Old Acquaintances Not Forgotten: The Daleks Return in Doctor Who’s “Resolution”

Three brave tribes have gathered the remains of a dangerous creature in the 9th century. They divide the remains amongst three warriors called the Three Custodians and vow to bury and guard the remains for all time. Two warriors succeed in their journeys home to Anuta Island and Siberia respectively, but the third falls prey …

Favorites: Top Five Episodes of Black Mirror (S1-S4)

Here at 25YLSite, we handle a lot of heavy lifting. Analysis, interpretation, deep discussion, introspective interviews…you name it, we've got it. "Favorites" takes a lighter approach to the material we normally cover. Each week, we will take you through a list of favorites---whether it's moments, scenes, episodes, characters, lines of dialogue, whatever!---in bite-sized articles perfect …

Doctor Who’s “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”  Ends Not With a Bang but a Whimper

A familiar villain seeks revenge. Two people have their faith used against them. And the Doctor must restore the universe. Sounds like a high-key finale for “Doctor Who,” right? The episode opens in present day on the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, which is inhabited by a micro-species called the Ux. The lone two members …

Doctor Who: 55YL

23 November 2018 marks Doctor Who's 55th anniversary—not as flashy as the 50th, with all its merchandising, special documentaries, and the worldwide broadcast of a very expensively-made multi-Doctor episode shot in 3D, but it's still worth noting. For a show to have a near-continuous run for that long (there was that unfortunate fallow period in the …

Light in Dark Times: Doctor Who’s “The Tsuranga Conundrum” Continues Its Journey Towards Hope

A pilot with a weak heart. A cute but dangerous alien dead set on draining a medical ship of its energy. Male pregnancy and the hardships of being a parent. All these obstacles and more make up the bulk of “The Tsuranga Conundrum.” The episode starts simply enough, with the Doctor and her companions surveying …

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: Teamwork Wins the Day in Doctor Who’s “The Ghost Monument”

"Okay you three. I’m almost gonna miss you." That's what the Doctor said to Ryan, Yaz, and Graham as she pointed her newly made sonic screwdriver at a homemade teleport device. She thought she'd be reunited with her beloved TARDIS and settle into her new life cycle. Instead, she and her newly minted companions found themselves …