Author Archives: DrAcrossthePond

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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The Twilight Zone: Among The Untrodden

So far, this season has impressed me more than season one, but none of the episode really wow’d me… until now.  I finally feel we have  a strong episode that can hold up as an example of what The Twilight … Continue reading

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Arrangements for War

I remember there was a lot of hype around this story when it was being released.  It didn’t wow me then and it almost didn’t now. However, active listening is very different from passive listening and that may have saved … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Ovation

Last week I mentioned just what a bleak place the Twilight Zone could be.  While I stand behind that, it’s not really the Zone itself that’s bleak, but the people who we find entering it.  The problem is often one … Continue reading

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The Axis of Insanity

Fans of Doctor Who are used to the versatile nature of the show.  If there’s one thing Doctor Who has always been good at, it’s mixing and matching different formulae to create something that works.  Oh, that’s not to say … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Who of You

Sometimes The Twilight Zone feels like a very unpleasant place, doesn’t it?  I mean, it’s bleak.  We meet a guy who is just awkward to watch.  He comes home to a miserable girlfriend who is unsympathetic.  Not that he deserves … Continue reading

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The Twilight Kingdom

If you are unfamiliar with Big Finish, you’re doing yourself a disservice.  Big Finish has a motto: “we love stories”.  It’s simple but extremely evident.  When you love something, you take care of it.  Two stories back, with The Creed … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Downtime

I feel like I entered the Twilight Zone myself when I started to watch this episode.  I mean, it was weird enough when I learned many months late that the second season of Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone had come out … Continue reading

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The Natural History of Fear

If you remember last week, I was complaining about Charley and the weakness of The Creed of the Kromon in general.  You’ll be pleased to know that I was singing a different tune when The Natural History of Fear finished.  … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Meet in the Middle

Season one of Jordan Peele’s rebooted Twilight Zone was a bit of a heavy slog for me.  Well, at least for most of the episodes.  It wasn’t that the writing wasn’t good, but I felt like someone was trying to … Continue reading

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The Creed of the Kromon

If I’m being honest, I am upset.  I think what I liked about the original range of Doctor Who releases from Big Finish is that if you disliked a Doctor/companion combo, you only had one story to sit through before … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Crier in Emptiness

This week we explored strange new worlds with Big Finish in Doctor Who’s Divergent universe in Scherzo.  Then we sought out strange new life forms in Star Trek with The Changeling.  Before I start a different Thursday series, I wanted to come … Continue reading

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Scherzo

Returning to Big Finish after a bit of a gap has been a mixed bag and I’m desperately torn on my feelings about Scherzo.  Having left our universe at the end of Zagreus, Charley and the Doctor are in a … Continue reading

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Mass Effect: The Complete Comics

Let’s take a break from actual video games, retro or otherwise, to dive into a video game-related subject: the complete collection of Mass Effect comics.  This tome caught my eye one day and I picked it up to read a … Continue reading

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The Wormery

It’s been a while, but with life returning to normal, my job has us back in the office, so it’s time I go back to Big Finish for some more Doctor Who audio adventures. “The audio medium can be so … Continue reading

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Subnautica: Below Zero

As readers of the Junkyard know, I loved Subnautica.  UnknownWorlds released a survival game that kept me completely immersed without needing to create an action-packed battle game.  Instead, it’s a game that keeps your toes curling as you dive deep into the … Continue reading

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