Dec. 14, 2011 | 11:40 a.m.
Even after the October finale of the nail-biting sixth season of “Doctor Who,” there’s been plenty of suspense for Whovians — they’ve been counting down the days until the Christmas special, “The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe”; keeping track of the “Doctor Who” feature film speculation; celebrating TARDIS Day; and reveling in the recovery of long-lost classic “Who” episodes. The most recent season also hit store shelves last month in a new fancy boxed set. To look back at what some fans consider the most enthralling season in the show’s 48-year history, Hero Complex writer Noelene Clark caught up with Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond, the traveling companion of Matt Smith’s Doctor. Click through the gallery above to look back at Amy Pond’s adventures this season, and read her interview below. But if you’re not caught up, beware spoilers below. NC: Series 6 has […]
Dec. 01, 2011 | 10:16 a.m.
What do you do after the magic is gone? That’s the career question facing David Yates, the director who this year delivered his fourth “Harry Potter” film and watched it go on to $1.3 billion in worldwide box office along with the best reviews of the entire era-defining franchise. On Tuesday, sipping tea and sitting in the sun on the patio of a Los Angeles hotel, the soft-spoken 48-year-old said he was still trying to sort out his emotions as well as his ambitions, which include a “Doctor Who” feature film. “It’s so hard to contextualize. I’m not sure how I feel. I’ve gotten much more opportunity, I know that, but how do I feel? I feel … well, I’m still in recovery, frankly. I’m recovering from six and half years of incredibly intense schedules and expectations. I have post-Hogwarts Syndrome. We were joking […]
Nov. 17, 2011 | 3:00 a.m.
Los Angeles Times television critic Robert Lloyd is a longtime “Tintin” fan and he will be writing a series of posts on the heritage of the character. This post has been corrected, as detailed below. Tintin is a comic-strip/comic-book character — a young Belgian reporter, nominally, but a reporter who has rarely done any reporting — and by extension the name for all the characters and things that fall within his world, as laid out in the 23 books (and an incomplete 24th, eventually published in sketchbook form) that comprise “The Adventures of Tintin.” Unlike Superman or Mickey Mouse, who have outlived their creators to be re-imagined to whatever purpose the current age or copyright-holder demands, Tintin’s adventures, which began in 1929 with “Tintin in the Land of the Soviets,” came to a close with the 1983 death of the man who invented […]
April 04, 2011 | 3:00 a.m.
Isn’t it funny how time slips away? “Doctor Who“ is back with new adventures on April 23 on BBC America and the new preview for the upcoming season looks strong. Young Matt Smith has certainly proven himself worthy of carrying the sonic screwdriver. Check this out… – Geoff Boucher RECENT AND RELATED “Doctor Who” does time warp on Craig Ferguson Merry Christmas, Doctor “Doctor Who” hits DVD with timely extras “Doctor Who” begins anew David Tennant says “Who” role was “impossibly fortunate” David Tennant, running out of time on “Doctor Who” VIDEO: Exit interview — Tennant and Davies together Robert Lloyd: My surreal ride with “Doctor Who” “Doctor Who,” fighting the past and looking to the future
Oct. 23, 2010 | 6:53 a.m.
Robert Lloyd considers the elementary appeal of ”Sherlock”… Sherlock Holmes — you all know that guy. (And if you don’t, I would very much like to speak with you; your strange case interests me.) Like Santa Claus or Peter Pan or Hamlet, he is among those — spoiler alert! — fictional characters who stand for a whole class of behavior and purpose and who shape the very way we think about thinking. We greet his periodic returns to the screen with excitement, but also with trepidation: As a man out of copyright, he is subject to all sorts of remaking and remodeling and speculation upon his closeted character. (I don’t mean sexually closeted, but there’s speculation on that account too.) He has been used, and he has been abused. Holmes is the Hero as Pathology, and even before Steven Moffat […]