In the end, while individual plot points, objects, and places are important for fans to recognize, the most successful approach seems to come about when the writer extrapolates the character’s underlying identity, exploring those aspects that remain the same in the new setting, and how they will manifest.
Maybe it was time to leave the safe haven of sci-fi niche nerdom and dip my toe into a mass program. BBT had just won a People’s Choice award. Could all the people be wrong all the time?
As much as it desperately needs a bigger venue, it might also be time to come up with a new name. Comic-Con does not accurately capture the range and diversity of events on offer.
Mad Men gears up for its fourth season with a big public relations push. What makes the show so special and can it continue to live up to its buzz?
The fifth season of Doctor Who saw the introduction of a new showrunner. In this post, Matt Hills considers his impact on series.
The music industry may be on hard times, but music festivals are booming. What gives?
The Real World: Back to New Orleans, like Treme, brings to life how “authentic” New Orleans has taken on new and often multiple meanings for tourists, volunteers, and television watchers
As everyone else was drooling over the final episodes of LOST, I fully admit that I was focusing on my weekly fix of Lifetime’s Army Wives. Despite its lack of cultural cachet, to me the show continues to illustrate an interesting tension between niche marketing, media convergence, and politically charged topicality.
Evan Davis reports from New York City on recent developments in French Cinema.
What is more remarkable than the accuracy of the predictions made by Paul the Octopus was the absence of compelling onfield stories and game play that allowed for Paul to become the major story of the World Cup.
True Blood begins its third season on HBO this summer, but perhaps more fun than catching up on the show’s previous seasons is reading the series of novels and short stories on which the show is based.
The Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research hosted a major conference this past week that featured a symposium on broadcasting in the 1930s, several thought-provoking keynote addresses, and presentations on all manner of issues pertaining to archives and the historical past.
At the TWiT Cottage and around the web, a new kind of network television is taking hold.
Robert Pattinson, like Brando and Dean before him, doesn’t play by the star promotion rules and yet is a heartthrob because he appeals to heartthrob-hungry girls in unexpected ways.
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