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Home or Cinema?

After some lacklustre efforts over the Summer that didn’t really justify the expense, we’re getting to that time of year when Festive releases deserve attention. Will it justify the expense of going to the cinema when a new film comes out, or can I wait until it comes out on Blu-ray or DVD? Seriously, who…
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November 29, 2014 0

And Cough

Someone asked me whether I was looking forward to the return of Doctor Who this weekend. At a very simple level, the answer would be ‘Yes’. I want to see what Moffat and Peter Capaldi have in store. I have had this date in mind for some time. When I changed job earlier in the…
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August 20, 2014 0

Who in 2014

What Who needs to do this year is go back to the roots of the revival. That’s my thinking. I appreciate that over the last few years, we have experienced a rebirth and with it, the guidings hands involved have taken it upon themselves to try different approaches. All the series have had an arc…
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May 5, 2014 0

Wallflower Revolution

My wife’s key criticism of the JJ Abram’s near future sci-fi series Revolution, currently showing on Sky in the UK,┬árelated to the plants. If civilisation collapsed 15 years ago, what’s with the plants growing all over the buildings in major cities? How come the plants grew rampant, but not quite so rampant as to be…
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April 4, 2013 0

Good Characters Go to War

Yesterday, I watched ‘A Good Man Goes to War‘, and I like it. No, I love it. For some reason, it works as an episode introducing the new season (or at least the second part), piles on new characters like they’re going to be relevant (which they haven’t been until the 2012 Christmas Special) and…
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January 2, 2013 0

The Crack with the Spiders

Someone asked me, “So , what’s the crack with the spiders in the last episode?” I considered this for a moment and then decided I couldn’t see any relevance to the spiders. Nothing pivotal or surprising. I thought the theme of this half of the series ran along the lines of ‘People live and die;…
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September 10, 2012 0

All the Daleks Here Now

I did sort of hope that all the Daleks would have made more of an appearance in the ‘Asylum’, after all the hoo-haa about getting hold of older models. Indeed, I didn’t feel we saw enough older Daleks – of which plenty must exist amongst promotional groups. How many conventions have you visited on the…
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September 5, 2012 0

Pausing A Moment Too Long

I realise that programme planning depends on many different factors, but from the viewer perspective if you leave something for too long surely you pass from longing through frustration to grouchy indifference. i appreciate that Doctor Who requires a lot of time and preparation to complete a season – 13 episodes of scripting, casting, rehearsing,…
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June 6, 2012 0

Am I Touched?

I have put my faith in the hands of Tim Kring before. I commited time to watch his creation. I invested years in pursuit of an explanation. I sought satisfaction in the midst his storytelling. In Heroes I did, for a season or two, feel the paypack for my faith. I found profit in my…
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March 28, 2012 0

For The Crunch

I love the crunch of a good spaceship. I fascinate myself with the sort of geeky merchandise that injects a sense of reality and solidity into works of imagination. I mean technical manuals on the USS Enterprise or a Klingdon D-7 Battlecruiser. I flick through one of these documents with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.…
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March 14, 2012 0