Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Dalek Invasion of Earth: Day of Reckoning (Tales From The TARDIS)

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement and Tales from the TARDIS, This week, we are going over part three of The Dalek Invasion of Earth, subtitled 'Day of Reckoning', where we say good-bye to some characters, get some character development with Susan, and see The Daleks go sightseeing around London. 




QUICK NOTES
The episode first aired December 4, 1964, and had an audience of 11.9 million viewers
In my opinion the Doctor starts to consider leaving Susan behind when she favors David's plan on how to proceed
When Susan opens up to David, it's quite clear the writers took into account why Carol Ann Ford ask to leave and put some of that into Susan's character
Ian spends a good chunk of this episode under the floorboards of the Dalek Saucer
Dortmun's last acts are clearly that of a guy who wanted to go out swinging when he has nothing left


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DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Abominations (Recap and Review)

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement...
Tonight we are going over the latest episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, titled Abominations (Season 2, Episode 4), the team arrive in 1862 during the Civil War and must deal not only with the attitudes of the time period but ZOMBIES as well! 




QUICK NOTES
  • Boy was this episode had some serious mood swings, between Jefferson and the stuff on the Plantation in contrast to the Confederate Zombie plot... 
  • Liked the scene with General Grant giving Sara a little pep talk about sending folks into harms way...
  • The stuff with Mick, Martin and Ray on the ship was fun with a bit of an 'Alien' vibe in brief instances... 
  • Mick is so going to regret giving Ray that rather cold item, just think what would Snart say?!

World Series Reaction: The Cubs Bailed Out Joe Maddon

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... As you know I watched Arrow earlier this evening and didn't tune into Game 7 until around 10 PM, but when I did tune it, what I saw was not a managerial performance worthy of the most sacred of scenarios in sports, no, what I saw was players trying to overcome the ineptitude of their manager to make history... 



QUICK NOTES
  • Joe Maddon's decisions were so asinine that if the Cubs lost this game, he'd go down in history as being a bigger post-season bonehead than Graddy Little
  • This sabremetrics crap is also a factor as the Hendricks had a modest pitch-count and had the Indians on the ropes, no manager in their right mind pulls him from the game
  • Terry Francona was no better, as he allowed for a situation where the World Series was on the line with Michael Martinez (a career .196 hitter) at the plate!
  • The real reason the Cubs were allowed to win the World Series: noted Cubs Fan CM Punk got his face caved in by Mickey Gall

Doctor Who: The Gunfighters Part 2: Don't Shoot The Pianist

It's Monday December 11, 2017, and this week I'm reviewing Doctor Who: The Gunfighters Part 2: Don't Shoot The Pianist Suppo...