One Of Doctor Who's Creepiest Stories Is Now On DVD

The 1967 Doctor Who story "The Web of Fear" is best remembered as the first appearance of Colonel (later Brigadier) Lethbridge-Stewart, the Doctor's steadfast friend. But now that it's finally on DVD, the thing you'll remember most about it is how skin-crawling the whole thing is. » 5/13/14 9:00pm 5/13/14 9:00pm

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

Here's one classic Doctor Who story that's scary AND packed with ideas

Patrick Troughton's second season starring in Doctor Who was the "base under siege" era, where relentless monsters terrorize an embattled crew of humans in story after story. But judging from the newly released "Ice Warriors," it was also an era of good idea-driven science fiction. » 9/20/13 12:20pm 9/20/13 12:20pm

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

Doctor Who: Humiliation of the Daleks!

The Doctor Who story "Death to the Daleks" contains the coolest image ever created: A Dalek exploding in flames. Huge roiling flames coming out of the burst-open dome, like a towering inferno had consumed the mutant within. I still remember the crazy cover to the Target novelization, where the flames soared so high… » 8/14/12 3:46pm 8/14/12 3:46pm

The Adventure Time season 1 DVD featurettes are gloriously insane

The Adventure Time season one DVD set (26 episodes on two discs) came out a month ago, but we've been meaning to put in a plug for it. (Comic Con kind of derailed us, I guess.) There are two main reasons to pick this set up: » 8/06/12 4:48pm 8/06/12 4:48pm

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

Your Magical First Glimpse at the Bonus Scenes on the Doctor Who Season…

Doctor Who: The Complete Series Six comes out on DVD on Tuesday. And here's your exclusive first look at one of the five never-before-seen mini-episodes on the disc! » 11/17/11 12:00pm 11/17/11 12:00pm

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

Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston is the real star of Batman: Year One

The genius of Frank Miller's graphic novel Batman: Year One wasn't just how it reimagined Batman's origin — it was the new and grittier version of James Gordon, Batman's main ally on the police force. » 10/10/11 5:05pm 10/10/11 5:05pm

Rediscover the British classic Quatermass and the Pit on Blu-ray

The most renowned of the Quatermass films (which are themselves derived from the 1953 TV show titled The Quatermass Experiment), Quatermass and the Pit is a Hammer film that holds a firm place in the minds and memories of science fiction and horror fans. » 10/10/11 7:40am 10/10/11 7:40am

Your Chance to Smoke a Bowl and Appreciate the Original Captain America

The original 1990 Captain America film was a trainwreck — by all accounts, the investors pulled out a short time into filming, and the budget had to be slashed mercilessly — but it's also a supreme achievement of campy superhero action. » 9/28/11 5:30pm 9/28/11 5:30pm