Good-Bye to a TV Great

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What with all the excitement about the end of a the old year and beginning of the new one, with its tumult and hope and celebration, we forgot to post this announcement last week, when it happened.

It’s TVWriter™’s sad duty to report the death of one of the greatest creators of genre material in TV, the UK’s Gerry Anderson, at the age of 83. Anderson’s creation include THUNDERBIRDS, SPACE: 1999, SUPERCAR, CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS, UFO, FIREBALL XL5, STINGRAY, and even more science fiction series (all, sadly, before our time, but we’ve certainly loved the compilations). read article

Peer Production: BLINK TO THE FUTURE

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DOCTOR WHO! BACK TO THE FUTURE! Together again for the first time.

Just ask the Doctor: Mash-ups are cool. A tip of the TVWriter™ hat to creator/animator James Farr for setting the web animation bar for 2013: read article

The Most Overused Words of 2012

What’s that? 2012 is over, you say? Move on, you demand?

Okay, okay, we will. But first these important, um, words:

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In Their Own Writ Dept – 1/2/13

Drama, instead of telling us the whole of a man’s life, must place him in such a situation, tie such a knot, that when it is untied, the whole man is visible.

Leo Tolstoy

Have You Been Reading “Written By” Mag?

You should. It’s put out by the Writers Guild of America, West, and is chock full of insight into film and TV writing. And, of course, witty as all hell.

Its web version is also, technically as well as informationally, the best online mag ever. So we oh-so respectfully suggest you CLICK HERE.