I guess holiday companies reckon January is a good time to get people to book holidays – when they’re longing for a bit of sun and warmth. So it’s also […]
Of the films released in 2019, I have managed to see only 14, so my ‘best of 2019’ list is quite short, as well as a bit late.
One of the great traditions of the British bank holiday is the late-afternoon James Bond film on ITV. One of the newer traditions of Doctor Who is the ‘festive episodes’ […]
Enthused by Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, Mr N asked me which episodes of Doctor Who he should watch? He’s working his way back through Capaldi, but, overwhelmed by the […]
If, like me, you have both an unassailable dedication to physical media for your video (and music) and yet you wish to play them on your iThings then there’s a […]
It seemed to me there were an unusually high number of top notch new, British, TV series in 2018. That’s ignoring great returning series (hello Doctor Who) etc. And yes, […]
Oops, I forgot to post about Resolution of The Daleks the 1 January “special” which took pleasure in breaking Doctor Who‘s 2018 resolution of ‘no returning monsters’.
I like bookends. The stop my books from falling over.
Doctor Who is at its absolute nutso best when it takes on surreal fantasy and wins: Warriors Gate, Enlightement, or this. They go beyond where special effects budget can comfortable take them, […]
I was hoping for fewer aliens, but let’s focus on the positive: if we’re going to have an alien race in the story, at least it’s integral to the narrative. […]
There are problems with this episode before the Doctor announces the ‘systems’ aren’t the problem. Robots of Death this very much isn’t.
This is a powerful, moving return to form – Doctor Who doing something unusual and impressive. You’re not going to stop me griping about one thing, though. Unnecessary aliens.