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Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Wrong Lessons

A final post, from now, from the “Things I Wrote for WIRED That Were Never Published” vault. This is from August last year. As the Comic-Con announcements last month demonstrated, 2015 is shaping up to be a pretty big year … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

Is Mad Men The Ghost of Television Past?

Another oldie, from May last year, written for WIRED. On the slowly-unfolding AMC period drama Mad Men, character arcs and plots can take several episodes or even seasons to come into focus. As the show’s sixth season slowly unfolds, it’s … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 Writingthoughts , ,

Who is the Doctor?

From the never-published final installment of the on-again, off-again recaps on WIRED’s Underwire for the last season of Doctor Who. Funny to revisit in light of subsequent episodes. With “The Name of The Doctor,” this latest season of Doctor Who … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

Truth, Justice and the American Psyche

This one, written for WIRED, goes waaaay back — it was written to accompany the release of Man of Steel last summer. I seem to remember something similar eventually saw the light of day in connection with Superman’s 75th anniversary … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

Marvel’s Agents of the Status Quo

Written for WIRED, and I honestly can’t remember why this didn’t run. It’s from October last year, and events in the show have outdated this since to some extent. For those watching ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., last week’s fifth … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 Writingthoughts

Enough Nostalgia Already, Star Wars

Another Star Wars piece written for Wired, and another one that didn’t run for reasons best left undiscussed. It was actually given back to me to offer elsewhere; I would have run it at the Hollywood Reporter, but I felt … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

Work Not In Progress: Fantastic Four

An unfinished first draft of this piece for the Hollywood Reporter, abandoned midway through because it wasn’t working. I started over from another angle, and it just felt better, somehow. Now that it looks like we may finally have Fox’s … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

Internet Cynicism

Written for Wired, and left unpublished for reasons I can’t explain — there was excitement behind the scenes for it, but it never ran. Who knows? We’re still some distance away from Star Wars: Episode VII — Two years away, … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

Recently Watched: House of Cards Season Two

So, I finished House of Cards season 2 this weekend (Like season 1, I found myself exhausted by binge-watching and took a break midway through, before returning to binge-watch the final episodes), and as the season went on, found myself … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 Uncategorized

Happy Belated Birthday, Doctor Who

Written for Time to celebrate last November’s 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and left unpublished for reasons too ridiculous and complicated to get into. At one point in Russell T. Davies’ wonderful The Writer’s Tale, a book about his creative … Continue reading