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2012-10-03 08:36:45 AM
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"Professor? I do like the sound of that!"
 
2012-10-03 08:52:08 AM
Given his appearance, you may not consider him to be an internationally recognized Mycologist - someone who specializes in the study of mold, mushrooms, and fungi.

Dr. Egon Spengler approves.
 
2012-10-03 09:12:34 AM
One...

Ace already knew how to make nitro 9

Two...

DEAR GOD, IT'S FRED ROGERS TWIN BROTHER!!!
 
jvl
2012-10-03 11:39:14 AM
Got a heart transplant and really need to avoid infections? Better get a tattoo to celebrate.

/ Darwin awaits
 
2012-10-03 11:41:08 AM
Now that Lis Sladen is gone, I want to see "The Continuing Adventures of Ace McShane" - each week Ace could discover and investigate a new Earth threatening alien conspiracy and then blow it up.
 
2012-10-03 11:41:15 AM

Apos: "Professor? I do like the sound of that!"


Came for The Doctor. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-03 11:43:14 AM
Having studied at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, and knowing many people who had Tom Volk as a professor, I can tell you he is really a top notch guy, an expert in his field, and an amazing teacher.
 
2012-10-03 11:47:35 AM

JRoo: Apos: "Professor? I do like the sound of that!"

Came for The Doctor. Leaving satisfied.


NTTAWWT ...
 
2012-10-03 11:49:25 AM

robbiex0r: Having studied at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, and knowing many people who had Tom Volk as a professor, I can tell you he is really a top notch guy, an expert in his field, and an amazing teacher.


so would you say he is a fun guy?
 
2012-10-03 11:53:25 AM
Professor, two hearts, young girls, eh, close enough that it's an excuse to link to this.
 
2012-10-03 12:04:17 PM

Sofa King Smart: so would you say he is a fun guy?


(shakes tiny fist)
 
2012-10-03 12:17:47 PM

Sofa King Smart: robbiex0r: Having studied at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, and knowing many people who had Tom Volk as a professor, I can tell you he is really a top notch guy, an expert in his field, and an amazing teacher.

so would you say he is a fun guy?


I think I remember meeting him, but it was a long time ago because I'mold. I spores it could've been somebody else, though.
 
2012-10-03 12:28:45 PM
Surprised to see it was about Tom Volk. He's like the Neil de Grasse Tyson of mycology - his "Fungus of the Month" articles are always a great read, although it looks like he hasn't been updating them for a couple years (no doubt because of all his health problems).

He's a great, enthusiastic teacher, and very charming in person. His Latin isn't so great, but then - he's in the biological sciences, and half of them have never technically used correct Latin in their lives - so I guess that's no strike against him. OTOH, his articles have handy sound files pronouncing the Linnaean names, and even when he's wrong, at least he's giving people the courage to try them.
 
2012-10-03 12:29:28 PM
Came for the Doctor reference, leaving rather satisfied.

+0.5, Subby, but "professor" to "doctor" is kind of a TARDIS-sized leap, don't you think?

/Interior, not exterior
//I want a sonic screwdriver
///And an Amelia Pond
////RIP, Amy and Rory

//River Song is hawt like an exploding star
 
2012-10-03 12:34:13 PM
I was hoping for some classic Doctor refs. Leaving sad.

/Tom Baker 4 Lyfe
 
2012-10-03 12:34:22 PM
*looks at pic in TFA* Holy crap, it's the tattooed gay version of Mr. Rogers!

/with a dash of Abe Lincoln thrown in there
 
2012-10-03 12:37:15 PM

Kuroshin: I was hoping for some classic Doctor refs. Leaving sad.

/Tom Baker 4 Lyfe


Baker was awesome, no doubt, but David Tennant is the best. Sorry, bro.

/What what?!
 
2012-10-03 12:37:46 PM
Ace!
 
2012-10-03 12:38:42 PM
Link
 
2012-10-03 12:40:55 PM
Loved them.www.bbc.co.uk
 
2012-10-03 12:43:29 PM

maram500: Came for the Doctor reference, leaving rather satisfied.

+0.5, Subby, but "professor" to "doctor" is kind of a TARDIS-sized leap, don't you think?

Most have figured this out from my comments, but I have to spell it out since I loved them so much- it's a reference to Old Who. Ace always called The Doctor 'Professor.'

 
2012-10-03 12:47:25 PM

indyselsa: maram500: Came for the Doctor reference, leaving rather satisfied.

+0.5, Subby, but "professor" to "doctor" is kind of a TARDIS-sized leap, don't you think?

Most have figured this out from my comments, but I have to spell it out since I loved them so much- it's a reference to Old Who. Ace always called The Doctor 'Professor.'


I must have missed that. My apologies. (However, the rest of my original comment still applies.)
 
2012-10-03 12:53:26 PM

Snapper Carr: Now that Lis Sladen is gone, I want to see "The Continuing Adventures of Ace McShane" - each week Ace could discover and investigate a new Earth threatening alien conspiracy and then blow it up.


Seconded. Loved Ace...
 
2012-10-03 01:44:33 PM
I've listened to most of the Big Finish Audio plays, plus I've caught a few Doctor Who serials from the Seventh Doctor era (Dragonfire, Curse of the Fenric and the one with the Doctor getting Davros to blow up Skaro with the Hand of Omega), and I have to say that for as much shiat as the show got during that era, the Doctor/Ace relationship was top notch, probably the best Doctor/Companion relationship to date. I would love to see her return at some point in the near future.
 
2012-10-03 02:18:04 PM
Wait, they let him keep his old heart?
 
2012-10-03 02:44:46 PM
FTA: "He later learned that Volk is not only a professor of mycology, but also the survivor of a heart transplant -- who keeps his old heart in formaldehyde and shows it to anyone who asks."

Billy Bob Thornton?
 
2012-10-03 06:01:32 PM

jvl: Got a heart transplant and really need to avoid infections? Better get a tattoo to celebrate.

/ Darwin awaits


My first thought, too. Just 'cause you got lucky doesn't mean you lead a charmed existence. Don't push your luck.
 
2012-10-03 07:51:59 PM
Davies had already written Ace's return and confirmed Sophie Aldred's readiness to reprise the role -- and then Lis Sladen died.

Maybe he'll write her into Torchwood if Starz and/or the Beeb continue it. As horrible as "Miracle Day" was, "Children of Earth" was awesome, so RTD does it in him (or knows how to hire those who do).

Or just let Torchwood die, and replace it with Tipping the Scales: The Tales of a Lesbian Lizard Ninja & Her Human Slavegirl, while creating Ace: The Blowing Stuff Up Adventures to replace The Sarah Jane Adventures.
 
2012-10-03 08:20:15 PM
For you younger farkers who know not of Ace:
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She beat Daleks to death. She . beat. Daleks . to . death.
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And did in one of them in the classroom which had been Barbara Wright's until a couple of days earlier when she and Ian Chesterton disappeared.

And she was the first of the companion women not to be ostensibly a virgin,
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having lost her cherry as moist young teenager, to smuggler and recurring quasi-companion, Sabalom Glitz:
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and using her feminine wiles to seduce a Soviet soldier away from his post as a distraction for the "Professor"

She made and bottled her own explosive, Nitro-9 (nine times more powerful than nitro glycerin), which she would carry around in her backpack, already fused. She also killed several Cybermen on her own.
 
2012-10-03 08:24:22 PM
But are living in just one mind? Beating together until the end of time?

Or are they born to run? Who'll be the lonely one?
 
2012-10-03 09:00:56 PM
Ace real:
Maybe NSFW
Maybe NSFW

Ace art:
NSFW
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Ace fakes:
NSFW
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NSFW
 
2012-10-03 09:30:45 PM

HopScotchNSoda: Davies had already written Ace's return and confirmed Sophie Aldred's readiness to reprise the role -- and then Lis Sladen died.

Maybe he'll write her into Torchwood if Starz and/or the Beeb continue it. As horrible as "Miracle Day" was, "Children of Earth" was awesome, so RTD does it in him (or knows how to hire those who do).

Or just let Torchwood die, and replace it with Tipping the Scales: The Tales of a Lesbian Lizard Ninja & Her Human Slavegirl, while creating Ace: The Blowing Stuff Up Adventures to replace The Sarah Jane Adventures.


50th anniversary coming up. They'll have to drag some old companions back, too.
 
2012-10-03 09:51:33 PM

FirstNationalBastard: 50th anniversary coming up. They'll have to drag some old companions back, too.


Depending upon one's choices of continuities, Moffat is bringing back one [two?] old Doctor(s) in the Christmas episode. Richard E. Grant's animated 9th Doctor (the so-called "Shalka Doctor" or "REG Doctor") was official BBC canon from 2003's "Scream of the Shalka" until RTD de-canonised him two years later. Four years earlier, he had been the Tenth Doctor in the Steven Moffat written BBC charity special, "Doctor Who and the Curse of the Fatal Death".
 
2012-10-04 12:24:42 AM

jvl: Got a heart transplant and really need to avoid infections? Better get a tattoo to celebrate.

/ Darwin awaits



That caught my attention, too. Immunosupressants + previous indication of susceptibility to deadly infection = Hooray, let me go get thousands of skin punctures?
 
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