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Poser – A Review

In a world where the comics mainstream remains largely superhero fare, interspersed with lighter content drawn largely from “funnies” strips and cartoons, it’s pleasing that independent comic creators continue to stretch the possibilities of the form. It’s into this context that Matt Miner and Clay McCormack’s Poser drops like a dose of acid gob. At …

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Doctor Who and the Fan Abandonment

An unprecedented thing has happened to Doctor Who in 2018. Chris Chibnall, writer of a handful of less-than-well-received episodes in past seasons and showrunner-by-proxy of frequently derived spinoff Torchwood, has decided to take a highly transformative approach to his first season as executive producer/head writer of the parent series. He has changed the gender of …

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Space is the Race: Representations of the 1960s Space Race in Apollo 13 and Hidden Figures

Ideological context plays a significant role in the representation of events in media narratives, not least in historical retellings. The space race of the 1950s and 1960s between the USA and the USSR has, in whole or in part, been the subject of many media texts, notably in American cinema. Their institutional purposes and ideological …

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An Unfortunate Absence of Punctuation in BitTorrent File Names

Ah, BitTorrent file names and their lack of sensible punctuation, especially when it comes to the secondary titles of “factual” TV shows. #1: Rod Stewart Cant Stop Me Now. Maybe not, but I suppose he can still try. #2: BBC Natural World 2013 Giant Squid Filming the Impossible. I should think for a giant squid …

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Bigger on the Small Screen (Part 1)

From its earliest days, the potential to develop Doctor Who from an exclusively televisual concern into a cinematic behemoth of epic proportions has been evident to some of its canniest exploiters. Reports abound that Disney expressed an interest in adapting ‘Marco Polo’, one of the very earliest transmitted serials. More significantly, Milton Subotsky and Max …

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