Earthling (2011): A woman comes to realise that she is not human, but part of a community of extra-terrestrial’s living on earth. There are echoes of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and Alien (1979), but it has it’s own voice and is not at all derivative. The drama plays out more like an old-school, pre-Tennant Doctor Who, but a bit more adult and with a lot of swearing and a good dose of pregnancy-based, Cronenbergian-style body-horror. I like it because, although it looks vaguely hipster, it is actually a straight SciFi horror. There is no real metaphor or allegorical content and minimal preaching, (maybe I’m wrong, but that’s my take). I could criticise the pace, which seems a bit slow, but not a bad effort and certainly deserves better reviews. Improvements could have included a more kinetic sound track, a more frenetic pace and more colour. John Carpenter would have been “all up in it” as Raj from The Big Bang Theory would say! It’s a bit too “indie” looking for it’s own good };->
- RRR182 Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970) and Series 10 Episodes 7 to 10 2017-06-19Doctor Who: The Pyramid at the End of the World (2017), The Lie of the Land (2017), Empress of Mars (2017), The Eaters of Light (2017), Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970). Is that enough Who for you? Is it? Is it? IS IT? Pah!
- RRR182 Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970) and Series 10 Episodes 7 to 10 2017-06-19
- My Tweets
“Doctor… Who? Pah! I am the Captain! Sherbet lemon? Now step into my wardrobe. What? Yes, of course it’s smaller on the inside you blithering idiot!”—The Captain!
“There’s Ed, Op Ed, Op, and then there’s this blog.”—The Captain!
“Well done son, keep it up!”—The Captain’s Mum
“People will think you’re a nerd.”—The Captain’s Dad
“I hate this!”—vox populi
“I don’t care.”—The Captain!
“Who the Hell is the Captain anyway?”—Roy Mathur
“The Captain is not an adventurer, rock star and supervillain with a penchant for G&Ts, C7H10N4O2 and insanely loud music. His exploits do not usually involve arriving just in time to save the multiverse (or thoroughly bugger it up) in a Vimana shaped like a wardrobe. And, contrary to the wanted posters, he is certainly not a multi-tentacled cyborg from the 27th dimension.”—Anonymous
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