On Things I’ve Been Reading

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #8 IDW Publishing Written by Scott & David Tipton Pencils by Gordon Purcell Watercolors by J.K. Woodward Ten months ago, IDW Publishing announced the comic book I’d waited most of my life to read — a Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover. Yesterday, I read the eighth and final issue. … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading

On Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel

In college, two twenty-somethings have a near-miss romantic moment, and in the years that follow they remain in each other’s lives as relationships change, work situations develop, and parents die in a will-they-won’t-they dance until, one day on a foreign holiday, they realize that they really do belong together. But their happiness is short lived … Continue reading On Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel

On the Almost Adequate “Almost People”

When last we left off in this series of Doctor Who reviews, BBC America had shown “The Rebel Flesh” before taking a brief hiatus for the Memorial Day holiday. Last night, BBC America returned Who to North American television screens with “The Almost People,” the second part of a two-part story about a mining base … Continue reading On the Almost Adequate “Almost People”

On “Rebel Flesh” Not Rebelling

Suppose that, in the near-future, there are industrial jobs that are too difficult for humans or robots to perform. They still need to be done, but there’s a high risk of death to a human or the loss of the investment of a robot. Either would make the work cost-prohibitive. But it’s the future, and … Continue reading On “Rebel Flesh” Not Rebelling

On “The Doctor’s Wife” and Commercial Breaks

Doctor Who clearly isn’t meant to be watched with commercial breaks. Last night was “The Doctor’s Wife,” the highly-anticipated episode of Doctor Who by Neil Gaiman. I knew of people at work who, despite never having watched Doctor Who, intended to watch last night’s episode solely because of the Neil Gaiman factor. I wasn’t that … Continue reading On “The Doctor’s Wife” and Commercial Breaks

On the Middling “Curse of the Black Spot”

After comparing Doctor Who‘s “Day of the Moon” to The X-Files last week, this week’s episode of Doctor Who, the piratical “Curse of the Black Spot,” continues the X-Files vibe, though not in a good way and not in the way you’d expect. If Doctor Who‘s opener “The Impossible Astronaut”/”Day of the Moon” were Steven … Continue reading On the Middling “Curse of the Black Spot”

On “Day of the Moon” and the Doctor’s Plan

When last we saw the Doctor, Amy, and Rory on Doctor Who, they were in a creepy warehouse in Florida. Their erstwhile FBI ally, Canton Everett Delaware III, had been conked unconscious by persons unknown. River Song was exploring the catacombs underneath the warehouse with Rory where they found what appeared to be a proto-TARDIS … Continue reading On “Day of the Moon” and the Doctor’s Plan

On Doctor Who Season Opener Speculations

On Friday, the BBC released another trailer for the sixth season of Doctor Who, this one specifically for the season opener, “The Impossible Astronaut.” That emotive piece of background music, by the way, is “Tristan” by Two Steps from Hell. Another quick observation before I do a speculation/spoiler jump. I am not sold on Stuart … Continue reading On Doctor Who Season Opener Speculations

On Things I’ve Been Reading

“The Professor, the Queen, and the Bookshop” Doctor Who Magazine #429 Panini UK Written by Jonathan Morris Art by Rob Davis One winter’s day, during the height of the Blitz, two young children — Amelia and Rory — run through London’s streets, en route to a nearby train station to meet Amelia’s aunt. Amelia spies … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading