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 […]
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.
There’s no getting around the fact that Doctor Who just took Nibbler and made him into the Villain of the Week.
I’m not a fan of Dennis Spooner’s Gnaws and now I’m not a fan of Chris Chibnall’s remake of it.