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John Rider, no more than 26, joins Special Operations.
Ash joins Special Operations.
Alex born in East London, England.
Strange story and stranger presentation. I've never been a fan of either Mark Strickson or Turlough and as in my reveiws I felt there were times Mark was brilliant and passable and then times where he was just plain awful. This story and maybe even Mark himself has the impression that Turlough was fond of "hippo" the boy he made fun of in MAWYDRYN UNDEAD. I don't know about you, but to me, he hates Hippo and treats him most unkindly. I"m not even sure that sub plot of him blaming Hippo was ever resolved and was Hippo thrown out. Even calling him Hippo was awful plus the actor wasn't fat IMO. Certainly when he was in THE TOMORROW PEOPLE he wasn't.
Good God. How much logical action can you pack into one book? Well, let's see, it all makes sense and it is all very exciting and dangerous more than a James Bond DVD collection, an entire season of Doctor Who, and well, anything involving kids who are spies in tongue in cheek fashion. This is NOT tongue in cheek at all and very dark and serious. Alex Rider finds himself in hospital after being seriously shot in the last book's last pages...and right smack in the middle of a botched kidnapping attempt...botched thanks to him and the use of an MRI machine...then held hostage, questioned, and left in a burning building. His escape from this burning building is one of the most memorable images from the books yet!
These are the worst two episodes of MERLIN ever. Im not sure what they were thinking and maybe, just maybe as one 41 min episode it might have been okay or even slightly funny. As it stands, it's not. It's not the guest stars' faults because they are good. Sarah Parish, who may or may not be the woman from NANNY MCPHEE and WICKED is excellent as a woman who is really not a woman at all but a disgusting troll who on screen eats shits and maggot ridden bad fruit. And farts. It's not funny as it was in ALIENS OF LONDON/WORLD WAR 3 on DOCTOR WHO but crosses the line into true grossness. The story seems to be finding itself amusing when its really not, seems to be just passing the time, and repeats a great deal from season one and this season.
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For Earth-date: Thursday, the 26th of Nov. 2009
A special Thanksgiving edition
Happy Birthday to Who, Dreamland, Karen Gillan's 9 Year Old Cousin to Follow Footsteps, The Sarah Jane Adventures Strong Numbers, The End of Time is Coming, Jeffrey Tambor Joins David Tennant, David Tennant Has Nothing to Say, David Tennant Does Have Something to Say for Christmas, and more.
Last season's LANCELOT ep was a really good one and yeah he returns here. Morgana gets more and more ...wimpy with each passing episode and ...while her loyalty to Gwen is still strong and admirable, I could last season's Morgana wanting to go with Arthur to save Gwen, too. I mean if Merlin went along...there's plenty of mirth here between Arthur and Merlin as Arthur confesses his love for Gwen...and keeps it hidden or tries to. Merlin sees through it. Meanwhile, Gwen is captured by some gross guy with a band of gross guys. There's a big giant rat monster that's pretty cool looking and some more of them in a cave in an impressive series of scenes. I don't know about Lancelot becoming...tired of himself and of life. I mean a guy that is that good looking and has that sort of skill with a sword...it just doesn't really fly. He must have a home place, a home life, or someone who might want to, well, DO him!