TV this week:
- Doctor Who: "In the Forest of the Night" - I knew there would be a tiger in there somewhere. Besides the utterly ridiculous science (which is acceptable in a fantasy show like this, just irritating at times) this was a nice, gentle story with hilarious children. A nice off-story, but I'd hate for there to be many of these in a season.
- Doctor Who: "Dark Water" - No. No. No. Just... no. I'm so tired of Moffat killing off characters just to bring them back. It's like a freakin' superhero comic. No. Find some conflict other than death or the end of the world. If those are the only way to get enough tension in your story, that's a sign your writing is too weak.
- Doctor Who: "Death in Heaven" - I guess the only thing wose than killing off a good character only to bring them back is killing off a character for good. I may have disliked the bow tie, but she did NOT deserve that fate. After watching this episode I was uncertain whether or not I would grab a pitchfork and torch and go after Moffat or not. I'm still kind of uncertain. All I know for sure is that some aspects of this story were so clumsily handled that I want to smack the writer and director, while others were done well enough to nearly make me cry. I doubt I'll know whether or not I hate the episode until after the Christmas special. And even then, I may still be unsure.
DCBS comic books that I've gotten around to reading and reviewing, sorted by the original shipping date:
- Sep 24th
- Aquaman and the Others: Futures End #1 - Um. What? Not the finest story, and I'm not sure what to make of that ending. With this being out of continuity, sort of, I'm not sure I care, either.
- Sinestro: Futures End #1 - As with so many of the Futures End books, I just find myself not caring much about it. The only thing that bothered me in this one was Soranik's fate before Sinestro left her. Ug.
- Batman Beyond Universe #14 - Sad ending to what turned out to be a sad story. Poor Terry. Poor Bruce. Poor everyone. Ahem. And set up for the next storyline, which is good. But no Justice League, which is bad.
- Batman '66 #15 - This is an issue to be avoided by arachnophobes! Fun, as usual. I'm getting a hankering for 60's TV now that I'm reading this book.
- Groo vs Conan #3 - That wasn't the result I was expecting from that fight, but I guess in a battle of mindless versus powerful, him that gots nothing to lose gots the best shot. No, that didn't make any sense. Neither does this book.
- Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's City on the Edge of Forever #4 - This continues to be an amazing book with significant differences from the aired episode... and yet the basic story is still the same. I'm enjoying it.
- Future Proof #1 - This is a really strange book. I think we got it because of the time travel aspect. I'm not sure I'm impressed. It needed another edit.
- Treehouse of Horror #20 - Zombies, zombies, and more zombies. I'm really tired of zombies now. Let's move on to some new horror icon.
- Steed and Mrs. Peel: Needed #3 - Decent ending to the story, with Steed being his usual self and Peel arriving in time to make for a perfect scene. Not the best Avengers ever, but not too bad.
- Steampunk BSG 1880 #2 - Still interested in the way this is going. It's a very strange version, but it's got its moments.
- Grimm Fairy Tales: Warlord of Oz #5 - What the heck did I just read? I wish I could figure out more of what character is what in this. Mostly, I'm just irritated by it.