Doctor Who - Kerblam!

Here we go with my thoughts about episode seven of series thirty-seven of Doctor Who, which is called Kerblam!. To sum up, I’ll start by saying it was not my cup of tea, but I expect it will be popular with most. And, even though I mostly didn’t enjoy it that much, there were some good things about it. Ryan got through a whole episode without mentioning his dad, for one thing, and then there was the threat.

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I just watched the latest episode of Doctor Who, which is episode six of series eleven of New Who. It is like no episode of Doctor Who I have ever seen before, but in a good way. It wasn’t perfect – Doctor Who never is – but it was well above average. A lot of the latest season of the show has been harking back to glory days, with space station under siege episodes, giant monster episodes, and a regeneration episode.

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Season four of Supergirl is in full swing now, and it is a show that rewards watching. I’ve been a fan from the very start, and I wrote a post about Supergirl’s sci-fi credentials back then. If, like me, you started watching this show for superhero battles, you will notice that this element is getting less and less. The first season did knock-down, drawn-out battles between opposing super powered individuals very well, but the show has a lot of episodes under it’s belt now, and it has evolved beyond that, into something different.

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The fifth episode of New Who season eleven, The Tsuranga Conundrum, was… erm… yeah… not good. It had a lot of potential, and there were some enjoyable moments, but all the good stuff it had going for it was let down by a laughable monster, and a cast of characters who were all there to provide brief, unearned, tiny, shrunken, redemption stories. I’m a Who fan, so I enjoyed it, but I can well imagine that somebody less invested in everything related to the Doctor might find their attention wandering.

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The credits just rolled on the latest episode of Doctor Who, so I have immediately hopped onto the computer to get a blog post up about it as soon as possible. The episode is called Arachnids in the UK, which is episode four of series eleven, and again it is a very fine and entertaining piece of television. I’m so impressed that, at almost the half-way point now, this series of Doctor Who has yet to really put a foot wrong.

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Doctor Who - Rosa

Doctor Who is back again for episode three, and maybe the best episode of the show – whether classic or revival version – that I have ever seen. From the trailer for the show, I thought it was going to be something like an episode of Timeless, but I was wrong, it is a lot more than that. It is an extremely powerful episode of TV. It starts, as usual, with those beautiful credits, that consist of little more than a blob of CGI, blossoming from the dark and pulsating like a cloud of chaos.

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TWD is maybe good again

After great success jumping back on with the new season of Doctor Who, I thought I would try the same trick with The Walking Dead. I gave up on the show after they killed off Glenn. I will not go into a long rant about how badly the show had lost its way at that point. Suffice it to say that I prefer stories where communities pull together against zombies, not stories where bands of crazies wage war against each other for no good reason.

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Brett Fitzpatrick

I am an author writing sci-fi novels, blog posts, and a bunch of other stuff.

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