Category Archives: Doctor Who

Mickey the Tin Dog

Companion Tropes 16 Me?  I’m their Man in Havana.  I’m the technical support.  I’m… Oh, my God, I’m the tin dog. That’s probably Mickey Smith’s most famous line, from the Doctor Who episode School Reunion.  It’s a funny moment, but … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Replay

When I read that we’d be returning to the Twilight Zone in 2019, it was an exciting prospect.  Like Black Mirror, this show allows us to look at our lives through the looking glass.  Star Trek, in 1966, also brought this idea … Continue reading

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The Talos Principle

Imagine: you’re on a path and you run into some obstacles.  You find a nice little inn and you stop for a while.  But one day you realize, “a while” has turned into 20 years.  You realize the path is … Continue reading

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The Land of the Dead

Big Finish: they love stories.  And I would say some of this story is lifted from one of my favorite authors; the great H. P. Lovecraft with creatures from the deep terrorizing an Alaskan base.  Another similarity to the works … Continue reading

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Cargo Cultist Katarina

Companion Tropes 15 When we looked at The Face of Evil we examined how the phenomenon of cargo cults were utilised in the story.  During the Second World War, the islands of Melanesia were strategically important, and American planes started … Continue reading

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Shotgun Farmers

Last week my boys wanted to try a new multiplayer game together. My younger son found a silly little battle game called Shotgun Farmers.   Oh, yeah, it is as silly as it sounds! At $10, you get a multiplayer game … Continue reading

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Whispers of Terror

The third release by Big Finish, Whispers of Terror, does something brilliant.  It gives us a creature that exists as a sound.  When I was a kid, I had a Star Trek record where the crew encountered a sound creature … Continue reading

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