So, first of all, I have a bit of nice news – after polling the people who have backed the Patreon to fund reviews of Season Eight, the consensus is that people want the reviews to be open for everyone to read, which means those will be posting right here, replacing the Waffling for Saturdays. I will get reviews together as fast as I reasonably can so that people can have a discussion thread for the episodes as well.
Given that the Patreon backers are being so nice, you might consider joining them, not least because my apartment just ran out of heating oil, which means that half the Patreon is already spoken for, because it’s always bloody something isn’t it.
I want to talk a bit about the reviews at some point, if only to muse about the difference between writing TARDIS Eruditorum and writing episode reviews as the season goes, and on what criticism that’s based in the immediate present ought do differently than criticism that’s historicized, but that may be a next week topic anyway. In fact, I think that’s probably best.
Meanwhile, the Williams book has one and a bit extra essays left, which I’m hoping to take out this weekend.
As for talking, as we’re now exiting the “big summer blockbuster” phase of the year, what was your favorite big film of the summer? What did you actually see? What did you opt to pass up? And is there anything left this year you’re really looking forward to, film-wise?