There's a number of issues with The Return of Doctor Mysterio, but I think if we were to find a single, ship-sinking kryptonite criticism of the thing, it would be that it's just sorta there. Its reputation isn't that it's beloved, nor hated, nor divisive, but totally unremarkable, unmemorable, uncommentable. And that's a criticism that... Continue Reading →
The Mountain We Can’t Climb
It’s February 2020, and I’m on my annual Groundhog Day movies marathon. If you don’t know, Groundhog Day is about a man stuck in a time-loop on February 2nd, where every day is the exact same as the day before, and in recent years it has spawned a whole sub-genre of similar movies with varying... Continue Reading →
Case No.F4: The Image of the ██████
[Note: this file was redacted from evidence and analysis regarding the Flux phenomenon. It attempts to document the Medderton Incident, and the entities there involved. But there's a danger in trying to understand that which doesn't want to be known.]
THE FINALE: The Lie of the Timeless Child
[First posted April 2021] This is the end, but the moment has been prepared for and prepared for again. The epic 6 part finale, spanning decades of lore, dozens of episodes, and the incredible, satisfying-yet-subversive conclusion of every thread we've been tugging on all this time. I hope you're lying comfortably.
Mary’s Story: I Am Great Ozymandias, Saith the Stone
[First posted March 2021] Time will be rewritten. Not one line, but all of it, always, all the time. Everything has happened before and all will happen again much the same and much more different. You think your memories are wrong but they're not. The past is just like that.
Fugitive of the Judoon: The Book of Ruth
[First posted in March 2021] 'Who is Doctor Who?' is the big question this series, so let's dive deep on that. Who is Doctor Who? And is she really the same person as herself?
Spyfall 2: It’s Time She Spent Some Time Alone
[First posted February 2021] We follow up on last week's cliffhanger by asking why, a full series into the Thirteenth Doctor's run, we still don't feel like we know her, and what is to be done.
Spyfall 1: It’s the End of the World as We Know It
[First posted January 2021] In this first half of the epic two-part opener, we chat about parody, Bond, and narrative collapse. And we first feel the rumble of the coming storm.