Beth Elderkin is a freelance multimedia journalist and "Shark Jumping" TV review series producer on Channel Awesome. Previously, she was a writer/producer for TouchVision. She developed, hosted and produced a weekly nerd culture show, "Geek Bait," as well as reported on social justice issues.
Netflix’s Altered Carbon looks a hell of a lot like Blade Runner. That isn’t a surprise—after all, Blade Runner is the father of modern cyberpunk. But Altered Carbon is something all its own. Because in the new scifi series, the biggest threat to humanity isn’t artificial intelligence—it’s immortality. I had the chance to visit the set of Netflix and Skydance’s show Altered Carbon earlier this year—an impressive experience, but not just for the eye candy.
As with every Doctor, it's all about the look. Whether it's a pinstripe suit, a hole-filled jumper or the fez-that-shall-not-be-named, there's something about how the Doctor dresses that inspires love (and cosplay inspiration) among millions of fans. When Jodie Whittaker makes her Doctor Who debut she'll be rocking a new look she helped create. In an interview with Doctor Who magazine, Whittaker talked about how the BBC team created the 13th Doctor's look, which you can view in full here.
Given that we're in the Age of Superhero Films, many of 2017's biggest movies were based on comic books. However, there were just as many original sci-fi and fantasy movies that made waves last year, so it seems natural that they too would get turned into comics. Comics artist Ben Matsuya (Jupiter Jet) created five-panel comic strips based on a few of 2017's genre hits.
One of my favorite takeaways from Altered Carbon: the production designer mentioned how, in his canon, Bancroft's koi fish have the minds of enslaved humans. They filmed a scene for it but it didn't make it through. https://t.co/q2uayVnQS6
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".