****Warning: The following contains spoilers for Jodie Whittaker's run of Doctor Who. Reader discretion is advised**** A couple of years ago, I wrote a series of posts where I pontificated on the possibility of a female Doctor and, while I understood the backlash surrounding the character's gender swap, I considered it the show's only possible… Continue reading Doctor Who The Hell Cares Anymore
Black Mirror: Season Five Thoughts
SPOILER ALERT FOR SEASON FIVE OF BLACK MIRROR I consider Black Mirror to be one of the greatest sci-fi shows ever made. Its portrayal of the effect technology has on the human psyche has made for some of the most insightful and realistic stories I have ever come across. It has the ability to both… Continue reading Black Mirror: Season Five Thoughts
Kris Marshall is The Doctor?
So rumors have been floating around that Death in Paradise's Kris Marshall may be taking up the mantle of The Doctor following Capaldi's departure. And, of course, you realize what this means.... THE DOCTOR WILL FINALLY BE GINGER!!! I thought this would be the main topic of discussion when it came to his potential role.… Continue reading Kris Marshall is The Doctor?
Should the 13th Doctor be a Woman?
Unless you've given up on Doctor Who and unliked all the DW-related Facebook pages as I should have done long ago, you've likely heard everyone screaming from the ether: THE NEXT DOCTOR HAS TO BE A WOMAN!! Now in the past, my opinion on a female playing The Doctor has been- However, now that Moffat… Continue reading Should the 13th Doctor be a Woman?
Opinion: Peter Capaldi is Leaving Doctor Who and That’s a Good Thing
As crappy as it is that Peter didn't get a fair shake at being The Doctor, this decision to leave is for the show's benefit. Doctor Who has been in dire need of a direction change for years now and I think it would really benefit from a clean slate. Many people are complaining that… Continue reading Opinion: Peter Capaldi is Leaving Doctor Who and That’s a Good Thing
“The Infinity Doctors” a Doctor Who Novel Review
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for the novel. It's been out since the 90s, but I thought I should give you a heads up anyway. Pros: Gallifrey. Firstly, I would like to say I love how in-depth the writer is when describing Gallifrey in this novel. You would think that it would bog down the plot,… Continue reading “The Infinity Doctors” a Doctor Who Novel Review
Doctor Who Christmas Special: I’m Cautiously Optimistic
After the dreaded Hell Bent, I considered myself done with Doctor Who. I still watch reruns, read books featuring past Doctors, and listen to Big Finish audiodramas. But that thirst to see more? That urgency to find out what is in store for one of the best characters in science fiction? That is gone. Hell… Continue reading Doctor Who Christmas Special: I’m Cautiously Optimistic
Opinion: Comedies Are Terrible Now
A friend of mine recently introduced me to British comedy, Black Books, which stars Irish comedian Dylan Moran. It's a show about a combative and anti-social bookstore owner in England and the strange adventures he gets into with his posse of misfits. As a fan of English comedy, I fell head over heels in love with Black… Continue reading Opinion: Comedies Are Terrible Now
Nostalgia Goggles: Torchwood
Have you ever looked back on a series you used to love and finally see all the problems it had? Well, recently this happened to me with a little BBC program called Torchwood. When I was in my teens, this show was my jam. It was dark, gritty, and way more mature than Doctor Who. Or...so… Continue reading Nostalgia Goggles: Torchwood