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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

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

The Best and Worst of Sherlock: Series 4

The Best and Worst of Sherlock: Series 4

Sherlock, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories, is what one would consider a modern revamp of the classic tales. Created by Doctor Who‘s Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Homes, and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson. The series can be noted for helping usher both Cumberbatch … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The War Machines

A Special Look at: The War Machines

This post begins a series based upon classic Doctor Who serials, and what better way to begin than with one of my favorite of the earliest serials: The First Doctor’s story, The War Machines. It’s a wonderful story with a classic science fiction trope: Computers taking over the world, which, though seems silly now, was … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Doctor Who: Series 9

The Best and Worst of Doctor Who: Series 9

For previous installments: The Specials A Special Look at: Into the Dalek, Robot of Sherwood, Listen, Time Heist, and Mummy on the Orient Express Series 8 A Special Look at: The Power of Three, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, The Snowmen, Hide, The Crimson Horror, and The Day of the Doctor Series 7 A Special Look at: … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Constantine

The Best and Worst of Constantine

Unlike the Constantine film, the television series I thought was utterly fantastic in comparison – there was much more time to develop characters. Not to say everything was inherently good, though. Constantine suffers heavily of the Magical Negroe trope (see The Legend of Bagger Vance) in two characters, Papa Midnite and the Angel, Manny. This … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Firefly

The Best and Worst of Firefly

I did not originally intend to do Firefly (only intended to cover Serenity), but recently my situation had changed and was able to watch all the episodes. It is not the best show I have seen, nor the worst, just OK. Given I am particular towards several other works of Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Unquiet Dead

A Special Look at: The Unquiet Dead

The Unquiet Dead, yet another pseudo-historical, is one of my favorite episodes to watch again, and again. This episode also features Gwyneth, played by Eve Myles, who would then go on to play Gwen Cooper in the spin-off, Torchwood. When Rose Tyler and the Tenth Doctor see Gwen on Tochwood’s view screen in Journey’s End, … Continue reading