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By Mark Clapham on 23 November 2010 2 COMMENTS

I’m finding it hard to get quite as worked up about the Joss-free ‘Buffy’ remake as many fans of the series are.

By Mark Clapham on 28 June 2010 Comments Off

Superhero team books are a big part of Marvel and DC’s publishing schedules, but does their style of storytelling stand up when taken out of the weekly churn of periodical publishing?

By Eddie Robson on 12 May 2010 1 COMMENT

The verdict on Paul Chambers – a £1,000 fine and a criminal record for making a joke about blowing up an airport on Twitter – is of course absurd and the CPS should be ashamed of themselves. However, the case has brought back some thoughts I’ve recently had about the nature of the internet.
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By Mark Clapham on 20 October 2009 Comments Off

If Britain has a great TV industry it is because of the BBC, not in spite of it.

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By Mark Clapham on 29 March 2009 Comments Off

… they take up most of our time: recent UK TV crime series ‘Whitechapel’, ‘Moses Jones’, and ‘Red Riding’ hit DVD.

By Mark Clapham on 01 March 2009 Comments Off

The status of ‘2000AD’ on Betelgeuse may justify Tharg’s bragging, but its sales figures here on Earth don’t.

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By Mark Clapham on 03 January 2009 Comments Off

As the entire internet is loudly aware, Matt Smith is the eleventh ‘Doctor Who’.

By Mark Clapham on 15 November 2008 Comments Off

This evening the first two minutes of the ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special, ‘The Next Doctor’ were shown on BBC1…

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By J Clive Matthews on 09 February 2006 Comments Off

With the spread of broadband internet access, music and video piracy boomed.

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By Eddie Robson on 11 January 2006 Comments Off

ITV is making a bold step into the new year by changing its idents…

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By Shiny Shelf on 01 January 2006 Comments Off

As 2006 begins, now is the last chance we’ll have to round-up all those things that Shiny Shelf should have reviewed in 2005 but, due to the constraints of time and competence, didn’t get around to. ..

By Eddie Robson on 30 August 2005 Comments Off

I also considered calling this article ‘Don’t Fear the Repeater’, so consider yourselves lucky.

By Eddie Robson on 25 July 2005 Comments Off

Last week it was reported that Ofcom had fined Five (the channel, not the defunct boyband) for broadcasting an unnecessarily loud commercial break…

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By Eddie Robson on 16 July 2005 Comments Off

Having had a few months to get used to the idea, I don’t think that moving TOTP to Sunday evenings is all that bad an idea…

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By Eddie Robson on 11 July 2005 Comments Off

In today’s crowded media market, you have to get your ideas across quickly and clearly and there’s no better way of doing that than reworking an idea people know already…

By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

Remember your first taste of DVD? OK, its hardly your first kiss, but it was significant nonetheless, wasn’t it?

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By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

After years of knocking down, Hollywood seems to be building again. After aliens destroyed Washington (Independence Day), a volcano trashed LA (Volcano) and a tidal wave drowned New York (Deep Impact

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By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

A Saturday lunch time in February finds your correspondent, girlfriend in tow, rushing into central London to catch a rare treat – a cinema screening of seminal 80s spook-com ‘Ghost Busters’. Part of the Prince Charles Cinema’s ‘Retro Kid’ season of classic kids flicks from that decade, the price of a ticket included free coffee, [...]