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I wasn't planning on writing reviews for every episode of this season of Supernatural but this is the third episode in a row that has inspired me to write a review for whatever that's worth. Unfortunately this time out I don't have a much in the way of positives to offer.
While it's selection of the latest movies is inconsistent at best, if you're a fan of older science fiction and fantasy movies then Netflix can be quite a treat. What follows is a list of 10 movies that Netflix categorizes as classic scifi. Though their use of the word classic seems… liberal.
Even if you don't have Netflix these are movies that are worth watching should you get the chance. Though in some cases I wouldn't recommend actually buying them.
There's a song in the musical The Music Man called Pick a Little, Talk A Little. This song reminds me of how people behave on social media. While we talk a big game about effecting social change and broadening our understanding what's actually going on is more like this:
Oh this was such a good episode. Doctor Who is a juggling act and th best episodes manage to give you humor, fear, action and a big idea all in a single package. It's not easy, but when it works it's great. This worked. Writer Jamie Mathieson came through with a script that was actually even stronger than Mummy On The Orient Express, which is no small achievement.
In the last couple of decades the tone of science fiction has been overwhelmingly pessimistic. There's a cultural notion of late that it's more realistic to portray everything as going wrong and being bad. Because that's what life is. Except it isn't. When looked at statistically life is over-all better than it was 40 or 50 years ago.
So you've seen Doctor Who. You know about Torchwood and perhaps Blakes Seven or Space 1999. These are the cornerstones of British telefantasy. But there's a lot more out there and it's worth watching.
The route to Shepherdstown is very dark at night. I mention it because all those twists and turns I talked about earlier are particularly fun when you can't see them coming. So my second trip to the town took significantly longer than the first. Not that I was really in that much of a hurry. I mean, I was about to break into an apartment (for the second time that day) and hunt for a book about werewolves in a town where werewolves apparently resided.