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December 20, 2014

Doctor Who: Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks

(S03E04 / S03E05) There's nothing like a good villain, especially one that won't just lie down and die. The Cylons, the Borg, Moriarty and Blofeld -- they're what make our heroes tick, and without them, any classic fiction formula would be miserably incomplete. And so it is with Doctor Who and his timeless nemeses, the Daleks....

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Lost -- Desmond's little ditty explained - VIDEO

If you caught the recent episode of Lost ('Catch-22'), you may have already started scouring the web in search of clues regarding the little ditty Desmond sang during a flashback, while supping down copious amounts of wine. The key to the song lies in Desmond's nationality. In case you hadn't noticed, he's Scottish (by the sounds of his accent, probably from Glasgow, possibly Paisley). Henry...

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Doctor Who: Gridlock

(S03E03) It's still early stages in the new series of Doctor Who, so it's understandable when the writers re-visit old story arcs, and introduce new viewers to old themes. It was like that this week, and whilst it wasn't a high-ranking episode in terms of story, it was still a good bit of fun. And, as with previous weeks in the recent series, when Martha learned something new about the enigmatic t...

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Doctor Who could be hit by soccer

According to a press release from the BBC, this coming Saturday's episode of Doctor Who could end up being postponed because of live coverage of the FA Cup football (soccer) semi-final encounter between Watford and Manchester United on BBC One. The match is scheduled to finish in regulation time just before Doctor Who is scheduled to start on BBC One, but if extra-time and penalties (aka over-time...

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Life on Mars: Episode 8 (series finale)

(S02E08) "My name is Sam Tyler. I had an accident, and I woke up in 1973. "Am I mad, in a coma, or back in time? Whatever's happened, it's like I've landed on a different planet."Now, maybe if I can work out the reason, I can get home." Well, did Sam Tyler get back home? Warning: spoilers after the jump. ...

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Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Code

(S03E02) To be or not to be? That is the question. And so, the venerable Doctor and his new assistant Martha Jones arrived in London in the year 1599 to pay a visit to the Globe Theatre, where they would meet none other than Mr William Shakespeare. Of course, this was not the first time our hero had met The Bard, but it was certainly one of the most memorable....

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Guardian says Tennant has signed for third Doctor Who Series

If I didn't know better, I'd suspect that the constant rumours concerning the fate of actor David Tennant as the current incarnation of Doctor Who is nothing more than a ploy to keep news about the show constantly appearing in the UK newspaper headlines and sustain interest in the new series. We now have another report, this time in The Guardian's Media Monkey column, which states that Tennant has...

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Life on Mars: Episode 7

(S02E07) In this week's Life on Mars, the hunter became the hunted. Or, rather Gene Hunt became the hunted. In a classic did-he-or-didn't-he cop-on-the-run scenario, the big figure in this top-notch cop show became a fugitive after being found at the scene of a murder with the finger of blame pointing only at him -- and no memory as to how he got there. ...

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Doctor Who: Smith and Jones

(S03E01) You can say what you like, but I won't be listening -- Doctor Who is one of the best, if not the best, television programmes of all time, and Russell T. Davies' current incarnation of the character and franchise is no exception. The return of series three was marked by several important milestones in the character's chronology (if a linear method of cataloging the Doctor's life can be de...

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Life on Mars: Episode 6

(S02E06) One of the reasons why Sam Tyler finds himself stuck in 1973 goes back all the way to episode one of series one of Life on Mars. When Sam's girlfriend in 2006 was kidnapped by a serial killer, Sam set out to try and find her, only to suffer the accident which catapulted him into the past. I honestly don't recall the plot element of Sam's kidnapped partner being resolved in series one, b...

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