Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Onion has a lot of good stuff this week

The Doctor Who Cuttings Archive also has a good quality scan of the promotional image.


Clive Banks has a site that has a whole bunch of interesting Doctor Who rumors on his site. He's also got a picture of one of the first official publicity images from the series, with Doctor, companion, police box, and logo.

One of the more interesting changes has been that both the post card and the new logo wallpaper have the official Doctor Who site as, and not based at the cult url. By itself, it's probably not a big deal, but it's another signal about what they're really expecting with this new series.


Wednesday, October 20, 2004

'Star Trek' looks like burned-out nova

It's like the late 1980s and Doctor Who, of course.

And actually, I think there is some truth to it. It's not that modern Trek is awful -- Enterprise, while not great, is not the worst Trek either. But to some extent, the comparison with the 1980s Who is right as well -- the faith was lost during Voyager, just like the faith for Doctor Who was lost when Colin Baker was playing the title character, and while there were some signs of life towards the end of the series, it was too little, too late.

But I think the other lesson that we get is that even if it rests for a while -- and perhaps it should -- it will come back. Star Trek as a format has the sort of flexibility that survives cast changes, and production changes. It's no longer just one person's vision, and just like no one really doubts that there will be another Sherlock Holmes movie, or another James Bond movie, or another Superman movie -- eventually, there will be more Star Trek

But perhaps not for a while. So we an all remember why there should be a Star Trek.

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Monday, October 18, 2004

BBC - Doctor Who - Doctor Who logo


Saturday, October 16, 2004

Florida Election Ballot

How the rest of the world views the US

I'm not sure what all of this means -- and how other people view America is always complicated, but it's food for thought. - Transcripts

I'm quite sad that I missed Jon Stewart on CROSSFIRE. But the transcript is amusing.

(And in other political incorrectness, TEAM AMERICA is wonderful satire.)

Thursday, October 14, 2004

The CONvergence Programming Brainstorming Session is going to be
November 20th at the Sheraton Bloomington, at 2:00 PM.

The brainstorming session is really the most important meeting of
the year for us. It's where we get much of our ideas.


Friday, October 08, 2004

A couple political flash animations for you. They've probably got enough to be funny regardless of your political viewpoint, as long as you've got some sense of humor.

The Presidential Horror Show

And Whose land is it? Who can say in DC!

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