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An Adventure In Space And Time

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Being busier than a one-armed paperhanger, I just got around to watching "An Adventure In Space And Time," the BBC's docu-drama detailing the inception and first few seasons of "Doctor Who."

I have mixed feelings about this show. On the one hand, I thought they did an excellent job re-creating the sense of time and place of 1963. On the other hand, it was painful to watch David Bradley's portrayal of William Hartnell, the original Doctor.

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Who Owns The TARDIS?

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In a lawsuit which threatens to overshadow the 50th anniversary of Britain's long-running science-fiction series, Doctor Who, the son of the man who wrote the first episode, "An Unearthly Child," is suing the BBC for breach of copyright, since they have not given his father credit for having invented the iconic, time-travelling blue police box.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Outcasts: “Episode 8” (Episode 8, Series Finale)

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This is gonna’ be a kind of threadbare review because my carpal tunnel is absolutely killing me. I apologize in advance, but since no one much seems to care about this show, and since the series was cancelled before the first episode hit the air, and since it ends with a cliffhanger that will never be resolved, I doubt anyone will mind.

PLAY BY PLAY

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EPISODE REVIEW: Outcasts: “Episode 7” (Episode 7)

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I know, I know: with my wildly non-sequential reviews of this show, you were assuming I wouldn’t get to this one until September, and I’d do the series finale before I got to it, and maybe a retrospective, too. Well - tah-dah - wrong. I’m all about surprises. And Fried Foods. And Sarcasm. Really, though, if I’m honest, I’m more about Fried Foods than the other two things. Ok, so, fine, I’m not all about surprises. That’s kinda’ surprising in and of itself, isn’t it? Probably not. You don’t actually know me all that well. Ah well. Screw it, on to the review portion of this review:

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EPISODE REVIEW: Outcasts: “Episode 5” (Episode 5)

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You know, I think this is exactly the kind of thing they were shooting for when they started making this series. This is the target they were hoping to hit from the outset, but have managed to miss every week prior to now. This is actually a genuinely good episode, well-told, if a bit padded out during the “Meanwhile back at the ranch” stuff. The only thing more frustrating than a doomed, ham-fisted, boring show is when said show actually manages to hit all the right notes more-or-less by accident, and you see what it *could* have been. Read on…

PLAY BY PLAY

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EPISODE REVIEW: Outcasts: “Episode 4” (Episode 4)

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Narrative sequence? Never heard of it!

I was reviewing this already-dead show, then missed three episodes, caught up with one of ‘em yesterday, watched the current one last night, and I watched another one I missed today.

Inconvenient and frustrating, I know, but it’s not like you fine folks are paying for this.

LAST TIME AS YOU RECALL…

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EPISODE REVIEW: Outcasts: “Episode 6” (Episode 6)

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Our entirely sporadic coverage of this series continues…sporadically!

Now, I’m still a couple episodes behind in catching up with this thing, and I briefly toyed with the idea of not reviewing tonight’s ep until I was caught up, but ultimately I rejected that since the show is already dead, will not resolve its storyline, and isn’t very good to begin with. It was just too much effort for too little payoff, all things considered. So our coverage continues, but, I apologize, the eps are gonna’ be somewhat out of sequence.

LAST TIME AS YOU RECALL…

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THINGS WE'RE DEFINITELY INTERESTED IN: "Outcasts" by the BBC

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Is it just me, or is BBC America running more Science Fiction than Syfy? Fantasy, too, for that matter. I have no idea how long it'll take this series to actually reach our shores, but this is a really interesting looking show. Click on through for a glimpse!

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