You know that friend who only has a few anecdotes and constantly keeps retelling the same stories over and over again? Steven Moffat has become that friend to Doctor Who, and no matter how great those stories were the first time, I am tired of them.
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kim Turney and Patty Jean Robinson about their IndieGoGo project: a time travel action/comedy web series called Pike and Trident. Well, I’m pleased to report that their tireless labor over the last few months has finally yielded fruit! Pike and Trident: Episode 1, “A Viking We Will Go,” premiered today on YouTube! And, I’m pleased to report that it’s everything they promised and more.
While “Into the Dalek” was by no means perfect, it was far better than the previous episode. In this episode, we got to see a bit more of what the Twelfth Doctor will be like, and we also got the addition of a new cast member.
Do not hold your breath for “Deep Breath.” Series 8 of Doctor Who has begun, and it is off to a mediocre start. Peter Capaldi deserved a better outing for his first full debut, and, more importantly, we, as the audience, did as well.
It can be difficult to replicate an actor's voice in a comic book, but writer Nick Abadzis has been doing a great job capturing David Tennant's frenetic and wordy cadence in Titan Comics' Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor.
This issue takes place between Series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who; however, it works as a great point for new Whovians to jump in.
Set shortly after “The Stolen Earth” and “Journey's End” during the David Tennant specials, this issue sees the Tenth Doctor visiting present-day New York City. While this is near the end of the Tenth Doctor's tenure, it still works as a starting point for those who are new to Doctor Who.
The anime series Ouran High School Host Club, based on a manga of the same name, debuted in Japan in 2006 and was released in the US in 2009. The show is currently licensed through Funimation, and all twenty-six episodes can be streamed through their site, as well as numerous streaming services. I had heard about it many years ago, but I simply had so many things I was trying to read and watch that I didn’t get around to it. What a loss! This comedic series is one of the most fun and unique shoujo (marketed to teenage girls) anime I have come across in a long time.
We’ll always have Santa Barbra . . .
My favorite show, Psych, ended its glorious, eight-year run in March. I had a funny feeling after Season 7 that they were getting ready for their final bow, but I didn’t want to admit it to myself. I’d almost pushed the thought out of my mind when I saw the announcement from stars James Roday and Dulé Hill, confirming my beliefs. I commend everyone involved for their decision, as much as it pains me to do. They didn’t let things drag out too long like a lot of series do. They felt it was time to move on.