Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Explaining just what the Doctor has in that vault, this is a very dark episode, literally and metaphorically. The pay-off when it arrives makes the journey worthwhile, but if we're being honest, it's a bit of a slog at times.
There's some good humour (although it's rather limited) and the performances are again stellar, but there have been much better Steven Moffat episodes over the years.
What this does do is set up the next episode and kick things up a gear... what happens next will be very interesting.
Friday, 19 May 2017
This marks the tenth win for Phoenix Roleplaying, making it the third most successful club at the awards. Previous wins were in 2013 (Four awards) and 2012 (5 awards).
Well done to all involved!
Sunday, 14 May 2017
This 1974 fantasy movie based on the 1924 novel is not a bad film, but it is definitely cheesy and the imperialist overtones of the original work are pretty clear to see. The most memorable character for me is Dietz, played with relish by Anthony Ainley, who later played the Master in Doctor Who against Doctors Four through Seven.
I have to say that while this episode (which I watched in two parts separated by over a week) was enjoyable, it doesn't stick in the memory like some of the others have. Not bad at all, but certainly not a classic.
Saturday, 13 May 2017
A strong episode throughout with a strong horror quotient and some very dark humour – especially Velma, the AI voice of the suits. What is basically a lot of corridor action is done very well, although it does get a bit preachy at times.
Great ending though... There's a spoilery joke that I won't make.
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Now that was a nice 'base under siege', or rather 'house under siege' episode with a lot of creepiness throughout and an excellent villain in the form of David Suchet. Bill was again superb.
Not overly sure about the resolution, but you can't have everything.