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Euros Lyn’s Torchwood: Children of Earth

I considered doing a review of Season Two of Torchwood, to follow up on my review of the first season, but that’s essentially more of the same, except that it gets steadily darker. However, “Season Three” (in quotes for reasons … Continue reading

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Russell T. Davies’ Torchwood: Season One

I had heard of Torchwood, the Dr. Who spin-off, some years ago, and then discovered it online at Netflix. That constituted my binge-watching for a while. The basic set-up is related in John Barrowman’s voice-over for the opening theme: “Torchwood: … Continue reading

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Anthony Burdge, Jessica Burke, Kristine Larsen (editors), The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who

With essays covering the entire span of the various Doctor Who television series from 1963 onward, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who addresses various ideas of The Doctor as a mythic figure. Unfortunately, the central premise — the idea that … Continue reading

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Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping’s The Discontinuity Guide: The Definitive Guide to the Worlds & Times of Doctor Who

Originally published in 1995, this revised volume takes a decidedly irreverent look at one of science fiction TV’s more enduring, endearing institutions: Doctor Who. Remembered by many for its wobbly paper-mache Pinewood Studios effects, frequently changing casts and cheesy incidental … Continue reading

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“Rescue Me” Blu-ray box set

Gotta admit; Rescue Me was a tough show for me to watch when it first came out. Absurdist humor interspersed amongst the hard-hitting after-effects the firefighters experienced post-9/11 was a whole lot to go through in the summer of ’04, … Continue reading

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Matt Lipsey and Douglas Mackinnon’s Jekyll

Whilst I have always found Robert Louis Stevenson’s story The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to be one of the most psychologically fascinating of horror stories, the Hollywood film versions, with their emphasis upon cheesy transformation scenes … Continue reading

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Yun Kouga and Yuu Kou: Loveless

Yun Kouga’s Loveless has been a very successful manga series and a widely praised anime series, which was developed from the first four volumes of the manga. I’m warning you, whatever preconceptions you have about anime had best be jettisoned … Continue reading

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