TV REVIEWS: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E08/09 – “Mummy on the Orient Express”/”Flatline”

- 10-20-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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It’s a bit of a cheat, I’ll admit, combining these two episodes into one review. But beyond simply making up for lost time, both episodes come from new-to-Who writer, Jamie Mathieson and center on the constantly evolving relationship between The Doctor and Clara. And while the basic premises of these two episodes don’t necessarily form a link between them, how The Doctor and Clara interact definitely does. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E07 – “Kill The Moon”

- 10-06-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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The Twelfth Doctor’s introductory season has been a bumpy one. The opener was a bore and just about each episode since has been a mix of highs and lows. With “Listen” and “The Caretaker,” Series 8 has begun to come into its own, better defining its characters. “Kill the Moon” builds off those previous installments and ways I never expected, and it all pays off tremendously well. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E06 – “The Caretaker”

- 09-30-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Coming off an exhilarating bank heist it’s back to the daily grind of Coal Hill School for Clara and… The Doctor? Yes, this week’s episode sees The Doctor again trying to blend in with humans, going deep undercover in “The Caretaker” from returning writer Gareth Edwards (“The Lodger”, “Closing Time”) and Steven Moffat. What is it that brings The Doctor to Coal Hill? Aliens? Robots? Alien robots? (more…)

TV Review: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E05 – “Time Heist”

- 09-27-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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[Pardon the tardiness of this review, and instead enjoy an extra helping of Doctor Who critique and discussion this weekend!]

Switching gears – yet again, like only Doctor Who can – Series 8 transitions from a spooky inspection of fear to a bank heist, or in this case, a “Time Heist.” Written by Steven Moffat and Stephen Thompson, it’s a less profound episode than last week’s but that doesn’t it make it any less interesting. (more…)

New Promotion Stills For Gareth Edwards ‘Doctor Who 8.06: The Caretaker’ Episode

- 09-23-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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The BBC has released a series of promotional stills for the upcoming Doctor Who episode The Caretaker. It seems that Clara (Jenna Coleman) is having one of those Doctor Who kind of days. While most people might be worried about the alien trying to destroy the Coal Hill School where she teaches between Doctor Who jaunts, Clara has another more pressing problem to deal with. Her love interest Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson) is about to meet the Doctor (Peter Capaldi). (more…)

TV Review: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E04 – “Listen”

- 09-14-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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What’s always made Doctor Who unique as well as enduring as a television show is its ability to constantly reinvent itself. From season to season, decade to decade, Doctor Who is allowed–no, expected to be something entirely different. Last week was a funny, charming romp in the past with Robin Hood and his Merry Men. This week we’re forced to face one of our oldest fears – what’s that under the bed? (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E03 – “Robot of Sherwood”

- 09-07-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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So far this season we’ve had a slow opener and a dark examination of The Doctor’s character. Besides last week’s few momentary sparks between Clara and Danny Pink, Series 8 has been a rather serious season. That changes this week with the Mark Gatiss-penned “Robot of Sherwood,”  a silly adventure that manages the right tone and enough genuine laughs to avoid being utterly ridiculous. (more…)

FAN EXPO – Rory and The Doctor Re-Unite!

- 08-30-14Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There maybe a new man playing The Doctor now every week on Doctor Who, but the fans still have a soft spot in their hearts for the man who just left the role, Matt Smith. At Toronto Fan Expo Saturday night, Smith re-united with one of his companions, Mr. Rory Pond, Arthur Darvill, and took questions from a packed house of people who paid for a special ticket for the privilege. The result was as frantic, and funny, and insightful as any Doctor Who adventure, but it was mostly just funny. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E02 – “Into the Dalek”

- 08-30-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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This season’s Doctor Who premiere was rather hum drum. A fine debut from the newly minted Twelfth Doctor, but otherwise “Deep Breath” was of a bit of a fizzle as premieres go. Series 8’s second offering, “Into the Dalek” is anything but hum drum. (more…)

Karen Gillan Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Dressed as…The Pink Ranger (Umm, What?)

- 08-29-14Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Just when you thought the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fad (a good charitable fad that has served its purpose in raising ALS awareness, but still, a fad) is behind us, Doctor Who and Guardians of The Galaxy star Karen Gillan answered Matt Smith’s Nomination and keeps the awareness and cold water flowing.

Everyone’s favorite red head (her hair is growing back nicely) gets style points for dressing up as the Pink Power Ranger and having the Red Ranger and a little person dressed as the Green Ranger get her wet (no, that was not a sexual innuendo). Why the Power Rangers theme? No clue, it’s not explained. That’s what makes it great. The random absurdity of it. (more…)