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Tuesday, August 6 2013

Why ‘Firefly’ Should be a Videogame

In spite of the ongoing thirst for more Firefly content and ongoing rumours of a game adaptation, nothing has come to fruition, which makes the official announcement of a game exciting because the series fits so nicely into a video game template.


Monday, November 5 2012

Is ‘The Walking Dead’ Actually Any Good?

So far, the incredible ratings for the current season of The Walking Dead has been the talk of TV sites and blogs. Here we look at Season 3 coolly, with the use of a report card.


Wednesday, September 7 2011

Trickster-Heroes in ‘Buffy’ and ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’

While Spike represents a moral alternative to Buffy’s heroism, the Arthurian Green Knight's tricks -- including a gruesome beheading -- end as mere a parlor game. Spike is the superior trickster.


Monday, August 1 2011

TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 6

There was both good and bad news for the so-called geek and nerd audience, as Fringe survived its move to Friday night, but they were left with no Space Opera with the cancellation of Caprica and Stargate Universe.


Thursday, April 21 2011

How Much Does an Accurate Location Matter When Watching TV?

Unlike other formats, the sitcom allows us to suspend disbelief because we know this is a set, we know there’s a reason we’ve never actually seen a New York street in Friends, or the fourth wall of an apartment in any show. And we’re okay with that.


Thursday, April 14 2011

Whedon and Company: Worlds Await

The formal creation of Buffy Studies -- and therefore Whedon Studies -- was born with the creation of the online journal Slayage 10 years ago. Here the coeditor of Slayage, Rhonda V. Wilcox, offers some reflections on our obsessions with the output of a certain TV creator.


Can’t Stop the Serenity: Taking Fan Activism to the Next Level

A member of Whedonites United, a Tennessee group associated with the Can't Stop the Serenity movement, explains how a group of fans of Joss Whedon and the film Serenity takes fan activism to a new level by actively trying to make the world a more humane and just place.


Wednesday, April 13 2011

Six Reasons Why Joss Whedon Is the Perfect Director for ‘The Avengers’

It was announced last year that Joss Whedon would direct the most ambitious superhero movie ever, teaming Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye all in one enormous film. Matthew Hurd thinks Whedon was the perfect choice.


The Life of an Alien Lizard Queen: An Interview with Monica Baccarin

PopMatters sat down with Firefly and V. star Morena Baccarin in February 2011 to get her thoughts on working with Joss Whedon and playing an alien lizard queen.


Tuesday, April 12 2011

Joss Whedon: Pioneer of the Body Count

Among Joss Whedon's greatest contributions to television has been the continual use of the Body Count, the willingness to kill off recurring characters in order to ratchet up the narrative tension and create a sense of danger.


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‘The Event’ Will Be Unrequited (Channel Surfing) [8.Oct.10]
Cult TV Spotlight: David McCallum (Mixed Media) [6.Oct.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Weekends (Channel Surfing) [27.Aug.10]
Consumerism and the Fan: A LOST Case Study (Channel Surfing) [23.Aug.10]
LOST in Memorabilia (Channel Surfing) [20.Aug.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Mondays (Channel Surfing) [16.Aug.10]
Lost Baggage (Features) [20.May.10]
Lost: The Auction (Mixed Media) [18.May.10]
The Soup: ‘Lost Vs. V’ (video) (Mixed Media) [11.May.10]
Blood Ties: The Complete Series (Reviews) [22.Apr.10]
Lost: The Final Countdown: Blog 1 (Channel Surfing) [22.Apr.10]
Chronic ‘Lost’ Sickness (Columns) [14.Mar.10]
Top 10 Episodes of 2009 (Channel Surfing) [12.Jan.10]
TV’s First Female Hero: Annie Oakley (Channel Surfing) [7.Jan.10]
Holding Out For ‘Heroes’ (Channel Surfing) [2.Dec.09]
Teenage Circus: Teenagers on TV (Channel Surfing) [27.Nov.09]
Pop 20: Loving ‘Lost’ (News) [8.May.09]
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