Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Dec 21-27)

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Apparently this really is a weekly feature now – YAY! I am sorry I didn’t write a post about the Christmas Special/Series Finale of Downton Abbey, but I didn’t know what to say. Everything was perfect, everyone is happy and so am I! But now onto some movie and TV trailers!

Movies

I Saw the Light

I Saw the Light is a Hank Williams bio-pic, a person I know virtually nothing about, but I do love the cast! We had a Hiddleston trailer last week, why not again? He met his current girlfriend Elizabeth Olsen while shooting and I just think they are amazing together!

Everybody Wants Some

THIS LOOKS SO HILARIOUS! And it has Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman and Blake Jenner in it. I like it already!

Deadpool New Red Band Trailer

Deadpool trailers aren’t anything new, but this one has a couple different scenes in it. It’s going to be so much fun!

TV Shows

Orphan Black Season 4

Admittedly, this is not a real trailer. It’s not even a real teaser, but I do love the show so much, I couldn’t help but wanting to include it!

Flash Remainder of Season 2

Not much to say, except for yay! I can’t wait for them to go to Earth 2!!!

Arrow Remainder of Season 4 (SPOILERS!)

I swear I am going to kill them if they kill Felicity! Are we clear?

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

I CANNOT WAIT!

What will you be watching? Did I miss something crucial? Any thoughts?

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2015: The Husbands of River Song

Series 9 of Doctor Who has reignited my love for the show! The Husbands of River Song was just the perfect ending for this whovian year and now the wait for the next series begins. But let’s talk about what happened last night!

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What was it about?

The Doctor finds himself being called to help with a surgery on a crashed space ship, not knowing that River Song is behind the scheme. She wants the Doctor to detach the head of her husband, King Hydroflax, because it currently has a very valuable diamond stuck in it. Consequently they get into a lot of trouble, all the while River doesn’t even realise that the Doctor is her actual Doctor. They manage to survive and the episode ends with them spending their last night together.

My thoughts?

I am in love with the episode! I did not care about King Hydroflax or the Cyberman-hybrid body. I didn’t even care about all the different guest stars and aliens that appeared, which were pretty cool sometimes. All I really paid attention to were Twelve and River! It was such a fun and quirky yet also bittersweet episode and I filled a whole document with the hilarious quotes of the two of them. I think it was a great choice to not make River realise that he is her Doctor, because it gave so much more room for exploration of their relationship.
The Doctor got to play the person who see the inside of a TARDIS for the first time and he really can prod River’s thoughts on her feelings about him, without her knowing who he is. I loved how you could see the worry in his face, Twelve questioning what if anything in their relationship was ever real. But then there was the highlight, River expressing her love for him and it was so beautiful. I think the episode and their first encounter didn’t exactly go down as many have thought it would, but Twelve and River had some great chemistry and I think it was a really memorable part of their relationship together.

By the end, it seems that River’s story has now come full circle. I think that in a way, the whole story with Clara taught him that he couldn’t drag it out forever. It may have been a little cheesy, but since they are now at last at the Singing Towers of Darillium, I am happy that a night there is 24 years long. For once, they get to be together just like that. The “And they lived happily ever after” at the end was a little unnecessary in my opinion, but then again, River explained that “happily ever after” doesn’t mean forever, it just means time.

At last, I am happy that even the Doctor mentioned how ridiculous a Sonic Trowel is, but at least now we know how River got her Sonic Screwdriver!

Now the waiting begins! Who will be the new companion? When will the show return? Will Series 10 be Capaldi‘s last season? Nothing but questions but hopefully the next year will bring all the answers!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Dec 14-20)

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Admittedly it wasn’t the best received feature I’ve ever done on Life and Other Disasters last week, but I kind of like it. I love to recap and highlight some of the things I’ve seen throughout the week and it’s an easy way to accumulate it here and discuss since there is mostly something for everyone in there! Let’s get started!

Movies

Eddie the Eagle

So, the first one is a little bit of an oddball, but ski jumping is a huge thing in Austria, so it immediately caught my attention. Also, Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton in one movie! Count me in!!!

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

This movie doesn’t just have an excellent cast, it looks like one of those films that is hilarious while actually talking about a serious topic that will have you thinking for a while. So, you learn something while simultaneously being entertained – what more could you possibly wish for? Also, think about the title for a little bit and you’ll laugh at that alone!

High Rise

I am sure that I must have mentioned my love for Tom Hiddleston at some point, right? Well, while this movie certainly has a creepy vibe, I’ll have to watch it, just because of him being in it!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I guess I am one of the few people who hasn’t read that book or any other Harry Potter related one, but that doesn’t mean I am any less excited about it! I AM SO EXCITED!!!

Star Trek Beyond

Teasing us like this, getting us all excited about little snippets and funny bits is just cruel. Why do we still have to wait so long!?!?!

TV Shows

The 100 Season 3

Last week we had the teaser promo, but this one is the full trailer for Season 3 and IT’S FREAKING KILLING ME! I swear my heart keeps breaking with every sentence and frame, especially when I see Bellamy … this really isn’t cool.

So, who’s ready to discuss? What are you going to watch/not watch? Tell me in the comments below!

Doctor Who: Hell Bent

What a loaded Season 9 Finale of Doctor Who! Hell Bent definitely wasn’t the way I thought it would be, but with this show surprises can definitely be something good. Spoilers are coming your way!

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What was it about?

The Doctor uses his status as a war hero on Gallifrey to get back his beloved Clara. He is willing to tear apart time itself apparently, but his realisation about the hybrid and his best friend leads with them having to part ways anyways. 

My thoughts?

I know I say this almost every week, but I seriously don’t know where to start! I enjoyed last week (although not as much as some of you guys), but I definitely didn’t see this continuation of Heaven Sent coming! At the same time, this is exactly what I wanted. I didn’t think that Clara deserved such a short and uneventful death like the one in Face the Raven. She was and still is important to me and I wanted her to get a spectacular exit – Hell Bent gave her that and so much more! In the end she became what she was heading towards the entire time – immortal, running away with a TARDIS and possibly even her very own companion – basically the Doctor. I am sure that many won’t agree, but to me, that was really the perfect ending for her. And like with River, there is a slight possibility of Clara and the Doctor crossing paths again. I LOVE IT!

I think what got to me the most though, was that this was almost like a reversed Donna-scenario. When I realised that Twelve didn’t recognise Clara, I was heartbroken for her! Imagine your best friend not knowing who you are anymore … it’s really quite sad, especially since he was so convinced that he would recognise her. In the past I’ve complained about the excessive use of Twelve and his electric guitar, but wow, I am so glad he played Clara’s theme, that put some more cracks into my heart. Anyway, I am still wondering what exactly Clara told the Doctor in the Cloisters …

We haven’t had an episode on Gallifrey for a long time and they didn’t shy away from including some popular monsters as well. I almost wish they’d made it more Gallifreyian centered though, because it’s such a great setting for all kind of stories. However, aside from that I loved seeing all the other Time Lords and Ladies and how they idolise and fear the Doctor. Then again, I couldn’t believe some of the changes he had went through in those 4.5 billion years (still can’t believe it was that long!). He wasn’t really the Doctor anymore, I mean for crying out loud, he shot someone (even if he knew that he still had a regeneration left). It’s kind of frightening to think what all the Doctor would do for Clara. Which brings me to my next point!

The hybrid was Clara and the Doctor in the end? Did I get that correctly? Was that what was happening? Because after the last episode it was pointed out to me that “me” could have been the Doctor or Ashildr, which I was apparently way too tired to really notice. Many would have liked to see Ashildr become the Doctor’s new companion (I wasn’t one of them), but she ruined her chances of that. However, it was fitting that they met at the end of time and I am  now sort of hoping that she’s Clara’s new travel companion, taking the long route to Gallifrey.

Now, last but not least – THE SONIC SCREWDRIVER IS BACK! And it’s a glorious and fantastic looking one that I would love to add to my own collection!

I am sure I once again missed a ton of references to pre-2005 Whovian episodes, so if you wish to share some of your observations in the comments, be my guest! Also, sorry if I went on a tangent every now and then … it’s late. Other than that, I can only finish with being really excited for the Christmas Special. River was always one of my favourite characters!