Author Archives: DrAcrossthePond

Class: The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo

Class is back in session, this time focusing largely on Ram, the school sports king.  I haven’t warmed to the characters yet, but I think that was the point: introduce us to some that are hard to like and slowly … Continue reading

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Violence in Video Games: Batman: Arkham

Holy good ideas!  In September of 2019, Roger started a series looking at the “rights and wrongs” of Fanservice in anime.  Today, we continue that tradition with Violence in Video Games.  Today’s focus… Batman: Arkham Collection. What’s the Deal? Holy sneaky … Continue reading

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Class: For Tonight We Might Die

If you ask me, the Brits are superb storytellers.  They have an idea, and they tell it, length be damned.  If that means 8 episodes will tell the story, that’s what they  will do.  No need to drag an 8-episode … Continue reading

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Violence in Video Games: Thief

In September of 2019, Roger started a series looking at the “rights and wrongs” of Fanservice in anime.  I found the series informative as I was often one of the biggest critics of fanservice.  Recently it’s come to my attention … Continue reading

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The Elder Scrolls: Arena

Let’s end this year right… Life is nothing if not full of surprises.  For instance, in the same year that I was unable to even spend the holiday season with family, I was made a full timer at a company … Continue reading

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Dreamland

Wrapping up the year with a little animated Doctor Who fun, I wanted to go back and discuss one other special that came out back in 2009: Dreamland.  This came out two years after The Infinite Quest and showed some … Continue reading

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Plunge

The year is coming to an end so I wanted to take a moment to detour into the realm of graphic novels one more time.  Who knows, maybe I’ll give someone an idea for a last minute Christmas gift! Since … Continue reading

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The Infinite Quest

Before we start the final spinoff series of Doctor Who, there were a few noteworthy contributions to the last decade that warranted mention.  The first was the animated adventure The Infinite Quest.  Back in 2007, when Doctor Who was still … Continue reading

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Mass Effect 3

In 2012, EA and Bioware, two of my favorite game companies of all time, launched Mass Effect 3.  It was time for Mike Sheridan to captain the Normandy one last time.  I have to say it was a mixed bag for … Continue reading

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Torchwood: The Blood Line

I’ll tell you how I knew I’d enjoy the final episode: Russell T. Davies was back as one of the writers.  I will also say that to enjoy Torchwood season 4, you do have to bypass the logic center of … Continue reading

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