Screen Time [Multiverse Madness]: What If…? (Season One)

In September 1961, DC Comics published “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen thanks to the concept of the multiverse, an infinite number of parallel universes that allowed any and all stories and … Continue reading Screen Time [Multiverse Madness]: What If…? (Season One)

Screen Time [Multiverse Madness]: WandaVision

In September 1961, DC Comics published “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen thanks to the concept of the multiverse, an infinite number of parallel universes that allowed any and all stories and … Continue reading Screen Time [Multiverse Madness]: WandaVision

Screen Time [Sci-Fi Sunday]: The Outer Limits (1995): “The New Breed” (S1: E16)

January sees the celebration of two notable dates in science-fiction history, with January 2 christened “National Science Fiction Day” to coincide with the birth date of the world renowned sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov, and HAL 9000, the sophisticated artificial intelligence of Arthur C. Clarke’s seminal 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), being created on 12 January. … Continue reading Screen Time [Sci-Fi Sunday]: The Outer Limits (1995): “The New Breed” (S1: E16)

Screen Time [Gazpacho Soup Day]: Red Dwarf: The Promised Land

In the episode “Me2” (Bye, 1988) of the classic British science-fiction comedy show Red Dwarf (1988 to 2020), it is revealed the Arnold Rimmer’s (Chris Barrie) last words were “Gazpacho soup!” and that he made a point to celebrate November 25th as “Gazpacho Soup Day” after a particularly traumatising visit to the Captain’s Table. Accordingly, … Continue reading Screen Time [Gazpacho Soup Day]: Red Dwarf: The Promised Land

Screen Time [Doctor Who Day]: Doctor Who: The Movie

On this day, the 23rd of November, in 1963, the longest-running and most successful science-fiction television series ever, Doctor Who, first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom. Since then, the rogue Time Lord has gone through numerous incarnations, travelled throughout the entirety of the past, present, and the future, and is widely celebrated … Continue reading Screen Time [Doctor Who Day]: Doctor Who: The Movie

Screen Time: Swamp Thing

Air Date: 31 May 2019 to 2 August 2019UK Distributor: NetflixOriginal Network: DC UniverseStars: Derek Mears, Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Kevin Durand, Maria Sten, and Jeryl Prescott The Background:Although the monstrous swamp creature known as Swamp Thing first appeared in July 1971, the character is best known for his Alec Holland … Continue reading Screen Time: Swamp Thing

Screen Time [Spider-Man Month]: Spider-Man (1977 Pilot)

Easily Marvel Comics’ most recognisable and popular superhero, unsuspecting teenage nerd Peter Parker was first bitten by a radioactive spider and learned the true meaning of power and responsibility in Amazing Fantasy #15, which was first published in August 1962. Since then, the Amazing Spider-Man has featured in numerous cartoons, live-action movies, videogames, action figures, … Continue reading Screen Time [Spider-Man Month]: Spider-Man (1977 Pilot)

Screen Time [Watchmen Wednesday]: Watchmen

To celebrate the fact that I finally got around to reading Doomsday Clock (Johns, et al, 2017 to 2019), DC Comic’s official sequel to the seminal Watchmen (Moore, et al, 1986 to 1987), I’ve been dedicating every Wednesday of this month to Alan Moore’s influential maxiseries. Air Date: 20 October to 15 December 2019UK Network: … Continue reading Screen Time [Watchmen Wednesday]: Watchmen

Screen Time [Sonic Month]: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Quest for the Chaos Emeralds

Sonic the Hedgehog was first introduced to gamers worldwide on 23 June 1991 and, since then, has become not only SEGA’s most enduring and popular character but also a beloved videogame icon. The Blue Blur turned thirty this year and, to celebrate, I’ve been dedicating every Friday to SEGA’s supersonic mascot. Air Date: 26 October … Continue reading Screen Time [Sonic Month]: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Quest for the Chaos Emeralds

Screen Time [Robin Month]: Titans (Season One)

In April of 1940, about a year after the debut of arguably their most popular character, Bruce Wayne/Batman, DC Comics debuted “the sensational find of [that year]”, Dick Grayson/Robin. Since then, Batman’s pixie-boots-wearing partner has changed outfits and a number of different characters have assumed the mantle as the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin … Continue reading Screen Time [Robin Month]: Titans (Season One)