Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sad News: The passing of Bernard Horsfall

Two days ago, The Doctor Who universe lost another dear  family member. Mr. Bernard Horsfall died at the aged of 82. He was in four Doctor Who televised  stories. First he played Gulliver in one of my all time favorite 2nd Doctor stories: The Mind Robber. Then he played one of the Time lords that made the 2nd Doctor regenerate in the last episode of  The War Games.  Then he played the character Taron in the 3rd Doctor's story Planet of the Daleks.  Last but not least he played Chancellor Goth in the 4th Doctor's story The Deadly Assassin . He also was in the Big Finish Audio story Davros  He was also in the Granada's version of The Hound of the Baskervilles, a Sherlock Holmes story. He played Mr. Frankland. He also was in one of my favorite movies, Braveheart. He played Balliol   My heart goes out to his family and close friends during this difficult time.
Here is Bernard Horsfall playing Gulliver in the Doctor Who story "The Mind Robber

Happy Belated Birthday, Daphne Ashbrook

Daphne Ashbrook playing Dr. Grace Holloway. I love her smile  

I meant to post this yesterday, but you know how real life tends to sneak up on you. Anyway yesterday, January 30th was Daphne Ashbrook's birthday! Daphne played the 8th Doctor's companion: Dr. Grace Holloway in the 1996 Doctor Who Movie.  Here is to many more birthdays for the lovely Daphne!

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Happy Birthday DeForest Kelley!

I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the late DeForest Kelley. He would have been 93 today (( January 20th 1920)).  He died June 11th 1999 ((79)) due to stomach cancer. Many of you will know him as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek: The Original Series, my favorite character of the show. You may be gone, but  you will never be forgotten!
This video tribute of Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, played by DeForest Kelley, was made by  deepspace93

DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy
DeForest Kelley (( January 20th 1920- June 11th 1999))

Happy Birthday Tom Baker!

I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the wonderful Thomas "Tom" Baker! He turns 79 today (( January 20th 1934)). Here is to many more birthdays to come! :) My fellow Whovians know him as the 4th Doctor on Doctor Who . He played the Doctor for the longest so far. Also for my Sherlockians, he played Sherlock Holmes in a 1982 miniseries "The Hound of the Baskervilles." 

Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor

Tom Baker as Sherlock Holmes

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Book Recommendation : The Atlas Of Middle-Earth by. Karen Wynn Fonstad

       As you may, or may not, know I am a Tolkien fan girl, and when I'm a fan of anything I try to find anything and everything about that subject. Now my family is quite aware of that fact, so for my 13th Christmas, I received  a book called The Atlas of Middle-Earth written by Karen Wynn Fonstad.  
It's a lovely reference book of Middle Earth. It starts off giving a nice history and a geographic descriptions of the different regions of the First Age, Second Age, and the Third Age. 
Next, Karen  goes into detail about the journeys in  The Hobbit and  in  The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which, of course, includes maps (of key dwellings as well as the land), and timelines. She even puts in maps detailing the battles.
The last section of the book is  an " attempt... to trace individually the patterns of five important elements that Tolkien included in his world..." (( TAoME Pg. 179)). The five elements are : Landforms, Climate,Vegetation, Population, and Language. There is even a neat little graph of  the "Evolution of Languages"
There is other great aspects of this book, but I didn't want to go into detail, because you need to buy it! :)   So if you like maps, or just learning more about the wonderful world that Tolkien created for us, I really recommended this book!

Here is the cover of my copy of the book!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy Birthday JRR Tolkien!

Just a quick message to wish one of my favorite Authors,  the GREAT JRR Tolkien, a Happy 121st Birthday, You are sorely miss!

JRR Tolkien  January 3rd 1891- September 2nd 1973

Website Shoutout: Welcome Home Blog

 Like any other geek, I love to surf the web. I love finding new websites. A few months ago, I found this website called WelcomeHomeBlog. As you might be able to guess it is a website dedicted to videos and pictures of The men and Women of the United States ((and occasionally other countries)) military returning home and surprising their family and friends. I really suggest you grab some tissues before you start watching these videos.   I would like to thank every single man and woman (( No matter what country)) in the military for doing what you do everyday. You sacrifice so much, and so do your families back home. I  salute you, and give you all giant hugs!

This is from the website:  "Regardless of political stance, no one can deny the joy felt upon seeing our troops coming home safely. Welcome Home Blog celebrates these amazing military homecoming reunions. Visit daily for heartwarming stories, videos & pictures of members of our armed forces returning home to surprise their families & friends."

Some Videos after the break!