Archive for December 16th, 2011
Steven Moffat on Yates Doctor Who film: “heathen” and “heresy”
by Doc on Dec.16, 2011, under Movies, Television
Steven Moffat is still rather ticked about David Yates talking about a Doctor Who film that apparently ignores him and the current TV production. On the Richard Bacon Show on BBC Radio 5, when asked about the film, he said: “David was talking a little out of turn, there; a very, very brilliant director but no the film as described by him, of course we’re not going to do that. A film that contradicts the television series, it would be a heathen thing to do. I would be beheaded to do such a thing! It would be wonderful to do a Doctor Who film, but when and if we did – and hopefully we will be doing it – it will be very much an offshoot of the television series and we’ll be part of it, and it will star the television Doctor, of course – anything else would be heresy!”
Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America, 1913-2011
by Doc on Dec.16, 2011, under Comics, Obituaries
Joseph Henry “Joe” Simon, who created or co-created many comic book characters during the “Golden Age” of comics, and notably Captain America, and member of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 98. Often partnered with Jack Kirby, Simon worked at the forerunners of current comic powerhouses DC and Marvel.