Star Trek: Discovery – The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For the Lamb’s Cry

While the title of episode 4 of Star Trek: Discovery may seem a little unwieldy and pretentious it does actually get to the heart of what the episode is about. Where does the line come between empathy and detachment? My question at the end of the last review (how long until Burnham finds Captain Lorca’s … Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery – The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For the Lamb’s Cry

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Shada-Uppa Your Face – Fandom’s Fascination With Doctor Who’s Unfinished Work

So it has been announced that the BBC is going to release a new version of the Doctor Who story Shada. I say a new version as this is the fourth iteration of this story to be released. For those newer fans that might be unaware of Shada here is a potted history: Shada was … Continue reading Shada-Uppa Your Face – Fandom’s Fascination With Doctor Who’s Unfinished Work

Star Trek: Discovery – Context is for Kings

The third episode of Star Trek: Discovery sets up the titular starship and it’s crew. Michael Burnham is being transported along with some other prisoners but there is a problem mid-flight. Their shuttle is rescued by the USS Discovery captained by the enigmatic Gabriel Lorca. Lorca tells Burnham that she is going to earn her … Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery – Context is for Kings

TV Review – Star Trek: Discovery. The Vulcan Hello and Battle at the Binary Stars

I decided to review both these episodes together as pretty much everyone will have watched them back to back. This is a big return for Star Trek, the first TV show in 12 years, and the landscape of television has changed dramatically in the intervening time. Viewers have embraced serial storytelling rather than episodic TV. … Continue reading TV Review – Star Trek: Discovery. The Vulcan Hello and Battle at the Binary Stars

The Casting of a New Doctor Has Never Been a Surprise, Nor Should It Be.

So we're entering peak silly season for Doctor Who. The new Doctor has been cast and tomorrow it is going to be announced on the BBC straight after the Wimbledon men's final. There are a huge amount of fans currently losing their shit about at least one aspect of these events, usually several. If there … Continue reading The Casting of a New Doctor Has Never Been a Surprise, Nor Should It Be.

Doctor Who Review – World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls

Having been had a busy week after World Enough and Time was broadcast I was originally going to write separate reviews for it and The Doctor Falls but having watched the season finale I realised that it would be next to impossible to write a retroactive review of World Enough and Time as a lot … Continue reading Doctor Who Review – World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls