• Television

    Doctor Who In the Modern Era

    by So, here’s the thing, I’ve been having a hard time with the modern era Doctor Who for a while. I know it’s been running for like a decade and a half now, and sometimes it’s getting hard to call it the modern era, but I think it completely lost me a few years ago. The Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who was at times goofy, and the writing wasn’t always there, but it was fun. The show started to really hit its stride well towards the end of his season, but the next Doctor was my favourite. David Tennant, and it’s entirely possible it’s as much due to him as the…

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    Maybe I Can Binge Watch After All

    by Maybe it is possible for me to binge watch something after all. I’m specifically referring to The Flash here. Last Sunday afternoon, I caught up to current, and now I have to wait for new episodes with everyone else. In some ways that’s interesting and some ways it’s annoying. It’s interesting, because up until very recently, if I tried to actually binge watch something, I wound up overdosing on it and then setting it down, in some cases never going back, in some cases going back after weeks or months to see the next episode. In this case, I seem to been able to watch an episode every couple…

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    Space Patrol – The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion

    by Or, in the original German, Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion. Usually abbreviated as Space Patrol Orion or Raumpatrouille Orion. A classic 1960s science fiction television show, a cult classic, in fact. What’s that, you’ve never heard of it? Well, that’s probably because (as you’ve likely guessed) it’s 1960s German science fiction television, filmed in black and white, never dubbed, and, possibly only recently becoming available with subtitles. The only place I’ve found so far is on YouTube, at least in a way that I can enjoy it. How did I even find out about it, you ask? Well, on Facebook (yes I still have Facebook) a…

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    Six Seasons and a Movie!

    by So for the last six months or so, I have been addicted to the television show Community, to the point where we have streamed all the episodes at least once, purchased the first two seasons, and downloaded the episodes of season five as they became available online instead of waiting for a Canadian channel to bother broadcasting them. Erik enjoys it, but Melanie shares my diction. As a matter of fact, watching them with her is probably what began my addiction. I had enjoyed the show before, catching it whenever I ran across it while surfing, but she found it on Netflix and started watching a dozen episodes a…