Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

I was a bit slow to the party with Dr. Strange. I don’t really like magic and sorcery-based characters, for reasons that are both spiritual and narrative-based (characters’ abilities are so often so frustratingly vague). But Marvel Studio’s cross-pollination strategy is pretty effective, and after seeing Benedict Cumberbatch in Thor Ragnarok and Infinity War and Endgame and No Way Home, I decided to give his solo films a go.

Spoilers ahead, plus a lot of ranting. You have been warned.

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Doctor Who: The Sands of Life / War Against the Laan [Big Finish – Fourth Doctor]

For some reason, Big Finish’s Fourth Doctor range seems to generally have stories that are only two episodes long.  This is in spite of the fact that the most popular length for stories in that era (and for much of classic Doctor Who) was four episodes.  Oddly, the first Fourth Doctor series had two two-part adventures that flowed directly from one to the other, thus basically making a four part story.  Now we’re here in the second series of Fourth Doctor Adventures, and we find something similar.

Doctor Who - The Sands of Life

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