Saturday, 1 October 2011


Doctor Who
32x13 The Wedding of River Song [season finale]
I don't know about you but I guessed most of the twists in this episode, including how the Doctor survived, what the eyepatches were for, and what The Question would be. But that doesn't matter one jot because, as with all the best stories, this was about far more than just what the twists were. It was rollicking good fun, in fact. Just a shame we'll have to wait another year -- at least -- to find out the ultimate significance of said Question.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Doctor Who Confidential
6x13 When Time Froze [series finale]
So that's it! Goodbye Doctor Who Confidential -- your quality level may have been inconsistent, but you will be missed.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

The Jonathan Ross Show
1x04 (24/9/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]

4x01 The Darkest Hour Part One
Ooh, it certainly is dark this year, isn't it? And a bit too stuffed with slow-mo, actually. Following Doctor Who could have made it look bad, but actually it held up decently enough.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

5x22 (27/9/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


2000 AD #1748
Crikey, I've got massively behind on 2000 AD. I blame all those New 52s I've been reading. If anyone still cares (if they even did in the first place), the ECBT 2000AD reviews for this Prog are here, here, here, here and here.
Next Prog, all the stories that began with my first issue end, so I'll offer some thoughts on my first batch of 2000 AD tales then.

All Star Western #1 by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti & Moritat
Probably my most anticipated comic in DC's New 52, and luckily it lived up to my hopes. More when I publish my big review post of all the books I've read (so far), which I think will be on Monday.

Batman: The Dark Knight #1 by David Finch & Paul Jenkins
This seems to have been the most criticised of the four Batman-starring books. What did I think? See above.


Don't put your daughter on the stage Mrs Worthington... by Bethany Black
(from Bethany Black)
Following yet more criticism of Mock the Week not featuring enough female panelists, a working female stand-up outlines why it's if anything over-representative of women in her profession. It's a lengthy article but one that's definitely worth a read if you're interested in that world. It also has something to say about those kind of people who don't adjust their view to fit the facts, but bend the facts to fit their view.

My Next New Beverly Season: ‘Films Edgar Has Never Seen’ by Edgar Wright
(from edgar wright here)
Director Edgar Wright is scheduling a season of films he's never seen. Never mind that, though: the best part of this is where he talks about how it's OK to have not seen certain films for whatever reason, despite the one-upmanship common among film fans. "I am a firm believer that it’s never too late to enjoy a movie," he writes, "I see filling in the gaps in my film knowledge as a lifetime pursuit." Too true.

Sherlock meets Doctor Who trailer

This is exceptionally well put together...