Quite Possibly the Most Important Moment in the History of Doctor Who

The Doctor has had many epic moments in the 50 years that Doctor Who has been on the air. But this moment featuring Patrick Troughton isn't just one of the most epic, but possibly the most important of all. This is the moment where the Doctor announces his mission to battle evil for the first time. » 2/21/14 4:55pm 2/21/14 4:55pm

Spend Some Quality Time With The Manliest Version of Doctor Who

Is Matt Smith's Doctor a black belt at every martial art in the universe? Did David Tennant's best mate have an epic mustache? How many car chases did Eccleston have? Jon Pertwee may or may not have been the best star of Doctor Who, but he was clearly the manliest. And some new DVDs will let you get to know him way… » 6/21/13 3:55pm 6/21/13 3:55pm

That new Blu-ray set might actually make you learn to love Star Trek:…

It's hard to recommend the Blu-ray set of the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation unreservedly — you already got the experience of seeing the Enterprise-D in high-definition and marveling at the restored visual effects, with the season one DVDs. And season two of TNG is mostly just as bad as season one,… » 12/03/12 12:37pm 12/03/12 12:37pm

At last you can see Doctor Who's James Bond adventure the way it was…

"Ambassadors of Death" might be the most action-packed Doctor Who story of all time — it's the first one when the show had access to a whole crew of professional stuntmen, thanks to the stuntman agency Havoc, and the director went way overboard with crazy action sequences. It's also one of the most splashy stories… » 10/10/12 4:01pm 10/10/12 4:01pm

Hogwarts in a Box: Inside the Harry Potter Wizards Collection

The final Harry Potter movie only just came out a year or so ago, so it's entirely you've been waiting until all the films were out on DVD before buying them in one go. And if you really, really want to be a Harry Potter completist, there's great news: Harry Potter: The Wizard's Collection is an utterly insane… » 9/12/12 7:00am 9/12/12 7:00am

Star Trek: The Next Generation is brand new all over again

These days, Star Trek: The Next Generation often feels like an old, fuzzy pair of socks: comfortable and well-worn. The first Star Trek spinoff show appears in syndication at all hours, looking a bit washed out and just as dated as the Original Series. It's hard to believe it was viewed as a radical, even… » 7/24/12 9:00am 7/24/12 9:00am

Classic Doctor Who's Great Unsung Director

When it comes to Doctor Who in the 1960s, people don't usually think of it as having especially artsy direction. There were some cool scares, and a few really iconic scenes here and there — but for the most part, directors were working with cameras the size of woolly mammoths, on sets the size of matchboxes. But… » 6/27/12 5:50pm 6/27/12 5:50pm

You Can't Handle Doctor Who's In-Your-Face Politics!

Seriously, you won't be able to deal with the sheer intensity of Doctor Who at its most political and confrontational. You may have thought you'd already experienced the most insane Wholitics after you watched "The Green Death," after which you resolved to start eating tofu and bicycling to work, or the evil maggot… » 5/16/12 4:30pm 5/16/12 4:30pm

Let Wallace and Gromit teach your kids about science

At first glance, the idea of "Wallace and Gromit have their own science education show" seems a bit weird. Especially when you see Wallace, the claymation man with unmistakable sweater vest, sitting at a desk saying "Hello viewers." But actually, Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention, which just came out on DVD in… » 3/28/12 1:18pm 3/28/12 1:18pm

Your Chance to Discover the Best of Classic Doctor Who

If you're a fan of the new Doctor Who series but haven't ever quite gotten into the classic version, then you've got a unique opportunity to correct that oversight right now. Some of the best classic Doctor Who stories are being re-released in specially remastered "special editions" — including the story that fans… » 3/14/12 5:00pm 3/14/12 5:00pm

The Making of Doctor Who's Most Notoriously Bad Special Effects

Behold, the reason so many people diss the original Doctor Who and its horrendous special effects. The disastrous dinosaur effects in the Who story "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" are legendary, and here's a clip from the new DVD featurette exploring just how they went so wrong. And they did go so very, very wrong. » 1/16/12 5:30pm 1/16/12 5:30pm

Why you might consider heeding the call to Adventure and buying …

Adventure Time seemed like a fun little show about a boy and his canine companion having wacky escapades in a magical, apparently post-apocalyptic world. And then you actually watch the show, and it's much weirder and more awesome. It's sort of the perfect hipster comedy action fantasy, in which there's a weird core… » 10/12/11 5:00pm 10/12/11 5:00pm