A Special Look at: The Tomb of the Cybermen

A Special Look at: The Tomb of the Cybermen

Continuing on classic Doctor Who serials, like The War Machines, is The Tomb of the Cybermen, the earliest surviving complete Cyberman story. Considering the elements of the expedition in the story, and the first appearance of the Cyber Controller and the Cybermats, it has always ranked high after I first watched it. But I wouldn’t say … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Time Warrior

A Special Look at: The Time Warrior

The Time Warrior essentially begins the 11th season of the original Who, which would serve as the final season for the Third Doctor, played by John Pertwee, and it also introduces the companion Sarah Jane Smith, and the villains Sontarans. Gallifrey is also mentioned by name for the first time. The Sontarans would later appear … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Sleep No More

A Special Look at: Sleep No More

Sleep No More, written by Mark Gatiss (Robot of Sherwood, The Crimson Horror, Victory of the Daleks, The Idiot’s Lantern, The Unquiet Dead) was a rather bold episode in format, willing to try a new form of storytelling – found-footage, POV-cam episode. I was not much into the different format, though I think it was … Continue reading

On The Beales of Grey Gardens

On The Beales of Grey Gardens

A follow-up 31 years later to Grey Gardens, The Beales of Grey Gardens, which is composed entirely of footage not used in the original documentary, was released in 2006. According to the CineHouse review: This documentary film is the follow-up to the remarkable movie Grey Gardens (1975) that first brought the two Beale women to the attention of … Continue reading

On Gravity

On Gravity

Featuring Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side, Miss Congeniality, Speed, Forces of Nature), and George Clooney (Batman & Robin, Good Night and Good Luck),  Gravity is not necessarily a SciFi film produced and directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men), but more of a “drama of a woman in space.” For this reason, it gets a lot … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Sherlock: Series 3

The Best and Worst of Sherlock: Series 3

Continuing from a previous post is Sherlock Series 3. One of the more notable aspects of the show is Sherlock’s depiction of mental illness, as according to the Health Guidance article, “A Psychological Assessment of Sherlock Holmes“: ‘It’s true what they say about you: you’re a psychopath!’ ‘High-functioning sociopath. With your address.’ That’s a quote from … Continue reading

On Lost in Space

On Lost in Space

Featruing Gary Oldman (The Fifth Element, Nolan Batman film series), William Hurt ( Captain America: Civil War), and written and produced by Akiva Goldsman (Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Constantine, The Da Vinci Code, I Am Legend, Jonah Hex, Fringe), Lost in Space is a dim-witted, poorly done, film remake of the 1965–1968 CBS television series … Continue reading

On The Man in the Iron Mask

On The Man in the Iron Mask

Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, Inception, Catch Me If You Can), Edward Atterton (Atherton Wing in the Firefly episode, Shindig), The Man in the Iron Mask is a film that uses characters from Alexandre Dumas’ D’Artagnan Romances, and is very loosely adapted from some plot elements of The Vicomte de Bragelonne. The film centers on the aging four musketeers (Athos, … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Angels Take Manhattan

A Special Look at: The Angels Take Manhattan

The Angels Take Manhattan, seemingly getting it’s title from The Muppets Take Manhattan, is yet another great example of a Moffat mess. Think The Time of the Doctor, A Good Man Goes to War, Let’s Kill Hitler, and Sherlock‘s The Final Problem for other examples of Moffat incoherent storytelling. Sure, it’s dramatic storytelling, with a … Continue reading