Today's Doctor Who Would Be Way Shorter If The Doctor Only Played Nice

Seriously. The dickish behavior of Peter Capaldi's Doctor has officially become the show's main story engine. The plot of tonight's Doctor Who is greatly complicated by the Doctor's obnoxiousness, and it would be a really short episode if David Tennant had shown up instead. Spoilers ahead... » 10/05/14 1:01pm 10/05/14 1:01pm

Doctor Who Reveals The Only Thing Really Worth Stealing

Thus far, the loose theme of this season of Doctor Who seems to be "identity crises" and "deconstructing heroism." These themes manifest this week in another story where the Doctor isn't entirely calling the shots, and the main McGuffin that everybody is trying to steal is "selfhood." Spoilers ahead... » 9/21/14 1:02pm 9/21/14 1:02pm

There's Not Much Point In Arguing About Moffat's Doctor Who Any More

I'm still kind of dazed by tonight's episode of Doctor Who. I can't decide if it's a fantastic work of genius or a shaggy-dog story. Maybe both. But it's clearly Steven Moffat turning all of his favorite tropes up to 11. And I came away feeling, more than ever, as though there's not much point debating Moffat's Who. » 9/14/14 11:33am 9/14/14 11:33am

Doctor Who's Ongoing Deconstruction of Heroism Takes A Hilarious Turn

The theme thus far in Doctor Who's eighth season seems to be "deconstructing heroes," most notably the Doctor. The Doctor's questioning whether he's a good man, but also the validity of his battle against evil. It's somewhat grim stuff — until this week's Robin Hood episode, when it turns swashbuckling and hilarious. » 9/07/14 1:00pm 9/07/14 1:00pm

Top 10 Most Ridiculously Overcomplicated Doctor Who Villain Schemes

The Doctor, that time-traveling alien mad scientist, is a clever man — but his foes often outsmart themselves. We may never know the Doctor's real name, but the Master's name is clearly Rube Goldberg. Here are the 10 most ludicrously byzantine plots that Doctor Who's baddies have cooked up. » 8/20/14 1:57pm 8/20/14 1:57pm

This Looper 8-Bit Game Trailer Shouldn't Exist But I'm Glad It Does

As far as I know, there's no video game tethered to Rian Johnson's upcoming sci-fi thriller. That's a shame, as Looper sports exactly the kind of fictional universe I'd like to expanded on in playable form. So, good for me then, that filmmaker Deepak Chetty did the next best thing by making a retro-styled trailer… » 8/27/12 8:30am 8/27/12 8:30am

The Past is Full of Great Time Travel Games, But I Want Them In My…

This morning, I received a link to a twenty-year-old video. It's the first-ever preview of The Journeyman Project, as shown at Macworld in 1992. Perhaps appropriately for a game about time travel, I felt a distinct sense of journeying into the past while I watched it. What once looked so painstakingly rendered now,… » 8/21/12 6:00pm 8/21/12 6:00pm

8-Bit George Washington and Adolf Hitler Fight With Cyborg Dinosaurs in…

Sure, you could debate legislative achievements and spheres of influence to determine who history's greatest leader was. But you could also imagine an old-school video game where Teddy Roosevelt and Josef Stalin—looking a lot like Nintendo's Mario—face off riding weaponized extinct giant lizards. Artist Jude Buffum… » 4/13/12 12:00am 4/13/12 12:00am