Friday, 3 March 2023


Doctor Who
2x17 The Zarbi
aka The Web Planet Part Two. Whereas the first episode felt like it was deliberately set at a leisurely pace, this one just feels like it’s playing for time. It’s not the production ambition that’s the problem here — it’s easy to forgive ’60s Who its shonky effects; they’re par for the course — it’s the lack of an interesting story.


Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
[#17 in The All-New 100 Films in a Year Challenge 2023]

Audio Drama

Hell Cats
1x02 A New Life
I guess because Audible has its roots in audiobooks (which I presume just run through the entire book beginning to end), this has no opening or closing credits on individual episodes, which is a bit of a pain when the next part just starts playing automatically.
Anyway, this episode was some more scene setting, albeit with some proper piratical action at the end, and the promise that our heroines have now met.
[Listen to it (again) on Audible.]