Category Archives: Reviews

DVD Review: AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE & TIME

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD/Blu-Ray set for review) One of the highlights of last year’s Doctor Who anniversary celebration was the premiere of An Adventure in Space and Time, a docudrama penned by Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who, Sherlock) focusing on the early years of the program. Thankfully, it has

DVD Review: DOCTOR WHO – THE WEB OF FEAR

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD for review) One of the highlights of last year’s Doctor Who anniversary celebrations was the discovery of nine episodes previously “lost” from the BBC Archive. One of these stories – The Web of Fear – is being released today on DVD. For years, legend

Gateways to Geekery: RED DWARF

(This post originally appeared in longer form at Comic Related) Sometimes, geeks and nerds are looking to get their laugh on, and want to search far and wide for a comedy that tickles their nerdly funny bone. For many fans of British science fiction, Red Dwarf, the BBC comedy that began in 1989, ran intermittently

Regeneration Then & Now – DOCTOR WHO: TIME OF THE DOCTOR/TENTH PLANET

(Special Thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing complimentary DVDs for review) One of the more creative concepts within the Doctor Who universe is the concept of regeneration: the Doctor’s ability to change his appearance and personality when his body “wears a bit thin”. Thankfully, two recent DVD releases from BBC Home Entertainment provide some

Revisiting DOCTOR WHO: DOCTORS NINE THROUGH ELEVEN

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary copy for review) With the 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who coming to a close, it seems fitting that BBC America’s Doctor Who Revisited series would focus on the new series Doctors. Like their previous sets, the latest installment of The Doctors Revisited focuses on

Revisiting Classic DOCTOR WHO: DOCTORS FIVE THROUGH EIGHT

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD for review) Many fans of new Doctor Who often find themselves a bit confused about how to engage the classic series. Thankfully, BBC America has been showing The Doctors Revisited once a month. Like the early companion DVD set for the first four Doctors,

The Doctor That Never Was: DOCTOR WHO – SCREAM OF THE SHALKA

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD for review) On paper, this should have worked – an animated, online version of Doctor Who to help celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary. An online reinterpretation that could have served as a creative reinvention of the show. But as history – and the recent

Send in the Clones: A Review of ORPHAN BLACK on DVD

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD set for review, and this post originally appeared at Comic Related) “How many of me are out there?” A small-time con artist on the run. A troubled cop. A suburban soccer mom. A grad student in biology. A woman suffering a lifetime of abuse.

Revisiting Classic DOCTOR WHO on DVD

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing complimentary DVDs available for review.) One of the many questions fans of the new Doctor Who series ask focuses around classic Who stories should they watch to gain a sense of the show’s history. Thankfully, BBC Home Entertainment is releasing Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 1 –

A Closer Look At The Man of Steel

*(Originally presented in a much longer form on Comic Related. Reprinted with permission). There’s been a lot of talk about Superman since Man of Steel opened…. maybe too much talk. (Sorry about that, I seem to be channeling a rock video from my youth) Although most comics fans understand Superman’s importance in comics history, they