Doctor Who

Doctor Who Episode 8.3 Recap

Our lovely companion takes the Doctor up on an offer to go anywhere in time, choosing the period when Robin Hood would have been traipsing around England.

Interview: Ben Wheatley

We talk to British director Ben Wheatlely: the man behind Kill List, Sightseers, and this weekend's A Field in England (Oh, and a couple of upcoming Doctor Who episodes) about how he never makes the same film twice, his film’s sense of language, how he directs actors, working with his writer as a co-editor, and his thoughts on his own special kind of genre filmmaking.

The Fan Expo Gaming Recap

Fan Expo stormed through Toronto to the tune of an estimated 100,000 people over the weekend, and Dork Shelf was there to take in all the sights, sounds, and cosplay on display. Here are a few quick gaming-themed notes from the show floor.

This Week in DVD: 4/2/13

This week at the video store marks the arrival of three European imports - the Swedish gangster saga Easy Money, British cop thriller The Sweeney, and the comedic Irish slasher Stitches - as well as the home video debut of the HBO original movie Hemingway & Gelhorn.

The New Old: Of Love and Loss and Fun

This week we look at some Blu-Ray and DVD reissues of the iconic Schindler's List and On the Waterfront, the campy fun of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and The Monster Squad, and one of the greatest adventures from the Doctor to occupy the Tardis the longest.

Doctor Who Episode 6.8 Recap

The last time we heard from our favourite Gallifreyan and his time-traveling companions, Amy Pond had given birth to a baby girl named Melody. She and her baby had been held against their will by the Clerics, an organization led by Madame Kovarian intent on using Melody as a weapon. Ten thousand light-years away, the Doctor and the Last Centurion assembled an army to recover the female Ponds. Unfortunately, nothing went to plan and a lot of people died.

Torchwood: Miracle Day Review

The Torchwood team returns and heads stateside in the fourth series of the BBC sci-fi show. A mix of British sci-fi geekiness with US action, it's a solid follow-up to the brilliant 'Children of the Earth'.

Doctor Who Episode 6.7 Review

Spoiler Warning: "The Rebel Flesh" (6.5) and "The Almost People" (6.6). Also, I wouldn't read any further into this post unless you've watched the entirety of "A Good Man Goes To War" (6.7) right to the very end. I mean to the last second. You've been warned, alright? Spoilers.

Doctor Who Episode 6.5/6.6 Review

I knew going into "The Rebel Flesh" and "The Almost People" that I wasn't going to like these episodes at all. After watching the trailer for this two-parter, the episodes immediately felt like the dismal Silurian two-parter in Series Five - "Cold Blood" and "The Hungry Earth". Both two-installment stories deal with representations of humanity and a war between humans and their human-like counterparts (now enemies).

Doctor Who Episode 6.4 Review

This is the episode that Whovians have been waiting 47 years for, but just didn't know it. With a woman-turned-TARDIS, companions running through actual TARDIS corridors and Neil Gaiman on board, it would be very hard to go wrong. There is no doubt that "The Doctor's Wife" will go down as one of the most iconic episodes within both Series Six and the decades-spanning television series Doctor Who as a whole.

Doctor Who Episode 6.3 Review

The Doctor, Amy and Rory have decided to go on adventures after three months of fighting The Silents. Their first stop is a pirate ship manned by one Captain Avery. Avery and his fellow pirates are being picked off one by one by a siren who can smell even the smallest drop of blood. Episodes immediately following the premiere episode are least spectacular episodes of each series. They are often self-contained stories that are lighter in theme that usually go back in time rather than forward. Series Six's "Curse of the Black Spot" follows in this same vein, but thankfully for Doctor Who audiences,"Curse of the Black Spot" blows the previously mentioned episodes out of the water.

Doctor Who Episode 6.2 Review

As I said in my review, the first episode of Doctor Who Series Six —"The Impossible Astronaut" — was filled with elaborate narrative arcs and characters on the brink of disaster. The second part to this two-parter serial — "Day of the Moon" — does nothing in the way of answering questions or alleviating any of the tension introduced in the previous episode.

Doctor Who Episode 6.1 Review

In the previous series, Steven Moffat hit the ground running, creating one of the most entertaining collections of episodes in Doctor Who history. With the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor garnering an impressive amount of critical praise and fan approval, its understandable that Moffat's sophomore effort is one of the most highly-anticipated television shows of the year.