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Doctor Who and the POA

I’m now starting to feel that the new Doctor Who series has disturbing parallels to the Alfonso Cuarón era of the Harry Potter movies. When Cuarón helmed the third movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, fans rejoiced. Most fans rejoiced. I did not. The tone of the entire series darkened, most strikingly, visually. Figurative darkening was a necessity, as the source material was becoming more dangerous and entangled,…

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Spring Is Dying

Last year, I couldn’t give enough praise to Doctor Who. This year, I need a little help. What’s wrong? I don’t know. There are a few things I’ve already identified, such as Dead!NotDead Doctor, the River Song mystery which has gone on far too long, baby mama drama, lack of fun, etc. However, I think the biggest problem I have right now is that I can’t even name the baddies…

Music Is All Around

Finally! This year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, “A Christmas Carol”, aimed to be more Christmas than special and become the most special Christmas special of them all. Fortunately, there was no world domination plot, no ridiculous villain to fight, no messianic Doctor, and it WORKED. At its core, this was a story of love, loss, and redemption….all the things that a Christmas special need. I don’t know where they found…

Check Your Records Again

River Song, you are amazing. I was lukewarm at best upon first meeting Prof. River Song, and even if I discount all the talk about, “Who is River Song?” her performance in “The Big Bang” was so compelling and completely badass, that I am now a fan. I think she’s going to disappoint me later on, and I’ll be watching her every move side-eyed, but for now? Yeah!!!! My head…