Category Archives: Doctor Who

Bureau 42 Review – Doctor Who – “Eve of the Daleks”

New Year’s Eve is really not an event, in that the only thing special about it is that we have our own, human-made calendar, and it happens to flip over on the next day.  It isn’t even accurate outside of a few miles thanks to time zones.  That means that it is purely made up for marking Time, which means we probably should have been celebrating it with Doctor Who all along.  This year, Chris continues his tradition of preferring New Years to the traditional holiday special, and bringing back our favorite holiday villains.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 December 26

Happy Boxing Day 📦 and welcome to the last update for 2021!  Season four of Cobra Kai drops, which I think makes this show  bigger than the movies that spawned it.  If you didn’t get enough animated magic for the holiday season, Zatanna is getting some more allies on Young Justice.  Mrs. Brown’s Boys continues the holiday specials, continuing Mammy’s holiday special.  Otherwise, The Doctor is our Holiday Special gateway into space, as she gets to face the Daleks again.  Our only two regularly scheduled shows are both taking place in the future, in space.  The Expanse deals with Ceres Station and Discovery also deals with the politics as the galaxy converges to discuss the DMA.

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Doctor Who Review: “The Vanquishers”

“It’s not like we haven’t had enough to do.”
–Doctor Who

The Flux ends in a chaotic mess of excessive plot threads, extraneous characters, unanswered questions, and wasted potential. The current Doctor will return on New Year’s for an encounter with the Daleks, but we’re no wiser about the mysteries and retcons added by Chris Chibnall, we’re possibly staring into a Whovian multiverse, and a certain arch-enemy of the Doctor’s is possibly back in play.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 December 5

There are a lot of old favorites returning this week, but first Doctor Who’s Season of Flux comes to a close.  The Flash’s event season continues, and I admit I hadn’t quite realized it was an event season until this description, and we get guest stars a plenty.  Guest stars continue to show up, as Riverdale is visited by a fan favorite Netflix witch.  The Wheel of Time has multiple faceoffs.  The Blacklist is the only other show to give us a description, telling us about an old crime family in therapy.  Hawkeye and Discovery also have new episodes, which don’t need descriptions to get me interested in them.  Adding to the list of description-less shows I am thrilled to watch, The Expanse returns for season six.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 November 28

I hope everyone has a quiet week with family, regardless of last week’s turkey consumption, because this week is lighter on television.  This week, Lost in Space will drop its third and final season.  The Doctor continues to uncover her past while sorting out The Flux, The Flash visits The Hall of Justice with Black Lightning, Riverdale makes Rivervale make tough choices,  Young Justice gives us some magic, and The Legends give us a Bebbo Christmas special.  Wheel of Time introduce some new faces.  We don’t get synopsis, but I am still most interested in Hawkeye and the crew of Star Trek: Discovery.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 November 21

A joyous (American) Thanksgiving to all our Bureaucrats this week.  We are thankful for you, dear readers.  I am also personally thankful for you patience and forgiving nature when I miss shows we should be letting you know about.  For example, last week Marvel’s Hit-Monkey first season dropped, and the live action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop (which I have already mainlined and finished.)  Newly appearing this week is the second half of Masters of the Universe: Revelation, and the first two episodes of Marvel’s new Hawkeye series, set with a winter holiday theme.  Our episodic entries this week, The Doctor (Who) visits 1967 and The Village of the Angels.  The Doctor (Good) visits wedding venues.  The Flash visits Black Lightning.  The Legends visit 1940s Seattle (and WWII.)  Batwoman is thematically relevant to the holiday as she has to mediate a Bat-family dispute.  Over on Riverdale (in Rivervale) we are visited by a vengeful spirit from their folklore.  Star Trek: Discovery doesn’t offer us a description, but be sure to read last week’s review to get an idea of where this week’s will (boldly) go.

[ETA: The Wheel of Time, thanks Visionary_Coward!]

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 November 14

The new blood arrives, as Riverdale, The Flash, and Star Trek: Discovery all return to the table.  In Riverdale, the show shifts to Rivervale, which sounds like a soft reboot.  The Flash starts up it’s eighth season with an Armageddon sized bang.  Discovery joins Prodigy with a complete lack of information other than episode number.  The Doctor continue to explore a planet that seems to somehow be the source of time.  The Good Doctor steps up to make it clear it’s not about a Time Lord with an episode about one heart.  The Legends of Tomorrow show up somewhere new and unknown, and meet a god in the bathroom.  Batwoman does some gardening.  Blacklist has Dembe discovering the downsides of working for the FBI.  Foundation gives us their season finale.

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