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16 Feb 2009 // 8:00 PM

Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday

For Peter Davidson's first full episode as the Doctor, we're treated to horrible costume choices, a great script, and the worst companion to ever set foot in the TARDIS.

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13 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Doctor Who: The War Machines

Yes, Artificial Intelligence will continually try and destroy us, but it still makes for some grand sci-fi viewing.

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Doctor Who: The Invisible Enemy / K9 and Company

K-9 remains a vital part of the Who universe -- but he's just not leading man material.

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The Best of Sexology, ed. Craig Yoe

In1933 Gernsback published a pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-scientific magazine devoted to sex and all its mysteries, vagaries, varieties -- not to mention all its anxieties.

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Doctor Who: The Five Doctors (25th Anniversary Edition)

This stands more as a giddy popcorn thriller than an entertaining philosophical meditation on existence -- which, as it turns out, proves to be rather fitting.

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Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord

There are many moral qualms left open at the end of Trial, but the comical, fantastic, and dangerous journey has rarely been so satisfying.

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Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest

Quest marks the first full-length animated outing for the Doctor -- and, with any luck, it will be his last.

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Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series

In its strongest outing yet, the Doctor meets several new friends and old enemies, leaving some classic episodes and one very bloated finale in its wake.

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Doctor Who: The Time Meddler

Exploring complex themes, this classic Doctor proves to be heady and entertaining in equal measure.

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Doctor Who: Black Orchid (Episode 121)

It's sad that the commentary track -- in which the actor's lambaste this episode -- is more entertaining than the episode itself.

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Wall of America by Thomas M. Disch

An important and dutiful volume that catches readers up on just about everything Disch was doing, at least in science fiction, over the past few years.

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12 Sep 2008 // 2:48 AM

SEATTLE - If you saw Neal Stephenson on the street, you might think he’s just another geeky Seattle guy with a particularly impressive goatee.

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29 Jul 2008 // 9:59 PM

The Host

Having covered inter-species romance between humans, vampires and werewolves in her popular Twilight series, Meyer turns to new territory in her latest novel: aliens.

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Doctor Who: Beneath The Surface

The Doctor takes on Silurians and Sea Devils, but more in sorrow than in anger.

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Science fiction writer Robert Silverberg was on the phone from his spacious home in the hills above Oakland, outlining his daily routine. “I’m up

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19 May 2008 // 10:00 PM

Doctor Who: The Time Warrior

All things considered The Time Warrior and Timelash could be labeled “The Height and Fall of Classic Doctor Who”.

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9 May 2008 // 4:09 AM

Universal is well-known known for its classic horror films featuring the Frankenstein monster, Dracula, the Invisible Man and the Mummy in the 1930s and 1940s.

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11 Apr 2008 // 3:01 AM

Trying to fathom the mystery of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

“Its origin and purpose still a total mystery.” This is the last line of dialogue in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” though the film is far from

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Doctor Who: Planet of Evil

An infinite universe must contain a lot of fun, even when it’s trying to kill you.

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31 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

This Sporting Life

Reminiscent of Scorsese’s Raging Bull in its dissection of the primal need of man to hit and be hit, and its brutish character's struggle with misogyny.

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