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<i>Doctor</i> No: Why I’m Scared About the <i>Doctor Who</i> Movie News

Doctor No: Why I’m Scared About the Doctor Who Movie News

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Despite what seemed like an announcement yesterday, it’s still unclear whether the BBC is really working on a big-screen version of Doctor Who, with mooted-director David Yates’ comments on the subject seemingly contradicted by those working on the show within 24 hours. But if it is true, there are certain things that should be borne in mind by Yates and everyone else involved.

The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Previously Editor

The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Previously Editor

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Sometimes, I think about how frustrating it must be to work in television. You spend all season planning out your plots, how to lace them in and out of episodes without making anything seem too obvious or unsubtle, and when you finally create an episode where the denouement seems to be both unexpected and make total sense, you have to watch in horror as everything gets given away by the “Previously on” recap before the credits.

Seven Years Is Enough For Any Television Series, Right?

Seven Years Is Enough For Any Television Series, Right?

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I had an odd reaction to the news that Fox’s Bones has been renewed for a seventh season earlier this week: The feeling that, finally, things could start wrapping up and coming to an end in a sensible, graceful manner. Why was that so odd, you may ask? Because no-one involved with the show has even hinted that Bones‘s seventh year will be its last. It’s just my wishful thinking.

The Worst Movie Never Made

The Worst Movie Never Made

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Like everyone else, every now and again, I think of a movie or a television adaptation that just seems so perfect that I can’t imagine that it’s never actually happened, and internally convince myself that I am some undiscovered genius of the medium. And then, like last night, I accidentally imagine what would be the worst comic movie possible.

Why The New <i>Green Lantern</i> Footage Is What We Should’ve Seen First

Why The New Green Lantern Footage Is What We Should’ve Seen First

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I’ll admit it: The new Green Lantern footage that premiered at Wondercon – Is it a trailer? I guess it’s a trailer, right? – was much more Green Lantern-y than the first scenes we’d seen from the movie, and much more comforting to fans of the character as a result. Should Warners have waited so long before showing off Oa and the Corps to the world?

Why Can’t NBC Come Up With Good Genre TV Anymore?

Why Can’t NBC Come Up With Good Genre TV Anymore?

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There’s something depressingly familiar about the rumors that NBC’s The Event is destined for cancellation before the end of its first season. After all the hype and hope of the show’s launch, audiences and critics alike failed to care enough to ensure a second year. Still, at least it made it further than Undercovers, cancelled before it even reached mid-season. Why can’t NBC draw a genre audience anymore?

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