Friday, 27 November 2015
One fan’s heartache is another’s drunken after-party. That is how I choose to view Face The Raven. Surprisingly enough, Clara’s demise last week has had the unusual effect of satisfying both ends of the spectrum of her fanbase. Loyal Clara lovers wept as the impossible girl came in on a leaf and left with a raven in a gut wrenching scene, while Clara doubters, dislikers and angry villagers also managed to enjoy the episode by way of the particular method in which she left the series. Or rather the events that led up to it.
Thursday, 26 November 2015
It’s well documented that I am not UNIT’s biggest fan. Before The Zygon two-parter, I was no fan of Osgood and even after it, while I grew to like her because of her character development, Kate and the rest of UNIT still put me on the fence given how incompetent the latter is. If I had to select a Big Finish title I was looking forward to least, it would be UNIT: Extinction. I went in with rather low expectations. I came out of it a changed man!
Sunday, 22 November 2015
Friday, 20 November 2015
Sleep No More appears to be Series 9’s version of In The Forest of The Night. It initially stood out as exemplary for a number of reasons, though it also faltered because of a number of other reasons, often elements needed to create the former. While not a flame war starter, it is still pretty decisive amongst fans. Let’s look at both sides by dissecting the exciting bits, the sleep bits and the goosebumpy parts in-between.
Thursday, 19 November 2015
For the first time this series, as opposed to stepping back in time, Torchwood instead fastforwards by visiting Gwen Cooper and Rhys Williams five years after Miracle Day. Jack is missing, the Committee are at it again and why exactly is someone who isn’t John Barrowman claiming to be Captain Jack Harkness?