Peter Jackson to direct Doctor Who?

These last days rumours have been saying that Peter Jackson is possibly to direct one Doctor Who episode. Steven Moffat, the executive director of Doctor Who, has what it seems like given the Oscar-winning director an open-ended invitation to direct one episode when Peter Jackson is available. However, since Jackson is busy in Middle-earth these following two years there's not very likely we're going to see him as director of Doctor Who in the near future.
 
I would personally think if would be really intresting to see what Peter Jackson could do with Doctor Who. I complain quite often about Jackson and his way of making movies into a long battle scen but I can't help being really excited about this. What would Jackson make of the Doctor's unwillingness to use other weapons than his Sonic Screwdriver? And would we see any Daleks?
 
I fear that this might never happen since Peter Jackson most of the time has some big project going on, but  Peter Jackson seems to be quite fond of those golden Daleks so there's always hope! He has said that it wasn't necessairy for him to get paid in money, it would suffice with a gold Dalek.
 
Love,
Erunyauvë

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Highs and Lows

Before I start I just want to point out that this entire post is going to be one big fat spoiler meaning, if you want to visit the Harry Potter Studios and don't fancy knowing what exactly you're going to see, stop reading!
 
Initially I planned to write a review on each and every area in the tour but that got so boring that I instead decided to to a highs and lows which don't really cover everything seen in the tour but quite a lot.
 
The Best of the Tour
 
The Hogwarts Model
There were a couple of things which I particularity liked about the tour, the best thing was probably the model of Hogwarts and its surroundings. Everything was so amazing and perfect with the model that I can't even explain what an experience it was seeing it. It was so  incredible that I almost started crying. The castle was meticulously done and the bluish/purplish lightning added to the feeling of actually being close to the real castle. The only downside with the somewhat unusual lightning was that the cameras couldn't really focus and it look kind of weird on the screen...
 
 View over the Hogwarts Model, 1:24
 
The Gryffindor Commonroom, The Potions Classroom
Another things which I really enjoyed was the different rooms they exhibited, for example you were allowed to see the Gryffindor Commonroom, Dumbledoor's Office, the Gryffindor Boy's Dormitory, the Potions Classroom and the Kitchen of the Burrow, to mentions a few. Everything looked exactly as it did in the movies which I thought was really fun because you recognized so many things! One thing which I thought was really incredible was the amount of props that had been made that weren't especially important for the movie but were still made with such care, for example, they showed us a Quidditch book that had information on sooo many players and the schedule of (I think) the Quidditch World Cup. We were never showed this book in the movies but still they put so much effort into making it perfect! That I thought was quite stunning!
 
 Snape in the Potions Classroom
 
The Clothes
I really, really love costuming and clothes and when I discovered all the clothes they exhibited I was really thrilled! Everything from Harry's, Ron's and Hermione's clothes when they were in London after the Death Eaters had taken over the ministry to Dolores Umbridge's pink dresses and the Death Eater's black outfits. I enjoyed watching all these clothes which I also thought was displayed very neatly.
 
Bellatrix Lestrange's clothes
 
Other Highs: The Diagon Alley, The Wand-room
 
The Not so Great things
 
The Great Hall
I am kind of sad to say that the Great Hall was a disappointment, but it was... I kind of liked everything shown there and the clothes etc but the amount of time was so wrong. I think we were allowed to be inside for like five minutes when I easily could've spent a quarter of an hour there...
 
The Wigs
Honestly, I think it's really intresting with wigs and how one can with prosthetics make a person look so different from how they really look but unfortunately I lost my intrest with the wigs after five minutes. The reason to that I think is that they didn't really explain how they made the wigs and I thought it simply became boring...
 
Handouts
I know that this may seem a bit silly, but I was a bit irritated over this. All the children got really fun handouts about Harry Potter from the staff but since we (me and my friends) aren't children we didn't get any. We thought that they looked really fun and even asked the staff if we might get one but we were declined... You might think that I am a bit childish to get upset over such a thing, and perhaps I am, but they looked so amazing, and they had so many of them so I don't see why we couldn't get one...
 
To Summarise
I think Warner Bros. Studio Tour was overall a really pleasant experience and totally worth the price (£30). I would recommend anyone with only the slightest intrest in Harry Potter to visit it! However, I'm not too sure if I would go back and visit it once more since it feels like I've seen most of the things they displayed. But on the other hand, the Hogwarts model was so amazing I could almost revisit the tour to see that once more...
 
I give the Warner Bros. Studio Tour  4.5  Butterbeers out of 5 since it was intresting, many things to see and simply beautiful (and cheap).
 

London Geek Haul

As mentioned in my previous post I went last week to London with some of my friends. We had a truly amazing trip with a lots of shopping, some sightseeing and great food. In addition to that I met a friend of mine who I haven't seen in a year which was really, really great! Although most of the things I bought was clothes, makeup etc I managed to get hold on some Doctor Who-merchandise and some Harry Potter-things. Speaking of Harry Potter, one day we went to the Warner Bros Studio Tour in Watford. I've got to say that it was one of the most amazing days in my life. However, I'm going to do an entire blog post on that day so no more about that for now.
 
I wasn't sure if I would find any Tolkien/Game of Thrones/Doctor Who related things but we went in to a book store one day and I picked up a cuple of things. Nothing special really, but I thought they were quite funny. The first is a tiny Tolkien-related book with quotes about Tolkien, quotes from the books, recepies etc. It's really nice to have in  your handbag and pick up on bus if you're bored or just for night time reading. I thought it was super cute and I love it! The next thing I bought was some Doctor Who stickers. I'm planning to put some of them on my school computer and perhaps put some on a note book.
 

The Doctor Who-stickers, £1.25, and the Tolkien Treasury £3.50 (which looks much bigger in the picture than it actually is)
 
As I mentioned above, I'm going to do a post on the Harry Potter tour, but I wanted to show you what I bought in their store. First I bought a shirt for my dad (who is really intrested in Harry Potter aswell) and a Choclate Frog (which tasted quite good!). The third thing I bought was a huuuuge poster of Alan Rickman as Snape. I kind of have an obsession with Alan Rickman (HIS VOICE IS SO.... GAAAAH!) so I was really happy to find it. However, I was a bit sad that they didn't have a poster of Tom Felton as Malfoy, but that is probably for the best (I don't have any more space in my room to put such things...). I thought it would be enough with these things so I went and payed but then I went back into the store because I simply wanted more... So I picked up a shirt for me and two postcards, one with Alan Rickman (hehe...) and one with Tom Felton. I was really close to buythe Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, but they was £8.99 which I thought was a bit too expensive...
 
My fathers "Hogwarts Cup"-shirt to the left and me wearing my Hogwarts Express 9 3/4 shirt with the Hogwarts crest. I don't really know the price, but I think it was ~£18-24
 
Chocolate Frog £7.99. The Frog is made of solid choclate, i.e. you get quite a lot of choclate :D
 
Malfoy and Snape post card, £0.99 each.
 
To the left: my post of Snape (I don't remember the price, but I think it was around £8). To the right is a book marker and a pin which I got for free :D
 
At the airport we went into another book store where I found the Doctor Who Official Sticker Book with not only over 1000 stickers but also a information on almost every weird creature the Doctor has met. I am not a huge fan of stickers and I don't know how it happened that I got two different Doctor Who Sticker-things, but it just happened... However, I'm glad I bought them and I'm sure I'll find some use for them.
 
The Doctor Who Official Sticker Book, £7.99
 

Hopefully my review/photos of the Warner Bros Studio Tour will be up shortly! However, I shouldn't promise anything since I'm currently in a "search-for-patterns-and-fabric-mood" which takes up quite a lot time (and then I'm going back to school next week, woho..). The costume I'm thinking om doing is a 1880's bustle dress which I'm really excited over!
 
Love,
Erunyauvë
 

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