Category Archives: Science Fiction

Omega

Omega is the start of a three part run of stories featuring old enemies of the Doctor.  (It will be followed by Davros and Master.  And then will come the first epic story, Zagreus.)  But Omega opens with a bit … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: Checkmate

A glance around the internet reveals a few people drawing parallels between this episode of The Prisoner and the Stanford Prison and Milgram experiments. However, those experiments were about dividing people up into those with power and those who lack … Continue reading

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Arizona Sunshine

We are a week away from the Doctor Who season 12 finale and that means a lull in our reviews.  That’s not laziness; it’s that the first half of the 2-part finale is too ambiguous on its own and I … Continue reading

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Flip-Flop

I will never claim that Big Finish only puts out good stories, because we will invariably like some more than others; it’s just how life works.  However, I will always applaud their ability to do something clever.  This isn’t the … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: Dance of the Dead

After a run of episodes featuring escapes, near-fatal dream manipulation, a doppelgänger and a return to London, Dance of the Dead feels like the lowest key, lowest stakes episode for a while. It also doesn’t feel like it belongs in … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Villa Diodati

Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley (well, she will be), John Polidori. All great writers, and fascinating human beings. It’s a job to get a sense of that from this episode, which just packs so much in. It’s difficult enough … Continue reading

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Project: Lazarus

Cavan Scott and Mark Wright are back with the next chapter in the Forge trilogy and they are back in style. (Actually, I wrote “trilogy” before knowing there is a third part because on my first run-through, I had stopped … Continue reading

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