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Bad Wolf TV ready to take over the world

The BBC are reporting that two of the people behind the relaunch of Doctor Who, Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter, have formed Bad Wolf, a company dedicated to “high-end film and television drama.” In the absence of Satellite Five, boom town Cardiff has been selected as a ready source of slave labour. Just don’t sign up… » 7/27/15 8:27pm Yesterday 8:27pm

"It's not climate change--it's everything change."

I just saw this article from Margaret Atwood published today on Medium, and thought y’all might also be interested in it. I have such affection for Atwood’s work, and writing about possible worlds to come—as she does here—is her forte.https://medium.com/matter/it-s-no... » 7/27/15 3:05pm Yesterday 3:05pm

How Would You Redesign Classic Fantasy Creatures?

Fantasy seems to have become very strict when it comes to its creatures and races. Elves have to be wise, excellent bowman and in peak human perfection. Orcs and Goblins are ugly and evil. Dwarves are small and excellent miners and Halflings is the term you use when you want to use Hobbits and don’t want to piss off… » 7/27/15 1:27pm Yesterday 1:27pm

The Strain, 2.08: "This is who we are. This is Staten Island"—Um, no…

This episode opens with a sense of urgency that has been lacking, as would seem entirely reasonable given bald, tentacle-shooting monsters roving in packs. However, whatever sense of urgency the cold open establishes is soon undermined by basic lapses in good writing, logic, and some unintentional humor. Namely, the… » 7/27/15 12:42pm Yesterday 12:42pm

You. Have. No. Idea. How much I want this....

Hell, you probably have no idea what this is...... ;) Captain Future was a Japanese Anime series of the late 70s based on the pulp SciFi novels by Edward Hamilton of the same name. There is an English dub and it was kinda big in France and some other European countries. However it was not big anywhere as it was here… » 7/27/15 11:33am Yesterday 11:33am