Author: Sursum Ursa

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!

VIDEO: Wimbledon (2004)

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?

VIDEO: Zombie Strippers! (2008)

It had to happen eventually, right? Ursa and the Porn Critic team up (in person!!) to review Zombie Strippers!, starring Jenna Jameson and Robert Englund, where undead boobs meet existentialism, George W. Bush jokes, and contempt for the audience! Wait, what?

VIDEO: The Honor Harrington Series

It's Ursa's birthday, so she's celebrating with a woman who kicks butt and takes names... in spaaaaaaace! It's the Honorverse series of books that transplants the adventures of Horatio Hornblower into the 41st century (and into a female protagonist). Also featuring Prince Zuko, the suspiciously familiar Ode to Exposition, and a special appearance by our own Porn Critic!

VIDEO: Star Trek (2009)

Ursa takes a newbie's-eye view of the 2009 Star Trek movie, and talks lens flares, Chris Pine, and how this movie relates to Jeremy Brett. No, really. This episode also includes a completely spoiler-free "review" (read: extended impressions session) of Star Trek Into Darkness. Caution: May contain Benedict Cumberbatch.