And ya know... I'm not okay with it. The idea of someone being beheaded in a medieval show is entirely justified, narrative wise. If that's a little too much for someone because of current events, how about , I dunno, the person in question not watching Doctor Who this week. Or ya know, maybe put a disclaimer on… » 9/06/14 9:53am 9/06/14 9:53am

No... just no. This is a character I've never been impressed by. Dazzler was a disco-era joke that lasted WAY past its prime. Given her chance to X-Men way back in the Phoenix Saga when Kitty got recruited, she turned it down, still riding high on her singing career. Un-necessarily resurrected back into the… » 9/06/14 1:30am 9/06/14 1:30am

I may have hit some kind of critical mass where I was sharkjumped about it. It all fades into all the other cosplay and roleplay and fantasy and sci-fi and alternate history for me. But I love all those things. So I still very much appreciate it and go to my local Steampunk Con, ConTemporal every summer. I still… » 9/05/14 9:59pm 9/05/14 9:59pm

The jedi order not going to tattooine and collecting Shmi Skywalker and setting her up in comfort for her kid's part in saving an entire world. Removing her from backwater gangster and indigenous danger, so as to keep their chosen one from being eaten up by doubts and fears for her safety. That's the big plot hole… » 9/03/14 7:58am 9/03/14 7:58am

Oddly, while I appreciate the awkwardness between he an Clara? I do hope she will be going soon. This could really go one of two ways. My instinct is to say there's too much baggage with her and he to go forward with her and NEW he. But that could very obviously be wrong. Sarah Jane Smith did just fine with both… » 8/26/14 9:58am 8/26/14 9:58am

My Magnificent 7: The Space Fightercraft Edition

So... And don't instantly tune out when I say this. This is by way of introduction. I've got a pal in Second Life who's getting into the Jedi type roleplays in a big way lately. He's building himself a ship, and he decided to show me the proto-model he's got so far. He showed me at a landing pad on Yavin IV, where… » 8/25/14 11:37am 8/25/14 11:37am

It's still kind of odd though — the companion is usually the audience surrogate, and in a story where the companion is having a hard time accepting a new Doctor, you'd expect this to be a representation of the audience needing to warm up to the Doctor. But instead of the Doctor having to prove himself to the new…

» 8/23/14 9:43pm 8/23/14 9:43pm

Well, I usually find that I'm in the minority when I mention that I loved the ABC/King adaptation. People will look at me like I just endorsed Mein Kampf or a Uwe Boll movie. It wasn't so much a haunted house movie. Nor was it one of domestic abuse and alcoholism. It was BOTH. But more importantly, it was a story… » 8/18/14 8:38am 8/18/14 8:38am