I watched one of the Tom Baker episodes last night called Image of the Fendahl. It was better than I remembered it, which only goes to show that watching Dr. Who is worth watching more than once. In it a scientific team attempts to investigate a mysterious ancient skull. The Doctor (Tom Baker along with Leela) recognize the skull as that of the Fendahl, an creature many million years old. But how does one dispose of such a creature? He is unable to prevent the Fendahl from manifesting itself through the body of a woman, however, he's able to stop the creature absorbing all life on Earth. As with many of the Tom Baker episodes there's drama and tension, but also some light joking and such, which made me laugh out loud more than a few times.
I came across a comic that sounded interesting, called Godzilla, The Half Century War on IDW, art and story by James Stokoe.
The year is 1954 and Lieutnant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan. They are on a tank patrol in Shinigawa, barely a teen in the Japanese self defense. Their mission is to aid in some sort of disaster relief, however, not much is known beyond that. They are just told to expect, bad weather. This is when we first see Godzilla, and he is enormous, powerful, and awesome. Along with his pal, Kentaro, Ota makes a desperate gamble to save lives... and in the process begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts fifty years.
It appears that the second comic takes place in Vietnam with the second sighting of the monster. If you enjoy stories about Godzilla and giant kaiju, this might be for you. I enjoyed the art a lot too, as it seemed to be influenced by some of the early manga that I remember, and is highly detailed.
I have to mention another recommendation that I saw recently from my Netflix subscription.