Geekery: Gretel Goes Geek

Fairy tales don’t really have fandoms (do they?), but the shows and stories they spawn do. Recently Grimm is the most obvious example, followed by Once Upon a Time and Beauty and the Beast, but how many times have TV shows such as Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer dipped into fairy tales for episode…

Geekology: Liking the new Doc

I already approved of Peter Capaldi from The Hour and Torchwood: Miracle Day, not to mention the Pompeii episode of Doctor Who back in 2008, so I knew I’d like him as the Twelfth Doctor. Plus I was ready for a return to an older Doctor after Matt Smith’s run. Still, I wasn’t that happy with…

Joss is my master

Geekology: A Whedonite First

My love of Buffy preceded my love of Doctor Who. Hard to believe, but true. So my acceptance of Joss Whedon as my Master came long before I’d encountered the Master in any of his regenerations. 1992, in fact, when a crazy movie about a cheerleader vampire killer released. Why was I interested in this…

Unearthly Child

Geekology: Bigger on the Inside

You never forget your first Doctor… Mine was David Tennant, Ten, but then I didn’t grow up on Doctor Who. I discovered an intriguing, historically-set show (before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth) where watching a new TV set could cause your face to disappear. It was a Doctor Who marathon on SyFy, and was different…

mashup

Introducing Geekology

by Shara Lanel Super-Who-Lock, Whovian, Trekkie—know what I’m talking about? Are you in love with the Winchesters, or are you more a Game of Thrones or LOTR fan? I’m a Whovian, and I believe that Whedon is my Master now. I’m in a love/hate relationship with Moffat and a newlywed to Hunger Games. What fandoms do…