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: “Doctor Who” Series 11.2 (Spoiler-free)

Written by Steven Moffat, Neil Gaiman, Matthew Graham, et al. Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill At the mid-series hiatus, I did a quick run-down of the most recent series of Doctor Who so far (note the new numbering system, Doctornumber-decimal-Doctornumberseries, which I’m finding handier and handier as time goes on).  When it […]

Kara’s Fan Rage of the Day: Sherlock vs. Sherlock

I love me some Sherlock Holmes.  In any form.  I love Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett’s classic takes on the stories.  I love Robert Downey, Jr.’s Victorian action man and Benedict Cumberbatch’s high-functioning sociopath.  Hell, I’ll even watch that one with the dinosaurs now that Netflix is streaming it.  I love the fact that one […]

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 15:22 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Kara’s Video of the Day: “Doctor Who” Theme with Lyrics

Five simple steps to becoming a “Doctor Who” fandom legend: 1. Make a construction paper bow tie. 2. Make a solo a capella version of the theme tune using show catch phrases. 3. Get retweeted by The Moff. 4. ?????? 5. Profit! Congrats on your Internet fame, Dan Rider!

Posted on September 2, 2011 at 17:06 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trailer Watch: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

I’ve been having a terrible time with movie adaptations lately, and I have a terrible time with the idea of an American studio — specifically Nickelodeon, with a track record that looks something like an EKG screen — adapting a Belgian comic strip into a 3D animated feature for kids.  Seeing Spielberg on as director […]

What Kara Did on Vacation: “The Doctor Who Experience”

One of the things I love most about the renaissance of Doctor Who is that the people in charge now — writers and actors alike — were fans to begin with and know what fans want.  Up ’til now that’s manifested as letting viewers see Daleks vs. Cybermen, epic Time Lord battles, and two Amy […]

Posted on March 19, 2011 at 23:31 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Blightyvision Extra: Doctor Who: “A Christmas Carol”

Written by Steven Moffat Directed by Toby Haynes Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Michael Gambon NOTE: As this episode has not aired on American TV at the time of this writing, I have done my best to make my review as spoiler-free as possible.  Read without fear. ~KD I want to say, first and […]

Trailer Watch: Doctor Who – “A Christmas Carol”

Courtesy of today’s Children in Need extravaganza — where the Beeb launches all its best and brightest stuff of the year — we now have the first full trailer for next month’s Doctor Who special, simply titled “A Christmas Carol.” And here it is: This year is proving to be fantastic for State-side Who fans […]

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 15:55 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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“Doctor Who” hits America, doesn’t come and get me

For the first time ever in … well, ever … BBC crews are picking up and heading over to the Colonies to film a two-parter for the coming season of “Doctor Who.” BBC America’s Anglophenia blog posted this morning’s press release from the Beeb, which states that “key scenes will be filmed in Utah for […]

Posted on October 10, 2010 at 10:44 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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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 […]