Blightyvision: The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 5

Created by Russell T. Davies Starring Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Anjli Mohindra, and Tommy Knight A friend of mine said recently that, after Elisabeth Sladen died, he found himself unable to keep watching The Sarah Jane Adventures simply because the idea of her being gone was just too sad.  And believe me, I don’t fault […]

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Torchwood: Miracle Day”

Created by Russell T. Davies Starring John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Bill Pullman, and Mekhi Phifer Okay, so here’s the thing.  We US-based Anglophiles can be really terrible when it comes to self-judgment, and the Whovian subset can be even worse.  It could be because we’ve been burned before — both by straight-up American remakes and […]

Blightyvision: “Torchwood”

Written and created by Russell T. Davies Starring John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, and Gareth David-Lloyd Back in 2006 or so, Torchwood was a show it was very easy to make fun of and be cynical about.  The Doctor Who spinoff was advertised from the get-go as being aimed more toward adults, covering edgier […]

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 22:04 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “The Sarah Jane Adventures”

Created by Russell T. Davies Starring Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, and Tommy Knight The sad fact of the matter is, I knew there was another series half in the can, and was thus holding off reviewing as far as this show had gotten until one more series had come out.  However, with the sad news […]

Blightyvision: “K-9”

Created by Bob Baker and Paul Tams Starring Robert Moloney, Keegan Joyce, Philippa Coulthard, and Daniel Webber Featuring John Leeson as the voice of K-9 K-9’s had a rough time of it ever since leaving the Doctor’s care.  In 1981, there was an attempted spinoff series, “K-9 and Company,” featuring Elisabeth Sladen reprising her role […]

Posted on November 4, 2010 at 09:33 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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The Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Watchlist: “Doctor Who” Universe News

“Doctor Who” has spawned more spin-offs in recent years than “Happy Days,” all of them with impressive viewerships. Yes, even That One. You know the one I mean. Don’t pretend you don’t. I’ll be giving you some more “Doctor Who” talk later in preparation for the season finale.  In the meantime, there’s plenty to say […]

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 03:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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