Blightyvision: “A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss”

Written and presented by Mark Gatiss Directed by John Das There are very few things more fun to see on television than a celeb geeking out about their personal fandoms, and the UK’s short-series documentaries give us plenty of opportunity to see that.  Mark Gatiss is one of the more recent participants in this style […]

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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 […]

Blightyvision: “The First Men in the Moon”

based on the novel by H.G. Wells directed by Damon Thomas written by Mark Gatiss starring Mark Gatiss and Rory Kinnear Good ol’ H.G. Wells.  Sometimes he makes all the sense in the world, and sometimes he makes precisely none.  What little Victorian faux-science there is behind “The First Men in the Moon” invites your […]

BBC Releases Autumn/Winter 2010 Preview

I’ve complained in the past — back when I still pulled teeth doing the Watchlist — that the Beeb is terrible about releasing information about their upcoming shows.  One thing they do right well, though, is put together nice trailers when they do feel like announcing their seasonal offerings. Thus.  (And no fear, it’s all […]

Blightyvision: “Sherlock”

Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss Based on the books by Arthur Conan Doyle Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman It’s all well and good for me to try and convince you that you should be excited about a second season of a show you may not have seen.  I covered “Luther” last week […]

The Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Watchlist: “The First Men in the Moon”

It was one small step for [a] man, and one giant leap for mankind.  But it was sixty years too late.  Or at least that’s what Mark Gatiss is saying.  His adaptation of an HG Wells classic gets a rooting in the real world, as a young boy waiting for the Apollo 11 astronauts to […]

The Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Watchlist: “Sherlock”

No deerstalkers here, either, no sir. Steven Moffat’s been getting a lot of face-time — or perhaps that should be “name-time” — in my articles of late.  But you have to admit, he’s been a busy guy over the past few years.  Ruling Who-ville and continuing with other projects on the side does put him […]