doctor who nikola tesla's night of terror review

Doctor Who is a show of sky-highs and deep lows, and baby, we’re back up in the air again. After last week’s episode wasted a fantastically creepy monster design and an ambitious premise, Doctor Who is back to the well trod historical. Doctor Who has had an unusual history with its historical episodes — early seasons of the Classic series infusing as little sci-fi elements as possible, while the Doctor Who revival went full-tilt on “Shakespeare battles alien witches,” etc. In their inaugural season, Chris Chibnall and his writing team attempt a return to those period-accurate historicals, with the Doctor and Team TARDIS barely making a dent on history as it happened in front of them. It was educational, it was thoughtful, but it was boring. But this season is changing all that, first with the season premiere bringing in three important female figures in the invention of computers (before erasing their memories, boo), and now with the Nikola Tesla-centric episode, “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror.”

This season of Doctor Who has swung way in the opposite direction of last season’s reverent but stiff historical episodes — now we get Tesla battling an army of scorpion aliens, and it rules. But most disarmingly, it’s sweet and endearing to Tesla in a way that Doctor Who hasn’t been to a real-life figure since the all-time great 2010 episode, “Vincent and the Doctor.” Is this Jodie Whittaker‘s own “Vincent and the Doctor”? It’s not quite on par with the Richard Curtis-penned episode, but it’s almost up there.

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doctor who orphan 55 review

After the rip-roaring two-part premiere of Doctor Who, which managed to bring a new level of excitement to the series while filling me with a white-hot fury, the sci-fi series is taking a little vacation. But, this being Doctor Who, that vacation is far from restful.

The latest episode, “Orphan 55,” is an ambitious sci-fi epic made on a micro budget in a dumb location — which admittedly is very Doctor Who. But despite its grand ideas and noble messages about climate change and the future of humanity, the Ed Hime-penned episode unfortunately settles back into the bland forgettable-ness that characterized a lot of showrunner Chris Chibnall’s first season. And, in a thematic continuation of last week’s continuity-busting episode, “Orphan 55” manages to do away with much of the rules established by Russel T. Davies and Steven Moffat’s eras — because Chibnall doesn’t care about your canon.

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Killing Eve season 2

Season 3 of BBC America’s hit drama Killing Eve hasn’t even premiered yet, but the network is so confident in the series that it has already ordered a fourth season. “How could we not have massive confidence in Killing Eve?” said Sarah Barnett, the president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group. “It has won big in every major award show and is the highest growing show on U.S. television for six years.” When any show is able to break through the noise of the Peak TV era in such an impressive way, another season renewal seems like a proper response.
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doctor who spyfall part 1 review

Over the decades, Doctor Who has assumed a plethora of identities: in the ’60s it was an educational program with a sci-fi twist, in the ’70s it was briefly a James Bond-inspired espionage series, in the ’80s and on, it embraced its camp. With the 2005 reboot, Doctor Who embraced and shed even more identities: the blue-collar soap, the fairy tale adventure, and even flashes of hard sci-fi. Last season was a much celebrated new era of Doctor Who, one led by a new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, and the exciting first female Doctor of the series, played by Jodie Whittaker. It was going to be an all-new Doctor Who, Chibnall promised, one without the tedious plot twists and convoluted mythology of the previous seasons. But the result was a season without an identity, with episodes that felt like solid sci-fi stories by talented and diverse sci-fi writers, but without that special oomph that made Doctor Who feel like Doctor Who. Whittaker’s Doctor, despite the effervescence with which she played her, felt like a non-entity, running through forgettable plotlines on which she made little actual impact.

It’s no surprise that the highs of last season — apart from that mid-season high-concept swing “It Takes You Away” — were when old enemies returned and familiar Doctor Who winks were made. So perhaps it’s no surprise that, after having overcome his first-season growing pains, Chibnall is doubling down on that classic Doctor Who vibe, including one big enemy making a surprise return. I still don’t know if the Chibnall era has found its own identity yet, but it’s certainly done a good job at retreading some classic Doctor Who identities; in the first episode of the season, “Spyfall, Part 1,” the series plays with some major Jon Pertwee-era stylings. This season is all shaken and stirred, with an explosive Bond-inspired opening involving a network of spies that are being attacked by mysterious translucent humanoid beings that change the very nature of human DNA. Say it with me in the Jennifer Jason Leigh voice: “Annihilatiooon.”

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Doctor Who season 12 trailer

Blimey! Will the Doc (Jodie Whittaker) be able to use her magic wand to defeat all of the Snorf Weezils and Cephlamorks in the galaxy? What about those pesky trash can robots? Can’t forget about those! And will she and her trusty sidekicks all fit in that tiny phone booth at the same time?

Check out the Doctor Who season 12 trailer below, which reveals the premiere date
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doctor who streaming

As a time-traveling alien, the Doctor’s life is one that’s always on the move, but at this point the number of streaming services that have housed Doctor Who is starting to get ridiculous. After “exclusively” streaming on Netflix, following by Amazon Prime Video a few years later, Doctor Who is moving to HBO Max. The WarnerMedia streaming service has acquired the exclusive Doctor Who streaming rights, along with a slew of other impressive BBC titles including The Office, Top Gear, and Luther.

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killing eve season 3

Season 2 just started, but Killing Eve season 3 is already a sure thing. The third season was officially announced by AMC, who air the show simultaneously with BBC America. Curiously, the third season will have a brand new showrunner, even though a new showrunner just stepped into season 2. This is a design, not a flaw, though, with the plan being to pass the series to a new female writer every season. More on Killing Eve season 3 below.

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killing eve season 2 trailer final

If you’re not obsessed with Killing Eve yet, you must not have begun watching it. The highly addictive comedy-thriller series from creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is returning for an all new season, and the final trailer is here. Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are back as TV’s strangest but most interesting duo – Oh as an obsessive MI6 agent, and Comer as the psychopathic assassin she’s trying to catch. Watch the Killing Eve season 2 trailer below.

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killing eve season 2 trailer

Killing EvePhoebe Waller-Bridge‘s dark, twisted, hilarious, sexy, weird series starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, will be back for more bloodshed soon. The second season arrives in April, and while we wait for that to arrive, a new trailer is here – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Watch the Killing Eve season 2 trailer below.

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killing eve season 2

Killing Eve will be back to kill again for a second season this April. The hit BBC America series starring Sandra Oh as an MI5 officer tracking down a dangerous female assassin played by Jodie Comer has set its season 2 premiere date to air exactly one year after season 1 premiered.

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