Recap: Doctor Who – Resolution

When the part of a creature has been unearthed in an archaeology dig, it finds its missing pieces and Earth is once again terrorized by an evil that threatens the planet.

Of course, leave it to an inquisitive Archaeologist to help this creature escape. A creature that looks like a squid. Why is this squid so feared that age ago…three warriors took the pieces of this creature and went to the corners of the earth to bury and keep guard over it?

Do you know what this parasite is that has latched on and taken over the body of the archaeologist is? A Dalek!!!!! YES!!! And you know what it wants?Well, it is not any ordinary Dalek. It’s a reconnaissance Dalek and it is collecting info that will assist the Dalek plot to once again try to take over the world.

But there is another story line that was much more interesting and that was of Ryan’s Dad popping up to mend his relationship with his son.

Team Tardis is wary of Aaron’s visit, because as Graham put it so wisely:

“Family is not about DNA or a name. It’s about what you do.”

When Ryan called Graham Gramps and Graham called Ryan Son…I loved it.

Graham actually becomes the touch point that Aaron needed. He shows how much his Mum loved him and that could lead him to mend his relationship with Ryan.

the main plot point, I have to admit that when the Doctor called in to speak to UNIT, but customer service told her that that group had suspended operations due to funding from partnering countries…it made me laugh.

But, once the Dalek got canned up that military showed up to defend. Unfortunately, they are no match for a Dalek.

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Of course, history helps the Doctor and her extended family overtake the Dalek…but it is an act of desperation that not only takes out the Dalek but allows Ryan to forgive his Dad.

When the Dalek is cast out of it’s shell with the help of Aaron’s Oven/Microwave, it latches on to Aaron. The only way to separate the two would be to force it. The Doctor takes the Tardis close to a supernova and thinks that will suck the weakened Dalek off of Aaron.

When that is not the case, Ryan jumps to help his Dad.All ends well…Barring the Ryan/Aaron/Graham story…this still does not reach the level of the Rosa Parks episode.And now our quartet is off to adventures everywhere.

The next season will premiere in 2020.

Also, if you follow Outlander, I have been tweeting along to the new episodes. Follow me at LaGeeketteMaria.

And the Nominees Are…And More…

Well, it seems like everyone has started to toss their hats into the “Why Exactly Did Netflix Cancel Daredevil?” ring. The show was a fan favorite and doing quite well numbers-wise. Again it is all about to powerhouse who are about to go head-to-head in the streaming wars. Who else has written about this? TV Guide, Deadline, etc..

On the upside, we finally got a teaser for the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones:

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

The other happy news is that American Gods has a premiere date for the second season, and that is Sunday, March 10 at 8/7c.

Image-1Gotham is just around the corner and this may be the best promo for a TV show in a very long time, click on the link:

Here is the latest trailer for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina:

 

For fans of Asian quirky dramas and Asian Pop music, Netflix has nabbed “Demon’s Path,” from Malaysia’s Astro group. The show will start airing on Dec. 22.

The series follows a forensic pathologist who has the ability to see the last 10-seconds of life of the dead. Working together with a friendly exorcist and a policeman, they solve homicide cases. But as their investigations proceed, they become the target of a murderer. Variety

As it is the middle of December, that means one thing…awards season is just around the corner. Today, we got to see who was nominated for the Golden Globes awards. Here are the ones that we consider important (I highlighted the ones I am rooting for):

Television Nominees: 

TV Drama
The Americans
Bodyguard – Because he was on GoT
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

Performance by an Actor in a TV Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Stephan James, Homecoming
Richard Madden, Bodyguard
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Performance by an Actress in a TV Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Julia Roberts, Homecoming
Keri Russell, The Americans

Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
A Very English Scandal

Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Daniel Bruhl, The Alienist
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Bornstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: ACS
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Film Nominees:

Drama
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Streat Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Comedy or Musical
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns – Because Mary Poppins is a Time Lord.
Vice

Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron, Tully
Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Animated Film
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Original Score
Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

Original Song
“All the Stars,” Black Panther
“Revelation,” Boy Erased
“Girl in the Movies,” Dumplin’
“Shallow,” A Star Is Born
“Requiem for a Private War,” A Private War

Who are you hoping will win?

Recap: Doctor Who – The Witchfinders

Aiming for a coronation, but ending up in 17th Century Lancashire during the Witch Trials that King James was so fond of, Team Tardis get sucked into the mystery of why the landowner is so hell bent on offing all those that live on her land.

They pose as Witchfinders to get to the bottom of the case in order to save a local girl who is being accused of being a witch, just as her Gran was. Graham is considered the “head” Witchfinder because he is a male and well, that annoyed me as much as it annoyed the Doctor.

Graham actually attended a Witch Trial tour and he informed that the town they were in, Bilehurst Cragg, was not listed as a stop. So, that bit of info tips off the Doctor. However, it is Yaz that forces the Doctor to get her Sonic out to find out what is really going on and that is…the ground is made of some alien matter that is making the dead come back to life and it is somehow possessing the land owner.

Upon further investigation, they, along with King James and the local girl whose Gran was a Healer and killed by the local land owner…due to her inability to help the land owner…which spurred this whole thing on, learn that the land owner broke a lock that kept this race of aliens imprisoned. Now, these “undead” are going after her. 

Eventually, we learn that the land owner is possessed by the wife of an alien king and she wants to break her hubby out of jail so they can rule Earth.

 Of course the Doctor fixes the locking mechanism for the prison and they entrap the prisoners that were loose and King James kills the former land owner with a torch, which pisses of the Doctor.

In recompense, King James agrees to wipe the name of the town off the face of the earth and to also redeem his hateful ways. He also asks Ryan to be his protector back at the palace…which was amazing.

While fans may hate these trips back in time, they are actually a lot of fun. It is also great for children to see that we should be grateful for the time that we are living in. While we may still have issues, we as a race have me great strides. We must remember to learn from our past in order to not make the same mistakes again. 

Next: It Takes You Away – On the edge of a Norwegian fjord, in the present day, The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help. What has happened here? What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage – and beyond?

Happy Thanksgiving…

I’ve just placed my last batch of coquito in the fridge for later today’s festivities with fam and friends. 

My house is prepped and primed for guests as I listen to Oh La La La by EXO on repeat and wind down for a nap.  

However, a couple of things have popped up that I found interesting:

  1. The holidays are just getting better and better: 

2. What a mouthful:

3. Case closed: Well, The Satanic Temple and Netflix have settled the copyright lawsuit over the likeness of Baphomet that was used in the show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The settlement amount was not disclosed. Reuters

4. Sony decided to announce key dates for movies in 2020: 1. July 10, 2020 and 2. October 2, 2020 and they are for movies in Sony’s Marvel Universe. The question about these dates is what is it for? Is it for the Spider-verse? Is it for Anything that may revolve around the X-Men-verse? Deadpool 3? 

With that…I want to wish you, if you are in the United States, a Happy Thanksgiving. If you are not in the U.S. have a wonderful weekend!

~M. 

What You Missed…

Barring the revelation of how The Walking Dead set up a plot that will allow Lauren Cohen, aka Maggie, to come back to the series when her schedule allows it, the X on Daryl’s back as the show has anointed him as their new  #1, and then there is all Elseworlds hype…it really has been a quiet day in the TV world. 

Casting News: The cast of Syfy’s Deadly Class is expanding, David Zayas has been cast as El Alma Del Diablo, Chico’s father and leader of the Mexican cartel. Kelcey Mawema will play Gabrielle. She tries to persuade Willie that perhaps studying at a school that trains assassins may not be the right fit for him.

Handsome Jaime Camil will guest star on Charmed as the new music director of Hillowne University’s a cappella group, The Hilltones. The character is described as “brash and eccentric” whose “commanding presence and devotion to technique make him the perfect person to ready The Hilltones for their next killer performance.” He’s also apparently “never seen without his hauntingly ornate pitch pipe.” SpoilerTV

In Development: The CW has grabbed Tosca Lee’s The Progeny to develop in to a series. The show centers on a young amnesiac who discovers she’s a descendant of history’s greatest murderess, plunging her into a deadly underground war as she fights to stop a secret society that has preyed on her kind for centuries. CBS is developing Bodhi. The series centers on a high-powered lawyer who inherits his father’s small law firm and discovers not only that his father’s clients are ghosts, but that he himself can now see and communicate with them, all of which forces him to pair with his estranged investigator brother, portrayed by Greg Grunberg, as they resolve cases that will allow the dead to finally rest in peace. Deadline

Random bit of news…the much anticipated prequel to the beloved Game of Thrones show might omit two key factors that fans love about the original show. They are…Targaryens and maybe even Dragons. What do you think about that? EW

Happy Holidays: Not only are we getting a special Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for Christmas, and a special Doctor Who for New Year’s Day, but Netflix is gifting us Avengers: Infinity War on December 25th. Nothing says Happy Birthday Baby Jesus like Teen Groot and Spider-Man disappearing into nothing. 

Recap: Doctor Who – Kerblam!

The Doctor gets a delivery via a Kerblam delivery bot and in the package is a Fez and a message of help me…

This, of course, puts Team Tardis on a hunt for the one looking for help at Kerblam. They land at a fulfillment center on the moon with 10,000 organic workers. Poor Graham got the shaft and is doing janitorial work, while The Doctor and Ryan are doing slips. Yaz is working in the warehouse. All the while they are under the watchful eyes of robots. 

We learn that the reason that it is mandatory that 10% of the workforce is organic in anyplace of work. This is because humanity spent the majority of their time glued to their phones when technology usurped them. Now people are missing from the stacks as the facility is suffering from power drains. 

As suspected, the robots are behind it, but who is behind the robots turning?Why has the system gone rogue. 

As a trap, the system gives Team Tardis notice that one of the workers that they have become friendly with has disappeared, Kira. She is also at the center of a romance with Charlie of janitorial services. Ryan, Yaz, and Charlie are on the hunt for her. This happens just as the Doctor learns that the Kerblam system is the one to send the Doctor notice for help. But, why?

Well, they are liquidating the missing and then the Doctor finds an army that is toting a weapon and that weapon is bubble wrap. This bubble wrap is weaponized. Who was behind this? Charlie. Why? Because he is a millennial and whats to change the world by destroying Kerblam as it is a representative of the requirement and the lessening of the need for organics. 

This episode is just an allegory of technology vs. humanity. 

Next: The Witchfinders – Arriving in 17th Century Lancashire, the TARDIS team become embroiled in a witch trial. With the arrival of King James I, the hunt for witches intensifies. However, could something more dangerous be at play? Can the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan keep the populous of Bilehurst Cragg safe from the forces surrounding the land?

True Blood the Musical is Happening and Benedict Cumberbatch as Bill the Vampire?

Alan Ball, the creator and showrunner of HBO’s True Blood, was at a 10th anniversary screening of the pilot episode at the Vulture Festival where he announced details of what may be the next musical to hit the Great White Way aka Broadway. Deadline

“It tells the story of vampires coming out of the closet,” Ball said. “Ultimately it really departs from the book, because people aren’t ready, and they’re too bigoted and they end up going back in to the closet.” He said the project, which Nathan Barr first announced in 2014, is currently being work-shopped, but didn’t reveal whether he will have any sort of involvement. “

There was also details of who went through casting for the popular show. Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessica Chastain, and Jennifer Lawrence could have been our Bill, Sookie, and were-panther. That would have been such a different show, wouldn’t it?