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Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker Is the Pick of the Week

It seems completely crazy to me now, but for years the BBC did little to no archiving of their television ...
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From the Couch Hole: To Take the Blues Away

Previously on FTCH, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, we zoomed in on blackout cake and baby bundts. We had a cam ...
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From the Couch Hole: You’ve Really Made the Grade

Previously on FTCH, we mused about once upon a time in the West with roulette and a poker face. We drove ...
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From the Couch Hole: In Our Hearts We’ll Understand

Previously on FTCH, on a Wednesday at four past midnight the lady is waiting. There was a son of flubber and ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Was Alone, I Took a Ride

Previously on FTCH, we had a week of love and happiness with waterworks. There was sun on the chips and nutty ...
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TV Review: Doctor Who: “The Power of the Doctor”

Doctor Who: “The Power of the Doctor” ends Jodie Whittaker's tenure as the Thirteenth Doctor on the ongoing series. Considering ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ll Light the Fire, You Place the Flowers in the Vase

Previously on FTCH, we were mellow and looked a life from both sides. We found Forrester, had soft snickerdoodles, hot peppers, ...
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From the Couch Hole: Don’t You Know I’m Feeling Mellow

Previously on FTCH, we spent time at the Amazing Kingdom of Thrills, went to the Moon, and had a fear of ...
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From the Couch Hole: Just Afloat On The Sea

Previously on FTCH, there was a Stargirl and a Sugar Free Space cola. I included an hombre, a prophet, and ...
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From the Couch Hole: Gold and Silver Shine

Previously on FTCH, there was cheese in the crackers, rabbits on the run, and a death on the Nile. We ...
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From the Couch Hole: Keep On Keeping On

Previously on FTCH, we walked with Hendrix, Who, and Woo. There were hot almonds, sour corns, and gingerbread candy bars. ...
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From the Couch Hole: So Now You’ve Caught On

Previously on FTCH, we dove into sad ads with Apple and cheesy wings at Applebee's. With King, we went through ...
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From the Couch Hole: Put a Smile on Your Face

Previously on FTCH, we pursued amusement parks, big drivers, and presidential assassinations with Stephen King, and along the way sampled ...
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Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality Video Game Review: Allons-y!

Licensed video games are always fraught with the peril of hardcore fan expectations vs. actual gameplay. Add in the burden ...
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From the Couch Hole: Maybe We Can Stay in Touch

There was once a blog named "Sunday Morning Tuneage".  From 2006 - 2013 on MySpace, I wrote a weekly dispatch ...
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Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks is the Pick of the Week

Well, hi there. It has been a long time since I've written one of these. Dave has done such a ...
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Doctor Who: The Sun Makers DVD Review: Death and Taxes

Doctor Who is a long-running British science-fiction television series featuring the Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey whose adventures ...
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Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders DVD Review: Jon Pertwee Exits the Series

Doctor Who is a long-running British science-fiction television series featuring the Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey whose adventures ...
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Doctor Who: The Time Meddler DVD Review: Monk-eying Around with History

Doctor Who is a long-running British science-fiction television series featuring the Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey whose adventures ...
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Doctor Who: The Animation Collection DVD Review: Four Doctors Are Better Than One

Doctor Who: The Animation Collection is a 2-disc set that gathers five previously released stories starring four Doctors. On Disc One, The ...
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Doctor Who: The Krotons DVD Review: Better Than Its Reputation

The Krotons, the fourth serial from the sixth season of Classic Doctor Who has a lot going for it. It is one ...
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Doctor Who: The Three Doctors Special Edition DVD Review: Three Times The Fun

It has been said before, but having The Doctor regenerate was a stroke of genius. In the beginning of the ...
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Doctor Who: Peter Davison: Complete Season One Blu-ray Review: A Big Scarf to Fill

The BBC has released Doctor Who: Peter Davison - Complete Season One, the second in its series of classic Doctor ...
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Doctor Who: Resolution Blu-ray Review: The New Cast Finally Comes Together

The Daleks are one of the oldest and most popular villains on Doctor Who.  They were created by Terry Nation ...
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Doctor Who: Series Nine, Part Two is the Pick of the Week

I have very vague memories of watching Doctor Who as a kid. This was the '80s when the long=scarfed Tom ...
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Doctor Who: Dark Water / Death in Heaven in 3D Fathom Events Review: A Fantastic Time at the Cinema

We're kind of in love with Fathom Events here at Cinema Sentries. We constantly promote their shows, many of us ...
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Doctor Who: The Daleks (2015) DVD Review: Purchase It Just for the Tom Baker Story

The latest release from BBC Home Entertainment brings together a diverse collection of recent episodes to satisfy the true Doctor ...
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Doctor Who: Last Christmas Blu-ray Review: When the Doctor Met Santa Claus

Written by Sombrero Grande When one can travel through all of time and space, sometimes Christmas comes about at the ...
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Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series Blu-ray Review: Perhaps Even the Best

With the Blu-ray release of Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series, it is clear that the beloved Doctor is on ...
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Doctor Who: Deep Breath DVD Review: You Don’t Need to Hold Your Breath to Bring the 12th Doctor Home

Written by Derek Stucker The new Doctor has arrived...on DVD and Blu-ray! Doctor Who: Deep Breath sees actor Peter Capaldi ...
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An Adventure in Space and Time Blu-ray Review: A Must-have for any Whovian

In 1963, the BBC had a space to fill in its Saturday time slot. Legendary producer and head of drama ...
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An Adventure in Space and Time Is the Pick of the Week

Though I do remember watching some Tom Baker-era Doctor Who as a kid, one probably needs to call me a ...
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Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World DVD Review: A True Gem Dug Up in Africa

It really is quite astonishing that they are finding various Doctor Who serials after literally believing them to be lost ...
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Doctor Who: The Web of Fear DVD Review: A Cause for Celebration

The DVD release of The Web of Fear is another victory in the battle to restore all of the “lost” ...
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Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor Blu-ray Review: An Overstuffed, but Still Yummy Christmas Turkey

The Time of the Doctor has all the tell tale signs of a Doctor Who episode under the tutelage of ...
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Doctor Who: The Moonbase DVD Review: An Important Release

The Cybermen have always rivaled the Daleks as the premier villains in the Doctor Who Universe. The Daleks always seemed ...
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Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor Blu-ray Review: Celebrating 50 Years

Previously reviewed by Todd Karella, The Day of the Doctor is the 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who, the British ...
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Fathom Events Presents Doctor Who: “The Day of the Doctor”

I've been to a few of these Fathom Events before and so I've come to know what to expect. The ...
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Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited: Fifth to Eighth DVD Review: Spotlight on Classic Villains

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Doctor Who, BBC America has been airing a series of monthly specials ...
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Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons DVD Review: The Doctor and the Loch Ness Monster

Like a lot of Americans of a certain age - that is to say old enough to remember Doctor Who ...
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Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet DVD Review: It’s Far from Being Over

There have been many milestones in the 50-year history of Doctor Who, but there may be none more significant than ...
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The Doctor Prepares for War in “The Night of the Doctor”

Debuting online on November 14, 2013, the mini-episode "The Night of the Doctor" revealed the origins of the Doctor played by John Hurt, ...
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Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series DVD Review: Lots of Changes Make for a Less Than Steller Doctor

The seventh series of Doctor Who was unusual for several reasons. It was broken in half with the first part ...
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Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series Is the Pick of the Week

I watched Doctor Who periodically as a kid. It wasn't a show I loved, or made sure I was home ...
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Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors DVD Review: A Classic

Whether you are a new fan of Doctor Who, or have been watching the show since its debut in November ...
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Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka DVD Review: A Cartoon Doctor For the 40th Anniversary

In 1989 after 26 seasons, Doctor Who was cancelled. There continued to be various radio programs and novels, but the ...
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Doctor Who: The Green Death: Special Edition DVD Review: Hello, Giant Maggots; Goodbye, Jo Grant

“So the fledgling flies the coop,” states the Doctor in one of the opening scenes of The Green Death. It ...
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Doctor Who: Spearhead From Space Blu-ray Review: New Doctor, New Everything Really

There is a lot of trivia connected to Spearhead from Space but it is not at all a trivial episode. ...
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Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited: First to Fourth DVD Review: The Fantastic Four

The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is coming up, and the BBC is pulling out all the stops. There have ...
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Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil DVD Review: A Curiosity Piece

Over the past few years, I've reviewed quite a few of the BBC releases of Doctor Who. One of the ...
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Doctor Who: Inferno: Special Edition DVD Review: Murdering Radioactive Mutants Unite!

We are just a few months away from the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and the BBC continues to roll ...
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Doctor Who: Series Seven, Part Two Blu-ray Review: The Doctor Returns with a New Companion and a New Attitude

Now that the Doctor is back with a new companion and he's pulled himself out of his emotional cage, he's ...
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Doctor Who: The Snowmen Blu-ray Review: This Year The Doctor’s Christmas Gift Is a New Companion

Series Seven continues the tradition in the Doctor Who universe of a stand-alone Christmas special coming between the two halves. ...
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Book Review: Doctor Who: Harvest of Time by Alastair Reynolds

Forget about the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary, the one that really counts is coming this November, which will mark 50 ...
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Doctor Who: The Visitation Special Edition Review: Rubber Reptiles and Disco Androids Bring the Plague

The Visitation is the fourth serial of the 19th season of Doctor Who. Though it was fourth one aired, it ...
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Book Review: Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow by Tommy Donbavand

"PC Reg Cranfield turned the corner into Totter's Lane, the beam of his torch slicing through the fog. It was ...
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Book Review: Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation by Nicholas Briggs

Of all the creatures the Doctor has met in the universe, none are more evil than the Daleks. But what ...
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Book Review: Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen by Justin Richards

Written by Grace Bon My Doctor is the 10th Doctor. I have watched all the episodes, read the books, even ...
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Book Review: Doctor Who FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Most Famous Time Lord in the Universe by Dave Thompson

In some ways, I have found the history of the Doctor Who television series to be even more fascinating than ...
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Doctor Who: The Ark in Space (Special Edition) DVD Review: Wheel in the Sky Keeps on Turnin’

The "wheel in space" was the New Frontier-era notion of what space stations of the future would look like. I ...
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Doctor Who: The Aztecs (Special Edition) DVD Review: The First Doctor Can’t Change History

The Aztecs is the sixth serial of Doctor Who and was first broadcast from May 23 - June 13 1964. ...
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Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror DVD Review: Re-Animating the Doctor

When it comes to resurrecting lost Doctor Who episodes, the people at BBC Home Video have come up with some ...
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Doctor Who: Shada DVD Review: The Doctor Goes to Cambridge to Save the Universe

The story behind Shada is one of the strangest in the long history of Doctor Who. The six-part serial was ...
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TV Review: Doctor Who: The Snowmen

Santa Claus brought Doctor Who fans a new companion this year, and she proves to be a keeper. As 19th ...
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Doctor Who Series Seven, Part One Blu-ray Review: A Confusing Mess

The Doctor (Matt Smith) is back on DVD and Blu-ray for more adventures through time and space with his companions, ...
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Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos Special Edition DVD Review: Earthbound Doctor Saves the Day Again

The budgetary constraints placed upon the BBC during the early '70s resulted in an interesting chapter in the long saga ...
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Doctor Who Limited Edition Gift Set Is the Pick of the Week

Just the other day I was complaining to my wife that the new Doctor Who series is incredibly expensive here ...
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Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death DVD Review: A Hugely Convoluted Story

In January of 1970, the Seventh Season of Doctor Who started with Jon Pertwee taking the reins as the Third ...
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Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos Special Edition DVD Review: The Doctor Prescribes Death

Doctor Who is a long-running British science-fiction television series featuring The Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey whose ...
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Doctor Who: Planet of Giants DVD Review: Reconstructing the Doctor

The legendary BBC program Doctor Who holds the world’s record for the most episodes of any series. The count is ...
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Doctor Who: Spearhead From Space (Special Edition) DVD Review: One of the Franchise’s Very Best

The first Doctor Who serial to be filmed in color was Spearhead From Space (Story #51), and originally aired January ...
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Doctor Who: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy DVD Review: A Serviceable Children’s Adventure

Doctor Who is a long-running British science fiction television series featuring The Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey ...
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Doctor Who: The Krotons DVD Review: The Typical Troughton Template

When this reviewer last visited with the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, it was the beginning of Season 5 in September ...
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Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks DVD Review: A Very Suspenseful Story

”Exterminate! Exterminate!” Don’t you just love it when the Daleks show up on a Doctor Who series? The newly released ...
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Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death Special Edition DVD Review: Delightful yet Dull

Written by Chad Derdowski In the late 21st century, humankind has given up on its dreams of one day traversing ...
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Doctor Who: Dragonfire DVD Review: Trapped in the 1980s

Written by Chad Derdowski My continuing journey into the world of Doctor Who continues with the fourth and final serial ...
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Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden DVD Review: Drugs Are Bad, M’Kay

Written by Chad Derdowski When an interstellar cruise ship emerges from hyperspace at the exact same coordinates as a trade ...
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Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol DVD Review: Don’t Worry, Be Happy or Else

Has anyone ever stopped to consider what the politics of The Doctor might be? I must admit that before watching ...
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Doctor Who: Carnival Of Monsters Special Edition DVD Review: Oh, The Places They’ll Go

In my past few reviews of the Doctor Who DVD releases, I’ve lamented the randomness of dropping into a story ...
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Torchwood: Miracle Day Blu-ray Review: A Welcome Return with an Unsatisfying Ending

The last time we saw Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) was at the end of the Torchwood: Children of Earth ...
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Doctor Who: The Daemons DVD Review: Something’s Going Down in Devil’s End

Written by Chad Derdowski Having recently dipped my toe into the world of Doctor Who with The Face of Evil ...
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Doctor Who: The Three Doctors Special Edition DVD Review: Are Three Doctors Better Than One?

My last Who review left us with the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, just after the The Tomb Of The Cybermen ...
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Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen Special Edition DVD Review: A Great Time Piece with a Fun Story

The Doctor of my youth was Tom Baker. When the reruns aired on PBS just before the Primetime shows would ...
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Doctor Who: The Robots of Death Special Edition DVD Review: Highly Recommended

Written by Chad Derdowski Imagine, if you will, a world in which face-painted men with “Flock of Seagulls”-style haircuts commingle ...
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Doctor Who: The Face of Evil DVD Review: Immensely Satisfying

Written by Chad Derdowski Tom Baker is the Doctor. At least, or my money he is. And while it might ...
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