From the previews I thought this would go down a spooky girl fairy tale path, influenced by William Blake (Tyger Tyger!). Easy to assume with the kid in the red coat running around through the woods, and with the wolves, and the deliberate spoken references to Hansel and Gretel. This current series does like making … Continue reading Doctor Who: Wood for the Trees
Springes to Catch Woodcocks: first ideas about Cabin in the Woods
So I saw Cabin in the Woods. I was duly horrified. Not as horrified as the woman who kept screaming in the row behind me, but I left the cinema with mouth agape, slightly deaf from the screaming, but also thinking THAT is how you do it. Appalled. You know how Revenge feels like a … Continue reading Springes to Catch Woodcocks: first ideas about Cabin in the Woods
Doctor Who: Widows, Fools n Brides.
I'm insanely excited. I'm soon attending the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular with the MSO. Woo Who indeed. So I thought it was timely to post this. Of a Widow I'm lying. I'm always lying, at least when I state categorically I will not post about the Dr Who Christmas episode. And then do so. I … Continue reading Doctor Who: Widows, Fools n Brides.
Dr Who: it’s all in the name
So now a couple of hints from Matt Smith, plus a few recent headlines means Mr Smith is leaving Dr Who. We'll see. I took a while to warm to Smith's interpretation, he was a bit too...slapstick for me. The Doctor is an alien, sure, but he doesn't need added layers of weird. He is not … Continue reading Dr Who: it’s all in the name
The Oncoming Stormcrow? Correspondences in two pop culture icons
With The Hobbit being filmed in NZ and Dr Who in a midyear break, I thought why not write about the two. So this is my take on how JRRR Tolkien’s Gandalf is very much analogous to that Doctor from Gallifrey. Olórin also called Mithrandir and Gandalf and is an Istari. He is, in the … Continue reading The Oncoming Stormcrow? Correspondences in two pop culture icons
Some thoughts about Fairy Tales (Intro)
In lieu of the recent International Women's Day and ACMI's special conference on Fairy Tales, which I couldn't attend (sob). I'm currently working on presenting here what I think Fairy Tales are and what they're for, inspired by tertiary study at La Trobe University (a long while ago), a metric tonne of reading (creative and theoretical) and … Continue reading Some thoughts about Fairy Tales (Intro)