Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.01: The New World

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written By: Russell T. Davies

Recap: The episode opens with the execution of Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman) in Jacksonville, KY. Oswald is a former schoolteacher who is being put to death by lethal injection for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl. His defense when he was caught? “She should have run faster.” This sets him up as one of the “villains” of the show fairly quickly and definitively.

He ignores the chance …

Heather S. VinaReview: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.01: The New World

Review: Doctor Who 6.02: Day of the Moon

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers through 6.07]

Written By: Steven Moffat

Previously: The Doctor arranged for Amy, Rory and River to meet him in present-day America – Utah, to be exact – only for them to end up witnessing his death at the hands of a mysterious astronaut. Only, it turns out that the Doctor they saw killed was an older version of himself, and the younger version is still alive and has no idea it happened. The gang follows …

Heather S. VinaReview: Doctor Who 6.02: Day of the Moon

Review: Doctor Who 6.07: A Good Man Goes To War

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: Steven Moffat

Previously: The Doctor wonders who the little girl in the astronaut suit was (6.02, “Day of the Moon”). The Doctor reveals to Rory and Amy that the Amy with them is a Flesh puppet, and the real Amy has been missing for months (6.06, “The Almost People”). And is, in fact, going into labour, wherever she is. He promises Amy that they will come for her and then cuts off …

Heather S. VinaReview: Doctor Who 6.07: A Good Man Goes To War

Review: Doctor Who 6.06: The Almost People

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: Matthew Graham

Previously: The Doctor, Rory and Amy arrived at a factory set in a monastery on Earth. There, a group of factory workers are using something called “the Flesh” to create doppelganger puppets of themselves that they can use as they mine an acidic substance. Solar flares hit the factory, causing the doppelgangers to come to life, with the same memories and feelings as the humans they were based on. The …

Heather S. VinaReview: Doctor Who 6.06: The Almost People

Review: Doctor Who 6.05: The Rebel Flesh

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

 

Writer: Matthew Graham

Recap: In an old monastery, three humans – two men and a woman – in containment suits walk down a hall and enter a room. Inside, there’s a large metal well in the center, with a steel lid on it. They open it up and start to take readings of the acid that is bubbling inside. One of them (Buzz, played by Marshall Lancaster), climbs up on the ledge of …

Heather S. VinaReview: Doctor Who 6.05: The Rebel Flesh