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Matthew Jackson

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Matthew Jackson is a blogger, critic, fiction author and Batman enthusiast from Rosebud, Texas who's been a regular contributor to Blastr since September, 2011. In addition to his work at Blastr, his film criticism appears weekly in The Huntsville Item, a Houston area newspaper, and his book reviews appear monthly in BookPage magazine. His fiction has appeared in Weird Tales magazine, and elsewhere on the web his nonfiction has appeared at Strange Horizons, StackedBooks.org and NerdBastards.com. Follow him on Twitter at @awalrusdarkly.

We all love the heartwarming and uplifting ending of Steven Spielberg's family classic E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial (You totally cried. Admit it.), but there's always a movie executive out there who wants to tell a filmmaker how they can "fix" the movie. Watch what happens when Spielberg meets a trio of studio suits who have a better idea for E. T.'s iconic ending.
It seems like we've been talking about what the BBC will wind up doing for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary next year almost as long as the show's been on the air, but we're finally making some progress. Though we still don't know which Doctors might be on board to join Matt Smith for an anniversary special, the BBC has just confirmed that at least one other big project is on the way.
The Olympics might be the biggest thing on TV right now, but many of our summer shows are still soldiering on, and some are doing quite well even in the face of stiff competition. True Blood continues to dominate, Lost Girl's holding on to its viewers and Falling Skies had another good Sunday. Meanwhile Wilfred, Futurama and Alphas weren't so lucky.

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