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Here’s a Couple of Fun TV Trailers!

I’d been meaning to share these trailers at a nice, normal pace. But then more and more trailers for upcoming TV shows just kept coming out! So now I’m just going to throw them all at you people like some sort of madman!

First up is the trailer for the first new episode of Doctor Who is more than a year. The show returns on New Year’s Day.

Looks good to me! I was lukewarm about the first season with Jodie Whittaker. I thought she was great, but the writing and the stories and the overall season left a lot to be desired. So I’m going to get my hopes up that this new season will be even better!

Next up is the trailer for the second season of Lost in Space on Netflix!

I enjoyed the first season a lot and I’m really looking forward to season 2. Now I just have to try and remember what happened in the first season. I just know that I liked it and that it was very well made.

Season 2 arrives on Dec. 24.

It’s gonna be a really good streaming season this month. One show after another is going to arrive, and hopefully I’ll be able to watch most of them before I do my annual list of my favorite TV shows of the year. Sucks that so many good shows are arriving this month though!

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New Doctor Who is On The Way!

The next season of Doctor Who is on its way, possibly with a New Year’s Day special, or perhaps it’ll debut some other time. I dunno. I was fine with the previous season. I like Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, but I don’t think her first season gave her anything really deep or exciting to do. Here’s hoping the new season changes that!

Same Doctor, same companions, same people behind the camera; I really hope they’ve learned some lessons and have produced some better content this time around. I want some real drama, I want some real fun, I want some real meaningful emotion for the Doctor. Honestly, I can barely remember what happened in the previous season…

Here’s hoping for some greatness this year!

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Doctor Who? Jodie Whittaker, That’s Who!

Like everybody else around the world, I was super excited to see the debut of the new Doctor on last night’s episode of Doctor Who! Jodie Whittaker took on the role of the first female version of the Doctor, and I think she nailed it. She was warm, heroic, delightfully scatterbrained and very friendly. She should be a great Doctor!

Jodie Doctor 01

I’m still warming up to the outfit

As with all Doctors, I’m especially looking forward to when she can really sink her teeth into the gravitas and mythology of the Doctor. She needs some damn good speechifying.

I like all of the new companions so far — Yaz, Graham and Ryan — and I’m looking forward to a more crowded TARDIS. That should be fun.

The episode itself — “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” — is largely fine. The villain was cool and there was plenty of time for Whittaker to be entertaining. But there were a couple gripes that really dragged it down for me.

Jodie Doctor 02

It’s gonna be fun!

The companions were a little too quick to join up and start following around this crazy woman who claimed she was an alien. No hesitation, very little questioning, everybody just loads up the car and follows the Doctor around like puppy dogs.

SPOILERS for the first episode.

I also didn’t like how the show handled Grace’s death. Grace was a fun character, but the show underplayed her death to the point that I wasn’t even sure what she was doing zapping that alien machine. I rewatched some of the scenes to figure it out, that she felt her grandson was in danger. I suppose that ball of electricity and tentacles was zapping the crane, but I don’t think we actually saw Ryan and Yaz in danger. They didn’t react or act like they couldn’t get down safely. Then all of a sudden, this grandmother is dangling from the side of a crane and stabbing the alien monster, and of course she falls to her death. But the show really underplayed the moment, I felt, and didn’t give it enough foundation.

There was nothing in the climax that indicated the Doctor couldn’t handle the problem after she took care of the main villain. So it felt like Grace died unnecessarily.

And then the episode rushes through her funeral and everybody is back to being friendly and hanging out as a group with the Doctor immediately afterwards. I dunno. It just didn’t sit right with me. It felt rushed.

Especially when you consider that funerals take a couple days to plan and pull off. So was the Doctor crashing on one of their couches or something? And did she really just redress in the same clothes each morning?

Personally, I think they should have stretched out adding all three companions to the team, and kept Grace alive for a bit longer. Maybe start with Ryan and Yaz joining the Doctor this episode, leaving Graham and Grace to fill the Jackie Tyler role of loved ones staying home. It’s been a long time since we had a companion who left family behind. Then they could have built both Graham and Grace as characters, until Grace does end up dying in a real tragedy. Then we’d actually know the character and her death would matter, and that’s a solid excuse to add Graham to the TARDIS to tag along with Ryan.

Anyway, that’s just my two cents. Solid first episode, Whittaker was great as the Doctor!

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New Doctor Who Trailer is Glorious!

As you’ll see when you watch the trailer, I went for the easy pun there. I’m very excited for the new season of Doctor Who, and Jodie Whittaker in the lead role. The new trailer gives us a fairly good taste of what she’s going to be like as the Doctor.

I like the adventurous feeling of the trailer. The grouchy Peter Capaldi Doctor is gone (and I loved him!). Now we have a younger, more jovial, more adventurous Doctor! And I rather like the idea that she has three companions. I’m curious to see how the four of them come to traveling together. Taking one young sidekick on their adventure of their lives is one thing. How does the Doctor end up with three traveling companions longterm?

We’ll find out starting Oct. 7!

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More SDCC Trailers Give Us Doctor Who and a Really Bad Ninja Turtles

I am just one man, blogging, while also at my day job. There’s a very good chance I won’t get to everything that comes out this weekend from San Diego Comic-Con. But I can post a new trailer like anybody’s business! And these are a bunch that arrived last night!

First up, a proper teaser trailer for the new season of Doctor Who, starring Jodie Whittaker. I like this much better than the quickie we got earlier in the week. We get some actual Doctor in this one, some real personality.

Next up is a story trailer for the Spider-Man game coming to Playstation 4 on Sept. 7. Now that I actually own a Playtation 4, I’m actually very excited about this game. So any new look at what we’re going to get is exciting.

Even if it still runs the risk of being a bad game. We’ll see.

Another trailer we got is a look at the return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I quite enjoyed that cartoon, and I guess enough fans did as well that Disney is bringing it back for another batch of brand new episodes!

Anything that gives us more Ahsoka Tano is good news to me! Even if the ultimate Ahsoka/Darth Vader showdown already exists.

Finally, we got another look at that new Ninja Turtles cartoon, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This first look also provides a couple minutes of actual episode. And I can honestly say I won’t be having anything to do with this show. It looks terrible.

That’s not to say I’m one of those bitter fans complaining about how this new show is killing my childhood. Not at all. I’m simply recognizing that this show is not meant for me, and therefore I won’t take part. The animation, the comedy, the entire style of the show is just not for me. But I wish everybody involved the best of luck and I hope their take on the Turtles is successful.

Be sure to keep returning to my blog today as I dutifully attempt to upload all of the trailers and news that I either can or care about.

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