How do you introduce a whole new generation to your long-running sci-fi show? Ursa takes a look at Nu-Who’s first Doctor, his first story arc, and why some companions just don’t cut it.
Author: Sursum Ursa
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!
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.
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.
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.
Christmas is over, and Ursa has a message for Matt Smith: you deserved better. She talks “The Time of the Doctor”, consequences, stirring speeches, and hollow threats. Oh, and wooden Cybermen. Can’t forget those.
‘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.
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!
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 …
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.
What better month than October for Ursa to review the books she tried to talk about back in episode 70? This is Mira Grant’s Newsflesh trilogy: zombies, bloggers, government, privacy, terrorism, tr…
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?”
In which I talk CrashCourse, Lean In, applicability, chicken and egg situations, why this book is like a veggie buffet, and why that apparently upsets people.
In this episode: fashion, entry-level jobs, entitlement, ambition, the impeccable Miranda Priestly, and the price of success. Also: Anne Hathaway, impractical shoes, and how to get fired from NerdQuest.
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…
In which Ursa sings, Sofie sings, a mysterious man in a mask sings, and also, we talk a bit about Phantom of the Opera. Because nothing says “Happy 75th Episode!” like The Plot, It Goeth Thusly: The Song!
Ursa rounds up this mini-series with a look at fandom, why it’s like belonging to a religion or a political movement, the need to belong, and giving away pieces of your heart. She also talks Nerdfighters, Gryffindor scarves, and her first-ever convention panel (squeee!).
In this episode, Ursa talks Harry Potter slash and fanfic, and why Sherlock, Supernatural and Lord of the Rings all have so much of both, and discusses two hot guys making out as an expression of female desire. …Wait, what?
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!
No, not the tournament, it’s Wimbledon, the tennis-based romantic comedy! You know, the one where a last-hope English dude (hooray, Paul Bettany!) wins Wimbledon and has sex with a hot American player? That one. And… hold on just a second. Does that random extra playing a ball boy look a bit… familiar to anyone else?