Monthly Archives: October 2015

Some book reviews

I am also copying these over from days long past. Johnny U by Tom Callahan — Very interesting read, a lot of anecdotes and information about the great Unitas. It gives a very strong sense of the sort of man … Continue reading

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nuWho 1×05: World War Three

I guess I forgot to mention last time that the aliens call themselves the Slitheen. One of them was polite enough to mention it at the end of the episode. That’s how aliens talk. “We are the Slitheen.” “I am … Continue reading

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nuWho 1×04: Aliens of London

I said: Such are the deep questions that this episode invites, ultimately bringing us to examine the nature of our reactions to those who are different from ourselves yet claim to be similar. Whereas within the previous few years, need … Continue reading

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nuWho 1×03: The Unquiet Dead

Victorian England and Charles Dickens and streams of spectral light emanating from people’s mouths. This ought to be fun. We open with an undertaker consoling a man over the loss of his grandmother. “She was so full of life,” the … Continue reading

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nuWho 1×02: The End of the World

Jokes about morbidity aside, TPTB are methodically establishing benchmarks of this show for newcomers. We had creepy “science” in contemporary society last episode, we’ll have supernatural with a Historical Guest Star in the past in the next one, and right … Continue reading

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nuWho 1×01: Rose

We open with a shot from space to establish the scope of the show (and to set up the revolving world thing later). Then we see Rose getting out of bed and heading off to her job at a downtown … Continue reading

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Getting started with Doctor Who reviews

Hello there. We’re going to start off this blog with some reviews of the new Doctor Who show, starting with Eccleston (the Ninth Doctor) and working forward. I like old Who just fine, but I’m not covering it for now … Continue reading

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