Tag Archives: Being Human

Doctor Who: Here’s a thought

Themes in Doctor Who repeat because history repeats, and stories do too, as per The Lie of the Land. I am endlessly interested in how stories are in and of their time but also universal, cosmic, mythical. How any story … Continue reading

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Smokin’ out the facts on getting your story straight

The thing I was bothered most about while re-watching Alien recently was how, in the middle of space, on a ship with finite resources and processed oxygen, people could casually sit around smoking cigarettes. While smoking is legal it’s not sensible and MOST ESPECIALLY IN … Continue reading

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On Being (Even More) Human

I’m troubled by my empathy for John Mitchell. Vampire. Programs like Being Human and Dexter, where the ‘hero’ Dexter Morgan, is also a serial killer, demonstrate the lack of absolutes in life. Or at least present stories in which viewers are manipulated … Continue reading

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On Being (More) Human

Previously, I’ve mentioned how fans always want more, and sometimes should be left wanting more (instead of actually getting more and not being happy with it). It won’t shock you to learn I’m a fan of (the UK series) Being Human. … Continue reading

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Wish me Joss

Melbourne, City of Literature, is heading into official writerly season, with the Melbourne Writers Festival and this year, for those with an interest/obsession in all things science-fictiony and popcultury Aussie Con 4 . Appearing for MWF (but perhaps  he could … Continue reading

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