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Neil Gaiman: ‘Good Omens feels more apt now than it did 30 years ago’ | Books | The Guardian
"Before Terry Pratchett died, Gaiman told his friend he would adapt their novel about an angel and a devil stopping the apocalypse. As Good Omens starts on TV, he discusses fame, politics and honouring that promise"
neil-gaiman  terry-pratchett  books  television  armageddon 
may 2019 by pw201
Ghostwatch: the Halloween hoax that changed the language of television
Via fanf, an article on the BBC's Halloween mockmentary which many people took to be real.
tv  television  ghosts  halloween  paranormal 
october 2017 by pw201
I've got questions about the Rainbow Cinematic Universe | Den of Geek
A critique of the problems with the world building in Rainbow. "Rod, Jane and Freddy seem to live everywhere and nowhere all at once, a bit like God or The Littlest Hobo."
funny  rainbow  television 
august 2017 by pw201
Strange Horizons - Freshly Remember'd: Kirk Drift By Erin Horáková
A lengthy essay arguing that the popular image of Shatner's Kirk isn't what the original episodes of Star Trek portray (but that the reboot has picked up the stereotype and run with it).
star-trek  kirk  james-t-kirk  science-fiction  television 
april 2017 by pw201
Abigail Nussbaum — Person of Interest - The Good Bits Version
If you want just the SF bits of Person of Interest (which are great, see Peter Watts's review) without the police procedural/victim of the week stuff, Abigail Nussbaum has a useful list of episodes to watch.
person-of-interest  artificial-intelligence  science-fiction  television 
april 2017 by pw201
Interview with the Game of Thrones linguist
There are a few Easter eggs in the Valyrian stuff. Fun.
television  game-of-thrones  language 
may 2014 by pw201
PSA: Ignore the news - Charlie's Diary
The reading the news is bad for you: a timely reminder.
television  news  tv  media  charles-stross 
april 2013 by pw201
Strictly Come Dancing! | Woruld under wolcnum
"Some exciting factoids from my trip to be in the Strictly
studio audience (in no particular order!)"
television  tv  dancing 
october 2011 by pw201
FIREFLY: The Credits Sequence It Deserved! gives Joss Whedon's "Firefly' an 80s style intro sequence. Still not as good as Airwolf's, but a good effort.
video  funny  youtube  television  firefly  intro 
july 2010 by pw201
DAVID SIMON - Vice Magazine
"David Simon is responsible for one of the greatest feats of storytelling of the past century, and that’s the entire five-season run of the television series The Wire." - Vice Magazine interview him.
vicemagazine  the-wire  tv-programmes  tv  television  wire  crime  drugs  politics  journalism 
december 2009 by pw201

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