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Doctor Who Review: S08E10 — In The Forest Of The Night

An episode with signif­i­cant struc­tural flaws yet it enter­tained me anyway. Steven Moffat has gone on record that part of his vision for Doctor Who is for the show to be a dark fairy­tale. This approach is certainly not univer­sally popular since it tends to down­play the science elements of the show. How strong those science elements every were is admit­tedly debat­able, but still it's a bit of a hot button with people. I mention this because Season 8, Episode 10 — In The Forest Of The Night just screamed fairy­tale to me.

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Ten Classic Sci-Fi Movies To Watch On Netflix

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.

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Doctor Who Review: S08E08 — Mummy On The Orient Express

For the last few years Doctor Who has been fixated on high concept episodes. Big, bold ideas of the sort you could imagine people mashing together and throwing out on twitter. There's not a lot of room for subtlety in these ideas though. In fact subtlety is some­thing we aren't seeing very much of in Doctor Who currently. Even the latest title sequence is an exer­cise in hitting the viewers over the head.

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Doctor Who Review: S08E07 — Kill The Moon

Well that was certainly a wild ride. The episode opens in very familiar terri­tory for this season but we soon find ourselves surrounded by classic horror tropes (flick­ering lights, flash­lights, noises, spider-like crea­tures). Of course over the years Doctor Who has often borrowed the common elements from movies to sculpt its episodes. But Kill The Moon isn't satis­fied with just aping one genre. Instead we rapidly tran­si­tion from horror to epic disaster movies as the whole moon begins to break up around the Doctor and his companions.

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Doctor Who Review — S08E08 Time Heist

Time Heist made for a pleasant palate cleanser after the intense and format chal­lenging episode that preceded it. While it didn't have the big ideas that Listen threw at the viewers, it gave us plenty to enjoy. For a start as the name indi­cates this episode takes it's tone from 1970s heist movies. You'll prob­ably see lots of people … Read More…
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Doctor Who Review: S08E04 — Listen

Well that was rather bril­liant. It's a Moffat episode (through and through) so the online debates are following the tediously predictable path but this is a case where Moffat is playing to his strengths, not letting his ideas get away from him. Tradi­tion­ally in Doctor Who the "time" aspect of the show has been limited to getting the … Read More…