Friday 13 September 2013


8x05 This Little Piggy

I haven't always been convinced in previous episodes, but between this one and the trailer for next time, I think this might turn out to be a cracking final season.

Doctor Who
10x01 The Three Doctors Episode One [2nd watch]

A break from the Doctor-by-Doctor approach now for, appropriately enough, the series' 10th anniversary serial. It also features the first appearance of evil Time Lord Omega, who some rumours suggest will turn up for the 50th. Even if he doesn't, it's another iconic (ish) villain to add to the list.

I can't remember when I first watched The Three Doctors -- after its DVD release, but before this blog's existence, so clearly a number of years ago. I didn't care for it then, for whatever reason, but I rather enjoyed this first episode. Hopefully the rest of the serial will keep it up.

1x19 The One Where the Monkey Gets Away [goodness-knows-what-th watch]


Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter (2013)
[#75b in 100 Films in a Year 2013]

Marvel One-Shot: Item 47 (2012)
[#75a in 100 Films in a Year 2013]

The two most recent Marvel short films, the latter included on the Blu-ray of Avengers Assemble this time last year, the former on the released-this-week Blu-ray of Iron Man 3.

Both are entertaining, though Agent Carter is definitely the winner -- a 'sequel' to 2011's Captain America, in just 15 minutes it manages to entirely better it.


DVD Preview: Scream of the Shalka
by Christopher Allen (from Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Official BBC Worldwide Site)

After a near-decade of waiting, Shalka finally makes it to DVD next Monday. Here, the BBC's official 50th anniversary site previews the release, mounting a mini-defence of the serial and nothing that the disc features "a fascinating interview with Ben Lavender, creator of the BBC iPlayer and the 82 presentations he had to make to get iPlayer in front of the Director-General!"


Doctor Who: The Simon Clark Story That Never Was
by Ian Berriman (from SFX)

The Shalka sequel that was half-written and fully outlined sounds great. Someone somewhere make it happen somehow, please!