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Stargate Atlantis: Season Five: The Seed

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In-brief:

Average, yet quietly promising.

In-detail:

Atlantis Season Five holds a lot of promise. 

I think everyone would agree with that.  We’ve been through cast changes and plot shake-ups galore since the show’s inception, yet one gets the impression that if the writers and producers could stick with the current cast, we could be on to something.

The second episode of Season Five, titled “The Seed” (yet another fine example of the poetic talents of the Atlantis writing team), has two main purposes.  To introduce the character of Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo) into the Atlantis fold, and to progress the Carson Beckett/stasis plot.  In this regard, the episode is reasonably successful.

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Stargate Atlantis: New Cast Shot

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The SG:A production team are working hard on creating the worst promotional photography in the history of television, this year. 

Their latest additional (admittedly, better than previous efforts) involves a very inconsistently dressed team walking heroically (and dryly) through almighty splashing water.  Behind them?  The gate from Stargate SG-1.  The wrong gate.  Coloured blue.

*sighs*

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Fair play. 

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Doctor Who: Series 4: Journey’s End

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This review comes in two parts, due to length and detail and brilliance.

In-brief: Big. Though something lingers…

In-depth:

Let me say this first of all – this episode is good.

After four years, this  is where we are now. This is how Russell T. Davies chooses to end his tenure as the producer of Doctor Who. It’s an epic plot, tying together all of the strands from his previous forays into this universe, and indeed those who have come before him. There’s a certain amount of glee here in the concept of the Doctor, and perhaps that is the problem. As much as I wanted to love this episode, I have to say, it simply wasn’t as spectacular as I wanted it to be.

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Doctor Who: Series 4: Turn Left

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dr-who-series4-promo-catherine-tate-donna In-brief: Catherine Tate’s finest hour?

In-depth:

Before I analyse, let me say this: that was absolutely spectacular.

I have to say that first simply because for the last 20 minutes I was absolutely riveted by the action on screen and I found myself near the point of crying out at the tv for Noble Donna to do what needed to be done.

So, review.

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Doctor Who: Series 4: Midnight

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s4_10_wal_13In-brief: Disorientating, but not in a bad way…

In-depth:

This episode is a very strange one because I do believe I liked it, and it told some interesting concepts is a very tight manner.

We begin on the leisure planet of ‘Midnight.’ It’s an isolated location because the planet is found in orbit of an extonic star which emits a radiation type that prevents any form of life as we know it from existing outside of sheltered habitat. Also, there’s no kind of atmosphere so that prevents the whole breathing process quite handily.

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Battlestar Galactica – Revelations – Review (Spoiler-Filled)

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NUP_111711_0818 Here it is, true believers, the spoiler-filled rundown of the mid-season cliffhanger of Battlestar Galactica’s final season. I write this at the price of my own soul, as Ronald Moore (RDM) himself swore us all to secrecy, making us raise our right hands and repeat after him, “I promise to keep all the secrets I see tonight.” Technically, I did not promise. Still, I will surely go to hell for this, for many reasons too numerous to recount here. Personally, I think you should turn away now. You’ll enjoy the episode much more if you don’t read this. But since I promised I would relay the details, I must fulfill my mission. If you simply cannot turn away, read on. You have been warned and admonished. So without further ado…

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Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Review

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372jones2Perhaps the only disappointing thing about ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ is the realisation that once you leave the cinema, you are struck with the fact that it is not actually real.  The gripping plot, incredible action and real sense of being a part of the action makes the final result a movie that truly makes you wonder why you aren’t chased by Russian women with guns, gold and the Order of Lenin.

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