Nothing Much To Do - “She’d rather spend more time with me than eat pizza. That settles it. She loves me.”
kinda a spam blog of whatever makes me happy or seems important.
Under the Dog anime project directed by Masahiro Ando (Sword of the Stranger, Blast of Tempest, CANAAN)
Under the Dog takes place in 2025 in Neo Tokyo, five years after a devastating terrorist attack at the Tokyo Olympics. In the wake of the tragedy, the U.N. formed a covert ops unit dedicating to seeking out, then eliminating those responsible for the attack. Anthea Kallenberg, a girl of Swedish descent is a member of this elite group who has honed her combat abilities and has become a deadly assassin, but must come to terms as to who she really is.
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|me:||The Road Is A Terrifying Place And I Am Very Afraid To Drive|
Science of Doctor Who Week, Part 4: The Silurian Dating Controversy
Doctor Who’s Silurians are a species of intelligent, technologically advanced lizard people who evolved as Earth’s first sentient species, long before humanity. Although they’re supposed to be named after the time period they’re from, only basic vertebrate life existed in the Silurian period, about 440-420 million years ago, making the possibility of an advanced civilization unlikely. At one point a retcon was attempted by suggesting Silurians were also called Eocenes, dating them to about 55-35 MYA. Fine, but they’re also mentioned as dating back about 300 MYA (which would make them the Carboniferans), and they have pet dinosaurs as well as a map about 200 MY old (Jurassics.) Their other name, Homo reptila, wouldn’t work either, for the simple reason that humans have already got dibs on Homo as a genus name. So either Silurian civilization persisted for hundreds of millions of years, or they were such good genetic engineers that they brought dinosaurs back to life for fun.
I’m going to accept that finding a time period for the Silurians is just as intractable as the UNIT dating controversy. It’s a glorious mess, just like the rest of Doctor Who continuity, and most of us wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m simply going to take the excuse to show off some Eocene fauna that might have been their contemporaries if they did, in fact, exist in the Eocene. Many of these were discovered by 19th century paleontologists Cope and Marsh, whose infamous rivalry is definitely fodder for this blog at some point. Without further ado, bring on the Eocene mammals!