Monthly Archives: August 2014

“How is that good?” – Into the Dalek (Doctor Who)

Quickest way to establish how a new Doctor thinks and what he values? Throw him up against the Daleks. In the far future, the Doctor meets some soldiers who have captured a damaged Dalek that has turned against its own … Continue reading

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Summer Rewatch – Everybody Loves Hugo (Lost)

Plot: At the graveyard dug on the beach the Losties originally set up camp, Hurley visits the grave of Libby, his sweet almost-girlfriend, who was killed in a shocking twist at the end of season 2. Hurley wonders why Libby’s … Continue reading

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“Lost in the ruin of himself” – Deep Breath (Doctor Who)

So here we are at last: new year, new Doctor, and as the title suggests, we’re at the moment of preparation before a deep dive. It’s the start of Peter Capaldi’s run as the Twelfth Doctor, “Deep Breath”. After regenerating … Continue reading

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“He’s hunting” – The Meek (Batman #34)

Realism in superhero comics is a tricky thing. Injecting real-world logic and consequences has led to successes like Watchmen or the Ultimate Marvel stories of the early 2000’s. (It’s led to plenty of bad stories too, but how and ever…) … Continue reading

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Summer Rewatch – Happily Ever After (Lost)

Aw yuss, a Desmond episode! I love Desmond eps, but they tend to be pretty intricately tied in with the larger Lost plot and backstory, so they always take a ton of explaining. Here goes, brutha! Catch-up: So, even the … Continue reading

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“Aint no thing like me ‘cept me” – Guardians of the Galaxy

It’s fitting that an early 80’s mix cassette is such a central image in James Gunn’s latest Marvel mega-flick, because Guardians of the Galaxy plays like a mixtape and a greatest hits compilation of modern pop culture. Track 1: the … Continue reading

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Summer Rewatch –The Package (Lost)

Plot: Back to the good aul fashioned flash-sideways format this episode(has it been one whole episode already?!), this time focused on Sun and Jin. Things in sideways-ville open with Jin being let go by airport customs, but the 25k given to … Continue reading

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