Articles tagged doctor who, bbc, jon pertwee, master, science fiction, sci-fi

Clones (We’re All): ‘The Bradbury Report’

This book about cloning feels like a clone: a copy of something more original that has harvested its ideas from more compelling sources.

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New Jurisdiction: How Will the Dark, Brooding ‘Luther’ Fare Stateside?

Airing on BBC America later in the year, the BBC's recent dark crime series, Luther, deserves to do as well stateside as it's doing here in the UK.

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Celebrating 70 Years of Ringo Starr (videos)

On July 7th, 1940, Richard Starkey was born in Liverpool, but from 1959 on, he would mostly be known to the world as Ringo Starr. Here's an up-to-date video flashback of his entire career.

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23 Jun 2010 // 3:21 AM

Being alive is underrated. It can seem pretty simple, all told: Breathe in, breathe out. Walk around. Pay bills. It’s been done for centuries,

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A King’s Velvet Shorts, a Giant Green Eyeball—Must Be Doc Who & ‘The Curse of Peladon’

Those who’ve followed the Doctor for years already know how absolutely fun this show can be. For the rest of us, its only the beginning.

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Life: A Simple Story About Sex and Food

Sumptuously filmed, gorgeously executed, and groundbreaking in technique and motivation, Life must be one of the great film accomplishments of the decade.

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‘The Good Life’ in Surbiton’s Green and Pleasant Land

The central theme of The Good Life is simple enough by today’s standards, although during its heyday in the mid-'70s the show’s subject matter – self-sufficiency and green, organic living – was very innovative.

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‘The Affinity Bridge’ Is an Enormously Fun Steampunk Novel

George Mann's book is a smattering of Sherlock Holmes, Neuromancer, and H.G. Wells all rolled into one enormously fun Steampunk novel.

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21 May 2010 // 6:01 AM

Starfleet Unitards for Women

Trekkie compilations and more cocoa in Starfleet to confront viewers with the show's embedded sexism.

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Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series

During its five years, Stargate Atlantis provided entertaining characters, exiting sci-fi adventure and top-notch visual effects.

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23 Mar 2010 // 9:58 PM

Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma

The doctor as murderer? Talking penguins? Welcome to Colin Baker's controversial first-turn as the Doctor...

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Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus

In The Keys of Marinus, one will find deep meditations on the meanings of justice, morality, trust, and class systems -- wobbly sets and peripheral vision be damned.

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The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had to, by D.C. Pierson

Pierson is guilty of perpetuating stereotypes, as our two main characters often remark about the fear of being found out that they could be gay, based on their nerdiness.

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Veracity by Laura Bynum

It is hard to write a dystopian science fiction novel that is as memorable and thought-provoking as 1984 or A Handmaid's Tale, but Laura Bynum's new book comes pretty close.

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On Supernatural, It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Big changes ahead for Season 6

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Doctor Who: The Complete Specials

This special -- like many that have come before -- suffers from the kind of frequent space-opera endings that have become Russell T. Davies' trade as of late.

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10 Feb 2010 // 9:59 PM

Robin Hood: Season 3

The primary issue with this season is that it features the same weird mix of bad humor and bad drama that has defined the show from the get-go.

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Doctor Who: The End of Time, Parts 1 and 2

As David Tennant's tenure as the Tenth Doctor comes to a close, we can't help but wish that his last adventure was a bit more substantial than this.

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One of England’s most enduring characters, Robin Hood, swings back into action in one of several sparkling new DVD sets recently released by BBC

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Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

As the tenth Doctor's tale winds down to its end, The Waters of Mars show that the greatest horror of all exists in the Time Lord himself.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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