Posts Tagged ‘Gotham’

With all the current talk and bluster concerning North Korea, nuclear weapons and possible war, the arrival of a massive drill/exercise in the US has excited the interest of a number of conspiracy theorists.

From April 18th right through to May 5th, a ‘major nuclear detonation drill’ has been widely reported, taking place in the New York/New Jersey area and apparently involving a number of federal, state and local organisations. Called ‘Operation Gotham Shield’, the exercise is said to involve 4 nuclear devices and is presented as a preparation/simulation of a nuclear incident. (more…)

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I don’t know if I’m the only one who’s been (pleasantly) surprised by how good the Gotham TV series is proving to be. I’m genuinely hooked; I was hooked in fact really quickly.
And it’s very rare that that happens to me, as far as episodic TV goes. But the pilot was something far better than I expected, managing to engage, intrigue and draw in. And several episodes in, the quality level hasn’t dropped yet.

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With a second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D about to air in the UK and a whole host of comic-book television adaptations reportedly in the making (Daredevil, Constantine, X-Men, and more), the newest interpretation of the Batman mythology on the small screen might be seen as a sort of acid test for comic-adaptations’ infiltration of mainstream TV.
That imminent infiltration of the medium of course follows the genre’s domination of big-budget cinema in the last decade. Whether it’s something in general to be excited about or not is a matter of taste and a matter for debate.

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Riddle me this: what is 75 years of age but never gets old? In 1939, the year the Second World War officially began, artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger created a fictional comic-book character that would evolve and endure for far longer than either of them could’ve possibly imagined.
First appearing in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939, that character would become one of the most iconic fictional characters in popular culture for seven and a half decades (and counting). Not bad going for a caped crime fighter who looked a bit silly in the first instance. These are 12 Things (Among Many) To Be Grateful to the Dark Knight For

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While fans celebrate the 75th anniversary of “the Caped Crusader”, the teaser photo of Ben Affleck as Batman recently unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con reignites the debate as to whether or not Affleck is a suitable Dark Knight. Affleck is set to play Bruce Wayne in next year’s Batman Versus Superman feature-film; probably the DC Universe’s most ambitious film enterprise to date.
The answer is probably no, he isn’t a good fit – at least not on first impressions.

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