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Wednesday, June 9 2010

‘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.


Tuesday, March 23 2010

Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma

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


Monday, March 22 2010

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.


Tuesday, March 2 2010

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.


Sunday, February 28 2010

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.


Thursday, February 25 2010

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.


Wednesday, February 10 2010

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.


Sunday, February 7 2010

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.


Saturday, February 6 2010

Stirring ‘Robin Hood’ series leads new DVD sets from BBC


Wednesday, February 3 2010

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.


Has ‘Fringe’ Lost Its Way? (Channel Surfing) [25.Jan.10]
Blue World: James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ (Short Ends and Leader) [17.Dec.09]
The Brontë Collection (Reviews) [10.Dec.09]
Doctor Who: The Next Doctor (Reviews) [4.Nov.09]
Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin (Reviews) [3.Nov.09]
Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead (Channel Surfing) [26.Jul.09]
Torchwood: Children of Earth (Channel Surfing) [20.Jul.09]
A Doctor Who Christmas! In June… (Channel Surfing) [28.Jun.09]
Doctor Who: The Androids of Tara (Reviews) [15.Apr.09]
Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday (Reviews) [16.Feb.09]
Doctor Who: The War Machines (Reviews) [13.Jan.09]
Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest (Reviews) [20.Nov.08]
Doctor Who: The Time Meddler (Reviews) [4.Nov.08]
The Host (Reviews) [29.Jul.08]
Doctor Who: Beneath The Surface (Reviews) [17.Jul.08]
Doctor Who: The Time Warrior (Reviews) [19.May.08]
Doctor Who: Planet of Evil (Reviews) [3.Apr.08]
Doctor Who: Time-Flight (Reviews) [29.Jan.08]
Spook Country by William Gibson (Reviews) [23.Oct.07]
Dr. Who (Reviews) [12.Oct.06]
Doctor Who (Reviews) [12.Apr.06]
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