Thursday 26 March 2020


Doctor Who
27x01 Rose [4th or so watch]
Watched as part of the big watchalong on Twitter, #TripOfALifetime. It's the first time I've seen it in about 13 or 14 years, and I enjoyed it. See also: the prequel and sequel stories released around this event.
[Watch Rose (again) on iPlayer.]


The Battle of Algiers (1966)
[#48 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]
Blindspot 2020 #3

Spider-Man: Far from Home 3D (2019)
[#49 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]
+ a couple of extras on the Blu-ray, including the deleted scenes (good decisions), and what they've billed as a short film -- Peter's To-Do List - but is really just an extended deleted sequence. But as they've called it a short film, I'll review it as #49a on 100 Films.


Things She Thought While Falling by Chris Chibnall

A short prose prequel to The Woman Who Fell to Earth, just released to give people something to read during all this quarantining that's going on. I'd heard on Twitter that it was quite good, some of the best writing in this current era of Doctor Who, but... well, it has its moments, but it definitely peters out by the end -- the last two paragraphs are even rather poor, I think. But hey-ho, it's free and it'll only take up a couple of minutes of your time. But please don't let Chibnall ever write a whole Who novel -- it doesn't seem like he could sustain a reasonable quality of prose for that long.

On the other hand...

Doctor Who and the Time War by Russell T Davies

This leftover from the 50th anniversary -- rendered now as a never-was alternate bit of Who continuity -- is really, really good.

And finally...

Doctor Who: Revenge of the Nestene by Russell T Davies

A 10-minute audiobook sequel to Rose, performed by Jacob Dudman.