Doctor Who 3rd Season….and 4th!

It’s official — the 3rd season of Doctor Who kicks off next Saturday.

The official website has a nifty flash-animated front page, which gives you a brief tour of several locations from the upcoming series, as well as a little surprise at the end. Check it out.

Plus, they’ve officially announced that the 4th season has been given the go-ahead, and that David Tennant will be staying in the role for the entire season, having been paid 1 million pounds. Woot!

Springtime, and my heart turns to Who Geekery.

Friday Music

Been so busy, I almost forgot to post this. Sorry, but this week is a short one (due to the previously-mentioned busyocity).

First up — a fun one, for my fellow children of the 70s, who sat enraptured while viewing Battle of the Planets on TV. A dance remix of the theme tune, with samples from the show: (Edit: No direct-click on this one — copy and paste the link, and it’ll work fine.) Cuban Boys – “Battle of the Planets (remix)”

Next, here’s a new group that’s being described as the Duran Duran of Norway — and listening to them, you can definitely tell that they’re drawing their inspirations from Simon Le Bon et al. New Violators – “Runaway.”

Another new group that is mining the synthpop past is the London-based Pleasure, whose second album, Pleasure II features this track, which I’ve been enjoying quite a lot: Pleasure – “Out of Love.”

Annika Trost is a German musician whose new album, Trust Me, features songs in German, English and French. I really like her sound — sounds like hip lounge-pop, like something that could be featured in the soundtrack to one of George Clooney’s “Oceans” movies. Trost – “In Diesem Raum.”

Lastly, I know that I posted this before, sometime way back there, but screw it — I love the mix of swelling strings, orchestral beats and spy guitar. Hooverphonic – “This Strange Effect.”

Back to work for me. Enjoy!