Review-Scoob!

Scoob! Had been in development at Warner Bros, for about six years. It made headlines a year or so ago, when long-time Shaggy voice actor, Matthew Lilliard revealed on Twitter that he hadn’t been asked back. I can’t help but feel that he missed a bullet here.

Scoob! suffers from the same fate as Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’ and Sony’s ‘Amazing Spider-Man-verse’. In both instances, the studios tried to launch an entire universe. Before establishing one solid film.
This film also has the chore of re-introducing the world to everyone’s favourite ghost hunting adventurous, whilst setting up the wider Hanna-Barbera universe. Such as; the Blue Falcon and Dynomutt, Captain Caveman, and Whacky Racers. The film also went through several creative-team switch-ups and a major theatrical-release shift, moving from September 2018 to May 2020 and then, well. You know what happened in May 2020.

The animation is incredibly well done. Director Tony Cervone, was clearly inspired by the colourful nature of the original cartoon series. The actors all bring their A-game. Will Forte makes a great Shaggy. As always, Frank Welker is great as Scooby-Doo. However, the weak plot and shoe-horning of Hanna-Barbera properties really let this film down.

Scoob! is available digitally on-demand

Episode 227: Doctor Who-Survival

Martyn, Sam, and Chris discuss the 1989 episode of Doctor Who ‘Survival’.

Survival is the final serial of the 26th season and also the final story of the original 26-year run of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was originally broadcast in three weekly parts on BBC1 from 22 November to 6 December 1989. It marks the final regular television appearance of Anthony Ainley as the Master and of Sophie Aldred as Ace. It is also the last regular television appearance of Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor.

Journalist Matthew Sweet has described Survival as “a parable about Thatcherism”. In the serial, the renegade Time Lord the Master kidnaps humans from contemporary Perivale and uses the teenager Midge (Will Barton) to facilitate his escape from the disintegrating planet of the Cheetah People.

We’ve covered this story once before, listen here.

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Episode 224: Series 12

In which two angry men, talk to one heavily medicated man, about the last three episodes of series 12 of Doctor Who. The trio discuss the strange times of Covid 19 and the recent positivity its brought about within the Doctor Who fandom. Which saw the likes of Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat and, Matt Smith join Twitter for a Doctor Who watch along. Episodes Included Rose, Day of the doctor, Vincent & The Doctor and, The eleventh hour.

Steven Moffat wrote a new short video, featuring Dan Starky reprising his role as Strax. Russell T Davies released a prequel and sequel to ‘Rose’. The prequel was written long before the concept of The War Doctor, was introduced by Steven Moffat. It featured the regeneration of Paul McGann’s incarnation of The Doctor, into Christopher Eccleston’s

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Episode 223: Doctor Who-Praxeus and can you hear me?

Martyn, Sam, and Chris are back. On episode 223 of The Bad WIlf Podcast, they discuss the Doctor Who episodes “Praxeus” and “Can you hear me?”.

In Praxeus, The Doctor and her companions investigate a bacterium that covers human bodies in a crystalline substance before disintegrating them. Aided by ex-police officer Jake, blogger Gabriela, and medical researcher Suki, they find Jake’s husband Adam in the early stages and take him to Suki’s lab to evaluate while Yaz and Gabriela explore the site where they found Jake, eventually finding a teleport to an alien location. The Doctor determines the bacterium is drawn to microplastics. Suki reveals she is from an alien race devastated by the bacterium they called Praxeus, and had come to Earth to evaluate it further for a cure. While the Doctor finds a cure for humans, using a willing Adam to test it, it cannot stop Praxeus from affecting Suki and soon disintegrates her. Travelling to Yaz’ location, they find they are under the Indian Ocean garbage patch, where Suki’s ship is located. They load the ship’s reserves with the antidote and set the ship to self-destruct in the atmosphere to disperse it, but Jake willingly pilots the vessel when the autopilot fails. The Doctor materialises the TARDIS around Jake, saving him moments before the explosion. With Praxeus stopped, the Doctor suggests Jake, Adam, and Gabriela travel the world together.

In ‘Can you hear me?’ The Doctor returns her companions home, where they simultaneously begin to experience supernatural events. Graham sees visions of an imprisoned girl telling him to find her, Ryan sees a mysterious figure cause his friend to vanish, and Yaz sees an unfamiliar woman among memories of her past. The Doctor, still in the TARDIS, receives a signal from 14th century Aleppo, where she meets a young woman named Tahira, a mental patient. Following their strange experiences, the companions contact the Doctor, who uses Graham’s visions to track the source of the nightmares. They are led to a ship in the future piloted by Zellin, who claims to be immortal and omnipotent.[4] After putting the companions and Tahira out of action, Zellin uses the Doctor’s instincts to free the imprisoned girl, Rakaya, another immortal being like himself, who has been feeding on their dreams. The Doctor tricks Zellin and Rakaya back into their imprisonment. Yaz repays an old debt to a police officer she met three years earlier.

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Episode 222: Doctor Who-Fugitive of the Judoon

Martyn, Chris and Sam discuss the Doctor Who episode “Fugitive of the Judoon”.

Fugitive of the Judoon” is the fifth episode of the twelfth series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One on the 26th of January 2020. It was written by Vinay Patel and current showrunner Chris Chibnall, and directed by Nida Manzoor.

The Judoon search modern-day Gloucester for a fugitive, and the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her companions Graham O’Brien (Bradley Walsh), Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), and Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) regulate the situation. The episode sees the return of John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, and introduces Jo Martin as Ruth Clayton, a character revealed to be a previously unseen incarnation of the Doctor.

The episode was watched by 5.57 million viewers overall and received mostly positive reviews from critics.

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Episode 221: Orphan 55/ Nikola Tesla’s night of terror

BENNIIIIIII!!! In which your dynamic trio discuss two episodes of Doctor Who. Chris liked Nikola Tesla’s night of terror, Martyn didn’t. Sam hasn’t seen it. Can Chris convince him to watch it, can Martyn convince him to skip it? Listen to find out.

“Orphan 55” is the third episode of the twelfth series of Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One on 12 January 2020. It was written by Ed Hime, and directed by Lee Haven Jones.

“Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror” is the fourth episode of the twelfth series of Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One on 19 January 2020. It was written by Nina Metivier, and directed by Nida Manzoor.

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Review-Terminator: Dark Fate

It’s no secret that the Terminator franchise has been in pretty bad shape for over two decades. First, a studio bought the rights to make Terminator 3: Rise of the machines, this was meant to jump-start a new trilogy. It didn’t. Then another studio bought the rights and made Terminator: Salvation. This was meant to jump-start a new trilogy. It didn’t, although the lighting was fantastic. Then, knowing there were only a few years left until the rights reverted back to James Cameron, another studio tried to cash in with the sequel/reboot Terminator: Genesis. This was meant to jump-start a new trilogy. It didn’t.


Finally, in 2017 the right reverted back to Cameron who acted as producer to this film, leaving the directing duties to Tim Miller (Deadpool). And this time, instead of focusing on John Connor, Terminator: Dark Fate follows his mother Sarah (Linda Hamilton) who is now older and battle weary. Her stare alone cuts through the screen with unwavering anger.

The main focus of this film is a young Mexican woman named Dani (Natalia Reyes). Dani is being chased by a new breed of Terminator, the Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna). Dani is being protected by an “enhanced” human from the future named Grace (Mackenzie Davis) who is able to trade blow-for-blow with a Terminator.

With Dark Fate, we get something of a reboot in terms of storytelling and in-universe continuity. Everything post-Terminator 2: Judgement Day, now exists in an alternate timeline that didn’t happen for these characters.

Dark Fate has a very different and interesting dynamic between the leads, even though she’s being protected. Dani isn’t a damsel in distress. She wants to fight, she knows she has to. She just doesn’t know-how. The film holds itself together pretty well, it respects its origins whilst building a new story. The action set pieces are fun and engaging, even if the CGI is a little dodgy at times.

Arnold Schwarzenegger also returns as another T-800-101 model and brings a bit more comedy to his role, than we normally see. He isn’t cracking jokes, but there are a few deadpan lines that break through the tension of the film.

The Rev-9 design is outstanding, easily the best Terminator we’ve seen since Robert Patrick’s T-1000. The Rev-9 is able to create a twin Terminator, to assist him with his mission.

Overall, I was really impressed by Terminator: Dark Fate. It’s a shame the audience has been burnt so many times by poor sequels, as this is more than a worthy successor for Terminator 2.

Episode 220: Doctor Who-Spyfall 1+2

Happy New Year!

In our first episode of 2020, Martyn, Chris and Sam discuss the first two episodes of series 12 of Doctor Who ‘Spyfall’.

Spyfall is the two-part premiere of the twelfth series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One on 1 January 2020, and concluded on 5 January 2020. It was written by showrunner and executive producer Chris Chibnall. The first episode was directed by Jamie Magnus Stone, and the second by Lee Haven Jones.

In the episodes, the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her companions Graham O’Brien (Bradley Walsh), Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), and Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) are enlisted by MI6 to investigate a format agent and alien threat. The episodes mark the return of the Master, as well as the return of Gallifrey, the Doctor’s home planet.

The two episodes were watched by 6.89 and 6.07 million viewers respectively and received generally positive reviews from critics.

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Episdode 219: Doctor Who Christmas specials-The RTD years

In which Martyn, Sam and Chris discuss the Doctor Who Christmas specials, that were overseen by Russell T Davies.

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