If you can track it down, the novelization of NEW NIGHTMARE by David Bergantino gets even more meta, involving the novelization itself! »
The great thing about the AGENTS OF SHIELD comic book is that, in theory, the comics aren't bound by the same rights issues affecting the TV show. So Spider-Man and the X-Men can't appear on the TV show, but they're fair game in the comic books. The same way Marvel can still publish Spider-Man and X-Men comics, even… »
Yeah, at this point, she's been a serial arsonist, H.G. Wells, Elizabeth Bathory, a slinky alien Mafia wife, and now a sexy Hindu demon. If STAR TREK ever needs to recast the Borg Queen, I think we know who is on the short list.
Not that I'm complaining, mind you. »
Hmm. Certainly a different take on the FANTASTIC FOUR, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. There's room for various different approaches to the source material, and there's no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to adapting comic-book superheroes to film. »
I think "All in the Family" holds the record for begetting the most spin-offs "in the same universe," although "Happy Days" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" are up there, too. »
Seriously? They changed Victor Von Doom's name to something more "realistic"?
Okay, that's just wrong.
I don't read comics (or watch comic book shows) for realism. I want flying dogs with capes, telepathic gorillas, power rings, and people who can stretch like silly putty. "Dulmacher" doesn't bother me at all. »
Along the same lines, see also "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" by Jill Lepore, which covers a lot of the same material. »
When is Rose going to figure out that inviting Miss Bunting upstairs is NEVER a good idea?
Oh wait, DOWNTOWN ABBEY isn't SF. Never mind. »
Ditto. I've never quite understood GOONIES nostalgia, but I was well out of college by the time it came out. I remember seeing in the theater at the time, and finding it cute enough, but I've never been motivated to see it again. STAND BY ME, on the other hand, holds up well to this day. »
Burroughs actually included all the rules to jetan in an appendix to "Chessmen of Mars." As a kid, I was always tempted to make myself a board and pieces so I could play the game myself, but I never got around to it. »
To complicate matters, let's not forget that it's possible for the original literary version of a character to be in public domain, but not aspects of the later movie versions: Universal's tradmarked "Frankenstein" makeup, Dorothy Gale's "ruby" slippers from the MGM movie, etc. »
Honestly, this is probably the best Katrina episode so far. Which isn't saying much, I know, but . . . baby steps! »
On the TV show DEFIANCE, also starring Jaime Murray ("Helena" from WH13), her character has a relationship with another woman that is not remotely subtextual. It's a major storyline. »
I was shocked to discover a while ago that the guy who runs the produce section at a local supermarket had never heard of GMOs and had no idea the term meant. Now, no matter where you stand on the various issues regarding GMOs, it was disheartening to discover that a guy whose job revolves around selling fruit and… »