Link Round-Up: December 24

Not a lot of links for you on Christmas Eve. To be honest, one of these I flagged yesterday — and it was the only link I flagged yesterday. Same with today. Chalk it up to trying to stay ahead of the deadlines at the office. Book of the Week, Stephen Fry – The FryContinue reading “Link Round-Up: December 24”

Jeeves & Wooster

Over the past month, I watched through the four season of ITV’s Jeeves and Wooster starring Stephen Fry as the “gentleman’s personal gentleman” Reginald Jeeves and Hugh Laurie as Bertram Wilberforce Wooster from the early 90s. On Friday, I sat down and watched the final episode. I had watched some of the episodes on PBSContinue reading “Jeeves & Wooster”

On The Hobbit’s Casting Choices

Today I read an interesting criticism from Ben Child of Peter Jackson’s upcoming Hobbit films — the films will be an extended exercise in stunt casting: With the news that Billy Connolly is to take the role of dwarf king Dain Ironfoot in his adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s debut Middle-earth-set novel, Jackson appears to beContinue reading “On The Hobbit’s Casting Choices”

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

A few weeks ago, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows came out. While it’s not the Sherlock Holmes production most of my friends were anticipating — that would be the second season of the BBC’s Sherlock, which began airing on BBC1 yesterday — it’s the Sherlock Holmes event I was most anticipating. Don’t misunderstand. MuchContinue reading “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”

On Stephen Fry’s New Television Series

Stephen Fry — writer, actor, all-around personality — has revealed that he will be making a series for BBC2 on language — Planet Word. I haven’t seen a good documentary about language, where it comes from, how we speak it, the variations of it, whether languages are dying, whether we are better at speaking thanContinue reading “On Stephen Fry’s New Television Series”

On Neil Gaiman’s New Gig

Neil Gaiman, long-rumored as penning an episode of Doctor Who, has confirmed at the SFX Weekender Convention that he will, in fact, be writing an episode of Doctor Who. Gaiman announced this first through his Twitter feed, and then spoke at length with SFX magazine: As anyone who’s read my blog knows, I’m a bigContinue reading “On Neil Gaiman’s New Gig”

On Tristram Shandy and Book Buying

I’ve decided that I’m going to use Barnes & Noble’s website more often for my book-buying needs. Our story begins two nights ago. I’d recently acquired Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story on DVD for less than five dollars. When it came out in 2006, I wanted to see it, despite never having readContinue reading “On Tristram Shandy and Book Buying”

On “New Doctor” Anticipation

So, in about two hours, we’ll know. We’ll know who David Tennant’s replacement is. We’ll know who the next Doctor will be. 🙂 BBC News has a rundown of the leading contenders. Leading, as in, these are the people the bookies in the UK are talking about. As if bookies know anything. The leading candidateContinue reading “On “New Doctor” Anticipation”

On Death Comes to Time and the new starship Enterprise

Earlier this week the first picture of the Enterprise from next summer’s Star Trek film was released. In case you’ve not been paying attention to the development of J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek film, it’s a tale of the classic characters — Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and all the rest — during their original five-year mission.Continue reading “On Death Comes to Time and the new starship Enterprise”