Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement...

Earlier this month Disney premiered a Christmas Special for it's current Mickey Mouse TV series... and when you get right down to it... I didn't think it would have the plot it did...




CHRISTMAS BELLS AND WHISTLES
  •  Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special premiered December 9, 2016
  • The basic plot, Donald declares he's going to stay up north to experience Christmas
  • We, the viewers, are told by Ludwig Von Drake that Donald will die if he doesn't get to an a warmer climante
  • We SEE Donald's physical condition deteriorate throughout the episode, particularly over a 'holiday theme montage' of him participating in Christmas activities
  • This was all done as a moral of 'You can experience Christmas anywhere', which makes every Duck character (Daisy, Scrooge, Huey, Dewey & Louie and others) look like total idiots
  • That animates is fine and I did laugh at the jokes, just didn't think Disney would create something like this for the Holiday Season

Doctor Who: The Web Planet Part 1

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Today on Tales from the TARDIS, I am starting my look at the six-part story 'The Web Planet'... and surprisingly, there isn't much to talk about the story itself beyond a few key elements..



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TIME AND RELATIVE DIMENSIONS
  • The episode shares the same name as the story... I love it when that happens
  • Broadcasted February 13, 1965, 13.5 Million Viewers (up 1.5 from previous week)
  • We learn some details about Vicki in regards to how advance her schooling is from when she's from, which makes her stand out when you compare her to the endless string of contemporary companions we've seen in the NuWho era
  • Got to give credit in the creative team using the present Nero gave Barbara to help determine which arm she is 'pulled' from the TARDIS from
  • Because I didn't want to talk about the aliens just yet, I will say that I am aware of the legend of this story of it visually not living up to the ideas presented in the plot
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