Pop-Culture Catch-Up: Doctor Who — “The Day of the Doctor” (spoilers!)

Want to get excited about a new thing, but aren’t completely up to date on the fandom and don’t mind spoilers? We here at Geeking Out About are happy to help provide you with everything you need in order to stay current with your geeky passions in our new column, “Pop Culture Catch-Up.” “The Day […]

Blightyvision: “Luther” Series 2

Starring Idris Elba, Lee Ingleby, and Aimee-Ffion Edwards Written by Neil Cross Directed by Sam Miller The original six-episode run of “Luther” was one hell of a roller-coaster ride: dynamic characters, gritty weekly plots mixed with a dark metaplot, and fantastic performances from both familiar and unfamiliar faces.  With the crazy cliffhanger that ended the […]

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: Doctor Who: The Movie

Starring Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook,  Yee Jee Tso, and Eric Roberts Written by Matthew Jacobs Directed by Geoffrey Sax Okay, guys.  I’ve been putting this off as long as possible.  Partly because I suppose people could argue the “British television” categorization of this, partly because it divides the fandom so much, but mostly because the […]

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 01:58 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Eighth Doctor Gets Makeover, BBC Takes More of My Money

I’m one of those fans who’s been told for years that “her” Doctor doesn’t really count — yeah, poor Eight, as portrayed by Paul McGann once in the ’96 TV pilot and then for many years ongoing in Big Finish’s “Doctor Who” audio line.  Well, justification of his canonicity (and signs that the New Who […]

Blightyvision: “Luther”

Created by Neil Cross Starring Idris Elba, Warren Brown, and Ruth Wilson Well, cripes.  Here we come full-circle.  “Luther” was the subject of my very first Wibbly-Watchlist, and I was fortunate enough to get my peepers on it as it came out, thus making it the newest (and likely most relevant) thing I’ve reviewed yet […]

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

Mix the detached genius of Sherlock Holmes with the storytelling style of Columbo, throw in some dark psychological drama and moral conundrums, and what do you get? That would be Luther, a new six-episode crime drama starting this week on BBC One.  Idris Elba (best known for his role as Stringer Bell in The Wire) […]