24 09, 2014

A Thing Will Probably Happen Quite Soon: Doctor Who Series 8: Time Heist

By |2017-03-21T16:26:11+00:00September 24th, 2014|News & Opinions|

A bank robbery with a time travel twist. That’s new. Doctor Who has always been about crashing into different genres. The Doctor meets Shakespeare, the Doctor meets Frankenstein, the Doctor meets James Bond. The show is specifically built to be a different category of story each week; it could be [...]

8 09, 2014

No Damsels in Distress, No Pretty Castles: Doctor Who Series 8: Robots of Sherwood

By |2017-03-21T16:26:54+00:00September 8th, 2014|News & Opinions|

My goodness Mr. Gatiss loves his references and callbacks doesn’t he? He name drops the Ice Warriors and having met Richard the Lionheart (The Crusade), mentions the miniscope (Carnivale of Monsters) and even has the Doctor pull off a man’s shoe to inspect it (à la Patrick Troughton in Moonbase). [...]

1 09, 2014

She Cares So I Don’t Have To: Doctor Who Series 8: Into the Dalek

By |2017-03-21T16:27:19+00:00September 1st, 2014|News & Opinions|

The trouble with writing a review immediately after an episode airs is there is no time to reflect. There is no time to see the episode from a historical sense; you can’t put it into the perspective of an entire season or even better, an era. No, the only thing [...]

8 08, 2014

Ohh…Yeah: Guardians of the Galaxy Delivers

By |2016-11-03T10:30:02+00:00August 8th, 2014|News & Opinions|

The one thing you should take away after reading this is Guardians of the Galaxy is simply a hell of a lot of fun. No dystopian futures, no post-apocalyptic wastelands; just pure, unadulterated space fun. Shiny ships and space pirates and secret objects with hidden meanings, strange creatures and funny [...]

30 07, 2014

Something good. Something bad. A bit of Both: A Guardians of the Galaxy History

By |2017-06-28T21:43:09+00:00July 30th, 2014|News & Opinions|

Okay, I’ll admit that when Marvel announced Guardians of the Galaxy as part of its Phase II I was … skeptical. It’s a relatively unknown franchise that features a sentient tree and a talking raccoon as major characters, that’s a bit of a gamble. Don’t get me wrong I was [...]

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