Profile of Kirsten Sample
Articles written for the California Literary Review:
- Doctor Who Recap: ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’ (Season 33/Series 7, Episode 5)
Posted on 30 Sep 2012 in Movies & TV, Television
Our gumshoe comes face to face with his older self and then runs for the roof pursued by the Weeping Angels. There he finds… well, let’s just say I felt like somebody should have called the Ghostbusters.
- Doctor Who Recap: ‘The Power of Three’ (Season 33/Series 7, Episode 4)
Posted on 23 Sep 2012 in Movies & TV, Television
The idea of the cube invasion was interesting, and the picture of the Doctor moving in with the Ponds was entertaining. Overall, however, the whole episode fell a bit flat.
- Doctor Who Recap: ‘A Town Called Mercy’ (Season 33/Series 7, Episode 3)
Posted on 16 Sep 2012 in Movies & TV, Television
Indeed, why has he bothered to dress the part at all? After all, you’re never really going to blend in when you’ve got a glowing blue eye and a gun for an arm.
- Doctor Who Recap: ‘Dinosaurs On A Spaceship’ (Season 33/Series 7, Episode 2)
Posted on 09 Sep 2012 in Movies & TV, Television
Secondly, there were loads of little things that really intrigue me. I daresay I’m a bit picky, but I just felt I should share them with you since the television doesn’t answer when I yell at it.
- Doctor Who Recap: ‘Asylum of the Daleks’ (Season 33/Series 7, Episode 1)
Posted on 02 Sep 2012 in Movies & TV, Television
When you get that much before the theme tune it’s probably going to be a good episode.
- Doctor Who Recap: ‘The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe’ – Christmas Special 2011
Posted on 26 Dec 2011 in Movies & TV, Television
Photo: BBC Who, who, who! Merry Christmas! Well, that was a feel-good little slice of schmaltz. It was a hugely silly storyline and lacked some of the punch of other episodes in this series; however, there were some very funny moments and somehow, between them, Matt Smith and Claire Skinner carried the show along so […]
- Doctor Who Recap: ‘The Wedding of River Song’ (Season 32, Episode 13)
Posted on 02 Oct 2011 in Movies & TV, Television
I loved the opening of this episode, with the steam train running through the Gherkin and traffic jams of cars hanging from hot air balloons. It was beautifully fantastic, as was much of the episode. The plot, indeed, was equally fanciful, but somewhat less satisfying than the visuals.
- Doctor Who Recap: ‘Closing Time’ (Season 32, Episode 12)
Posted on 25 Sep 2011 in Movies & TV, Television
Having left Amy and Rory to indulge in some domestic bliss, we no longer have to deal with the issues created by putting those characters into episodes disconnected from their main story arc. Instead we can indulge in a fun old-school interlude, pepped up with a blast from the past.
- Morning Recap — Doctor Who: The God Complex [Series 32, Episode 11]
Posted on 18 Sep 2011 in Movies & TV, Television
Hurrah! Things are looking up on Doctor Who. The problem of Amy and Rory’s passivity with regard to their baby still exists, but the plot of ‘The God Complex’ was interesting enough to make me set that to one side. The dated hotel, with its all-pervasive muzak, was suitably bizarre and creepy, while the resident monster was nicely alien and ridiculous-looking. So far, so good.
- Morning Recap — Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited [Series 32, Episode 10]
Posted on 11 Sep 2011 in Movies & TV, Television
Unfortunately for Amy Pond, the Doctor seems to have a regrettable tendency to always turn up late to collect her, accidentally leaving her alone in quarantine for 36 years. On this note, I have to say that the make-up artist did a great job aging Karen Gillan’s face for the role of the older Amy.
- Morning Recap — Doctor Who: Night Terrors
Posted on 04 Sep 2011 in Movies & TV, Television
Taking the episode on its own, it was entertaining enough; it was more like the disconnected episodes that were the norm in some of the earlier series, when every week the Doctor and his assistant met Daleks/werewolves/underground lizard-people, then ran around a lot and eventually saved the day.
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