Spirited Away [50 New-Old Movies for the 51st Year #8]

A couple of months ago, I turned 50 years old!  And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which cam out in each year of my life (thus the “Old-New” terminology), and then write a bit about it.  This is Post #8.  Spoilers ahead.  

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Sherlock Holmes, Blake’s 7, Jeremiah Bourne, Cicero–a Big Finish sampler

In the wake of the whole COVID-19 pandemic, Big Finish–most famous for their original and licensed Doctor Who audios–began to release a variety of projects for free on a weekly basis.  Some of these were related to Doctor Who but many others were based on different licensed properties or even completely original series.    tried to snatch up a bunch of the stuff when it was available, and have just recently gotten around to checking a bunch of it out.

Big Finish has been pretty generous with all this free product, but each one also serves as a sampler to tempt me to buy other material.  Do they work?

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The War Games [Classic Doctor Who]

I’ve written a few of these posts lately, which have mostly come about because of spending money I received for my 50th birthday.  But like Talons of Weng-Chiang, last time, I’ve owned the DVD for this story for a long time.  Unlike Talons, I’d actually watched it before.  But I am enjoying rewatching these stories lately, especially doing it through the eyes of my nerdier daughters.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang [Classic Doctor Who]

I’ve written a few of these posts lately, which have mostly come about because of spending money I received for my 50th birthday.  In this case, however, I bought the DVD for The Talons of Weng-Chiang a long time ago.  I’d made a couple of false starts on it, but only now have gotten round to finishing it–motivated in part by my desire to show it to one of my nerdier daughters.

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The Pirate Planet [Classic Doctor Who]

With my 50th birthday recently past, I’ve been investing a little bit of money and a little bit of time on classic Doctor Who‘s, mostly with my nerdier daughters.  For them, this has been seeing things for the first time, while for me it usually amounts to a rewatch.

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Quantum Leap – The Leap Home part 2 – Vietnam [3.2]

Sam leaps into a Navy SEAL under the command of his own brother Tom shortly before Tom is fated to die.  He is told he is there to help Tom’s upcoming secret mission (to rescue some prisoners of war) succeed, but not necessarily to save Tom himself.  Working with a Maggie Dawson, a civilian journalist eager to win a Pulitzer prize covering the war, Sam attempts to figure out how Tom was killed.  In the end, he saves Tom from a treacherous local woman, but Maggie is killed–although she wins a Pulitzer prize posthumously.  The mission also fails, and it’s revealed that one of the POW’s who might have been rescued was actually a younger Al.

Written by Michael Zinberg. Directed by Donald P. Bellisario

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Doctor Who: Infamy of the Zaross, The Sword of the Chevalier, Cold Vengeance [Big Finish – Tenth Doctor Adventures, series 2]

A second season of Big Finish’s original Doctor Who audio adventures featuring the 10th Doctor kicks off with Infamy of the Zaross.  This time around, David Tennant appears with his original co-star, Billie Piper as Rose Tyler.  Co-starring in the first adventure only is also Camille Coduri, reprising her television role as Jackie Tyler, Rose’s mother.  Spoilers ahead.

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Advantageous [50 New-Old Movies for the 51st Year #7]

Not long ago, I turned 50 years old!  And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which cam out in each year of my life (thus the “Old-New” terminology), and then write a bit about it.  This is Post #7.  Spoilers ahead.  

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The Visitation [Classic Doctor Who]

With my 50th birthday recently past, I’ve been investing a little bit of money and a little bit of time on classic Doctor Who‘s, mostly with my nerdier daughters.  For them, this has been seeing things for the first time, while for me it usually amounts to a rewatch.

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Inside Llewyn Davis [50 New-Old Movies for the 51st Year #6]

Not long ago, I turned 50 years old!  And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which cam out in each year of my life (thus the “Old-New” terminology), and then write a bit about it.  This is Post #6.  Spoilers ahead.  

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