Every week (or fortnight), Weekly Wonder Woman keeps you up to date on everything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine
It’s been another slow news week in the realm of things wondrous, so let’s head straight into the comics. Except… it’s been a bit slow there, too.
She gets a mention in Man of Steel #1, where it’s revealed she might not be as tall as you think she is.
Meanwhile, just in case you were wondering what’s happened to Diana in Doomsday Clock, it seems she’s disappeared, as she’s not listed in the guide to superheroes around the world at the back of issue #5. However, Wonder-Woman, her Chinese counterpart, does get a mention.
Hmm. Is this an elseworld? It’s all starting to feel like Geoff Johns is trying to do an Alan Moore – use Watchmen to comment on superheroes without using the real versions. A DC Universe without Diana? I don’t think so.
Lastly, Justice League: No Justice is winding up at last with issue #4, in typical nonsensical fashion, with Diana having to fashion a Wonderseed or something.
However, from tiny acorns, etc, etc, as Diana’s off to head up Justice League: Dark, as she feels like she might have some magical qualities hitherto unexplored.
Gosh. Some new developments and possibly new powers for Diana. That would be nice…
It’s “What have you been watching?”, your chance to recommend anything you’ve been watching this week
As suspected, the weather gods have been having some yucks this week, haven’t they? On top of that, the bank holiday and my slightly unpredictable workload means that I didn’t quite get round to reviewing everything I’d intended to. Sigh.
But I have at least now watched all of Safe, so I’ll be reviewing that soon, maybe even tomorrow, and I should have time to play proper catch-up with a few other series this weekend, too, including Foxtel (Australia)’s Picnic at Hanging Rock and ABC (Australia)’s Mystery Road, which starts on Sunday. Tabula Rasa might even get that promised viewing and since I’ve seen a couple of movies at the cinema, as well, Movie Monday might be making at appearance, too. Plus I might even finish watching the first season of Cobra Kai.
Let’s not over-promise, though, even if the regular viewing list is about to plummet to virtually nothing, thanks to the end of the spring season in the US. Indeed, after the jump, as well as the latest episodes of The Americans, Bron/Broen (The Bridge), Legion and Westworld, I’ll be talking about the season finales of The Good Fight, Killing Eve and Krypton. 0See you in a mo as we watch that viewing list get cut in half…
Every couple of weeks so often, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK
It’s been a while since the previous BAFTA post on TMINE, principally because BAFTA hasn’t been doing anything TV-related. However, there’s four – count ’em – new events lined up air between now and the first week of July, so let’s look at them.
TV Preview: Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
Thursday, 7 June 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly
A preview of the new BBC Two series followed by a Q&A Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, in conversation with Charlie Higson.
Lifelong friends Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer have more in common than just their love of comedy – they have both recently suffered from heart disease and directly faced their own mortality.
We observe them as they re-connect with each other and share their personal and often hilarious experiences of life while testing the parameters of true friendship… on a soggy riverbank.
Experienced angler Paul takes Bob to some of the most tranquil and naturally beautiful places in the UK to try to teach him the peaceful art of fishing, while Bob reveals his new found culinary skills by cooking health conscious meals for Paul.
In this funny and poignant six part series they candidly discuss everything from showbusiness to solitude to relationships and romance, while trying to catch some of the most significant species of fish in the country.
This is as much an insight into the hearts and minds of two of the UK’s best loved comics as it is about capturing the extreme exhilaration and occasional monotony of one of the most popular past times in the UK.
Thursday, 14 June 2018 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London
A preview of a new episode of the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16 year judicial battle that followed. Followed by a Q+A with creator and director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade.
On December 9, 2001, in Durham, North Carolina, a 911 call summoned police to Kathleen Peterson’s house, where they discovered her lifeless body at the foot of a staircase. Her husband, Michael, a local public figure and successful novelist, quickly becomes the prime suspect. In October 2003, as his distraught children look on, Michael Peterson is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife. Twelve years after his five-month trial ends with a life sentence, four years after a startling twist wins him release under house arrest, Michael Peterson now faces his final trial.
Netflix will air three brand new episodes alongside the original 2004 series. We will be screening a recap episode (run time 25 minutes) followed by episode 12 (run time 45 minutes).
Full festival passes are available at a discounted rate for BAFTA Cymru members. Please contact [email protected] with your BAFTA membership number.
BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcase: TV Comedy
Monday, 2 July 2018 – 7:00pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly
A showcase of three TV comedy script extracts by emerging UK writing talent, selected by an industry jury.
Featuring industry guests producer Lindsay Hughes (Hunderby, Gavin and Stacey) and writer Robert Popper (Friday Night Dinner, Look Around You) who will critique three winning scripts performed by professional actors in front of a live audience as well as sharing insights into their own working processes.
The format selects three 10-minute script extracts from applications sent in by emerging writing talent from all over the country and the pieces have been chosen by industry experts.