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Editor's Special NOTE ( We are available onLive Journal and FACEBook!!!!! )

* Welcome to the twenty fourth edition of HC_CultureShock!*

I want to explain that this LJ/FACEBOOK is a community EZine where our continuing comments

make the bestreading material on where to go, what to do, and whom to see in our pop iconic

modern world. I callthis age of the upcoming hipsters "Generation Green". We have all seen the

overwhelming effects of tryingto save our global connectivity. Going "Green" mayultimately cost

us more than we can know today.

This is a smaller issue this month due to the great topics to discuss including the finale of season

six for Dr. Who, Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011, andthe pilot of TerraNova.

Well now the rest of the show. My friends and I will be helping everyone experience the best

things that we enjoy across our world from our individual experiences. We are Generation Green!!!


** Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011 ** ( Event Review )

by Jason Bullock

Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) is a three-day Japanese Animation and comics convention held

annually in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1995, AWA has become one of the most popular Japanese

Animation conventions in the United States.

AWA has a wide variety of events including video room showings of Japanese cartoons from new

releases and titles going back to the 1960's, a dealer's room with retailers who sell Japanese animation

and manga related merchandise such as toys, videos, audio CDs and artwork, workshops, panel

discussions on various topics including the current trends in Japan and how they will affect the

United States, a costume contest where attendees dress up as their favorite anime or manga

character, and scores of guests who have worked or currently are working in the industry.

There were a plethora of guests at this year's show. Hereis a listing of the featured guests and

their bios.

Naoko Matsui

Naoko Matsui is a Japanese voice actress (seiyuu). She has a 30 year career as a voice actress with

her most notable for the roles of Uru Chie in High School! Kimengumi, Rem Ayanok?ji in Dream Hunter

Rem, Katsumi Liqueur in Silent Mobius, Chiyoko Wato in Mitsume ga Tooru, Run Run in Mahoujin Guru

Guru, Roux Louka in Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Dorothy Catalonia in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Azusa

Shiratori in Ranma ½, Miyako Toudaji in Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne and Sonoko Suzuki in Case Closed.

She is also a voice acting instructor.

Yoshitoshi Abe

Born in August 3, 1971, Yoshitoshi Abe is an illustrator, manga artist, and creator known for his

involvement in such works as serial experiments lain (original character design) , Haibane Renmei

(original character design, original story, scriptwriting), NieA_7 (original character design, manga

illustraton), TEXHNOLYZE (original character design), and others. After graduating from the

Nihonga (Japanese painting) Masters course at Tokyo University of the Arts, Mr. ABe went on

to receive the runner-up prize in the Afternoon Four Seasons manga award competition, and

has since worked in various aspects of the Japanese animation and manga industry. His latest

works include the manga Ryushika Ryushika as well as the illustrated story Despera.

Todd Haberkorn

American actor, director, producer and writer Todd Haberkorn will be a guest at Anime

Weekend Atlanta. A self-proclaimed anime fan, he has played lead and supporting roles in

a number of programs and also produces a weekly podcast with Leah Clark called Popcast

Weekly. Haberkorn received his BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University and works

professionally primarily in Texas and surrounding states as an actor, director, producer,

and writer. As far as shows go, you can catch Todd's voice as lead roles in Sgt. Frog as

Keroro, Suzuka as Yamato, Ghost Hunt as Naru, Claymore as Raki, Holic as Wataknuki, D.

Gray Man as Allen Walker, Sands of Destruction as Kyrie, and Soul Eater as Death the Kid.

Among his supporting roles are Itsuki in Shuffle, Ichimoruken in Hell Girl, Firo in Baccano!,

Kono in Darker Than Black, Hikaru in Ouran High School Host Club and Khoza in One Piece.

When not doing voice work, Todd is a producer with his company, Out of the Office

Productions. Todd Haberkorn is currently a proud member of the anime community and

continues to be its humble servant by way of English dubbing. Todd is represented by

The Horne Agency.

VIc Mignogna

Vic Mignogna has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started

his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has

been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as

Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa

Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji in Saiyuki,

Ikkaku in Bleach, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Luciano in Code

Geass, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross and many more. Currently Vic is playing

Zero in Vampire Knight, and Yoshimori in Adult Swim's Kekkaishi. He is also back in the role of

Edward for Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, playing Death Scythe in Soul Eater, as well as

Naruto, Bleach and several others. Vic has also voiced roles in a large number of video games

including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Persona III, Sonic Colours, Project Sylpheed, DBZ, Bleach, FMA

and more. But even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer /

singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of songs for TV, radio and CD. He

sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBGT, and has produced several CDs of his own

original music, all available on iTunes. And finally, in addition to anime and music, Vic has a

degree in film and is deeply involved in the popular web Star Trek web series like “Star Trek

Phase II” and “Starship Farragut” as an actor and director. Vic works regularly writing,

producing and directing video and film productions of all kinds.

Brina Palencia is an actress

working in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. She has voiced numerous characters for anime

and video games. Some of her anime highlights include: Natsuki in Summer Wars, Chibitalia in

Hetalia, Ciel Pahntomhive in Black Butler, Holo in Spice and Wolf, Yumi Azusa in Soul Eater,

Sora in Oh Edo Rocket, Rei Ayanami in Evangelion 1.0 and 2.0, Juliet in Romeo x Juliet,

Miharu in Nabari No Ou, Tony Tony Chopper in One Piece, Tamama in Sgt. Frog, Ennis in

Baccano, Mikoto in School Rumble, Georgie in Shin Chan, Eve in Black Cat, Moro and

Zashikiwarashi in xxxHolic. In the land of gaming she can be heard as Mad Moxxi in

Borderlands, Gerda and Paper Lad in Comic Jumper, Moogle/Dungeon Hero X in Final

Fantasy Fables, the main player in Mushroom Men and The Maw, and various characters

in Duke Nukem, Guitar Hero III and IV, Stunt Driver 2, Ghostbusters: The Video Game,

Donkey Kong Country Returns, and Street Fighter 4. She has also served as the ADR

Director for Moon Phase (eps 21-26), School Rumble, Black Blood Brothers, and xxxHOLiC

(the movie and eps 1-8), Assistant ADR Director for Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, D

Gray Man, The Tower of Druaga, and Dragon Ball Kai, and Music Director for Sasami:

Magical Girls Club, Negima!?, My Bride is a Mermaid, Rosario + Vampire, and Dragon

Ball Kai.On camera you can see her as the co-host for GameStop TV alongside fellow

voice actor, Chris Burnett, as well as in the new hit horror webseries, Throwing Stones,

as Finley Jaymes ( She has also had guest spots

on the national television series The Good Guys, and Chase and has recently been cast

in the upcoming horror feature Archaic Redemption as Chasity.

Amy Howard Wilson and David G. Wilson, III

Detroit native AMY HOWARD WILSON had the honor of being cast as voice talent for the

classic 1970s anime series STAR BLAZERS, as the voice of Nova (Mori Yuki) in Season 1 -

The Quest For Iscandar and Season 2 - The Comet Empire. In 1997, after many years of

thinking about Star Blazers only as a fond memory, she was delighted to learn that there

are fans around the world who still honor its memory. Since 2002, she's been recording

and producing audio books for an Australian author and good friend, Wendy Laing, and

has formed a family friendly, full service audio production company called Studio V.O.I.C..E.,

and coined a new title CVO (Chief Vocal Officer!), and recently entered a new joint venture

with Writers Exchange E-Publishers -

Robert and Emily DeJesus

They are no strangers to the anime and manga community. An Indiana born, self-taught

artist, Robert got his first art career break when he sent an 8-page story to comic publisher

Antarctic Press in February of 1990. He has drawn manga inspired art for well over 18

years and has been published nearly all over the world for companies like Playstation Magazine,

Marvel, Hasbro, and most recently with Harper Collins Publishing, just to name a few. Emily

met Robert at an convention and they haven't been apart since that day. Emily helps write

the web comic "How to Loathe Drawing in the Manga Style" and has just finished writing her

first children's book. Together as Studio Capsule they're involved in creating a line of low print

run doujinshis, portfolios, anim ated shorts, and other projects of every kind. Find out every-

thing that's new with either Studio Capsule or Robert and Emily DeJesus at or view more current information on live journal under user banzchan.

Doug Smith

Doug Smith is an accomplished freelance artist and voice actor who has performed many roles

for ADV and FUNimation, including the lead, Kintaro Oe, in "Goldenboy". One of his lesser known

but more powerful roles that of Squeebo, the poor blind orphan in the OVA series "Splendid

Eyeball Gremulak", which, unfortunately for fans everywhere, doesn't actually exist.

Tim Eldred

Tim Eldred has been drawing storyboards for TV cartoons professionally since 1992. His latest

contributions can be found on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest

Heroes, and upcoming episodes of Young Justice and Ultimate Spider-Man. He's also a comic

book guy, having created the graphic novel Grease Monkey (

and webcomics for the ever-popular Star Blazers (! In his spare time,

he...has no spare time. He'll be running all sorts of cool panels this year on Space Battleship

Yamato, Armored Trooper Votoms, and plenty else.

Carl Gustav Horn

Carl Gustav Horn has written professionally on anime since 1993 and has been a manga

editor since 1997, beginning with Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's Neon Genesis Evangelion, the first

English-language manga to be published in unflopped format. A former assistant editor at

Animerica magazine and manga editor of PULP at Viz Media, he is the co-author with Patrick

Macias, Yuji Oniki, and Mason Jones of JapanEdge, and has provided commentary on the

field to American and Japanese sources including Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times,

WIRED, National Public Radio, the Pacific Film Archive, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, AERA,

Studio Voice, and Comic Morning. Mr. Horn has worked on the U.S. anime releases of

Patlabor 2, Gunbuster, Gunbuster 2, Jin-Roh, and Royal Space Force; the ani-manga of

Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Steamboy and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence; the novel

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence—After the Long Goodbye; and the manga releases of

Banana Fish, Golgo 13, Flowers & Bees, Excel Saga, and Eagle: The Making of an Asian-

American President. He is currently an editor at Dark Horse Comics, where his titles

include the CLAMP omnibus program (Clover, Chobits, Cardcaptor Sakura, Magic Knight

Rayearth, Angelic Layer and Tokyo Babylon), Oh My Goddess!, Neon Genesis Evangelion:

The Shinji Ikari Raising Project, and The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service.

Neil Nadelman

Neil Nadelman Host of AWA's popular "Totally Lame Anime" event, NEIL NADELMAN's day

job is that of production translator for anime titles as diverse as CODE GEASS, KARE KANO,








STEVE YUN - WebmasterWhile still a young college student and part-time hacker in 1998,

Steve got his first job at an anime company as a digital animator. It was a dream come true

for any fan who grew up on Robotech and Macross to be working somewhere in the anime

industry. After slaving away through 80 hour work weeks and one really bad 100 hour work

week where he started hallucinating from being awake too long, Steve called it quits and

went back to Riverside where he got his B.A. in CreativeWriting. Stay in school, kids!Fresh

out of college and eager to work in the anime industry again, Steve joined Harmony Gold to

build the website, and has since co-produced and associate-produced several

other projects as well, including the Macross restoration, the Robotech:Battlecry video game,

the Robotech: Invasion video game, Robotech Remastered and Robotech: The Shadow

Chronicles. Steve has also been featured in an anime documentary called Geeks, which he

has still not had a chance to see.Since its launch, has constantly been one

of the busiest anime-related destinations on the internet, being the subject of a Slashdot

article, a Conan O'Brien feature and mentioned on countless anime websites. You can email

Steve at to send him Robotech-related fan mail, complaints, constructive

criticism and suggestions.


Moon Stream is the new musical unit combining the forces of Japanese visual style rock with

the sounds of the New York underground. Created in early 2011, Moon Stream is fronted by

Satsuki (vocals) and Tomo (guitar), two veterans of the early visual kei explosion in Japan

who are now active on opposite ends of the globe.

The inception of Moon Stream drives Satsuki's outreach to the world outside Japan, the joint

effort with Tomo to shake up the rock scene with the ultimate collaboration of Japanese

aesthetics with American flavor. Displaying their visual and musical talents from signature

rock sounds, ambient compositions, to dance rock music, the band's recent US debut launched

Moon Stream into the sky.

MEMBER INFOAs ex-vocalist of popular visual kei rock band RENTRER EN SOI (Free-Will Records),

Satsuki launched his solo career on Feb 14, 2009 in order to pierce his own musical aesthetics

and create a new world of music. In addition to regularly headlining visual kei concert events in

Japan, Satsuki has also performed in theater and film and is steadily expanding his range of

activities to include involvement in video games such as Amnesia (Otomate). Having performed

in America for events since 2009 as part of his solo career, Satsuki is always drawn to creating

new musical experiences.

Tomo Asaha began his musical career at the top of the visual kei music scene in Osaka, Japan,

playing guitar for bands such as Voyage and NIL. After joining Unknown Frequency, an

electronic rock band signed to GIZA Music, Tomo also began playing with artists such as Rina

Aiuchi (GIZA), Zoey (Nippon Columbia) and Chocolate syrup. Unknown Frequency soon became

what is now echostream, Tomo's current band based in New York. Tomo's musical career

expands beyond echostream to the new phenomenon project Alias, TV appearances with

pop singer Shahidah Omar, and to the massive visual kei artist collaboration high-ball, created

by ex-12012 guitarist Yusuke Suga.

Support members: Ena (bass), U-YA (drums)

AWA will be held September 28th - 30th, 2012, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and

Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

(Rating overall 3 out of 5 )


** Terra NOva ** ( Television Series )

By Elliott Mathis

Terra Nova is an American science fiction drama television series that began to air on Fox on

Monday nights. It premiered on September 26, 2011 with a two-hour episode.The show begins

in the year 2149, a time when all life on planet Earth is threatened with extinction due to

dwindling worldwide air quality and overpopulation. It has become virtually impossible for

humanity to survive, and almost no vegetation exists. At Hope Plaza, a massive ring shaped

structure in Chicago, scientists discover a rift in space-time that allows people to travel 85

million years back in time to the late Cretaceous period of a prehistoric Earth, but in an

alternate timeline (thus avoiding paradoxes caused by reverse-flow time travel), offering a

chance to save humanity. The Shannon family (father Jim, his wife Elisabeth, and their three

children Josh, Maddy, and Zoe) join the tenth pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, becoming

part of the first human colony on the other side of the temporal doorway.The Shannon Family

starts a new life in Terra Nova while having to deal with carnivorous dinosaurs and the Sixers

(a splinter faction that has been opposed to Terra Nova ever since arriving in prehistoric times

during the sixth pilgrimage).

There have been three episodes to the date of this review and overall it seems like a promising series.

Genesis Part 1...In 2149, policeman Jim Shannon is sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting

another officer after Jim and his wife, Elisabeth, were discovered to have a third child in a society

where families are restricted to two children. Two years into his sentence, Elisabeth, a doctor, is

recruited to travel 85 million years back in time with the Tenth Pilgrimage to Terra Nova, a prehistoric

colony that is attempting to reinvent the past for a better future, albeit with the necessity to co-

exist with dinosaurs. With only the two eldest children, teenagers Josh and Maddy, allowed to go

with her, Elisabeth helps Jim escape prison so that he and their five-year-old daughter, Zoe, can

accompany the family back in time. Once in Terra Nova, Jim meets Commander Nathaniel Taylor,

who displeased by Jim's arrival, assigns him to the agriculture group. Meanwhile Josh meets a group

of rebellious teenagers, including a girl named Skye, while Elizabeth starts treating patients.

Genesis Part 2...The enemy group called the Sixers is introduced. The Sixers were among the earlier

colonists, but for reasons unknown, they oppose Terra Nova's existence, and broke away to

establish a rival colony. When a captured Sixer escapes and attempts to assassinate Commander

Taylor, Jim subdues the assailant, resulting in Taylor reassigning Jim to his security team. Josh is

persuaded by Skye and her friends to sneak away with them from the Terra Nova compound into

the forest. At a waterfall, Skye shows Josh what looks like some type of mathematical equations

carved into the rocks. As night falls, they prepare to return to the compound, only to discover

that their vehicle's power cells have been stolen by Sixers. When a pack of Slashers (a name given

to the fictional Acceraptors) attacks, they have to be rescued by the Terra Nova security team.

Instinct...Jim and Taylor must protect the colony before it is overtaken by migrating Pterosaurs.

Jim discovers that Elisabeth's former college flame, Dr. Malcolm Wallace, now in Terra Nova, may

have recruited her. Josh is unable to get money for a guitar he wants and is reminded of his

girlfriend and bandmates he left behind. Maddy suspects that Reynolds may be interested in her

asks Jim for advice.

( Rating 3 out of 5 )


** Various Book reviews ** ( reviewed by Mary Young )

“Twilight’s Dawn” by Anne Bishop

Anne Bishop is by far my favorite author. I was so excited when I found out she was writing

another book about the SaDiablo family, and I was not disappointed. My only regret is that

there weren’t more stories to read and enjoy. If you have never picked up any of her books,

I highly recommend the Dark Jewels Trilogy and its companion books.

"Star of Fear, Star of Hope" by Jo Joestlandt

In 1942, in Nazi-occupied France, Helen invites her best friend, Lydia for a sleep over. During

the night, strangers tap on the door, calling out strange passwords. Word reaches the family

that Jews are being rounded-up and arrested. Lydia, fearing for her family, rushes home.

Upset, Helen says "You're not my friend anymore!" Sadly, she never sees Lydia again. For

the rest of her life, Helen regrets the last words spoken between them, and hopes "with all

my heart" that Lydia has survived.

This is a powerfully written book. One that reminds us of the importance of friendship

and partings. It also is a good starting point for discussions regarding the Holocaust,

without providing the gory and horrific details. Overall, I highly recommend this book.

"The Fight of our Lives" by Bennett and Leibsohn

Since September 11, 2001 America has been involved in an international war on terrorism.

Bennett and Leibsohn ask the question whether we are fighting to win the war, or practicing

to surrender. Thought provoking, this is an interesting book for anyone interested in current

events and the war or terror. Although a bit repetitive at times, it is well written and

engaging. Overall, I would rate this book a 4 out of 5.

"The Other Victims: First Person Stories of Non-Jews Persecuted by the Nazis" by Ina Friedman

While six million Jews were killed by the Nazi's, five million belonging to other groups were

also killed. Blacks, clergy members, Jehovah's Witnesses, Poles, Gypsies and homosexuals

are counted among that number. Their stories are not as widely known, yet just as powerful

and moving as the stories of the Jews. Each chapter begins by giving a factual blurb about a

particular group. Then an individual story is told. Quite moving, this is an interesting collection

of stories of survival amidst horrible circumstances.

"Golem" David Wisniewski

In 16th century Prague, rumors that the Jews are sacrificing gentile children begin to spread.

As a result, the populous begin targeting and harming the Jews. Renowned scholar Rabbi Loew

creates a clay Golem to protect his people from harm. The Golem begins by tracking down

those spreading the rumors and targeting Jews and turning them over to the authorities.

However, when the gates of the ghetto are stormed, the Golem grows to enormous height

and violently defeats them. The stark illustrations are powerfully created and convey a sense

of the morals of good and evil, right and wrong. This book is wonderfully written and illustrated,

making it extremely appealing to younger children.


** Dr Who 2011 Season Finale ** ( Cable series ) by Jason Bullock

The sixth series of British science fiction television series Doctor Who was shown in two parts.

The first seven episodes were broadcast from April to June 2011 and the final six episodes

from August to October. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill continued their roles as

The Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams. The series continues story threads from Series 5,

investigating the mysterious Silents that caused the TARDIS to explode in "The Pandorica

Opens" / "The Big Bang" and the identity of River Song

The first trailer for Series 6 showed directly after the Christmas Special and showed re-

appearance of the Ood, a person in a space suit, evil dolls, characters from Nazi Germany, the

Doctor wearing a Stetson, the interior of a craft resembling the timeship from "The Lodger", a

scene with "A 51" on a wall, Suranne Jones' character of Idris, and several scenes filmed in

Utah's Monument Valley and Valley of the Gods. In December 2010, BBC America began airing

promotions for the new series featuring Smith, Gillan, Darvill, and Kingston, filmed in Monument

Valley and announcing the US locations. A 15-second teaser trailer was shown on BBC One at

9pm, 22 March 2011. A 1-minute trailer was shown on BBC 1, on 30 March 2011 showing,

among other scenes, River Song kissing the Doctor and the interior of the Ninth and Tenth

Doctors' TARDIS. An alternative version of the trailer was also shown, with the scene of the

TARDIS console exploding replaced with a close-up of a Silent. A different 30-second trailer

was shown on BBC America on the same day, with a full 60-second trailer being shown two

days later. Both these trailers show a scene with a group of three of the Silence from the

alternative UK trailer.

The trailer for the second half of Series 6 premiered during the Comic-Con event for BBC America.

Scenes include the reappearance of Winston Churchill, the return of Craig Owens from "The Lodger"

, an unidentified alien with a blue eye, an older version of Amy, Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, River

Song wearing a similar patch as Madame Kovarian, the appearances of the Silence, Cybermen,

Weeping Angels, evil dolls, white robots and the Gibbis which is to be seen in "The God Complex,

" a Viking, the TARDIS crashing through the Reichstag, and the revisit of the Doctor's death at Lake

Silencio in Utah. Another 40-second trailer was released on 4 August 2011 and features a pterodactyl,

a pyramid with the images of an American flag and "Area 52", and the Doctor in a Stetson, telling the

TARDIS, "One last trip, eh?" A 30-second trailer from BBC America was released on 12 August 2011.

An alternative trailer from the 40-second trailer aired on CBBC on 16 August 2011 and included two

new scenes.

The last episode of Season 6 was titled " The Wedding of River Song". This was a phenomenal thread

twisting ending to the season. It aired October 1st on BBCAmerica at 9:00 pm EST. The Doctor, aware

of his death at the fixed point of time on 22 April 2011 at Lake Silencio, attempts to track down the

order of the Silence, to learn why he must die. He encounters the Teselecta shapeshifting robot and

its miniaturised crew who are currently posing as one of the members; through them, the Doctor is

led to the living head of Dorium Maldovar, one of the Doctor's allies taken by the Order of the Headless

Monks. Dorium warns the Doctor that the Silence are trying to prevent him from answering the oldest

question in the universe "on the fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the Eleventh". The Doctor continues

to refuse to go to Lake Silencio until he discovers his old friend, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, has

passed away. The Doctor then accepts his fate. To avoid crossing his own time stream, he gives the

Tessalator crew the envelopes to deliver to Amy, Rory, River Song, Canton Everett Delaware III, and

a younger version of himself, inviting them to witness his death.

As shown in "The Impossible Astronaut", the Doctor joins his friends at Lake Silencio and then

approaches the astronaut, now known to be a younger version of River Song trained to kill the

Doctor by the Silence and Madame Kovarian. River does not want to kill him but is unable to fight

the suit's control. The Doctor shows her her future self, sentenced to Stormcage prison for killing him,

as evidence that her killing him is inevitable and that he forgives her for it. River, in the astronaut suit,

surprises the Doctor by draining the suit's weapons systems and averting his death, despite his

warning against interfering with a fixed point. Time becomes "stuck", and all of Earth's history

begins to happen all at once, fixed at 5:02pm 22 April 2011.

In a time-confused London, the Holy Roman Emperor Winston Churchill takes the Doctor, his

"soothsayer," out from his locked cell to ask him about the stuck time. The Doctor explains the

preceding events, but notices they have lost track of time and tally marks are appearing on his

arms, indicating the presence of the Silence. After they observe a nest overhead, they are

rescued by Amy, leading an army of soldiers; due to the effects of the crack in her bedroom,

Amy is cognisant of the altered timeline, though she has failed to notice that her trusted captain

is Rory. Amy takes the Doctor to "Area 52", a hollowed-out pyramid among the Giza Necropolis,

where they have captured over a hundred Silence (in fluid-filled tanks) and Madame Kovarian.

River is also there, well aware her actions have frozen time and refusing to allow the Doctor to

touch her, an event that would cause time to become unstuck. They all wear "eyedrives"--eye

patches identical to the one worn by Madame Kovarian that function as external memories, thus

enabling them to remember the Silents.

They soon come to realise that this was a trap arranged by Kovarian, as the Silents begin to

escape confinement and overload the eyedrives, torturing their users to death. The Doctor

and River escape to the top of the pyramid, while Amy and Rory fight off a wave of Silents and

Amy realises who Rory is. Madame Kovarian discovers her own eyedrive is being overloaded;

she dislodges it, but Amy forces it back in place with the intention of killing her, explaining that

this is revenge for her taking Melody away. Amy and Rory regroup with River and the Doctor.

River tries to convince the Doctor that this frozen timeline is acceptable and that he does not

have to die, but the Doctor explains that all of reality will soon break down. The Doctor marries

River on the spot, whispers something in her ear, declaring that he had just told her his name.

He then requests that River allow him to prevent the universe's destruction. The two kiss, allowing

reality to return to normal. At Lake Silencio, River kills the Doctor.

Some time later, Amy and Rory are visited by River, shortly after the events of "Flesh and Stone"

in River's own timeline. When Amy explains that she had recently witnessed the Doctor's death,

River reveals that the Doctor lied when he said he told her his name, instead saying "Look into my

eye". The Doctor had in fact enlisted the Teselator, time traveling shape shifting robot powered

by miniaturized piloting team to masquerade as him at Lake Silenco, with the Doctor and his TARDIS

miniaturised inside it ever since, which River saw during the wedding ceremony. The three celebrate

the news that the Doctor is still alive. Elsewhere, the Doctor takes Dorium's head back to where it

was stored; the Doctor explains that his perceived death will enable him to be forgotten and return

"to the shadows." As the Doctor leaves, Dorium warns him that the first question still awaits him,

and calls it after him: "Doctor who?"


( Rating 5 out of 5 )


******* CONCLUSION ********

I have to say that this has been a great issue to goand complete it. It not only has been fun

reviewing all these pop icon items, but to share our opinions with you for whats Shocking our

personal cultures today!!!

Special Thanks to....

Mary Young Conyers, GA

Marques Huff Chamblee , GA

Elliott Mathis Athens, GA


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