Posts Tagged ‘doctor who’

TV Series Returning Threatening Relationships *With science!*

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

It was too calm a time for us boyfriends out there who weren’t fans of Glee and Gossip Girl. TV may still have been terrible, but we weren’t stuck listening to rich women moan and school kids sing covers of pop music while getting insulted by everyone around them.


In the next two weeks, they return.

I want to demonstrate an important lesson about what these shows does to your relationship.

Here is ‘Example A’.

See? Isn’t that sweet?

Lying in a hammock, cuddling up to each other, talking about life and how wonderful it can be.

Such a momentous, memorable occasion with very little distractions shouldn’t be bothered, right?

They’re both smiling, and the sun is shining, and everything seems to be going well for the couple.

Let’s move on two weeks from now, when TV shows that shall not be named return.

Very different.

Now for ‘Example B’:

Notice how the female is upset, obviously because Blair and Chuck are still not together, and how no one understands how powerful Chanel is in a woman’s life except her and the TV show.

You can also see the male’s reluctance to “get it” all.

Not only does he have to hold the popcorn for the female, but even with averted eyes can hear the dialogue, 20% of the show’s importance.

Can you see why I’m so concerned with what’s about to happen? In a matter of minutes, men will be reminded of why couples have fights in the first place: Wielding the remote.

No longer will men have quick access to Top Gear, UFC Fighting or Doctor Who because it’s “on”.

Soon you’ll be listening to cover versions of Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Bon Jovi.

I’m not saying this as a concerned male, to which I am, but as a scientist.

*Note: This science experiment was totally unbiased and all facts and stuff are like, totally not made up…and stuff*

Take a look at these pie charts (pie charts are scientisty).

Science Fact #1

As you can see from the results of a simple heart examination, you can see that a man has a 50% love for you, and 50% towards ‘Other Awesome Things’. That’s incredible statistics! ‘You’ are just as important as cars, explosions, video games and beer…put together.

Hearts don't lie.

Relationships will falter. Men will feel emotions again. And most importantly, we will lose the power of the remote.


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A good eggsample of fan appreciation

Friday, March 19th, 2010

My life is now complete.

With Easter coming up fast, the one thing on people’s minds is chocolate. Then it’s chocolate eggs. But for those who aren’t fans of consuming a chocolate egg the size of your head, other gifts like DVDs can be given out. But wait, what’s inside that DVD? An Easter egg!

Non-edible (though trying to would be worth seeing) but oh so delish are the secrets towed away on DVDs. This is a neat little way to give an extra clip or blooper to those who pay attention enough on a title’s DVD menu.

It could be finding a little icon that appears when you highligh it, or not touching a button for two minutes. Some are inventive, some are not.

Wait, click DinoCo, and get goodies.

Easter eggs started back in the days of Atari video games, specifically in the 1979 game Adventure. Warren Robinett was the programmer who slipped in his name in a secret room that was accessible via an invisible pixel that essentially was just as hard to figure out as the game would have been back in the day.

Since then, there have been a plethora of easter eggs hidden everywhere. Let’s be honest, finding a chocolate egg hidden behind the couch isn’t as satisfying as getting a two minute edit of all the swear words in Snatch.

I’ve collected some of the best Easter eggs hidden away on DVDs, for your eventual enjoyment.

The handy algorithm

Worth the waitFuturama
The alien code shown in a secret button turns out to be a message that can be solved by an algorithm. After translating it, you’ll see something like:
“This DVD includes a specially encoded easter egg which you are now meticulously translating from an alien language, because you have no life and are a compulsive nerdlinger. How sad. It’s especially sad if you don’t speak English, and you have to translate the alien language into English and then into your own tongue, and you come across a word like nerdlinger, which really isn’t a word at all, but still aptly describes someone who would actually translate such a word, twice…” (It goes on)

Timing is the key - Independence Day
You’ll need to play with the main menu, and keying in the ’7′, ’4′ and the Enter button that flashes on screen at the Data Console as quick as you can on the main menu will get you in the ship. Here you’ll get randomly played clips of the fake news service. The code relates to the dates in the movie, so trying 73 and 72 will give you the ability to browse these clips instead of the random occurence.

I <3 Lucas -dialogue

From one bad flick to another – Star Wars series
As much as the new ones hurt diehard fans, the Easter egg hunters who were clever enough to type in the numbers ’11′, ’3′ then ’8′ (a shoutout to George Lucas’ THX 1138 film), you’ll be rewarded with outtakes, gag reels, Yoda doing a bit of hip-hop and so on.

Play it right, SamMemento
If you haven’t seen Memento, then you won’t know about the movie’s editing style, playing events in reverse to reveal Guy Pearce’s character short-term memory. Well the Easter egg on this DVD sets it straight by playing the flick in proper chronological order.

Easter egg in an Easter egg - Doctor Who (10th) Series 3, Disc 4
‘Blink’ was a freaky episode that followed Sally and her friend’s brother Larry putting together 17 easter eggs hidden on random DVDs. Put together, they were actually a message made by The Doctor to send the TARDIS to 1969 to save the Doctor and Martha from being trapped. The easter egg on this DVD is the unedited version of these codes, and with the transcript printed from the internet, you can re-enact the scene in the same fashion as one would do at home wanting to act a little strange with the TV.

Taking It Literally - American Pie 2
Highlight and click the words ‘Bonus Materials’ on the second page of said section, and the actors throw eggs at the screen. Jerks…I was hoping to get something nice, but noooooo!


Hard to notice at first – Fight Club
FBI Warning at the start of the DVD is actually a message if you read it, by Tyler himself. He’ll rip into you a little for reading it, of course:
Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think everything you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned…….Tyler.

A little mean – Mallrats
Kevin Smith rips into you for seeking an Easter egg. Somehow I’m feeling kinda miserable for looking for these.

CreepiestThe Ring
You can watch the deadly tape the whole way through. Just don’t watch it at a time where someone will phone you. *Shudder*

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DVDs Released Today – March 3rd

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

New Release DVDs – Out March 3rd.

Saw_iv Saw IV: Extreme Edition
Fancy scaring yourself to death then try out the fourth, believe it or not, instalment in this now famous series. This film follows the Jigsaw Killer (Tobin Bell – Buried Alive / Sopranos) in his quest to show people the value of their own lives.
There’s actually very little I can say without revealing the ending of the previous movies so just be sure to check out the
Saw Boxset and get the first 3 movies for just £13.99!

101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition (2 Disc Set)
For those of you wanting a more gentle and relaxed time, how about the classic Walt Disney film 101 Dalmatians.
Re-released as a 25th Anniversary platinum edition, this tale follows the story of Pongo and Perdita as they try and rescue their 15 puppies from the evil Cruella de Vil and her henchmen Horace and Jasper… possibly the inspiration for the bungling fools in the Home Alone films!
Along the way they meet loads of helpful farm animal friends, and encounter all sorts of obstacles that they eventually overcome. Check out the trailer on YouTube.
How sweet.

Doctor_who_the_five_doctorsDoctor Who: The Five Doctors Special Edition (2 Disc Set)
Finally, Saw IV too gory? 101 Dalmatians too sickly sweet?
How about Dr Who – The Five Doctors?
Another 25 year special edition, this new package is full of extended scenes, previously unseen sequences, new visual effects and crammed with special features.
A must for older fans as well as new, the story shows five different incarnations of the Doctor being taken one by one to the Time Lords home planet Gallifrey where they encounter most of their old assistants and deadliest foes.
Thanks to YouTube, here’s the
trailer! It will have you cushion in hand behind the sofa for sure… just like the old days!

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