Dan Furn

Doctor Who – Thin Ice

After last week’s futuristic off-world extravaganza, we now head back into the past for the return of classic Who staples such as nineteenth century London and the large CGI monster. Despite such familiar elements, ‘Thin Ice’ manages to avoid the stiffness that can sometimes plague such historical episodes and manages...
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Posted Apr. 30, 2017

Doctor Who – Smile

After last week’s opener was largely devoted to introducing new companion Bill, we now have the mandatory first full-length off-world adventure for the new character. As with previous early companion stories, the episode ‘Smile’ is largely a light-hearted affair, though a balanced enough looming threat and solid work from the...
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Posted Apr. 23, 2017

Rick and Morty – The Rickshank Rickdemption

In one of the greatest anti-April Fools jokes of all time, the long-awaited season three premiere of Rick and Morty dropped with absolutely zero warning or fanfare beforehand. In true Rick and Morty style the episode was not only shown once but continuously repeated both online and on the Adult...
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Posted Apr. 17, 2017

The problems with a TV shared universe

Netflix is the latest company to jump on the shared universe craze, premiering their street-level superhero crossover The Defenders later this year. But Iron Fist’s recent critical mauling has called into question the demands of having to complete four different series and how a small-screen shared universe may have difficulties repeating the...
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Posted Mar. 30, 2017

X-Men: Apocalypse

The ninth entry in the X-Men series, X-Men Apocalypse ditches the mutant civil war that has been the focus of previous movies. The X-Men both old and new unite to defeat Apocalypse, the very first mutant, who wakes up after a 2000-year long sleep and intends to bring about the...
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Posted Jun. 3, 2016