Advance Preview: Doctor Who - Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror is a Fun Look into the Past

Doctor WhoTonight, an all-new episode of Doctor Who, “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror,” written by Nina Metivier and directed by Nida Manzoor airs on BBC America. Something goes wrong when Nikola Tesla (Goran Visnjic)’s generator plant on Niagara Falls is sabotaged. Could it be his rival, Thomas Edison (Robert Glenister), and did Tesla really receive a message from Mars? The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her team must help uncover the threat and save Tesla - and the planet - before it’s too late.


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Advance Preview: Doctor Who - Orphan 55 - Season 12 Continues to Impress

**This is a spoiler-free preview review. My detailed recap will be available he soon.**

Doctor WhoTonight, on BBC America, on an all-new Doctor Who, the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her friends take a vacation at a luxury resort. The Tranquility Spa seems to have it all, but it’s full of dangerous secrets, and all is not tranquil when ferocious monsters attack. The episode was written by Ed Hime, directed by Lee Haven Jones, and guest stars Laura Fraser and James Buckley.

I do love the mythology on Doctor Who, and although unsurprisingly none of last week’s plot points were addressed, it was nice to get back to a monster-of-the-week episode with “Orphan 55.” To me, the episodic shows have more replay value.

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Doctor Who - Spyfall Part Two - 12.02 - Recap

**The following is a detailed recap of the episode, which means it's full of spoilers. Please don’t read any further until you’ve watched it. You can also check out my spoiler-free review from earlier today if you prefer**

Doctor WhoIn “Spyfall: Part Two,” The Doctor wakes up in the place with the hanging tentacles where Yaz had previously been, talking to herself and trying to figure out what to do.

Meanwhile, the rest of the gang is still on the crashing plane without a pilot. They struggle to figure out what to do, holding on for life.

On the wall near the floor, Ryan finds a plaque that has his name and another with an arrow. He follows the signs until he finds a pamphlet on “how to land a plane without a cockpit.”

Back with the Doctor, she sees a sort of spark, like electricity moving through the tentacles, which she follows. She questions what it could be.

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Advance Preview: Doctor Who - Skyfall Part Two Keeps the Momentum Going

**This is a spoiler-free preview review. My detailed recap is now available here.**

Doctor WhoTonight, the second part of the Doctor Who premiere, “Skyfall: Part Two,” written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Lee Haven Jones, airs on BBC America. In the conclusion of the spy thriller, the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) has been separated from her friends, who must find their way without their leader. They must work from all sides to stop the Master, who always seems one step ahead, as humanity is about to be destroyed by the plan he has set in motion.

After last week’s episode, I was worried that part two couldn’t keep up the momentum it had built with the crazy reveal at the end. Thankfully it was for naught, as the story is filled with just as much action and adventure, and this time also some of the fantastic humor that the show is known for. I love that Chibnall is changing up the story and moving things in a brand-new direction. There is so much packed in the episode; they could have easily made a three-part premiere, considering each episode has a longer run time as well.

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Advance Preview: Dracula - The New Dark and Creepy Mini-Series Comes to Netflix

DraculaToday, the new series, which recently premiered on BBC One, Dracula, drops on Netflix. Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, the creepy retelling of the vampire tale follows Jonathan Harker (John Heffernan) in his account of becoming a prisoner of Count Dracula (Claes Bang) after coming to work for him in Transylvania. He recounts the events to Sister Agatha (Dolly Wells) from leaving the love of his fiancé, Mina, through his escape from the vampire.

The creators have managed to set the perfect atmosphere right from the beginning. The lighting, costumes, and the sets especially help to really transport you into Victorian times. The manor is gorgeous and creates an unsettling feeling with its many dark and winding stairs and hallways. Overall everything is very foreboding, and you never know what Harker will find around the corner.

The makeup effects are also very well done, and they did a fantastic job with changing Dracula and his victims in stages.

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Doctor Who - Spyfall Part One - 12.01 - Post Mortem

**Following the review is a detailed recap of the episode. Note that there are many spoilers for episode 12.01 in both the review and the recap, so please don’t read any further until you’ve watched it. You can also check out my spoiler-free review from earlier today if you prefer**

Doctor WhoQuite a lot happened in tonight’s season premiere, and I absolutely loved it. The overall spy theme was quite fun, giving it a unique flair without being silly, and it just seemed very grand, from the locations to all the action sequences like the out of control killer car, the motorcycle chase, and jumping onto a moving plane. There was even a bomb. It was definitely fit for a premiere.

As always, the cast was superb. I appreciated how they first showed the companions and how they have been absent from their family and friends due to their travels with the Doctor. It’s also nice to get a bit of their lives away from her.

There was some great dialog between Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Ryan (Tosin Cole), and I really enjoyed them going undercover as journalist and photographer with their spy gadgets. Ryan was cute being nervous, and Yaz really took the reins, getting done what they had to do.

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Advance Preview: Doctor Who - Skyfall Part One: An Epic Premiere That Will Leave You Gasping

**This is a spoiler-free preview review. My full reaction and a detailed recap is now available here.**

Doctor WhoTonight BBC America premieres season twelve of the hugely popular series Doctor Who, with part one of two entitled “Spyfall - Part One,” with the conclusion premiering on Sunday on both the network and in theaters. In the episode, intelligence agents from around the globe are being attacked by an alien race. MI6 is at a loss and turns to the only one who might be able to help, The Doctor (Jody Whittaker). Can Team TARDIS figure out the conspiracy and save the planet?

The episode, which was written by Chris Chibnall and Directed by Jamie Magnus Stone, guest stars Stephen Fry as head of MI6, Agent C, who recruits the team into the world of espionage, and Sir Lenny Henry CBE as Daniel Barton, head of tech company Vor. Also introduced is Sachs Dhawan as Agent O.

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Orphan Black: The Next Chapter - Episode 10 Review & Recap

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Orphan Black: The Next ChapterToday SerialBox released the final episode of season one of Orphan Black: The Next Chapter, by Malka Older.

I was curious to see how the story would be wrapped up in the last episode, and it does not disappoint.

One storyline focuses on Delphine and Cosima taking down General Eloise Thibault, who tries to blame the riot in the village on the clones. Ending with Cosima going live on television with Delphine to defend and then discuss the clones, was a great story point. I think in the end it will do Cosima a world of good to talk it out.

The other main story is of course Art’s rescue. I was pleased how everyone got involved, even Charlotte, and of course any time one clone pretends to be another is a lot of fun.

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Orphan Black: The Next Chapter - Episode 9 Review & Recap

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Orphan Black: The Next ChapterSerial Box released the new episode of Orphan Black: The Next Chapter a day early this week. The episode is titled, “Which Aspect We Embrace,” and was written by Michell Baker and E.C. Myers.

This week’s installment has three main storylines. The majority of the episode follows what happens in the Nasqwine’g village. Reinforcements arrive to help Kira and Em, and with their help, eventually they are able to stop the mosquito drones from killing most of the villagers. Kurzmann is also arrested.

The second storyline deals with Jay and Art, who go to meet with Davis, because Jay thinks that perhaps they can get some information from him. It backfires, and he and his men capture Art and send Jay back to the clones to trade Sturgis’s weapon for Art’s life.

Lastly, Charlotte finally admits to being the one who was responsible for the press finding out about clones.

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Orphan Black: The Next Chapter - Episode 8 Review & Recap

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Orphan Black: The Next ChapterToday Serial Box released the eighth episode of Orphan Black: The Next Chapter. The episode is titled “A Harvest of Survivors” and was written by Madeline Ashby.

Once I started it, I quickly realized that this was the episode I had been waiting for. It was so great to have Vivi meet the other clones in person and see everyone’s reactions. I was surprised Sarah took to her fairly quickly.

Maslany was, as always, brilliant in her reading, bringing all the characters to life. It’s easy to differentiate between clones by her voice, even without being able to see them.

Speaking of seeing them, there are so many wonderful scenes in this episode that I would love to be able to see on television. I can so easily envision Alison and Donnie in the sex club, which was so funny to hear about. All of the characters in the book continue to feel so much like the originals.

While the main part of the episode was dealing with the clones’ next step, another important part was, of course, Rachel’s meeting with Davis. I enjoyed her cunning, but was surprised and somewhat confused by her reaction to not wanting him to hurt Kira. I feel like there must be some story there that as a viewer (and reader) we haven’t been privy to that must have taken place between the series and the book. This ended up being the most intriguing part to me, because it was so unexpected.

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