Monthly Archives: June 2014

Doctor Who: 8 things we’d like to see in the new series


Doctor Who season 8 - Peter capaldi Doctor Who season 8 is nearly here (Picture: BBC)

With only a couple of months to go until the new series of Doctor Who, everyone’s busy speculating about what delights – or horrors – might lurk within Peter Capaldi’s first few episodes in the TARDIS. Here’s one bucket list out of several million.

1. A capable, strong male companion

Doctor Who these days is all about strong, empowered women. Gone are the days of the timid Victoria or the screeching Mel – since the revival the Doctor’s female sidekicks are far more likely to get him out of trouble than they are to land him in it.

The same couldn’t be said for the male companions, who are usually either ineffectual comic relief (Mickey Smith) or gimmicky doe-eyed plot devices (Rory Williams, who, when he wasn’t dying, gave Amy an excuse to leave the Doctor).

Oh how nice it would be to have…

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‘Batman: Zero Year’: Scott Snyder on Riddler, teen Bruce, Batcycle

Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles Times

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“Batman: Zero Year” is writer Scott Snyder’s and artist Greg Capullo’s ambitious 12-part comics event exploring Bruce Wayne’s beginnings as the Caped Crusader in DC Comics’ New 52. Snyder is joining Hero Complex each month for an exclusive preview of the next issue and conversation about the story so far. Part 11 of the saga arrives Wednesday with “Batman” No. 32.

If Bruce Wayne were normal, what hope would Gotham have?

In last month’s “Batman” No. 31, writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo wove together two tales of the hero at different points in his young life — as a high school student and in his early days as Batman — in which he was tested by an authority figure and responded in a way no one normal would.

Where the teenage Bruce is working through his childhood trauma as amplified by adolescence and ultimately answers technically…

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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Moved To A New City

Thought Catalog

In a new city, there are few things easier to make than connections. It’s so easy to go up to someone — at a bar, in the office, even in line at the grocery store — and strike up a quick conversation. When drunk, you might even tell each other how awesome the other is, and promise that you’re going to call, and be friends forever. Colleagues melt into happy hour buddies, gym acquaintances are good for a smoothie run, and old classmates who now live in the city are always good to grab brunch with and spend a few hours catching up. Forming a social network of dozens of people comes easier than you’d think it would, and probably easier than you’d want it to.

Because if there’s one thing that’s very, very hard, it’s turning any of those relationships into something real. It’s easy to promise that you’re…

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