Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 2

“Smile” Doctor Who heads to the future as the Doctor and Bill go on their first proper adventure to one of humanity’s first colonies and encounter a mystery when they arrive. Part of the appeal of this show is that it can be so many things. There’s no such thing as a “typical” episode of…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 1

“The Pilot” Doctor Who begins the final season for current Doctor Peter Capaldi and current showrunner Steven Moffat with the introduction of a new companion and a mysterious creature to be dealt with. New companion episodes are always interesting on a conceptual level. In each case it provides a jumping on point for new fans…

Doctor Who – 2016 Christmas Special

“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” I’m writing this on Christmas Day which means that the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special is there to be talked about. For this episode, Doctor Who jumps on the superhero bandwagon when a young child swallows a gem that grants him his deepest wish. That wish is to have superpowers…

Doctor Who – 2015 Christmas Special

“The Husbands of River Song” Merry Christmas everyone. Christmas Day means many things to people and one of those is the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special. This episode marks the Peter Capaldi incarnation meeting recurring character River Song (Alex Kingston) for the very first time. I mentioned in my review of the special from last…

On the Silver Screen – Paddington

Michael Bond’s creation Paddington gets the big screen live action treatment in this well put together family film chronicling Paddington Bear’s first days in the City of London. Paddington is something of an adaptation of the first stories starring the titular bear but it’s been so long since I read them that I really can’t…