Articles published in 2011:Feb 28
A Month in the Country - Falling Man
Robert Weedon | Monday 28th February 2011
As Colin Firth and The King's Speech clean up the film awards, Robert looks back to Firth's much earlier, but similarly afflicted first leading role in the 1987 film A Month in the Country.
Media Terms: Cobweb TV
Robert Weedon | Thursday 3rd March 2011
Sounding a bit like a horror show for children, Robert defines an obscure term used by fans of forgotten archive television programmes, before looking at why those cobwebs are unlikely to be swept away.
Video: Why is Gerry Anderson so great?
Robert Weedon | Wednesday 23rd March 2011
In Image Dissectors' first visual article, Simon examines why Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation productions are perhaps the greatest children's programmes ever made.
The Computing Sapir-Whorf
Simon Pitt | Monday 6th June 2011
Simon considers time wasted through doing things in silly ways, known-unknowns, unknown-unknowns, known-gnomes and gnomic-knowns. Oh, and also there's a bit about farting at the beginning, so if you're in to that sort of thing, you'll enjoy the first paragraph at least.
TV Trends: 2.35:1 matte strikes again
Robert Weedon | Sunday 28th August 2011
BBC Two is about to lose 20% of their drama output! Well, screen output anyway. Robert revisits the TV trend of using fake widescreen bars as they sneak their way onto BBC Two's "original British drama" strand.
Not on Wikipedia? You may not exist...
Robert Weedon | Wednesday 2nd November 2011
In this article, Robert claims that if you don't have a Wikipedia article, you probably aren't very important, wonders why more people don't pay editors to write their biographies and asks where Richard Briers went to school.