Posts by: Christian Bone

5 of the most disastrous weddings in ‘Doctor Who’

While classic Doctor Who was famously romance-free for the most part, 21st century Who – and its associated productions – seems to have had as many weddings as a soap opera. And if you live in the Whoniverse, you are just as unlikely to have a trouble-free nuptials as if you lived in Walford or...

Every Cybermen story in ‘Doctor Who’ ever, ranked from worst to best

Happy golden fiftieth anniversary, Cybermen! Almost as old as Doctor Who itself, those silver nemeses have grown from just another monster of the week to become the only other creatures to rival the Daleks in longevity and iconography. Over the years, they have featured as the primary villains of 16 Doctor Who stories (with a...

‘Black Mirror’ review: ‘Hated in the Nation’ has some real gut-punch moments

Netflix’s new run of Black Mirror goes out with a real sting in this feature-length instalment… Despite every episode having the scope of a movie, Season 3’s finale ‘Hated in the Nation’ is the first regular Black Mirror episode stretched out to 90 minutes. Yes, there was 2014’s festive special ‘White Christmas’, but that was an...

‘Black Mirror’ review: ‘Men Against Fire’ does zombies with a powerful twist

Black Mirror does zombies! For a show that loves playing with scary future scenarios, it is surprising it took this long. Unsurprisingly, though, there is a twist in the tale… ‘Men Against Fire’ follows Stripe, a soldier fighting in Denmark as part of a global mission to rid the world of “roaches” – zombie-like creatures...

9 British TV series that ‘Doctor Who’ fans should watch this autumn

Cheer up, Doctor Who fans! Just because the TARDIS won’t be materialising on our screens this autumn doesn’t mean that there isn’t any great telly to watch over the coming months. Here are nine British dramas – some brand new, some coming back for second or third seasons – that Whovians should be watching…   Crazyhead This...

7 stars who appeared in ‘Doctor Who’ before they were famous

Many Doctors and companions have gone on to great (but not greater, of course!) things after leaving Doctor Who. The show is often also lucky enough to nab up-and-coming young actors for guest roles before they make their way to fame and fortune. Some of them played fan favourites and Who viewers got to see...

Rewind: ‘The Green Hornet’ (1966-1967) revisited

While the 1960s Batman TV series has gone down as an icon of pop culture, its spin-off show has been lost in time. Fifty years to the month since the show first aired, we take a look back at The Green Hornet…   What was it about? After the breakout popularity of Batman, producer William...

Rewind: ‘The Prisoner’ revisited

50% spy show. 50% social satire. 100% great telly. Exactly fifty years since the series began filming, we take a look back at the bonkers masterpiece that was The Prisoner.   No. 1: What is it about? A British secret agent resigns from his job for unknown reasons. Shortly afterwards, he is kidnapped and taken to the...

5 reasons you need to be watching ‘The Blacklist’

You might think that crime drama is an over-saturated genre on US TV, with so many doing the rounds that they all just blur into one. What that does mean, however, is that the best ones really have to be special to stand out from the crowd. One of the greatest US crime dramas currently on our screens is The Blacklist, which...