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Black Mirror

Black Mirror is Charlie Brooker’s science fiction television series. Each season is three episodes long. Each episode is 45 minutes long. There is a new season every one or two years since 2011. Black Mirror is The Twilight Zone meets Person of Interest. Each episode is its own story with its own characters, like the Twilight Zone, and has some sort…

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Undone

Imagine that you just moved from a rinky-dink village called Toaster to the big, bustling metropolis of London where the world is opening up to you, throwing offers of adventure at your feet. Just when you think London is more excitement than you could have ever hoped for, you discover that there is a second…

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Orphan Black Season 4

We need to talk about Beth In the season 1 premier or Orphan Black, Beth Childs jumped in front of a train. We knew that Beth was a cop, and we knew that she knew that she was a clone. We didn’t know what drove her to make that fatal jump. Now, in a season 4…

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Doctor Who: Hell Bent

After a disappointing season 8, Doctor Who season 9 was fairly impressive. Though still held together with the same flawed logic and last minute cop-outs that acted as the adhesive for Doctor Who plotlines since Hartnell’s slapdash episodes, season 9’s Hell Bent refrains from dressing up the Doctor’s revenge in action and adventure–something that brought down previous finales–and instead…

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Hyperdrive

What is it? Hyperdrive is the 2006-2007 sci-fi comedy television series by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley. It ran two seasons at six episodes each. Each episode is half an hour. Where can I see it? All episodes are available on Vudu, iTunes, and Amazon Instant. There is also a 2-season DVD box set (region 2/PAL) that includes commentaries, video…

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The League of Gentlemen in Doctor Who

If The League of Gentlemen had been born a person, rather than a sketch show, it would be a college graduate by now. You may remember the rumors last year that The League of Gentlemen would return for its twentieth anniversary, but while a return of the show someday isn’t out of the question, co-creator Reece Shearsmith put the kibosh…

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Hyperdrive: Where are they now?

  Today marks the tenth anniversary of the first episode of British sci-fi comedy Hyperdrive. A lot has happened in those ten years. Let’s have a look at what the stars of Hyperdrive have been up to this past decade and where they are today. Nick Frost Nick Frost played Commander Michael Henderson (presumably named after the show’s…

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Doctor Who Guide to Comedians

While Doctor Who is famous for inviting comedian guest stars onto the show (i.e. Mitchell and Webb playing the voices of the robots on Dinosaurs on the Spaceship), how many of the comedians are actually standup comics? Let’s have a look at some of our favorite standups who’ve appeared in recent years of Doctor Who.  Rufus Hound Did you…

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Doctor Who: Last Christmas

The Christmas Invasion 2.1 Penelope Wilton makes an epic return to Doctor Who as no-longer likable politician Harriet Jones. You will know Wilton from her roles in Downton Abbey and Shaun of the Dead. After a cliffhanger from last season where #9 (Eccleston) regenerated into #10 (Tennant), Rose Tyler (along with her mother and boyfriend) must help the new Doctor feel…

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Red Dwarf Trivia Questions

Are you a true Dwarfer? Leave your answers in comments! Hint: It will help if you’ve read The Man in the Rubber Mask by Robert Llewellyn. We’ll give the answers on Wednesday. 1. What fictional character–more famous than Kryten–drove the same tank that appears in Beyond a Joke during the Pride and Prejudice Land virtual reality game? 2. What…

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Doctor Who: Dark Water / Death in Heaven

Army of Ghosts / Doomsday 2.12, 2.13 The Doctor (#10, Tennant) and Rose Tyler return to London to discover a shift of blurry ghost-like creatures popping in and out of existence. Upon further investigation and the fracturing of reality at the Torchwood Institute, the man-shaped ghosts turn out to be something entirely different: Cybermen. Mistaking…

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Doctor Who: Flatline / The Eleventh Hour

The Eleventh Hour 5.1 There’s something in the wall. Little Amelia Pond, who mysteriously seems to have no family watching after her, is afraid of the crack in her bedroom wall, and little Amelia Pond is not afraid of much, least of all the man in the blue box who crashes in her back garden. This…

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Doctor Who: Kill the Moon / The Runaway Bride

The Runaway Bride 3.1 The Earth did not form in the way you think it did. You see, there was this alien species called Racnoss, and the Earth formed around their dying spaceship after the Timelords had destroyed them, but there is one left: The Empress. The Doctor (#10, Tennant) meets Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) when…

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Doctor Who: Time Heist / Hide

Hide 7.10 Hide was a little new for Doctor Who, written by newbie Neil Cross. At its surface, it’s the Doctor (#11, Smith) and Clara dropped into a genre story–a ghost story. Underneath, it’s still a genre story, but it’s a love story. Finding themselves in a (beautifully designed and shot) haunted house, the Doctor and Clara meet ghost…