Author: Sursum Ursa

VIDEO: Doctor Who's Rose Tyler: a tribute

It’s time for some more New Who on Stuff You Like, and where better to start than with the Ninth Doctor’s first companion? Was she really a teen pop star? Why is everything super-fast in the first episode? Do all British mothers behave like Jackie Tyler? Some of these questions and more answered as we take a look at Rose Marian Tyler!

VIDEO: Pacific Rim (2013)

Ursa’s never really been aware of the “giant robots punching giant monsters” genre up to now, but… Rinko Kikuchi, optimism, two Science Guys, Idris Elba, Guillermo del Toro’s visual storytelling of pretty, and Charlie Hunnam’s abs? Yeah, I think she’s sold.

VIDEO: Sherlock “His Last Vow”

As it turns out, Ursa was wrong about the finale, and she’s kind of glad about it. Spoilers, y’all; we’re diving into the series 3 finale of Sherlock, before returning to our regularly scheduled hiatus. Let’s hope it’s less than two years this time.

VIDEO: Sherlock “The Empty Hearse” / “The Sign of Three”

It’s been two years in the making, but Sherlock is back for series three! What did Ursa make of “The Empty Hearse”? Was there love, hate, or total indifference for “The Sign of Three”? And can we expect to see more Molly Hooper this time around? The answer to the last one is “yes”. For the answers to the others, you’ll need to watch the episode.

VIDEO: Love Actually (2003)

‘Tis the season for love, actually, with Hugh Grant as Prime Minister, more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus Christ, and innumerable subplots. Or at least, the three subplots Ursa thinks are most interesting.

VIDEO: Doctor Who “The Day of the Doctor”

Oh, the spoilers! Did you like it? Did you love it? Did you hate it? Were you totally indifferent? Ursa talks Doctor Who, the 50th anniversary special, another fangirl stand-in, John Hurt, David Tennant, Billie Piper, Matt Smith, Christopher Eccleston, and Peter Capaldi’s Angry Eyes. Here’s to the next fifty years!

RAW FEED: 81: Spheres of Influence

It’s been a long time since that first review, huh? But the sequel to Grand Central Arena is out, and man, it’s BRILLIANT. Bonkers, admittedly, and full of references to things that I don’t really …

VIDEO: Shaun of the Dead (2004)

It’s Halloween, and Ursa’s trying (not very successfully) to be spooky. It probably wasn’t the best idea to review Shaun of the Dead, AKA “A romantic comedy. With zombies,” but she’s trying anyway. Even if this video is more about harsh truths than horror.

VIDEO: Unbreakable (2000)

Ursa kicks off October with Unbreakable, one of the few M. Night Shyamalan movies with a twist that makes sense. Come for the Bruce Willis, stay for Samuel L. Jackson, deconstruction of the superhero genre, and “Ohhh…how did I not see that coming?”

VIDEO: Welcome to Night Vale

Ursa reviews a podcast posing as news, ads, and announcements for a fictional desert community where the sun is hot, the gay love interest is beautiful, and strange fangirlish notions pass through our heads as we try to sleep. Also, there’s a floating cat. Welcome to Night Vale…

VIDEO: Harry Potter and the philosopher's themes

Did you know the Harry Potter series is now sixteen years old? No? Feel old yet? Never mind, because Harry and friends were Ursa’s Very First Fandom, and she’d like to take you on a trip down memory lane. Movies, books, and fandom ahoy: it’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Themes!