Firstly, this:
It's not about "grateful", it's about what your contract with the writer is. Your contract is "For the cover price you can read this book". Everything else is at the author's own good grace. » 7/09/14 10:02am 7/09/14 10:02am

What's that? My dissertation topic is in the thread? WELL SINCE YOU ASK!

The problem with all the War of the World's adaptations we've seen so far isn't the period (although a period version would be cool), it's with the central message. War of the Worlds was about the arrogance of the British Empire, illustrated by… » 7/05/14 12:26pm 7/05/14 12:26pm

Actually "This time with dinosaurs" is the only thing that's sparked a flicker of interest in me since I practically slept through the first one. Not enough for me to actually see it, or rent it, or watch it when it turns up on Netflix, but if it's on telly and there's nothing else to watch and I can't be bothered to… » 6/25/14 1:48am 6/25/14 1:48am

In the world of Scooby Do any paranormal phenomenon can be explained by the monster being a dude in a mask. Therefore Scooby is in fact a dude in a dog suit. By the time the Gang figured it out it had already been too long, so they all just carry on and pretend like it's totally fine. » 6/18/14 1:29am 6/18/14 1:29am

This was filmed at the Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Couldn't get down there to see the filming, but we did have the fun of telling our four-year-old that the Avengers were in Norwich. He spent the rest of the day peering out the window trying to spot them flying overhead (which he did,… » 6/17/14 6:35am 6/17/14 6:35am

F*ck sake io9. One of the attractions of regularly visiting this site is that I know I am unlikely to run into pictures of the doughy, gawping human skinsuit of the Blackadder reject my country currently has instead of a chancellor of the exchequer. » 6/12/14 6:12am 6/12/14 6:12am