’ve gathered a bunch of alternative media in the last few days, and as I work my way through them, I’ll talk about them here. Right now I’m reading Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories, which is a collection of short stories, one for each Doctor, written by eleven different authors. It was published in celebration of the 50th anniversary as eleven separate short books, but just came out in a single volume. So far I’m up to the Eighth Doctor, and while I plan to write a full review when I’m done, for now I can definitely recommend this book. The stories are enjoyable and entertaining, and well-written (except that I really couldn’t stand writing style for the First Doctor’s story – I gave up reading it and will have to go back to try again).

The other media that I’ve picked up is the Doctor Who Omnibus Volume 2 (second volume of the Tenth Doctor’s comic book adventures), an Eleventh Doctor graphic novel whose title escapes me at the moment, and a number of audios from Big Finish: The Light at the End (starring Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann), Destiny of the Doctor (one audiobook for each of the Doctors, read by one of that Doctor’s companions), and The Kingmaker (Fifth Doctor adventure – couldn’t help it, I love historical stories). I just realized as I was writing this that I could download these at work and listen to them during lunch. Brilliant!