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More than just a Bond Girl – Remembering Karin Dor

German actress Karin Dor died Monday aged 79. Most international obituaries, such as they are, mainly focus on her turn as a Bond villainess in the 1967 James Bond movie You Only Live Twice and on her appearance in Alfred … Continue reading

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Gotham, Agent Carter and expanding universes

We’re currently experiencing something of a golden age of comic book adaptations both on the big and the small screen. As a longtime comic book reader, I’m thrilled about this, though I realise not everybody is. For example, I just … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy, the Marvel Movies and Found Families

Now that Guardians of the Galaxy is out on DVD, I rewatched it with my Mom. She liked superhero movies, particularly those of the Marvel variety, but really doesn’t like movie theatres, so I keep her supplied with slightly out … Continue reading

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Yet more thoughts on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. now that it finally got good

Like many people, I had some initial problems with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. such as the fact that the main characters were mostly bland, the vast majority of antagonists in the early episodes were people of colour, which was made all … Continue reading

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The true motives behind the “War on Comics”

Buzzfeed of all places has a really great article by Saladin Ahmed about the surprising diversity sometimes found in American comics during the Golden Age of the 1940s and early 1950s. The basis for the article is treasure trove of … Continue reading

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Sick

I should probably apologise for the lack of blogging, but I’ve been sick with some kind of stomach bug these past few days. I probably caught it either via dodgy oysters or dodgy tomato truffle pesto, since those were the … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I’m clearly not the only one who has issues with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Dara of Crime and the Forces of Evil also has issues with the politics of S.H.I.E.L.D. and particularly the fact that the show expects us to sympathize … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Nice to see that Ruth Negga who played Curtis’ doomed girlfriend Nicki in Misfits is not just still dealing with superpowers but has even been promoted to super-villainess in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Actually, I’m wondering if she is supposed to … Continue reading

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