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TPCCafe S4 Ep 164 Devon And The Dong

TPCCafe S4 Ep 164 Devon And The Dong

Ep 164 Scott and I give your thoughts of the Edmonton Expo 2018. Also the big Batman Dong scandal that has DC wanting copies of Batman – Damned back.Telltale games massive layoffs. Bethesda making a Wolfenstein 3 game to finish the story. The Chucky reboot and Katherine McNamara joining The Arrow. Plus Shatner news, Disney, Daredevil and more.

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Peter Capaldi Exiting Doctor Who

Well gang here we go again. Peter Capaldi has confirmed that he will be hanging up his sonic screwdriver after season. It seemed like only yesterday the Whovians were welcoming Peter in as the new Doctor. Like every Doctor before we welcome him in with nervous anticipation. The Whovians sat around the TV hoping that he wouldn’t screw up our Doctor.  Also with every new regeneration we come to, over time to love our new Doctor.

peter-capaldi-as-the-doctor-in-doctor-whoTime seems to pass so fast and before we know it we once again have to learn to love and expect a new Doctor. If you are a fan of the show it can be painful to watch the old Doctor leave. But there is some excitement to see who will be our new Doctor Who.

I have really enjoyed Peter Capaldi rendition  of the Doctor. Peter’s sometimes erratic, weird and at times bizarre moments were to me part of his charm. The scene where he has to use cue cards to help him reassure humans because he does not comfort them was awesome.

I could go on and on about Peter Capaldi portray of the man from Gallifrey. I will be sad when at the end of this season Peter regenerates into a new Doctor. But like all of you I will be sad to see Peter go. Again we will have to have to learn to love the new Doctor but we will. We have our favorites, our first Doctor, but we always run with him.  To trust the Doctor with our lives. We will always jump into that blue box and travel with him.

Long live the Doctor

Peter Capaldi Exiting Doctor Who

Well gang here we go again. Peter Capaldi has confirmed that he will be hanging up his sonic screwdriver after season. It seemed like only yesterday the Whovians were welcoming Peter in as the new Doctor. Like every Doctor before we welcome him in with nervous anticipation. The Whovians sat around the TV hoping that he wouldn’t screw up our Doctor.  Also with every new regeneration we come to, over time to love our new Doctor.

peter-capaldi-as-the-doctor-in-doctor-whoTime seems to pass so fast and before we know it we once again have to learn to love and expect a new Doctor. If you are a fan of the show it can be painful to watch the old Doctor leave. But there is some excitement to see who will be our new Doctor Who.

I have really enjoyed Peter Capaldi rendition  of the Doctor. Peter’s sometimes erratic, weird and at times bizarre moments were to me part of his charm. The scene where he has to use cue cards to help him reassure humans because he does not comfort them was awesome.

I could go on and on about Peter Capaldi portray of the man from Gallifrey. I will be sad when at the end of this season Peter regenerates into a new Doctor. But like all of you I will be sad to see Peter go. Again we will have to have to learn to love the new Doctor but we will. We have our favorites, our first Doctor, but we always run with him.  To trust the Doctor with our lives. We will always jump into that blue box and travel with him.

Long live the Doctor

Are The Sea Devils Returning to Doctor Who

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Steven Moffat seems to love to bring back classic monster. In the past we have seen the Silurians, Ice Warriors and the Zygons. Another one that he would love to bring back are the Sea Devils. First introduced in 1972 when Jon Pertwee was the Third Doctor in a story titled”The Sea Devils”. Moffat had this to say about them and other foes from Doctor Who’s past:

“The classic monster I always look at bringing back are the Sea Devils, the design of them is amazing, they are beautiful and bizarre. I haven’t thought of anything to do with them yet. But I think they’re quite extraordinary in their conception.” “I have a very long list of monsters to bring back , you know. As well as the Sea Devils I do have a couple of others in my mind, but I might be doing those so I’m not telling you what they are!”

So is there a chance that we may see the Sea Devils and other older foes coming up against Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor.

I hope so. How about you?

Source: Female First, Blastr

Arrow, Catching Up, and General-ness…

Hey Poppers,

I couldn’t think of a featured image, I just read what I wrote, the part down there, that you haven’t read yet, unless you skipped ahead, but I bet you didn’t, I trust you. Anyway, that picture of 3PO and R2 in a Tim Burton movie about bad dreams before Jesus’s birthday was the best I could come up with. So good luck, and enjoy, but mostly good luck. The Batman vs Superman trailer!!

Wow, I have been so busy lately I have not been able to blog, but here I am so let’s jump right in. I got Instagram, it’s okay.And I changed my name on twitter to batteryrunheart. Because my heart is literally run by a battery. No joke, I have a pacemaker, it’s one step down from an arc reactor. No big. Also I am now a registered apprentice, becoming a Parts Technician. It’s a three year program, but I have set myself up to have my ticket by next summer. And yes, apprentice like in Star Wars, again no big.

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So, also I got my wife rather pregnant, so yeah. We can now move onto four person cosplays. Yes, that is where my mind immediately goes.

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Also, Whovians, if you want an idea of how overwhelming it is to find out you will be a dad again, please see the below picture.

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Next I got bit by a spider! And I think it may have been radioactive.

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And lastly I have been working on my third and last book in the Fantom Fury trilogy. (cause the “tri” in “trilogy” means three, so my third, and therefore…. last….. book) So, there you have it my excuses for not being able to blog. (Please see radio style segway below… Remember I mentioned my books like one second ago?)

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Yes, I met CAITY LOTZ!!!!! at EEK fest. She was super nice and she is so gorgeous. It was awesome to be face to face with Miss Sara Lance. And yes, that is a copy of my first book signed by her. It was so cool. Also I met someone else ladies and gents, he’s on the Arrow, not a huge part of the show, but certainly notable. (Please refer to picture below.)

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HA! Gotcha!! It’s Stephen Amell! and he’s the main character. Get it? It was a joke when I said that he wasn’t a huge part of the show. Cause he is! Get it? Anyway, yeah I totally met him in a bathroom. Dressed as the Arrow. It was the coolest thing ever. He was really nice and I told him he was a big fan. And at his panel I asked him if he was going to use his island wig to playing Casey Jones. If you don’t know of the island wig on Arrow, it’s worth a quick google search. If you don’t know who Casey Jones is why are you reading this, seriously all the references must be going over your head. Star Wars, and yes I made that Star Wars picture in paint, Arrow,  Doctor Who, Spiderman. I mean if you’ve made it this far and didn’t get at least eighty percent of the references I applaud you, seriously. Nice job dude. And yes I call guys and girls both dude. Just so you know I wasn’t leaving anyone out. Anyway, what was I going to say? Oh yeah, even if you get every reference and you are still reading, thank you. I just go, I literally type whatever is in my head, I’m hungry, and hit publish. And if you are willing to use your precious time reading that, well that, well it just warms my heart. Thanks guys! Anyway, as we all know it has been nerd overload lately. The Batman vs Superman trailer. Oh man! I am so stoked!!!!!! Seriously it has been playing on repeat in my head since I watched it. What else, Suicide Squad, Batman vs Superman, Deadpool, um what else, oh yeah, Batman vs Superman. X Men, Batman vs Superman is worth mentioning, Star Wars is coming up, that Batman vs Superman trailer was really good. Ant-Man will be out soon, maybe they’ll play that Batman vs Superman trailer during the pre-show. I saw Terminator which I loved. The Batman vs Superman trailer. Oh! Arrow started filming. BvS. Flash is gonna be on Season Two. Dawn of Justice. Legends of Tomorrow which looks so cool, and I love that they are using Rory to travel through time. I mean what a cool thing to do, and yes I called him Rory. Because to me that’s who he is. Rory, Amy, Doctor. I guess now it’s Rip, Nebula and Skynet. Sniffle. They grow up so fast!!! Yeah, so it has been an overload, which I can handle. I mean I got that spider bite and I have a one-step-down-from-an-arc-reactor-pacemaker. Sorry for any spoilers. And sorry I mentioned that trailer, (Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice) so many times, it’s just that, how can I put this,

IT’S A FUCKING BATMAN VS SUPERMAN TRAILER!!!!!!!!

Anyway, back to meeting Stephen and Caity, yeah, we’re on a first name basis, no big. They were so awesome and down to earth. No, noses in the air, no one was below them. They were both so nice, and so cool, and you know what? Whoever said don’t meet your heroes can go poop their pants!

Anyway, it’s been a slice, hit me up on IG and twitter, I follow back and I’m not quite as crazy, 140 characters and 1000 words, get it? cause a picture is worth a thousand words, and on Instagram you post pictures. Anyway, I’m allowed to make terrible jokes, I’m a dad. Puns, just for funs.

Bye bye

Oh yeah I couldn’t find a way to fit this in, but it’s so awesome so here:

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K seriously bye.

Thank Batman My Shows Are Back

Hey Poppers,

It was a rough few weeks, let me tell you. Sit on down, let me tell you the tale…

Here is a really awesome chair to sit in
Here is a really awesome chair to sit in

So, there I was in ignorant bliss. Watching Oliver, Barry and The Doctor, week to week. When suddenly, it all came to a crashing halt! All these shows went on break. And where was I to turn? Game of Thrones isn’t even close to being on. And apparently Star Trek TNG ended in 1994! So, I guess no new episodes there. But I wasn’t about to let that get me down. I got four new books for Christmas, so I took to reading. I dug out my N64 and started Link on yet another adventure. I sat down one day and watched four Batman movies with my son. But I could still feel an emptiness. I hole in my heart, put there by a lightning bolt, an arrow and a screwdriver.

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As I sat and waited for the 20th of January I knew The Doctor would not be back, but that was okay. Two outta three ain’t bad. That’s a saying right? Although the grammar makes English teachers cringe. Anyhow, I waited and waited, and you know what? Eventually the day came.

It's like Christmas morning!!
It’s like Christmas morning!!

So anyway, there I was, January 20th, The Flash was back on! People were rejoicing in the streets, enemies became friends, and I swear, for a second, we saw a red blur blast through town. As I sat down to watch the program, I thought, what’s one more day? I can make this a double feature, get back into my shows with a bang. And ladies and gentlemen, that’s exactly what I did. The next night I sat down and watched back to back, The Flash and Arrow. It was amazing, tears were shed, and nerdgasms were had. Now I’m all back on track. life has evened out, and tomorrow looks a little brighter.

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So, what should you take from this tale of hardship and woe? It’s this, Arrow and The Flash are shows you should be watching, even if they add to your winter depression when they go on break. Also, The Doctor will come back, he always does.

The End.

If you enjoyed this story, I suggest you buy my novella, it’s pretty good, and there is a link to it right on this website, Fantom Fury: The Curse. A story about heroes and villains, love and war, good and evil and maybe even a little extra.

Thanks for stopping in,

J.W. Coughlan

Catching Up With The Poppers

Good Day Poppers,

J.W. Coughlan coming at you through the World Wide Web.

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Let us catch up, shant we? Fantastic, Allons-y, GERONIMO!! My super cute nerd child which I created with my super awesome partner in crime is getting into TMNT from 1987, thank you YouTube!!! I even managed to dig up my old toys for him to play with as he watches the wonders of that classic toon. Also, he still is into Ultimate Spider-Man, which I hope some of you checked out. Pretty awesome right?

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In other news I have almost caught up on Doctor Who, I finished Matt Smith. He was AMAZING, he is my Doctor, he was the best, he was complete epic bliss. I think him and Amy put together would be my secondary soul mate. Does that make sense? No. Does it have to? No. Guess what else, lego hairy cart lanterns with chalky soap in a glass bottle tied to a donkey on a Halloween landing on Sunday. See blogs rule. So yeah, I hope this next guy doesn’t disappoint cause oh man, avoiding spoilers is not easy. I loved Amy so much, I loved Eleven so much, just like Ten and Martha, and back then I was all pffff, nobody could ever top these two. But now after Eleven and Amy I’m all, dude, I couldn’t even pick those other fools out of a line up. A line up of Starfleet officers even. Seriously, I am so blinded by my love for them, if you took Ten and Martha and put them on the bridge of the Enterprise and said find the Doctor Who characters I would say sorry, but my mind is just showing pictures of Amy and her raggedy man.

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What else is new? Arrow premiere tonight super stoked about that. I’m reading a book called Half Bad, and it ain’t half bad….. my wife told me that joke, I am shameful. I took it out from a building called the library. I want to take my vacation at THE LIBRARY!

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Right, now, I’m running low on news from my life. I’m wearing Joker pyjama pants, and a shirt that says lettuce turnip the beet. LOL! Oh yeah The Flash premiered. And! The Edmonton Comic Expo came and went, I got a few pics. Me and the fam jam went as Arrow characters, check it out on my Twitter here:

https://twitter.com/MindWeird

Also, I was trying to find a way to say this without sounding like I’m just plugging myself, that’s what she said, but I can’t, please buy my book, it’s pretty good.

http://www.lulu.com/ca/en/shop/jw-coughlan/fantom-fury-the-curse/paperback/product-21749033.html

Now that we are reacquainted I just want to tell you about something I recently re-read. SCOTT PILGRIM.

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Very very entertaining. You need to read it a little slow to catch every little subtle joke, but at the same time it is so hilarious and action packed you can’t help but read it at 670 616 629 miles per hour (1.07925285 × 109 kilometers per hour (that is the speed of light (in metric and imperial (guess we should stick with metric Scott Pilgrim is set in Canada (oh man more brackets (or are they parentheses? (these are brackets? [ (it’s like we’re zooming into the conversation with all these brackets (I hope we don’t get stuck down here, (K, this joke is getting old, (let’s get outta here.))))))))))) Fewf, or phewf. There we go all better. I’m always going to use these ( because these [ aren’t cool. You know how I know? They’re square! Oh, Zing, total dad joke. Probably why I love this lettuce turnip the beet shirt so much. A pun that tells you to eat your vegetables. I think the proper career choice for me is lame/ cool dad.

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So, Scott Pilgrim. Very witty, very funny. Very very in fact. Like, if John Green got stuck in an 8 bit video game. Sound about right? Lots of people read the comics, and tons of people saw the movie. They line up nicely, but the comics have way more back story, way more explaining and way more stuff and whatever as Kim Pine would say. There are six books, Each one as hilarious as the last. They take place in Toronto. They are quaint and fun. And they may just RIP YOUR IMAGINATION OUT OF YOUR FACE HOLE!! I don’t really know what that meant, I was just starting to feel like someone from Antiques Roadshow…. Or whatever. You can get them on Amazon, unlike my book, which is on Lulu. Not lulu lemon, lulu bookshop. But yes I do, do yoga and that’s ok because so does Iron Fist and so did Aang that one time. Which it’s like where is our good Last Airbender movie? And where is our Iron Fist movie. We are nerds, we have needs to be met. And those needs only grow the more we get. Plus have you ever read the top opening weekend moives? I think nerds are these Hollywood executives best source of income. Not the DVDs and Blu-Rays though, we have downloading figured out, not that we do it….. we just figured it out. Sorry here is the list.

1 Marvel’s The Avengers

2 Iron Man 3

3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

4 The Dark Knight Rises

5 The Dark Knight

6 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

7 The Hunger Games

8 Spider-Man 3

9 The Twilight Saga: New Moon

10 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

K there’s the top ten… here’s all of them up to fifty, but I won’t put them like this or this blog will go on forever, I’ll do side by side

11 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, 12 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, 13 Iron Man 2, 14 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, 15 Shrek the Third, 16 Man of Steel, 17 Alice in Wonderland (2010), 18 Spider-Man, 19 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, 20 Toy Story 3, 21 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 22 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, 23 Shrek 2, 24 X-Men: The Last Stand, 25 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 26 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, 27 Transformers: Age of Extinction, 28 Iron Man, 29 Transformers: Dark of the Moon, 30 Fast & Furious 6, 31 Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 32 Guardians of the Galaxy, 33 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 34 Godzilla (2014), 35 The Matrix Reloaded, 36 The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 37 X-Men: Days of Future Past, 38 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 39 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 40 Skyfall, 41 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 42 Spider-Man 2, 43 Fast Five, 44 The Hangover Part II, 45 Thor: The Dark World, 46 X2: X-Men United, 47 X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 48 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 49 The Passion of the Christ, 50 Despicable Me 2

This list is basically just Superheroes, Fantasy, Sci Fi, Monsters and Robots.

K why did I do that? Oh yeah, make an Iron Fist movie. And Scott Pilgrim is totally charming. READ THEM.

So, have a good one, keep up with the nerd lifestyle. Follow all the Twitters and the Facebooks and the everythings.

Nice catching up with everyone!

J.W. Coughlan