So it has been announced that the BBC is going to release a new version of the Doctor Who story Shada. I say a new version as this is the fourth iteration of this story to be released. For those newer fans that might be unaware of Shada here is a potted history: Shada was … Continue reading Shada-Uppa Your Face – Fandom’s Fascination With Doctor Who’s Unfinished Work
I'm pleased with the choice of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. I'm pleased that all the seeding that has been done by Steven Moffat over the course of his tenure as showrunner has been taken it the logical narrative conclusion of casting a woman in the lead role. This was teased as far back … Continue reading The 13th Doctor
So we're entering peak silly season for Doctor Who. The new Doctor has been cast and tomorrow it is going to be announced on the BBC straight after the Wimbledon men's final. There are a huge amount of fans currently losing their shit about at least one aspect of these events, usually several. If there … Continue reading The Casting of a New Doctor Has Never Been a Surprise, Nor Should It Be.
Recently it was announced that Seth MacFarlane is going to be starring in a new sci-fi comedy show called The Orville. The trailer shows that it is very clearly modelled after Star Trek and has a few good gags. However, history has shown that sci-fi comedy on TV has been a difficult genre to be … Continue reading Laughs in Space – The Science of Sci-fi Sitcoms