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Doctor Who Christmas Special: “The Husbands of River Song”

Doctor Who's surprising jaunty Christmas special scores points merely by dint of being watchable without resort to the saccharine or the mawkish, and whets the appetite for series 10.

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Childhood’s End: Eps. 1-3, “The Overlords”, “The Deceivers”, “The Children”

Childhood's End is a well-crafted adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's classic; SyFy would be wise to do more of these, and fewer Sharknados.

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction Movie Wasn’t ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina is a darkly funny and philosophical cyberpunk locked-room thriller that tangles with the greatest sci-fi puzzle: What does it mean to be human?

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Bloody Good Terror the English Way: ‘The Quatermass Xperiment’ and ‘Burn Witch Burn’

Brian Donleavy shouts and Peter Wyngarde wears pyjamas in these two British horror classics.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 10 - “Maveth”

Death begets life, and vice versa, in the mid-season finale.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 8 - “Hostile Takeover”

Two compelling stories, one about the return of Supergirl's Kryptonian aunt and the other about an email leak at Kara's employer, never quite manage to come together in "Hostile Takeover."

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is a Fun But Shamelessly Pandering Cash Grab

J.J. Abrams’s sleek, feverishly hyped Episode Seven injects the moribund series with humor and humanity, but relies too much on remixed bits from the original trilogy.

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Justin Richards Delivers a Mixed Bag in Doctor Who: The Time Lord Letters

This is a thick and glossy volume featuring the Doctor's correspondence across time and space.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 7 - “Human for a Day”

This episode of Supergirl illustrates the difficult task of making the narrative and character elements of a story match the iconic imagery associated with the heroes.

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Doctor Who and the Master Really Get in Your Face, 3D-Style

The BBC's 3D treatment of Doctor Who episodes ‘Dark Water’ and ‘Death in Heaven’ makes the cruel plot twists truly pop.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is destined to be big, but can rival films follow it into hyperspace?

That “The Force Awakens” will reap massive returns for its studio, the Walt Disney Co., is undeniable. What is less clear is what sort of ripple effects the film will have on the wider Hollywood ecosystem around it.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 9 - “Closure”

Breathtaking action and heartbreaking turns lead to numerous confrontations as the show goes into its fall finale.

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‘Mystery Science Theater, Volume XXXIV’ and AIP Make a Perfect Match

The latest Mystery Science Theater 3000 release offers an excellent, if snarky, tribute to the late, not-so-great American International Pictures studio.

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Doctor Who: Series 9 Episode 12 - “Hell Bent”

Why couldn’t the Doctor’s recently deceased companion do the right thing, and stay dead?

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3 Dec 2015 // 3:10 AM

A Man, a Plan, a Manimal

Considered one of the worst things to ever hit the television waves in 1983, Manimal doesn't look so bad in 2015. Really.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Red Faced”

Supergirl is at its best when it maintains a nice balance between earnest but absurd superheroics and lightly drawn and funny human drama; in other words, between robot fights and game night.

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Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 11 - “Heaven Sent”

It would be asking a lot of any actor to carry almost an hour of prime-time television on their own, but not Peter Capaldi.

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Igor Brings Special Insights to ‘Victor Frankenstein’

The film makes clear its own debt to monster movie history, but it remains caught in a universe where its most obvious love story can't speak its name.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 8 - “Many Heads, One Tale”

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s season three hits its "tipping point" as all the narrative puzzle pieces fall into place.

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Doctor Who: Series 9 Episode 10 - “Face the Raven”

Trap streets and teleport bracelets abound in this week's stand-out installment, with writer Sarah Dollard delivering the first masterpiece of the Capaldi era.

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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