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Twilight Zone, Doctor Who, And More Are Delightfully Square In Pop Culture Art Show

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TwilightZoneWe’re big fans of the Los Angeles-based Gallery 1988 here at GFR. The gallery is dedicated to celebrating pop culture in all its forms, and over the years they’ve hosted exhibits honoring Ghostbusters’ 30th anniversary and Joey Spiotto’s awesome “Golden Books” twists on beloved movies such as Back to the Future and Alien. Now they’ve got a new show highlighting another talented artist with a love for some of our favorite stuff. If you’re in LA looking for a good time, consider hitting up Gallery 1988’s “Squares 4 Squares” show, featuring Philadelphia artist Dave Perillo’s delightful takes on things like Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, as seen in the above piece, dubbed “Your Next Stop.”

Perillo’s solo show at Gallery 1988 is already quite the success, with Blurppy.com reporting that a bunch of his original artwork sold out almost immediately. The show itself kicked off on August 22 and runs through September 20, so you’ve still got plenty of time to check it out. Just resist the urge to grab Perillo’s “Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey” print off the wall and take off running. They’ll catch you, it’s just a matter of time.

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Comic Review: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Issue #2

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Doctor WhoDoctor Who returned over the weekend with the first brand new episodes of a brand new season 8 with a brand new actor in the lead. Peter Capaldi’s 12th Time Lord is a definite, drastic change from the previous incarnations of the venerable character, but people seem to dig it. However, if you pine for an earlier time where the Doctor a little less dour and a little more lighthearted, not to mention a wee bit more relatable, then Titan Comics has just what you’re looking for with issue number 2 of their continuing Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor comic.

If you read the first issue, you know that the story left us in quite a lurch, with a two-dimensional representation of David Tennant’s Doctor and tough, but under appreciated New Yorker Garbriella Gonzalez on a subway, facing off against a mysterious monster that looks a surprising amount like Gabby. This chapter picks up right where we left off last time, and while that comic was relatively light on the actual Doctor—choosing to focus more on Gabby, her family, and her personal troubles—these fresh pages more than make up for his absence.

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Steven Moffat On Why He Chose The Season Premiere’s Déjà vu-Inducing Villains

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RubbishRobotThe Doctor Who season premiere was something of a mixed bag for me (don’t worry, they get better), but one element that was a truly pleasant surprise was the introduction of villains that seem new at first, but which you gradually realize are actually a callback to an earlier episode. It’s always fun when the Doctor references events from his other lives — although, in this case, can’t quite recall them — but the premiere’s choice of villains also raised a ton of questions. Well, now showrunner Steven Moffat has gone on the record about why he chose to pit the freshly regenerated Doctor against this particular menace.

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR “DEEP BREATH” BELOW!

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Doctor Who Season 8 Has The Highest Rated Season Premiere Ever

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Doctor-Who-Deep-Breath1It’s easy to get insulated in our own little worlds, where the things that seem like a big deal to us don’t necessarily translate to a wider audience. Often times we get really excited about a movie, TV show, book, comic, whatever, but it doesn’t perform well on the open market, so it’s always rather gratifying when one does. That way we can be like, “see, we were right, that was totally awesome,” and make ourselves feel good about the life choices we’ve made. Our latest opportunity to lord something over the non sci-fi believers out there is season 8 of Doctor Who, which, over the weekend, delivered its biggest season premiere ever.

When your show is popular enough to have been on the air for 50 years, you know that having the highest rated debut ever is something to crow about, and the BBC is crowing indeed. Not only did this latest episode, “Deep Breath,” kick off a new era for the venerable sci-fi adventure, properly introducing Peter Capaldi as the 12th Time Lord, but it also kicked his reign off in style.

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The Doctor Faces Off Against The Daleks…Again: This Week’s TV Picks

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IntoDalekThe new Doctor is clearly hitting the ground running. This weekend will only be his second week on the job and he’s already up against one of his most formidable enemies: the Daleks. Seriously, those guys are like are like that freakin’ Chumbawamba song, they just keep getting back up again. But the good news is that this isn’t your typical Dalek episode. Sure, the Daleks are on hand, screaming and threatening to EX-TER-MIN-ATE everything in sight, but for once that isn’t the primary challenge facing the Doctor. No, this time around he’s confronting a Dalek that is one thing he never thought possible: different. Here’s the official synopsis and trailer for “Into the Dalek,” which premieres this Saturday night at 9/8c on BBC America!

A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them now… with the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side. Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever he is forced to examine his conscience. Will he find the answer to the question, am I a good man?

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Doctor Who: Three Huge Questions From The Season Premiere

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WhoBreathLast night’s Doctor Who season premiere had a lot going on. Clara was dealing with a newly regenerated Doctor she’s not sure she can trust. The Paternoster Gang were on hand to help the freshly minted Twelfth Doctor investigate a most peculiar murder. And, most intriguingly, the episode introduced elements that not only hinted at the show’s future, but tied back to some memorable moments from its own past. Needless to say, we’ve got questions…big ones.

SPOILERS BELOW!

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