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Embrace The (Star Trek) Discovery

I woke up at 0600 and decided to get up because I’d heard that Star Trek: Discovery was getting released on Netflix at 0700. I did this because Star Trek is a big thing for me. It’s not big because I’m an obsessive fan, well, I probably used to be, …

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You Can’t Stop The Signal

Let’s start with some dates to make you feel old. Star Trek: The Next Generation first aired 28 years ago. Deep Space Nine and The X- Files 22 years ago. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer 18 years ago. Let’s take something that possibly feels more current, the new Battlestar Galactica? First …

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Doctor, Missy, Davros..Awesome!

The first episode of series nine of Doctor Who surprised me, I have to admit. I really liked it. Doctor Who ground down my enthusiasm over the course of Stephen Moffat’s run with Matt Smith (more due to stories than the actor himself). I am always hopeful that a significant change like …

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Two Years of the Lions

There is a point in the life of some TV shows that holds great risk. It’s that point where they have to shake things up and change their initial set-up. This may be because the central premise can’t continue forever or because the core idea is one that exists in …

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State, Murders and Graduations

I’ve watched the first three seasons of Friday Night Lights and after discussing the brilliance of season one, I feel the need to reflect a bit on the first three seasons, since they represent a transition point in the show. A transition faced by all shows that have a highly …

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts! Can’t Lose!

I often spend more time looking for something to watch on Netflix rather than actually watching something on Netflix. Despite this, you occasionally, well, often very rarely, discover a hidden gem. A while back I saw something called Friday Night Lights. It looked like an interesting film. I put it …

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When Stark’s Toys Go Missing

I love the original Captain America film. It hits all the grand period piece pulp awesome buttons. The whole thing is realised brilliantly. One of those elements is Agent Peggy Carter. I have no idea whether they intended the character to be that strong a part of the film, but …

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The Wonder of The Flash

Way back in 1997 (to 2003) there was a TV show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It aired in a decade when TV had just started to get great. It was a brilliant show. It was great because it was incredibly well written as well as being witty and clever …

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Alas, Doctor Who, I am Done!

I’ve made a decision. Not a big, consequential, life changing decision, but one that does represent the end of a personal TV era. I am done with Doctor Who. Don’t get me wrong, due to the pop culture nature of the show, the make-up of my Twitter feed, etc, it’s …

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