For desperate Whovians…

Those of you still mourning my on-hiatus Doctor Who reviews and longing for in-depth discussions of your favorite episodes may want to pop over to them0vieblog, where Darren has recently reviewed the Ninth and Eleventh Doctors’ respective debuts. He’s also got reviews of the Tenth Doctor specials, which you can find organized at his ReviewsContinue reading “For desperate Whovians…”

2012 Hugo Awards

As you may or may not know, the Hugo Awards are sort of like the Oscars for science fiction and fantasy stories. I don’t follow them much (or, to be honest at the risk of losing my geek cred, at all), but when I saw the list of this years’ winners, and recognized a fewContinue reading “2012 Hugo Awards”

TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episodes 3.08-3.09 “Human Nature” & “The Family of Blood”

Episodes 3.08 and 9 “Human Nature” & “The Family of Blood” Written By: Paul Cornell Originally Aired: May 26and June 2, 2007 Synopsis: “In order to hide from a family of murderous aliens who are following his scent across time, the Doctor disguises himself as a mild-mannered English schoolteacher in 1913, even rewriting his ownContinue reading “TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episodes 3.08-3.09 “Human Nature” & “The Family of Blood””

TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.07 “42”

Episode 3.07 “42” Written By: Chris Chibnall Originally Aired: May 19, 2007 Synopsis: “On a spaceship headed straight for the centre of the sun, The Doctor only has 42 minutes to save Martha and the rest of the ship’s crew from an inevitable doom…” (Wikipedia) I always get this episode confused with the “Impossible Planet”/Continue reading “TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.07 “42””

TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.06 “The Lazarus Experiment”

Episode 3.06 “The Lazarus Experiment” Written By: Stephen Greenhorn Originally Aired: May 5, 2007 Synopsis: “The famous Dr Lazarus has appeared to discover the secret of eternal youth – but do his experiments hide a sinister secret?” (Wikipedia) The pre-title sequence is quite interesting for what it reveals about our two protagonists. It ends onContinue reading “TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.06 “The Lazarus Experiment””

TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episodes 3.04 – 3.05 “Daleks in Manhattan” & “Evolution of the Daleks”

“[In 1930s New York] The Doctor and Martha confront a host of surviving Daleks from the Canary Wharf battle. What are those creatures in the sewers? And why are the Cult Of Skaro attempting to create a Dalek/Human hybrid…?”

TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.03 “Gridlock”

Episode 3.03 “Gridlock” Written By: Russell T. Davies Originally Aired: April 14, 2007 Synopsis: “The Doctor and Martha return to New Earth to find it has been laid out as a horrendous trap, stuck in a giant and long traffic jam under the streets of New New York.” A rather grimy, almost claustrophobic episode isContinue reading “TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.03 “Gridlock””

TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.02 “The Shakespeare Code”

Episode 3.02 “The Shakespeare Code” Written By: Gareth Roberts Originally Aired: 7 April 2007 Synopsis: “The Doctor takes Martha back in time to Elizabethan England where they meet William Shakespeare and try to solve what sent the architect of the Globe Theatre to the madhouse.” (Wikipedia) A fun, beautiful-looking episode, very similar to Episode 1.03Continue reading “TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.02 “The Shakespeare Code””

TV Review: Doctor Who Series 3 Overview and Episode 3.01 “Smith & Jones”

[N.B. For Series 3 and 4, I’m switching to an episode-by-episode review format in order to speed up the posting process. The epic and glorious reviews are cool when they go up, but they take too long to finish!] Series Title: Doctor Who Season: Series 3 Original Air Date: March 31, 2007 – June 30,Continue reading “TV Review: Doctor Who Series 3 Overview and Episode 3.01 “Smith & Jones””

TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.00 “The Runaway Bride”

Series: Doctor Who (TVTropes Recap) Season.Episode: 3.00 “The Runaway Bride” (Christmas special between Series 2 and 3) Original Air Date: Christmas Day 2006 Length: 45 minutes Writer: Russell T. Davies Lead Actors: David Tennant (The Tenth Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Sarah Parish (Empress of the Racnoss) Synopsis: “A bride suddenly materialises in the Tardis.Continue reading “TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.00 “The Runaway Bride””