Author Archives: DrAcrossthePond

Catch-1782

Which is why I’ve always said that detectives and computer technicians have something in common.  I’d even go so far as to say it’s why I enjoy detective stories; as a fan of time travel, the storytelling is often surprisingly … Continue reading

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Dreamtime

I think the combination of the 7th Doctor, Ace and Hex has a lot of potential and they were off to a good start in The Harvest, but Dreamtime wasn’t the place to go next!  “You scared the sh… well, … Continue reading

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The Game

You know what gives me a lot of enjoyment, Rog? What’s that, Mike? Making fun of sports!  Maybe it’s the nerd in me talking, taking a morbid pleasure in mocking those that had mocked me as a kid but the … Continue reading

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Daleks (The Time Lord Victorious series)

It seems appropriate to take a pause from Big Finish after last week’s adventure, The Juggernauts, to go to another of those special Doctor Who extras that may have slipped past your respective radars.  In November of 2020, while we … Continue reading

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Dagon

As we approach Halloween, I wanted to share a little something I discovered based on a post I read on fellow blogger David Haden’s site, Tentaclii.  I’m a fan of the works of H. P. Lovecraft, as readers of the … Continue reading

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The Juggernauts

Is it wrong of me to be glad to be done with the Divergent universe and have the Doctor and company back in our universe?  I think Paul McGann is both a really nice guy and a great Doctor but … Continue reading

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Control

There was a recent game release called Control that looked like it would have been a game right up my alley, but somehow the trailer didn’t appeal to me.  I don’t really have a good explanation for it.  3rd person … Continue reading

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The Next Life

There was a big change at my job the week I started to listen to this in July of 2021.  On the Monday in question, my “right hand” or “partner in crime”, as they say, was starting in another department; … Continue reading

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What Remains of Edith Finch

It’s been a while, but we’re back with some games that I got into while we were on a Twilight Zone kick! Some time ago, I picked up a game called Gone Home which one might call a walking simulator, in … Continue reading

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Caerdroia

I’d be lying if I said I liked the name of this episode, but it’s not one of those weirdly spelled alien names as you might expect, but rather it’s a Welsh word for, essentially, a maze.  That might not … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: You Might Also Like

When I watched Try, Try, I was disappointed and made the comment that out of 20 episodes, there were only 4 really great ones.  I neglected Blurryman when I said that, which would have brought us up to 5.  With … Continue reading

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The Last

Not for nothing, but you have to give Big Finish massive kudos for some of their stories.  The advantage of being in a different universe means they have the freedom of playing with the logic of the land.  Add to … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Try, Try

Well, I can’t say I’m disappointed that the series is coming to an end.  We had a number of great episodes in a row, but for the penultimate one, Try Try, we’re back to heavy handed messages about the hostility … Continue reading

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Faith Stealer

Some Doctor Who stories are good, if a bit mundane.  I mean, it’s not an out-of-this-world story that has the Doctor’s friends under mental control of some alien influence that tries to kill them.  Been there, done that.  What is … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: A Small Town

I had mentioned during Downtime, that it felt like the programmers of the game that we call life had a reason for preventing me from watching season 2 of The Twilight Zone until after Eric Molinsky released his Imaginary Worlds … Continue reading

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Medicinal Purposes

This is one of the rare times that I have to say, shame on you Big Finish!  Medicinal Purposes left a very bad taste in my ears about Big Finish as a producer of Doctor Who merchandise.  Thankfully, their success rate … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: A Human Face

Of all the episodes of Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone, this is the one that had some of the most interesting discussion between me and my group of “penpals”.  We’re a handful of friends that watch shows “together”, which is to … Continue reading

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The Roof of the World

When I saw the title of this adventure, I was a bit put off because I know that refers to Tibet and I wasn’t up for an historical story.  Still, I’ve been going in order, so I’d have to deal … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: 8

I’m embarrassed to say it took me until writing up this review to realize why the episode was titled 8.   In fairness, it’s a testament to the writing, acting, and directing that the title just faded into the background.  This … Continue reading

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The Harvest

The Harvest opens with preparations for a birthday party for a chap named Hex who will be celebrating at The White Rabbit, and I can’t help but wonder: did I miss an Alice in Wonderland reference in Arrangements for War??  … Continue reading

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