Hello and welcome to the Into Geek awards, my monthly feature that will essentially highlight my favourite things of the previous month. You’ve been given exclusive access to the Into Geek April 2011 awards because you are reading this blog. So let’s give away some awards shall we?
Best Day: I found this decision particularly tricky because April was such a dull month. However, I choose the 22nd April (reported about here) because it was a reunion with friends I hadn’t seen for a long time, many of them for about eight months. Despite the time it felt like little had changed and I had a good laugh and we all got to share our various uni experiences.
Geeky Exciting Thing: This easily goes to Doctor Who and it’s return to TV. The opening two episodes have been cracking and seem to promise an amazing series. I shall take a short break from the awards to review/discuss today’s episode, Day of the Moon.
WARNING: This review contains spoilers. If you don’t want to know what happens, STOP READING. Come back later when you’ve watched the episode!
OK so the story continues from The Impossible Astronaut. Canton looks as if he is going against the gang by leading the FBI to them. He traps the Doctor, "shoots" Amy and Rory and River jumps off a building to escape him. Turns out that Amy and Rory are fine and the TARDIS is in the prison with the Doctor. The Doctor then uses the TARDIS to catch River by having her land in the swimming pool. Amy is kidnapped by the Silence as her and Canton search for the girl. The five must hold a revolution against the Silence and do this by having Canton record the Silent telling him that they should kill all silence on sight. The Doctor merges this footage with that of the moon landing so that now every time a human sees a silent they kill them on sight.
Oh and then there is that ending. The mysterious girl is in an alley in New York and tells someone who is there she is dying but is will be OK. She then regenerates meaning she must be a Time Lady, or at least part Time Lady.
The episode was brilliant again. The filming that was done in America was beautiful and the story was very clever. I really like the way the Doctor managed to defeat the silence and the final battle in the imitation TARDIS where River kills a whole bunch of silence is fantastic. As is her landing in the swimming pool moment. Plus there were some lovely romantic moments between the Doctor and River with them kissing at the end.
But there are still many unanswered questions, probably more than before! We still don't know about the Doctor's death, whether he actually dies or not. The relationship between the Doctor and River is still unclear. And most of all, who is that girl? I am thinking we won't find this out for a long,long time. Let the speculation begin!
And back to the awards!
Movie of the Month (this is the best movie I saw this month, not necessarily the best movie that came out this month): I haven't watched many movies this month but the award is definitely going to Disney’s Lilo and Stich. It’s such a brilliant film, partly because the whole family thing is so heart-warming and also because Stitch is a fantastic creation and I would love to have him as a pet and a friend. Not to mention the fact that the whole Hawaii setting and the Elvis soundtrack are brilliant!
Song of the Month (again, my fave song during the month, not necessarily one that came out during it): Without a doubt it’s Adele with Someone Like You. Adele has such a beautiful voice and sings this powerful song so well. It’s a very emotional song too what with it being about wanting to meet someone like that ex who has now moved on. The lyrics are important to me and having it playing on my iPod whilst walking around the local lake creates such a spectacular beautiful effect.
Website of the Month: This goes to Formspring due to it’s nature of being able to deliver bizarre anonymous messages to me. Some questions are hilarious, some really make me laugh whilst others are just plain weird. But I have been enjoying it a fair bit this month so that’s why it gets the award.
Person of the Month: This goes to my good friend Chris who greatly improved my Easter holidays whenever I saw him. We had some fun experiences such as our drunken night at the pub and the topless tour. I couldn’t wish for a better friend so thank you Chris for always being there and for making me laugh.
Minion of the Month: This month the prestigious award goes to Chasing Blue, who posted a lovely comment which was both in-depth and touching on my “year of singleness” post. It’s unexpected kindness from complete strangers like that which keeps my faith in humanity. So thank you Blue!
Blog of the Month: This goes to “Voice of a Nerd” by Fi. It’s one of the funniest blogs out there and is most certainly worth a read. Each post is short and a huge variety of topics are covered. In the last month it has been a haven of fun things so really, go visit!
And that’s this month’s awards done and dusted! You can see all of April’s post and what they are about on the “Last Month” page! Enjoy!