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I just finished watching Shin Godzilla–the 2016 Japanese Godzilla movie, whose name means “Godzilla: Resurgence”–and it was surprisingly good! The movie is a complete reboot of the Godzilla franchise, meaning that it is a first contact story. In this continuity, Godzilla has never appeared in Japan before, so we get to see people struggling to […]

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In the wake of the 13th Doctor announcement, everyone is focused on the fact the next Doctor will be a woman. But the TARDIS also has changed it’s appearance (note the St. John’s Ambulance logo that characterized Steven Moffat’s tenure is gone). Up to now, the Doctor has referred to the TARDIS as “old girl,” […]

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From “The Green Death,” season 10, serial 5, episode 4. Jon Pertwee comically disguised as a cleaning lady to infiltrate a chemical plant where a world domination plot is being hatched.

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Jimmy Akin, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Dom Bettinelli discuss the announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. What does it mean for the Doctor to be a woman now? How will it change the show? Is there any precedent in Doctor Who history? And what does the mysterious word “pre-pleblican” mean? And next time, […]

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Charlie Gard is an eleven-month old baby in England. He has a rare genetic disorder known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. According to press accounts, Charlie is terminally ill at this point. His parents have raised more than $1 million to try an experimental treatment to help him, but hospital officials—backed by British and European […]

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Jimmy Akin, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Dom Bettinelli discuss and analyze the 12th episode of the 10th Season of Doctor Who entitled “The Doctor Falls.” Cybermen attack! Regenerations amok! Teary goodbyes. This episode has it all as it brings to a conclusion this season of Doctor Who with only the Christmas special left with Peter […]

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Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss and analyze the 11th and penultimate episode of the 10th Season of Doctor Who entitled “World Enough and Time.” Regenerations, two Masters, Mondasian cybermen, beloved characters in peril with a black hole and time dilation to boot. Showrunner Stephen Moffat pulls out all the stops as […]

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Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss and analyze the tenth episode of the 10th Season of Doctor Who entitled “The Eaters of Light.” Hear about the real life mystery surrounding the Ninth Legion of the Roman Army, the special distinction held by the writer of this episode and our recounting of all […]

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Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss and analyze the ninth episode of the 10th Season of Doctor Who entitled “The Empress of Mars.” It’s a rip-roaring adventure on Mars straight out of Edgar Rice Burroughs and featuring the classic Doctor Who villains, the Ice Warriors. Our panel examines the episode within the […]

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Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss and analyze the eighth episode of the 10th Season of Doctor Who entitled “The Lie of the Land”. The final episode of the “monk trilogy” begins with the monks in control of the world and, apparently of the Doctor. Our panel looks at the episode in […]

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