British tabloid The Mirror (so take this with a major pinch of salt) claims that the first two episodes of the next season will deal with The Doctor facing a moral quandary: whether or not to murder a young child who will grow up to become a ruthless dictator responsible for the deaths of millions. That child? A young…

» 4/17/15 10:37am Yesterday 10:37am

I was lucky enough to see Day of the Doctor on the big screen, and that was all the movie I need. If Sony wants to throw a movie budget at Moffat (or whoever is in charge in 8 years) and then let them get on with it, that's cool, but you know they wouldn't.... because they're Hollywood.
» 4/17/15 9:42am Yesterday 9:42am

Big Finish have brought back quite a few of the one-shot villains, but the rematch between the 7th Doctor and Fenric over the course of the three-part Protect and Survive/Black and White/Gods and Monsters was especially well played.

While the 7th Doctor has always been manipulative, the Big Finish range hasn't… » 4/09/15 7:06pm 4/09/15 7:06pm

Hell yeah! Bring on the British sci-fi! I've been waiting for Alt to come out since January of last year. If it's anything like a more fucked up stoner version of FAQ About Time Travel, which Jamie Mathieson also wrote, I'm all in.... unless the choice of actors ruins it for me. I'm looking at you final season of… » 4/07/15 5:53pm 4/07/15 5:53pm

The Seven Wonders Of The Universe that were cut from Doctor Who

It's been up on Jamie Mathieson's blog for a month now, but I thought I'd share it anyways. In early drafts for Mummy on the Orient Express, the opulent space train was supposed to be making a round trip of the Seven Wonders of the Universe*, stopping off at various scenic locations while the passengers and crew… » 3/30/15 11:35pm 3/30/15 11:35pm

Wait, but even if it would have "Earth-like gravity" that's on the outside of the sphere, right? (I'm assuming that the net gravitational force of a 1 meter thick 10^23 kilogram shell isn't going to counteract the gravitational pull of the star itself.) Inhabitants on the inner surface wouldn't be able to walk… » 3/28/15 9:15pm 3/28/15 9:15pm

Just don't make Moriarty the "other brother" that Mycroft supposedly took care of. And for the love of Doyle, don't make it some sort of sort of thing where they took young Sherlock to some hypnotherapist and had his memories of a beloved older/twin brother replaced with a dog called Redbeard. » 3/28/15 4:46pm 3/28/15 4:46pm

Hell yes. There are very few authors who's works I would categorize as "devourable," but Gregory is most definitely in that category. I don't think I've ever had one of his novels last me more than a couple of days, and I'm always left hungry for more. If anything, my major complaint about his writing is that he… » 3/26/15 7:54pm 3/26/15 7:54pm

Sweet! Adding this one to my Amazon wishlist now. Strugatsky novels are one of the few things I still routinely look for when I enter a used bookstore, since most of their previously translated works have been out of print since the 70's. » 3/24/15 7:06pm 3/24/15 7:06pm