Doctor Who (David Tennant) – Rise of the Cybermen and Age of Steel

Airing on 13 May, 2006, Tom MacRae’s script brought back the devious and dangerous Cybermen to the television programme, when the Doctor (Tennnant), Rose (Billie Piper) and Mickey (Noel Clarke) end up on a parallel Earth, where John Lumic (Roger Lloyd-Pack), a power-hungry industrialist, plans to upgrade humanity for his own benefit. Running around in…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Revenge of the Cybermen

  Tom Baker’s first season as the Doctor comes to a close this week with this four-part tale written by Gerry Davis that aired from 19 April to 10 May, 1975. It sees the return of the Doctor’s other most famous enemy, the Cybermen (and also marks their last appearance in the series (barring flashbacks) until 1982!)….

Fringe Toronto: Swordplay – A Play of Swords

This festival has seen one night constantly topping the next, as I juggle job, studio, blogging and shows… Last night’s performance at the Al Green Theatre by the Sex T-Rex company was ingenious, filled with belly-busting, slow-motion, high-flying physical comedy in all the things we hold true in terms of sword stories, be it fantasy…

Life’s A Breeze (2014) – Lance Daly

  Released towards the end of last month, this little gem, Life’s a Breeze, is available now from Magnolia Home Entertainment. Fionnula Flanagan is Nan, an elderly woman who lives in a cluttered home and puts up with her layabout son, Colm (Pat Shortt), who collects his weekly welfare, and dreams of winning the lotto. She also…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Moonbase

  The Doctor (Troughton) encounters the Cybermen for the second time, when the TARDIS lands on the earth’s moon. This story was written by Kit Pedler and aired in four parts from 11 February to 4 March, 1967. Arriving in the year 2070, the TARDIS lands on the moon, and there’s a fun sequence, that only…