A little while ago I wrote about Fictional Twins (see here) and that got me thinking about all those other instances that were kind of like twins, but not really. And that’s led to this post, which is about all the different reasons that I can think of that characters in fiction run into apparent duplicates of themselves, and some of my favorite examples of each!
So the list here isn’t a countdown exactly–it’s in more of an intuitive order or each category, rather than a “worst to best” order of the specific examples. Each entry on the list is a reason why characters have exact doubles out there for them to run into (and there are a lot of reasons, it turns out), accompanied by a notable example for that reason.
To be clear, we’re not just talking about stories where doubles of characters exist, but specifically where characters come face to face with (it would seem)…themselves.
Continue reading Fictional Characters Who Came Face to Face with their Double [Random Pop Culture Top…something] – Part Two
Welcome to a Random Pop Culture Top 10! Though in this case, it’s a Top 12. But to be honest, it’s not really a Top anything. More of a Random Twelve–twelve examples that came to mind, listed in my ascending order of preference. Indeed, one of them especially is pretty bad–a strong contender for a “Bottom 12” list.
In any case, the topic today is Twins in Fiction.
Continue reading Fictional Twins [Random Pop Culture Top…Twelve]
Concluding here our rundown of my 60 Favorite Fictional Artificial Intelligences.
This means things like robots, holograms, sentient computers, and so on from movies, TV shows, comics or books.
You can have a look here for Part One, which includes some of the rationale for this list, as well as some of the explanations and qualifications, and here for Part Two and here for Part Three and here for Part Four.
Continue reading Top 60 Favorite Fictional A.I.’s – Part Five [12-1]
I’ve been on a thing lately of looking up where actors from Doctor Who have shown up in other science fiction franchises that I enjoy. This started out by noticing how often we’d see crossover appearances with shows like Blake’s 7 or The Avengers, but I’ve started looking further afield. Of course, if we’re looking for other popular franchises, than we can scarcely look further than Star Wars.
(Daily Doctor Who #222)
Continue reading Doctor Who / Star Wars Actor Connections
Doctor Who has been on (and off) the air since 1963, with a myriad of adventures showing the Doctor and his companions traveling to endless corners of the universe.
(Daily Doctor Who #101)
Continue reading Doctor Who & Star Wars–Non-Existent Crossovers (Fifth Doctor)
Well, several weeks have been and gone, and even though I don’t feel I have a lot to say here, I haven’t had time to say it because I’ve just been so insanely busy!
Continue reading Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done #15 (not much really) (ok, maybe a bit) – November 9, 2020
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is upon us, and with it, the end of theatrical Star Wars movies as we know them.
Continue reading Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
Over a few posts, I’m choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.
Continue reading 100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 5
So as explained previously, we are again playing a seeded tournament-style elimination game amongst each of the US domestic box office champion movies from the last 32 years, but this time with all-female judges. Seeding was done via Rotten Tomatoes scores, with ties broken with Metacritic scores. Three of our five judges will vote on each match-up of two films, with the winner advancing to the next round and the loser skulking off into obscurity, until we have our overall Champion!
Continue reading (Alternate) Box Office Blockbuster Tourney: Even-Numbered Years Conference, Round One
Experiencing some déjà vu? It’s because if you follow this blog regularly, this post will look very familiar.
It’s because as I explained at the championship to our recent Box Office Blockbuster Tourney, it was drawn to my attention that all my judges in that competition were men, and someone said they’d be interested in seeing how things would have turned out if the voters were women instead. So now I’m running this Alternate Box Office Blockbuster Tourney.
Continue reading (Alternate) Box Office Blockbuster Tourney – Odd Numbered Conference Round One