BBC – Science & Nature Programmes – Hawking   

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Hawking stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the young Stephen Hawking who, as a bright and ambitious 21-year-old PhD student at Cambridge University, is diagnosed with the debilitating motor neurone disease and given two years to live. Against the odds, he goes on to achieve scientific success and worldwide acclaim, in particular with his best-selling book A Brief History Of Time.

Note: We saw this on Father’s Day (at my dad’s request) and it was a really good movie. Benedict Cumberbatch does a great job of portraying Stephen Hawking who is one of the world’s most famous men of science. I think Hawking has some good things to say but as a man of faith I believe that God is responsible for creation, however I see there is some things about time and space that can be divinely created. I came away from this with a new respect for the contributions of Stephen Hawking.

BBC – Science & Nature Programmes – Hawking   

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Sherlock Weekend!

Tonight our PBS station WTCI will air the season 2 finale  “The Reichenbach Fall” and tomorrow season it’s the season 3 premiere “The Empty Hearse” It’s been too long. Welcome back Holmes and Watson.

Now all these gifs on Tumblr will finally make sense. I look forward to seeing what the fuss is all about.

Steven Moffat….Sherlock and Doctor Who

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Steven Moffat has a great grasp on how to produce and write for Sherlock…he gets it. It helps that there is a literary source code to draw from and it takes place in present day.

When it comes to running the show for Doctor Who it seems creatively he isn’t focused and has a problem with linking the past with the present or so it seems. I think if he referred to classic Who as the source code he would create some amazing stories.

I hope Peter Capaldi can help him creatively and help re-focus the show for the future. 

Star Trek: Into Darkness – A Really Great Ride

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Well my friends, JJ Abrams does it again. I thought Star Trek: Into Darkness was a thrill ride that had a lot of nods to The Wrath of Khan, but  with his normal twist on the original. The whole crew was back and brought some great performances. Action, sadness, madness and love drove this second movie in the reboot. Friends. Benedict Cumberbatch was an awesome villain. Kirk and Spock’s relationship grew in this movie and there was a great message of courage and self sacrifice that everyone could grow from. I am glad we finally got to see the movie, Now we will have to see what’s next. Mr. Abrams has cemented himself as the new king of science fiction. He has another big movie coming up in a year or so.

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Elementary – Is an American take on the Sherlock Holmes story. Johnny Lee Miller stars as Sherlock Holmes and former Charlie’s Angel Lucy Liu portrays Dr. Joan Watson. I am going to watch this show with an open mind. Sherlock fans are used to Bennedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman portray the consummate contemporary take on the Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle mysteries and I think there will be something they will like about this series.