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Rick and Morty Season 3 Review Part 1 (Episode 1-5)

Dark humour. Unapologetic commentary on the obdurate nature of the society’s elite. Crazy adventures. Not so original settings. All these are inherent parts of a Rick and Morty episode. On those grounds season 3 does not disappoint.

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Christmas special episode of Dr. Who – Review

Guest post by Siddharth Bhansali, a bonafide Whovian

Peter Parker should have died of Radioactive Poison, instead of becoming the Spiderman, well at least that’s what the Doctor says. And also, did you know Clark Kent is Superman?

It’s been an year since the last episode of Doctor Who. Now, it’s Christmas and we’re here with the Christmas Special of Doctor Who, who’s now in New York. NEW YORK? But how? Isn’t that supposed to create a paradox because of Amy and Rory? Apparently it is, and it did happen. The Doctor started out by resolving that.

If you’re reading this, then you probably already saw the episode. If you didn’t, you better should, because SO MANY REFERENCES.
The Doctor feels lonely, and had Nardole being tied back up with a body so that he can have a companion. Yeah I guess, after what happened with River Song (wipes off a tear), one can’t really blame him.
The story is not at all bad; not great, but not bad. It’s good enough for a worthy Christmas Special. Felt very much Superman-ish, except that Lois Lane here had a daughter already, but with the best friend of Superman. Eh. Grant Gordon(also The Ghost/Vigilante) being the Superman and Lucy Fletcher being Lois Lane.  Nice comic panels Steven Moffat got going on in the episode. Really liked that.

Personally, I couldn’t think of a better plot to have a superhero in a show like Doctor Who, but kudos to Steven. Good job done.
The aliens seemed to be a sequel of the Hydroflax from ‘The Last Christmas: Husbands of River Song’. Use your skull to hide any weapon. Amazing.
The setting was perfect, the can-survive-4-times-the-strength-of-a-nuclear-blast-windows made it better.
The Doctor is really sad from bidding River good bye. Even if that was a long time ago, in a library.

We now know what the Doctor can’t handle: a squeeze-me toy, here: Mr Huffle. Lucy uses that to get all the answers from The Doctor. But. Did anyone else thought that Mr Huffle kinda looked like Bill? You should know who Bill is, for those of you just randomnly reading this: Bill is the next Companion of The Doctor, not yet introduced to him. But we do see her in the after credits trailer. Coming back to that later.

Grant was a great character. Managing his by-night-vigilante life and his nanny job pretty well. He focuses more on being the nanny though. Too bad he didn’t like his X-Ray vision that much.

Lucy seemed a little stupid(for a journalist) to me though, I mean come on! The mask of The Ghost was pretty basic, anyone who knows Grant would understand who’s the man underneath.

Grant and the Doctor and Nardole fight the alien off, Lucy comes to know The Ghost’s identity, and they kiss, while Grant was holding a space ship nuclear bomb in one of his hands. WOW. I wonder if he can defeat the actual Superman? Maybe, who knows; who knows? (taps on nose)

The UNIT takes in over the alien company, where one officer calls out to Osgood(?). Seems like someone now has a promotion, thanks to the Doctor.

The episode ended with Doctor taking off with Nardole and Mr Huffle on his Tardis control desk. He’s brave, but still sad.
The after credits trailer for Season 10 show Bill serving chips and thinking the Tardis looks like a kitchen. But she just wants to use the washroom! Nardole is still with them.

He’s funny, but pale. Maybe he’ll improve. Still, worthy of a companion. Might work out. Steven Moffat has one season left with him to prove what he’s got. Good luck.

To conclude, the episode was fine. You should watch it if you watch the show. It’s a good special. The Doctor is developing, and you’ve got to understand that. He’s sad after losing River Song. And he’ll be for a while.

See you all in 2017’s end for Season 10!  For now, SHERLOCK is coming next week!

Image Credits: BBC

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10 Strange things about Stranger Things

1.

The relationship between Eleven and Mike mirrors the E.T. and Elliott relationship in certain ways. The way he’s introducing her to certain things in his house — that reminded a lot of E.T.

Mike and Eleven
E.T. and Elliot                                        Image Credit – Universal Pictures

2.

Winona Ryder cried almost non stop throughout the eight episodes of Stranger things season 1. There were phases of pre-crying, intense crying, happy crying and post crying.

Winona Ryder

3.

The star, Winona Ryder whose career took a tumble after a 2001 shoplifting arrest, returned with one of her biggest hits in years.

4.

Millie Bobby Brown, also known as Eleven or El has been recommended as a mascot for National Waffle Day.

5.

At the end of the last episode it is shown that Chief Hopper goes to the woods and leaves a box of Eggos, the waffles Eleven devours hence indicating that the character might not have been dead.

Chief Hopper goes to the woods and leaves a box of Eggos, the waffles Eleven devours

6.

Millie Bobby Brown had very long hair. Her parents never wanted her to chop it off. But she was a rebel who convinced her parents by saying “Dude, it grows back. It’s fine.”

7.

The character of Barb is someone like whom you would meet in real life rather than big eyed,slender Nancy.The tragic abandonment could be why the Internet loves her so much: given how easy it is for fans to see themselves in her, it had to hurt to see her shafted so egregiously.

Nancy and Barb

8.

Gaten Matarazzo or Dustin Henderson has cleidocranial dysplasia. He uses his fake teeth as a result of this condition to spread awareness about this through this series.

Dustin

9.

Lights are used as various indicators of paranormal activity on Stranger Things, and not just because flashing lights help to build suspense. In the final episode Jonathan is fighting the monster with Nancy and Steve while both Joyce and Hopper are searching for Will in The Upside Down. They sense each others’ presence on either side, and lights start to slowly track a path in the Byers’ house as Joyce calls to Jonathan.Hence the lights help to track human activity in The Upside Down — whether those people are able to control it or not.

Ouija Board made of Lights

10.

The season ends with brief flashes of the Upside down witnessed by Will at the washroom. Does this confirm the theory that Will Byers is the villain for the upcoming season? Let us know in the comments.

Season 1 end scene

Image Credits – Netflix.

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Westworld S01 Review

Christopher Nolan is a big name in the world of Hollywood. His brother Jonathan Nolan, who was known for the screenplays he did for his brother, is now earning a new name in the world of TV Series. After the scintillating success of Person of Interest (2011-2016), Jonathan Nolan is back with Westworld.

It is loosely based on the 1973 film Westworld and we also have Michael Crichton who wrote and directed the 1973 movie, on board. The music is composed by Ramin Djawadi, the person behind the awesome tracks of the hit Game of Thrones. Background score is one of the biggest wins for this brilliant story.

Westworld packs really good suspense with plot twists aplenty. We also have J.J. Abrams who is known for marvels like Alias, Lost, Fringe, and the new Star Trek and Star Wars movies. Westworld has a real mind-boggling story, with awesome action and revelations. Top-notch acting by Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton got them awards at the Critic’s Choice.

                                                                                                              Image Credits – HBO

Season 1 ends at a jaw-dropping scene and places a lot of Easter eggs for next season which will be out in 2018. Now, what all we can expect from Season 2 of Westworld? We know that Ed Harris (Man in Black) is coming back for the next season, as has been announced by him. We also have seen enough proofs about the existence of multiple parks, hence can expect more light in that regard. And to quote Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Roy, “While season one of Westworld deals with control, season two is about what Ford wanted: chaos.”

Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Robert Ford                    Image Credits – HBO

P.S. There’s a wild fan theory that Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Robert Ford) will come back in a subsequent season (Westworld has been planned for five seasons).

Who do you think was the mystery body that was being constructed by Dr. Ford? Let us know in the comments!