Twelfth Doctor 101

It has now been one week since the identity of the Twelfth Doctor was released. Has it really only been a week? I guess a week is a long time on Tumblr. In any case, we now know that Peter Capaldi will be playing the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor on the BBC’s long-running sci-fi series, Doctor Who. Suddenly, a lot of Doctor Who fans have been made aware of Peter Capaldi and they might be wondering where to look for his previous performances. Here are some recommendations for what you might watch to become familiar with Mr. Capaldi and his acting chops.

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Pacific Rim: Everything You Always Wanted In a Giant Robot Movie

Growing up a fan of giant monsters and giant robots, I was excited when Guillermo Del Toro announced he was working on a mecha vs kaiju film. Del Toro is a fanboy at heart so I trusted he would take the source material and put his spin on it. His handling of Hellboy really spoke to the comics, and Pan’s Labyrinth is one fairy tale I sometimes want to forget existed. So where does that leave Pacific Rim?

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Retro Recap: Torchwood: Children of Earth, Day Five

We’ve been on a wild, dark ride as we’ve followed the straggling, remaining members of Team Torchwood try, in vain, to prevent the demands of the 456. Today, we’re wrapping up Children of Earth, and the ride is going to be bumpier than ever. Read More Retro Recap: Torchwood: Children of Earth, Day Five

Retro Recap: Torchwood, Children of Earth, “Day Four”

This is the episode I’ve been dreading. It’s the reason that I haven’t re-watched the series since it first aired. Read More Retro Recap: Torchwood, Children of Earth, “Day Four”

Retro Recap: Torchwood: “Children of Earth: Day Three”

The scariest moment in any monster story isn’t when the action surprises us. The scariest moment is when we realize that we are the monsters, that the ghouls and zombies and vampires and aliens are only a reflection of the darkest, vilest parts of us.  Read More Retro Recap: Torchwood: “Children of Earth: Day Three”

Retro Recap: Torchwood “Children of Earth, Day Two”

When “Children of Earth” originally aired, there was a new episode every night for five nights. It was brilliant because the tension of each episode carried immediately over into the next night. Read More Retro Recap: Torchwood “Children of Earth, Day Two”

Retro Recap: Torchwood “Children of Earth, Day One”

So you think that Torchwood couldn’t break your heart anymore, huh? Not after the season two finale that left two beloved characters dead and Torchwood adrift, right? To borrow from another fantasy series, “Oh, my sweet summer child!” Read More Retro Recap: Torchwood “Children of Earth, Day One”