Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 31-1-2017

Well, if you haven’t heard, by now?

You will soon.

Actor, Peter Capaldi has announced he is to stand down from the role of Doctor Who: at the end of the 2017 Christmas special.


As sad as I may feel about it — Capaldi’s done fantastically well in the role — I can’t say that I’m surprised.

After all, it wasn’t that long ago that Chris Chibnall was announced as Stephen Moffat’s replacement.

Again, at about the same sort of time.

The trailer for series ten?

Also suggested it: at least to me.   After all, it focuses on a new companion having tons of questions and facing a whole new world of adventure.

And … ?

Well, frankly, none of the modern doctors have stayed in the role for more than about three years.

Sad, yes.

Surprising, no.


Which, of course, leads one to ask … 

Who on Earth will be the next Doctor.

Personally?   I would love to see someone black in the role.   Or a woman, come to think of it.

I think Patterson Joseph would be good.

So would David Bowie, having played aliens: but given his death, last year … 

Tilda Swinton would be IDEAL: and, having played the title role in Orlando, could easily handle a gender hopping Timelord.

It won’t be, though.

The BBC will play it safe.

Put you money on someone white, male … 

And about the six foot mark.


Let’s move on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* and Trevor† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 31st January, 1862, saw astronomer Alvan Clark discover Sirius B.   Sirius B is a what: a red dwarf, a white giant or a white dwarf?
Q2) North Vietnam introduced its currency: on 31st January, 1946.   What IS that currency?
Q3) Britain’s most prolific serial killer was given a life sentence: on 31st January, 2000.   Who was he?
Q4) Tokugawa Ieyasu was born on 31st January, 1543.   He was the first holder of Japanese political office?
Q5) Finally … The Van Allen Belt was first detected: on 31st January, 1958.   The belt is what: a magnetic field, radiation belt or upper atmosphere?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The Hallé Orchestra played its first concert: on 30th January, 1858.   The Orchestra is based in which English city?
Q2) Thirteen people were killed on 30th January, 1972: in protests in Derry/Londonderry.   The day is better remembered as Bloody … what?
A2) Sunday.
Q3) The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary was established: on 30th January, 1975.   The Sanctuary is on the wreck of what: the RMS Titanic, the USS Monitor or the HMS Lizard?
A3) The USS Monitor.
Q4) Which nation launched the Naro 1 carrier rocket: on 30th January, 2013?
A4) South Korea.
Q5) Finally … 30th January, 2003, saw Belgium legalize what: same-sex marriage, chocolate sprinkles or gun-ownership?
Here’s a thought …
“Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don’t have the time.”
Talluleh Bankhead, January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968.
And a tune … 

Have a good day.

And, if you find out the odds on Tilda Swinton becoming the Doctor … ?

Let me know … 

*        Oh, I think he understands it, Debbi.   Just possibly not the technology parts of it!

†        Funny old thing, Trevor: I think the congress was going to offer George Washington the US monarchy: but he turn it down.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

We shall see about the Doctor!

I'll miss Capaldi.

1. a white dwarf
2. the đồng
3. Harold Shipman
4. shogun
5. radiation belt

And here's one for Trevor! "God Save the Queen"! :)