Category Archives: Doctor Who

5 Series Where Anything Goes

One of the things I like about Doctor Who is that the story engine basically allows the series to tell any kind of story in any setting. The basic conceit is that in every episode, an ancient time traveler and his … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Genesis of the Cybermen

A while back there were some rumors that the BBC was interested in launching Doctor Who as a film series. Showrunner Stephen Moffat fought back, arguing that one of the things that makes the Doctor special is that there is … Continue reading

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Alan Moore on Three-Dimensional Characters

This seems appropriate to post on Moore’s 60th Birthday. Alan Moore had some interesting thoughts on the subject in an essay he wrote in 1985, later published by Avatar Press as Writing for Comics. The approach to characterization in comics has … Continue reading

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Round-Up 2013 August 13 2013 Edition

The Atlantic considers the rise and fall of the Mid-Atlantic accent popularized by Kathryn Hepburn and Cary Grant. So how did the accent die? Thanks in part to these sharp-tongued headliners like Bogart, Americans began to see themselves better reflected … Continue reading

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August 11 2013 Round-Up

Funny idea on Bleeding Cool: What if Fox’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen brought together characters from Fox TV shows? It’s not particularly clever to note the low chance of a shark attack, but there’s another way of looking at it: … Continue reading

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August 5 2013 Round-Up

Another piece about the end of movie stars, this one inspired by the way The Lone Ranger flopped, with an emphasis on images of masculinity. In July, The Wolverine, helmed by supposed movie star Hugh Jackman, opened to relatively underwhelming figures. 2 … Continue reading

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First Weekend of August Round-Up

Jack Kirby’s Argo art sold better than expected. The cover for Dark Knight Returns #2 went for over half a million dollars. The original art market interests me, just because I think it’s really going to explode in the future. The most interesting man … Continue reading

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