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Doctor Who S10 E09: ‘Empress of Mars’

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Traditionally Doctor Who is considered to be the protector of Earth and mankind against all manner of alien invaders, but what happens when it’s mankind who are the invaders, and the invades are former archenemies of The Doctor? That’s the conundrum when Victorian age explorers land on Mars amongst a hive of Ice Warriors – what will The Doctor do? Meet me after the small time and space jump for my thoughts on “Empress of Mars.”

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Actor Trading Cards: Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

Born: July 19, 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Height: 6′

Personal Quote:

“Worst thing about my profession? The press, obviously. Don’t write that, eh?”

Did You Know?

As of 2015, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Atonement (2007), War Horse (2011), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and The Imitation Game (2014).

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The GAR! Podcast: Worst. Episode. Ever.

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Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, we’re talking about love, and Charles Manson, and… oh, I can’t do it. I confess. We messed up. This is our worst episode ever. We own it. We know it. We apologize ahead of time. Still, we hope you’ll listen anyway. See and hear more after the jump.

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Doctor Who S08 E05: Time Heist

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Reaction to the first four episodes of the new Peter Capaldi Doctor has been lukewarm to say the least. While he has been fun, and vastly different from recent Doctors, other factors have been less than stellar. And the mysteries of Missy and Danny Pink have been generating much discussion, but there’s also the question of last week’s “Listen.” Some folks have been saying it’s one of the best episodes of “Doctor Who” in years, and others believe it’s just one more reason to lynch showrunner Steven Moffat up in the street. No matter what you thought of it, you can check out my thoughts on this week’s “Time Heist,” after the jump.

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Doctor Who S07 E11: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

doc1Last season, in Neil Gaiman’s writing debut on “Doctor Who,” we learned that his time and space machine, the TARDIS, was actually a she, and that she was in love with The Doctor. The episode was aptly, if creepily, titled “The Doctor’s Wife.”

This season we have seen the TARDIS take a positive dislike to new companion Clara Oswald. Could it be jealousy? Or something else altogether? In this week’s episode, with Clara trapped inside the damaged TARDIS, she, and we, might get the answers we’re looking for, or maybe not. Check out my recap and review of “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” after the jump…

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Doctor Who S07 E09: Cold War

doc1Crimson Tide and The Hunt for Red October are terrific films, time capsules of the tenuous relations in the US/USSR Cold War with great performances and amazing direction. They’re only missing one thing, well, two actually. A malevolent alien force and a meddling Time Lord.

Who? That’s right, The Doctor. Check out my recap and review of this week’s episode of “Doctor Who,” called appropriately “Cold War,” right after the jump, warning, spoilers abound.

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Elementary My Dear Sherlock

The new Sherlock Holmes from CBS

I’ve talked about reboots here at Biff BamPop! before, and then I even mentioned Sherlock Holmes. Well, it seems of late, the master detective is back in a big way here in the twenty-first century. The CBS network is taking their shot at the legendary character this television season with “Elementary” starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. More after the jump.
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