"Variety is the spice of life and status quo is the starch. The star that shines brightest is all the more glorious for its brevity. Or, to bring the metaphor down to a broader cultural level, The Simpsons has been running for 21 seasons and
hasn't been good since the fifth!"
"I should also, I suppose, briefly disclaim regarding the Colin Baker era, given that it is possibly the most contentious era of Doctor Who there is, save possibly the Sylvester Mccoy era. Actually, it's not even particularly contentious — almost everybody finds massive fault with it. It's more that there's an elaborate blame game, with all of the primary sources having massive axes to grind with the other primary sources and generally suggesting that the era would have been great if it weren't for X. (Generally X is either John Nathan-Turner or Eric Saward.) I tend to agree with the assessment that the Colin Baker years are deeply, deeply flawed. I think the problems are far, far deeper than what can be laid at the feet of one or even two particular creative forces."
"Timelash is on the short list of serials broadly agreed to be 'the worst
Doctor Who stories ever.' Given how prone science-fiction fans are to bickering about absolutely everything, and how impossible it is to find consensus, thatís really saying something. More than that, it ranks with quite a few Colin Baker stories among that list. I canít help but wonder if part of the problem with Bakerís tenure isnít a lack of classic episodes (Revelation of the Daleks and Vengeance on Varos surely count), but the batting average skewed by so many truly terrible stories... Whatís really weird about Bakerís terrible episodes is the fact that they all seem to suffer from the same problems. Thereís no attempt to learn from past mistakes or to rectify those problems."
"Isnít this the season where Brannon Braga took a backseat so he could start planning Enterprise? I never thought I would say this but bring him back! Seasons five and six under his supervision might have had more bad episodes than you can shake a stick at but at least there were some good episodes tossed in just to make a change. Season seven to this point has literally been one underwritten nightmare after another and should give the audience a warning 'Abandon hope all ye that enter hereÖ'"
David: I hope an Xbox Achievement pops up when Clark finally flies in the finale.
: I think we
should get the achievement for making it all the way through to the end of the season. Or at least hazard pay.
and David Uzumeri on Smallville
"One season of how to make a successful comic book-style television show, followed by three seasons of monstrous fuck ups."
"They can't just cancel a show like Alphas. They have to help the viewers let go. Firefly did a movie to wrap things up, Buffy the Vampire Slayer continued on as a comic book, Heroes gradually lowered the quality season by season, 'til we were grateful it ended."