Endorsements for Boston City Council, 2017

Endorsements for Boston City Council, 2017

Following my Mayor of Boston post is the separate yet equally powerful list of endorsements for Boston City Council. Endorsements for open seats: Jack Kelly III, District 1 The first time I had the opportunist to meet Jack Kelly was during his run for At-Large City Council back in 2013. After hearing speak about his … Continue reading

Endorsement for Mayor Marty Walsh, 2017

Endorsement for Mayor Marty Walsh, 2017

Having supported him in the past, it is with great pleasure to support Mayor Marty Walsh for re-election this time around as well. Before I get to the good, I’d prefer to talk about the bad. When it came to the Boston 2024 Partnership, which would bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston. I maintain my … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Five Doctors

A Special Look at: The Five Doctors

Following Tenth Anniversary Special, The Three Doctors, is the Twentieth Anniversary Special, The Five Doctors, which continues from Arc of Infinity, Snakedance, Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, Enlightenment, and The King’s Demons. An unprecedented five incarnations of the Doctor are featured on screen with this special, with the Fourth Doctor’s footage being utilized from the unproduced Shada, and Richard … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Power of Krull

A Special Look at: The Power of Krull

Continuing from The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, and The Androids of Tara is The Power of Krull, the worst story of the entire season in my humble opinion. Much like another episode I will covering soon, the special effects are far too obvious to actually make this a really good story. According to … Continue reading

On World War Z

On World War Z

World War Z is a film based upon the 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks. Notably, the film features Peter Capaldi as a W.H.O. (World Health Organization) Doctor (not to be confused with Doctor Who), which is entirely coincidental.   According to the Empire review: When the zombie movie as we know … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Androids of Tara

A Special Look at: The Androids of Tara

Continuing from The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, and The Stones of Blood is The Androids of Tara, certainly one of the lesser stories of the bunch, but not the worst of the bunch. One element that becomes apparent in featuring triples of Romana à la Xena: Warrior Princess as according to TARDIS Musing‘s article, “Doubles Trouble“: … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Curse of Peladon

A Special Look at: The Curse of Peladon

The Curse of Peladon, which introduces the planet Peladon, the Galactic Federation along with it’s delegate Alpha Centuri, and the first appearance of Patrick Troughton’s son, David, as Peladon of Peladon. He would later appear as Professor Hobbs in Midnight. Additionally, it featured the fourth appearance of the Ice Warriors. According to A Brief History … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The King’s Demons

A Special Look at: The King’s Demons

The King’s Demons is the next two-part story following Black Orchid, and features the return of the Master. According to A Brief History of (Time) Travel regarding the production of the story: By late 1981, freelance effects designer Richard Gregory had been involved in several Doctor Who serials through his company, Imagineering. In November, Gregory approached producer … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Snakedance

A Special Look at: Snakedance

Continuing from Kinda is Snakedance, which features the return of The Mara, a foe I rather loathe.   According to the m0vie blog review: I know exactly what you want. Do you? Yes, you’ve come to pester me with some extravagant theory you’ve dreamed up concerning the Mara, and should I, the Director, fail to … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Pirate Planet

A Special Look at: The Pirate Planet

Continuing from The Ribos Operation is The Pirate Planet, is Douglas Adams’ first contribution to Doctor Who and the only story in which he receives sole credit. I really have liked this story, though not to the same degree as The Stones of Blood. According to A Brief History of (Time) Travel regarding the production … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Kinda

A Special Look at: Kinda

Kinda is the first story to feature The Mara, a villain who was particularly interested in the Doctor’s companion, Tegan. According to The A.V. Club review: The typical Doctor Who villain is a physical, recognizable threat. You immediately know that the Daleks are dangerous and evil because they’ve got guns welded into their midsections and they’re eager … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Three Doctors

A Special Look at: The Three Doctors

The Three Doctors serves as the first story during the anniversary tenth season of the series. As such, the serial marked several milestones in the series, most notably being the first Multi-Doctor story, establishing the concept being able to meet with his past incarnations. It, additionally, marked the return of William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton … Continue reading