My pet theory: Missy is the Cyberplanner, somehow the result of Mr. Clever's time inside the Doctor's brain and the heaven in question is some new form of cyber conversion that allows the consciousness of a dead person to be uploaded into Cybermen. Maybe a hybrid of Mr. Clever and the Master, that would be insanely… » 8/31/14 6:04pm Sunday 6:04pm

An enjoyable episode. I think it was more about defining this Doctor in relation to the Daleks than anything else. It's interesting how he is both more open as a person yet also more distant and colder at the same time. I also like that it seems that Clara is teaching the Doctor how to be the Doctor as he begins this… » 8/30/14 11:37pm Saturday 11:37pm

I really enjoyed the episode. I agree about Capaldi and Coleman, they were really great. Also a very funny episode, I particularly loved 12's rant about his eyebrows in the ally. I'm interested in seeing if they can keep the balance between being dark and funny. Also wonder if the Doctor forgetting things will be a… » 8/23/14 9:19pm 8/23/14 9:19pm

Space Fantasy vs Science Fiction

While commenting on the rumored new design for Stormtroopers in Star Wars Episode VII, I was surprised to see that I was one of the few people that thought the Galactic Empire would almost immediately crumble now that its two chief architects, Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader, were dead. » 8/16/14 4:00pm 8/16/14 4:00pm

It is something that I've come to expect in SF. Look at Doctor Who, the Doctor has been around for over a half century in all kinds of media and we still know very little about him. Also the Xenomorphs from Alien(s), there was an article here that talked about the confusion over what their name really is, and it's… » 8/15/14 11:01am 8/15/14 11:01am

I hope it is from Rebels. I have a hard time believing that the Stormtroopers would still be in existence after the fall of the Empire. The Empire and Stormtroopers were the original trilogy, hopefully they are not still lingering around decades later. » 8/14/14 11:47pm 8/14/14 11:47pm