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“Twice Upon a Time” is Peter Capaldi’s Excellent Send Off

Since the modern series of Doctor Who started in 2005, there has been a Christmas Special every year. The first special, “The Christmas Invasion” was the introduction of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.  This year’s “Twice Upon a Time” is Peter Capaldi’s last story as the Twelfth Doctor, as well as the final episode for show-runner Steven Moffat. When Doctor Who returns sometime next fall, Chris Chibnall will helm the show and Jodie Whittaker will be the Thirteenth Doctor.

In a time travel twist, the Twelfth Doctor who is refusing to regenerate after the events of series 10’s finale, finds he is not alone in the South Pole. The First Doctor, portrayed by David Bradley and also refusing to regenerate, stumbles upon the Twelfth Doctor. The First Doctor doesn’t believe he’s with the Twelfth incarnation. Mysteriously time stops. Even the snowflakes are frozen. Interrupting the Doctor fest is a World War I captain who has been pulled from his timeline and dumped in the south pole. A glass figure soon approaches, disturbing the captain. The First Doctor invites him into the TARDIS and is surprised to find the Twelfth Doctor’s console room.  Suddenly the TARDIS is rocked. There is a much larger ship above that has seized the capsule and begins lifting it into a grand chamber.

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Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and David Bradley as the First Doctor

 

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The Last of Us dominates BAFTA Games Awards 2014

The Last of Us takes home the most nominations at BAFTAs 2014 (illustration by HappyToast)
The Last of Us takes home the most nominations at BAFTAs 2014 – illustration by Happy Toast

Coming close on the heels of SXSW’s inaugural Gaming Awards on March 8th, the winners of the BAFTA Games Awards may have come as no surprise. NaughtyDog’s The Last of Us was the star of both events: the only game to win multiple categories at SXSW (Excellence in Musical Score and Game of the Year) and the game with the most wins at the BAFTAs, picking up five of its ten nominations. Grand Theft Auto V was close behind, however, winning three awards, two in categories where The Last of Us was also nominated.

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Guest Contributor: Ushering the Doctor Who Capaldi Era in with Style

Each actor brings his own unique style choices to his work as The Doctor. For Matt Smith, it was, of course, the bow tie. For David Tennant, it was the converse (who knew they were called sandshoes?). For Peter Capaldi, the newest actor to take on the highly coveted roll, it looks like we’re getting a Capaldi-approved pop of color. When appearing on the Craig Ferguson show in 2011 to promote his then upcoming movie In the Loop, our newest doctor seemed stylishly, yet conservatively dressed in a black suit. However, as he sat down with long-time friend Ferguson, he flashed the audience the inside of his jacket – Bright. Hot. PINK.

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