Month: January 2023

  • Review S11E02 – The Ghost Monument

    Review S11E02 – The Ghost Monument

    Reading Time Approx: 7 minutes Let me start by saying that I absolutely love this era’s title sequence. From that deep rumbling bass to the eerie time vortex effect, it all just works perfectly. Both suitably and familiarly alien and also distinctly different from the previous ones. All in all I’d say it’s my favorite…

  • Dawn At the Monument

    Dawn At the Monument

    Reading Time Approx: < 1 minute The Lincoln Monument provides an excellent of the Washington Monument at dawn. Not only do you get the monument silhouetted by the sun and a red sky (if you’re lucky) you also get the reflection of the moment in the appropriately named reflecting pool. You can also use the…

  • The History of Science Fiction and Fantasy Part 2: The Nineteenth Century

    The History of Science Fiction and Fantasy Part 2: The Nineteenth Century

    Reading Time Approx: 7 minutes It was the second half of the 19th century when science fiction really began to emerge as a recognizable genre. And very early on it even established two of the cornerstone sub-genres of science fiction in the form of time travel stories and apocalyptic fiction. There are two names that…

  • Review: S11E01 – The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    Review: S11E01 – The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    Reading Time Approx: 8 minutes A lot of weight falls on this episode being the beginning of both Chris Chibnall’s run and Jodie Whittaker’s first appearance as the Doctor. Not only should it set the tone and the standard for the show going forward, but obviously it would hope to capitalize on the publicity to…