Too Many Ideas - Archive for the ‘TV’ Category

Mission Impossible: 50th Anniversary

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

We’ve had a run of 50th Anniversaries of iconic film and TV series over the last few years Bond (2012), Dr Who (2013) and in the last few weeks Star Trek and the Monkees.  I’ve just done a quick search and there isn’t any mention that today is 50 years since Mission: Impossible was first […]

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

So the 50th Anniversary is over how did it go? Let’s quickly get the bad out-of-the-way.  And by bad I mean atrocious.  Doctor Who Live: The After Party.  Get lots of people to do with the show in a room and make something embarrassing.  Similarly with pointless appearances on other shows to hype the 50th […]

Doctor Who: Night Terrors

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Last week on Doctor Who we had pulp with Let’s Kill Hitler, this week we got horror with a twist of British Social Realism. The horror is scary, fairy tailish horror rather than gross horror. It mixed up lots of classic horror elements of abduction horror, body horror with the transformation of people into the […]

Doctor Who: Let’s Kill Hitler

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Tonight’s Doctor Who, Let’s Kill Hitler, was a cracking fun episode from the start. Now I’ve been known to complain about certain issues with illogicality and this episode certainly started with plenty – writing Doctor in a corn field, introducing Amy’s best friend who’s never been so much as mentioned before with a montage and […]

Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes to War

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

There were some nice things about the latest Doctor Who episode: A Good Man Goes to War.  It started very well with the Cybermen and the collection of various allies from across Time and Space.  There was the nice idea that Doctor becoming word for warrior in many cultures that have encountered him.   There was […]

Doctor Who: The Rebel Flesh

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

The latest Dr Who episode The Rebel Flesh was a nicely done, solid story with nothing to complain about.  That’s a relief after the time I’ve spent on reviews for The Doctor’s Wife or Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  The Gangers are nicely realised I may be over reading one comment by the […]

New Doctor Who Episode: The Doctor’s Wife

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

So was the new Doctor Who episode, The Doctor’s Wife, a return to the form of The Impossible Astronaut and The Day of the Moon after The Curse of the Black Spot last week with its rather damp powder?  Would Neil Gaiman writing an episode turn out to be a stunt to promote both the […]

Doctor Who: The Curse of the Black Spot

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Just watched the latest Doctor Who – The Curse of the Black Spot.  Very much in the monster of the week / concept based science fiction mixed up with pirates.  In theory it had all the elements to be a really good episode.  Unfortunately somewhere along the way something got lost.  I don’t think the […]

New Doctor Who episode The Day of the Moon

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The new Doctor Who episode, The Day of the Moon, is Doctor Who thinking and writ LARGE. Part of the scale comes from the great use of locations.  The wide open spaces of Utah.  Iconic locations like: Apollo 11.  The Oval office.  Area 51.  The dark and spooky orphanage is a beautiful contrast with the […]

New Dr Who episode The Impossible Astronaut

Monday, April 25th, 2011

The first, new episode of the 2011 run of Dr Who The Impossible Astronaut is a joy. If you’re going to do a Doctor Who in America why not go for it. Using the vast scale of the wide open spaces and light gives grandeur to the scene that chalk pits never could. Later the […]

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