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Name: Andrew Coleman

Bio: Linux enthusiast, avid twitterer and full time geek. Semi-new to the comics world. I'm usually the guy behind the camera (or fixing it in post). Follow me on twitter @kzap333 (shameless plug for more followers)


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August 16, 2013 11:19 am @IthoSapien Good points about Doctor Who, I won't go into detail except to say I mostly agree. I too am bored with the same type of relationship between Doctor and companion, that's not to say I don't like it but it's just been overdone. Like I said, that's why I'm looking forward to Capaldi taking over the role, I suspect we'll see a different type of relationship (either friendship or fatherly/grandfatherly). As for being too obsessed with TV, I go back to my original point: The problem isn't people caring too much about TV but caring too much about the wrong CONTENT. Television is simply a delivery mechanism. Quality show's DON'T get the deserved attention, that's my point, the trashy content that people care about isn't the fault of Television, the same content could be delivered in magazines, on the radio or Internet. If you said America is too obsessed with shallow fatuous and unintelligent entertainment I'd agree with you but you can't lump that in with ALL of Television. That's like saying America is obsessed with reading but not making the distinction between OK! magazine and Shakespeare.
August 16, 2013 6:41 am @genelaw9 No! We're keeping Steven Fry, he's OUR national treasure and we're not loosing him to another pointless American remake :P Netflix should get the British series of QI in their US library though, so you yanks can enjoy it too.
August 15, 2013 6:36 pm If you're referring to the "no politics" rule, it seems harsh but I can understand it. What starts of as a light hearted jab or little joke can lead to a completely off topic flame war. I'm all for free speech but it's their site and their roles, it's nice to have a site to just talk about comics and not get sidetracked with the serious stuff. Plus there are those outside the US who couldn't care less about your politicians.
August 15, 2013 6:30 pm Slightly off topic but do you have any comedy panel shows in the US, like Mock the Week, QI and Have I Got News For You? The closest thing I can think of is Who's Line Is It Anyway (which is a remake of a British show) and that's not quite the same. The next closest thing is "fake news show" format like "The Daily Show", which we've dabbled with over here (the excellent "Brass Eye" comes to mind) but it's not as prominent as it is the US. Just curious, I find it interesting which types of shows exists in which countries.
August 15, 2013 6:24 pm I never started watching until Duncan from Community took over, he comes from British comedy panel shows (like Mock the Week) so I think he's pretty much perfect for it. I think I'll probably stop watching when he stop hosting, I really hope Comedy Central give him his own series (not just a stand-up show). (I'm from the UK so use MediaHint to watch the show on Hulu)
August 15, 2013 6:50 am Yea I'm with USPUNX. It would be like saying nothing happened in Starwars until the end of Empire Strikes back because that was the first time Luke had a one on one confrontation with Darth Vader. What you refer to as "something happening" is what I would call "the climax of the story", I suspect that the final confrontation with Prince IV would be the end, unless there's a bigger bad waiting in the wings, which is possible.
August 14, 2013 2:04 pm @IthoSapien I guess I'm going to disagree with you on both points there. I think Americans are too obsessed with the wrong type of television, there are plenty of great programs that people should be watch. To quote Charlie Booker "TV can be many things. Nowt wrong with a bit of mindless entertainment now and then. But when someone with purpose seizes and commands it, it can also do the incredible." As for Doctor Who I've been a fan since Steven Moffatt took over (never really got into the Russell T. Davies era despite a few spectacular episode), the latest series has been a bit hit and miss but that has nothing to do with sexualisation. I actually liked Amy Pong trying to seduce the Doctor in one of her first episodes, and had always wandered why none of the other companions had been so forthright before. Plus we get a lesbian lizard and her wife which is great for equality. That said, I'm SUPER looking forward to Peter Capaldi taking over the role (he was in my top three choices before he got the role), it will be a nice change to have a different dynamic with the companion. And as for sexualisation in Doctor Who it's not a new thing just google search "Peri Brown".
August 14, 2013 1:47 pm @Molly Well said, you hit the nail on the head about "anti-sexualisation" being routed old fashioned beliefs, personally I think it's up to the individual, they should be allowed to dress however they want (completely sexual or not at all) and wear as much or as little make-up as they want, regardless of gender. And I hope you're right about the show being low on manufactured drama and trying to dispel stereotypes, that would be fantastic if it was true and I might just have to watch it after all. Like I said in another comment I'm far too cynical.
August 14, 2013 1:41 pm @Molly Good on you. "Opinionated" and "loud", makes me think they're going to have a lot of fun with your footage in editing. Opinionated people are very rarely portrayed well in reality shows. Take a debate, strip out one side of the argument so it looks like one person is ranting apropos of nothing and edit in some voxpops of other house members upset. Suddenly you're the villain of the series. But then maybe I'm too cynical, we'll have to wait and see.
August 14, 2013 12:46 pm Media is how we connect to the world, books are media, letters are media, essay and business memos are media. It's IMPOSSIBLE to care too much about media. Even if you limit it to entertainment media (TV, books, film, games, radio...) I still think it's impossible to care about it too much, our entrainment media is what forms our culture. You could argue all the problems with are culture come from not caring about entertainment media ENOUGH.