| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Had it come even a few years into its 21st century rebirth, the 50th anniversary of "Doctor Who," the BBC series about a space-time-traveling alien and the humans he corrals into keeping him company, would not be the worldwide event it is now. But event...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:07 AM
"The Walking Dead" proves unpredictable once again! You thought last week's episode was a one-off detour into the Governor's activities since last season, and this week would return us to the exploits of Rick, Glenn and the rest of the prison crew. But...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:04 PM
David Bradley has had a long, distinguished career on the stage in England, but in the last few years, Hollywood has had him in its sights. He was the cantankerous watchman at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and has appeared in the acclaimed British...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:29 AM
"Dr. Who," "Dr. Who" and more "Dr. Who." By now even those few Americans still disavowing their inner geeks and/or Anglophiles must know the British sci-fi classic "Dr. Who" is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary (yes, it debuted in Britain on the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:43 AM
"The Hollow Crown" (PBS, Fridays). Here is my man Shakespeare back again, and not a moment too soon -- the best man, to steal a line from the writer himself, "either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:12 PM
News that J.K. Rowling is writing a “Harry Potter” spinoff movie has magical-minded Muggles, including actors from the original films, […]...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:42 PM
The news that J.K. Rowling is developing a “Harry Potter” spinoff movie left many magic-loving Muggles feeling a bit like […]...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's tough to beat a good crime drama for many reasons, only some of which have to do with guns, car chases and wise but weary men saying things like "I'm too old for this."
Crime punctures the delicate scrim of daily life: The perfect family, the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:56 PM
"The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (Shout Factory DVD). One of television's great comedies, collected completely: 20 discs, 147 episodes, immaculately transferred, compactly packaged. I mean to get around to speaking of its virtues at length in some...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 5:32 PM
“Doctor Who” toplines a television heavy lineup for Comic-Con International's final day, July 21. The schedule also sees the dramas […]...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 1:52 PM
While the San Diego Convention Center hosts the fanboys and hit-girls of Comic-Con during the day, in the evening the […]...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary panel was certainly not for the unindoctrinated.
Chock-full of inside jokes and obscure references to the many characters, creatures and times that The Doctor has encountered over the years, the discussion would prove to...