It seems that lately I’ve been using my blog to make all sorts of confessions about myself. It’s time for me to make another one ….. I’m a science fiction nerd. Not in that Star Wars or Star Trek kinda way. My nerd-dom takes it a step further.
If you spend any time following me on Pinterest, you’ll see my obsession with Doctor Who, Torchwood and the series of books surrounding the planet called Dune. This post has found me smack in the middle of my sci-fi nerdy obsessive world.
The book I’m currently reading is called Sisterhood of Dune. It’s the latest in the 20 book series of books originally written by Frank Herbert (he has since passed and his son has taken over). I’ve read eight of the books so far. If you’re into this type of fiction, you’ll love this series of books. The storyline pulls you in and each book is like another slice of history.
It’s hard to watch the movie Dune with me. I’m not talking about that crappy one with the guy from Sex and The City and Sting. I mean the 3-part SciFi Channel min-series version. I know so much about the whole thing that if you ask me a question, be prepared for a 30 minute dissertation about the character’s family history and what parts of the storyline they skipped.
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My biggest score of all is when I got my son Jake interested in Doctor Who. I think it was the part when I said, “He battles aliens on other planets and travels to different worlds in a spaceship.” That got his attention and it turned into, “Yes, mom, tell me more about this Doctor … “
Tomorrow is the big 50th Anniversary 2-hour Doctor Who special. We’ve been waiting for this show since the last season ended in May. The DVR is set and we’re both looking forward to seeing what happens to the Doctor, how they’ll spin the story and what adventures await the new Doctor.
But the coolest thing is that this will be something I can share with Jake and hopefully, he’ll carry on his mother’s love for being an inner nerd. So if you’ll be watching the show with us, enjoy some of my favorite Doctor Who pins: