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The limits of fiction

Just over a week ago Sidney Perkowitz suggested that film-makers should limit themselves to one big scientific flaw in a film. All sorts of critics have had fun with this. writerJames has posted an interesting response arguing scientific accuracy can enhance a story....

Archaeology as Science Fiction

TARDIS Bokeh. Photo (cc) Capt. Tim. There’s an interesting post on Archaeolog: Archaeology, Science Fiction, and Pop Culture, by Dan Shoup, who’s more normally found at Archaeopop. In it he puts forward two propositions. In the popular imagination,...

-ve on Bonekickers

Bonekickers has limped to the end of its run and after an epic quest which spanned four thousand years and half a dozen major finds, Gillian Magwilde finally acheived her quest in an madcap manner which sealed Bonekickers in the pantheon of British television...

+ve on Bonekickers

To clarify, I am not being at all sarcastic when I say I’m positive about Bonekickers. The first episode wasn’t brilliant, but first episodes of any series tend to be poor because not only are they introducing a story, they’re introducing characters....

Archaeology (is/ought to be) Pop Culture?

It’s ok she’s a commie, not a member of the public. Photo © Warner Bros I’d guess. There’s an odd debate piece in Antiquity this month between Kristian Kristiansen and Cornelius Holtorf. On the surface it’s about the archaeology as...