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Writer of Nova Jones (CBBC), Deep Heat (ITV2). Script editor of more famous things. A typo in every tweet, guaranteed. DMs open. #fuckcancer
Oct 8, 2018 47 tweets 18 min read
New series, new Doctor, now #tweetnotes threads!

MUTE FOR SPOILERS as we delve into The Woman Who Fell To Earth. #DoctorWho DW-TWWFTE: With so many new characters to introduce there’s neat trick here: we start with two different Who episodes - the ‘odd artefact’ mystery and the ‘dangerous creature’ seige. #tweetnotes
Sep 20, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
I’m emotional. I did not expect to be emotional. Pondering the new Doctor Who…

- It really does feel ensemble-y. I found that wider focus hard when I first watched the early Hartnells. (And harder when it felt like padding in the 80s.) It can rob time from guest characters, OR it can enable more of them to be heard. No idea.
Mar 26, 2018 38 tweets 14 min read
Time for some #tweetnotes on Marvel’s Black Panther. Mute for SPOILERS.

In short: Clicks into place by being the story of how a whole nation/culture can be a superhero. BP: I want to be up-front about this - it took me two goes to fall in love with this movie.

The first time it was ‘a capable Marvel flick with an especially good cast and design, hampered mostly by lousy greenscreen’.

The second time, I cheered and cried.
Jan 29, 2018 43 tweets 16 min read
Time, at last, for Tweetnotes on Star Wars: #TheLastJedi. SPOILERS

In short: Wonderful, deliberate storytelling done with careful measures of drama, thrills and wit. So why all the fuss?

#tweetnotes SW-TLJ: Oh boy is it exciting watching Johnson unpick the things that happen just cos genre expects it.
Jan 25, 2018 23 tweets 5 min read
So, here’s something I’ve wanted to tweet about for a while.

Even if you ignore all the political and social reasons for diversity in the creative arts, here’s the thing:

Diversity *makes content better*. I inevitably start with comedy. Watch this little scene from Fresh off the Boat: