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Doctor Who S10 E12: ‘The Doctor Falls’

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For the series ten finale of Doctor Who, things are looking rather grim. The Doctor is surrounded by old enemies, The Master and Mondasian Cybermen, and to make matters worse, not only has companion Bill Potts been transformed into a Cyberman (woman?), but Missy, the version of The Master that The Doctor has been trying to reform, has joined her previous regeneration against her old enemy. Can things get worse? Is this The Doctor’s last stand? Will he regenerate? Check out my thoughts on “The Doctor Falls” after the jump.

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Doctor Who S10 E03: ‘Thin Ice’

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We’re running through the standard Doctor Who companion introductory course with Bill Potts. We’ve had an adventure on Earth, and we’ve been to the future, now it’s time to go into the past. Is there something under the frozen Thames of the early 1800s eating people? Meet me after the time travel jump as The Doctor and Bill investigate “Thin Ice.”

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The Strain S01 E08: Creatures of the Night

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Last week’s episode of “The Strain” was chock full of information via flashbacks on the history between our little Nazi Vamp and all time party pooper, Herr Eichorst (Richard Sammel) and our sword wielding concentration camp survivor, Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley). While Guz was stuck in jail with his infected friend, Neeva and the Luss children are saved by ninja vamps. All this action has made me thirsty. Let’s stop by the convenience store… we should be safe, right? Read the rest of this entry

The Strain S01 E04: It’s Not For Everyone

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“Coffee, tea, parasites…?” Watch out for those frequent flyer perks; they can be a real bummer. The last episode of “The Strain” showed the physical changes taking place in the infected survivors of Flight 753. While Gabriel seemed to welcome the loss of his manly parts, Ansel was freaked out about his craving for a bloody steak. Jim’s made a deal with the devil, but will he come clean after Ephraim and Nora do the autopsy on Captain Redfern? Grab your isolation suits and follow me into the morgue. Read the rest of this entry

The Strain S01 E03: Gone Smooth

 

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The infected are on the move in this week’s episode of “The Strain.”  Abraham is stuck in jail. Captain Redfern is suffering from something much worse than jetlag and Eldritch Palmer finally met the master. Right now, Vasiliy Fet is wondering what’s spooking the sewer rats. Follow me, my little blood banks, as we climb down those metal rungs into the sewers of New York.

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The Strain S01 E02: The Box

 

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Holy freaking parasites! The season premiere of “The Strain” introduced us to something quite large and most wicked. Will Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his partner, Dr. Nora  Martinez locate the source of the fast moving contagion that killed most of the passengers of Flight 753? Will more people die before they do? What about the four survivors held in quarantine, what will we learn from them? And…why are the dead not staying dead? Only one man who knows, but he’s in jail. Someone is visiting Setrakian at jail? Shall we eavesdrop and find out who? Read the rest of this entry

The Strain S01 E01: Night Zero

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Air travel is the fastest route from point A to point B, which is on the plus side, but the negative side has passengers contending with rising costs, security checks, frequent flight cancellations and uncomfortable seats. As bad as that sounds, the poor passengers on Flight 753 unfortunately received more than their complimentary bag of peanuts. The jet has landed and the fright is just about to begin… please remain seated until we arrive at the gate for the first episode of “The Strain.” Read the rest of this entry

Steampunk Granny’s Preview of The Strain

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I did a book review on Guillermo del Toro’s vampire trilogy a little over a year ago for Biff Bam Pop!. The review was on all three books: The Strain, The Fall and The Night Eternal. I love horror and I love stories about vampires, even the ones that sparkle, but after reading the first two chapters of The Strain, I had a very hard time falling asleep. It was freaking scary. That’s saying a lot considering that I’m a professional ghost hunter and I don’t shock easily. Will the television series live up to the books? Find out after the jump.

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