Posted in August 2017

On Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

On Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Continuing from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, which features Heather Graham (Lost in Space), and Rebecca Romijn (X-Men film series). The title is based on the 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me. According to Roger Ebert: There are some big laughs in “Austin Powers: The … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Colony in Space

A Special Look at: Colony in Space

Continuing from Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, and The Claws of Axos is Colony in Space. Although in the previous story, the Doctor concluded that Time Lords have rigged his TARDIS so that he will always return to Earth – like a galactic yo-yo – this would not actually last long. As in … Continue reading

A Special Look at: State of Decay

A Special Look at: State of Decay

Continuing from Full Circle is State of Decay, the second chapter of the “E-Space Trilogy.” According to A Brief History of (Time) Travel regarding the production of the story: Of the few unused scripts available to John Nathan-Turner when he became Doctor Who‘s producer in November 1979, only one held any appeal to him. This was … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Claws of Axos

A Special Look at: The Claws of Axos

Continuing from Terror of the Autons and The Mind of Evil is The Claws of Axos, the first story written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin. According to The A.V. Club review: Once you’ve watched enough Doctor Who to be able to recognize recurring scriptwriters, you start to get a feel for what you can expect from … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Heroes: Volume IV – Fugitives

The Best and Worst of Heroes: Volume IV – Fugitives

For previous installments: Heroes (Reborn): Volume VI – Awakening Volume V – Redemption   Compared to Villains, Fugitives starts off a little clunky, but improves quite a bit by the episode, Shades of Gray. Character Analyses Claire Bennet Originally introduced as looking over college brochures with her grandmother, Angela, she would also get captured by Danko, against … Continue reading

On Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

On Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Featuring Elizabeth Hurley (Bedazzled), and Seth Green (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Idle Hands,), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery which, like The Naked Gun films, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Wrongfully Accused, Spy Hard, and Army of Darkness, succeeds in being a spoof off of other films, as in this case, James Bond films Dr. … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Full Circle

A Special Look at: Full Circle

Beginning what is known as the “E-Space Trilogy” is Full Circle, which is also the first story to feature companion, Adric, who would stowaway on the TARDIS. According to the m0vie blog review: Why can’t people be nice to one another, just for a change? – the Doctor is still an optimist at heart I … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Mind of Evil

A Special Look at: The Mind of Evil

Continuing from Terror of the Autons is the next story in Season 8, The Mind of Evil, which was not a very strong story. According to The A.V. Club review: There was a rumor flying around Doctor Who fan circles recently that the Holy Grail had been found—a treasure-trove of lost episodes that would have almost completely … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Mind Robber

A Special Look at: The Mind Robber

The Mind Robber is the only story in the history of the show to feature the Land of Fiction, and features Hamish Wilson’s only appearance as companion, Jamie McCrimmon, during episodes 2 and 3. Additionally, Frazier Hine’s brother, Ian, plays a Clockwork Soldier in this story, as Frazier had helped get him the part.   … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Terror of the Autons

A Special Look at: Terror of the Autons

Serving somewhat as a sequel to Spearhead from Space, Terror of the Autons introduces the Doctor’s new companion, Josephine “Jo” Grant, as well as the Doctor’s arch-nemesis, The Master. Additionally, the story introduced the character, Captain Mike Yates, and it was the first story in which John Levene, who plays Sgt. Benton, was given an … Continue reading