Archive for the ‘BBC’ Category

The Eleventh Doctor

January 4, 2009

The BBC announced the new Doctor Who.

I really liked David Tennant’s Doctor (#10). It will be interesting to see what the 26 year old Matt Smith brings to the role.

The Official Doctor Who List:
1. William Hartnell (1963-1966)
2. Patrick Troughton (1966-1969)
3. Jon Pertwee (1970-1974)
4. Tom Baker (1974-1981)
5. Peter Davison – pictured (1982-1984)
6. Colin Baker (1984-1986)
7. Sylvester McCoy (1987-1996)
8. Paul McGann (1996)
9. Christopher Eccleston (2005)
10. David Tennant (2005-2010)
11. Matt Smith (2010 – ?)

Tom Baker is probably the best known in the US, with his 4 meter scarf and robot dog, K-9. He had the longest run as the Doctor, seven seasons.

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Let’s not forget what’s going on at the UN

May 23, 2007

The BBC reports on what UN so called “Peacekeepers” are doing:

Pakistani UN peacekeeping troops have traded in gold and sold weapons to Congolese militia groups they were meant to disarm, the BBC has learnt.

These militia groups were guilty of some of the worst human rights abuses during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s long civil war.

The trading went on in 2005. A UN investigative team sent to gather evidence was obstructed and threatened.

The team’s report was buried by the UN itself to “avoid political fallout”.

Fred Thompson sums up a serious problem at Turtle Bay:
“When Fidel Castro and Kim Jong Il have as much say in U.N. matters as the entire populations of Poland and New Zealand, you’re going to have problems.”