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    MOVIES! TRAILERS!

    >My new video "A HARD DAY'S KNIGHT," in which I don chain mail to find glory, donuts and spare change for my quest. BIGGER SCREEN ON YOU TUBE

    CLASSIC BOOK trailer! [bigger screen on YouTube]

    more videos here

    Entries in TV (5)

    Sunday
    Aug142016

    The '80s, 'D&D' And Pre-Tech Nostalgia Return In 'Stranger Things'


    Why is "Stranger Things," the original Netflix sci-fi series full of 1980s nostalgia, synthesized music, kids on bikes and "Dungeons & Dragons," so popular? How do the references to other 1980s films influence the reception of the TV series? I appeared on WBUR's Radio Boston to discuss. Listen to the archived show here.

     

    Friday
    Aug052016

    The seductive nostalgia of “Stranger Things”

    Over at Salon, I wrote a piece called "Just like ’80s nerd heaven: The seductive nostalgia of “Stranger Things” — and my unexpected ambivalence" that explore how Netflix's supernatural show raids my childhood pop-culture loves, from D&D to E.T. — and I admit, I felt conflicted.

     

    Sunday
    Jul242016

    William Shatner on “fandom frenzy” and 50 years of “Star Trek


    In this story and Q&A for Salon, I speak to William Shatner about being "Forever Captain Kirk"; he opens up about “fandom frenzy” and 50 years of “Star Trek."

    Tuesday
    Jan212014

    Book Picks on WGBH

    Um, how terrifying is TV? Not so bad, once you're on camera. And the time just flies.

    I'm late to posting this, but I appeared before Xmas on WGBH's Greater Boston back in December.

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    Monday
    Jan062014

    Appearance on the Discovery Channel program

    I was lucky to be interviewed for a Discovery Channel program called "Forbidden" that has begun to air around the world.

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