So the first teaser for the upcoming series of Doctor Who has dropped. It isn't really a trailer or preview as much as a taste. The few seconds presented as an entree or Tapas, there are morsels of something that provides a hit of flavour, but they may bear no resemblance to the main course. … Continue reading The path has never seemed more slow
Some spoilers. Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp is an energetic romp. It's fun, family centric, and well-intentioned. There were laughs thanks to Luis (Michael Pena) and his side kicks. Really Luis stole the show from Paul Rudd's Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly, as Hope Van Dyne, even with the ant-puns. Having said that Michael Douglas … Continue reading Review: Ant-Man & the Wasp
The streaming service Twitch is delivering ancient episodes of Doctor Who for free. So far I have caught a Three Doctors episode featuring Jo Grant in a blue outfit that looks like she butchered a Smurf community, Jon Pertwee's Doctor in full velvet pre-New Romantic costume wandering a Welsh quarry, and the Brigadier getting peevish. … Continue reading Gettin’ twitchy
Obviously, some spoilers, ok? A couple of years ago, I jokingly mentioned that Marvel's heroes don't feature in films that address issues of import, because they largely fight self-created problems (like Stark raving police bots gone bad in Age of Ultron, or themselves in Civil War, or the son of exiled long-lost relatives in Black … Continue reading Review: Infinity War
Here's your two for one review of The Last Jedi and Twice Upon A Time Doctor Who Christmas Special. Because, to quote the classics, why can't we do both? If you think, like me, too much about these things the themes of each converge on memory, life and loss, and decisions in quiet moments that change … Continue reading Review: Double the hot takes
It's been a momentous couple of weeks in Doctor Who news. The announcement of the 13th Doctor kept me smiling all the way to work (or at least until I began to read responses), while the preview for the Christmas episode looks like it could be pleasing (or infuriating) to old school fans and newer … Continue reading Doctor Who: Suspension of relief?
Spoilers ok? The sky is still blue And so it has come to pass The Doctor Falls and our perception filters have been lifted and we can see the great event happen on the horizon, and like anything in a black hole, we are crushed, and perhaps, made anew. And, because time dilation means The … Continue reading Doctor Who: Falling
You'll got the Andrew Marvell reference To His Coy Mistress for the episode titled World Enough and Time yeah? It's apt. Not just this episode with its portents of doom, and accurate time dilation Black Hole physics. No. The entire series has indeed felt time's winged chariot hurrying near. Most episodes have felt overtly rushed or truncated, except … Continue reading Doctor Who: a Time Lord’s winged chariot
Apologies for the delay, but as with so much of this season, Doctor Who feels like it's biding time until the big finale. Having said that The Eaters of Light, promised a bit and delivered more than recent episodes. I acknowledge I've been hard on them, but when a great thing falls a little way from being … Continue reading Doctor Who: Roam where you want to
Imagine ordering Empress of Mars, a colonialist, capitalist and slavery themed episode of Doctor Who that demonstrates 19th century military and mercantile values and not realising it was accomplished earlier, with more nuance and to a more satisfying degree in the episode Thin Ice? As if to make up for this, some fetching steam punk … Continue reading Doctor Who: More ice?