Category Archives: Entertainment

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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Hyouka

This is one of those moments that I have been looking forward to but also in some trepidation, because Hyouka is an important anime television series to me.  It was the first of its kind that I ever watched.  I … 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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The Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 30,000 Feet

What do William Shatner, John Lithgow and Adam Scott have in common?  Well, probably plenty: they are all actors, all male, but more importantly for our article, they all had a nightmare on an airline.  No, I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower

In 2013 Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement, and the following year Studio Ghibli effectively shut down.  Miyazaki has since come out of retirement (he likes to do that) and the studio is back up and running, but during that period … Continue reading

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