Thursday, 29 January 2015

Time Travel movies - which are worth your time?

The writing staff at io9 attempt to categorise and rate every time travel movie they can think of. It really shows the breadth of the genre. (I disagree with certain ratings, but this is inevitable.)

And it shows how often time travellers fall in love with Rachel McAdams. Seriously, let her play a time traveller herself!

Friday, 23 January 2015

Practical advice for time travellers

Dress plainly and do not show off the gadgets.

The Twelfth Doctor has taken to wearing a hoodie as of Last Christmas, although he never put it up. Otherwise, he may not be the most practical of time travellers...

Monday, 19 January 2015

Ivar, Timewalker issue 1 free online

Here, on io9. Part one has already been previewed, followed by the rest once the issue itself comes out. Which is nice of them!

Part two!

Part three!

Well, based on this, one way Ivar differs from the Doctor is that he’s rather... ruthlessly expedient.

“You have failed to grasp the basic concept of ‘fleeing’!”

Thursday, 15 January 2015

The Ninth Doctor miniseries

More from Titan Comics, an interview with writer Cavan Scott about the miniseries featuring Nine, Rose and Captain Jack.

Also this week, in the Tenth Doctor series we have Weeping Angels. DWM has never tried in a full-length story with them, so I’m curious to see if they follow the once-broken rule of the viewer counting as an observer with the gaps between panels like the changes between shots on TV. I imagine that would be rather difficult to sustain as in comics everyone is still in-panel.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Titan Comics editor Andrew James on Doctor Who

He discusses the ongoing series for Ten, Eleven and Twelve, creating new companions for the first two, carrying on alongside an active Doctor, miniseries starting with Nine, and the core appeal of the setup:
Historical, science fiction, fantasy, kitchen sink drama, procedural, etc. "Doctor Who" slams a big blue box down into any genre you fancy and documents the results. So it's a lot of fun, and it gives us so much latitude to play with. It's almost like a sketch show, in some respects. If there's a time period or story you're not too keen on, just hang tight -- there'll be another one along in a minute!
Sounds fair to me.

"Shut up!"

As catchphrases go, the new one is quite simple.

Friday, 2 January 2015