Interview With Robert Shearman, Author of Dalek

Out this week in the UK, next month in the US, are a new set of Doctor Who novelizations. Target originally published Doctor Who script adaptations from 1973-1993. BBC Books took up the mantle again with five key episodes from the relaunched series in 2018. This new set, called the Target Collection, consists of seven books: The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson, who also wrote the script for this 13th Doctor episode; this is the first novel with the current Doctor […]

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Locked Down

I was interested in this pandemic picture, available on HBO Max, because it was promoted as a heist flick with Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor that took unique advantage of the real-life lockdown to film in a deserted Harrod’s. The plot is that the two are an estranged couple who are splitting up but are trapped together in the same house in London. They hatch a plan to take advantage of the circumstances to steal luxury goods from Harrod’s when […]

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Batman: Soul of the Dragon

Batman: Soul of the Dragon is a team adventure that serves as an R-rated animated love letter to 70s exploitation entertainment. (The studio sent me a review copy; I otherwise likely wouldn’t have watched it, as I’m not a fan of the period martial arts movies that inspired it.) We’re introduced to Richard Dragon (Mark Dacascos) during a mostly wordless James Bond-ian heist sequence. We spent a few minutes figuring out whether it was retro or modern day, until the […]

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Tala Ashe Doing Wizard World Virtual in January

Tala Ashe, who plays Zari (in different versions) on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, will be featured in a Wizard World virtual event in January. The convention company has been arranging these online appearances as a way of making some kind of money in a year where people can’t gather. There’s a free live Q&A on Twitch (which I’ve never used), but there are also opportunities to pay for a private two-minute video chat or buy autographed pictures or purchase a […]

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Doctor Who Watch – Because I Needed Another Project

Thanks to encouragement from friends, I decided to create a Tumblr blog called Doctor Who Watch and rewatch Doctor Who. Yes, all of it. I’ll likely alternate between classic and modern, with no promises as to when there will be new posts. I’m starting with the 13th Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, though, in honor of the upcoming New Year’s Special. There has to be some use out of acquiring this many Doctor Who DVDs. I won’t be copying the content here, […]

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Henchmen Available to Watch Free Starting on Christmas

Tubi, the ad-supported free streaming service, has announced that starting tomorrow (Christmas Day), they will be showing the movie Henchmen. Here’s some of the promotional text: The movie features an all-star voice cast that includes Thomas Middleditch, James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Craig Robinson, Will Sasso, Nathan Fillion, Rob Riggle, Jane Krakowski, and Bobcat Goldthwait. In Henchmen, a young man Lester (Middleditch) dreams of becoming a supervillain and joins the Union of Evil as a henchman led by fallen […]

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Enola Holmes Lawsuit Settled

I was not surprised to hear that the Arthur Conan Doyle estate sued Netflix (as well as production company Legendary Pictures, Penguin Random House, and the author of the original books Nancy Springer) over the Enola Holmes movie back in June (in New Mexico, of all places). They have a reputation of trying to get funds when big-pocket participants are involved in Sherlock Holmes projects. (They promote, on their website, licensing the character for, in addition to Sherlock, the US […]

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One More Month for DC Universe

I pretty much stopped news-blogging before DC Universe started, so I haven’t covered it much here. Remember? That was the streaming service launched just before AT&T acquired Warner. It had digital comics; original TV shows (some of which were also aired on the CW when pandemic quarantine shut down production and the TV network needed content); and lots of older video programming. That last item was why I didn’t pay much attention to the service. It turned out that I […]

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