Who’s the Doctor?

Well, yes today, after months of hype, expectation, and everything else, they finally got around to announcing who would would be the (unlucky?) 13th person to portray Dr Who on TV, in said TV series. Well, today, finally, after today, not only will the Doctor get to regenerate yet again, but this time around, the good Doctor is going to discover that deal includes some gender reassignment too!

Yes, something I never thought I’d see fifty years ago, or even far more recently than that, the new Doctor will be a woman, Jodie Whittaker. And before you ask, despite coming from only a few miles from here (Skelmanthorpe), I know nothing about her. Yes, I know, me, and modern TV lol…

One unique claim I can currently make is that I’ve seen at least 1 episode of every actor to play the Doctor (one only made 1 appearance) so far, so yes, I suspect at Christmas, I’ll be watching the new one, to see what I think, and to get her reaction to the dramatic change, which should be fun! My favorite (easily) of the new group would have to be Tennant, and of the original group, Pertwee, and Tom Baker would probably be the ones.

I know, at some point in the future, I’m not going to see the new Doctor, because I’m pretty sure they’re going to outlast me! But for now…Yes, fine, I’d still rather play a Cyberman, anyway! 😛

Right, the video. Nothing very original, though the tribute was out of date, even before now, as no Capaldi in it.

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Maybe I can upgrade myself?

So yes, an update on a recent posting.

That open day, to look at the possibility of becoming a student, studying electrical engineering, yes, I’m going. All booked up for next Saturday, including a hotel for Friday night, on the campus at Loughborough University, so I can make a full day of it. Yes, I really am that serious about it. Who would have thought it, me becoming a student at 57! I know, I never do anything in the normal way, so I guess its typically me?

But looking forward to the day there, and where it might lead, absolutely!

You’re right, the comment about it leading to me upgrading myself is a light hearted comment, though it would be nice. Yes, create a nice 20 something Jean Harlow robot body, download my mind into it, and see where things go from there. Oh, I wish! Maybe 20 or 30 years from now, it might be possible, but I’ll be very old, or more likely dead by then!

But it has to be said, the challenge of doing something like this, making something of myself, and all that appeals no end, even more so given I might just raise the average age of students at Loughborough University somewhat! But the more I’ve thought about this, and the more I’ve found the challenge of finding a job at my age, with my qualifications, then yes, if I think I can make it work, I will probably go for it!

The beauty of it, is that beyond the cost of getting there, plus the hotel stay, if I decide it is too crazy, I’ve lost nothing. After all, who expects anyone to become a student at 57? Well, one lovely gentleman at the University, that I know as Will does, but beside him…?

The amazing thing I have realised, is that a lot of what I saw as science fiction 15 years ago, either is, or is becoming reality! Alright, as yet, I dont think we’re close to turning humans into robots, but a lot of the other stuff I have suggested…getting there, or even got there!

Who knows, before I get to retire (on current status, in about 10 years from now), maybe I will have begun to create the robotisation process, or a means to download the human mind, into a robot/computer, but probably not. But a girl can dream, and maybe envision it.

Regardless, next week may mark the first step towards me making that happen. Now wouldnt that be great?

The video. Well I did mention upgrading, and when I think of that, I think of Cybermen, and Dr Who! So, I offer a Dr Who tribute, set to the 12″ version (far superior imo) of the Timelords song.