Lynnette Porter
Contributing Editor

Lynnette Porter is currently writing a book about Vincent Van Gogh as portrayed in popular films, print biographies, television, and public art exhibitions. She is the author of two performance biographies: Benedict Cumberbatch, Transition Completed: Films, Fame, Fans and Benedict Cumberbatch, In Transition (MX Publishing, 2014 and 2013, respectively). Other recent books include The Doctor Who Franchise (McFarland, 2013) and Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century (McFarland, 2012). Dr. Porter is a professor in the Humanities and Communication Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Features // 17 Articles
Columns // 29 Articles
Reviews // 41 Articles
Blogs // 13 Articles

Carole E. Barrowman’s Authorial Journey to Hollow Earth | 1 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

Hollow Earth isn’t just any book. It may be the Next Big Thing in young adult (YA) literature. It’s cover proclaims that “Imagination can be a dangerous thing,” but fans of John and Carole E. Barrowman are more than willing to take that risk.

Sherlockians, Whovians, Woodies: Summer is the Season for Cinematic Tourists | 26 Jul 2011 // 4:00 PM

Each summer they descend upon London en masse. Who are these cinematic tourists, and why do they travel thousands of miles to see where real or fictitious people enacted the stories that captured fans’ imagination?


What Does a Zombie Gorilla Sound Like? | 28 Aug 2013 // 5:30 PM

With a microphone, a laptop, and hundreds of voices in his throat, voice actor Bill Karalius can become anything from a Cajun crawdad to a zombie gorilla to a world-saving ghost hunter.

Crowd-Funding a Crowd Pleaser: The Feature Future of 'Cleaning Up' | 7 Aug 2013 // 5:30 PM

Crowd funding through Kickstarter or Indiegogo may be trendy, but filmmakers Thomas and Simon Guerrier are taking an atypical approach to funding a feature-length version of Cleaning Up.


Ian McKellen Unravels the Mystery of the Literary Icon in 'Mr. Holmes' | 10 Nov 2015 // 8:10 PM

In Mr. Holmes, Ian McKellen presents three different Sherlocks: the brilliant detective he once was, the 93-year-old man in mental decline, and the inescapable character created by John Watson.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Canon-era Adaptation | 8 Nov 2015 // 8:10 PM

No matter how many adaptations have come and gone since, William Gillette’s interpretation of Sherlock Holmes provides the inspiration, good or bad, for those that follow.


Controversial Film, Enlightening Trailer: DreamWorks’ 'The Fifth Estate' | 18 Jul 2013 // 12:55 AM

Just like Julian Assange and Wikileaks, DreamWorks' The Fifth Estate is sure to generate controversy, but its first trailer entertains as well as enlightens.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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