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Doctor Who Review: “Kill the Moon”

Remember how I was increasingly disappointed in “Time Heist”? Remember how I didn’t really like “The Caretaker”? Remember how I don’t trust Steven Moffat to do anything right ever again, ESPECIALLY on Doctor Who? Yeah… I hated “Kill the Moon” with a fiery passion. All my positive opinions are contingent on a good finale, and…… Continue reading Doctor Who Review: “Kill the Moon”

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Feminist Friday: What Are Strong Female Characters?

You may have noticed I’ve been blogging about female characters all week! Well, there’s a reason: I want to discuss the concept of “strong female characters” today. That phrase gets thrown around a lot, but people have widely varying ideas of a) what a strong female character is, and b) what a strong female character…… Continue reading Feminist Friday: What Are Strong Female Characters?

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Doctor Who Review: “The Caretaker”

I enjoyed “Time Heist,” but as the week wore on, I was less and less satisfied with it. “The Caretaker” just left me unimpressed from the start. (I did have extremely vivid dreams about being Twelve’s companion after watching it last night, though, for whatever that’s worth!) For starters, why did the Doctor appear just to tell Clara “no…… Continue reading Doctor Who Review: “The Caretaker”

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Doctor Who Review: “Time Heist”

No-spoiler review this time! After the intensity (and divisiveness) of “Listen,” Doctor Who presents us with a solidly average, not-too-heavy adventure episode. I just have a few quick responses: The plotting was good. There’s a basic use of questions to get the viewer involved — Why is the Doctor robbing this bank? Who are these other characters? Who…… Continue reading Doctor Who Review: “Time Heist”

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Talk Like a Pirate Day Pirate Awards: The Best Pirate Stuff Ever

My friends — dare I say, mateys — the day has come. Talk Like a Pirate Day. The revered holiday on which we talk like pirates. In celebration of this all-important holiday, I give you, a completely random and subjective list of pirate-themed awards, in no order at all!  ~~ Best Middle Grade/Children’s Pirate Book The Pirates’ Mixed-Up Voyage by Margaret…… Continue reading Talk Like a Pirate Day Pirate Awards: The Best Pirate Stuff Ever

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Doctor Who Review: “Listen”

Spoilers — limited, but important ones are included. I think everyone was expecting another “Blink” with this episode. Therefore, the challenge was to make it unexpected. To maintain the fear, when we feel like we know what we’re getting into. Moffat succeeded. I’ve watched it twice and I don’t know what to do with myself…… Continue reading Doctor Who Review: “Listen”

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Doctor Who Review: “Robot of Sherwood”

Contains spoilers. Well, this episode was a bit silly. It kind of felt like the crazy adventures Eleven might have had in between episodes, and I’m not sure that’s entirely a compliment. It’s just so over-the-top and ridiculous, like one big bombastic joke. Robin Hood is a flashy uber-Robin Hood with uber-Merry Men in the…… Continue reading Doctor Who Review: “Robot of Sherwood”

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Doctor Who Reaction: “Deep Breath”

(low spoilers, but I write assuming you’ve seen it — you may be confused otherwise) The more I think about this episode, the more I realize I liked it. I’d started to think Moffat and Gatiss couldn’t actually do this, that they were too caught up in trying to be over-the-top and couldn’t just write…… Continue reading Doctor Who Reaction: “Deep Breath”

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The Doctor and Sherlock are Mary Sues

This isn’t a Moffat hate post, but I have a complaint, and it’s with something Steven Moffat’s done… He’s turned Doctor Who and Sherlock into shows about Mary Sues. I don’t know the man, maybe they aren’t really his Mary Sues as such, but both the Doctor and Sherlock tick some important Mary Sue boxes.…… Continue reading The Doctor and Sherlock are Mary Sues

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Review of Robocop (2014): Corporatism, Captain America, and Disability Awareness

Didn’t see the new Robocop movie because you thought it would be horrible? A cheap knockoff full of action scenes and no substance? Well, you weren’t alone — I hardly heard a word about it after it came out, and that often means people just didn’t see it. But if you liked Captain America: The…… Continue reading Review of Robocop (2014): Corporatism, Captain America, and Disability Awareness