Vehicles of Comic-Con

I love old cars. A ’73 Vette looks like sculpted art to me. So when vehicles make an appearance at SDCC, whether it’s the Batmobile or the Mystery Machine, I check them out.
This year saw two very cool cars, the Vadarmobile, that’s a super modded Corvette, and the Corvette from Agents of Shield. There was also a Lego Batcycle with sidecar. Not really a vehicle, I know, but still pretty cool.

San Diego ComicCon Vadermobile

Darth Vader HotwheelsI love cars. Especially Corvettes. And as a guy who came of age during the original trilogy, I think Darth Vader is bad ass.

So this new Vadermobile being shown at San Diego ComicCon caught my eye. It’s built on a C5 era Corvette (the new ones are C7, Miami Vice ones were C4s, and the classic Stingray was a C3, for reference) with lightsaber red accents. Hot Wheels claims the machine will go 80, so no sending it back in time. If you happen to be at SDCC, you can pick up a special collectors edition lightsaber handle with a Matchbox sized car inside.Vadermobile

I’d rather have the real thing, though, so maybe I’ll just have to find a way to turn my ’75 C3 into a Vader machine.

 

50 Years of Doctor Who

I’ve watched 50 years of the Doctor! Two years ago I started a quest to watch every Doctor Who episode available digitally, on DVD or VHS. In order. Including the Peter Cushing movies. I tried to finish before The Day of the Doctor, but didn’t quite make it. I am relieved to say I’ve just accomplished this rather dubious goal.

Single best episode? The Five Doctors. Brilliantly good.

Best villain? I have to choose two. The original Master and the Angels.

Best companion? I thought I would say Rose, but the first Romana has remained my fave.

Best regeneration? From 3rd to 4th, hands down.

Best Tardis? 10th Doctor’s.

Worst character? K9 (but then, I don’t like dogs…)