Movie review: Shazam! Fury of the Gods

I didn’t get a chance to watch Shazam! Fury of the Gods on opening weekend. And I was so caught up in con excitement (attending my favorite regional con, Planet Comicon in Kansas City), that I really didn’t have time to read any reviews or check out how the box

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Timestamp #275: Thin Ice

Doctor Who: Thin Ice (1 episode, s10e03, 2017) Going ice skating with monsters. Picking up immediately after the previous adventure, the Doctor and Bill rush back into the TARDIS to discuss their landing on the frozen Thames. They’ve landed at the site of the last great frost fair on February

A galaxy of fun at Planet Comicon 2023

One of the best feelings in the world is walking into a con on the very first day. The show floor is buzzing with excitement, the cosplayers are dressed up, and you feel a sense of giddy, childlike glee. You’re about to spend a weekend in geeky paradise, surrounded by

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Timestamp #274: Smile

Doctor Who: Smile (1 episode, s10e02, 2017) The importance of understanding emotion. Bill prepares for her first proper trip in the TARDIS, musing about how the seats are too far from the console and how difficult it seems to drive it. She’s impressed that the Doctor stole the TARDIS instead

What do we do about negative reviews?

By now you’ve probably read a summary of actor Seth Rogen’s much-discussed thoughts on negative film reviews, or at least heard about the heated debate those comments have sparked.  Rogen’s comments were shared with entrepreneur Steven Bartlett on the “Diary of a CEO” podcast, and I’ve been thinking over them

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Timestamp #273: The Pilot

Doctor Who: The Pilot (1 episode, s10e01, 2017) A new companion gets an education. An empty university office soon welcomes Nardole and a woman we will come to know as Bill. The TARDIS stands darkly in the corner of the office, apparently out of order, and photos of River Song

Movie review:  Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre

Picture this:  You’re sitting at home at 8 o’clock on a Friday night. You’re too tired from the week to leave the house but you’re not ready to go to bed. Turning on the TV, you begin to scroll through Netflix, and a movie you’ve never seen before pops up.

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Timestamp #272: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (1 episode, Christmas Special, 2016) With great fandom comes great tributes to nostalgia. It’s Christmas Eve in 1990. In New York City, a boy named Grant meets the Doctor in the middle of the night as the Time Lord dangles by his ankles

Pensacon and Three Days on the Beach? I’m There.

Pensacon is a medium-sized con with big dreams, that delivers. While it may be experiencing growing pains with its increased popularity and lack of large venue space, it does an admirable job of working with what it has, especially in terms of bringing in celebrity fandom favorites. They featured 14

How I learned to love going to the movies by myself

The first time I ever went to see a movie all by myself was, I’m pretty sure, the film adaptation of the fantasy novel Eragon back in 2006 during my first year of college. I don’t really remember what I thought of the film (though its current Rotten Tomatoes score

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Timestamp: Class Summary

Class Summary Class was far from the strongest entry in the Doctor Who universe. The concept was a great idea, effectively introducing a Buffy the Vampire Slayer-style ensemble into the mix with a group of classmates fighting evil to defend their school. What we got was a dysfunctional troupe that made

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