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Netflix evolution — the mid-year figures in perspective

Netflix earnings figures have disappointed many observers, and the streamer is called-our for ‘losing momentum’. Even with the impact of the pandemic, it’s clear things have changed, but we see that as continued Netflix evolution at work We been mulling over the Netflix quarterly earnings (which you can find on their corporate site) and debated … >

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How real are gambling movies?

The age-old debate: are movies generally fictional, or is there some truth to them? While most people who ask this question focus on movies based on books or movies based on historical events, there is a need to look at whether movies based on gambling are accurate. I say this because most people’s first encounter … >

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Russell T. Davies

Revisiting Russell T. Davies’ tenure as Doctor Who showrunner

When Doctor Who returned in 2005, the roles of Script Editor and Producer had changed. The Script Editor was no longer a creative role, and was now about storytelling logic, continuity and liaising between writers and the production team. The Show Runner (who was also an Executive Producer) was the main creative force, commissioning stories, … >

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Doctor Who, Twitch, and why are we surprised younger viewers love classic Who?

There is a theory in the Philosophy of Science called the ‘Pessimistic Meta-Induction Argument’. Simplified, it states ‘Well, we’ve been wrong before, so we’ll probably be wrong again’. In related news, you cannot accurately predict how people will react when viewing pre-1989 Doctor Who stories for the first time. One person’s treasure is another person’s … >

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