Prometheus

For a while there, people were saying Ridley Scott had lost his mojo; The Councillor being Exhibit A. Prometheus is a film which has its fans and its detractors, and each side has valid arguments. It may not be the Alien film we wanted, but it is the one we got. Mankind has a fascination […]

Doctor Who “The Ambassadors of Death”

“The Ambassadors of Death” is so underrated, it’s almost forgotten. I don’t think anyone has it in their personal top ten (but maybe they do). I happen to believe it is a damn fine Doctor Who story that deserves more attention. The plot is simple, yet effective; the British space agency has lost contact with […]

Doctor Who “The Silurians”

Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I will never refer to this episode as “Doctor Who and the Silurians,” despite that being what is printed on the DVD box. It’s one of those anomalies that occur sometimes, and you just ignore it; like the blooper in Diamonds are Forever. The writer of this story, […]

Doctor Who “Spearhead from Space”

Introducing a new Doctor is a hit or miss proposition. For every “Rose” or “The Eleventh Hour” you get a “Twin Dilemma” or “Time and the Rani.” I apologize for putting those thoughts in your head. I haven’t checked lately, but I’m sure “Spearhead from Space” is in the top half of the best/favorite classic […]

Classic Doctor Who: Series 7

1970 represented a time of massive change for Doctor Who. In 1969… ish, the Time Lords got fed up with the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) refusing to heed to their policy of noninterference, so they forced him to regenerate, (into Jon Pertwee) then exiled him to Earth. Then they futzed with the TARDIS so he couldn’t […]