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Monday, August 6, 2018

Episode 23: Nobody Dies Tonight


Haunted by her past, Cassandra Cain tries to bust a dude out of a gas chamber from a federal prison, for she believes people can change and redeem themselves.  Even if that is true, Cass learns a hard truth that forgiveness and redemption doesn't mean forgetting.  Write to us at feathesandfoes@gmail.com

 

 


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Episode 29: The Red Dot


Ashford and Delvin discuss the Red Dot by Larry David.  Yep, this came in just in time for the holiday season.  Gifts are being exchanged, folks are drinking and being merry, and George is starting to become the pitiful, despicable character we know him to be later in the show's run.  We rated this one about a 3.6 Superman Shields out of 5.  Write to us at feathersandfoes@gmail.com for comments, you What Is The Deal?, or concerns.  


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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Episode 87: Angels Take Manhattan


Siskoid of the Fire and Water Podcast and Ashford discuss Angels Take Manhattan.  Angels, River Song, and a farewell to Amy and Rory are all part of the discussion.  Write to us at prydonian.post@gmail.com to give us your take on this Timey Wimey, tear jerking story.  


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Friday, August 3, 2018

Episode 89: Of Like Minds 1


Gail Simone is finally here with Of Like Minds, the first story arc of her run.  Ashford, Mark, and Laurel discuss issue 56.  With the Birds of Prey movie being a reality, this is a good time to start listening to the podcast.  Write to us at feathersandfoes@gmail.com.  What do you rate issue 56?  


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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Night and the Doctor


The Night and The Doctor are a collection of mini-episodes where we actually see the courtship between River Song and the Doctor.  Moreover, we also get a closer look of Amy questioning her existence to an extent.  

Siskoid and Ashford discuss these mini-episodes for Straight Outta Gallifrey.  Leave your comments for us to discuss further.  prydonian.post@gmail.com

 

 


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Huntress 2: Uneasy Lies the Head


Writer: Joey Cavalieri  
Pencils: Joe Staton 
Editor: Andrew Helfer
Inker: Bruce D. Patterson
Inker: Dick Giordano 
Letterer: Albert T. De Guzman 
Colorist: Nansi Hoolahan
Editor: Andrew Helfer 
Cover Date: May 1989
Release Date: March 14, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00

In The Huntress #1, Joe Cavaleiri gave us a crash course of what we needed to know about this new Huntress, Helena Bertinelli, oppose to the pre-crisis one, Helena Wayne.  Actually, from my vantage point, because I read issue one after the fact, to put it mildly, the debut issue comes off as a crash course, but actually, I have to say, for someone who was reading the book in real time, issue one is rather action packed.  

In issue two which is entitled, "Uneasy Lies the Head...", a reference to Shakespeare's King Henry IV part two, we get a cast of characters who are well rounded based on actions and dialogue.  The landscape written by Cavalieri not only feels real and immediate, but with the multiple players that he plays with in this issue, as a reader, I didn't mind Huntress not being on every page at all.  
Let us go back to the late 80's early 90's, where the crack epidemic ripped a hole through many major cities in the United States.  I grew up in a big city where I witnessed how crack affected the community and the effects of the drug on the community.  Again, this book goes straight for the jugular.  As you can see this neighborhood has the banner: Drug Dealers Get Out.  Joey Cavalieri had his pen on the pulse with the subject matter.  And the drug "crack" is actually mentioned in this story.  Creators always have to be careful when covering something so real like this, especially if the creative team doesn't really have a background or a close connection to it.  Many people in the United States did not use crack; however, there are many who knew a relative, co-worker, or friend whose life was affected by the drug and the lifestyle that come with it.  Many of you who are old enough to remember (and many who are not, but ride with me) when mainstream America tried to accept Hip-Hop culture, the art form would usually be displayed in the most cringe worthy way imaginable.  But in this book, the mob, the drugs, and everything in between and the outskirts of do not feel offensive or problematic at all.  I could be wrong.

Thus far in this Huntress book, the focus is placed on those who are profiting and supplying the drug to the streets, instead of criticizing those who succumb victim to the vice.  In the image above, we see the Huntress being the folk hero, running out a street punk from the block in front of a mother and a daughter, who not only feel empowered by seeing that there is someone who cares about the every day person, but maybe even more so by the fact that the vigilante who intervened in the day to day struggle was a woman, capable, strong, and fearless.  

  
With the Bertinelli family wiped out of existence as far as the mafia game is concerned, you have other tribes who want to fill the void.  One group that wants to incorporate the Wal-Mart model, by being the warehouse, the delivery service, and the seller, are the Colombian gang, who are not named, so I have to refer the them as the Colombian gang right now, thinking they can fill the void of the King of New York.  When the Huntress busts in on their little set up, she really gives them a scare.  She wants answers, but the only thing she can get out of these not ready for prime time crooks is their only plan - take out Tony the Gut, an Italian gang leader who assumed next in command after the Bertinelli gang were exterminated.    


I didn't mentioned anything about Helena's costume in the first blog post.  To be honest, I'm not over the moon about it, but I must say, whenever you get a close up of Helena in any incarnation of the character or costume, she has this "draw you in" intimidating factor, which I adore.  In this close up of Huntress, she looks great, but the costume as a whole is not very tactical and practical as my friend Mark would say.  

The cast of characters in this one are somewhat familiar but necessary for our protagonist.  Sal, the red head curly guy who was Helena's bodyguard turned trainer, plays the role of her confidant - almost like an Alfred if you will.  And I hope that you do.  Then there are two cops, O'Shea and Fiorello, who are written with some good dialogue, considering the space they had to operate.  Fiorello comes off as older, cynical, and seeming to have an ulterior motive against Huntress.  O'Shea appears younger, optimistic, hinting at a future partnership with Huntress, a Commissioner Gordon insider type thing.  Both cops are written as if they are from the "old neighborhood", who became police officers on the streets they ran as a children. 


The baddies, like the Colombian suppliers, Tony the Gut's crew, and an interesting character introduced in this book, Mandragora who is described as being old school.  Mandragora, or the demon, is an interesting character operating outside the realm of our Huntress Universe.  Based on what we see from issue 2, it is as if he appears out of no where, not really present during the Bertinelli run.  Tony the Gut, who thought he had it made in the shade, is intimidated by Mandragora and his shadowed, masked, gun holding friend in the background.  Mandragora, who quotes Shakespeare at will, explains that the mob in America isn't holding up the edicts of what the mob was originally set up for, which is to safeguard the people against outside influences, protection, greedy politicians, overbearing taxmen, and giving refuge to people who can't find work because of their nationality.  Could Madragor be of the supernatural?  We shall see.  

The story concludes with a boom-pow action scene with most of our major players.  Our two cops, O'Shea and Fiorello are there to stop criminal activity, potential or otherwise, Fat Tony and company are present to celebrate their assumed ascension after the death of the Bertinelli family, and members of the Colombian mob are in attendance as well.  Crossfire, mayhem, and Fat Tony sneaking out ensues.  After the smoke is clear, officer Fiorello was shot by a Colombian gang member who didn't realize he was a cop.  Huntress takes the lot of them out, not fatally, of course.  Fiorello, not thinking Huntress is a vigilante for the side of the Angels, instructs O'Shea to shoot Huntress point blank.  




After a long stare down between O'Shea and the Huntress, knowing in his heart of hearts, O'Shea declines from shooting a person who he deems as not being a threat.  I can see a partnership forging here.  

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Episode 85: The Wedding of River Song



The Wedding of River Song, which is a season finale, has the Silence, which excites Ashford, River Song, and all of time happening at once.  Ashford and Siskoid discuss their ideas about this Time Story.  Oh, and there is a Wedding-Ish! And one more thing...eye patches! 
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Friday, July 20, 2018

Episode 22: Batgirl Issue 18


Batgirl and Robin team up to take down a common foe.  Robin is somewhat apprehensive about teaming up with a former trained assassin, but she is Bat-Family!  Also, we learn more about Cassandra's character as far as a combat weakness for her, but would actual be normal for us.  

Kelly Puckett and Damion Scott pack so much punch is this single issue story like always.  Ashford and Laurel discuss this fantastic issue.  Original theme song by Mya Briones.  Check her out under the same name on the social networks.  Closing music provided by Merc Bandwidth.  Check out his new album on Spotify.  He does a lot of music for the Wright On Network.  


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Episode 84: Planet of the Giants



Honey, I shrunk the TARDIS team.  Sorry for that; I couldn't resist.  This fall 1964 Science Fiction romp appeared on the television screen of all those  in tuned with this Science Fiction Fantasy's second season.  Planet of the Giants has the TARDIS team face off pesticides, murder, and a big cat.  Check it out.  Write to us at prydonian.post@gmail.com 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Episode 28: The Alternate Side



On this episode of the 4 Who Rule, April and Ashford rate the story of Seinfeld, the Alternate Side, 4 1/2 Superman Shields, the highest rating thus far.  An episode known for the line, "These pretzels are making me thirsty," but this saga is about so much more.  This is one of the first episodes where Jerry exudes his personality as the character on television who couldn't be more aloof or self-centered, convincing the rest of the television audience and  tv creators that this is the new wave. 
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Episode 21: Batgirl 17



Kelley Puckett, Damion Scott, and Robert Campanella provide another good single issue comic.  Ashford and Laurel discuss issue 17, where Batgirl is encouraged by Barbara Gordon the need to retrieve her facial identity back, so she can have a personal life.
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Episode 7: Ghost Light



Ashford, Jordan, and Diane come together to discuss the Doctor Who serial, Ghost Light.  The Doctor and Ace return to a Victorian House that has a history, or a future, with our hero Ace.  Will the Ace be able to deal with her past while dealing with the Doctor's manipulation.  Write to us at prydonian.post@gmail.com.  Ashford is interested in this serial and wants to learn more. 

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Episode 20: Help My Daddy, Batgirl


Cassandra Cain comes to the rescue like she does; however, the damage is something that is a problem that happened long before this moment as well as after.  Tim, a young child who is asking for Batgirl's help, is the son of a really bad dude.  Kelly Puckett, Damian Scott, and Mike Campanella gives us a perfect story with a sad ending. 

Pick up this book to see some bone crushing action sequences, coupled with poignant expressions on most of the cast of characters.    

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Episode 83: Let's Kill Hitler



Siskoid and Ashford discuss Let's Kill Hitler!  This is River Song's origin story as well as the early beginnings of Amy and Rory.  Steven Moffat brings the ridiculous, the romp, and bombastic to this series six episode.  Great direction, plot twist, and yes...Hitler in a cupboard. 


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Episode 88: Heroes and Heroes



Ashford, Mark, and Laural discuss the final issue of the Gilbert Hernandez and Casey Jones run.  Danko Twag has really lost it in so many ways but one.  Can Black Canary and the Oracle take on a misguided magician and an annoying nice guy?  Tune in. 

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Episode 27: The Stranded



April and Ashford discuss the Stranded.  Yes, three of the gang of 4 trek to Long Island for a mature, adult party.  Navigating through the adulting not only creates anxiety for our main characters, but the motifs of favors throughout this episode leads towards an unexpected climax.  Write to us at feathersandfoes@gmail.com

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Episode 26: The Nose Job



April and Ashford discuss the Seinfeld episode, The Nose Job.  George is having issues with his new girlfriend's nose.  Jerry is catching feelings in an elevator, and Kramer is trying to reach the end of his iconic jacket story arc.  Write to us at feathersandfoes@gmail.com about your opinions and concerns. 

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Episode 82: Reign of Terror



Joe Dredd and Ashford discuss the season finale, Reign of Terror, which splits up our TARDIS team, allowing us to see a really strong William Hartnell on his own.  Write to us at prydonian.post@gmail.com to discuss this story with us. 

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Episode 87: Gotham Magic



Black Canary and the Oracle are still tangled up with this Danko Twag and Beta-Male Dan business.  Back story about Danko is provided, but still not forgiven by Mark and Ashford.  What are your thoughts about issue 54?  Contact us at feathersandfoes@gmail.com

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Episode 6 of A State of Temporal Grace: Attack of the Cybermen



Attack of the Cybermen is a two part story that is packed with a lot of lore.  Diane of the Helena Wayne Blog, Librarian Jordan, and Ashford discuss this adventure featuring the Colin Baker Doctor and Peri!  Listen to us, A State of Temporal Grace. 

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Episode 25: The Tape



April and Ashford discuss the Seinfeld episode the Tape.  This is the one where a woman left a sultry message on Jerry's tape recorder while he was performing his stand up.  After Jerry, George, and Kramer discover the true culprit, Elaine, the fellows are now looking at her in a whole new light.  And George is calling China for a hair cream that cures baldness.  That's right.  He's calling China!

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Episode 86: Girls' Night Out



Mark and Ashford of Feathers and Foes really had a hard time wrapping their head around Birds of Prey 53 by writer Gilbert Hernandez and artist Casey Jones.  The Birds, Dinah and Barbara, go on Holiday, escaping their problems and enjoying some WELL DESERVED rest and relaxation.  This gives Hernandez a chance to stretch his muscle by writing a down to earth story where we, the readers, get a chance to see Dinah and Barbara interact face to face.
We also see how men are attracted to these two crime fighters, which at times becomes tired rather quickly.  Dinah is trying to understand her feelings with her Green Arrow situation and Barbara Gordon is trying to figure out things with Nightwing.  While all of this is happening, hash tag nice guy Tom comes into the picture.  Cue the emo music, Ladies and Gentlemen.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Comicpalooza X



The Wright On Network went to Comicpalooza X back in May to talk shop about comics, movies, fandoms, and Comicpalooza in general.  Check out our interview with artist Ben Templesmith.  Write to us at feathersandfoes@gmail.com or Twitter @feathersandfoes
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Episode 24: The Cafe



April and Ashford discuss The Cafe, which is a study in cringe worthy colonization.  OK, perhaps that is too strong, but Jerry going into a person's establishment, telling him that he has it all wrong and suggesting what the owner should do...is just a bit much.  Write to us your opinions of the The Cafe. 


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Episode 85: Reunions



Ashford, Mark, and Laurel discuss issue 52 of Birds of Prey.  Black Canary is trying to assist Java in saving Sapphire and son, while the Oracle is battling a front at home, and it is uncomfortable as all get out.  The Birds of Prey have faced stronger threats, but with Black Canary having to be kind of on the side in her story, and Babes seemingly not being in control, this issue lends itself to being quite interesting. 


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Episode 19: Joker Cover


Issue 15 is beautifully illustrated, but just so chilling.  Batgirl is put to the test once again.  Can nurture out program nature?  This is not a quick fix.  This will take time.  Batgirl will struggle with this as she is faced with an inner battle while trying to save victims in Gotham.  

 


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Episode 18: The Batgirl: A Knight Alone


Cassandra Cain reached out to help a good man in a shady profession, for he displayed an act of kindness to a child whom was in harm's way.  Cass recognized this and wanted to save the man from sudden death by spiriting him away from his governmental captors with no Bat suit, leaving her identity exposed.  Good thing for Cassandra, she doesn't have an identity; however, facial recognition is still on the table, which leads Batman in rewarding Cass by giving the Daughter of Cain her own place to rest her head.  


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Monday, June 11, 2018

Episode 81: A Good Man Goes to War



Demons run when a good man goes to war.  Ashford loves that line so much.  Yes, Straight Outta Gallifrey is covering the Steven Moffat mid series 6 finale, A Good Man Goes to War.  Plots are unraveled and tightened at the same time.  Matt Smith is at his best in this episode, the pictures are pretty, and we get a feature by the wonderful Alex Kingston.  What's not to like?  Well, Ashford has some concerns, but he still believes this is one of the era's best episodes.  Siskoid from Siskoid's Blog of Geekery joins the discussion as well.  What do you think about A Good Man Goes to War?  Write to us at prydonian.post@gmail.com

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Episode 17: Issue 13



Issue 13 of Batgirl not only starts off with a BANG, much like the cover, but it also has heart, hope, and heroism.  Cassandra Cain doesn't even don the Bat suit in this issue, but don't worry.  Cass is as awesome as ever.  And let us talk about Damion Scott's pencils.  Yes, Puckett captures Cass's voice, and yes, she is speaking now, but Damion Scott really gives life to this character and the landscape around her.  The story moves so fast because it is action packed, but not in a cheat type way.  Write to me at feathersandfoes@gmail.com about what you think of this issue.  We Cassandra Cain lovers need to stick together. 

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Episode 84: Let's Get Elemental



Writer Gilbert Hernandez and Artist Casey Jones are back for their second story, Let's Get Elemental.  The mystery is still unraveling in Black Canary's plot line.  For Oracle, things are getting quite harry as this guy who claims to be the Killer Moth has broken into the Clock Tower and has manage to tie Barbara up. 
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wright On Network Presents: Birds of Prey Movie Fan Out!



Sarah and Ashford discuss and Fan Out about the news of a Birds of Prey movie?  Who will be cast as our favorite characters?  Will we get Batgirl or Oracle?  Will Helena Wayne be in the movie?  Will Warner Bros get the heck out of their own way so a great movie can be made?  What do you think?  Write to us at feathersandfoes@gmail.com


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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Episode 80: The Sensorites



Joe Dredd, Siskoid, and Ashford discuss the Sensorites, featuring Susan Foreman, the Doctor's granddaughter.  In this particular story, a description of Gallifrey is given by Susan as well as this character displaying telepathy.  Susan really stands up for herself in this one, indicating to the Doctor that she is growing up and has the right to seek and possess her own agency.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Episode 23: The Garage



Erin and Ashford discuss Ashford's very first episode, the Garage by Larry David.  This episode gives insight to the anxiety of being lost, not in a supermarket, but a parking garage.  Check us out and write to us at feathersandfoes@gmail.com

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Episode 83: Birds of Prey 50 Busman's Holiday



Gilbert Hernandez and Casey Jones take control of the Birds of Prey franchise.  According to Ashford, he feels like this issue was proper Birds of Prey.  Great issue with Black Canary/Oracle banter.  We get Black Canary on the motorcycle and doing martial arts.  We get some great action scenes and great character moments. 
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Episode 79: The Doctor's Wife



Siskoid and Ashford discuss Neil Gaiman's The Doctor's Wife.  A grave yard of time capsules from Gallifrey because of unknowing Time Lords answering distress calls only to reach sudden doom could be the fate of the Doctor.  Join us in this conversation of one of the most popular episodes in the Matt Smith run.  prydonian.post@gmail.com

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Caves of Androzani



Episode 5 of a State of Temporal Grace, which is an extension of Straight Outta Gallifrey.  In this episode, Jordan, Diane, and Ashford are discussing Caves of Androzani by writer Robert Holmes and director Graeme Harper.  The intensity is rather high in this regeneration story.  Peri and the Doctor are in great peril.  Listen to our podcast about this fan favorite serial. 

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Episode 82: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey Finale



The finale, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey 22, hit the shelves on May 11, 2018.  Based on the moves at DC comics, Feathers and Foes weren't surprised about this movie at all. Sad to hear that the Benson's run is done, but we are excited about following them to Green Arrow.  Will Helena Bertinelli ever find a home?

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Episode 22: The Library



Larry Charles wrote a story where he had Kramer dress up like Joe Friday in Dragnet to retrieve a statue for Jerry and George.  In the episode, the Library, Larry Charles writes a character name Mr. Bookman who is on the case to bust Seinfeld for an overdue book back in 1971.  Will Jerry beat the case?  Listen to Erin and Ashford discuss. 

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Episode 21: The Dog



Ashford and Erin are your hosts for the the episode, The Dog, by Larry David.  Jerry meets a gentlemen that is not at full capacity to take care of his dog, so Jerry is burdened with providing shelter for this guy's canine.  Meanwhile Elaine and George are trying to figure out their roles together when Jerry isn't around.  And what do they resort to?  Making fun of Jerry, of course.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Episode 81: Family Matters



The finale to the 3 story arc Chaotic Code has come to a close.  Will Barbara Gordon and the Black Canary be able to stop Dr. Blackaver from using his meta-human daughter as a means to create and mass produce weapons of mass destruction?  Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti along with Hi-Fi on the colors really brought their A-Game to issue 49.  Share your thoughts with us at feathersandfoes@gmail.com



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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Episode 88: The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon



Siskoid and Ashford discuss Steven Moffat's The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon, the two part opener for series 6.  There are so many beautifully directed episodes in this series, and this two part opener is no exception.  Moffat takes the timey wimey and ups it up to...11.  Sorry.  The T.A.R.D.I.S. crew's adventure is in America.  The United States of America to be specific.  And now, for the first time as far as a television broadcast, the Silence is introduced.
Ashford really enjoys this villain.  What are your thoughts?  Are they all style and no substance?  Or are they actually worthy foes for the Doctor and company?  Did we mention this two part story includes Richard Millhous Nixon?

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Episode 80: Crash and Burn



Terry Moore and Amanda Conner are back with their second story in the Chaotic Code story arc.  Barbara is enjoying her new ability to not only walk, but kick butt as well with the help of the meta human power of Madison, a mystery teenager who is manipulated in helping a mad scientist.  And on the other side of the plot mountain is Black Canary, who has been thrown in an unmarked van with men with guns and knives. 

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