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Into the Evil of the Daleks - S08E02 and OldWho #038

We just watched Into the Dalek, and we have to acknowledge something - the story line references way back into Old Who, to a set of Patrick Troughton (Doctor #2) episodes collectively titled The Evil of the Daleks. In both cases we had a humanizing of Daleks, and Doctor#12's certainty there can be no humanizing of Daleks may stem from the experiences shown in The Evil of the Daleks.

Take a deep breath, don't hold it, we're going into the Dalek (Dr Who S08 E01 E02 review)

Doctor Who is finally back on our screens, and I'm going to squeeze my episode reviews together. It's a bang-up opening for Peter Capaldi as Doctor #12 (or is it #14), so it sure looks like this new guy will do well with the role. As for the content - the main theme so far is "identity". Who am I? Why do I choose this face to show the world? That sort of thing. And then there's the question of "who the heck is Missy"? Heaven? Surely that's a setup for the end of the season, so we'll have to be patient about that.

Dalek Relaxation Tape - EXTERMINATE your worries and tensions

Battlestar Galactica and Portlandia? Huh? It's real, though

Some of us watched Battlestar Galactica a few too many times.  It was probably the sixth rewatch of the whole run that was too much, or maybe the tenth rewatch of Battlestar Galactica.  I'm not sure.  At the time it seemed like the right thing to do with my life to watch Battlestar Galactica over and over, because it was so well done, unlike the version that was aired in the 1970's.  Well, except for that last few episodes of the last season where the writers totally lost their way.

Not quite happy with The Wedding of Dr River Song (Doctor Who S06 E13)

The season 6 finale, the Wedding of River Song, was an amazing story but within five minutes of finishing the first watching I an anger over the episode erupted. I recorded some of that anger in audio feedback for The Doctor Who Podcast, hopefully they'll play it. Anyway... it was an excellent story with lots of depth, as we've come to expect from Stephen Moffatt, but there's a bit at the end that is just griping me out to no end.

The "childhood fears" and "parenting" theme in Matt Smith's (#11) Doctor Who

It's the morning after the showing of Season 6b episode 12, Closing Time, and for the fourth time this season we are shown a dad finding his fatherhood to be with his son.  Makes me long for a father who would have done that, but let's not take that detour.  Each of the three episodes would appear to be "standalone", as does Closing Time. At first glance they don't seem to be part of the overall season arc, but when there's four episodes with similar themes in the same season we have to pay attention and take a look.

Previously - On Doctor Who

Hilarious retrospective of the entirety of Doctor Who from 1963 up until late 2011 Matt Smith.

Doctor Who The Cast and Crew Discuss Let's Kill Hitler - official previews and trailers for Doctor Who season 6 part 2

The next season of Doctor Who is coming up - and the BBC has released this bit of a video to tease our appetite. The first half of season 6 left us with lots of questions.. like, why was that little girl regenerating? The trailers they released also leave lots of questions and tantalize with many new things. The entrance into Hitler's office is - well - fitting. It's clear the arc here is about The Doctor actually dying, or not. And clearly we're gonna see more of Eye Patch Lady, and somehow River Song has an Eye Patch at some time? Why would that be.

Review: Torchwood, Miracle Day (Torchwood comes to the colonies)

Torchwood is coming to the Colonies, that is, to America. I'm not sure if I like the idea, but it's what the people in charge of things decided to do and here we are, seeing the remaining Torchwood team-members brought to the land of loud car chases.

They've spent the first two episodes introducing a cast of characters and also establishing the transition of moving a Cardiff-based show to America.

Looking back at Torchwood seasons 1-3 - Torchwood coming to the Colonies

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