On Things I’ve Been Reading

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #5 IDW Publishing Written by Scott & David Tipton Pencils by Gordon Purcell Watercolors by J.K. Woodward It’s safe to say that after the fourth issue of Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 that I was ready to give up on this series. My two favorite science-fiction … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #4 IDW Publishing Written by Scott & David Tipton, with Tony Lee Pencils by Gordon Purcell Watercolors by J.K. Woodward For two weeks this review has defeated me. I wrote a draft. I didn’t like it. It was, I thought, harsh. I wrote another draft. This one I … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #3 IDW Publishing Written by Scott & David Tipton, with Tony Lee Art by J.K. Woodward and the Sharp Brothers Two issues into IDW Publishing’s Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 and I was feeling indifferent. The first issue, discussed here, was okay but not especially engaging; … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1 IDW Publishing Written by Scott & David Tipton, with Tony Lee Art by J.K. Woodward When I was about nine, I started watching Star Trek. I remember going with my dad to see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan for my birthday. When I was about … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading

On Doctor Who's Second Season

The BBC made a number of announcements about Doctor Who‘s new season. Lis Sladen will be reprising her role as Sarah Jane Smith. Sarah travelled with the third and fourth Doctors in the mid-1970s. Stephen Fry will be writing an episode. Anthony Stewart Head will make an appearance. And somewhere a Cyberman is saying “Excellent.” … Continue reading On Doctor Who's Second Season

On the Cybermen

“Excellent” is a part of my usual vocabulary. I noticed recently that when saying “Excellent” I drop my voice by an octave and do a Cyberman impression. I wonder why that is. Perhaps to counterbalance that I should adopt a raspy voice and say, “Excellent, Smithers.” Then, somewhere in between I’ll sound like myself.