The Problem of Susan

A few weeks ago, Dark Horse Comics published an adaptation by P. Craig Russell of Neil Gaiman’s Narnia short story, “The Problem of Susan.” While I’ve read Gaiman’s short story a half dozen times over the years, between work and life and the flu I didn’t have the opportunity to give the graphic novel aContinue reading “The Problem of Susan”

On New Doctor Who Christmas Special Announcements

The BBC has made some announcements about this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, starring Matt Smith. Filming began last week. The story will be set during World War II and its guest cast includes Claire Skinner, Bill Bailey, Alexander Armstrong, and Arabella Weir. Weir, by the way, played the Doctor in Big Finish’s audio playContinue reading “On New Doctor Who Christmas Special Announcements”

On Things I’ve Been Reading

“The Professor, the Queen, and the Bookshop” Doctor Who Magazine #429 Panini UK Written by Jonathan Morris Art by Rob Davis One winter’s day, during the height of the Blitz, two young children — Amelia and Rory — run through London’s streets, en route to a nearby train station to meet Amelia’s aunt. Amelia spiesContinue reading “On Things I’ve Been Reading”

On The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

When I was very young, no more than six, I found my way into Narnia. CBS produced an animated adaptation of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, directed by Bill Melendez, one of the lights behind CBS’ Peanuts cartoons. I was really taken with the movie, and my parents bought me a boxed setContinue reading “On The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

On the Prince Caspian Trailer

A few days ago Disney released the first trailer for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. I downloaded the trailer and gave it a look. I’ve written previously that I found The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe… adequate at best. For what it is, it’s a good film. It’s eye-candy. The story? It’s prettyContinue reading “On the Prince Caspian Trailer”

On Revisiting the Wardrobe

Recently I acquired Disney’s extended cut DVD of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It was released last Christmas and left on the market for about six weeks, whereupon it was pulled. Like The Lord of the Rings extended editions, this was a four-disc affair, released both as a regular four-disc edition and asContinue reading “On Revisiting the Wardrobe”

On The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

I saw The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe last night. Overall opinion? The film was okay. Not great, mostly good, but overall, just okay. Adequate. I first read the books when I was six. CBS had done an animated version of Lion (just bought it on DVD, btw), and my family and I hadContinue reading “On The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”