“Orphan Black” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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BBC America’s new original series Orphan Black kicked off Saturday evening, paired with Doctor Who as part of the channels Supernatural Saturdays. As a viewer, I admit I was intrigued to go from the more family-oriented sensibility of Doctor Who to the more adult sensibility (including a little language and equal-opportunity nudity) of Orphan Black.

“Doctor Who: The Bells of Saint Johns” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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Comparisons between classic Doctor Who writer Robert Holmes and current series runner Steven Moffat have been inevitable ever since Moffat’s first story “The Empty Child” and “The Doctor Dances.” But these comparisons were even more inevitable (at least for this fan) on a weekend in which BBC America aired both “The Bells of Saint John” and the classic third Doctor serial “Spearhead from Space.”

“Doctor Who: Tomb of the Cybermen” — A Slice of SciFi Discussion

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If you were to create a list of the most influential people in the 50 year run of Doctor Who, Patrick Troughton’s name would have to be near the top or at the top of that list. Fifty years on, the concept of regeneration and changing the lead actor is an integral part of the series’ longevity, but back in the day it was a huge risk for the show.

“Doctor Who” Discussion: The Dalek Invasion of Earth

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If not for the Daleks, odds are we wouldn’t be celebrating fifty years of Doctor Who. The series might have run a bit beyond its initial 13-episode order and been fondly remembered by a small segment of fans, but odds are it wouldn’t be the recognizable world-wide icon that it is today.

Doctor Who: The Aztecs — A Slice of SciFi Discussion

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While there were science-fiction elements associated with the original vision of Doctor Who, the series wasn’t intended to be a heavily sci-fi driven series. As originally conceived, the time travel element was intended as a doorway to entertaining but educational stories that the entire family could enjoy viewing together on Saturday evenings.

Doctor Who: The Snowmen — A Slice of SciFi Review

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I was excited to see this. I love Doctor Who and I was excited to see this episode. Mind you, I’ve had more than my share of disappointments with recent stories, and yet I always greet each episode with the same excitement as when I was first introduced to this magical series.

“Futurama, Volume 7″ — A Slice of SciFi DVD Review

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One of the pleasures of my summer viewing schedule is Comedy Central’s new episodes of Futurama. The series, once
sent out to pasture by Fox but revived thanks to DVD sales and syndication airings, is still going strong as it enters its seventh season.

“Doctor Who,” The Angels Take Manhattan — A Slice of SciFi Review

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I didn’t cry when Adric died. Nor did I cry when Rose Tyler left (the first time). (I was honestly a bit relieved since I’d wearied of her character and the multitudes who declared her the best companion ever…)

Sarah Jane Smith’s departure, while bittersweet, didn’t get me all misty-eyed.

“Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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After a longer the usual (for the new series anyway) hiatus, the Doctor is back, kicking off the lead-up to his fiftieth anniversary by facing off against his long time, lethal foes, the Daleks.

“Game of Thrones: Valar Morghulis” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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Warning: If you haven’t seen the last few episodes of Game of Thrones, there are SPOILERS for all of them, including last night’s season finale, ahead! If you don’t want to know what happens, turn back now!

“Eureka: Jack of All Trades” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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It’s been a while since a Eureka episode has made me laugh out loud for part of the episode, but episode 5 did exactly this.

“Eureka: The Real Thing, Force Quit, Friendly Fire” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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I missed a couple of weeks of Eureka and ended up mainlining three weeks worth of Eureka. This has both its pluses and minuses. Plus, because it’s three weeks of Eureka and you don’t have to wait a week to see what happens next. Minuses, because you have three weeks of the show you’re invested in and realize that, dang, you have to wait another week to see what happens next.

“Game of Thrones: Game of Bones” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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Reviewed by Michael Hickerson (Slice of SciFi Editor) If you can’t show every single battle on the show due to time constraints and budget limitations, at least you can make the lack of screen battles interesting.*  That’s how “Garden of Bones” starts out this week, showing us the lead-up to and the aftermath of Robb […]

“Eureka: Lost” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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When SyFy (back then Sci Fi channel) started this quirky series five years ago called Eureka, I tuned in thinking it was odd enough for me to watch. And I really don’t think I had anything else to watch at that time…well, other than Smallville. I was introduced to Jack Carter: U.S. Marshall who ended up taking over a Sheriff of this odd little town that looked like a piece of small town Americana. The look on his face when Global Dynamics is first introduced to him is what hooked me onto this show. Sheriff Jack Carter was the everyman and we were watching this crazy little town of geniuses through his eyes.

Game of Thrones: What Is Dead May Never Die — A Slice of SciFi Review

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As we saw last week, Tyrion clearly realizes that not everyone at King’s Landing who claims loyalty to the Hand of the King is going to follow through and actually be loyal. He replaced the head of the Night’s Watch last week and this week he finds out which of his trusted advisers has loose lips.