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  • The Walking Red: BBC’s Martians invade maudlin period drama…

    It’s 1905 and George Lynton (Rafe Spall) is a journalist still looking for his first real scoop and facing the quiet wrath of his brother Frederick (Rupert Graves), a government spokesman, who has distanced himself from George over the latter leaving his wife for his truer love, Amy (Eleanor...
  • Who: When, What? Tracking the Tardis trail into 2020…

    The last season of Doctor Who caused much consternation with certain parts of the show’s fandom and beyond. It was the first full season to feature the character played by a woman (Jodie Whittaker) and though that raised interesting discussions about the fluid nature of the Doctor’s form, it...
  • BBC/HBO weave complex magic from impressive ‘Materials’…

    A baby girl called Lyra is left in the care of Jordan College, Oxford as her previous guardian – Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) vanishes into the flooded grounds and night, telling the learned custodians at the door that he is invoking scholastic sanctuary for her. She can not, must...
  • Is Earth prepared for the War of the War of the Worlds?

    Oh, isn’t that just bloody typical. The chance of anything coming from Mars were a million-to-one, they said. .. then two come along at once. Yes, in two very different ways, the Red Planet will be making its influence felt on television screens over the next few months. The...
  • What the Dickens? ‘Christmas Carol’ has all-star cast…

    There are a raft of familiar names now attached to a three-part adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol which is due for broadcast this coming winter season on FX in America and the BBC in the UK.  Following in the steps of George C. Scott, Alastair...
  • Herculean Effort: The ABCs of Being John Malkovich’s ‘Poirot’…

    England, 1933: In Andover, a woman named  Alice Asher doesn’t answer the door of her store but it will be some time before her violent death is public knowledge. A short time later, Betty Barnard from Bexhill, a bed-hopping social-climber is found butchered. The police become aware of the...
  • Doctor Who: Talking about a ‘Resolution’ (of the…)…

    The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) is giving her team a treat, a successive string of ‘New Year’ celebrations across the galaxy. But their celebrations are cut short when the Tardis alerts her to There was no unwrapping of an extraterrestrial signal that seems to be pulling different objects together from...
  • Who went there? ‘Battle’ is over until 2020 (except NYD)…

    The Tardis receives nine distress-calls from the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos and as everyone else seems to be avoiding the area, The Doctor feels compelled to investigate. However deep beneath the surface are not only a handful of survivors from a series of terrible battles, but a threat...
  • Who’s ‘Witchfinders’: Earthy questions, muddied mess…

    The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Lancashire of the 1600s and in the grip of history and hysteria as they stumble onto the rigged trial of a local woman believed to be a witch. Furious at the cruelty, the Doctor interferes with proceedings but though the...