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Month: January 2018

The Year of the Monster: The Daleks

The Year of the Monster: The Daleks

As 2018 begins for us all, a new theme for the blog has emerged out of the ashes of The Year of the Doctor. A darker, more chilling and more menacing theme I simply call The Year of the Monster. This year, I’ll be looking at some of the more popular foes and monsters of the Doctor that have been terrorizing time and space for more than 50 years and giving them a brief general overview, ratings of their stories…

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An Editorial on Yoga Alliance: Pros, Cons, And My Thoughts

An Editorial on Yoga Alliance: Pros, Cons, And My Thoughts

If you are in any way affiliated professionally with the yoga and yoga teacher community, you might be aware that one of the most hotly debated topics right now is Yoga Alliance and the acclaimed status of RYT. A lot of teachers and studios see it as the gold standard for teaching and a necessary entry point for teaching on a serious level as well as creating and working with your own programs on a serious level. But it’s also…

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Review: Doctor Who -“The Tenth Planet” (The Regeneration Stories)

Review: Doctor Who -“The Tenth Planet” (The Regeneration Stories)

The story of “Doctor Who” and the Doctor is one that is built around the concept of change. Since the very beginning of the show’s existence, it has been in a constant state of flux and transition in various ways over its 50+ year history. However, the biggest and most prominent way that the show has managed to continue to change is in the concept of regeneration. I would argue that without the conception of this idea, the show would’ve…

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The Criterion Reviews: “Jabberwocky” (1977)

The Criterion Reviews: “Jabberwocky” (1977)

The Criterion Collection Reviews return! This year I hope to make a more substantial effort in getting Criterion reviews out at least once a month or more. I find these films to be interesting, extremely fun to delve into, and well worth the time and energy to seek out and review as I feel that many of them don’t really get the attention that other more mainstream films of lesser quality garner in the current cinematic landscape. As a brief…

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Review: Doctor Who — “The First Doctor Adventures Volume 1”

Review: Doctor Who — “The First Doctor Adventures Volume 1”

Well this one was certainly a huge surprise and one that I did not initially see coming. Getting new First Doctor stories with a new cast and team is something I could’ve only imagined in my wildest dreams and yet here we are. With the reappearance of the First Doctor in the most recent Christmas special played by David Bradley returning from his portrayal of One / William Hartnell in 2013’s ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’, there has been…

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The Cinematic Yogi: Blog Plans for 2018

The Cinematic Yogi: Blog Plans for 2018

2018 is going to be a very big year for me personally in many ways. I have a lot of different things I plan on pursuing as well as several big events taking place this year. But to start off the year, I wanted to revamp my blog a little and give it a bit more of a focus compared to previous years. With that being said, I have renamed the blog “The Cinematic Yogi” with these changes coming into…

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