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Fifty Shades of... Dru?

James Christie | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

E.L. James started out writing vampire fan-fiction on the website FanFiction.net about five years ago, and so did I. She concentrated on Edward and Bella in Twilight while I was drawn into Drusilla's rich, dark world of Buffy.

No Farewell to Leicester Square, but Au Revoir to Earls Court

James Christie | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

My book's in the British Library, but it's only one among millions. My face is on the cover, though half-unseen, so I walk in line with my fellow travellers and together (Supermen, Spidermen and the odd Sontaran), we slowly gain entry to the hall.

Lawrence of Asperabia

James Christie | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

The day I was diagnosed, my psychologist (a highly-experienced man who'd dealt with hundreds of Aspergers) told me unequivocally that he'd once seen Lawrence of Arabia and that T. E. Lawrence (as written by Robert Bolt and played by O'Toole) had displayed unmistakable symptoms of Aspergers.

Getting Hit by a Mack Truck

James Christie | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

We pull over onto the hard shoulder of the Interstate, jog-trot back to the centre of the bridge over the Colorado river and get several photos of the sign denoting California's state line. The place they crossed. The place I crossed.

Not Romeo and Juliet, but Romana

James Christie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

No doubt there's frenzied fan speculation regarding The Day of The Doctor, the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special set to air on 23rd November, and en...

The New Buffy Movie - Really

James Christie | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

Regarding a new Buffy movie, Sarah Michelle Gellar recently told E! News that, "if there was ever the right story, we would do it." While I suspect M...

Stealing the Enterprise...

James Christie | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

It's not a historic moment, but I tell my tale of theft and quest as best I can. We shake on it. Shatner signs my personal copy of Dear Miss Landau, and for the only time ever, the two men who (metaphorically speaking) stole the Enterprise, do actually meet.

Dru, Dru, It's Always Been You, Dru...

James Christie | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

During its seven-year run (1997-2003) Buffy the Vampire Slayer won three Emmys and was listed tenth on Entertainment Weekly's 100 Greatest Shows of All Time, second on Empire's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and third on TV Guide's Top 25 Cult TV Shows of All Time.

Secrets of the Buffyverse - The Eureka Moment

James Christie | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

Clara Oswald's secret is shortly due to be revealed on Doctor Who (unless America blurts it out before Saturday night) and we've just found out the id...

Drunk? Demonic? Deranged? Be a Writer!

James Christie | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home
James Christie

There is a fine line between creativity and obsession, between fantasy and delusion, but I seem to be able to walk the line and turn out the work without any ill effect.