Sunday, 26 December 2010

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

A few weeks ago, I went to see The Voyage of the Dawn Treader with my family.
I've loved the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis since I was five or six, so I was excited about seeing the movie.

While the book was more of an exploration and search for the seven lords, the motion picture focused more on the Dark Isle, the island that turned your worst nightmares into reality. Caspian, Lucy, Edmond, Eustace, and the crew of the Dawn Treader were given a quest by Coriakin (A wizard charged by Aslan to rule the Duffers): To defeat the Green Mist and the Dark Isle, the protagonists were required to unite the swords of the seven lords on Aslan's Table. All the characters grew throughout the course of the movie, Eustace most of all.
 Even though the plot differed from the book, it was a very good movie and I can't wait for the next one, The Silver Chair, to be released.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Spinning Christmas Trees

In The Christmas Invasion, the first Doctor Who episode featuring David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, a Roboform Christmas Tree (sent by the Roboforms, a people traveling with the alien Sycorax) wreaked havoc on Earth during the invasion that took place on Christmas. This remote-controlled tree could spin at extremely high speeds and rip apart everything in its path.

The Roboform Christmas Tree

The Tenth Doctor Sonics the Roboform Christmas Tree

This year, my family's Christmas tree is mounted on a rotating base. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on the way you look at it), it does not spin fast enough to cut its way through a wall or hack a dining room chair into splinters.

The Christmas Tree