Uther Dean

Uther Dean is a writer, theatre maker, and comedian in that order. He tweets at @utherlives

Television
Oct 8, 2018

Jodie Whittaker, Doctor Who: 'You'd have to be pretty numb not to be moved by it'

Doctor Who is back, baby, with Jodie Whittaker in the title role as the highly anticipated first ever female Doctor. She talks to Uther Dean.

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Television
Sep 13, 2018

A bump in the night: Stephen King hits TV with Castle Rock

The Stephen King super-series hits Lightbox in its entirety tonight, and thankfully, it's come with A Plan and An Answer to all its mysteries.

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Gaming
Aug 21, 2018

14 years on, World of Warcraft keeps these Kiwis hooked

The seventh expansion of World of Warcraft, Battle for Azeroth hit the metaphoric shelves last week. Uther Dean talks to some of the decade-old game's most diehard Kiwi fans.

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Lightbox
Aug 14, 2018

Better Call Saul meets Breaking Bad: A crossover wishlist

Better Call Saul is dropping weekly on Lightbox right now – and it's slowly catching up with the start of Breaking Bad. While we wait, here are four fanservicey ways the new show could tip its hat to the old one.

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Gaming
Jun 29, 2018

Banjo-Kazooie is 20 years old and time marches on

Rare's popular-ish platformer Banjo-Kazooie turns twenty this year. Uther Dean reflects on what the series meant for him back then – and what it means now.

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Gaming
Feb 21, 2018

Another battle royale game – but this time with feeling

The Darwin Project, the first game from Montreal studio Scavengers, brings a player-generated narrative experience to the saturated battle royale genre, and it has an open beta out this weekend. Uther Dean talks to the people behind it.

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Gaming
Jan 29, 2018

When kids play the darnedest (and secretly educational) things

Uther Dean reminisces about how kids' games were used to trick him into enjoying his education – and how those games still hold up today.

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Gaming
Jan 10, 2018

The video games for people who don’t like video games

Video games get a bad rep, mostly from people who don't even play them. Uther Dean suggests some games to bridge the gap between video games and the people who just CANNOT with them.

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Gaming
Jan 5, 2018

Summer reissue: Why is Alice not in the Resident Evil video games?

It's a mystery that deserves an answer. Alice, the protagonist of all six Resident Evil films, has not once made an appearance in the video games. This could not be by accident. To get to the bottom of this enduring riddle, Uther Dean interviewed some of the key players in both the films and the video games.

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Gaming
Jun 6, 2017

Pokémon: Magikarp Jump – discover beauty and wisdom with the dumbest Pokémon

Uther Dean takes a moment and learns a valuable lesson from the stupidest Pokémon

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Comedy
May 18, 2017

Raw Comedy finalist Uther Dean on why it’s a raw deal for comedy rookies

Uther Dean is a finalist in tonight's Raw Comedy Quest Grand Final at Q Theatre – and he's terrified. He explains why that is, and why there's a big problem with stand-up comedy that nobody talks about.

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Gaming
Mar 2, 2017

Why is Alice not in the video games? Resident Evil’s greatest mystery SOLVED

Why has Alice, the protagonist of the Resident Evil movies, never appeared in any of the video games on which the film series is based? We talk to all the main players and get some answers.

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