I'd watch the pilot and the second episode. You'll know at that point if it's for you. For me, while the 2 leads are fantastic, the plot's contrivances was like nails on a chalkboard. Every character was doing things simply because the plot needed them to - I didn't buy anything for a moment. It isn't grounded at all,… » 1/23/14 12:42pm 1/23/14 12:42pm

I'm going to give it a little more time, but what is disappointing is when they severely break reality to fit a narrative device. The satellite dish is a great example. 1) That it is the hub of all communication, even internal phone lines? That doesn't make sense on a design-level, let alone security. 2) How in the… » 1/18/14 9:52pm 1/18/14 9:52pm

Well, I think there's a difference of opinion, behind the scenes. I still think they went the wrong route in trying to make these mini-movies. Humans in a super-hero world - there's your show. Instead, we have them trying to make big action sequences and kinda-sorta linking to the movies with some kinda-sorta… » 1/17/14 1:48pm 1/17/14 1:48pm

Yeah, Classic Who had a "Producer" and a "Script Editor." So what if we got Marcus Wilson to come back and lead the ship, then get a Script Editor to guide the writing and writers (say, Mark Gatiss). That way, Gatiss doesn't have the pressure of full-on show-running and can still act and stuff, while Marcus can let his… » 1/17/14 1:43pm 1/17/14 1:43pm

I think it was during the TV special over the summer than announced Capaldi, where one panelist said something to the effect of "Doctor Who is a British institution." I'm American, and while it'd be super fun to get American actors in the running for new Doctors, it feels like it is firmly at home and part of all of… » 1/08/14 11:29am 1/08/14 11:29am

Not to be "that guy" to bring up Firefly (but I am), but they did a great job in this department. It made sense that, in that future, Chinese is mixed in with their English. Part of the fun of creating sci-fi is you get a chance to imagine that kind of stuff. To use "yolo" does seem lazy or uninspired. » 1/07/14 4:52pm 1/07/14 4:52pm