Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 3

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 3

28 Oct, 2017

The other key aspect that has to be mentioned with Ping-Cho, of course, is the story she tells. This is interesting as it is both right in the centre of the story but also serves very little narrative purpose. As such I think it is worth unpacking a little bit.

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 2.1.9: The IP AI

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 2.1.9: The IP AI

26 Oct, 2017

One of the strangest episodes of Star Trek yet. Cards can kill, dragons can picnic, and computers can write… badly.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 2

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 2

21 Oct, 2017

If the last episode was predominately about seeing our regulars in the new situation and how they are reflected in the members of Marco Polo’s caravan, The Singing Sands is much more about the original members of the caravan themselves.

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 1.1.9: We Can Forget It For You Wholesale

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 1.1.9: We Can Forget It For You Wholesale

19 Oct, 2017

Let’s talk about memory, peace, psychiatry, equality, and the need to remain ourselves no matter how many people tell us we need to be something else.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 1

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 1

14 Oct, 2017

So this marks a slight departure in the format, although in what way is perhaps an interesting question. So far Doctor Who has largely ignored known figures and events. Instead they land smack in the middle of a mission for Marco Polo.

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 6.1.8: Second Contact

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 6.1.8: Second Contact

12 Oct, 2017

Not, it turns out, forty-two minutes of Sid Meier’s masterpiece. At least a lizard gets punched, though.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Edge of Destruction – Part 2

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Edge of Destruction – Part 2

7 Oct, 2017

The solution being so simple is both marvellous and frustrating. It actually links us nicely back to the repair jobs we see The Doctor doing in Hunters of Earth and An Unearthly Child.

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 5.1.8: “You Really HAVE Gone Where No Man Has Gone Before”

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 5.1.8: “You Really HAVE Gone Where No Man Has Gone Before”

5 Oct, 2017

Voyager offers perhaps its most complicated episode so far as the show takes the time to tackle Burning Issues. But was anyone desperate for Brannon Braga’s views on assisted suicide? And if so, are they happy with what he revealed them to be?

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Edge of Destruction – Part 1

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Edge of Destruction – Part 1

30 Sep, 2017

So what is going on here? This is a mystery where we have not reached the end and a character piece where people seem to be acting out of character, so it’s hard to talk about directly.

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 4.1.8: “The Law Is Inside Out, The World Is Upside Down”

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 4.1.8: “The Law Is Inside Out, The World Is Upside Down”

28 Sep, 2017

Can our heroes track down a body-swapping serial killer before he succeeds in murdering Victor Hugo? It’s the classics and the class struggle in this week’s episode.