January 2, 2012

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
November 21 - 30, 2011

Last Update - January 2, 2011 at 2:24 AM EST

Publications from the end of November 2011 are in Junior's 'Reading And Viewing List' for November 21 through November 30, 2011.

Here are your film, television, music, Washington Capitals hockey, Formula One racing and WRC rally news links.

November 30, 2011

Shada - BBC Book Cover and Details
Posted at Doctor Who Online

...The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University - where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs - most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous...

November 29, 2011

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Blues 2, Capitals 1
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

...On Tuesday, the Caps closed the November portion of their schedule with a 2-1 home ice loss to the St. Louis Blues in the NHL head coaching debut of Dale Hunter. The setback gives the Caps consecutive home ice losses in regulation for the first time in a span of 19 games, since they dropped three in a row at home last February...

Kimi Raikkonen Q&A: I wouldn't be back if I lacked motivation
Posted at Formula1.com

It's official - Kimi Raikkonen will compete again in Formula One racing after the 2007 world champion signed a contract to race with Renault in 2012. In an interview with the team's press office, Raikkonen discusses why he's decided to return to the sport and his preparations for the season ahead...

Kimi: WRC stint was useful
Posted at WRC.com

Kimi Raikkonen, who will return to Formula One after signing a two-year agreement with Lotus Renault GP, has said the two seasons he spent in the World Rally Championship helped him as a driver...

Raikkonen to return with Renault in 2012
Posted at Formula1.com

After weeks of speculation Renault confirmed on Tuesday that Kimi Raikkonen will make a comeback to race for the team in 2012. Raikkonen, who left the sport at the end of 2009 to pursue a rallying career, has signed a two-year agreement with the team...

November 28, 2011

Bleeding Kansas
By Brian Lumley at Rumblings From The Man Cave

...A recent high school field trip to Topeka, Kansas to meet the Jayhawk state's governor has turned a small, seemingly private conversation between a high school girl and her friends into a veritable battle over our sacred cow: The First Amendement of the U.S. Constitution...

Two Coaches, Same End
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

...Bruce Boudreau was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Washington Capitals this morning, almost four years to the day since he was named head coach – November 22, 2007. And there is an eerie similarity between his departure and that of his predecessor, Glen Hanlon...

Caps Tab Hunter to Replace Boudreau
By Mike Vogel at Dump 'N Chase

Just over four years ago, the Washington Capitals turned to Bruce Boudreau 21 games into a season that had gotten off to a rocky 6-14-1 start. The Caps hired Boudreau from its AHL Hershey affiliate as the team’s interim head coach on Nov. 22, 2007 to replace Glen Hanlon.

Now, 22 games into the 2011-12 season, the Caps are replacing Boudreau behind the bench with former Caps captain Dale Hunter...

Loeb beats Rossi to Monza glory
Posted at WRC.com

...Loeb’s wife Severine partnered him in his Citroen DS3 WRC for the nine-stage event, based at the Italian Grand Prix venue near Milan from Friday until Sunday...

Latvala stars on French practice rally
Posted at WRC.com

Jari-Matti Latvala continued his strong end-of-season run of form when he drove his Ford Fiesta RS WRC to victory on Rallye du Var, the final round of the French Rally Championship last weekend...

November 27, 2011

People Roundup - The Doctors
Posted by Chuck Foster at Doctor Who News

Tom Baker appeared at the launch of Elisabeth Sladen’s autobiography which took place on Saturday at the Doctor Who Experience in London. Baker said that meeting Sladen changed the direction of his life as it made him so happy in the role of The Doctor that her realised he could play the character for the rest of his life and didn’t need to act any more. He spoke of how they adored each other and how he fondly remembered standing arm in arm with her inside the TARDIS, giggling while they waited for their cue...

November 26, 2011

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Sabres 5, Capitals 1
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

...With nine regulars missing from their lineup and nine rookies suiting up for the Sabres on Saturday, you’d have figured the Capitals might have an advantage in this one, maybe an advantage they could exploit with a fast start against a makeshift and inexperienced Sabres team.

You’d have figured wrong...

Good-bye Barrichello? The Brazilian's past, present and future
Posted at Formula1.com

It's 1993. Bill Clinton has been inaugurated as the 42nd President of the United States. Jurassic Park is the top-grossing film in cinemas. Apartheid is being gradually dismantled in South Africa. The very first internet search engines are being devised. And in Formula One, Williams are dominating with their innovative FW15, whilst young Brazilian hopeful Rubens Barrichello finds his feet at Jordan...

DOCTOR WHO series 7, due autumn 2012
By Dan Owen at Dan's Media Digest

As many people speculated, it looks like Doctor Who won't be back for its seventh series until next autumn. Steven Moffat said as much in the latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine, saying: "Doctor Who in the summer? All that running down tunnels, with torches, and the sunlight streaming through your windows and bleaching out the screen? All those barbecues and children playing outside, while on the telly there are green monsters seething in their CGI-enhanced lairs? It's just not right is it? Be honest...

November 25, 2011

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Rangers 6, Capitals 3
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

Sloppy Second – Washington played well in its own end in the first period of Friday afternoon’s game against the New York Rangers, allowing just five even-strength shots on goal and three while the Rangers held the man-advantage. None of them got past Caps goaltender Michal Neuvirth. The Caps attempted 19 shots on goal to New York’s 18 and the period ended with Washington and New York tied at 0-0...

One Weekend, Two Hollys and a Lister
Posted at Red Dwarf (Official Website)

When sci-fi conventions invite actors from most popular TV series, they'll expect to get the usual mixture of autograph sessions, Q&A panels and photo opportunities. But when they get someone from Red Dwarf, they usually get a lot more into the bargain...

People Roundup
Posted by Chuck Foster at Doctor Who News

...Bill Bailey is under strict instructions not to talk about his role in the Christmas Special: "I will be just about to tell you what happens and then a tranquilliser dart will thud and the phone will go dead. They’ll [the Beeb] be all over me like a rash if I divulge any of the secrets, but yes just to say I have a cameo in it and great fun it is too. It’s fulfilled a lifetime's ambition for me, being a Doctor Who fan." [East Anglian Daily Times, 19 Nov 2011]...

Review: The Lost Stories - [3.02] Hexagora - CD
By Matthew Davis at Doctor Who Online

...Hexagora is chockfull of quite frankly bonkers ideas and set pieces. Yet it has the most wonderful underlying story. However it has to be said that while there is a great deal to enjoy here, not everything about the play works...

Gibson Guitars Announce Photo Exhibition
By mdome at Classic Rock

...It’s called Gibson Through The Lens, and is located at The British Music experience in the O2.

Running until January 31, the exhibition has 60 vintage and rare photos of iconic guitarists with their Gibson or Epiphone models. And entry is free...

November 24, 2011

FIA Thursday press conference - Brazil
Posted at Formula1.com

Drivers - Rubens Barrichello (Williams), Jenson Button (McLaren), Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Daniel Ricciardo (HRT), Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) and Bruno Senna (Renault)...

Review: [154] The Witch From The Well - CD
By Matthew Davis at Doctor Who Online

...The Witch From the Well, the second in the new trilogy of Eighth Doctor adventures, is a rather fun story, filled with great concepts and characters. As you may have guessed from the title, there is no shortage of witch related moments, most significantly in the sequences set in the Seventeenth Century...

November 23, 2011

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Capitals 4, Jets 3, OT
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

Northbound – Monday’s 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes was needed to stem the bleeding for a sagging Capitals team that was 3-7-1 in its previous 11 games and 1-5-1 in its prior seven. But that victory might have rung hollow had the Caps not come back with another strong effort in their next game, Wednesday’s home ice tilt with the Winnipeg Jets...

48th Anniversary of Doctor Who
By Marcus at Doctor Who News

Today marks the 48th Anniversary since the first broadcast of Doctor Who on 23rd November 1963...

...The programme is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running science fiction television show in the world, and as the "most successful" science fiction series of all time, in terms of its overall broadcast ratings, DVD and book sales, iTunes traffic, and downloads...

The first appearance of The Doctor

Review: The Lost Stories - [3.01] The Elite - CD
By Matthew Davis at Doctor Who Online

...The Elite is very good indeed. A gripping and intriguing narrative, coupled with exciting all out action, particularly near the story’s conclusion. Everything about this release feels like authentic Peter Davison era Who from the characterization, to the suitably Peter Howell-esque musical score...

GB domination a new WRC record for Ford
Posted at WRC.com

Citroen might have ended the 2011 World Rally Championship season with both the drivers' and manufacturers' titles but Ford rounded out the year by setting a new record when eight of its Fiesta RS WRCs finished inside the top 10...

Dmitry Orlov interview
Posted by tj at Alex Ovetjkin

Dmitry Orlov talked to sports.ru after his first NHL game...

Ogier to Volkswagen
Posted at WRC.com

Sebastien Ogier will be a Volkswagen driver when the German manufacturer makes its World Rally Championship debut in 2013...

Robert Kubica to miss start of 2012 season
Posted at Formula1.com

Robert Kubica has informed Renault that he can't commit to driving for the team from the start of the 2012 as he hasn't yet recovered sufficiently from the injuries he sustained in his February rally accident. Kubica severely injured his right hand during the crash and has missed the whole of the 2011 season...

November 22, 2011

More guests added to Diffcon one
By Martyn at Bad Wilf
Some new names have been added to the guest list of Diffcon. These include:

● Kai Owen
● Andrew Hayden-Smith
● Brian Blessed...

Christopher Eccleston wins an Emmy
By Martyn at Bad Wilf

Christopher Eccleston has won an international Emmy, for his role in Jimmy McGovern’s Accused. The show also won best drama series...

Colin Firth On 'Oldboy' Villain: 'I'm Thinking About It'
Posted by Kevin P. Sullivan at MTV's Splash Page

The last we heard, Colin Firth had been approached to play Adrian, the villain in Spike Lee's upcoming "Oldboy" adaptation.

When MTV News sat down with the Academy Award-winning actor for his new film, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", Firth remained more or less mum about potentially taking part in the revenge thriller...

New 'Amazing Spider-Man' Photos Reveal Rhys Ifans' Lizard Hand
By Rachel Molino at MTV's Splash Page

Recent “Amazing Spider-Man” reshoots have yielded a surprising crop of new stills from the Manhattan-based movie, and they may be some of the most revealing yet...

Pass Masters - overtaking in 2011 analysed
Posted at Formula1.com

Following the arrival of DRS and Pirelli tyres, overtaking has been a frequent topic of discussion this season. With nearly 1500 passes over the last 18 races, the level of overtaking has certainly climbed, but the debate about the merits of the rule changes continues. As we approach the season finale in Brazil this weekend, Mercedes have compiled some facts and figures to help you make an assessment...

Latvala: consistency is key to WRC glory
Posted at WRC.com

Jari-Matti Latvala has told Wrc.com that he needs to be more consistent in order to challenge for next year's World Rally Championship crown.

The 26-year-old from Finland is being tipped as a genuine title contender in 2012 following several standout performances this season...

November 21, 2011

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Capitals 4, Coyotes 3
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

That’s More Like It – Heading into Monday’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes, the Washington Capitals found themselves in very unfamiliar territory. They occupied ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings, one spot south of the final playoff spot and a mere two points out of 13th place in the conference...

'Avengers' And 'Thor' Villain Tom Hiddleston On His 'Amazing' Year
Posted by Josh Wigler at MTV's Splash Page

Tom Hiddleston is having an awesome year. He stunned the comic book and movie communities as Loki in "Thor", and he'll once again play the Asgardian mischief-maker in next summer's "Avengers". Looking past his impact on the comics scene, Hiddleston also had a memorable turn in Woody Allen's critically acclaimed "Midnight in Paris", has a big role coming up in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse", among other triumphs...

New Photos From The Dark Knight Rises!
Posted at Super Hero Hype

...In the article, Nolan reveals that the story picks up eight years after The Dark Knight. "It's really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne's story. We left him in a very precarious place. Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after 'The Dark Knight'. So he's an older Bruce Wayne; he's not in a great state. With Bane, we're looking to give Batman a challenge he hasn't had before. With our choice of villain and with our choice of story we're testing Batman both physically as well as mentally."...

Smith, Gillan & Darvill Live Q&A
Posted at Doctor Who TV

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill are taking take part in a Q&A session hosted by Doctor Who fan Jo Whiley. The event will be streaming live on Youtube from 4pm. Fans can ask questions through the comments on the right hand side of the video page.

UPDATE: If you missed it live, click the video below for the whole session.

Smith on BBC Breakfast (Nov 2011)
Posted at Doctor Who TV

Matt Smith was interviewed on BBC Breakfast today to promote the Series 6 box set. At the start, Matt confirms the filming date on Series 7 and mentions the 50th anniversary: “We shoot another 14 starting in February…It’ll be a whole series and a Christmas special. And going into the 50th anniversary, a 50th anniversary special.”

Hirvonen hopes Kimi stays in WRC
Posted at WRC.com

World Rally Championship runner-up Mikko Hirvonen wants Kimi Raikkonen to continue in the WRC in 2012 rather than returning to Formula One...

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