One fat geek's SUCCESSFUL attempt to regenerate into a not-so-fat geek by watching the entirety of Doctor Who while walking on a treadmill

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Fifty Years in Four Hundred and Ninety Four Days

Fifty Years in Four Hundred and Ninety Four Days

When I started this ridiculous project on February 20th of last year, I deliberately didn't calculate how long it would take. I guessed a little over a year, and it turns out to be more like a year and a half. Today, though, I hit a huge milestone. Today I watched the 50th Anniversary special, meaning that as of this morning I have watched a full fifty years of Doctor Who in four hundred and ninety four days. Wow. With only one Eleventh Doctor story left, I only have the Twelfth Doctor era left to go through. I just double-checked my count, and I must have missed something the last time I worked it out. I need to finish by Monday, August 6th because I have a work trip that begins on the 7th and I want to have a clean break. But I just counted it out,and if I miss no days and watch one episode per day I won't finish until August 8th. That means I have to double up on at least two days. It looks like Under the Lake / Before the Flood would be a good double fallin ...

Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold!

Mar 12 2018
Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold!

I ain't gonna lie: I teared up a bit at 7:37 am when I reached the closing credits of the final episode of the Classic Who era. In one way it feels like I have been doing this ridiculous project forever, and in another it seems like only yesterday that I stepped on the Time Treadmill and said hello to Susan, Ian, Barbara, and the Doctor for the first time. I still have about another four months to go before I complete the entire project, but to day was a huge milestone. As of this morning I can say with absolute certainty that I have watched every single episode of Doctor Who that has ever been broadcast (including the lost episodes, in the form of reconstructions). Along the way I have completely transformed my body and my health. That's no small thing.

As for this last story, well, it was a bit of a disappointment. So let's talk about that.

Warning: Dangerous Undercurrents

Mar 11 2018
Warning: Dangerous Undercurrents

Wow. Just... wow. I couldn't treadmill this morning because Reasons, and so I had to put it off until this evening. I just finished, and I am completely stunned by the ending to The Curse of Fenric. Honestly, I could never watch another episode of Doctor Who again and I would be perfectly satisfied with this as my last memory of the show. It was really that good.

So let's talk about that.

Let the Chains of Fenric Shatter

Mar 10 2018
Let the Chains of Fenric Shatter

Two weeks ago I added pushups to my workout routine, using an app called 100 Pushups. I had tried using it a couple years ago, but couldn't even do a regular pushup. I had to do modified pushups with my knees on the ground. It was pathetic and embarrassing, and I gave up (probably too quickly). Oddly enough, losing sixty pounds makes doing regular pushups quite a bit easier. Even so, on the first day of this new attempt I could barely do three. This morning I did thirty four. It remains to be seen if I will achieve the 100 pushups in six weeks promised by the program, but so far it is going well. As I told my wife this morning, give me four months and a Hollywood budget and I'll go all Chris Pratt on you.


From zero to hero only takes a few months, a few million dollars, a squadron of personal trainers and nutritionists, and no day job or other responsibilities...

Anyway, I also started watching the next-to-last Classic Who story this morning. It's a good'n. Let's talk about that.

Scratch the Victorian Veneer and Something Nasty'll Come Crawling Out

Mar 09 2018
Scratch the Victorian Veneer and Something Nasty'll Come Crawling Out

Today was a longer-than-usual day on the treadmill. The next story was a three-parter, but where last season had the two three-parters back-to-back so I could just watch them together in three days, this season goes 4-3-4-3. So I decided to watch today's story in its entirety, and I will do the same on Monday. That means today I went for 80 minutes, and walked nearly six miles. Oh, and then I did 28 pushups. So, a bit of a workout today.

As for for the story, it was a good one. So let's talk about that.

Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day

The BBC official Doctor Who twitter account sent out this amazing image today celebrating International Women's Day. They have done these in years past as well, but how cool is it to have Jodie Whittaker right there at the center if this year's photo? I also liked that they included the TARDIS in the photo, because she is definitely a woman as well. In other upcoming news, I saw today that Alan Cumming is going to be appearing in an episode of the new series as King James I. How cool is that?

In other news, I watched the rest of Battlefield this morning, but I don't have much to say about it. Let's get it done.

Any Advanced Form of Magic is Indistinguishable from Technology

Mar 07 2018
Any Advanced Form of Magic is Indistinguishable from Technology

Back in the mid-80's DC comics broke new ground in the comic book industry. launching several new limited-run event series with much more complex and mature themes than were previously common. Some of those titles, like Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, are still considered classics and landmarks of the art form. Prior to those two, the very first "maxi-series", was a twelve issue story by Mike Barr and Brian Bolland called Camelot 3000. I bought every issue of that thing as they came out and ate it up. The premise was an alien invasion all wrapped up in Arthurian legend, with all of the key characters reborn again a futuristic backdrop. These days the series is largely forgotten (probably deservedly so), but I thought of it again this morning as I watched the first half of Battlefield.

So let's talk about that.

Who: Ragnarok

Mar 06 2018
Who: Ragnarok

I spent more time running today on the treadmill, which was a nice improvement after yesterday. I think I spent about six minutes at a running pace, scattered throughout the 55 minute workout. I've got a ways to go there, but it's progress. I have myself alternating days on the pushups, I am working with the 100 pushups app and am making real progress there. Other than that, today I wrote a ton of code and that's about it.

But I did watch the end of the circus story, so let's talk about that.

Shut Up and Eat Your Popcorn

Mar 05 2018
Shut Up and Eat Your Popcorn

Today was definitely a "plusses and minuses" kind of day. On the plus side, I did 22 pushups this morning. A week ago I could barely do three. On the minus side, I was still pretty wiped out from my workout the evening before, so my pace on the treadmill was pretty slow today. But that's ok. Hopefully tomorrow morning I will be more rested.

As for Doctor Who, I watched the first half of the last story of the Seventh Doctor's second season. So let's talk about that.

From Keys to Nemesis

Mar 04 2018
From Keys to Nemesis

Today for the first time on this ridiculous project, I actually spent 5 1/2 minutes at a jogging pace on the Time Treadmill. I have been hovering just below my crossover point for a couple months now and I decided it was time to just push myself right over that hump. For the very first time actually running, I think going over five minutes was pretty dang good. I'll keep chipping away at it.

I finished watching the twenty fifth anniversary story today, and noticed something I missed in the first part. Let's talk about that.

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Fifty Years in Four Hundred and Ninety Four Days
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Let the Chains of Fenric Shatter
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Scratch the Victorian Veneer and Something Nasty'll Come Crawling Out
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