The new season of "Doctor Who" has begun (both here and in the UK), and after posting a bunch of interviews with Matt Smith, Alex Kingston and Karen Gillan, I finally have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as we've done Jim the Fish...
The Doctor comes to America in the season premiere
A pair of DC Comics heroes show up as Clark learns to be nerdy
I don't believe I've ever done a blog post on "Smallville," in part because I can't remember the last time I actually watched an episode of "Smallville." But I gave "Booster" a try, because the episode was written by top DC Comics scribe Geoff Johns, because it featured the introduction of two of my favorite lesser-known DC characters in Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle, and because we're close enough to the finish line that I wanted to see how the show was approaching the inevitable, long-delayed moment when Clark Kent becomes Superman. And I have a few thoughts - and then some questions for those of you who are still watching this show after all these years - coming up just as soon as I get you a soda...
The underdog stories continue, as no one in East Dillon is quite fitting in
(I originally posted this review back when "Friday Night Lights" was doing its exclusive DirecTV run. The comments from that period have been preserved. For the sake of people who are watching the episodes as they air on NBC, I will ask anyone commenting from this point forward to only discuss plot events up to the episode in question. Do not discuss, or even allude to, anything that has yet to air on NBC. Thank you.)
"Friday Night Lights" season five continues, and I have a review of tonight's episode coming up just as soon as I trade my pig for you...
Does Amy Pond love the Doctor more, or her husband Rory?
Tomorrow night at 9, BBC America premieres the new season of "Doctor Who," and today I have the last of my three video interviews with the show's stars. You can find my Matt Smith interview here and here, and my chat with Alex Kingston here and here. Now it's time for Karen Gillan, who plays the Doctor's fiery companion Amy Pond.
I spoke with Gillan in BBC America's New York offices about Amy's feelings for both the Doctor and her husband Rory, growing up as part of the UK's lost generation that didn't know "Doctor Who," her Scottish accent, and more.
Both '30 Rock' and 'TGS' celebrate a milestone in bumpy fashion
A review of last night's 100th episode of "30 Rock" coming up just as soon as I own the Buffalo Bills...
What 'Who' fan doesn't want some Matt Smith and Karen Gillan on their shelves?
For the last few days, I've been posting interviews with the cast of "Doctor Who" (look for Karen Gillan around 1 Eastern) in advance of the season 6 premiere tomorrow night at 9 on BBC America. In addition to those interviews, I have one other goodie to share with you: I have 2 copies of season 5 (the first with Matt Smith and Gillan) and the most recent Christmas special on Blu-ray, and 2 more on DVD.
We're going to do it as a trivia contest, and since Google has rendered pretty much any such trivia question ridiculously simple, we'll choose 4 winners at random from the correct answers (the first 2 drawn will get the Blu-ray copies, unless you request a DVD instead), rather than whomever writes in first. So send your answer to the following question, along with your full name and other contact info (snail mail, phone #, etc., and your format preference), to firstname.lastname@example.org sometime between now and Monday at 9 a.m. Eastern:
Name all the male characters, other than the Doctor himself in his various faces, to travel aboard the TARDIS for more than one episode of the modern (i.e., Christopher Eccleston and Russell Davies onward) TV show. (First names only are fine.)
We're disabling comments on this post to keep people from discussing the answers.
The staff pays tribute to their boss in a touching but uneven episode
A review of last night's "The Office" coming up just as soon as I love banter but hate witty banter...
A dating site says Tom is Leslie's perfect match?
A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as we get in my go-go mobile...
A clever, hilarious parody of sitcom clip shows - and 'Community' season 2 itself
My review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as a leprechaun takes my clothes...
On filming in Monument Valley, keeping secrets from her co-stars and more
As I explained yesterday, the new season of "Doctor Who" - the first one to air day-and-date in both American and the UK, and the first to feature filming on location in America - debuts on BBC America on Saturday night at 9. And last week, I went to BBC America's New York offices to interview Matt Smith, Alex Kingston and Karen Gillan. I posted the Smith interview in two parts yesterday, and Gillan will be posted tomorrow.
Today, though, it's Alex Kingston's turn. She's not a regular castmember, but producer Steven Moffat has made her time-traveling archaeologist character River Song just as important as the ongoing companions - in some ways more, since River and the Doctor have such a complicated, and possibly intimate, relationship.
In part 1 of the interview (part 2 is here), Kingston and I talk about how it felt to film in Monument Valley, at what stages she's learned things about River and the Doctor's relationship that even Smith doesn't know, and more.