I’m not a big believer in the concept of resolutions, mostly because arbitrarily choosing a particular day to “be better” never seems to end well for me.  It always smacks of “tomorrow will be better,” or “this time, I know exactly what I’m doing” and , to be honest, I’ve never had a whole lot of success with either concept. Still, the changing of one year to the next is at least a somewhat meaningful milestone (much more so than the whole 12/12/12 thing or even the Mayan Apocalypse, anyway) so I can get behind the idea of pinning your hopes on the brand new day (albeit not THAT Brand New Day.)  It’s a good time to be a nerd, with comics in an up-cycle, the promise of more Star Wars, and the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and there’s a lot of great things to look forward to in terms of pop culture and awesome…

The MS-QOTNY (pronounced, apparently, “my squat-knee”) drinks a cup of something like kindness, except with more chocolate in it, asking:  What is your most fervent pop culture wish for 2013?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. January 2, 2013 at 11:29 am — Reply

    That the Superman Movie doesn’t suck.

  2. January 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    As with Perry, but also, a big Multi-Doctor story for the 50th anniversary running from Tom Baker to Matt Smith.

  3. Rob
    January 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm — Reply

    An end to nerd on nerd violence. Come on people can’t we just get along.

  4. ArcticPhoenix
    January 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm — Reply

    A New Doctor! Mwahaha

  5. January 2, 2013 at 5:48 pm — Reply

    A “The (number) Doctors” crossover for the anniversary year. Ideally I’d love to see Paul McGann and maybe see the Metacrisis Doctor (David Tennant’s Human hybrid Doctor) again. Although if we include the hybrid Doctor, we may as well include his daughter Jenny (who I want to see again) since she’s just the Doctor’s DNA scrambled up a bit.

    Similarly, I want to see the anniversary year dust off a few ideas from the classic series we haven’t seen in the revival yet, such as races, threats and possibly a few old characters popping in for a story.

    • GeorgeDubya
      January 2, 2013 at 7:24 pm — Reply

      I’m rooting for regular Ten and not Metacrisis Ten, because I don’t want Rose brought back as well. Also, every time someone comes back from the alternate universe, it weakens the Doctor’s argument about how impossible and dangerous it is.

      • January 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm — Reply

        I was hoping they could do it without Rose. Whatever causes the paradox that causes multiple Doctors to exist at one time could easily explain why he’s popped up without needing Rose in the story (and they could have fun with two David Tennants in the story).

  6. B.V.K.
    January 2, 2013 at 6:26 pm — Reply

    That my friends at work will quit trying to convince me how great Dr. Who is. I’ve watched it, and it is not. Also that said friends will accept the obvious superiority of the most awesome time traveling series BTTF. I will now get off my soap box of nerdiness.

    • GeorgeDubya
      January 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm — Reply

      You should also probably burn said soap box. . . Nah, just kidding. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

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