Right, and just to drive my point home, Chibnall *isn’t* Davies, nor is he Moffat, nor anyone other than himself. I just don’t think there’s much to be gained from comparing how different showrunners have approached things, as there isn’t one right way to run things. The fact Moffat managed a near-perfect season out… Read more
I think I learned the word from a book on Monty Python, so there’s an excellent chance I don’t.
“The Unquiet Dead” is the other historical episode that comes close to capturing an actually historical vibe, a lot of which is on the strength of Simon Callow’s Charles Dickens. That and “Vincent and the Doctor” are really strong character pieces, as are all this season’s historicals, but yeah they’re missing that… Read more
Yep, right you are. I’ll go fix, thanks!
This is a pretty lovely and comprehensive tribute to all that has made io9 great, and I’m honestly fine being left off of it because (a) damn, 2012 was a long-ass time ago and (b) I’d be the first to say I don’t belong on any list of the site’s greatest writers, with my work mostly coming in at “eh, maybe a shade… Read more
Not sure about anything else, but I demand Rasheed Wallace for the Bill Murray role.
My sincere apologies for my slapdash photo-crediting; I should have been more careful when I originally wrote this three years ago. Indeed, because it's been so long since I wrote the post, and because the io9 publishing software has since changed, I can't actually update this post without removing the image. All in… Read more
Unless you generate a new, distinct IP address every time you hit refresh, I don't believe any additional votes are being counted.
Right, that wasn't intended as a call to action; it's just a general point. And no, I don't believe you're able to refresh and revote. Yes, the poll will reset to the original screen after you refresh the page, but any attempt to revote should be greeted with a message that says "Thank you, we have already counted… Read more
It's hard to say, honestly; with the exception of one First Round post, I think, we've been right around 10,000 voters for every poll, which is great turnout. I don't think you can get that many voters just from people who remember the poll from last year, especially since we're retaining readers day to day. I have no… Read more
The thought had occurred to me.