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Doctor Who: The Astrea Conspiracy – ★★★★

Doctor Who: The Astrea Conspiracy
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Doctor Who: The Best-Laid Plans – ★★★★

Doctor Who: The Best-Laid Plans
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TARDIS Eruditorum – A Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 2: Patrick Troughton – ★★★★★

TARDIS Eruditorum - A Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 2: Patrick Troughton
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Doctor Who: Day of the Daleks, 1972 – ★★★

This review may contain spoilers.

I watched the Special Edition, which had some really good effects. The story was good, very Terminator and timey-wimey. Daleks were a bit of an afterthought though and it all ended rather abruptly. One of the best of the third doctor so far.

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Doctor Who: The Dæmons, 1971 – ★★

Watched on Tuesday May 19, 2020.

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Doctor Who: Colony in Space, 1971 – ★★½

This review may contain spoilers.

The Master comes along and turns what could have been an interesting story (First time the third Doctor visits another planet, interstellar politics) into a retread of all Master stories, and then they blow up a whole alien city and no-one cares. What?!

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The Ring, 2002 – ★★★★★

Probably my favourite horror movie!

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Spider-Man: Far from Home, 2019 – ★★★★½

Watched on Monday May 4, 2020.

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The Diary of River Song: Series 5 – ★★★★

The Diary of River Song: Series 5

The first story, “The Bekdel Test” was one of the best Big Finish audios I’ve heard so far!

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Lady Christina: Series 1 – ★★★

Lady Christina: Series 1

The first two stories are great, but the last two let it down. The premise is also so close to River Song’s Diary.

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Doctor Who: Flight Into Hull! – ★★★★

Doctor Who: Flight Into Hull!
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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Chronicles – ★★★★

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Chronicles
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Once Upon A Time — Volume 2: An Anthology of Flash Fiction – ★★★★

Once Upon A Time — Volume 2: An Anthology of Flash Fiction
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Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos, 1971 – ★★½

Watched on Monday April 20, 2020.

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Once Upon A Time — Volume 1: An Anthology of Flash Fiction – ★★★★

Once Upon A Time — Volume 1: An Anthology of Flash Fiction
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The Diary of River Song: Series 4 – ★★★

The Diary of River Song: Series 4

It wasn’t the best of the River Song boxsets, but the special guest in the last story was very fun!

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My Neighbor Totoro, 1988 – ★★★★

Watched on Monday April 13, 2020.

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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, 2020 – ★★★★

Watched on Friday April 10, 2020.

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The Diary of River Song: Series 3 – ★★★★

The Diary of River Song: Series 3
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Hot Fuzz, 2007 – ★★★½

Watched on Wednesday April 1, 2020.

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Seriously considering shaving my head now, as hair is getting too long and there’s going to be no chance of going to a barbers any time soon…

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It’s my birthday! But we can’t leave the house. 😑

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Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil, 1971 – ★½ (contains spoilers)

This review may contain spoilers.

The worst Third Doctor episode so far. The monster was stupid, the Master was ineffectual and the Doctor was unkind.

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@manton I posted a haiku on my blog and when it shared to Twitter there were no line breaks or spaces: https://twitter.com/shauny/status/1240228622440574976

How can I prevent this happening again please? 😀

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Animal Crossing Poetry

Animal Crossing
The wait is almost over
Let packing commence

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Doctor Who: The Good Doctor – ★★★★

Doctor Who: The Good Doctor
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Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons, 1971 – ★★★ (contains spoilers)

This review may contain spoilers.

Yes it’s an historic episode in that it first introduces us to The Master (although it would have been great if this was the same person as The War Chief in The Wargames), but there are a few issues with the story, the effects (green screening for a kitchen scene seemed strange), and some of the monsters (the ugly doll, killer inflatable chair & daffodils are rather strange choices). But it was very funny (although probably unintentionally) and we enjoyed watching it!

I miss Liz!

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Doctor Who: Inferno, 1970 – ★★★½ (contains spoilers)

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I’m really enjoying watching the Third Doctor’s stories, after seeing all episodes in order so far, as the script, direction, and action is miles better than anything that came before it. 

But some of these serials are just a few episodes too long, including this one. So much is repeated to drag the story on!

And the werewolf things are never explained!

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Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death, 1970 – ★★★

The build up in the first few episodes is great and I was expecting something brilliant but it all just started to slow down and the end was a bit of an anticlimax!

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Doctor Who and the Silurians, 1970 – ★★★

Watched on Tuesday March 10, 2020.

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Avatar, 2009 – ★★★★

Watched on Sunday January 17, 2010.

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Get Real, 1998 – ★★★★

Watched on Monday January 11, 2010.

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Valve Index sold out again. Why can’t I just place an order and be put in line?? 😭

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Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space, 1970 – ★★★★

Watched on Sunday March 8, 2020.

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Running Through Corridors, Volume 1: The 60s – Rob and Toby’s Marathon Watch of Doctor Who – ★★★★★

Running Through Corridors, Volume 1: The 60s - Rob and Toby's Marathon Watch of Doctor Who
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The Scruffy Drunk: The Wife in Space, Volume 2 – ★★★★★

The Scruffy Drunk: The Wife in Space, Volume 2
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Doctor Who: The War Games, 1969 – ★★★★½

Ok so *this* was the Classic Who content I’ve been waiting for. 

It had everything: Time Lords! The Master (I think??), companion exits, regeneration (ish?), mystery, intrigue, action, adventure!

If it was maybe a couple episodes shorter it would have had a near perfect score. 

So glad I decided to watch all of Classic Who in order, it’s been tough but so worth it for this!

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Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death, 1969 – ★★★ (contains spoilers)

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Another “base under siege” episode, and the second appearance of the Ice Warriors. It has some good moments, but the premise is a bit too far fetched and the seeds are not very menacing at all!

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Doctor Who: The Krotons, 1969 – ★★

This ones a bit naff isn’t it?

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Remini privacy policy is… different! #remini

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Doctor Who: The Invasion, 1968 – ★★★★ (contains spoilers)

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Probably the best Classic Who I’ve seen yet. 

Cybermen! (Although I guessed that), The Brigadier! UNIT! Feminism! (ish) Missiles!

Shame about the ending or this would have been really something.

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I used to read comments about Classic Who with quiet curiosity, knowing that I probably would never watch it so this is interesting.

Now that I’m watching them I’m avoiding it all! Spoilers!

Can’t wait to finally understand what everyone was on about.

#DoctorWho

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Doctor Who: The Mind Robber, 1968 – ★★★½ (contains spoilers)

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Very weird and experimental, I imagine this is what a drug trip is like. And as I read somewhere, you can tell Moffat saw this when he was young because the Matt Smith era copies loads of stuff from it.

It is surprisingly good, I like this one. But for a moment I thought it really was *the* Master.

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Why did The Timeless Child die so many times during the experiments, were they really dangerous experiments or was she just very prone to falling off cliffs?

#DoctorWho

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Plot holes introduced in The Timeless Children

I’ve just watched The Timeless Children (latest episode of Doctor Who) and there seem to be many plot holes. I’ve not yet seen all of Classic Who so forgive me if I miss any…

Spoilers!

  • River Song was apparently born a Time Lord because she was conceived on the TARDIS, but that no longer makes sense because they said the Time Lords invented time travel themselves, independent of the Timeless Child stuff.
  • When Clara Oswald jumped into The Doctor’s life stream thing in “Name of the Doctor” and saw all his faces… it completely ignored all his other past lives
  • Also in “Name of the Doctor” it showed that it was Clara who suggested which TARDIS to steal, but that makes no sense now because he would have had to steal the one he always steals in every lifetime (as evidenced by the Ruth!Doctor having the same TARDIS)
  • Why would they always call themselves The Doctor even after lots of mind wipes? And where did it come from originally? It was pre-Hartnell…
  • What’s the point of using The Doctor for dangerous missions and resetting their memory lots of times when they could just use literally anybody else from Gallifrey? Now that they all have regeneration powers (and the limit is self imposed) they could just do the missions themselves, and The Doctor is probably the most important person to keep safe as they still don’t know where she came from?
  • The Death Particle killed them all excited why didn’t they all regenerate?
  • Can Cybermen be created by converting dead bodies? I’m not sure about that, may be a Classic Who thing. And if the Time Lords are dead how do they regenerate? That was strange.
  • Not exactly a plot hole but in The Time of the Doctor it was the Doctor’s last life, no regenerations left, and Clara begs the Time Lords to give him a new set… we now know they didn’t have to, so I guess that was just for show?
  • We may discover this later I suppose but if The Doctor was controlled and kept as their “weapon” then how did he have a family, including a grandchild (Susan), before his escape?
  • Why in all their travels did The Doctor never meet her original people?
  • What was The Hybrid all about then? All Time Lords are hybrids…
  • Also why is it “children”?

I have many questions!

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Doctor Who: The Dominators, 1968 – ½

The Quarks are cute. Everything else about this is shockingly bad though!

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Candyman, 1992 – ★★★½

Last time I saw this I was in primary school, I remember we used to say “Candyman” in the mirror at school!

It’s a good horror film, lots of gore and a few jump scares, and I like the mystery, but I feel like the ending is just a bit unexplained.

I’m going to watch the sequels to see if they shed any light...

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Doctor Who: The Wheel in Space, 1968 – ★★½ (contains spoilers)

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The plot is incredibly slow, the Cybermen’s motive is not clear at all, and it’s all just dreadfully boring I’m afraid.

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TARDIS Eruditorum – A Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: William Hartnell (TARDIS Eruditorum, #1) – ★★★★

TARDIS Eruditorum - A Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: William Hartnell (TARDIS Eruditorum, #1)
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The Miserable Git: The Wife in Space, Volume 1 – ★★★★

The Miserable Git: The Wife in Space, Volume 1