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MacGyver - Broken Toothpicks

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement....Tonight we're going over this week's episode of MacGyver, titled 'Toothpick' (Season 1, Episode 5)... well you can tell by the title of this entry that said toothpick was broken cause this episode was just... terrible...




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The only positive thing about tonight's episode is that the plot of Mac having to protect a witness on her way to tesitfy is a proven setup for many classic MacGyver episodes.... Because they have to shove every single fucking main character into every single episode, the stuff that would've carried it (Mac / Katrina) was practically not worth even shown because the actual character moments were little nuggets of what would've been something more compelling than what we got.We did not need to see Thornton being Jenna Born Riley, once again SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN THE FIELD IN THE FIRST PLACE.... oh sure they address that hey maybe we should train her to take care of herself, w…

Tales From The TARDIS: World's End (The Dalek Invasion of Earth ) Plus 'DALEK SUBMARINE

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement... we have reached the point I was kind of dreading, that we are about to say good-bye to the first Doctor Who companion, Susan... but before we do that, we have the epic six-part Dalek Invasion Of Earth to go through, and it begins with 'World's End' 




QUICK NOTES This was the first Doctor Who story to really go 'outisde' and it makes a world of difference, as many shots that normally would've been close-ups (such as Barbara running to catch up with the guys who took Susan) instead of big wide shots we've gotten.Despite everything, Susan is still treated as a child (with the Doctor saying she should get a spanked bottom for accidently cutting our heroes off from the TARDIS), but at least she admits she is selfish that she is sort of glad that they did not land in the era of London Barbara and Ian are from.There are some great dialog sequences with The Doctor and Ian, and you can see just how far they have come from t…