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  1. Another bump as this is just about to start on BBC2.
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    Doctor Who

    I liked the joke continuing the Doctor's awarding of gold stars/ten points from last week.
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    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    DF Retro looks at the history of Tetris games. It's not letting me embed the video link, for some reason: https://youtu.be/jBeXzIGGoGQ
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    Star Wars Cassian Andor series

    I have nothing to say about this announcement, so instead here is a short video:
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    What's hidden in the fade?

    One of only two songs from that album that were rightfully praised here: https://thesimpsons25yearsagotoday.com/2015/12/04/20b-the-simpsons-sing-the-blues/
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    Netflix - Releases & Recommendations

    Netflix have announced four new animated series and two feature films. Including a film from Nora Twomey of The Secret of Kells, and a series from Craig McCracken of The Powerpuff Girls: Here's Variety's article about Netflix's approach to family animation: https://variety.com/2018/film/features/netflix-family-entertainment-animation-1203020090/ And the list of new announcements: https://variety.com/2018/film/news/netflix-animated-films-shows-1203019832/ Cartoon Brew's article also has a summary of their previously announced animated titles: https://www.cartoonbrew.com/internet-television/netfiixs-new-animation-slate-includes-craig-mccracken-nora-twomey-and-jorge-gutierrez-analysis-166163.html As that Cartoon Brew article points out, the number of famous animators Netflix now have working with them is very impressive. Henry Selick, Glen Keane... and, as their Director of Character Animation, JAMES BAXTER! They have an interview with him here: https://www.cartoonbrew.com/animators/netflixs-new-animation-division-has-a-secret-weapon-james-baxter-exclusive-interview-166183.html
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    Games you keep buying despite not liking them

    From the title, I thought this thread was going to be about games we've traded in and rebought more than once - in which case, I doubt anyone here can rival @Robo_1's story of trading in and rebuying the Minority Report tie-in game "five or six times", purely to spend a few minutes throwing enemies off rooftops: I have no idea why that post has stuck in my memory all this time. I don't think this is the first time I've dredged it up. Did you eventually keep a permanent copy, Robo_1?
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    Doctor Who

    I've been watching the RTD episodes on iPlayer, most of them for the first time since original broadcast, and coincidentally, today I got to a Chris Chibnall episode: 42 from series 3. I'd completely forgotten everything about it; everything I thought I remembered was either from The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit from the previous series (they are very very easy to get mixed up!), or from the movie Sunshine (which was released the same year). Watched in the context of the new series, 42 has two interesting things about it: 1. The actress who played Rosa Parks also turns up in it. Briefly. 2. Like last night's new episode, it features a perilous scene where characters get locked in an escape pod. That's it. Those two things are about all I have to say about 42. No wonder it was so unmemorable. Better than The Lazarus Experiment, though - and certainly better than the Daleks in Manhattan two-parter, which, God help me, I mainly rewatched because I thought it might be fun to see a pre-Spider-Man Andrew Garfield. (It wasn't worth it.) At least Gridlock was better than I remembered it - I can see why some fans count it as one of their favourites from the RTD era. And even the previous Christmas special The Runaway Bride seems better, now that Catherine Tate is not as ubiquitous on TV, and now that I know how well Donna turned out as a companion. More generally, series 3 might be the RTD series I remember least well. When talking about Martha, fans always mention how her unrequited love for the Doctor was a big part of her character, but honestly, those comments always slightly puzzled me because that aspect never really stood out to me at the time. But rewatching the episodes now, I realised that Martha constantly being compared to Rose really is a big part of the first half of the series. Anyway, I've got a good run of episodes coming up! The Human Nature two-parter, Utopia... And of course Blink, which features a machine that goes... "Pting!"
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    Doctor Who

    The next four episodes are not credited to him, so in that sense, yes. Oh, almost forgot:
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    Doctor Who

    Pting!
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    Doctor Who

    Pting!
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