I'm quite fascinated by Doctor Who titles. They're the things we see when searching our shelves for which DVD to play next. They're nostalgic yet exciting. I've been focusing quite heavily on titles because I've written a lengthy chapter on them for my book, 100 Objects of Doctor Who, out now from Candy Jar Books. I've been looking at how many Doctor Who adventures have … [Read more...] about Could we re-name the Doctor Who adventures?
Suddenly, we're rushing headlong into the Star Trek Discovery Season Three finale. Yes, we've got two episodes of the series left after 'Su'Kal,' but the cliffhanger (which, fear not, spoilerphobes, we won't reveal here) sets up plenty of juicy narratives to unfold before this run concludes. The thrust of the episode, and where it's leading, is hardly a surprise: two plot … [Read more...] about Review: Su’Kal – Star Trek Discovery Season 3
Here’s what Lovarzi thought of the Star Trek Discovery two-parter ‘Terra Firma.' I've never hidden the fact that I'm not a big fan of Philippa Georgiou. When we first met her, she was quite tedious, the stereotypically perfect captain who Michael looked up to; then we met Georgiou Mk II, from the Mirror Universe's Terran Empire. This gave Michelle Yeoh the chance to do … [Read more...] about Review: Terra Firma (parts 1 & 2) – Star Trek Discovery Season 3
‘The Sanctuary’ – Star Trek: Discovery Season Three, episode eight. Reviewed by Philip Bates. It’s testament to the Star Trek: Discovery writing team and actor David Ajala that Cleveland “Book” Booker is so likeable. He wouldn’t be, in theory: he’s been the person (perhaps unwittingly) tearing Michael Burnham away from the rest of the Discovery crew since the … [Read more...] about Review: The Sanctuary – Star Trek Discovery Season 3
It's incredibly difficult talking about all the exciting stuff that happens in 'Unification III,' the latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery Season Three, while staying within in the largely-spoiler-free remit of these reviews. So what can we reveal without revealing too much? It should come as no surprise that 'Unification III' follows a plot strand left over from two … [Read more...] about Review: Unification III – Star Trek Discovery Season 3