Monday, 12 March 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - 'The Stolen Earth'

Aye-aye, there’s been some thieving going down!

Yeah, sooooooo, it looks like some devil has only gone and half-inched the whole planet whilst no-one was looking. If it wasn’t for all the bloomin’ calamity its caused, we’d almost respect the culprit. But WHO has done this interplanetary burglarisation? WHY would they possibly do such a thing? DO they realise that this is going to mess with Daylight Savings Time?

Find out - as WHINE+SPACE look back at ‘The Stolen Earth’!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - 'Turn Left'

Ah, choices, choices!

You just can’t escape them. Perhaps it’s deciding whether or not to let yourself drown when killing a giant red spider. Maybe it’s deciding to play Rose in a really weird way. It could even be choosing whether or not to remember that the Holocaust happened - which Donna appears to wobble on a bit in this episode. But choosing to recognise genocide isn’t the only choice that Donna makes this week, oh no - she’s going to be choosing the very direction of her entire life. Will she choose right - or turn wrong?

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' commentary

The return of the one-inch man!

Yes, WHINE+SPACE have reached the point in our pre-Avengers retrospective where we cast our eyes back over James Gunn’s sequel to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. How will ‘Vol. 2’ shape up to its immensely popular predecessor, in retrospect? Will the LOLZ fly as thick and fast as they did in the cinema? Will we approve of the film’s focus on Starlord’s father? Will we ever verbalise that ‘unspoken thing’ that lies between us?

Friday, 16 February 2018

'Black Panther' review

WHINE+SPACE returns to the marvellous world of…um, Marvel, as we review the hotly anticipated ‘Black Panther’! We last saw T’challa onscreen in 2016’s ‘Avengers 3: Captain America’s Civil War’ and since then the subject of race and representation has become less and less relevant, essentially disappearing from the headlines. Um, wait. No. The opposite.

With ‘Black Panther’ coming at what might be just the right time, we sit down and discuss what we thought of the film and what it means for the future of superhero movies, and indeed Hollywood cinema in general.

Monday, 12 February 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - 'Midnight'

Oh, what a night!

Rather than take four to six months off in between episodes of the Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast, we’ve decided to be unpredictable wild men by leaping back into the fray - and this time we’re focusing on one of the most unusual and well regarded episodes of Who out there - Russell T-Dog’s ‘Midnight’.

The odds are stacked against old T-Dog. An episode that has to be written at top speed to replace one being ejected from the line-up. A tiny amount of time. An insignificant budget. But, like the certified wizard he is, T-Dog takes these restrictions - and delivers us something really rather special

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Looking back at ‘The Last Jedi’ - and the future of Star Wars

It seems crazy to think that just a couple of months ago, we were waiting for ‘The Last Jedi’ with feverish anticipation. At this stage it feels like the head spinning events of RiRi Johnson’s film have been with us forever. The death of Snoke. Rey’s parents. Luke trying to sexually assault his nephew.

All these, and many more, left Star Wars fandom clutching our collective pearls, so WHINE+SPACE decided it was time for us to look back at the film with a bit of distance and try and get our heads around what’s next for the Star Wars saga - and what options lay in front of JJ as he embarks upon prepping 'Episode IX: Return of the JJ'

Monday, 29 January 2018

'Doctor Strange' commentary

The countdown to ‘The Avengers: The Infinite War’ is well under way, so it seemed only appropriate for WHINE+SPACE to take a look back at several of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that have slipped through the cracks in recent years - naturally starting with everyone’s favourite Mister Doctor, the master of magnetism, the inexplicably skilled ‘Doctor Strange’! But with the two sides of the podcast split on whether ‘Strange’ is The Shit, or just Shit, the board is set for a cataclysmic conflict for the ages!

Monday, 22 January 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - ‘Forest of the Dead’

Join the Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast as we return to The Library to evaluate the conclusion to a seminal story in New Who - and one that charted the path for much of the Moffat era that was to come. How did River’s memory end up in her screwdriver? Has the Doctor condemned her to an eternal sentence of imprisonment? Do we prefer our moons to be doctors or eggs?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - 'Silence in the Library'

Aaaand we’re back!

So many things have changed since we last spoke. Old Stevey Moffat went and retired to enjoy a life of sun, sex and sangria on the beaches of Ibiza. Also, Doctor Who himself, Peter Capaldi, only went and decided he’d had enough of his willy and that he wanted to see if the grass truly is greener on the other side. Who'd have thought it?

But what better way to honour the departed Moffat and Capaldi duo, than by heading back to when Moffat was first announced as the incoming showrunner, to before we’d ever seen Capaldi’s cue cards or Smith’s fez- to when we first met Professor River Song and realised that, under Moffat, the Doctor’s personal life was indeed about to go fully timey wimey!

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Doctor Who - 'Twice Upon a Time' commentary

It's the end of an era!

We can scarcely believe it, but the day has finally come where we’re not only saying goodbye to our beloved Doctor, in the form of the versatile and consistently delightful Peter Capaldi, we’re also dealing with a far bigger change - we’re finally bidding adieu to Steven Moffat, who’s been running this show sincere whole damn time we’ve even been podcasting.

It’s a huge change, a huge step forward - but what of the episode in front of us? Does Capaldi get the farewell he deserves? Does Moffat do himself proud? Do we ever stop talking?