Spent the last few days rewatching Doctor Who from the beginning (the reboot beginning) with particular emphasis on Moffat’s episodes/trickery. Just got to the sing-song bit about the fields of Trenzalore and thought I should do some web-searching to see if the reference appears elsewhere (not yet) and what the conventional (and unconventional) wisdom is. I like this one that “the fall of the eleventh” might be a date and not the replacing of Matt Smith as the eleventh doctor. Mostly I’m searching for glimmers of explaining souffle girl. I have some theories.

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“On the Fields of Trenzalore, on the Fall of the Eleventh, when no living creature can speak falsely or fail to answer, a question will be asked. A question that must never ever be answered.”

Okay, Moffat. You’ve set quite the scenario. How will you get out of this one? I have a theory. Readers, feel free to have your own.

First what are the Fields of Trenzalore? I don’t know, but considering the improbable conditions of the Fall of the Eleventh I suspect it might be inside of something like, but not necessarily, the matrix on Gallifrey. It could very well be something else entirely.

Is the Fall of the Eleventh a date or an event? I don’t know, and I don’t really care right now, though I’m sure it’s terribly important. It’s just that I have something bigger on my mind.

The Doctor will be asked the question…

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Queen of Comicons: Lee Meriwether

If there is a queen of comicons, it should be Lee Meriwether. Famed for trying to seduce Adam West in Batman the Movie with her kittenish (yet evil) charm, and multiplying herself in Star Trek a deadly (yet sexy) threesome while demanding to “touch” the entire away party, Meriwether firmly cemented herself in the iconography of geekdom wet dreams. Lily Munster? Spy? Icing on the Comicon cheesecake.

 

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Sorry, Losira. No Sulu for you.

Okay, so for me the best part of this clip is George Takai running away from the sexy alien girl, screaming “Don’t let her touch me, Captain!”

Touchy Losira, the sad siren

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The Earth-shaking Ms. Eartha Kitt

“The present without a past has nothing to say for itself.” –Eartha Kitt

 

the official site:

http://www.earthakitt.com/

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biographical data: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eartha_Kitt

or the pared down (and perhaps slightly inaccurate) official bio: http://www.earthakitt.com/about.html

or jump to Amazon for any of her biographies: Thursday’s Child (1956), Alone With Me: A New Autobiography (1975), I’m Still Here: Confessions of a Sex Kitten (1991)

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online radio show in which Eartha’s daughter, Kitt Shapiro, remembers Mama: http://wnsr.parsons.edu/2011/11/02/she-danced-to-the-music-she-heard-in-her-headremembering-eartha-kitt-with-daughter-kitt-shapiro/

Check out Ms. Kitt and more of our favorite catwomen here.

 

 

Holy Catsuits, Batman!

The (Super)Power of the Pin-up

Biff! Bam! Pop! Here’s three cheers to the celluloid beauties who still go POW! after all these years. Wong Fu and his lovely band of drag queens may love Julie Newmar but Eartha Kitt will always be THE Catwoman. In addition to having purr-fect voice for the role, the slinky wildcat got her tail caught in the proverbial rocking chair of then First Lady, Ladybird Johnson, by using an official (fan) luncheon as an opportunity to criticize Mrs. Johnson’s husband’s policy on the Vietnam War. Ms. Kitt said:

“You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot… The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.”

As if she wasn’t sexy enough. Good politics make this writer wobbly in the knees. (An underrated superpower). What follows is the article we found at “Lost Pin-ups.” Click for more on Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and other catwomen in art, film and mythology.

http://www.lostpinup.com/2012/07/catwomen-over-the-years.html

Catwomen Over the Years

While they’re not exactly pinups, technically, we’re quite sure the lovely ladies of the Batman franchise have graced the walls of many a gentleman over the last 7 decades. With this weekend’s release of the final installment of the Christopher Nolan film series, “The Dark Knight Rises,” Catwoman is on our minds. Anne Hathaway is the latest to portray the feline fatale Selina Kyle, and rumor has it she does a fantastic job.

We decided to do a little retrospective of the catwomen over time. Who was your favorite?

Julie Newmar – 1960s television show

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Lee Meriwether – 1966 film

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Eartha Kitt – television series’ final season

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Michelle Pfeiffer – 1992 film

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Halle Berry – 2005 film

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Anne Hathaway -2012 film

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Update – as a Lost Pinup reader, Jason, pointed out, Alicia Silverstone also played a sassy femme fatale in the Batman franchise. She was not catwoman, however, but the flightier “Batgirl,” in the 1997 Joel Schumacher film. She’s got a great costume, though, so we’ll throw her in for good measure!

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Catwomen in Myth and Memory

This page is a work in progress. Be patient, kittens.

Goddesses

  • Sehkmet
  • Bast
  • Bastet

Comic Book S/heroes

  • catwoman
  • omaha the cat dancer
  • the sandman (Bast)

Books (with more words than pictures)

  • the tanya huff novels about the angel that becomes a cat
  • cat detectives and other personified cat narrators

Movies

  • Catpeople (the original)
  • Cat People (natassia kinski version)
  • is their catgirl porn? anime? other? (hmmm links to reviews with nsfw and age appropriate warnings)

Television

  • Doctor Who quotes on catwomen
  • episodes in which they appear, the cat nuns
  • the Buffy episode where everyone turns into their costumes
  • Red Dwarf: the cat

Furries, fantasies and costumers

  • cheap and nasty halloween
  • serious scritch-pile kitties