Archive for the ‘Columns’ Category

Blightyvision: “Eternal Law”

Written and created by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah Directed by Adrian Shergold and Jamie Payne Starring Ukweli Roach, Samuel West and Orla Brady For the majority of my pre-college schooling, I was at the top of my class.  One day in fourth grade as an experiment, rather than turning in my usual caliber of homework, I put […]

Blightyvision: “Misfits”

Created by Howard Overman Starring Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Antonia Thomas, Robert Sheehan and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Overall, I do take recommendations very seriously.  My viewing list is huge, so I have to triage the recommendations a bit, but the proddings of both a friend with good taste and the fine folks at Hulu finally made […]

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision Special: “Much Ado About Nothing”

Starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate Directed by Josie Rourke Theatre, especially London theatre, is such a mess when it comes to seeing (or rather not seeing) performances.  It’s not like movies, where time and money and intention will get you to it at some point.  You can have the time and location and finances […]

Blightyvision: “Sherlock” Series 2

Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss Written by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Steve Thompson Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Andrew Scott After the ending of the first series of Sherlock, a friend tweeted desperately to Steven Moffat that clearly he forgot to deliver the next episode to the BBC.  For more than […]

Comic Non-Sans: The Column in 2012

I’ve been writing this column for a while now.  It started as a look at individual webcomics and corresponding trends, then personal observations, then peeks at the business side of webcomicking, and now it’s become something of an odd mishmash of all of the above. I’d love for this column to be helpful to our […]

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 15:28 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Columns, The Written Word, Webcomics, Webcomics

Blightyvision: “Treasure Island”

Directed by Steve Barron Adapted by Stewart Harcourt Starring Eddie Izzard, Toby Regbo and Rupert Penry-Jones If you had told College Me that Eddie Izzard would someday be killing it in a serious period drama, my response would likely have been “Right, and next you’ll be telling me that North kid will actually survive as a grown-up actor.”  […]

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · One Comment
In: Columns, Television: British and Canadian

Comic Non-Sans: MarsCon Wrap-Up

MarsCon is the first convention I ever attended, starting in 2000 when I was a college freshman and didn’t understand the whole “convention” thing.  I guess this makes it my Lucky 13th year attending, for what it’s worth.  It’s stayed pretty much consistently good over the years, which is saying something for a middling-sized “relax-a-con” […]

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 15:04 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Merlin” Series 4

Created by Julian Jones, Julian Murphy, Johnny Capps, Jake Michie Starring John Hurt, Colin Morgan and Bradley James After catching up to “Merlin” in time to be ready for the new series, I skulked around listening to fandom buzz just to see what other people thought of it.  I don’t see it as a guilty pleasure so much as a […]

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Watching your goals

This week’s article is a bit more offside even than usual, which is saying something.  With con prep and the beginning of a new year and a reevaluation of how I spend my time, I’ve realized I need some serious help getting myself in gear. I’m a gamer and very achievement/goal-oriented.  I imagine that, as […]

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Blightyvision: Doctor Who: “The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe”

Written by Steven Moffat Directed by Farren Blackburn Starring Matt Smith, Claire Skinner, and Bill Bailey Even fans who are completely anti-Moff-era have admitted that, yes, under his supervision the Christmas specials have become more Christmasy.  With only one or two notable exceptions, they’ve tended to be off in their own little world, but after […]

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Columns, Television: British and Canadian