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Game of Thrones: How I Felt About Season 8

(Warning: spoilers. Obviously.) So, the final season of Game of Thrones. If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past two months, you’ve probably noticed that an awful lot of people on the Internet did not like it. … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11: Final Thoughts

In July 2017, it was announced that Peter Capaldiā€™s Twelfth Doctor would be regenerating into a woman, played by Jodie Whittaker. At the time, I wrote a blog post expressing my concerns about changing the gender of a character who … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – New Year’s Day Special 2019: “Resolution”

Following our expository introduction, we open in the middle of a ‘romantic comedy’ moment between Lin and Mitch, which makes it pretty obvious that something bad’s about to happen to one or both of them. At least they’re both still … Continue reading

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My Favourite Things in 2018

In the News The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19th May was, if anything, even more of a pleasure to watch than that of William and Kate in 2011. With such features as a very eloquent … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 10: “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”

I was expecting it to either be the Doctor or a companion teleporting in front of the Ux at the beginning, and the story then rewinding to tell us how they got there, rather than jumping forward 3407 years. But … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 9: “It Takes You Away”

My first impression of this episode was that it was going to be a minimalist, localised, haunted house story. And while the episode does try to maintain a primarily creepy vibe even when the characters venture into the antizone, it’s … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 8: “The Witchfinders”

Another historical episode this week, one that even has a title reminscent of the old William Hartnell adventures. And as with our previous historical episodes this season, it deals with a setting associated with hate and ignorance. Nice to have … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 7: “Kerblam!”

Given how long Amazon has existed, I’m surprised that Doctor Who hasn’t done an episode based in a big shopping warehouse – with accompanying contemporary themes – before now. But there is still a relevant contemporary theme for this episode … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 6: “Demons of the Punjab”

I did mention last week that Series 11 as a whole is being a bit preachy – and having an episode focussed on the partition of India, and the accompanying issue of religious division, certainly doesn’t deviate from that theme. … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 5: “The Tsuranga Conundrum”

Thirteen has been a pretty friendly, cheerful and purely heroic Doctor thus far, but it’s good how this episode shows she’s still not perfect, with Astos pointing out how selfish she’s being for wanting to turn the hospital ship around. … Continue reading

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