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Ghost

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I've been rewatching the Silvester Macoy seasons of Doctor Who for the first time since the late '90s
and can I just say it's refreshing not to see the appearance of the sonic screwdriver to solve every problem
I'm on season 25 and just finished the Remembrance of the Daleks arc having started at season 24 and not one appearance of this device that I feel has been overused in the new seasons
 

Penfold

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Dec 29, 2009
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I've been rewatching the Silvester Macoy seasons of Doctor Who for the first time since the late '90s
and can I just say it's refreshing not to see the appearance of the sonic screwdriver to solve every problem
I'm on season 25 and just finished the Remembrance of the Daleks arc having started at season 24 and not one appearance of this device that I feel has been overused in the new seasons
The Doctor using his magic wand, sorry sonic screwdriver, to solve every problem was really starting to irritate me in the reboot.
 

Quatermass

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Dec 7, 2010
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I've been rewatching the Silvester Macoy seasons of Doctor Who for the first time since the late '90s
and can I just say it's refreshing not to see the appearance of the sonic screwdriver to solve every problem
I'm on season 25 and just finished the Remembrance of the Daleks arc having started at season 24 and not one appearance of this device that I feel has been overused in the new seasons
Ironically, that's one of the decisions John Nathan-Turner made that I approve of wholeheartedly, writing that tool out. Using the sonic screwdriver as a catch-all tool to solve problems is a double-edged sword, and I do think the overreliance on it is irritating.

Also irritating is that his name is actually spelled Sylvester McCoy...or, if you want to get REALLY pedantic, Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith. Sorry not sorry, he's my personal favourite Doctor, so I get more than my usual levels of pedantry... :p

I have been watching Cyberpunk: Edgerunners which I think is quite good (animation) on Netflix.
I hope that comes out on DVD. Hell, I've even started playing the game again partly thanks to that show...
 

ThinkingFox

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I've finished watching Moon knight, it was Ok but not great IMO but good enough, season 2 might change my opinion when they make it.
I liked Moon Knight but there was something "missing" that I can't put my finger on. Like you say, Season 2 may sort that out.

I watched Matrix Resurrections the other day; am I the only one to feel underwhelmed by it?
Yes that was disappointing. Maybe I just don't care anymore? I feel the same way watching the trailer for the new John Wick movie. "oh more of the same but with more people?" meh.

...and ended up binge-watching 'Reacher'. I very much enjoyed it (I definitely found it preferable to the Tom Cruise films) and am now looking forward to a second series. :)
Reacher turned out to be surprisingly great as a series and much much closer to the books. The plan, as I understand it as we also work with the team on JackReacher.com (humble brag) is to make a series per book for so long as they have decent viewer numbers. This could just be an unfounded rumour though.

Other stuff:

1899 (I think it's on iplayer for UK members) - pretty decent dystopian sci-fi series

The English - a "western" series but more of a mystery/thriller/love story set to a "western" backdrop

Peripheral - sci-fi series, again dystopian post-come kind of extinction/apocalyptic event

Slow Horses - apple TV I'm afraid, based on the books, and bloody brilliant MI5 misfits solving state crimes stuff

Foundation - another apple TV thing, but very well produced for a wider audience

enjoy

TF
 

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