When reviewing The Bells of Saint John for the first time my takeaway was that this was a solid but unexceptional episode that used a lot of familiar elements. After a re-watch I think that's still broadly true. It's certainly not the strongest episode of the season and the Spoonheads with their revolving head gimmick are clearly very similar to The Winders in The Beast Below, only not quite as effective. There's not a lot of depth to the story either. It's very much a reintroduction to The Doctor and what he does. Which obviously isn't going to be incredibly appealing to long time fans. But I think we sometimes forget …Read more »
Writing an anniversary special is something of a poison chalice at the best of times. Writing a 50th Anniversary special for a show that has to appeal to all ages in prime time and has a rabid fan base who have memorised every detail of the shows inconsistent continuity and will pick it to death is and all of those people expect references to their memories of the show…. Well Moffat was the script writer on the day it wasn’t possible to get it right really wasn’t he? No, The Day of the Doctor is not the perfect Doctor Who episode. It can’t be, because it has too many roles …Read more »
According to this report Jeremy Lovering, the director of the first episode of Sherlock season 3, In Fear claims that they have deliberately shot fake scenes in order to thrown fans and the internet off the scent. I can believe it because Sherlock production have been very tight lipped and shown a strong dislike for spoilers. Add to that the fact that the biggest mystery of all will be revealed in this episode when we finally find out how Sherlock faked his death. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/08/27/sherlock-director-claims-that-fake-scenes-have-been-shot-to-mislead-us-all/
Great poster inspired by the most recent episode of Doctor Who (which I must write something about). http://francesco-francavilla.blogspot.com/2012/09/doctor-who-power-of-three-ep704.html Google+: Reshared 3 times Google+: View post on Google+
I haven't had a chance to sit down and watch The Hounds of The Baskerville yet and already the BBC are releasing promo pics for the third and final episode in this season. This is the one I'm most worried about. They've been really building it up as the finale, but the writer has the worst track record of the three Sherlock writers... Embedded Link Blogtor Who The BBC have issued promotional pictures for the third and final episode of Sherlock Series 2, The Reichenbach Fall - click in the images below for bigger versions. Included are: Benedict Cumberbatch ...