Category Archives: Doctor Who

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 December 27

2020 Annual Finale!

The year is going out with a different looking line up, first, we have our regular series, with Pennyworth giving us a double helping of magic and Stormclouds.  The Expense gives no description, but if you’ve been watching, you know which disaster is going to be foremost on their minds.  Additionally, Discovery rounds out their third season, having discovered the future’s inciting incident cause, then losing everything.

We have two specials to start the new year, one as The Doctor saves earth from The Daleks, and one from Mrs Brown’s flashbacks.  If that’s not enough, we also have the next big episode dumps of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to finish out the chilling 2020, and Cobra Kai to kick off 2021!

Hoping 2020 didn’t destroy anything you love, and hoping that 2021 is better for all of us, Happy New Year!

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 December 6

As we crawl towards the end of the year, the seasons crawl to their end as well.  Daleks wraps up its animated offering, The Mandalorian takes a fan-favorite (and a clone) with him on his Penultimate episode, Will and Lyra chase their golden compass on the Anti-penultimate episode of His Dark Materials, and Discovery gives us the first of a two parter.  Seems kinda sparse, but on the horizon for next week is a return of a favorite butler and a miner skirmish.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 29

If the delay is the new seasons have you depressed, take heart in the fact that between Discovery and Mandalorian we are getting some of the best examples of the two biggest franchises in our genre.  This week, Discovery travels to Books homeworld, and Mando continues to reel back from learning that The Child has a name.  His Dark Materials has our kids quest to retrieve their golden compass.  The Good Doctor struggles with teaching.  If you are still looking for animation the Ducks have Scrooge and Santa Claus team up, and the Daleks continue their game of cat and mouse in the universe of 90’s level CGI.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 November 22

This week on the Television Table, we get Discovery and some 32nd century Vulcans, while the Mandalorian gets some Jedi.  Meanwhile His Dark Materials shows us what happens when Lyra disbelieves her golden compass.  The Dalek’s CGI videos over on YouTube continue as the Strategist and Emperor try to escape the green blob that is after them, and The Good Doctor steps up his relationship.

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Doctor Who Review: “Ascension of the Cybermen” and “The Timeless Children”

The two-part conclusion of this season feels like old-time Doctor Who, but it also retcons a good deal of what we know, and raises questions that, presumably, will be the focus of the next season. Certainly, they didn’t answer them in this one.

We do, however, get to meet the Doctor’s mother, and we encounter a new mystery in the form of this Irish lad named Brendan.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 February 30

It’s a light week, and it is getting lighter as The Doctor ends her season when she takes on the Cybermen.  On Better Call Saul, Jimmy’s business enters new territory, our post!  Black Lightning goes it alone again as the only show on this week from his Disappearing Compatriots.  Our Good Doctor Shaun also ventures into unknown territory with a new mystery disease.  Riverdale gets an Alice Copper documentary.  Picard works with Soji to let her figure out what she is.  Also, if you didn’t rush through it, Altered Carbon’s second season is still out there.

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Doctor Who Discussion: “Ascension of the Cybermen”

This season’s penultimate episode delivers a fairly solid story, makes effective use of location filming, provides clues to the latest destruction of Gallifrey, and introduces a mystery that will obviously be central to the conclusion: Who is Brendan? If nothing else, we have a Doctor Who episode that, for the most part, should please viewers both traditional and new.

We’ll post a proper review next week, after Part Two airs. Meanwhile, here’s a place to offer opinions, ask questions, and explain your timeless theories about Brendan’s identity.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2020 February 23

The week seems severely front loaded, with most of the shows appearing this week, but there is still a surprise on Thursday.  Before that, we travel time as Doctor Who races to the future to deal with the effects of the information given out at the end of last week.  In calmer settings across the pond, the midwives deal with being homeless and drug addiction.  Bet you didn’t see that coming, huh?  Then, our Doggedly Caped heroes hit with new villains for Batwoman and Supergirl taking a look back for her 100th episode.  Black Lightning (who does not have a cape) returns to Freeland to fight the epic battle, still without his new heroic friends in his new earth.  The Flash has some more monkey business with Grodd, and the Legends shout Khan.  The Good Doctor autopsies last week’s breakup.  The Riverdale teens play the I Know What You Did Last Summer game.  On Star Trek: Picard, Jean-Luc has to confront his time as a Borg again.  That’s all that’s visible on my weekly schedule, which leaves the rest of the weekend to binge Altered Carbon season 2, this time with Falcon taking over the lead role.

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