Monthly Archives: May 2017

Doctor Who: Blind faith

The doom monks of the previous episode Extremis are back in Doctor Who‘s Pyramid at the End of the World. As the latest Big Bad, these aliens are eerily reminiscent of the crypts of actual mummified Capuchin friars that hang from … Continue reading

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Review: A brush with Vincent

The National Gallery of Victoria winter masterpiece exhibition this year is Vincent van Gogh and the Four Seasons (on now). I finally got to visit on a particularly sombre, grey Melbourne Friday afternoon. Last year the big exhibit was Degas. … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Use Your Words

‘ere be spoilers, me hearties, k? In a Doctor Who story featuring two big reveals, the one regarding the vault was interesting, given the stuff about measurements of fatality, with an apt call back to River Song, but that was … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Raising Stakes

Ok, this is a two-fer-one deal this week. Two reviews for one episode. It’s happened before and it may happen again. Here we go. Remember when Psychic Bec™ described the 2017 season’s arc in terms of how each episode would edge … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Deep Space Mine

Here be spoilers, because I can’t do this otherwise, k? This Doctor Who episode, Oxygen, was saying a lot but I’m not sure I fully appreciated everything beyond omg zombies in space. The tension, the fear, the slow chase and quick … Continue reading

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Amusing Me: to be or Knottbee.

Well reader I did it. A couple of posts ago I mused about setting up a blog (or some such) to publish some short story-like things I have stored in my computer from years ago. I can now announce it … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Wouldn’t You Know It

Initially, I didn’t think I had much to say about the Doctor Who episode Knock Knock, but never fear, notions came to me, because’s there’s nothing quite like a decrepit mansion story. Leaving the light PG horror aside for a … Continue reading

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