Category Archives: TV Reviews

Retro Movie Review: The Star Wars Holiday Special

On November 17, 1978, back when Star Wars was only a single film, CBS aired a made-for-TV “movie” entitled the Star Wars Holiday Special. This movie was never rebroadcast and has never been officially released on video (except for a … Continue reading

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Theology and Doctor Who

“How many seconds in eternity?” So this post is a little bit TV review, a little bit analysis, a little bit religious commentary, and a little bit blog recommendation. It’s complicated…or wibbly-wobby-timey-whimey, you might say. But Doctor Who tends to … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Returns with a Bang

Doctor Who kicked off its “9th” series this weekend with “The Magician’s Apprentice”. I have just four words to say about that. Out. Of. The. Park. This episode was epic–easily Peter Capaldi’s best performance as our favorite time-traveling alien and … Continue reading

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Fan Fiction Review: Star Trek Continues, Episodes 1-4

I wrote about Star Trek Continues two years ago. It aims to create new episodes of the original Star Trek series in a style as close to the original as possible. I consider Star Trek Continues to be the best … Continue reading

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Television Review: Peter Capaldi as the Doctor

  Doctor Who is one of the most successful science fiction franchises of all time, with (currently) 802 episodes to date spanning more than fifty years, three successful spin-off series, nearly 200 audio dramas, and what looks like several hundred … Continue reading

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Cosmos follow-up: Hypatia and the Library of Alexandria

The recent Cosmos series has been a tour-de-force for science education and popularization, equal to the original. However, there is one aspect of both series that I have to take issue with, and that is the holding up of the … Continue reading

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Cosmos side by side: part 3

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey has wrapped up, with the final episode airing last Sunday. Here I am reviewing Episodes 10-13 of the series. See also my reviews of Episodes 1-4 and Episodes 5-9.

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