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Doctor Who: The Ark in Space, 1975 – ★★★½

Now this is more like it! A very good episode, especially when you realise this was made before “Alien”. However the alien design was a bit rubbish and Sarah Jane was underused.

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Doctor Who: Robot, 1975 – ★★★

“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes” - The Doctor

Tom Baker is a delight. The story is a bit rubbish though and the effects are unintentionally hilarious.

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Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders, 1974 – ★★

What a mess! But a fitting end to Pertwee’s era - my least favourite Doctor so far in this massive marathon of Doctor Who.

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TARDIS Eruditorum – A Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 3: Jon Pertwee – ★★★★★

TARDIS Eruditorum - A Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 3: Jon Pertwee
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The Pompous Tory: The Wife in Space, Volume 3 – ★★★★★

The Pompous Tory: The Wife in Space, Volume 3

Hilarious, and it helped me get through watching Classic Doctor Who, which can be a struggle at times!

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Doctor Who: The Monster of Peladon, 1974 – ★

Awful, slow, boring!

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Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks, 1974 – ½

Dull, slow, bloated with ideas and terribly executed. This one stinks!

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Doctor Who: Invasion of the Dinosaurs, 1974 – ★★★★½

Ok so the special effects are terrible, the plot is as mad as a hatter and the Brig *still* has trouble believing the Doctor despite all he’s seen, yet this was one of the most interesting, twisty and exciting serial I’ve seen yet. Sarah-Jane is an excellent companion!

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Doctor Who: The Time Warrior, 1974 – ★★★½

Watched on Monday August 24, 2020.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide – ★★★★

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide
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Bad Science – ★★★★

Bad Science
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Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients – ★★★★★

Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
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Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale – The Final Chapter – ★★★★★

Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale - The Final Chapter
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Doctor Who: Time Fracture

I’ve booked to go and see the immersive adventure Time Fracture next year!

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Doctor Who: The Green Death, 1973 – ★★★★

This review may contain spoilers.

Now this was a very good story - my only complaints are that Cliff is very rude to Jo, and the link between the maggots and BOSS is rather tenuous. But overall a great one!

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I am officially half way through watching all of Classic Doctor Who 😄

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 2 – ★★★★

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 2
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Doctor Who: Planet of the Daleks, 1973 – ★★½

Watched on Wednesday August 19, 2020.

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Looking: The Movie, 2016 – ★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers.

It’s not a standalone movie. Think of it more as “season 3” compressed into one package. 

As the season finale this was almost perfect. I may not agree with what happened in the end, but it was the right thing for Patrick. 

The scene with Kevin made me sob. I watched it again afterwards and it had the same effect. It’s so moving!

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures, Volume 1 – ★★★★

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures, Volume 1
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Doctor Who: Regeneration Impossible – ★★★★

Doctor Who: Regeneration Impossible
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Doctor Who: Frontier in Space, 1973 – ★★½

Watched on Wednesday August 12, 2020.

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Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4 – ★★★★

Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4
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Doctor Who: Carnival of Monsters, 1973 – ★★★

Watched on Tuesday August 11, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The Three Doctors, 1973 – ★★★½

Watched on Monday August 10, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The Time Monster, 1972 – ★★★

Watched on Monday August 10, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The Mutants, 1972 – ★★½

Watched on Saturday August 8, 2020.

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Torchwood: God Among Us, Part 3 – ★★★

Torchwood: God Among Us, Part 3
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This is like the start of a Doctor Who episode. Or The Twilight Zone…

[People around world receive mystery seed parcels](https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/01/mystery-seed-parcels-world-biosecurity-china-uk-us)

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Torchwood: God Among Us, Part 2 – ★★★★

Torchwood: God Among Us, Part 2
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The Final Hours of Half-Life: Alyx – A Decade Inside Valve Software – ★★★★

The Final Hours of Half-Life: Alyx - A Decade Inside Valve Software
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The Final Hours of Portal 2 – ★★★★

The Final Hours of Portal 2
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Torchwood: Goodbye Piccadilly – ★★★★

Torchwood: Goodbye Piccadilly
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Torchwood: God Among Us, Part 1 – ★★★

Torchwood: God Among Us, Part 1
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Torchwood: Aliens Among Us, Part 3 – ★★★

Torchwood: Aliens Among Us, Part 3
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Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth – ★★★★★

Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth
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The Martian, 2015 – ★★★★

Watched on Thursday July 9, 2020.

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Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America – ★★★★★

Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America

Essential reading if you use Facebook. I deleted my profile!!

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The Jungle Book, 2016 – ★★★

It would have worked better as a musical instead of having basically only King Louie burst into song.

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Hamilton, 2020 – ★★★★★

This was incredible. Almost as good as seeing it live (I saw it in London), the original cast are spectacular. I will probably watch it a dozen more times!

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Zootopia, 2016 – ★★★★

Watched on Monday June 22, 2020.

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I love screening out emails knowing they can never email me again on hey.com

I was an early adopter of GMail and managed to get a short GMail address, [email protected]

This was great until I realised how many people would sign me up to things thinking it was THEIR address 😖

The email became unusable. Now for the first time I’m checking it again because it’s forwarding to [email protected] and I can screen what comes in! 👏

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002 – ★★★★½

Oh dear the only women are basically to lust over, there are no PoC I don’t think, and Frodo and Sam should just kiss already. Gollum steals the show.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001 – ★★★★

An amazing film, obviously, but it pains me that there are so few women and I don’t think any PoC in this film.

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Doctor Who: The Sea Devils, 1972 – ★★½

Watched on Tuesday June 16, 2020.

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Land of Hope and Glory, 2017 – ★★★★★

So horrific, yet so necessary.

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Edge of Tomorrow, 2014 – ★★★½

Watched on Tuesday June 9, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon, 1972 – ★★★½

Watched on Thursday June 4, 2020.

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Torchwood: Aliens Among Us, Part 2 – ★★★

Torchwood: Aliens Among Us, Part 2

I’m afraid I really did not enjoy this one. With Gwen possessed (and her storyline really not moved on at all since the first box set) and Jack AWOL through most of it, it hasn’t felt like proper Torchwood.

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Torchwood: Aliens Among Us, Part 1 – ★★★

Torchwood: Aliens Among Us, Part 1

I wanted to rate this higher because I do love Torchwood but I found the last 2 stories were not great, and I don’t like that Gwen is mysteriously possessed for almost the whole thing.