Wednesday, 4 September 2013


Doctor Who
6x28 The Seeds of Death Episode Six
The Second Doctor phase of #bbbDW50 comes to an end with the action-packed finale to the Ice Warrior's second story. The Seeds of Death suffers the same way as so many Who six-parters, from a sometimes slow and sometimes repetitive middle section, but there are great bits liberally scattered throughout and plenty of superb direction. Not one of the show's best perhaps, but a solid yarn.

1x09 The One Where Underdog Gets Away [goodness-knows-what-th watch]
A Thanksgiving Friends...

The Last Leg
3x05 (28/8/13 edition)
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

2x07 Krampus
...and a Christmas Suburgatory. It's all a bit prematurely festive.
That said, this is one of Suburgatory's best episodes, so that's nice.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
[#72 in 100 Films in a Year 2013]


There's No Excuse For Misogyny In Space
by Helen O'Hara (from Empire States... at Empire)

I've read a few reviews of Riddick and every single one mentions its misogyny, so it must be a pretty clear trait. Here, O'Hara expounds on it at well-argued length. Sounds like a fascinatingly dreadful film to me.