Editors of A Space Oddity, Josh and Ollie would like to wish every reader and listener a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! It's been one amazing year, and we can assure you all that 2019 will be even more exciting! We have some fantastic things in store, including new podcasts, new reviews of movies, guest written articles among many more things!
We will soon be publishing a look-forward into 2019 at all the content we will be covering, so stay tuned.
And with that, we want to again wish you all a fantastic holiday period and an out of this world 2019. Thank you for sticking with us over between 2017 and 2018, the best is truly yet to come!
As celebration for our one year anniversary of A Space Oddity, we have produced a brand new podcast as we discuss the best movies of 2018, including the likes of Deadpool 2, to A Quiet Place, The Crimes of Grindelwald and Avengers: Infinity War. We also discuss future films, including the recently released Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse and Aquaman.
Check it out here: soundcloud.com/user-660424128/the-best-movies-of-2018-a-space-oddity
Alternatively, you can click the 'Podcasts' tab above! Enjoy!
Written by Ollie C.
What a year, eh? Yes, that's right, a year ago today, myself and my co-editor Josh created A Space Oddity. And we are so grateful of everyone who has supported us for the past 365 days. Whether it be through commenting on our blog posts, to liking our posts on Instagram, we are so very honoured to have everyone's support and love. We wouldn't have continued it without the comments and messages we receive.
As you may have noticed, as part of our 1 year anniversary, the site has upgraded to its new domain of: aspaceoddity.co.uk which truly is a very exciting step! And it's only just beginning. We are dedicated to bringing you what you came for in the first place, trustworthy, entertaining and exciting news, reviews and podcasts. So let's take a look back at our year of A Space Oddity- and feel free to check out some of our old posts by clicking the links in the text!
On December 12th, one day after being set up, we introduced ourselves to the Universe- with a big Hello! And just days later, we reviewed the emotionally exhausting yet beautiful, Twice Upon A Time, the swansong to the 12th Doctor from Doctor Who.
As the new year arrived, we had ourselves a brand new Ant Man and the Wasp teaser, and our old favourite The Weekly Oddity begun! Remember those? I'd love to bring those back!
February saw the release of the epic Black Panther to cinema screens across the globe, along with our spoiler-free and spoiler-filled reviews. We also got treated to the very first announcement of Doctor Who Series 11.
March was the month of the multitude of Avengers: Infinity War trailers and TV-Spots. Wow! We must have broken down every single scene of that movie and we still didn't get any of it right!
Okay, so April was the month of Infinity War (well, we did a whole week dedicated to it) where we theorized, broke down teasers, looked at the box office predictions and ended with our spoiler free review of the film- available as a podcast.
And as the dust settled on Infinity War (ouch!) it was time to lighten up the mood with some Deadpool 2! We reviewed the wonderful DP2 in May of 2018, along with breaking down another AM&TW TV Spot and the leaked Shazam set photos!
June 2018 was admittedly a rather quiet month, as we covered the Disney-Fox company merger (which we still don't know much about). Oh, and we reviewed Solo: A Star Wars Story. Yeah, that still happened!
July- SAN DIEGO COMIC CON! A busy, busy time for us two. As we covered everything released during the mad week that was SDCC, we dedicated a whole sub-page to it which can be found here! We covered Doctor Who, Titans, Star Wars, Glass, Young Justice, Aquaman, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Shazam!, Arrow, Black Lightning, Flash, The Crimes of Grindelwald, Venom, Gotham and Riverdale! Blimey.
August was another quiet month, a month we spent reeling after SDCC, but the best was yet to come! Because all these trailers eventually led to some great films and television! Josh got to discuss his top 5 favourite Spider-man villains, we discussed the possible future of Marvel Studios past Phase 4 and broke down the latest Riverdale trailer.
September saw the release of a ton of Marvel news, including the new Disney streaming service, the 2nd Doctor Who Series 11 trailer and arguably my most personal (and favourite?) article, my review of the Arctic Monkeys album: 'Tranquility Base: Hotel and Casino', with the very long headline of: An Anachronistic Tale of a Sheffield Space Hotel.
October, we saw the premiere of Doctor Who Series 11 with 'The Woman Who Fell To Earth', and the release of a brand new 'Glass' trailer that was absolutely a-maz-ing!
November, and Doctor Who was in full swing, and so were our exams! Yes, admittedly, A Space Oddity went a bit quiet, but that wasn't for long as we have a lot more exciting things to cover as the weeks progress.
Wow, what a way to end the year! Avengers 4 finally got a title and trailer! Avengers: Endgame is the name of the beauty, and we got treated to a 2 1/2 minute long trailer, too! Something which we reviewed immediately! And can we mentioned, thank you for just under 1,000 likes (as of writing!) on our post for this review, it truly is appreciated!
And here we are, on December 11th 2018. Exactly a year on from when this journey begun. It's been one heck of a year, and we aren't done yet. In fact, we are only just beginning. Thank you to everyone for sticking around, we hope you continue to come back to our site for more exciting news, reviews and podcasts. - A Space Oddity.
Written by Ollie C.
This review does NOT contain spoilers for 'The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos'
Well, Chris Chibnall, I forgive you. You have given Series 11 the (almost) perfect finale. Rounding up the entire series neatly, 'The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos' will certainly be remembered for creating a satisfying conclusion to a rather mixed overall series.
This episode, rather to my surprise, allows for Jodie Whittaker to give arguably her best and most nuanced performance to date, here. I finally feel that she has come into her own- give or take a few moments- cementing herself into the role as the 13th Doctor. And it's about time.
As for the rest of the team, Graham and Ryan are AGAIN the standouts, with the latter growing into a character that is developed and multi-layered. Graham continues to easily be the best part of the series, giving his best performance too as he faces a threat with "unfinished business".
And then we have Yaz. Poor Mandip Gill, her character remains the quiet one, with little to do other than offer as another voice to ask questions and help out when the scene requires her to. It's a real shame that Gill didn't get the chance to show off her talents more because with some more screen time, she could really come into her own the way that the other two 'friends' did.
The episode itself may be a little extravagant, often feeling a bit like a Russell T Davies finale with a cataclysmic reckoning for the Doctor and a deadly threat to the human race and its planet. However, more or less, this is done well and allows for some exciting Sunday evening sci-fi that was perhaps missing with some of Moffat's finales.
There are a few things which are a bit off with this finale, with the Ux being the most notable example. It felt like with a bit more time (perhaps scrap The Tsuranga Conundrum and make Episode 9 and 10 and two parter), these beings could be considerably more interesting and developed- making them characters we would like to see return. Mark Addy, who plays Paltraki is also a intriguing character but still feels that more time was required to give him the full picture we needed.
And Segun Akinola's score is on point this episode, giving an epic theme towards the end of the episode that will truly be remembered.
Overall, Chris Chibnall despite his flaws, has produced a thoroughly enjoyable piece of science fiction, that is captivating, multi-layered and satisfying. Now let's get down to business on New Years Day, with 'Resolution'. Now THAT looks like a good episode... and who/what could be returning? You only have to look at the rumours to take a pretty good guess.
Oh and did we mention, Doctor Who Series 12 will not be coming until 2020! Just when it was getting good...
Thanks for reading our review of Doctor Who Series 11 Episode 10. You can catch up on the episode via BBC iPlayer.
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Written by Ollie C. and Josh P.
After all the hype for this trailer, it was hard to see how any trailer could fulfill all the expectations of many fans- us included. However, Marvel gives us a trailer that is the perfect tease for whats to come (and perhaps what isn't!) with 'Avengers: Endgame'.
Let's start at the beginning. Tony (Robert Downey Jr.), on The Benatar (the Guardian's ship), drifting through space while recording a goodbye message to Pepper Potts. If that wasn't enough to set the tears flowing, the title card gets dusted away too... thanks Marvel.
The trailer then erupts as the music picks up pace and we get to see Thanos' armour looming over the fields of the planet he settled on after the so-called 'Decimation Event'. And it is great to see that this event has its repercussions.
One of our favourite shots is that of Captain America (Steve Rogers- portrayed by Chris Evans), below, shedding a single tear while speaking with Natasha about the rest of the teams fate in 'Infinity War'. It's heartbreaking to see a symbol of such hope and force be broken by the losses of his "friends and family".
We also get to see Bruce Banner return, portrayed by Mark Ruffalo, who seems to be looking at a screen showing some of the 'dusted' members of the team including Ant Man (Scott Lang- portrayed by Paul Rudd), Shuri (portrayed by Letitia Wright) and Spiderman (Peter Parker- portrayed by Tom Holland). Blimey, this trailer ain't making me feel so good.
We also see a destroyed Thor, after losing pretty much everything, contemplating what has happened in what seems to be the abandoned Avengers Headquarters.
However, easily the best shot of the trailer is Ronin, or more formally known as Hawkeye- (portrayed by Jeremy Renner) who was last seen in Captain America: Civil War in 2016. As he wipes the blood of his victims off his blades, he turns to see Black Widow as Natasha Romanova (played by Scarlett Johansson) and we see him take of his mask to reveal the worn out and battered face of Clint Barton.
And then we finally get it! The much anticipated title of Avengers 4: Endgame. Something which has been heavily rumoured for months upon end since Avengers: Infinity War was released. What do you think to the title? You can comment your thoughts below or feel free to fill out our poll!
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