Into Syria with the Doctor aboard the TARDIS

I have easily a hundred ebooks on my Kindle that I’ve never read. Either they were freebies, or I made them from files off Project Gutenberg, or I got them as part of a bundle where I was interesting in only two or three specific titles, or I bought them cheaply from one of the … Continue reading Into Syria with the Doctor aboard the TARDIS

Thoughts on “The Day of the Doctor”

Years ago, a little more than a decade now, EB Games put me and thirty-odd other managers through a pilot management training program. Our instructor was a man by the name of Harry Friedman. He had created a sales management training program, and EB wanted to see if it would work for the company. I … Continue reading Thoughts on “The Day of the Doctor”

On Doctor Who Casting News

The news has broken on casting for November’s Doctor Who anniversary special — in addition to John Hurt, the special will also guest star David Tennant and Billie Piper. Fandom, naturally, is sharply divided. There is wailing that there’s no Eccleston from the new series. Classic Doctor Who fans are wailing that the pre-new series … Continue reading On Doctor Who Casting News

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 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 BBC America’s “Asylum of the Daleks” Screening

Yes, I scored tickets to BBC America’s “Asylum of the Daleks” Doctor Who screening in New York yesterday. You may have heard horror stories about acquiring tickets. My luck may be lousy in everything else, but the one time it counted the luck came through. I made two “immediate reaction” tweets. The first: “Holy fucking … Continue reading On BBC America’s “Asylum of the Daleks” Screening

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 New Doctor Who Christmas Special Announcements

The BBC has made some announcements about this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, starring Matt Smith. Filming began last week. The story will be set during World War II and its guest cast includes Claire Skinner, Bill Bailey, Alexander Armstrong, and Arabella Weir. Weir, by the way, played the Doctor in Big Finish’s audio play … Continue reading On New Doctor Who Christmas Special Announcements

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